South Africa’s police watchdog is investigating the death of a Mozambican taxi driver who was allegedly handcuffed to the back of a police van and dragged through the streets.
Video footage taken by a bystander of the incident, near Johannesburg, has been shown in the local media.
A spokesman for the Police Investigative Directorate said he was “shocked” by the footage.
Rights groups often accuse South African police of brutality.
“The fact that the crowd watched and did nothing to help, some even cheering, is a sad indictment of the state of our society.” – BBC
This incident in South Africa is not an isolated incident; police forces the world over are manned by arseholes in a uniform who take grotesque pleasure in their power.
There are some good cops around, but there are too many bad ones.