South Africa shock as ‘police dragging’ video man dies


The incident was captured on mobile phone – courtesy South Africa Daily Sun

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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.

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Opinion:

“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.

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  1. #1 by Africa far and wide on February 28, 2013 - 1:27 pm

    This is so disturbing. It’s evidence of a society that has been completely desensitized.

    • #2 by argentumvulgaris on February 28, 2013 - 1:48 pm

      >AFaW, exactly why I posted it. Mankind is on the verge of destroying itself.

      Thanks for stopping by and the comment, appreciated.

      AV

  2. #3 by lennymaysay on March 2, 2013 - 10:04 am

    I happen to live in this crazy country. A beautiful country which is being totally raped by our ANC politicians…

    • #4 by argentumvulgaris on March 2, 2013 - 5:44 pm

      >lenny, ANC do appear to be creating problems. I’m not totally up with SA politics.

      AV

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