The American hippie movement in the sixties, had numerous slogans with regards to the “pigs” as the police were referred to. One slogan that constantly springs to mind, which has become a mantra for the SAPS, and has become painfully true for the South African citizen.
Every time these uniformed thugs get prosecuted, the state gets sued and the tax paying population forks the bill. Thuggery has become the norm in the SAPS. Unfortunately all the good police staff have either left or been forced or is that “farced out.”
DANGEROUS TEN YEAR OLD ARRESTED
The upset family of ten-year-old Afrikaans girl Sami-Jo Pietersen-Swart said she was arrested and bundled into a van by ten 'verbally-abusive", armed policemen who wore bulletproof vests and showed up at 2.30am on Friday at their middle-class home.
The allegedly heavy-handed arrest of mother Angela, carried out in the middle-class suburb of Glen-Vista, a southern region of Johannesburg in South Africa, now is under investigation by the SA Police Directorate.
There is very good reason for concern: it has been reported many times in the past by human rights organisations that police arrived at private homes and arrested the females of the family, who then were taken to townships, gang-raped and even killed. The victims were of all races.
Leon Swart, Pietersen-Swart's husband, says he followed the police van to Rosettenville police station, where the distraught father had to plead with the police to give Sami-Jo back to him, which they eventually did.
However he followed the van, and this had never happened,' he said. "It was very traumatic," said Pietersen-Swart. My daughter and I didn't stop screaming. I struggled to breathe." Sami-Jo now is being treated for respiratory problems at the Linksfield Park clinic. Police spokeswoman Lorraine van Emmerik said the accusations were serious and were being investigated. see
In a strange incident the Afrikaner man and the two children with him were hunted down by police chopper, and brutally arrested by a large group of armed cops. The boy was assaulted and allegedly threatened that they 'would kick in his rib-cage' -- and then the family was taken back to Bloemfontein, accused of a non-existent murder of an unknown black woman.
However the local cops who showed up at the scene of this freak-accident linked the report they'd just received about Van Sitters buying window frames; claimed the woman was killed in an 'armed robbery' -- and all hell broke lose.
When David Pieterse junior questioned the policeman’s conduct, several other policemen joined in and started swearing at him and assaulting him before throwing him in a police van. When his father tried to intervene, he too was assaulted and arrested. Police also grossly insulted his mother Susan, threatened to arrest her, and a policewoman kicked her on the leg.
The Afrikaners feared for their lives, as police threatened to take the (white) family to the high-crime (black )townships of Soshanguve and Atteridgeville to be “sorted out”.
He awarded both David senior and junior $13,500 in damages each; Mrs Pieterse $5,000 and Jason $6,000. The SA Police Service also was ordered to pay their legal costs. see also see See
On January 8, 2009, Afrikaans journalist Tom de Wet, writing in the Volksblad daily, reported from Odendaalsrus in the Free State province of a clearly racist incident in which elderly Afrikaner farmer Gert van Vuuren, 68, a former local police reservist for many years, was cursed as a "white dog" by police officers, and told that "all white dogs in South Africa will be killed".
Van Vuuren's son had taken the journalist with him when he went to visit the new police station commissioner, Senior Superintendent M B Mbongo, to discuss what had happened to his father, Gert van Vuuren, 68, on his farm on Saturday, accompanied by a journalist of Volksblad.
No charges have ever been placed against these feral cops.