We have no real appreciation about policing in South Africa

We’ve had a lot news and talkback about Oscar Pistorius, an how he couldn’t possibly have thought his girlfriend was an intruder, but living in South Africa isn’t like living here.  A lot of houses there have an iron gate inside  the house to stop home invaders entering bedrooms.  Think that one through and see if you can sleep tonight.

Here’s an interesting piece on South African policing.  Not on New Zealand’s worst day of policing is it anywhere near this:

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.