Indecent and insulting language

A St Phillip man appeared in court today charged with using indecent and insulting language.

Darius Kenrick Bowen, 25, of #47 A, Sanddunes Drive, Sandy Hill, was remanded to prison to reappear in court on May 22.

The offences were committed yesterday along Grove Road, St Philip, during a stop and search by members of the Tactical Response Unit of the Royal Barbados Police Force.

74 Responses to Indecent and insulting language

  1. Pearl Carrington
    Pearl Carrington May 18, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    Why not fine and release the nasty mouth person. A waste of taxpayer’s dollars. How much does it cost taxpayers per day to keep a man in prison????..Bare foolishness….

    • Nickiesha Sampson
      Nickiesha Sampson May 18, 2017 at 8:51 pm

      Cause they spiteful

    • Michelle Griffith
      Michelle Griffith May 18, 2017 at 9:52 pm

      Pearl he is being made an example of,which is rightfully so.

      • Edwards May 18, 2017 at 11:23 pm

        You good ignorant.. daz why this country so

    • Larry Moore
      Larry Moore May 18, 2017 at 9:59 pm

      Example of what? what about when the police takes away your right to question the way they sometime execute they duties am I not innocent until proven guilty and from when does video evidence is admissible in the courts of Barbados I heard the police also took video of the incident why would he want to take a video and if the other guy in the car wasn’t arrested it even more seems as if the law wasn’t fairly executed remember the other guy said you know who my father is Hmmm think plp

    • Pearl Carrington
      Pearl Carrington May 18, 2017 at 10:17 pm

      Michelle Griffith An example???? Why 85% of men , women and children will cuss you in a heartbeat and much quicker than they can rattle off the names of Barbados National Heroes…. An apology and a $300.00 fine would have been sufficient punishment….Read the Auditor General Report . There are bigger fish to catch to fry…..

  2. Phoenix Sevyn
    Phoenix Sevyn May 18, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    Tax payers dollars < Police pride.

    Bullies in uniform!

  3. Karen May 18, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    I am a bit confused with how our law work. This guy has been remanded until May 22nd for using indecent and insulting language (no violence involved). However, two brothers who tied up and beat a man plus another one who was on the Police wanted list have all been given bail.
    Would some one please explain.

    • jennifer May 18, 2017 at 8:22 pm

      Every thing bout here sick and twisted. Hypocrites and wilful blindness rules.

  4. Diane Cummins
    Diane Cummins May 18, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    So since when is it a crime to use so-called indecent and insulting language? Is it because it was in front of a police officer? If it is a crime, so many of us would be charged! And to be remanded in prison for that? It seems pretty ridiculous to me!

    • Phoenix Sevyn
      Phoenix Sevyn May 18, 2017 at 8:18 pm

      It has always been a crime

      • Edwards May 18, 2017 at 11:27 pm

        Sure bout that?

    • Diane Cummins
      Diane Cummins May 18, 2017 at 8:19 pm

      If used anywhere?

    • Phoenix Sevyn
      Phoenix Sevyn May 18, 2017 at 8:21 pm

      If used in the presence of an officer, obviously.

    • Krystal Reece
      Krystal Reece May 18, 2017 at 8:22 pm

      So does that mean that I can sue a police officer for using abusive language then???? Or have them lock up ???? Cause it seems like a double standard to me

    • Phoenix Sevyn
      Phoenix Sevyn May 18, 2017 at 8:23 pm

      It is…….but cuddear…….leave tht ‘protect and serve’ bullies alone, they are always right!

    • Diane Cummins
      Diane Cummins May 18, 2017 at 8:24 pm

      I know it is a crime if one uses indecent language at an officer or to put it clearly curses an officer. But I didn’t know if I “randomly” use an indecent word in front of an officer that it was a crime.

    • Phoenix Sevyn
      Phoenix Sevyn May 18, 2017 at 8:30 pm

      Yes it is. Hence ‘indecent language’. Cussing and an officer hearing you is an offense punishable by law

    • Diane Cummins
      Diane Cummins May 18, 2017 at 8:31 pm

      OK – so once an officer is there, even if s/he is not the target of your cussing, you can be charged! I stand corrected – I thought you had to be cussing the officer. But in any case, to be remanded in prison seems somewhat harsh though.

    • Krystal Reece
      Krystal Reece May 18, 2017 at 8:43 pm

      Anytime I hear a police officer cursing someone I’m looking for his badge # and reporting him #straightface I believe in justice and this right here isn’t it

    • Eugene Lavine
      Eugene Lavine May 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

      But what about when it is the police using the indecent language

    • Everick Holder
      Everick Holder May 18, 2017 at 10:23 pm

      Read the laws of Barbados.
      It is against the law, had been so for donkey years.
      You may think what you like, but you must obey the law.

  5. Patty May 18, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    The truth is, nobody now wants to listen to authority. If you have nothing to hide, cooperate and move along smartly

  6. Sade Simpson
    Sade Simpson May 18, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    Cannot win with the police you either got to have lots of dollars and family in high places even if he wasn’t wrong the police gine find something to charge you with comply and just hold your tongue works out a whole lot better none of us can’t help him now

  7. Krystal Reece
    Krystal Reece May 18, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    I honestly don’t have respect for police officers anymore and I am saying all because now the people in charge , just gone and charge this man for indecent language and saying it’s a crime but police officers curses people also

  8. Deidra Austin
    Deidra Austin May 18, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    Sam Austin

  9. Skilnic Skyy
    Skilnic Skyy May 18, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    Ya gotta work with the system…he didnt have any or the right lawyer

  10. lime juice May 18, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    All that happen yesterday could have been avoided if thee two full mouth force up lill boys had cooperate with the police.

  11. lime juice May 18, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    you know who my father is? lill stupid ass boy wanted to be see and heard and getting on like an idiot, all two should be on remand

  12. lime juice May 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    wanted to be seen

  13. Anne Ince
    Anne Ince May 18, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    Such a waste of time

  14. Elvis Williams
    Elvis Williams May 18, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    That happens when ya mecking yaself a clown

  15. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn May 18, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    A lawyer pull down his pants and show the judge his ass and nothing happened to him.He should get bail.They have two laws one for the rich and one for the poor.

    • Jennifer May 19, 2017 at 1:12 am

      @Angus B – well said. Some will get touch others can’t be.

  16. Alex Alleyne May 18, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    Should be $4000.00 right there and then or 6 months in DODDS.
    End of story , matters fixed.
    Sending people off to DODDS in BIM is like saying “let’s go to the shop and hold some drinks” at tax payers expense.

    • hcalndre May 19, 2017 at 1:46 pm

      @Alex Alleyne: Can you imagine with all the &&&& going on in Barbados, a judge sending a person to jail for a misdemeanor, such as using indecent and insulting language, the guy probably told the officers how he felt about him. Most of the laws that Barbados still has on the books, England has abolished. They say you can`t call an officer a fool, if that`s what one believes, so what.

  17. Adrian M Chase
    Adrian M Chase May 18, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    I wonder if the officers in the other video on social media will get charged and remanded too.

    • Tru Tru
      Tru Tru May 18, 2017 at 10:02 pm

      I was wondering the same thing.

  18. Eugene Lavine
    Eugene Lavine May 18, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    I understand and agree that he was wrong for using that language, but i cannot agree that he should be in prison. Are you not to stand up for what you think is right where police are concerned. I dont believe anyone here can in complete confidence say that if they believed that they were being unfairly targeted by a police and it was clear that the officers intent was to arrest you that you would be comfortable with those officers pushing their hands in you pocket when you are unsure that their hands were empty in the first place. Those officer are from the same same broken homes as anyone else and merely because a person is an officer it is not immediately guaranteed that their integrity is without question. not when they are increasing numbers of men going into their stations and either coming out with bruises that they never had or not coming out at all. not when in their stations both drugs and money go missing and the cases go silent. not when detainees turn up in the QEH and the reports of how they acquired the injuries are not given by the patient. I find Bajan blindly follow, point fingers, accuse and past one sided judgements on situations until something happens to them personally or their family or friend to then cry abuse or play victim.

    • Adrian M Chase
      Adrian M Chase May 18, 2017 at 9:40 pm

      Because Bajans are hypocritical sheep.

    • Larry Moore
      Larry Moore May 18, 2017 at 9:52 pm

      So true

    • Jennifer May 19, 2017 at 1:15 am


      • hcalndre May 19, 2017 at 1:50 pm

        Jennifer, civil disobedience have not reach the shores of Barbados as yet.

  19. Rudy Griffith
    Rudy Griffith May 18, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    Wow really, well l am so glad l can cuss out the police or President and l won’t get charged for shit.
    What about freedom of speech ??

    • hcalndre May 19, 2017 at 1:59 pm

      Freedom of speech? don`t you listen to the call-in programs and realize how many times the callers are cut because the person that takes the calls just cut because he/she don’t` want a law suit against the station. The person that`s bringing the suit should be the one to prove that what was said is false.

  20. larry May 18, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    A waste of my tax money why should he be remanded to prison when child molesters and repeat offenders are given bail just plain unfairness I am not condoning such behaviour but remand i I am appalled

    • hcalndre May 19, 2017 at 7:05 pm

      If Judges had to be elected and not selected as in Barbados, probably this fellow would not be elected next time.

  21. Larry Moore
    Larry Moore May 18, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    Plain stupid to remand him now my tax dollars are wasted on such frivolous issues yes respect is due both ways by the police and the public but please tell me why remand this country is been run to the ground when we as plp can allow such an incident to be a case for remand that magistrate should be made to feed and provide for him I thought the government is struggling financially yet could condone plp being remand for petty crimes only because this was posted on fb that he was remanded God ain’t sleeping poor plp keep from this justice system

  22. Larry Moore
    Larry Moore May 18, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    Ministers who we elect to serve the masses don’t speak up against injustice yet can be taking about who childless and who ain’t got a partner lots of personal stuff while the poor is given criminal records for petty stuff I am only waiting on the politicians to come around in a few months with promises but my first question to them is when are the poor be given justice by the courts just like those with money

  23. Larry Moore
    Larry Moore May 18, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    Money missing from police stations, courts two places that such should never occur yet I don’t see no one charged all we ever get is that there is a continuing investigation Hmmm poor plp keep far from the justice system God knows if that was a prominent person’s son he would be home all now

  24. Corey Harley
    Corey Harley May 18, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    Sorry to say this is barbados where the police can only touch the poor people and have to look and look off the rich ones.

  25. Barbie Jean
    Barbie Jean May 18, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    Only the police can cuss you. ….cuss them back you break the law.

  26. Tru Tru
    Tru Tru May 18, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    Stupid charge and ppl dat raping and killing ppl getting bail. Wdf. Knw how dat sound Fa real ” men I get remand for cursing in front the police”

    • hcalndre May 19, 2017 at 2:33 pm

      Who as a real judge would have a peson on remand for cussing a police officer? That`s why I`m not because I would let the officer know that he/she wasting my time and the taxpayers money. Go and bring in the gun runners.

  27. The Negrocrat May 18, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    Unless we question this, we are all victims.

  28. Peter Gittens
    Peter Gittens May 18, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    Is this why I pay taxes for? To be oppressed? To have no free speech? So you can tell me things I can’t tell you? Because you is more than me and I lesser that you? Well I could as well stop paying taxes then is what you telling me… my roads want fixing and mashing up my vehicle. And the compensation always coming but don’t come ( must be jesus) but road tax gone up! I does gotta wait forever at q.e.h , drug service does be short of this and that. And a man could get remand fuh this? And prominent ppl can steal hundreds of thousands of dollars and not spend one day on remand . Wunna begging fuh trouble pun this lil rock, tek it light…Get wunna house in order and represent ppl tax dollars properly and stop treating like 3nd class citizens in them own country! The breeze is blowing different than it used to and I can smell something different.

    • Jennifer May 19, 2017 at 1:17 am

      @Peter Gittens – I like you. Some Payne.

  29. Earl Crichlow
    Earl Crichlow May 18, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    All dis chattering & commenting on FB is doing nothing to address the issues in Barbados…Actions speak louder than words..

  30. Rosy Blackman
    Rosy Blackman May 18, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    Some of our people seem to don’t know of this “Agitate but do not violate”.

    • hcalndre May 19, 2017 at 2:39 pm

      And get your heads cracked with blood running on the streets 2 of them said.

  31. Mr. Crowley May 18, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    I’m perplexed by this little island called Barbados…… it’s a very beautiful yet strange place. It’s a dichotomy; on the one hand you seem very progressive as a people and on the other quite backward as a nation. This island was once a slave colony and your black parliamentarians (sons and daughters of slaves) still have most of the antiquated English colonial laws on the books …..the same laws that were meant to keep your people under control. You seldom protest for your rights; quite a docile lot. You have a university that churns out countless people who can’t seem to apply the knowledge they have towards creating products and services but wait patiently for someone to direct and instruct them on what to do…in the process making other people wealthy. Strangest still is why an island that is 166 Sq. Miles with a population of Approximately 270,000 would have almost the same number of Cabinet Ministers as the UK, an Island Nation of just over 93,000 Sq. Miles and has a population of just over 65 million…..interesting little island. By the way, what’s up with a church around every other corner??

    • Jennifer May 19, 2017 at 1:29 am

      @Mr Crowley – ON POINT. It is very amazing that those same instituted UK systems have this people carrying 95% of the burdens of Barbados with the 1% of BARBADOS RIDING THEM LIKE DONKEYS. AND VERY FEW PEOPLE CAN SEE IT. The education, political, churches, judiciary systems all misleading this people and is in serious need of reform. Those two expired political parties need pulling down and overhauling too. This people is in a serious state wickedry culminating from all sides.
      Like Peter Gittens said the breeze is blowing different, but when the wool come of their eyes there will be no holds barred.

    • hcalndre May 19, 2017 at 3:02 pm

      Mr. Crowley, London has 5 million voters and 17 constituencies, elect 1 person to each. Remember that Barbados is where people were made into slaves and then ship out to other destinations after they were indoctrinated, the nice quiet docile ones were kept, so that`s is in their DNA. Look at the politicians, the police and a few others that accumulate power and wealth, are they not a carbon copy of those before them, only change is the color.

  32. Ossie Moore May 19, 2017 at 12:19 am

    Mr. Crowley you are not as perplexed as much as I am and quite a lot of other people also about the piece of 2 x 4 rock named Barbados . . . . better known as little England , better known as buhbaydus . . . better known as Bim.

    What does it tell you about the little 2 x 4 rock when a man can kill his son AND walk free But another man steals a bottle of rum and gets sent to jail. And now to add insult to injury there is a BS charge about indecent and insulting language.

    Back in 1971/72 I was walking down broad street with a friend about 8 Pm and during the conversation with my friend I might uttered the word Jesus Christ. Next thing I knew is that a stupid black uneducated bajan policeman ( who only got on the force because of his height ) wearing a ” dingy white over starched tunic ” and a ” cork hat ” came over and grabbed my friend and I by our wrists and took us in to Central police station which was called at that time the MAIN GUARD. There they charged us with using indecent language.

    Anyhow the late Attny. Johnny Cheltenham ( if his name is spelled correctly ” got the stupid case dismissed. ” for us.

    I don’t know if to say that the island named Barbados . . . . better known as little England , better known as buhbaydus . . . better known as Bim is a a stupid place , but what I can say for sure is that it’s a very very weird place.

  33. David May 19, 2017 at 1:27 am

    So true stupid little island with well behaved slave like people who love their condition as third and fourth class citizen .The only country in the world that the minority rules the majority.I am not a proud Black
    Barbadian but a disgusted one living in this hell hole that name Barbados. Foolish country with foolish people

    • Jennifer May 19, 2017 at 1:35 am

      @David – It is all the Caribbean countries with the oppressors living among these still colonized people. Thanks to INTEGRATION. House negro as the head and field negro in the field smelling hell. Nutting ain’t changed. Keep being black and proud – the truth shall make one free.

    • Biscuits May 19, 2017 at 11:27 am

      We are all entitled to our own opinions. It’s not a stupid little island…rather a beautiful place inhabited for the most part by disciplined citizens and a few who behave in a stupid manner. Despite its short-comings, I would not wish to live anywhere else…..and I have resided in other countries often regarded as ‘the grass is greener’….but this island is still a sanctuary in a very hostile world.

      • hcalndre May 19, 2017 at 3:10 pm

        Biscuits after you return, I`m of the opinion that you have made and just relaxing, nothing wrong with that at all. I always say that a land crab would not want to live any where else but in a dark hole.

  34. Alex Alleyne May 19, 2017 at 9:24 am

    @Jennifer, don’t forget that the “field negro” is awaiting a “fire” so he can pray for that STRONG WIND.

  35. jrsmith May 19, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    @, Jennifer , hail, hail, some good shot (1.35) our people is living in denial, frighten to even challenge our so call democracy by really opening they mouths and challenging , the oppressors the same people who they cast their votes for…..but when we hear the term (black on black) , it really , really means what it says ….

  36. Sam Clarke May 19, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    Where is freedom of speech ? Those officers were clearly violating the rights of Mr. Bowen. Then a silly magistrate remands him in prison for his freedom of speech? Is this 16century Barbados? Where is independence and the blood of Bussa in this?
    It is time to rise up Barbbados for the rights of free speech.

  37. JM May 19, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    @ossie Moore……..Sir Richard ‘Johnny’ Cheltenham is very much alive.


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