Woman takes to streets over claims of injustice

| 05/02/2013

verona davis.jpg(CNS): A lone woman spent several hours in the hot sun on Monday demonstrating over what she says is injustice and persistent mistreatment by the police. Verona Davis claims to have been victimized and mistreated by police in her search for justice. She accuses the police of deriding her and trying to paint her as crazy when she has never been diagnosed with any mental health issues. Davis, who is a Caymanian, says her problems began some time ago when she was mixed up with another person known to the police with the same surname. The mistreatment began when she complained about the police error .

Davis says that despite filing numerous complaints about the bias towards her and the unfair treatment, her complaints have not be properly addressed and her human rights are being infringed. She told CNS that the police deride her in public and dismiss reports she has made to them about others threatening her life.

Davis also complained about being mistreated by immigration officials as she held her protest on Monday in the hot sun. Davis said she wanted the police and other government authorities to take notice and stop mistreating not just her but many others who complain of the dismissive attitude of the RCIPS in some cases and their unfair treatment of some people in the community over others.

“I would like to be dealt with fairly; the laws of the land are for everyone,” she said as she walked up and down outside George Town police station with a homemade placard.

While officers came out from the station to ask her if she needed water, Davis said no one from management had come to speak with her regarding her grievances.

CNS contacted the RCIPS but the police declined to comment in regard to Davis' grievances.

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  1. needlecase says:

    CNS, at this time, is this woman getting professional help?  It doesn't make sense for people to criticize her and no one is seeking to understand her. 

  2. Anon says:

    Honestly, none of you know what this woman has gone through. To the person who brought her husband into the situation. You know nothing! How can you label yourself as her friend? Many times she has called police with a swollen face and they have not dealt with it, intead they let him out to pound on her. My mother was a very strong individual and all of this mess has completely changed her. Before you speak, fully know of a situation instead of being inconsiderate. Honestly, if you don't know, don't speak. Thank you!

  3. Anonymous says:

    What are her MLAs doing for/with her?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Everybody has a story, why don't the authorities give this woman the time to hear her out. Remember everyone should be considered equal in these Islands. Its human rights now baby.

    • Anonymous says:

      01.43- correct, unless you are in Northward or a Turtle, apparently.

  5. Anonymous says:

    seems to have a similar support as 'truly for cayman'….

  6. Anonymous says:

    I wish I could really comment all that I know, but I cannot because it would not be the place or the time.  I am surprised that she is not also complaining about the church too.

    I will only go as far as to say the woman is not from here originally although she live here, but there is more..

    • Anonymous says:

      Would that be the church that collects from the congregation and tell them that they will get various kinds of blessings depending on the amount of money that they put in. When they are ready to leave and go home on holiday and there is no blessings then they go crazy. I hope this is not one of those cases.

  7. Anonymous says:

    What a great use of media space!