Yusuf Samaai writes that criminals have no humanity when committing any crime yet want to be treated as humans when they are arrested. Photographer: Armand Hough/African News Agency(ANA)
Yusuf Samaai writes that criminals have no humanity when committing any crime yet want to be treated as humans when they are arrested. Photographer: Armand Hough/African News Agency(ANA)

LETTER: Police need training to deal with gang-related crimes

By Opinion Time of article published Apr 8, 2021

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It’s very disheartening to read about the crimes and murders in Cape Town.

Not only in Cape Town, but our country favours the criminals and the corrupt; model citizens have more to fear from the law.

More visible policing and extra boots on the ground can only do so much.

The law needs to be changed to ensure a quicker rate of convictions and harsher ones.

The criminals have no humanity when committing any crime yet want to be treated as humans when they are arrested.

We in SA claim to be better developed than Africa yet those countries have a very low crime rate compared to ours.

We can open new drug rehab centres and have more police but it does not solve the problem.

The police themselves need to be trained to do actual police work and arrest those breaking the law and the courts should not be lenient, especially with gang-related crimes.

* Yusuf Samaai, Northcliff, Johannesburg.

** The views expressed here are not necessarily those of Independent Media.

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