Courts Use New Method for Petty Crimes

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he Courts have adopted a new way of punishing offenders. Instead of sentencing them to Bordelais Correctional Facility, guilty perps can now record an apology video for petty crimes.

That was the case for Tallian Joseph, a resident of Bruceville in Vieux-Fort, who was charged with multiple offenses related to disorderly conduct exhibited by her prior, at the Vieux-Fort Police Station. The charges include Threatening Words, Insulting Words, and Disorderly Conduct.

The Court ordered her to create a three 3-minute apology video, addressing her actions and explaining the importance of police in Saint Lucian society.

The importance of police officers in society is to protect human life and maintain public order to enforce laws that keep us safe. They work tirelessly to make our neighbourhoods secure. The job of a police officer is demanding, very dangerous and often thankless. Yet every day these brave men and women. willingly put their lives on the line to protect our communities. They respond swiftly to emergencies and we rely on police officers in our times of greatest need,” she said in her apology.

Joseph urges citizens to work together with law enforcement to preserve law and order.

When we work alongside the police officers, rather than against them, we help foster a culture of partnership that helps make everyone safer. I urge all citizens to reflect on the sacrifices made by law enforcement every day. Together, we can build relationships of trust and mutual understanding between citizens and police officers,”

Tallian Joseph must also pay a fine of one thousand five hundred dollars (XCD1, 500.00) for each charge and serve one hundred (100) hours of community service as part of her sentence.

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