Arresting Women - Law in Trinidad & Tobago

A Public Service Message
An incident took place recently - a young girl was raped by a man posing as a plain clothes officer; he asked her to come to the police station when she and her male friend didn't have a driver's license to show.

He sent the boy off to get his license and asked the girl to accompany him to the police station. He took her instead to an isolated area where the horrendous crime was committed.

The law which most are not aware of, clearly states that between 6 pm and 6 am, a woman has the right to REFUSE to go to the Police Station, even if an arrest warrant has been issued against her. 

It is a procedural issue that a woman can be arrested between 6 pm and 6am, ONLY if she is arrested by a woman officer and taken to an ALL WOMEN police station. If she is arrested by a male officer, it has to be proven that a woman officer was on duty at the time of arrest.
Please share this with as many girls and women you know.

Also guys.... share with friends because this can help them protect their wives, sisters and mothers.

It is good for us to know our rights. To what extent it becomes of use remains to be seen in any situation. But as they say, Knowledge is Power.

I did not know this and I am sure lots of us don't. Please be informed.

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