TITLE

Cop Out

AUTHOR(S)
Steinberg, Jonny
PUB. DATE
February 2000
SOURCE
New Republic;02/21/2000, Vol. 222 Issue 8, p21
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the problem of killing suspected criminals in order to control the crime rate in South Africa. Criticism of strategy of South African Minister of Safety and Security, Steve Tshwete, to combat criminals with excessive force; Reason behind the failure of police actions; Efforts of President Thabo Mbeki to curb violent vigilante acts; Explanation that how a clause added to the constitution permits for misinterpretation in punishing criminals; Proposal for a law which rejects bail forcarjacking, rape and premeditated murders; Concerns that the public popularity of policies supported Mbeki and Tshwete will damage human rights in the long-term.
ACCESSION #
2779608

 

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