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South AFrican police open up on miners

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by tongix, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. tongix

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    Never bring a knobkerrie to a gunfight.
     

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    The article is pretty clear on what happened. The cops were being rushed by a group armed with spears, machettes and firearms. In fact, the revolver of a cop killed earlier in the week was found at the sight of the shooting.

    And keep in mind that video has been edited so that what caused the cops to open fire is not seen.
     
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    A more complex situation than is apparent.
    Well done to the Police who protected themselves but it was inevitable when you sent the Tactical Response Team and National Intervention Unit in.
    The guys in cammo are the Special Task Force and they are some of the highest trained in the whole world, not so the other units.
    Sad but suicide by cops is the same if its one or 30.
     
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    wtf???
     
  6. glock_19guy1983

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    So hire new miners. I fail to see the issue here.
     
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    I could be wrong, but in the days of apartheid, I don't believe a group of white cops shooting blacks would have black cops strewn about their ranks.
     
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    Check out the arsenal of the SA police,
    Most have the standard issue R5 rifle and others the standard issue musler shotgun
    The newer units are issued the Beretta Px4 Storm pistol replacing the Z88 M92FS copies.
    Also spotted are FN Para FAL and MP5.

    The STF guys are seen on the back of the APC in the shooting footage
     
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    This was building for quite a while so the cops did what they were forced to do. Id do the same if I were them. I dont want to die from being hacked with a machete. Sucks to be the machete guy when you are attacking a guy with a FAL but hey, it was a good day to die for them.
     
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    Not for nothing, but you are in fact wrong.

    No comment on this shooting, but even during apartheid many units had black officers/soldiers and they often were involved in the violence, especially in surplussing township demonstrations.
     
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    I wonder what my homies Ninja and Yolandi Vi$$er think about this.:rofl::rofl:
     
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    Aren't you the dude that had that picture of Yolandi with the black eyes for a while?
     
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    Needs more Stompies.
     
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    An angry mob of hooligans attacks a well armed group of police officers. In the U.S. we would be shooting beanbags and stun guns and police would be injured. The SA police did exactly what they should have done. I bet law and order will prevail now.
     
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    So glad i dont live there anymore. Though i do miss the beauty of it and family/friends.

    Sent from my MB855 using Tapatalk 2
     
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    Afrikaneers in the South AFrican Police are real badazz. They have lots of experience dealing with african mobs, they know it can turn out ugly that fast. The fact they were all armed with short barreled R5s they knew what was coming. They got those armored riot vehicles too.
    As to the aftereffects of this, the black South Africans will probably gonna find themselves another Nelson Mandela or Desmond Tutu.
     
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    Just understand the police force is very transformed and this is not a black vs white thing at all.

    If you want to read politics then look at NUM(national union of mineworkers)=COSATU=ANC=Governing Party=Police vs a new radical upstart miners union demanding a 300% wage increase and taking members from NUM.
    Add violent intimidation and a bit of cop killing in the mix and I'm glad they did what they did, this tradition of carrying weapons during protests is so pre 1994.
    Then there were opposing sides but now its against fellow South Africans.

    Conditions on mines are tough but this must be balanced with worldwide economic crisis and sustainability for these big employer mines.
     
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    Why the hell would you charge and attack police with assault rifles when your armed with mostly spears and machetes. How could you feel bad for them in the first place for doing something so stupid.
     
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    No comment toward this story, but here's a clip of the Special Task Force... it's like something straight out of an action film... start around 3:00 into it.


    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hhcIFdWVWI&t=3m"]South African Special Task Force[/ame]

    I really wouldn't want to be on the wrong side of that. Maybe a resident GT Afrikaner can translate the gist of it for us? (I got the English bits)
     
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    A bit of shooting at the police.

    [ame]http://youtu.be/3wXFJhJMis4[/ame]