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Accused curfew breacher says cops are ‘unfair’ when enforcing the law

A Virgin Gorda man who was charged alongside two relatives for breach of curfew has complained of receiving discriminatory treatment from law enforcers.

Cliff Creque as well as his father Clinton, and brother Chris, were all brought before the Magistrate’s Court on Thursday and pleaded not guilty to the offence.

But according to Cliff, he and his relatives were singled out among a larger gathering of persons at the time of the alleged incident.

“That’s unfair … They had other people there and they were not charged,” he told the court.

It is alleged that around 5:45 pm on April 12, 2020 when the BVI was under a 24-hour lockdown, the police were informed of an illegal gathering happening at Petty Pasture.

After an inquiry, the police found that the three relatives were not essential workers and they did not have any reasons to break curfew.

However, the three Creque’s were adamant that they were in the vicinity of their home when the police stopped them. They added that a presumably off-duty police officer was at the gathering and the officer was not charged for breach of curfew.

The Creque’s maintained that the enforcement of local laws was unfair and did not favour ‘the common man’.

Meanwhile, after Magistrate Khadeen Palmer offered $10,000 signed bail and the condition that the trio must report to the Virgin Gorda Police Station every Friday between 7 am and 7 pm, the trio sought to retract their initial guilty plea.

They said dealing with bail and its accompanying reporting conditions was too much of a hassle. However, Magistrate Palmer dismissed that guilty plea. She said based on their prior statement, she could not accept their plea change.

According to previous statistics from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force, more than 100 curfew breaches had occurred around the time the Creque’s were implicated.

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  1. HEAR YE HEAR YE says:

    THE FORCE ONLY TARGET LOCALS

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  2. Truth says:

    They are very unfair and are crooks, most of those cops!

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  3. Windy says:

    Only unfair when you’re stupid enough to get caught.

  4. Untruth says:

    Well if you followed the Police Arrest Blotter, you would know that white persons have indeed been charged with breach of curfew, so don’t make up lies to suit your anti-white agenda.

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    • @ Untruth says:

      First, every Black/Brown person on earth have a personal and existential to be anti-white. As, not one single one has not been adversely affected by his ways, mind, thoughts and deed. Nosaint are they.

      Second, arrogancea false sense of superiority and i can do what i want, my kind dominates the world is why noone would bother to read when a white got arrested.

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      • @Untruth says:

        Clearly not everyone because im not ainti-white, however I do happen to be anti-nonsense so your whole statement makes no sense to me.

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      • @@untruth says:

        and the white people must feel persecuted by us black here in the BVI. It’s time to get real…..

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        • Persecuted says:

          No – as a mixed white race expat – I am certainly NOT persecuted. I do feel like a second class citizen though. Part of me accepts that as part of the work permit deal. Says plainly on the tin what my rights are in this country.

      • @@untruth says:

        I have little idea what you’re trying to say but it sounds racist against white people. Am I wrong? Happy to be corrected.

  5. indee says:

    They had other people there and they were not charged,” he told the court.

    They added that a presumably off-duty police officer was at the gathering and the officer was not charged for breach of curfew

    Cant commit no offences with those 3. Take your charges like a man and stop dry snitch. if you was home you wouldn’t of been before the court

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  6. eyed says:

    arrest me hunky guys😇

  7. Anonymous says:

    Bigg grill up in the yard sunday come see
    How we livingg
    —GreenTeam

  8. J says:

    He admitted that they broke curfew…..guilty as charged.

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