[Ibogaine] O.T News from South Africa
simonloxton at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Jan 27 09:01:30 EST 2009
Welcome to planet earth!
We can make a difference though; we underestimate our own potential. If everyone did their little bit you would have quite a voice.
Once you have enough people united on a single issue at some stage some things has to be done. Of course those that are profiting from the way things are at the moment are counting on the fact that nobody is going to speak out or do some thing. Even if you just mention the word "Harm reduction" to as many people as you can you are doing a lot.
From: Star geewiz <stargeewiz at gmail.com>
To: The Ibogaine List <ibogaine at mindvox.com>
Sent: Tuesday, 27 January, 2009 15:56:18
Subject: Re: [Ibogaine] O.T News from South Africa
Simon ever heard of "Piet Potent"
They have written a song called "Wasie Pote"?
In my opinion the best description for the SAPS, and how they are not
really here to "see that we enjoy democracy" (Die Kerels)
I wish little me can make a difference to this "Drug Pandemic", where
the addicts become criminals and the "Dealers" are flourishing.
Because the criminal factor in the SAPS is taking money to look the
The jails are full and there is just too little done about addictions.
2009/1/27 simon loxton <simonloxton at yahoo.co.uk>:
> There was a very similar case; I think it was in Stellenbosh. This is a
> university town so students at the pub are common and this night it was
> nothing out of the ordinary; they were similarly treated like terrorists.
> In my opinion this is unacceptable; we all know its easier to go up against
> some students than some one who is going to shoot back at you.
> Come the revolution....
> From: Charles Rossouw <charles.rossouw at gmail.com>
> To: The Ibogaine List <ibogaine at mindvox.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, 27 January, 2009 11:06:58
> Subject: [Ibogaine] O.T News from South Africa
> I thought with harm reduction being worked in to the upcoming forum, this
> may be of interest:
> By Alex Eliseev
> When officers stormed the Doors nightclub and began raiding it for drugs and
> underage patrons, Yolandi Brits asked if she could fetch her driving licence
> from the car.
> Instead of being granted a chance to prove she was 21, she was thrown into a
> police van, dragged out of it by her feet and beaten so severely, she landed
> up in hospital.
> Her story is one of more than a dozen of how a "nightmare" raid was
> conducted by Ekurhuleni metro police department (EMPD) officers in Edenvale
> at the weekend.
> The raid has sparked a criminal investigation - initiated by Brits - and an
> internal probe, and a string of civil suits are expected to be launched
> against the EMPD.
> The Doors' management was due to host a meeting tonight to discuss taking
> further action against officers who treated its patrons "like terrorists".
> EMPD spokesperson Inspector Mveli Nhlapo on Monday said 35 people were
> tested for drugs, with 17 being arrested.
> Other arrests included that of three alleged drug dealers, five people in
> possession of stolen goods, and a drunk driver.
> Some of those drinking liquor illegally were as young as 12, Nhlapo claimed,
> and the "large quantity" of drugs seized ranged from dagga to cocaine.
> But Edenvale SA Police Service spokesperson Inspector Jean Olckers said only
> 16 cases were registered - all for the "use of drugs" (following the urine
> Olckers said no drugs were booked in as evidence and no underage drinkers
> were detained.
> He confirmed that a case of assault had been opened against the EMPD.
> Brits recalled on Monday how she was punched and kicked in the face by three
> officers - including two females - after raising objections to her arrest
> and the assault of another woman outside the club.
> She was then forced to take a urine test at a nearby licensing centre, but
> was released after testing negative.
> Afterwards, at a nearby petrol station, she collapsed and blacked out.
> Her friends rushed her to a hospital, from which she was released with
> On Monday, she complained of headaches and pains in her wrist and skull,
> where she had suffered a previous injury that was now aggravated.
> She said two of her friends who tried to assist her during the assault were
> also manhandled and pushed around.
> A patron who filmed the assault on his cellphone had it smashed by the
> officers, she claimed.
> "I'm disgusted. They strip you of everything," she said.
> Doors owner Carlos da Cunha consulted his lawyers on Monday, vowing that
> "we're not going to leave this".
> "We've been hassled before," he said.
> "But I've never seen anything like this."
> Doors manager Andrew Bowker said between 30 and 50 officers were in the
> "Whoever was inside had no human rights. As soon as you opened your mouth,
> they locked you up," he said.
> "They walked in like we were a bunch of terrorists."
> One 20-year-old woman, who spent a night in jail after having her urine
> tested at the club, said on Monday the entire group was set free because
> "everything (the EMPD did) was illegal".
> This article was originally published on page 1 of The Star on January 27,
> +27 71 687 0068
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