Foreign Drug Dealer Wins Human Rights Case

David Barrett, Telegraph (London), January 7, 2014

A Jamaican crack dealer who was jailed and banned from an entire London borough because of his crimes has used human rights laws to overturn a Home Office bid to deport him.

Keno Forbes, 35, who operated under the street name “Blood”, was convicted of 11 counts of supplying Class A drugs on a housing estate in Islington, north London, in 2011.

The judges’ decision means Forbes will be able to stay in this country indefinitely.

He would commute from Stevenage, Herts, to deal drugs on a daily basis in the 1960s-built Bemerton Estate in Islington.

Forbes was jailed for three years at Blackfriars Crown Court and handed a 10 year anti-social behaviour order which prevented him from entering the borough of Islington.

The Home Office tried to have Forbes sent back to his home country on the grounds that any foreign criminal jailed for more than 12 months iseligible for automatic deportation.

Forbes’s lawyers lodged an appeal under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights–which sets out the right to “private and family life”–and said removing him would damage his relationship with his wife and children.

The drug dealer won his case at the immigration and asylum tribunal and the Home Office lodged an appeal, claiming the court had failed to give adequate reasons why it ruled Forbes was in a “subsisting relationship” with his wife.

The Home Office also claimed the court was wrong to say that Forbes’ relationship with his children outweighed the public interest in him being removed from Britain.

But an appeal heard by Mr Justice McCloskey, the president of the Immigration and Asylum Chamber Upper Tribunal, upheld the earlier decision.

In his ruling, Mr Justice McCloskey said the lower court had said it was a “borderline case” but the balance “swung narrowly in favour” of Forbes and his family.

The case will reignite the row over the way courts have interpreted measures introduced by Theresa May, the Home Secretary, in 2012 which won unanimous backing from the House of Commons.

Mrs May changed immigration rules to make clear that foreign criminals should only be allowed to avoid deportation in exceptional cases.

But judges have repeatedly granted appeals and critics claim they have ignored the criteria set out by Parliament.

Forbes had been convicted of two previous offences of possessing Class A drugs in 2009, when he was given community orders.

He was then arrested as part of an operation, code-named Amargosa, in April 2011 which targeted drug-dealing in the Caledonian Road area of the borough.

Forbes was arrested on July 14 that year after he was identified as a major supplier.

When police officers searched an address used by Forbes in Rufford Street, Islington, they discovered drug paraphernalia including scales, a chopping board covered in white powder, cling film and a razor blade.

A Home Office spokesman said: “We are disappointed by the tribunal’s decision and are now considering our options in this case. We firmly believe foreign nationals who break the law should be deported.

“We are starting the deportation process earlier and removing foreign criminals quicker than ever. Since 2010, the Home Office has removed or deported more than 17,000 foreign national offenders, including 4,765 in 2012.

“Through our Immigration Bill we will reduce the 17 rights of appeal to four and those with no right to be here will not be able to prevent deportation simply by dragging out the appeals process.

“The Bill will also give the full force of primary legislation to our policy that foreign criminals should ordinarily be deported despite their claim to a family life.”

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  • MekongDelta69

    As I said in the Australian article below, NONE of these thousands of incidents of groveling to blacks will ever stop, unless and until certain Whites grow a spine.

    Btw – Is that a picture of NoBama’s old lady?!
    (Just axin’)

    • Katherine McChesney

      ‘Is that a picture of NoBama’s old lady?!’

      Maybe they’re kinfolk. He’s as ugly as the first Wookie.

      And what is it about blacks and their DEAD eyes?

  • Pro_Whitey

    Well, to avoid splitting up the family, let’s move them all to Jamaica, or some point outside of Europe, Canada, or the U.S.A., he can pick. And let’s move all of his black customers while we’re at it. Ugh.

    • Max

      How about Antarctica for the lot of ’em.

  • Spartacus

    The dangers of calling animals “human”…

  • Massif1

    Diversity is a crime against western civilization. Deport back to Jamaica or drop him off anywhere in Africa.

  • bigone4u

    Why would anyone believe that the creature in the picture is capable of contributing anything to society? Zero migration by these uncivilized savages to our lands is the only rational policy, then we don’t have to worry about deporting them.

    • On the other hand, he would contribute a lot to a certain Toronto politician.

  • Puggg

    I have the solution.

    Send his wife and children back to Jamaica along with him.

    • GeneticsareDestiny

      Exactly. The solution here is the same as the one for when Hispanics claim deportation “tears apart families.”

      If she’s so unhappy about her husband being deported to Jamaica, she could always just go with him. But of course, she doesn’t want to go back to Jamaica, because her standard of living would plummet.

      These people shouldn’t have been allowed in in the first place.

      • Sick of it

        They weren’t until relatively recently.

  • IstvanIN

    It seems there is no question or doubt that this fine gentleman is a drug dealer. I got no sense that he may have been falsely convicted or accused. Therefore he AND his wife/baby momma/female companion and his offspring should all be removed to Jamaica. Furthermore since when does a convicted felon have a right to a family life? Send a man to prison and, other than visits, he should have no family life. (I believe the idea of conjugal visits and allowing the imprisoned to marry is absurd.) You lose your basic rights when you have committed a heinous crime. That should be common sense.

    Additionally a society should have no obligation to allow a non-citizen/immigrant criminal to remain within its borders. We are, of course, obligated to deal with our own miscreants, but why we would be obligated to take care of imported scum is beyond me.

  • Luca

    In the mid-19th Century London was a virtual cesspool as the residents allowed their cesspits to overflow and dumped their raw sewage into the Thames.

    It would appear that history is repeating itself as English lawyers are allowing human excrement to linger rather than flushing it back to Jamaica.

  • gemjunior

    What a fine example of a British citizen. I say, old man, fancy a spot of cricket? It’s easy to see why the sun never set on the British Empire, isn’t it?

    Look at that face – the keen stare into the camera – just note the spark of intelligence in those eyes and the caring, concerned attitude he displays toward making the world a better place for mankind, for his fellow human beings.
    Ugh. Disgusting.

  • Zaporizhian Sich

    How many whites lost any semblance of a normal family life because of this darkie filth? Drug dealers like him should be decapitated and the corpse fed to hogs.

    • IstvanIN

      But not hogs that eventually become ham and bacon, please.

      • Sick of it

        Slaughter the hogs afterward and spill their blood/innards all over a mosque. No use in a good pig going to waste.

  • JohnEngelman

    The Home Office also claimed the court was wrong to say that Forbes’ relationship with his children outweighed the public interest in him being removed from Britain.

    – David Barrett, Telegraph (London), January 7, 2014

    Remove them all, then.

  • Extropico

    They currently have 17 rights of appeal prior to deportation. That is madness!

  • Hunter Morrow

    Do you think it is a coincidence that the thing that let him stay in the country was called a tribunal?

  • Truthseeker

    “Human rights,” huh? What about the rights of the people whose community is blighted by this degenerate? Why should they suffer?

  • WR_the_realist

    The entire white world has gone mad. Maybe that South African juju worked after all.

  • itdoesnotmatter

    Feral looking specimen, he is. Any bets on the outcome odds?

  • newscomments70

    Maybe the BBC could cast him in Downton Abbey as a new romantic lead with a young white woman. Forbes could play the Duke of Kent or something.

  • Sick of it

    And yet they jail us in so many places over there for trying to homeschool. But obviously, dealing drugs is less dangerous to one’s children than teaching them something other than liberal tripe!

  • Truth Teller

    I like one part of the Home Office statement “despite claim to family life.” Claim is right I’m sure he has numerous savage spawn, all future criminals on life long benefit but family life? Imagine being involved sexually with the thing in the picture. He looks like the standard baby rapist child beater we see in the criminal courts after he has finally killed one of his females and or spawn.