Police increase patrols in Black Rock

Residents in Black Rock, St Michael have noticed an increase in police presence since the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Taried Rock at Grand Kadooment on Monday.

A trio of mounted police officers wearing bullet proof vests could be seen patrolling the area when Barbados TODAY visited Fairfield around 1 p.m. today.

Over in Rosemont, a resident who requested anonymity told Barbados TODAY the police presence had increased in the community, while pointing out that on Kadooment morning members of the Royal Barbados Police Force had their command station located in the Deacons area.

Three mounted police officers patrolling Black Rock, St Michael today.

However, he said the number of police officers patrolling the area had started to rise after Monday’s shooting.

“I don’t have to tell you about the vehicles coming through here, you can see for yourself . . . . They come through here every ten to 15 minutes. [Sometimes,] they run through with guns [at] all hours of the day and night . . . . I have been told that drones are flying around the area as well,” he said.

In addition, the resident said despite the fact that Monday’s shooting took place on Spring Garden Highway, lawmen continued to make their presence felt in Deacons.

It was apparent around 4:50 this afternoon when Barbados TODAY spotted a Task Force vehicle entering Deacons and proceeding to a nearby location where approximately ten men and women had gathered.

Along the stretch of Deacons only a few children could be seen playing on a nearby court, as some residents continued to insist
that their community was safe.

“I feel safer with the increased [police] presence,” one elderly resident said.

Attorney General Adriel Braithwaite on Wednesday said there were 16 gangs of troublesome youth in the Black Rock, St Michael environs, and that he would introduce legislation to give members of the Royal Barbados Police Force additional powers to arrest the worrying wave of gun violence.

13 Responses to Police increase patrols in Black Rock

  1. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn August 11, 2017 at 3:11 am

    This horse thing is not going to work. I think that they putting these police lives at risk. A man with a gun he see a police man on a horse what you think he is going to do. Any one with SENSE will know. Also the time that the police officer take to come off his horse ,that person run through those small alleys . You think a horse can go through those small alleys. Waste of time.

  2. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn August 11, 2017 at 3:18 am

    They need the soldiers and police officers with some Ak 47 and M16 guns to patrol these hot spots. Show these idiots that the police and soldiers ain’t making sport. When you see a man with a gun kill him like the American police and stop wasting time. You have to fight fire with fire. No water THIS time. Kill a couple of them and LET me hear some of these parents saying that he was a good boy. He don’t trouble no body.

  3. Christopher Macauley
    Christopher Macauley August 11, 2017 at 3:51 am

    For such a small island. If the government wanted to stop guns coming in they could. And once that control in place. Do a gun amnesty over a certain period of time and in return get some type of confession. After the amnesty period. Anyone found in possession. Gets 20 years. But this won’t happen cos someone in high places is benefiting from the illness in society.

  4. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce August 11, 2017 at 4:43 am

    We dealing with Internal Gang War. 16 Gangs in one area, smoke them out a job for the BDF to put their skills into use, on the streets forthwith to patrol and put the Undertakers on Standby.
    Let the RBPF get on with the day to day job of looking after the law abiding.
    #BillBoard to De World!

  5. sylvia bascombe August 11, 2017 at 9:44 am

    things will not automatically change the worst is yet to come that is only my opinion every body got one but every tree grow with roots find the root there are three major races in barbados which has the most to gain this is wiping out all black young men there is definately a undergound group working quietly and have the neccessary infastructure to remain unseen and inciting black on black distruction some one or group with money to spend is the propietor of such weapons for sale or hire it may be wise to for law enforcement to engage the the services of a profiler from abroad it is more than meets the eye the gangs upheaveal is just distraction remember this is not the barbados we born and grew up in persons from all walks of life reside here

    • Jennifer August 11, 2017 at 10:33 am

      Sylvie – I like your opinion, so what is your suggestion/s to deal with our beautiful male babies who have now turn rogue men??

      • Jennifer August 11, 2017 at 10:34 am

        Sorry about mispelt name sis.

  6. Jennifer August 11, 2017 at 10:45 am

    The American constitution says that all persons have a right to bear arms to protect oneselves. They got some people on here suggesting that American police style killings of men with a gun is warranted in BIM. Yet it is only black men with a gun who they shoot down like a common dog in the USA. The KKK carry weapons and killing black men too and the sheriff of the towns do not touch them. The gunman Roof who killed 9 blacks in a church was taken to burger king for a burger as he was hungry, and he was brought in alive.
    Then what you people should suggest is to get some white people from here trained to be police (I see they got a couple already) to join their brothers in the UK, USA, Australia etc and kill black men here too. Until you people realize how DEEP this RABBIT HOLE goes you will continue to talk $hyte.

  7. Jennifer August 11, 2017 at 11:17 am

    Talk wanna talk this gun and drug ring is big money and it is NOT beneficial to bring it to an end as it would put many out of business including the newspapers. Just keep preying on vulnerable black youths who have no identity and immerse in self hate.

  8. debera brown August 11, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    You see all of those young men that get send home,I told my family so,the same thing happen in Guyana, when burharm was president, the young fellows did the dog man,I newe all of this was coming,the police officers need those open back vans man gare-up too,this crap must stop.

  9. Frank White August 11, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    All of this is totally unnecessary, turning the Black community into a police state…

    Send patrols in port St Charles, port Ferdinand, sandy lane, millennium heights and the other so called white communities…

    A container full of weed with no name, no address, no one to collect it and no arrest…

    How gullible can the masses be…


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