Crime Stoppers Video Features “Star Child” Song

June 2, 2013

The music of the late Haile “Star Child” Outerbridge is featured in a new Crime Stoppers video campaign aimed at getting guns off the street.

Minister of Public Safety Michael Dunkley thanked the late singer’s mother for allowing the song to be used to help spread the campaign’s powerful message, and the Ministry said they have been encouraged by the feedback regarding the Crime Stoppers’ campaign.

The campaign is all part of the Gun Bounty Programme, which is a partnership with CrimeStoppers Bermuda and the Ministry.

The Gun Bounty initiative struck a chord with one person in particular who has experienced firsthand the devastation of gun violence – Mrs. Marilyn Outerbridge.

Mrs. Outerbridge, whose son Haile was gunned down this past January during a double murder at Belvin’s Variety store, felt so strongly about the campaign’s message that she allowed one of Mr Outerbridge’s songs to be featured as part of the promotional efforts.

Mr Outerbridge performed under the names “Star Child” and “Elephant Child” and was best known for his single “Concrete Jungle”. The song [below] is part of the latest CrimeStoppers television and radio commercial, which begins airing this week.

Minister of Public Safety Michael Dunkley said, “Mrs. Outerbridge has a personal stake in the campaign as she is one of several mothers in our community who have been affected by gun violence.

“She has been very supportive of our efforts, and we couldn’t be more grateful to her for her endorsement of the campaign’s powerful message – If you know something, say something.

“We have received encouraging feedback regarding the campaign, and I want to once again urge anyone who may either know of someone who has a gun or where a firearm is to please make the call to Crime Stoppers. All calls are secure and anonymous and if a gun is recovered, they will receive a substantial financial reward.”

Individuals who have information to share on the whereabouts of a firearm can call Crime Stoppers at 800-8477.

In April 2013 the Ministry announced it will initiate a gun bounty programme aimed at getting illegal firearms off the streets. Phase 1 — which is now being implemented — will be promoting an awareness of Crime Stoppers emphasizing confidentiality.

Phase 2 will be the implementation of a gun bounty programme which will see rewards offers for information that leads to the recovery of a firearm or the arrest and prosecution of an offender, and Phase 3 will comprise an illegal weapons amnesty.

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  1. Yes I says:

    Excellent attempt. Keep praying and keep working for what we pray for.

  2. Inspector Gadget says:

    I understand the need for people to talk. But, how can they assure that their identity will be anonymous? If a person gets a reward… they wont be anonymous anymore – right?

  3. ABM says:

    Starr to the World!!!!

    2 R’s in Starr Child by the way.