Monday, November 16, 2009

15 of the 17 cash robbers killed by police in the last two months were out on bail!

Here's the kicker. They were repeat offenders, career criminals and had 100 charges between them! Arrest, bail, arrest, bail, arrest, bail ... shoot them? There is no hope. Don't sit there day after day thinking the ANC has a strategy in place. It doesn't. It is too stupid to understand what to do. It is a liberation movement grounded in Marxist principles. It wasn't set up as a political party. It isn't governed by democratic values. Polokwane showed you that. It knows nothing about democracy and the intricacies of governing because it wasn't set up for that. I don't ask my mechanic to fix my TV set so why ask a Marxist liberation movement to govern in a democracy?

What you have in South Africa is a country where law and order has all but collapsed and the criminals know it. I guess this is the idea behind Zuma's 'shoot-to-kill' policy. Arresting these savages won't stop them, they are always let go and prosecuting them has a less than 10% chance so yeah, shooting the fu*kers dead is the only answer. Nice country South Africa has become eh, liberals? Proud are we of your little love child?

Pretoria -
The 17 cash-in-transit robbers who were shot dead in three separate incidents in three provinces in less than two months, were hardened criminals who were facing over 100 charges altogether - including armed robbery and murder.

They were shot dead during attempted cash-in-transit heists at Kameelfontein outside Pretoria, Gauteng, in Kuils River in the Western Cape and in Polokwane, Limpopo.

Documents shown to Beeld indicate that at least 15 of the robbers had, at the time of the incidents, been out on bail while awaiting trial,
whilst all of them had a criminal history.

The seven cash-in-transit robbers who were shot dead in Polokwane last week had 60 cases against them in total, ranging from armed robbery and murder to theft, burglary and the illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition. The majority of the cases against these 17 were pending, while a few had either been withdrawn, or the suspects were found not guilty.

With the exception of a member of the police's special task force who was shot in both legs at Kameelfontein, no members of the police or public were injured in any of the incidents.

'They threaten our freedom and safety'

National police spokesperson Lindela Mashigo said in reaction on Sunday that it is clear that the police were dealing with hardened criminals. The police are proud of its officers "who shot the thugs, because they threaten our freedom and safety", Mashigo added.

During the first incident in September, six cash-in-transit robbers were shot dead at Kameelfontein. Two of their suspected accomplices were arrested. All eight who were allegedly involved in this cash-in-transit heist were awaiting trial. Between them they were facing 32 charges altogether, ranging from robbery, armed robbery, burglary and rape, to attempted murder, escaping custody and the illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Just over a month after the incident, four cash-in-transit robbers were shot dead in Kuils River in the Western Cape. One man was arrested. These robbers had 26 cases against them, some of which were still pending.

Two of the robbers were awaiting trial on at least six charges, including murder, armed robbery, attempted murder and the illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition, among others.

No respect for the law

According to Mashigo, it is clear from the robbers' criminal history that they had no respect for the law or law enforcement officials. They were also a threat to people’s lives.

"Their mission is clearly that they don't want the police to stand in their way when they commit crimes," said Mashigo. "When the police do get in their way, they are prepared to kill us.

"The criminals aren't aiming broomsticks at us, but large calibre firearms.

"The law allows us to shoot and kill criminals who aim a firearm at us."

Mashigo said people should not hide these kinds of people in their communities, but hand them over to police "so that there can be an atmosphere of safety in our country". - Beeld

2 Opinion(s):

Islandshark said...

Roosterutopia...

Anonymous said...

African solution to an African problem. Considering the incapacity of most cops to write a coherent statement, the missing files and other shortcommings of our courts , the mess in the correctional system, culling seems to be the last option.
Sure , our constitution sounds a bit different on this matters, but it is anyway ignored on other subjects too. On a practical level
we need to way up if more innocent people would be killed by policeaction gone wrong or by this criminals if they would not get culled. At present I believe the culling to be the best course of action. But soon it will open the door to give the state immunity to any laws. Big dilema.
Lugguage shops and emigration specialist will have some good years ahead.