Political Party condemns shooting of bandits in South Ruimveldt

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Dead gunman: Edgar Blackman
Dead gunman: Edgar Blackman

[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Organization for the Victory of the People (OVP) says it vehemently condemns what it described as the “executions” of Tucville youths, Edgar Blackman and Sherwin James.

James and Blackman were killed during a police shootout last Wednesday in South Ruimveldt. OVP in a statement on Monday, December 14 said that the “situation on the streets requires urgent, immediate and decisive action.”

“We are being told that Operation Dragnet is successful, but who are the people that the net has been dragging in? Based on our evidence, gathered in various communities, one particular section of the society is being stereotyped and targeted,” the statement noted.

The Party claimed too that from eyewitness accounts, the two Tucville youths slain by the police had surrendered but nevertheless were executed.

“We have seen many years of extra-judicial killings in Guyana, reaching a peak number under Bharrat Jagdeo’s presidency. OVP is calling for an immediate end to the state-sanctioned policy of extra-judicial killings in Guyana.”

The bodies of the bandits in the back of a police vehicle. [iNews' Photo]
The bodies of the bandits in the back of a police vehicle. [iNews’ Photo]
OVP is also describing the current state of affairs as a form of “state-sanctioned gang warfare, which perpetuates a death squad mentality and OVP is calling for its immediate dismantling.”

The government is being asked to order an immediate halt to extra-judicial killings and “to declare their firm and unanimous commitment to the principle that Black Lives Matter.”

28 COMMENTS

  1. Again this NEW ADMINISTRATION HAD PROMISED CRIME PLUS OTHER SITUATIONS WAS SUPPOSED TO BE MANAGED FIRST 100 DAYS,WHAT HAPPENED? This is WORSE THAN THE PPP ADMINISTRATION,WHERE IS THE CHANGE? Pls note** PEOPLE ARE NOT VISITING GUYANA LIKE THEY DID DURING THE PPP ADMINISTRATION….PPL THINK GRANGER IS BLACK N HIS ADMINISTRATION,SO I FEEL THEy are taking ADVANTAGE THST HE WONT DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT! Simple as can be!

  2. ITS VERY SIMPLE,YOU ARE IN THE WRONG PLACE,YOU ARE DOING WHAT YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO DO,VERY SIMPLE ,THERE WILL BE HEAVY CONSEQUENCES YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY,SIMPLY CYZ YOU ARE NOT ILLITERATE !Also it has A LOT
    To do on how you had RAISED YOUR CHILDREN!

  3. Ovp is a group of criminal family members who getting there share of loot cut down because there animals are getting shoot out by the police

  4. Inews,
    You owe your readership some sort of background into OVP, such as when it was launched, who launched it, what are its mission statement and core objectives and where it is located or can be reached. Who is the primary spokesperson of this group?
    It truly is amazing that a virtually unknown political party can command so much media attention and even blogging reaction on a topic that most have read and moved on from based on the background story that implicates the victims as armed robbers who were caught in the act.
    Don’t get me wrong, I am against extra-judicial killings, but no one (including OVP) has produced evidence this was a case of extra judicial killings on the same level of what obtained during the Roger Khan era.
    And what’s up with the Black Lives Matter injection here? Is OVP saying the deceased young men are Blacks while the victims of their home invasion and robbery or the police officers are non-Blacks?

  5. Political Party condemns shooting of bandits in South Ruimveldt
    “We are being told that Operation Dragnet is successful, but who are the people that the net has been dragging in? Based on our evidence, gathered in various communities, one particular section of the society is being stereotyped and targeted,” the statement noted.

    The Party claimed too that from eyewitness accounts, the two Tucville youths slain by the police had surrendered but nevertheless were executed.
    A whole load of rotten shit from shit heads.
    These shit heads want to police to target other ethnic groups?
    Dont the police have to shoot it out with whom shooting at them ?
    Like I said Granger and many other hears will bleed when their people are cut down by either security or law abiding citizens.
    When the other ethnics side if being robbed raped and killed these same shit heads rejoice. Their people share the loot. They all know whats going down but wont raise their voice period.
    As fas as many Guyanese are concerned every adult law abiding working class citizen must be fully trained in weapon use and everyone of them must be weapon holder to take care of these parasites since police cant.

  6. Why the he’ll the OVP don’t shut to he’ll up. If these youths don’t have respect for the law and other people lives why should the law have respect for theirs and spare them . Shoot them down dead. If it was one of the OVP persons or family being in the victims position they would’ve said different. The OVP is looking for publicity as far as I can see.

  7. These bitches get wah they deserve . I never saw any political party protest when innocent ppl being Robb or kill . This is bullshit.

  8. OVP you full of shit any one who engage law enforcement with a gun had no good intentions and the outcome for them is death.let the innocent live

  9. Are these folks for real? Who took to the picket line for hundreds that were robbed, killed or maimed?

    Personally, I believe the GPF and the authorities are SOFT ON CRIME. These parasites show no mercy to their victims hence they should be shown none.

    Bring them in dead or as live Preferably DEAD!!

    NO APOLOGIES!!!

  10. Why are you people defending these Criminals. Would you have preferred if they had killed the occupants of the house they robbed. You are defending the Criminals but the same Criminals would not have sympathy on you. We the Guyanese cannot sleep at night. Mr. President you and your Ministers have all the guards to protect you. I am calling on the Guyana Police to take them out one by one, before they take you out. This has nothing to do with race.

  11. OVP check at city hall and see what is going on how many of the get money from they do the act and the city police turn their back on people in the market and outside

  12. Reading through all the comments so far it is evident that ALL the bloggers agree with the action by the police. Bandits have been creating terror in the towns and villages across the country but more particularly so in the urban areas. Ii is not worth repeating the same comments by all the other bloggers. Suffice it to mention that bandits have no sympathy for their victims and will beat mercilessly, maim and kill in order to get what they want.
    OVP, you are now bringing in RACISM into the scourge that has been going on for far too long. The police are now being more proactive, taking the bandits head on and you are crying foul. A criminal is a criminal regardless of the ethnicity. Where were you when so many have been terrorised, beaten mercilessly, maimed or killed by these bandits? And if you check carefully, these criminals go after any ethnic group but most of their victims so far, have been from the other ethnic section of the population. So, don’t use ”the principle that Black Lives Matter” to foster your racist bigotry. All law abiding lives matter.

  13. If indeed the “alleged” bandits had raised their hands indicating surrender then I believe the police have a responsibility to attempt to apprehend without necessarily killing. I am of the opinion that, given the level and type of crimes that we are experiencing today, the police have a bias toward execution rather than apprehension. We have to place a higher premium on life throughout our entire society – both criminals and policemen need to be reminded that “all lives matter”.

  14. Exactly! If they come from one section of the society, what are they doing at other people yards and homes at that time and armed with guns and hiding in or behind water tank? They don’t live at that address by any means. The police should take it a full step further and RAID the bandits homes and see what they find that is likely STOLEN LOOT.

  15. No ethic group is safe from these criminals. The people in South and Grove who got robbed are all Afro Guyanese. So I don’t know what you are trying to imply. One lady was very nearly raped.

  16. My royal behind! If they come into YOUR HOUSE AND ROB and RAPE your people you would be talking out of the other side of your mouth. Why not ask the victims who got robbed and brutalized what should have been done with these criminals!!?? Your organization would do well to run some social programmes for the young criminats so that they have something better to do with their lives than rob and kill.

  17. Why would an honest/innocent man be doing at 3:00 breaking into the home of someone else. Police are never called at the scene of a church service. Police will go after criminality that simple, you’r not part of that criminality don’t be caught there. How about advising the youths to stay away from criminality.

  18. All criminals be killed because they have no value for others life. Police be saluted for doing their job. Don’t politicize and try to demoralize our brave men in uniform. They are the ones who brave their life and make our country safe for us.

    Good job Guyana Police and Defense force. Eliminate the criminals because they deserve that.

  19. Sorry OVP but you are completely out of order. I don’t care which ‘section of the population’ you perceive is being targeted. All these bandits must pay regardless of their ethnicity. I too used to believe that black youths were being unfairly targeted by our security forces under Jagdeo. But some have made it bad for all. You just check who are committing the most crimes these days, it is those same youths. For the ones who are already criminals let them pay for their crimes. For the younger ones and older ones who have not chosen that path we must work with them to help them avoid the pitfalls. If they fire weapons at the police then the police have a right to defend themselves. Sorry to say but if they have to die let them die. People need to feel safe in their own homes, in their own country. These youths don’t care when they beat, rape, kill and rob people of their hard earned cash and valuables. So why should anybody care about them? I know I don’t.

  20. Go drink something to sleep OVP. Do you people really think that these bandits care when they come to steal what we worked honest and tireless for. If these bandits have to be killed to make people’s lives more comfortable then so let them be killed.

  21. What …these people like dem dumbbbb.bai ..if was d PPP in power dem would have been pun d street saying ..roheeee must go ..wa happen now ..like rumjay order to kill in wrong area like he target1 set a people ..like rumjat a wuk fo d PPP. Like dem ain’t see wa d head line got

    Shootout with police ..so what the police got gun for …when people getting Robb n kill na hear for POV whatever …yalll wand handicap d police ..guess if was another race y’all was OK with da…its a sad story that the guys could have done better in life …but be realistic.. What the police should do when dem come under fire …if …I prefer 10 bandit dead that 1 offices get hurt …..oh was these guys went some where else …n wasn’t robbers …come on people …find something else to do with u time …suppose dem d kill d people wa dem Robb..y’all would a quiet

  22. The Police dragnet is doing a Great Job, these bandits were a menace to society. Innocent and hardworking people were been beaten and robbed daily , hardworking people lives matter. How many times criminals serve their time in jail for robbery and within 24 hours of been released from jail they commit the same crime. So many victims are physically and mentally suffering as a result of the beatings or the gun shot wounds they receive by these bandits.

  23. So who was shooting at the Police? I saw that video. One of them was about to shoot the victim would you be even saying anything when that person is at home? They came to steal and use the guns they brought

  24. OVP, YOU FEEL YOU ARE EXEMPT FROM THE RAMPAGE OF THESE CRIMINALS, PERHAPS BECAUSE OF YOUR ETHNICITY . BUT YOU’LL COME TO YOUR SENSES SOONER OR LATER ‘ AS SOME HAVE ALREADY DONE .THEN YOU’ KNOW WHOSE LIVES MATTER .

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