Witness Appeal: Murder Of David Clarke

April 19, 2011

Gun Shooting Bandroom Lane Northshore Bermuda April 17 2011-1-2The Bermuda Police have issued a witness appeal following the recent murder of David Clarke, saying they are interested in speaking with anyone that may have seen person[s] on a white motorcycle wearing a red scarf in the general vicinity of the shooting Sunday night.

A Police spokesman previously said that Mr. Clarke, 26, was travelling west on North Shore Road at about 10:30pm on Sunday night [Apr.17] after leaving a function at the Mid Atlantic Boat Club.

He was less than 100 metres away from his home when he was shot, with the suspects thought to be two persons on a motorcycle who were also riding west on North Shore Road.

A Police spokesman said, “The team investigating the murder of David Clarke is interested in speaking with anyone that may have seen the riders of a white scooter or motorcycle, with one or more of the persons on the bike wearing a red scarf. These persons would have been in the North Shore Road / Long Ridge Pass / Lookout Lane (Tribe Road #2), Devonshire area.”

“If anyone saw individuals matching this description in the North Shore Road, Devonshire area on the night of Sunday, April 17th please contact the Serious Crime Unit on 299-8115 or the independent, confidential Crime Stoppers Bermuda hotline on 800-8477 (TIPS).”

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  1. True Dat says:

    ok dis what ya gotta do PO PO, are you listening:
    Go and pick up all gangstas from off dey turf cus dey der right now!!!
    wif red scarfs and white tees some are in black tees
    And then you need to interrogate them check see what color bikes dey be riding or what color bike someone close to them has!!!
    Start doing some serious investigation work PLEASE!!!!

  2. True Dat says:

    Please do not wait around for a witness because 9 times out of 10 ya not gonna get one
    It is time for a real Shake Down!!!

    Show them whos in CHARGE!!!
    This S&%T keeps going on because they feel safe and free and they are NOT scared!!!
    They Need some fright put into them because these thugs feel that they are above the LAW!!!

  3. DoortoDoor says:

    There needs to be a militant style shake down. Door to door. I am sure this time noone would mind, I know I wouldn’t just so we can save some lives. If you worry about them coming, then you have something to hide. Take em all in, search their homes,the homnes on their facebook, contacts in phones, check their yards, neigbors yards and follow them relentlessly. When they open the door, smile and say Good Morning and follow them………………..they will get tired. Give them no space to breath let alone kill another person. Use the army we have up there and let them carry their guns and if you run you die! Straight Up. NO more Mr. Nice Guy for these cowards.

    • True Dat says:

      I totally AGREE!!! Now If only they would listen and pay Attention!!!!

    • The mon says:

      yup and don’t forget their fan club on facebook some of you parents will be surprise to see who your daughters are hanging out with and drinking under age with and some of your son claming these gangs hey play time is over parent pay attention to what your kids are doing bring your child up they way you where brought up with the ROD peace.

    • Um just sayin says:

      What ever happened to the “Ankle Bracelet monitoring system” Kim Wilson talked about introducing to Bermuda. As the BPS put these punks out on bail, make sure they are wearing one of these bracelets so that you know their whereabouts at all times. Start implementing these things NOW. Get the judicial system up to speed. How many more lives need to be taken before a harsh deterent is put in place.

      • peaceandlove says:

        Kim Wilson wasn’t first to mention ankle braclets, Mark Pettingill talked about it about 5 years ago, i guess it would slow down business for SOME PEOPLE so they said NO to it.

        • LOL (original) says:

          sounds about right and it would offend the PLP voting base most.

          LOL

  4. bermudians at da best says:

    Here is the problem. Just imagine if a group of about 100 FED UP CITIZENS of Bermuda went and snatched these children up held hostage and beat them every day until they realize and understand that we are sick n f’n tired of them. Who is gonna end at westgate and co-ed. US! The police def. do not want us to do their job!!! As a matter of fact some of us are struggling to keep food on our tables and paying salaries through our tax paying dollar for a job not very well done. While the gov do a quick cut n paste on the condelence quote to the families of the victims.

  5. Terry says:

    Lord ‘DoortoDoor’……..Is this your plan of a take over? Hanging is out for Capital crimes. Sounds like some want to bring back the “Burch”.

    Even the few white/caucasion/portugese people that I know are now calling the Police the “Po-Po”.

    Thanks Grandma and Grandpa for working hard.

  6. ven says:

    @ tru dat at least try to write proper english if you want anyone to take your comments seriously.But I do agree with your statements.
    Just enough of talking or writing ignorantly as if every Bermudian talks or writes like that.

    • True Dat says:

      @VEN Do NOT MISS THE POINT!!!! TRUST ME I CAN SPEAK CORRECT ENGLISH IF I HAVE TOO BUT I DO NOT HAVE TO.. I DECIDED TO USE MY BERMUDIAN SLANG!!!
      SO SHUT THE HELL UP AND MAKE A COMMENT THAT PERTAINS TO THE MATTER AT HAND!!!!

      • Ven says:

        No i will not shut up.And my comments due pertain at the matter at hand,and now is not the time for back and forth arguements while a crisis exists in Bermuda.

        • true dat says:

          THats why you should have kept ya comment about proper english to youself:)
          then we would not have any need for any back and forth conversation
          peace

        • Spell Check says:

          * “do” not due (waving finger at you)

  7. ven says:

    As for the police and what is going on.Every since the 3rd or 4th shooting people have been saying in order for this to stop they will have to break down doors at 3 am and drag some of these guys out of their holes.After each shooting its the same old statements by the police,”we would like people to come forward ,and please contact crime stoppers at ….”
    ENOUGH! already!!!!!!!!! Too many families living in fear ot their drug addicted children,with the police simply waiting for I dont know what to happen before they really start a reaction that shakes up the island and saves Bermuda.
    Enough of whos fault it is the Governers ,the Police ,the Premier.
    At the end of the day what will save bermuda is POLICE GETTING TOUGH!
    Cut and Dry that is the solution.Other things may help and assist ,but when its all said and done we need a strong police force.Its people smoking and buying drugs everyday like there are no police on this island.They are taking the police and laws as a joke.
    I mean what is it going to take for us to get to that point?? We need to be there now!!!!!

    • True Dat says:

      EXACTLY!!!=)

    • Nicole says:

      That’s what I’m saying. Like what do they have meeting about? What are the police doing? NOTHING! Like you said everytime a shooting happens it’s the same thing over and over. From the witness appeals to the 250+ comments on bernews arguing and whatnot. Why don’t they do some search warrants!!

  8. True Dat says:

    Tap Phones, Follow their every move, follow their girlfriends or boy friends everymove Just get all up in the Business!!!!!
    Trust One Of MOFO’S WILL CRACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Ven says:

      @ Tru Dat …We are on the same page Tru dat and I do agree with you I am just frustrated like many other bermudians at the path our small island is taking

      • true dat says:

        I feel you Ven, Everybody just fed up and stress right now cause this Tiny Island is in a CRISIS!!! and nothing is getting done about it!!!… So not cool at all i got 2 sons and a daughter and if anything happen to them I don’t know what I would do!!!! This thing has gone way pass gang related violence this S#!T is completely senseless right now!!!! and the Ones that have the power to serve and protect are not Serving and protecting!! Sooooo Frustrating!!!

  9. Terry says:

    So now we have gang bangers using Bernews. I have been subjectto editing. This is ridiculas.

  10. LOL (original) says:

    Just a question do you think that your rights will magically reappear after the shootings? Personally I think they will use this as a justification to enter for any new reseason they deem nessecary to them.

    LOL erosion of rights for these guys oh well.

    • Ven says:

      @ lol if you have nothing to hide then you have nothing to worry about.I dont care what the police do and how many homes they bust into cause i have nothing to hide.

      • LOL (original) says:

        Nothing to hide here either but we have rights. If you wish to give up your rights then fine let strangers walk and look though your sh&t. As I said if and when they decide to bust down your door and find nothing do you think they will pay for any damages as you know you do not have to be present during the search. People here are to short sighted and can’t see the implications to decisions that are made. Guess that goes for politicians as well even though I’m sure they will no search their houses without notifying them first.

        LOL

  11. Terry says:

    True dat…..yah sumtin. You would be the first to bitch/moan about the “Po Po” breaking down doors.

    The doors that need to be broken down are the ones of denial and greed.

    Thats not gonna happen. Too much invested. Commerce is down but everyone ( not all) is high on something. Open your sliding glass door or window……two things…loqusts and weed…………. ( diesel fumes excluded).

    Nite all. Wake me up and give me $2 for the next RG …Shooting on ……………………

    • true dat says:

      @ Terry Na Man!!! um not one of those People that Bitch and Moan
      I just want the senseless murdering to stop
      and for the PO PO to take action on the right People because they are not hiding
      for them to do their JOB
      thats its!!!
      they take an oath to Serve and Protect!!! so now do it!!!
      dats it!!

  12. WONDERING says:

    Well for sure the police cannot do all of this alone WE ALL NEED TO MAKE A CONSORTED EFFORT TO BRING BERMUDA TO WHAT IT USE TO BE….A WHOLE LOT OF PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY KNOW WHO THESE PEOPLE ARE BUT CHOOSE TO STAY SILENT,WE ALL NEED TO HELP IN ANYWAY WE CAN TO PUT AN END TO THESE SENSELESS KILLINGS….STOP FINGER POINTING ON WHOM SHOULD BE DOING THERE JOB,ITS ALL OF US JOBS…I’VE LOST A FEW RELATIVES TO THIS TOO,THAT ARE ON BOTH SIDES OF THESE SO CALLED GANGS…DAMN,LETS HELP MY PEOPLE BEFORE ONE OF OUR LITTLE BABIES GET CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE…

    • true dat says:

      The thing is the police have the necessary tools to handle the situation
      We (the everyday law abiding citizen) do not these
      Guys are got guns and They are using them,
      Which is why we need the Law enforcement to step up and do what they have to do!!
      People that Know who is doing all of this Badness are most likely to scared to speak up at this Point and unfortunately thats just whats real!!!
      So we need some Militant action to take place sad but true

  13. shirley Richardson says:

    ALL OF THIS “THE POLICE NEEDS TO GET TOUGH TALK”. IS SO IRONIC, I REMEMBER A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO, THE FORMER PREMIER,DR.BROWN SAID WE NEED TO GET TOUGH AND BRING IN THE SWAT TEAM FROM THE US,THE LEVEL OF PUSH BACK FROM THE PUBLIC WAS ASTOUNDING, THE GOVORNOR REJECTED THE IDEA, SOME IN THE PUBLIC USED HIS SUGGESTIONS AS YET ANOTHER EXCUSE TO DEMONIZE AND CRITCIZE THE MAN.NOW EVERYONE IS CRYING THE BLUES, LIKE BIG BABIES, YOU KNOW THE THEME, NOT MY CHILD, THESE GUYS JUST NEED LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING, OR AS MICHAEL DUNKLEY SAID (WE NEED A SOCIAL CONTRACT WITH THESE BOYS)
    WHAT A JOKE, PEOPLE WITH GUNS ARE NOT LOOKING TO BE SOCIAL, THEY ARE LOOKING FOR POWER THROUGH FEAR, AND THEY SEEM TO BE GETTTING IT. NOW I’LL WAIT FOR THE INSULTS AND CRITICS.

    • Tired of nonsense says:

      Sorta like how when Michael Dunkley put forward, in the 2007 election platform, the notion of harder punishments and the “3 strikes rule” as a means to cut down on violent crime.

      The response from the PLP (namely Mr. Marc Bean),”They (read UBP and whites) are all neo-fascists that want to lock us all up!”

      I know what you mean Mrs. Richardson

    • go get 'em says:

      You appear to misunderstand M Dunkley’s ‘Social Contract’ thing … Not surprisingly though.

    • Guy says:

      No insults here. You’re right. The “great” dr. called for it and there was an uproar from the public. Now look!!!….the silent Cox should bring the convo back to life and no one will object!

    • Rockfish#2 says:

      @ Shirley Richardson,
      Insults and critics?
      There was no need then, and certainly not now for any of your fellow American (shoot first then ask questions) swat teams. Again, unless BERMUDIANS are prepared to pass any apparent gang related information to the BPS, the situation will only deteriorate!!! You and Brown’s kick the doors down etc. strategy will only alienate the police from the people whose help they need. Furthermore, it will almost certainly lead to more violence/ bloodshed. Opposition to this stupid idea is warranted, and hopefully, common sense will prevail.

    • Terry says:

      Swat Teams are not the answer now or never. They have a purpose and are always “after the fact”. The Police have highly trained ERT’s and others. SWAT Teams are highly visable and just don’t drive a round all day looking for ‘trouble’.

      I can appreciate where your comming from buut with a big black truck zipping in and out of these narrow lanes and heavily travelled roads it’s a complete waste of manpower and monies we don’t have.

      The Police are quite capable of doing searches armed/unarmed with support. The ones doing these henious crime target well and you can be assured that they have followed their target many times and when the situation is right for the bastards they strike.

      They know when the Police are in an area at all times of the day/night and they’d be even more stupid and calous to assassinate someone without a plan.

      I don’t have to Google anything. Been there, done that.

      A safe day too all.

  14. Survey says:

    The fact that none of these victims is in any way gang related means that these murders must be totally random. We should all be very scared – You or I could be next!

    • LOL (original) says:

      You really think these are random shooting?

      LOL

      • Survey says:

        Well they must be since people keep coming forward saying that the victims were nice boys with no gang connections.

        Hence, logics suggests these are purely random. What other possible explanation is there?

  15. two cents says:

    @ Tru Dat

    Since you are so adamant, why don’t you apply to join the force and begin your campaign to eradicate all of this nonsense yourself! Actions speak louder than words! Pen is mightier than the sword however not the bullet! Because your comments show pure ignorance and extreme lack of knowledge to the in and outs of policing, especially on a small island as this!

    • True Dat says:

      @Two Cents
      I am not about to get into any argument about who is ignorant and he is not…
      But just like You yourself are saying….

      *especially on a small island as this!*

      The Violence should have by no means have gone as far as it has!!!

      Since I know nothing about Policing and how it works
      then maybe you shoud explian
      Because I really don’t get I am going to be honest
      I have No Idea at this point what the POLICE are for!!!

      And Trust me If I had The force Behind me!!!
      This situation would have Been handled!!!!
      You can Believe that!!

  16. Terry says:

    It’s too bad that our comments overlap at times and it may seem that I am copcatting others but be assured I am not. Since at times I can be vocal and try to bring my dry humour here to this sight, my comments are moderated some more than others. I can deal with that but this is a burning issue and we need more common sense response’s. Frustraion is a bitch and at this stage of the scenario things are well out of control and in reality not the fault of the Government ( unless someone has info that this is so).

    Pray, hold virgils all you want. It’s time for people to stand up. Michigan is a ghost state now. Atlanta is becoming a city of workers who flee at punch out time.

    21 square miles. Knowwhere to run and hide. All the money and weed only last a season.

    End of summer and fall are approaching. Harvest will not be good.

    Time to get ‘Mommas’ boys off the wall. The hemroids are killing us. And yes…..jobs are hard to find and the ecconomy is sinking but remember, those years of wall sitting are over. Family took care of the guys and gals that just hung out.

    Family is suffering in more ways than one.

    A great day too all and don’t paint the wall sitters with the lizzard brush. At this rate, people will be hard to find and ‘good morning’ will really have an effect that you never thought possible.

    • Citizen Banned says:

      Terry I couldn’t agree more. Praying and holding vigils is the same as doing NOTHING!

  17. Up & Ova says:

    I agree Terry – prayer vigils, marches are passive reactions to violent hands on crimes. A crude crime should receive a PROMISED/GUARANTEED crude reaction & punishment. Instead of driving past the areas in which these suspected anti-social ant-life folk hang, the police need to ~get gangsta~ & do the policing versions of drive-bys – forcibly haul them up, raid them, under obvious suspicion of anti-social deviant people, or being accessories to such. If these anti-socials can forcibly put enough hate and cold in their hearts to shoot to kill and if they miss, try try again on whomever…then they too deserve harsh unusual treatment to eradicate their behaviour. the police need to police & go HARD on these guys & the females directly affiliated and in knowledge of such violent behaviour and intentions. Right now those social deviants know – JUST KNOW that they basically getting slapped on the wrist and are being barely sniffed out by those who police …including us the private citizen. We should be so enraged as a community whole that THEY are scared of US and what we might be driven to do to THEM.