The Minister of Police has not been able to show that no discrimination exists. First, the analytical evidence of Redpath and the data presented shows that police stations that serve poor, Black areas have the lowest police to population ratios, relatively speaking, as compared to wealthier, rich areas which are predominantly White. This is not an adoption of a technical numbers game. Context shows that the poor, Black areas also have the highest rates of contact and violent crime. Whilst, one cannot ignore other crimes, such as theft which appear to occur in greater numbers in commercial areas such as the CBD, it cannot be disputed that contact crime is more prevalent in poor and Black areas.
My take on the Vusi Pikoli crisis was published in Business Day yesterday. Am i the only one to see the ghost of the HIV/AIDS wars in this latest decision of the President that he knows better than the National Director whether a case exist against his Police Commissioner or not?BACK TO TOP