20090108

Afrikaner farmer told by cop: ‘all white dogs will be killed…’

 

AntiAfrikanerDemonisationCampaignersWomenOnFarmsProjectPlan Jan 8 2009. Tom de Wet Volksblad journalist Tom de Wet writes from Odendaalsrus in the Free State that elderly Afrikaner farmer Gert van Vuuren, 68, a former local police reservist for many years, was allegedly called a "white dog" by police officers, and told that "all white dogs in South Africa will be killed".

For several weeks now, Volksblad has reported complaints from the community about poor service delivery and alleged brutality by the police in Odendaalsrus.

Apparently the police even stood by, watching while a woman was cruelly assaulted by the father of her child, despite her having a domestic violence interdict from the law court against him.

  • Rudi van Vuuren has visited the new station commissioner, Senior Superintendent M B Mbongo, to discuss what happened to his father, Gert van Vuuren, 68, on his farm on Saturday. He was advised to file a complaint against the police officers involved.

Called a racist
Rudy said three police officers arrived on the farm Hilton in a police vehicle at about 14:00 on Saturday. They told his father they were there to bring the R100 which a former farm labourer owed him.

  • One of policemen then asked why Gert 'would take money from a poor man', whereupon he answered that the man owed him the money.
  • One of the constables then allegedly called Gert 'a racist' and also cursed his mother.

Gert told them to leave the farm immediately, whereupon they allegedly pulled out their guns and called him a 'white dog'. They then left. When they returned later on, Rudi's mother telephoned her son.

Upon his arrival on the farm, the policeman once again cursed his parents and his sister.
The police tried to leave when he arrived, but Rudi van Vuuren blocked the road with his vehicle and took a pen and paper to get their names. They apparently refused to identify themselves at first, but after he told them that he used to be a major in the commandos and that he knew his rights and the law, one of the policemen identified himself.
The driver of the vehicle, who was doing the cursing, also identified himself.

Reinforcements in EIGHT police car against one elderly, unarmed white man...
Rudy said he then tried unsuccessfully to call the police station in town and 10111 in order to file a complaint against the policemen and get them off the farm. While he was on the phone, one of the policemen allegedly told Rudy he 'could call Welkom, Bloemfontein and Pretoria; but no one would or could touch him.'

After Rudy had moved his vehicle and ordered the policemen to leave the farm, they refused to do so and said they were waiting for reinforcements. The reinforcements then arrived, in no less than eight police vehicles. When Rudy questioned this, he was told they had been called out to the farm.

Apparently they were told a huge lie, namely that a farm worker was being assaulted by the farmers on the farm and that the policemen who had wanted to help the man had been attacked, cursed, threatened at gunpoint and that the dogs had been set loose on them.
Rudy said he would like to know, among other things, why charges of defeating the ends of justice and crimen injuria were now being investigated against him and his father.
He would also like to know what the police had to do with private matters such as the return of R100 and, to top it all, how they could use a police vehicle to do so while they were on duty.

Complaint
Provincial superintendent Sam Makhele said people should first take their complaints to the station commissioner - even if the station commander may have been involved --  whereupon the matter would be handled through the right channels.
Police management understood the gravity of the allegations, but a complaint should be filed against those police officers who commit offences so that the offences could be investigated, he said.
http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/News/0,,2-7-1442_2450016,00.html

South African crime victims terrified of police:

 

January 8 2009 - South Africa's Christian Democratic Alliance has thrown its weight behind the Wall of Remembrance project for victims of South Africa’s crime epidemic, launched by the Trauma Society of South Africa.

Increasingly, South African crime victims are also terrified of allowing any police members into their homes to investigate crime scenes – because the police forces are now criminalising very rapidly and the public can no longer trust them, the Transvaal Agricultural Union, which represents the country’s few remaining commercial farmers, is also warning. This alsogreatly interferes in maintaining correct crime-statistics.

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Pictures above: On the left, an Xray by the Trauma Society of a recent knifing victim; on the right, a photograph of a knifing victim. Most of their other pictures are just too horrendous to publish. According to the SA Police Service’s crime statistics, there are many hundreds of thousands of trauma victims in SA each year – but the exact facts are difficult to find, the Trauma Society says. They now maintain their own database of all these treated trauma injuries, how they were dealt with, the recovery rate of trauma patients, and the effect South Africa’s violent crime epidemic has on families and the country’s socio-economic conditions.They also want to build a Wall of Remembrance logging all the details of these crime victims, pointing out that the SA Police Service’s crime statistics are wholly inadequate to even begin to get a grip on how to help the country’s hundreds of thousands of trauma victims . The South African violent crime rate has become so horrendous that it’s become impossible to exaggerate them – most journalists have to tone them down before publication in mainstream news media. For the 2007 ‘official’ statistics per category, access the police website http://www.saps.gov.za/statistics/reports/crimestats/2008/crime_stats_2008.htm

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Initiated by the Trauma Society of South Africa, the Wall of Remembrance would list details of individuals who have died or suffered trauma as a result of the country’s violent crime since 2000.  They have also set up a Trauma Registry to collect data relating to the type and management of trauma patients being seen in any medical institution.

Their spokesman said that such Internationally Trauma Registries are common practice, and would be considered mandatory for any Trauma Centre in normal societies – and such registries receive the full report of the policing services of such countries. This is not the case in South Africa.

“South Africa is unique in terms of the quantity and severity of trauma seen. It is high time that we were able to analyse, present and compare our data in a scientific manner.’

Kevin Southgate, a member of the National Leadership Council of the CDA, and spokesman on Safety and Security, says the party welcomes the initiative and will give its full support.

 

True crime statistics are a mystery:

SA_PoliceThatWeWant_policeaccountabilityCoZA "Sadly," he said, "this project comes about as a result of the failure of government to provide proper statistics with regard to crime without realising the full implications of their lack of disclosure and inadequate reporting methods."

According to Dr Elmin Steyn, of the Trauma Society of South Africa, the true number of deaths due to crime and violence in South Africa remains a mystery.

  • "With the Wall of Remembrance we aim not only to create a memorial to the individuals who have lost their lives, but also to build up a database of information on numbers, places and circumstances of death to provide a bulk of evidence to continue the struggle towards a safer society." she said.

Mr Southgate claimed that credible national statistics are impossible to find, not only because of the lack of a standardised compulsory national trauma data collection system. There is a very strong reluctance among government leaders to make public the available data:  "The government's failure in this regard, makes it impossible for other organisations such as TSSA to function properly and effectively," he said.

"The trauma and implications of violent crime have a compounding effect whereby, families are left without breadwinners, many left permanently disfigured or incapacitated and many man-hours lost to the economy."  The project is being piloted at various hospitals and is also available at the Health24 website on http://www.health24.com/tools/remembrance/remembrance.asp

Mr Southgate said he also felt that such a Wall of Remembrance would be important for emotional healing of families and friends as they largely felt ignored by government and received no compassion or understanding for their loss.

"Ridiculous statements by ANC members, (click on video), youtube.com/watch?v=7ZQC9pGG1HU telling those wh

o have experienced violent crime and voice their concerns, to leave the country, do not assist in this emotional healing process," he said. "Denying our statistics on violent crime is simply a means of avoiding responsibility."

"The CDA will be launching an awareness campaign across the country requesting the public to participate," he said. "Only when we have an extensive database of trauma deaths, can we holistically prepare awareness and prevention strategies at multiple levels in our country."

http://www.cda.org.za/press-nov.html#nov2

 

South African public increasingly terrified of criminal police

The Transvaal Agricultural Union, TLU commenting on the recent statement by the Minister of Safety and Security that 'the SA Police Service are battling with corrupt elements in its own ranks', said this was acknowledgement of the reality which everyone in South Africa now faced every day. Everywhere, reports are streaming in of policemen abusing crime victims when they arrive to investigate crimes; of uniformed, armed police officers forming robbery gangs; and of local police officers refusing to response to urgent calls from families while they are under attack by criminal gangs inside their own homes.

Victims of crime are increasingly terrified of letting any uniformed police into their homes to investigate crimes -- fearing that they will be mugged, robbed, raped and murdered instead, the farmers’ cooperative warns. They were, they said, ‘deeply worried' about the minister's admission that the country's own policing system was rapidly becoming part of problem which was creating the now totally out of control crime-epidemic.

  • "Whenever farmers are attacked, or any member of the public becomes a crime victim, they should be able to place their trust in the integrity of the local police they are forced to deal with.  The Minister now has confirmed that many members of the SAPD cannot be trusted - so how can members of the public be expected to trust any of them?”

Firearm licensing carried out by criminal cops:

The TLU says that of even greater concern is the admission that even members of the police are  involved in the firearm relicensing application process. By law, these corrupt police officers may enter any law abiding citizen’s homes (without any search warrant) under the pretext to inspect the legally required firearm-safes they must keep their registered firearms in.” (Also view the cynical video by the GunOwnersAssociaton on the left)

"In this process they also of course gain access to sensitive security information, which could and undoubtedly is being passed on to criminal gangs. Can the public be blamed for not being too willing to welcome members of the SAPD into their homes?"

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