[Ibogaine] O.T News from South Africa

Warren Theriot wleetheriot at ca.rr.com
Tue Jan 27 11:28:02 EST 2009


"Imagine" [the song]
Warren

On Jan 27, 2009, at 7:59 AM, simon loxton wrote:

> There are some genuinely good cops but if you put some one  
> (especially a new recruit with minimal training) into a situation  
> where they are dealing with criminals on a daily basis; you only  
> need to say "yes" once to a bribe or a "favour". This makes it  
> really difficult for people who are doing their best to do their  
> job. Unfortunately I think the straight cops are the minority.
>
> From: Warren Theriot <wleetheriot at ca.rr.com>
> To: The Ibogaine List <ibogaine at mindvox.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, 27 January, 2009 17:31:03
> Subject: Re: [Ibogaine] O.T News from South Africa
>
> What is this quantum sickness of the soul that afflicts nearly every  
> police officer in the world that compels them to act like nazi thugs  
> when put on patrol to corral some crowd or suspected individuals?  
> The only compassionate cops I know of are from LEAP. I read about  
> the occasional cop or two that seem like good people, but the force  
> in general world wide don't appear any more compassionate than the  
> gestapo.
> Warren
>
>
> On Jan 27, 2009, at 1:06 AM, Charles Rossouw wrote:
>
>> 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 tests).
>>
>> 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 medication.
>>
>> 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 club.
>>
>> "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, 2009
>>
>>
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