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Graphic video shows man dragged behind police van; South African watchdog probes death (Horrifying)
AP via Toronto Star ^ | 02/28/2013 | Raf Casert

Posted on 02/28/2013 9:47:28 AM PST by Kid Shelleen

They bound his hands to the rear of a van, and then sped off, dragging the slender taxi driver along the pavement as a crowd of onlookers shouted in dismay. The man was later found dead. A gut-wrenching video of the scene is all the more disturbing because the men who abused the Mozambican immigrant were uniformed South African police officers and the van was a marked police vehicle.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: anc; communism; leo; marxism; police; southafrica

1 posted on 02/28/2013 9:47:33 AM PST by Kid Shelleen
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To: Kid Shelleen

Soon to come to the streets of New York when a person is found to have an empty 30-round magazine.


2 posted on 02/28/2013 9:53:44 AM PST by grobdriver (Vivere liberi aut mori)
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To: Kid Shelleen

B-B-But....

Wasn’t the elimination of apartheid supposed to eliminate all that kind of thing?


3 posted on 02/28/2013 9:54:45 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

So who protects the South Africans from their police?


4 posted on 02/28/2013 9:59:22 AM PST by MeganC (Liberals fool people by walking upright.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

South Africa is so much better since they got rid of White rule.


5 posted on 02/28/2013 10:06:14 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

The people all seemed to enjoy it. Was the lady shouting Allahu Akbar?


6 posted on 02/28/2013 10:07:10 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Having many friends from South Africa, they said just because they were in uniform or a marked van does does in anyway mean they were actually official.


7 posted on 02/28/2013 10:10:04 AM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

I can find bits & snippets, but not the whole video. Cops must have ‘confiscated’ the full vid to get it out of the public domain, or something. Is there one of the 2 on that page I’m missing?


8 posted on 02/28/2013 10:13:54 AM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s Are The 21st Century's Muskets. Free Men Need Not Ask Permission!)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Yet the left will tell you that it was so much worse under white rule.


9 posted on 02/28/2013 10:23:34 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (There is no requirement to show need in order to exercise your rights.)
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To: Kid Shelleen
hm..

All I see is the police trying desperately to get the man IN the van, and the man fighting to stay hanging out of the van. The police tried several times to lift him back into the van and the crowd started to get more and more violent. Finally out of self preservation the police have to speed off to save their own lives dragging the poor idiot would refused to get back in the van.

As far as I am concerned the police did everything they could, but eventually had to speed off to save themselves from the riotous animals.

10 posted on 02/28/2013 10:23:58 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

All cultures are equal, right? /s


11 posted on 02/28/2013 10:25:31 AM PST by GOPJ (To be free is to own one's risk - Jonathan Levy)
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To: Kid Shelleen

What part of Detroit was that?


12 posted on 02/28/2013 10:29:52 AM PST by PGR88
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To: Kid Shelleen

Yep. The racist South African Police at work again.

Some things change, but some things always stay the same.


13 posted on 02/28/2013 10:30:18 AM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
All I see is the police trying desperately to get the man IN the van, and the man fighting to stay hanging out of the van

That's what I saw too. In fact, they even drove real slow in order to convince the guy to get in the van.

Oh well.......

14 posted on 02/28/2013 10:33:06 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (God bless you Tommy and thank you for your service: http://swiftboats.org/tribute/tribute.html)
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To: Kid Shelleen

These so-called police operate like gangsters. I hope the people responsible get nailed and imprisoned.


15 posted on 02/28/2013 10:34:12 AM PST by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

District 9


16 posted on 02/28/2013 10:34:22 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Kid Shelleen

“Graphic video shows man dragged behind police van; South African watchdog probes death (Horrifying)”

I am horrified by how difficult it is to horrify me these days.


17 posted on 02/28/2013 10:40:13 AM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

That’s what I saw as well.


18 posted on 02/28/2013 10:48:49 AM PST by FortWorthPatriot ("If this be treason, make the most of it." - Patrick Henry, 30 May 1765)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Kind of like punching a pregnant woman and then slamming her to the pavement on her head. eh!


19 posted on 02/28/2013 10:56:07 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

The victim apparently did not die from being dragged, the evidence suggests he was beaten to death in police custody later on.

Don’t know why people are surprised by this. You can’t take people who put burning tires around the necks of others, or hack them to death with machetes, or stone them to death, put a uniform on them, and expect them to act differently the next time there is a disagreement. The culture is one of the strongest mob shall rule, as can be seen here when the crowd pushes in and the police vehicle takes off. Or when the police clashed with the miners at Marikana.

Interesting that in both cases it was immigrants against locals.


20 posted on 02/28/2013 11:08:32 AM PST by Ironfocus
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To: TexasFreeper2009

He was resisting getting into the van alright but they definitely drove off with him hanging off the back end.

I’d probably resist too if I think they were going to kill me.


21 posted on 02/28/2013 11:12:52 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

That is also what I saw.


22 posted on 02/28/2013 11:15:29 AM PST by Gator113 ( REGISTER THE DAMN LIBERALS and leave my guns alone!!)
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To: popdonnelly

“An average of 860 people a year died in police custody or as a result of police action between 2009 and 2010, up from 695 a year from 2003 to 2008”

Its certainly a messed up place.


23 posted on 02/28/2013 11:16:13 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

The Toronto Star is Canada’s answer to the New York Times. I wondered what the twist was.


24 posted on 02/28/2013 11:59:57 AM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Kid Shelleen

Judicial processes continue to become more efficient for non-VIPs worldwide.


25 posted on 02/28/2013 12:04:41 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

That’s pretty much what I saw.

If the guy had gotten into the van and stayed there he wouldn’t have been dragged.

I heard a lot of laughing in the video so the crowd wasn’t all dismayed.

It should have been handled better, but the guy helped end his own life.Mess with the Bull you get the horn.


26 posted on 02/28/2013 12:19:37 PM PST by Venturer
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To: DTogo

Nope. Summer Vacation—Chevy Chase.


27 posted on 02/28/2013 12:42:06 PM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: MeganC
So who protects the South Africans from their police?

No one, if there is no South African equivalent of The Second Amendment.

28 posted on 02/28/2013 12:52:33 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (It's not "GUN CONTROL"! It's "PEOPLE CONTROL"!)
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To: Kid Shelleen

OsamaObamaCare mandated the hiring of an additional 16,000 IRS agents for “enforcement”.You can be sure that those new agents will “touch” themselves watching this video.


29 posted on 02/28/2013 3:01:00 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: Kid Shelleen

I’ve been to South Africa...twice.A “kinder,gentler” place it most assuredly is not.


30 posted on 02/28/2013 3:07:55 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: Kid Shelleen

THIS is the country which leftists are calling more humane than the US because homosexual marriage is legal there.

Just so you understand the twisted logic of the left.


31 posted on 02/28/2013 3:52:40 PM PST by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: svcw

Official killers? Yes. Official gobment? Who knows?


32 posted on 02/28/2013 3:58:40 PM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LAVE)
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