$500 for using indecent language to police officer

courtPaul Nadjee Akeem Taylor has one month to pay the District “A” Magistrates Court a $500 fine.

Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant imposed the sentence on the 25-year-old conductor after he admitted to using abusive language towards Station Sergeant Lemuel Hackett in the execution of his duties.

The incident occurred on August 10.

According to the facts read by Prosecutor Sergeant Neville Reid, Taylor, who is listed on the charge sheet as having no fixed place of abode, said: “The police is bare s**t,”  while the officer was conducting investigations.

He was warned that the words were deemed an offense to which he responded, “wanna petty”.

Failure to pay the fine could land Taylor behind bars for two months.

He was also placed on a bond for six months. If he breaches the bond he will have to pay $750 forthwith or spend two months in prison.

Taylor returns to court on September 16, when he is expected to present his receipt.

10 Responses to $500 for using indecent language to police officer

  1. Dexter Israel
    Dexter Israel August 12, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    that couldnt win wid me….he didnt curse the police…well if ya dont know the law these magistrates does walk on ya like white slaves owners…

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    • Hunte Omar
      Hunte Omar August 12, 2016 at 4:58 pm

      Did the accused admitted to the offence of using abusive language? The problem in this Country, is the level of disrespect for authority. The majority of people just don’t know how to control themselves .

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    • Hunte Omar
      Hunte Omar August 12, 2016 at 7:16 pm

      Patrick Weekes You are so correct

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    • Dexter Israel
      Dexter Israel August 12, 2016 at 7:56 pm

      disrespect for authority my foot….the authority must first give the people something to respect first, then to gain respect in return….wake up

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  2. Hal Austin August 12, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    Cuffy-Sargeant again. $500 for using offensive language towards a police man. For the record, the Crown Court in London has thrown out a similar charge sometime ago, effectively killing it off.
    It is similar to breach of the peace of, an offence against good order and discipline.
    In other words, when an officer has lost control, it is an easy legal reason for arresting someone and removing them from the scene.
    I have long called for a Caricom Judicial College to train magistrates and judges.
    We cannot allow ambitious magistrates to undermine public respect for the law.

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  3. harry turnover August 12, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    That is not cussing…that is obstruction .

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  4. Hunte Omar
    Hunte Omar August 12, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    The issue is if you can’t represent yourself in Court you get over run. However, he admitted to the offence.

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    • Dexter Israel
      Dexter Israel August 12, 2016 at 7:59 pm

      Clyde Clarke dem anit got enough common since to admit it was unfair how the police n juge did..them always got a house slave to run n tell the white man that the rest of slaves planning to breakout….

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  5. H.McGregor August 13, 2016 at 2:36 am

    Paul Nadjee Akeem Taylor has one month to pay the District “A” Magistrates Court a $500 fine.
    Failure to pay the fine could land Taylor behind bars for two months.
    He was also placed on a bond for six months. If he breaches the bond he will have to pay $750 forthwith or spend two months in prison.

    Two penalties for one offense

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  6. Ossie Moore August 15, 2016 at 9:42 am

    Dem does still wear imaginary wigs and bibs!!

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