BARBADOS (Naked Departure) — HENRY DEPEIZA LEWIS — No sooner than he was released from jail, Lewis finds himself shot up and back up at Dodds. For a 19-year-old young man, he looks worn and tattered! The whole of Barbados has now become a jail for this man!
HIS STORY: “Ma’am on the 28th was a storm. I was not fit to be outside. On the 28th I had an altercation with the police around 9 a.m. in Reed Street ma’am . . . Police come beat me, I get shot in my foot,” the accused said.
“The storm coming too, but it ain’t come yet. They call me outside . . . . I see about 50 police officers. First thing they shoot me, then I blank out. I blank out ’bout four times ma’am . . . and quick so I find myself at the station at the Glebe . . . . and I see all these charge sheets all pun the 28th . . . How all of that could have happen?” Lewis further queried.
“Ma’am, that got me concerned ‘cause I now start my life over, I now get a job . . . going on a straight path . . . I got a child to support, I got myself to support . . . and now I back here in this court with all these charges.
“This can’t be right that at 19 years old I got all these charges ma’am. I can’t believe this. This ain’t right. I deserve a chance. I come home on the 22 of September . . . the storm was on the 28th, it was really a storm for truth cause all of this would have to be a storm . . . Give me a chance this morning, ma’am. Today is the 3rd. Start the 3rd with a new, New Year,” the accused pleaded.
Henry Lewis is now of the understanding of his third-world status and that all of Barbados is a JAIL.