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Friday, June 02, 2006

Crime what crime?

So I'm driving to work this am. As usual, the motor car wireless (car radio for you plebbs) is tuned in to Talk Radio 702. (A talk radio station, in case you all were wondering).
They were discussing the (perceived) rising crime situation in South Africa, prison breaks, robberies out of the serious and violent crime investigations units offices walk in safe, the murders, rapes, hijackings, and other normal day to day incidents. They also managed to get the esteemed member of parliament, the Minister Of Safety and Security on the blower (telephone - dummy).
After a short chit chat, he made the following comment:-
(Not verbatim) "The blacks have been living under these conditions for many years, it is only now that the previously white areas are experiencing what we blacks have had to live with all this time"

And what does he mean by this? That it's ok, cause what's good for the goose is good for the gander? Or, two wrongs do make a right? Or, we are not in control, and so now it's your problem?

What do I think? I think that the crime situation in the so called townships during the apartheid era was possibly higher then in the so called white Areas, but it was them against them. Their own doing it to themselves.
Now, with the new dispensation in place, instead of bringing all services / qualities of life up to an acceptable level, it's easier and cheaper to pull everything down.
So, good education has been replaced with poor to pathetic education.
Hospitals are virtual killing field - don't get me started on this
Roads are in a state. You guys swerve for the occasional pot hole. We swerve for the occasional lump of tar!! (I lie, it's not that bad, but not good either)
Cape Town has an ongoing televised warning system in place to lat them know when their power is going down. It happens so often that they broke all records for small power generator sales EVER earlier this year!
Policing is pathetic - more cops are crooked than ever - FACT.
Crime is rampant - probably seen as a natural extension of the RDP
Unemployment is at an all time high - and the people must eat

But, accordingg to him who must be obeyed, the crime stats to be released in September, (which are all of 18 month old) will show that the crime levels have dropped! How can he know this, if the numbers are still being collated / added / counted / collected? How can he know?
Cause he needs to ensure that they will be lower, and so they will!!!



Steven Douglas said...

He needs to tell everyone that the stats are lower, cos it's his arse on the line...

Seaman R/Bay said...

World News

Dutch child sex advocates set up new party

Friday June 2, 2006
By Vincent Smits

AMSTERDAM - Paedophiles have tested the limits of Dutch tolerance with a plan to launch a political party to push for a cut in the legal age of consent and legalisation of pornography featuring young people.

The group, which is due to be registered this week, says it wants the consent age dropped from 16 to 12, before having it scrapped completely. It also proposes to make child pornography and sex with animals legal.

The move to set up the NVD Party (which says it stands for love of one's fellow man, freedom and diversity) has provoked condemnation from politicians, demands for a government ban and protests from the public on websites.

One of the founders of the NVD, Ad van den Berg, 62, told the Dutch newspaper de Telegraaf that the fledgling party has been swamped with telephone calls from concerned people. "We have a lot of explaining to do," he admitted.

Van den Berg said he was surprised by the reactions. "Ten years ago we were on speaking terms with society but ever since the Dutroux-affair [a notorious child killer jailed in 2004] in Belgium, nothing has been open for discussion. Society just ignores us."

According to Van den Berg the only way to make paedophiles' voices heard was via politics.

On its website, the party says children should legally be able to have sex from the age of 12 as long as they provide consent. The NVD says it also wants to introduce a quality mark for child pornography. An independent committee should judge if the children had been coerced.

The party also wants to abolish the Dutch Senate, introduce a chosen prime minister, legalise soft and hard drugs as well as indecent exposure, and have two-time murderers automatically jailed for life.

Lousewies van der Laan, the leader of the D66 Liberal Party, said "these people need a psychiatrist, not a political party".

Right-wing MP Geert Wilders asked the Dutch Interior and Justice ministries to look at options for banning a party with "such sick ideas".

That request was backed by the Christian party SGP, which urged the Cabinet to "look at all possibilities to ban this absolutely disgusting initiative".

* Rita Verdonk, the architect of a host of tough Dutch immigration policies, has lost her bid to lead the country's VVD Liberal Party.

Verdonk had hoped election as party leader might pave her way to become the next prime minister. But she appeared to pay the price for her role as Immigration Minister in threatening to strip a Somali-born critic of Islam, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, of her Dutch citizenship.

Hirsi Ali, who admitted lying on her asylum application 14 years ago, was an ally of murdered film-maker Theo Van Gogh.