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Trinidad: Hinds’ claim that criminals have friends in Judiciary sparks anger, Judges want apology

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by Derek Achong (Trinidad Guardian) The Judiciary has condemned a controversial statement made by National Security Minister Fitzgerald Hinds alleging that criminals have friends within that fraternity.

The Judiciary broke its silence on the issue after ten of the 16 High Court Judges assigned to the civil division of the Supreme Court called for an official response to Hinds’ statement on Wednesday.

Describing the statement as unfortunate, the release said: “The Judiciary notes that gratuitous statements such as those made by the Honourable Minister have a dangerous effect of undermining public trust and confidence in the Judiciary and the rule of law and as such have no place in society.”

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