Monday, November 07 2011 @ 05:10 PM AST
Contributed by: bngs
It is alleged that CCN TV 6 has pulled one of its most popular programmes "CrimeWatch" hosted by Ian Alleyne off the air until further notice. Within less than one hour viewers will know if the rumour is true or if it is just alleged. The news comes in the wake of a clip that Ian Alleyne asked his director to run. The clip allegedly showed the rape of a 13 year old girl on "national television" as Alleyne would call it.
"Finally TV6's common sense prevailed!" said a former co-worker at WIN TV where Alleyne gained initial fame.
"Great News," said a Facebook user. "Ignorance of true Journalism is not an excuse Ian. May God help the young lady in question and I hope they (TV6) learn about sensitivity and justice."
"I am so sorry for citizens of this country now [because I don't know if you people] realise how much good this man had done!" said another.
Said another, "I agree the video was wrong to put on air but action was only taken 4 months after the police had info...too bad it was an avenue to highlight some of the crap people in high places do."
"He still made an effort," another said. "He did alot of shit but he also did good too."
"All who critizing Ian Alleyne none of you could ever be like Ian Alleyne," another fan said. "He risking his life for this country whereas all yuh just talking and no action. He is helping the poor by giving them justice because if he did not show the video on TV they would not catch the criminal. Four months now the info was in the police hands. Nothing [was] done. Now, he show[ed] the video and they catch the criminal all yuh want to cut him down. Get your facts right."
Said another, "My question is this: Did'nt he consult with his "special legal advisor" before airing that clip?"
Another viewer said, "Ian Alleyene was the same person who accused the police of harassment when they arrested a group of men on Nelson St but when the police showed a video with the same men robbing people, he had nothing to say."
More comments from viewers included:
"Thank you for stating that. If you have evidence of ANY criminal activity first thing to do IS GO TO THE LAW ENFORCEMENT, not show it on a TV programme, and tell yourself you are fighting crime."
"The hunt is on for a new show to replace crime watch!"
"This is EXACTLY the kinda s**t that is associated with Ian Alleyne...bacchanal and scandal! The man is a clown, an opportunist and really heartless to expose such a sensitive issue to the public without consent of the young lady involved. He is the same one quick to defend his younger sister who made an ass of herself in club Zen and this is the best he can do.
"Ladies and gentlemen. Let's not go on and on. Be patriotic and involve yourselves in community activities that build stronger ties and family values. Most people do not know how sick, elderly, children are taken care of by selfless individuals in the community. Be a part not a commentator.
"That may be true but an arrest was only made after the story was highlighted and nothing can change that fact now. I agree not all members of the police force are bad but not all are good. That is why I think it is still a shame for the removal of CrimeWatch. Poor people need someone to stand up for them even if it means he gets ratings. Isn't that what the Governments do?"