GUYANESE CRY OUT FOR JUSTICE WHILE THE POLICE COMMISSIONER COMPLAINS ABOUT HIS PERSONAL FEELINGS BEING HURT, HE SHOULD GET OVER IT AND DO HIS JOB!
The Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID) has noted the complaint, by the Joint Services of Guyana, about criticism of Police Commissioner, Nigel Hoppie. The Commissioner is under fire because he and the Crime Chief bungled the Henry double murder investigation. They have failed to arrest the killers. They have also failed to arrest the individuals who killed Haresh Singh and Darryl James. Their incompetence is a national disgrace.
Mr. Hoppie has followed PPP government instructions and directed his ranks to shoot Afro-Guyanese protestors at Hopetown, Belladrum, Number 5 Village, Goldern Grove and Nabaclis. His ranks also shot squatters at Success Village; including women and children. These are crimes against humanity for which there must be accountability. CGID is in the process of asking the international community to sanction the Police leadership and politicians who give these instructions.
The illegal PPP regime is using the Police and bullets to force citizens to accept its legitimacy. The PPP regime is abusing state power by instructing the Police to hunt down its political enemies and Afro-Guyanese GECOM officials who are expected to be witnesses in the APNU+AFC elections petition case. The Commissioner has become a PPP puppet. He is facilitating this abuse of power. The unlawful actions of the Police, under his command, are helping the PPP fulfill its desire to turn Guyana into an authoritarian state that oppresses black people. For this the Commissioner will have a an unpleasant, tumultuous, rough tenure.
The Commissioner is alive and well. While he has the fortune of using his flourishing, affluent life to complain about condemnation of him, the murder victims unfortunately cannot complain about the police’s incompetence that has denied them justice. CGID and Guyanese will therefore be the voice of the dead victims. We are unconcerned about the personal feelings of hurt of the Commissioner. Our only concern is his failure on the job.
The Commissioner took an oath to serve and protect the people, and uphold the constitution of Guyana. Under his leadership, the Force has abdicated this solemn constitutional mandate. It has become a serial violator of the law. Commissioner Hoppie’s actions and failures have caused the Force to lose its credibility, integrity and public trust. The Commissioner should stop wasting time complaining and do his job.
He and the Crime Chief should get off their lazy posteriors and redouble their efforts and resources to ensure an expeditious and credible investigation of the recent murders. We will not allow Guyana to return to the days when the police sat idly by and allowed PPP death squads to murder several hundred Afro-Guyanese, young men with impunity. To date there has been no justice.
One month after the killings, forensic experts have not been brought in to conduct a thorough, scientific investigation of the Henry double murders by PPP supporters. What is the PPP government and the Police Commissioner covering up? The Commissioner and Crime Chief must stop acting as obstructionists and solve these crimes. The families of Joel and Isiah Henry, Haresh Singh, Michal Jonas and Darryl James deserve justice. They are the ones hurting and with whom we sympathize. They are the ones who deserve our attention. Not the trash about the personal feelings of the Police Commissioner.
Mr. Hoppie is the worst Police Commissioner in twenty years. His incompetence and buffoonery rivals that of Floyd McDonald. Every Guyanese must condemn his demonstrated weakness; incompetence; acute paucity of knowledge and intellectual heft and his egregious human rights violations. CGID will relentlessly and resolutely continue to fight for justice for the murder victims regardless of the personal feelings of the Commissioner.
CARIBBEAN GUYANA INSTITUTE FOR DEMOCRACY (CGID)
OCTOBER 5, 2020