JG - Crime file on deportees
Crime file on deportees
published: Sunday March 5, 2006
OCTOBER 03, 2004 - US study finds strong deportee-crime links - A SIX-MONTH Associated Press investigation, released in November last year, found that deportees were responsible for the crime waves overwhelming police and security forces in some countries including Jamaica.
In Jamaica, the study concluded, that one out of every 106 males over the age of 15 is now a criminal deportee from the U.S.
SEPTEMBER 28, 2004
'Deportee contribution to murders minimal'
BERNARD Headley, professor of criminology at the University of the West Indies (UWI), has challenged the long-held and intensely popular view that deportees are largely responsible for the violent criminality that has engulfed Jamaica.
Dr. Headley, who yesterday presented the findings of a UWI study of Jamaicans sent back from the United States, explained that of about 5,000 criminals deported between 1997 and 2003, very few were found guilty of murder. All convicted deportees, he added, would have been subject to the risk assessment policies of the United States government before being released into society.
MARCH 02, 2004
Cops nab deportee with gun
LESS THAN a week after 35-year-old Gary Gibbs was deported from the United States to Jamaica, police report that he was arrested for the possession of an illegal firearm.
APRIL 19, 2003
Deportee charged for double murder
A 25-YEAR-OLD deportee, Bryan Rankine, has been arrested and charged for the 1999 double murder of Taj Burrell and Jason Eldridge, who were killed by gunmen at Northside Plaza, St. Andrew.
MARCH 14, 2002
'Tony' Welsh on shooting charge
SIX YEARS after he was deported from the United States, well-known political activist, Milton 'Tony' Welsh, has been jailed after being slapped with charges of shooting with intent and illegal possession of firearm and ammunition.
JANUARY 02, 2002
Deportee wanted for murder
Once again a Jamaican deportee is wanted by Jamaican law enforcement for murder.
Christopher Anthony Reid, 25, also known as 'Chris', 'Chris Topper' and Errol Barrett, is wanted by the police in connection with the killing of Desdale Heslop at Portsmouth, St. Catherine, on December 20 last year.