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Police in South Africa have come under fire again after mobile phone footage emerged of a group of officers tying a Mozambican taxi driver they had arrested to a police van and dragging him along a road.
Mido Macia, 27, was found dead in a police cell just over two hours after he was arrested for causing a traffic obstruction.
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
Last year I did a lengthy paper on the murder of James Byrd in Jasper, Texas. He was the black man dragged behind the pickup of some white racists simply because he was alone, vulnerable and black. The details were beyond sickening and necessary to learn in writing the paper. This is an EVIL way to kill someone and there IS no excuse.
Originally posted by Viking9019
I'm not really seeing whats 'graphic' about it
This is nothing compared to what else happens in SA.
(Source: Youtube video library of the James Byrd murder case and aftermath)
In September of 2011, Texas executed Lawrence Brewer, one of three men who were tried and found guilty of the racially motivated murder that left James Byrd Jr. decapitated and various parts of his body scattered throughout Huff Creek Road.
More than 13 years later, the scars remain from the hate crime that has since branded this Texas town located near the Louisiana border with a racist stigma that often overshadows its good qualities.
The points you make are absolutely no excuse for what these cops did ...but it does add context and background I was honestly missing and wanting to get for what kind of situation in society would allow this to happen.
I cannot believe this happened in front of such a large crowd