Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Video: Metro Cops ‘assault’ tow truck driver

There are numerous examples one can use to show why a multiethnic society is a dangerous environment to live in. Where it is not dangerous it is, at the bare minimum, downright frustrating. 

The risk factor increases when a minority group is outnumbered by an ethnic group who have an inborn tendency to be excessively hostile and violent towards others – even their own kind. This inborn tendency was one of the rationales for racial segregation (aka apartheid), which Mike Smith also highlighted in his series of articles (a work in progress) titled Opening Pandora’s Apartheid Box.

Here’s another example of the type chaos one can expect when you’re living among savages. The video, published on Youtube on 2 April 2013, shows the chaos taking place at a scene where a truck driver is arrested by members of the Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD), apparently for common assault. The tow truck driver, however, alleges that he was the one being assaulted. The video was taken by a bystander, obviously with a cellphone. Between all the chaos and harsh words you can clearly hear a female savage shouting, “…You are not allowed to take photos, why are you taking photos?”

Yes, I couldn’t watch the whole video either! Right clicked – Stopped download after about 2 min.

Here’s the story behind the video, as published by Looklocal (Clinton Botha: Roodepoort):

The community is shocked after a tow truck driver in his late 40s was verbally abused and allegedly assaulted by Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) officers at an accident scene in Horison late Thursday evening (28 March).

Henk Van den Berg (49), an A1 Assist tow truck driver was ultimately arrested, and had to spend some time in jail at the Roodepoort police station that night. A group of between 20 and 25 friends and family members held a protest outside the police station requesting that van den Berg should be released. He was eventually released on a warning. Van den Berg also had to be treated at Krugersdorp Private Hospital.

According to the witness, Anthony McBride from the Horizon Blockwatch, “At the scene of an accident, the metro police asked the woman involved in the accident to write a statement. She then explained that she was in a shock and could not do the writing out of the statement.

“A family member of the woman proposed to write out the statement on her behalf but he was told to f@#& off”.

Henk Van den Berg then according to McBride told the officer to let the gentleman write it out. The woman can just sign it off.

"Henk was then told to not interfere in the officer’s work and also told to f@#& off.

"At the time, Henk received a phone call where the metro officer accused him of taking photos of the metro officer.

“The metro officer suddenly grabbed Henk’s phone, pulling him with the help of another officer saying he would be locked up. They then pulled and pushed him around and threw him to the ground.

“While all this was happening, video footage has been recorded.

“The officers declined any information, not showing any badges or offering their names at the time, also saying that we are welcome to call f@#&ing Wayne Minnaar (JMPD Chief Superintendent) as they don't give a damn”.


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whiteson said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

This whole country is a disappointment Tia. These blacks are going for any white person. There is no solution for as long as blacks are at the helm. It's getting worse day by day.

FanonPoqoChimurenga said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

There are cases of police abuse and misconduct almost all over the world. Plus the vid does not show the viewed how the thing started, but clearly the tow driver was arguing with the JMPD cops for whatever reason. I know many cities in the USA where if you argue with the cops you'll get beaten and/or shocked with a tazer. The place to argue against cops is in court not at roadside.

Tia Mysoa said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

@FanonPoqoChimurenga – I agree with what you say, but when you’re outnumbered by a gang of abusive cops you stand very little chance of arguing your case successfully in court - it’s their word against yours. In this specific case someone had the savvy to record the incident. It is obviously the main reason why they released the man. These are Metro cops; they are not members of the SA Police. They are responsible for upholding the traffic laws of the country, but 9 out of 10 times they behave like hooligans – as if they’re above the law. They have a racist tendency to target predominantly white areas. One of your best weapons against these thugs is a cellphone with a camera.

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