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Originally posted by halfoldman
Latest from today: The murder charges are dropped.
The miners will be released in batches with an official warning, beginning with those whose addresses have been verified, and those who must still be processed will be released by the 12th.
Charges may still be brought against some after the inquiry,
For more details see: news.iafrica.com...
Thank goodness for that, because this was not taking our country to a good place.edit on 2-9-2012 by halfoldman because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
reply to post by Monkeygod333
So... You agree with the arrest and prosecution of 270 men for the actions of a few individuals? Perhaps..to some degree..I can see a collective charge for the whole mob participating that day. I'd have fully expected something criminal if the Occupy group I was with had carried through on one of a couple half baked ideas they had for the World Series... People would certainly have gotten hurt, and maybe killed. Should EVERYONE who was with Occupy at that city camp have been charged with Murder? Should all 270 here?
I'd also note..according to the reports carried out from South Africa on this, and please correct with a link of you have better info, but they are being charged with the murder of their FELLOW protesters...who were shot by the cops now seeing them charged. Wouldn't it have made more sense to at least have charges related to the dead security people and not fellow protesters the Police themselves shot dead?
I get what you're saying in a collective guilt approach to a mob on a rampage....if in fact, authority views this in that light. That perspective is where I find local people adding their views to be invaluable on a story like this. I just get lost entirely on charging miner with the murder of miners the OTHER side actually shot dead......while NOT charging them with the actual deaths miners DID commit in the same all/nothing way? Weird stuff?