EDITORIAL | Remember the good, but don’t ignore the bad and the ...

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EDITORIAL | Remember the good, but don’t ignore the bad and the ugly

Good cops deserve our respect and honour. But they also deserve better from their criminal colleagues

Editorial

Right now, it’s very easy to dislike the police.

The killing of George Floyd under the knee of a cop is a pivotal moment in the Black Lives Matter movement, and still haunts law enforcement in America. But there was another pivotal moment towards the end of August, when a police officer shot an unarmed Jacob Blake seven times in the back. It’s very easy to dislike the police.

Don’t think it’s just in America. At the start of SA’s national lockdown the country was informed of the deaths of Vosloorus resident Sibusiso Amos, and Ravensmead’s Petrus Miggels...

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