South African police crisis

Jamie McKane

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South African police crisis

The South African Police Service has a huge crisis on its hands, with a large number of officers being unfit to carry firearms.

Beeld reported that 41% of police officers (8,731 out of 21,206) who were assessed failed their annual shooting test.
 

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@Jamie McKane
Just an idea
It would be nice if mybb could write an article on the manner in which the saps have been trying over the years till today, with the backing of an organization that is funded by foreign donors, to make it impossible for law abiding citizens to own firearms for self defense or sport usage.

The saps/cfr (Central Firearm register) is in a total mess, with them continously loosing court cases, as they have every one of us funding their legal teams using our money against us.


Our media hardly ever covers these important aspects, and if and when they do, they do so without understanding what is happening on the ground.
 

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Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
Who will watch the watchers?
Who will protect us from the protectors?
 

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The problem is, it's not all of them. There are dedicated and hard-working police officers. But the rest are giving them a bad name.
However we can't protect the entire country with just a handful of decent police officers.
The same applies to SOEs, government, etc.

South Africa's biggest problem is a "moral deficit" which seems to be ingrained in our culture(s). The majority "want" but without honesty, integrity, good work ethic, etc. so they steal, kill and destroy to try get what they want instead.

Until the country's "culture" changes, things cannot improve.
 

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However we can't protect the entire country with just a handful of decent police officers.
The same applies to SOEs, government, etc.

South Africa's biggest problem is a "moral deficit" which seems to be ingrained in our culture(s). The majority "want" but without honesty, integrity, good work ethic, etc. so they steal, kill and destroy to try get what they want instead.

Until the country's "culture" changes, things cannot improve.
Careful Paul! The ANC comrades might see your factual post and call you a racist before the weekend is over Ask me all about it.
 

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The problem is, it's not all of them. There are dedicated and hard-working police officers. But the rest are giving them a bad name.
There were some good people working for the Gupta companies as well. Still corrupt as he77.
The good people cannot effect positive change, therefore the organization is rotten and corrupt to the core.
 

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South African police crisis

The South African Police Service has a huge crisis on its hands, with a large number of officers being unfit to carry firearms.
Nothing new.
Goes back as far as 2012.
The SA Police Service is locked in a battle with a union over the removal of firearms from more than 27000 officers found unfit to carry them and the placing of seasoned policemen as security guards.

The SA Policing Union made a successful urgent application late last week for an interdict prohibiting Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa and acting national police chief Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi from disarming policemen in all nine provinces who have been declared unfit to handle guns.

https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2012-04-23-police-blocked-from-disarming-officers/
 

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Does someone know why the South African Police is so grossly understaffed? With the very high crime rates in South Africa, one would think the police numbers are above the world's average but South Africa is only having half that. Why? Why does the government protect criminals? What are they spending the money on?
 

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A policeman once asked me if I knew why the SAPS emblem is always on the door of a policevan.
I told him that I did'nt know.
He then told me that the reason for this is so that policemen would know where the doors are.
Hehe.
 

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quick someone post an example of something similar happening elsewhere in the world to make it appear normal
Off-topic.

Meanwhile, over at The Usuals' headquarters:

* WA (Whataboutism Alarm) starts blaring *

;)
 

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Is it still called a crisis when it is the intentional policy of government to maintain a police force that is poorly trained, poorly funded and poorly equipped?
 

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The problem is, it's not all of them. There are dedicated and hard-working police officers. But the rest are giving them a bad name.
This is true. This just shows, again, that the minority have to take care of the majority
 

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So what does this article have to do with Technology ? Or are political related topics now the order of the day ?
 
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