The elephant in the room is obviously the fact that the police should be arresting ‘drug dealers’ and protecting their communities from the ‘scourge of drugs’. Realistically though, if you’re despised by your community and shot at all week for less that fifteen grand a month on average – the temptations of the prohibition system are too much for the average cop to resist most of the time. This phenomena isn’t unique to SA. Drug prohibition is, after all, the number one breeding ground for corruption worldwide.
No wonder there are more cops leaving the service than joining. It must be an awful burden on the ‘good cops’ conscience watching this endemic thuggery within our underpaid, demotivated, role model-less police service – and saying nothing.
This incident differs from others we’ve dealt with because the tavern owners are standing their ground and have contacted the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID).
The Directorate have already started a formal investigation and have visited the local police station.
We are in Whatsapp contact on the ground with these brave victims of physical assault at the hands of the ‘protect and serve’ crew and will assist wherever we can.
After all, in the words of last year’s Police head honcho, we have to make things unbearable for the criminals of South Africa, and whatever you think of the video, you have to admit, there are some serious criminal offences taking place.
Protection? Maybe. But only if the price is right on the night…… Oh, and by the way – is Dagga prohibition working for you?