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Feb 8, 2019

Freetown Gyal Bex over GSU Raid

A GSU raid this evening on a cluster of homes at a property on Freetown Road quickly turned into mayhem when the officers conducting the swoop opened fire into the crowded yard.  We are not sure whether rubber bullets or live rounds were in fact discharged during the search.  What we do know is that a firearm was said to be have been recovered and two persons were carted off in handcuffs.  Residents are up in arms in the wake of the raid and contend that officers firing rounds in a congested area full of children was dangerous and unnecessary.

 

Lorna Garnett

Lorna Garnett, Resident, Freetown Road

“Dis yaad da wahn family yaad, front and back, one family, but me noh know weh happen wid di police why dehn come eena di yaad, but my two bredda dehn mi di sihdown ya and my bredda just cohn from work and as yoh could sih, we have lotta pickney eena di yaad.  Dehn just cohn and staat to bust shot and tell everybody get pan di ground.  But when shot di fyah nobody noh wahn get pan ground, people di run fi get outta di way and then I sig dehn come een and di point gun pan my baby dehn and point gun pan everybody and dehn staat to dreg people and dash dehn pan di ground.  My baby nine years old and he noh even know weh dah wahn gun and dehn di point gun eena my nine-year-old face and I neva like dat because if anything mi fi happen dehn coulda mi shot anyone ah dehn pickney or innocent people eena dis yaad.”

 

Isani Cayetano

“Did they say what they were looking for or who they were looking for?”

 

Lorna Garnett

“Dehn noh cohn cohn seh who dehn di look fa or weh dehn di look fa.  Dehn just tell everybody get pan di ground and dehn pick out all di man dehn outta di yaad and then dehn tell we that dehn find wahn gun and that was it.”

 

Isani Cayetano

“So at the end of it, two persons were taken away, right?”

 

Lorna Garnett

“Yes.”

 

Isani Cayetano

“What can you tell us about those two individuals?”

 

Lorna Garnett

“Well I cyant seh nothing bout dehn because I noh know dehn.  I noh know di young man dehn.”


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