Of Independence, sedition and legislative violence: how elitist laws have damaged the nation
By Dr Tye Salandy
September 02, 2019
UPDATED: September 03, 2019
Sedition, careful, careful how you talking … hey hey!
Sedition, careful, careful whey you walking
Incompetent idiots have genuine patriots
Always under escort in the sedition court.
—The Mighty Sparrow (Sedition)
The Sedition Act, used recently to charge Watson Duke (and earlier Michael Seales and Abu Bakr), is a dangerous law that has no place in our law books. This Sedition Act, along with marijuana laws, anti-loitering laws, vagrancy laws, and obeah laws, is part of a long list of colonial laws that are still on the books.
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