Policing the police – get on board

Citizens and the Good Cops join forces against the criminal, abusive cops…

Andre Snyman of eblockwatch.co.za writes:  “This video below shows the kind of criminal behaviour by the SA Police which make the Good Police who network with www.Eblockwatch .co.za very angry. Take a look at this video — then take action. Get all your friends who want to team up with eblockwatch – take on the Dirty Cops by registering to eblockwatch.co.za

Get the Power back to the The People!

Last weekend eblockwatch.co.za managed to get a group of ladies out of jail before they had to spend the long weekend locked up — because the police were ‘dragging their feet to lay charges’:

video above: two seperate groups of South African Police officers in two police cars were involved in the above scene: one group beat up and then LOOTED the man’s belongings (watch closely to what happens to his blue bag on the right). The other group of cops meanwhile, walked right past the scene and were posted only a few metres away – but failed to intervene in the brutal beating of this man. Civilians even strolled up to get a closer look – and only one of  all these people – namely the person shooting the video –  apparently saw anything wrong with the brutal way this unarmed man was set upon by so many armed police officers… Amazingly, he staggered to his feet, clearly hurt, after the beating and one can surmise from his body-language that he cursed the cops. These are the kind of police officers who now are supposed to protect the South African public…

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Andre Snyman, the host at eblockwatch.co.za, writes: “Three weeks ago I received a phone call from a police officer who called to apologise for the bad behaviour of a specific police officer in his division. I could not believe what I was hearing and I immediately asked if I could meet up with him so that I could hear more about the incident and why he really called. Within a few hours I was having coffee with him and a few of his colleagues. They were very despondent because of the corruption in the force and they felt that they were losing the respect and support of the public.

Good cops versus Bad Cops:

At eblockwatch we always take the negative and turn it into a positive. So we are putting together a police reaction team of Good Cops that eblockwatch can mobilise to take down bad cops. And – just like in the movies we need the public’s assistance. We want you and as many of your friends to register on eblockwatch as crime spotters. Then we would like you to leave a R10 note in your car. See your members home page for volunteer type. Write the number of the R10 and leave the piece of paper in your car. Important. This is only for registered http://www.eblockwatch.co.za members. It does not work if your cellphone is not connected to our system.

In response to a rising number of reported incidents about police abusing their power Eblockwatch had already launched the Police the Police campaign. FREE to all registered eblockwatch members – please ensure that your 4-Support member details are correct in the system (especially their email addresses!). Please note that normal cell phone rates apply for the call.

All members please save 0822360003 to your contacts. If you are pulled over by the police dial this number, the conversation between you and the police is recorded and saved on our server. We ask that you try to provide as much detail as possible during the conversation: Describe the police car (make, model, colour, the number painted on the side of the car along with the registration number) Ask the police person for their name and badge number Mention the number of police officers. Make it clear to the officer that you have just made a call to your friend to tell them where you are. Describe your location and surroundings. Try to let the phone remain in a position where the conversation can be recorded. When you hang up, a link to the voice recording is sent in an email to your four support members. An additional benefit for our members with the panic button service is that we immediately send an sms notification to them to check their email for your voice recording.

A note about the length of the call: as many people have been testing the service by simply dialling in and then hanging up we have set the system to only send out the email with the link to the recording if the call was longer than 5 seconds. This is to cut down on false alarm situations. The purpose of this service is to have evidence of the bogus cop or cop abusing their power To have your 4 support members get the details of your situation via the recording The mere fact that the police officer is aware of being recorded will encourage the correct behaviour. http://www.eblockwatch.co.za

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White policewoman charged with ‘disrespect’ — but she was the one who was assaulted by her black boss…
2011-03-23. An indication of how badly-fractured the internal relations are between white and black police officers in the SAPS, a white police-constable was facing an internal hearing yesterday, accused of being ‘disrespectful of a senior officer by throwing her hands up in the air’. The female white police-constable identified only as M. Crewe, stood trial in an internal police-discliplinary hearing yesterday when an unexpected, independent witness showed up – who testified that it was the young white constable who had been assaulted and verbally abused on May 28 2010 by the black senior officer who had accused her.  

Constable Crewe’s job was saved when Jan Sewata Sephlapela, a citizen who was pulled over by Crewe an a colleague in a traffic check on May 28 last year, submitted testimony at the young white constable’s internal hearing – describing how the young woman was beaten up and verbally abused by Gen-maj F N Vuma, the chief of operational- and general support at the SAPS headquarter’s crime-intelligence unit… (source: Hilda Fourie, Beeld). Constable Crewe was forced to appear in the discliplinary hearing, charged by Vuma with ‘behaving disrespectfully towards a senior officer for throwing her hands up in the air’. However the charge against her was immediately withdrawn, said her legal counsel Jack Gerber, after Sephlapela, submitted his description of what had really happened to constable Crewe. His statement was that constable Crewe was beaten over her neck and back by her supervisor Genl-Maj F N Vuma in an incident he witnessed when he had been pulled over in traffic by constable Crewe on May 28.

His testimony: “Gen-maj. Vuma screamed and yelled at constable Crewe, and assaulted her across her back and neck. That’s when constable Crewe threw up her hands in the air (in exasperation).” Vuma had shown up at the scene  – being managed by Constable Crew and another colleague — on 28 May 2010 because Sephlapela ‘had seemed suspect’, according to Vuma’s testimony. To protect herself and her colleague as routine required, Crewe had by then already ordered Mr Sephlapela to lie flat on the ground. However Vuma stormed in with another colleague and intervened by ordering the ‘suspect man’ to stand back up again. Vuma apparently ‘already had it in for Crewe’ as the senior police officer and the young constable had already had a run-in a day before, said her legal counsel. Sephlapela ‘s testimony was that it was at this point, that Vuma had screamed and yelled at the young constable, and beat her over her back and continued to verbally abuse her in loud, foul language. After yesterday’s unexpected testimony, the internal-charges against constable Crewe were immediately dropped – and the white constable now s considering lodging civil charges against Vuma, said her legal counsel. http://www.beeld.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Klag-laat-vaar-nadat-verdagte-man-praat-20110323

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Case against ‘dead-drunk’ cop dropped: blood samples ‘disappeared”
March 24 2011 –
www.Eblockwatch.co.za writes: The case of a dead-drunk SAPS-officer from Eldorado Park, caught driving and so drunk that he fell from his car in May 2010 — and his abusive rantings recorded by cellphone – has been dropped by the Johannesburg magistrate’s court after his blood samples ‘disappeared’.

The man now is also threatening to sue the Johannesburg Metro-police Department for ‘wrongful arrest and assault’. Yet as Eblockwatch.com’s recordings showed, the man was clearly so drunk he cannot even remember giving blood samples. Writes
Alex Eliseev of The Star newspaper
: “First you hear the wind blowing into the cellphone, then complainant Justi Sasser’s voice breaks in. “The time now is 20.51. I’ve got a policeman here that’s totally intoxicated… under the influence of alcohol… that he can’t even drive his own vehicle. I’ve contacted metro police…”  Sasser then explains that this allegedly drunk police officer was on his property.  About five minutes later, Sasser is recording again, calmly giving the registration number of the policeman’s vehicle. He pauses, and a few seconds later, the policeman’s voice booms. out: “”It’s over. Its f***ing over.” Silence. “I … I know … I’m 20 years in this business man.” Silence. “F*** you bitch… F*** you bitch… It’s over… Twenty years… F*** you…”  And on it goes, with the officer switching to Afrikaans and telling those around him that he works for a trio task team. He tells someone at the scene to “just be a man about it”, but his sentences make little sense. Sasser gives the time again, and the registration number, and signs out with “we are taking this further”.

Listen to the clip : http://www.voice2email.co.za/voice2email/FF7BFE44-9064-486C-BDC3-4F3C6752F1CF.wav
and at: http://www.voice2email.co.za/voice2email/1A0D352C-49D4-4039-9DF9-FC03DAB10ED4.wav

For 32-year-old Sasser, a drive to fetch some dvd’s for a quiet night at home led to the dramatic arrest of this officer, who was due to appear in court to face a drunk-driving charge. Sasser tells the story: recalling that he’d  pulled out of his driveway when he noticed a white VW Polo Classic creeping along the road with its hazard lights on. It was shortly before 9pm on Saturday outside Sasser’s home in Eagle’s Nest, south of Joburg. The Polo – a state vehicle – allegedly nearly bumped Sasser’s car. Sasser drove up to the car and pulled it over. According to him, the man inside at first refused to open the door, but when he did, he fell straight to the ground. Sasser called his security company and then the Johannesburg metro police department. The policeman was handcuffed and taken to an alcohol testing centre. Sasser endured verbal abuse but remained unmoved, discovering that the officer – who is from Eldorado Park – was apparently on standby to be called out to crime scenes. “I don’t care if he had 30 years’ service or if he was the president,” Sasser said. “He was on call.” The officer’s blood was drawn and he was taken to Mondeor police station and locked up. Sasser described how the policeman threatened him and at times failed to comprehend that he had been handcuffed and was on his way to jail. Provincial police spokeswoman Captain Katlego Mogale confirmed the arrest and that the officer worked at the Johannesburg trio task team. Sasser was able to record two clips – the first lasting 55 seconds and the second two minutes and 17 seconds – by using a Eblockwatch initiative called Police the Police. By calling a certain number, eblockwatch members can record their interactions with officers and have the audio clip immediately uploaded to the internet. Even if the phone is switched off or smashed, the recording uploads as soon as it is interrupted. Eblockwatch gave The Star this story and helped with audio clips. The Star is in possession of the officer’s name but has withheld it until he appearedin court. This incident is similar to the car crash in which the foul-mouthed Judge Nkola Motata drove his Jaguar through a residential wall. What followed was also recorded on a cellphone and was used to convict the judge. http://www.eblockwatch.co.za

 

 

Crime pays: generates millions in revenue for SA regime:source: Carina Rudman.

Example 1: One-million homeowners pay for ‘Armed Crime Reaction” after crimes take place – generating R403-m in tax-revenue Take just one million home owners in Gauteng who pay for “armed crime reaction” (not crime prevention) where private security companies react AFTER the crime has taken place – no wonder they never make any arrests! This service costs on average R250 p.m. Therefore 1,000,000 x R240.00 x 12 months x 14% VAT, generates R403 million in tax revenue for the SA Govt.
Example 2: VAT earns about R70,000 per stolen car for the government: A car thief steals a R500,000 car and receives between R10,000 and R30,000 for his deed. The car owner is paid out by insurance and then purchases another similar vehicle, on which he pays 14% VAT of approx R70,000 as a direct result of crime. Who profited the most? The thief or the SA Govt?

Example 3: Government earns a forture in estate duty from murdered farmers’ estates: You must begin with a mechanism whereby the SA Govt is forced to reconsider this unconstitutional and immoral practice of profiting from crime. All South Africans should demand that all payments related to protection of life and property should be VAT free and Tax deductible. This principle should also apply to replacement of stolen property as well as estate duty. If a person dies as a result of crime you should also demand that estate duty not be paid. How much do you think the SA Govt. has made out of estate duty from the murders of just 1,300 South African farmers?

Why should the victims of violence pay for their own medical costs? The S.A. Govt likes to compare you to overseas. Well overseas your safety and security is covered by your income tax and is tax deductible! It is time that South Africans stood together and made the Govt. and public aware of the Govt’s “income” from crime. In the meantime crime is the goose that lays the golden egg. Is it also not unreasonable to expect victims of violence and hijackings to pay their own medical costs? The Govt. should pay for these expenses as well as family counselling for victims! Carina Rudman
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=112439812168635&set=p.112439812168635&theater

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MP David Maynier chased from SA parliament – accused ANC MP of ‘having blood on his hands’ over R80-m arms sales to Libya:

2011-03-24 Kaapstad – Democratic Alliance MP David Maynier was bodily chased from parliament when he demanded to know from ANC-MP Jeff Radebe – who chairs the conventional-weapons control committee (NCACC) ‘how it feels to have blood on your hands’. When Maynier demanded that Radebe confirm the sale of more than 100 sniper-rifles and abou 50,000 rounds of ammo to Libya last year, Maynier was chased out – taken out by the police from parliament. The incident occurred after the news that col Muammar Gaddafi of Libya’s forces were using snipers in Misrata to shoot dead rebels. “Did Radebe approve the sale of those sniper-rifles to Libya? If so, how does it feel for the honourable minister to have blood on his hands?” asked Maynier. ANC-speaker Max Sisulu demanded that Maynier withdraw the comment – and when the white MP refused, Sisulu ordered him removed bodily from the chamber by its policing-force. While refusing to discuss the sniper-rifles, Radebe confirmed that his committee had approved more than 75 permits for the sales of more than 9,000 ‘arms goods’ to Libya to the value of R80,86-million – including armoured personnel carriers and C130 transport planes… Maynier said that the sales of the weapons to the Libyan regime ‘make it look as if the South African government is supporting Ghaddafi. Only after the violence broke out, did the SA government decide to place an arms embargo.’http://www.nuus24.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Chaos-in-parlement-oor-wapens-aan-Libie-20110324

About Adriana Stuijt
Retired South African-Dutch journalist formerly Sunday Times Johannesburg

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