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Gov't MP calls for INDECOM closure, angers Twitter followers

Published:Thursday | November 7, 2013 | 1:02 PM

Jermaine Francis, Staff Reporter

Tourism State Minister, Damion Crawford, has drawn the ire of Twitter users after calling for the closure of the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM).

This morning Crawford tweeted:

He also tweeted:

Several of his followers rejected his call.

They questioned what would be his alternative to INDECOM, to which Crawford responded that an arm within the police force would be better suited to investigate matters of police abuse and shootings.

This triggered a firestorm with several Twitter users questioning Crawford’s logic, but he continued his broadside against INDECOM tweeting:

This is not the first time the first time the Member of Parliament is receiving flak for his comments the social media site.

Last August, Crawford received heavy criticism for his “shell dung” tweet, used in reference to Jamaica’s performance at the London Olympics, when he tweeted:

Earlier this year, another Government MP Dr Dayton Campbell was whipped for his comments on Twitter about a beauty pageant contestant.

Dr Campbell later apologised.


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