Your post hit the spot Greg . . . the culture has long been the same. I reported an at-risk mentally ill youth to Police who immediately found him, bashed him, threw him to the ground and arrested him. Assault and bullying followed by lying in court is standard practice. The judiciary, the legal profession, and the politicians seem to think it's OK for some strange reason.
This is what concerns me most you see . . . this bullying and intimidation which makes citizens so afraid to stand up for fairness and justice. Mr Erasmus has only approached the building owners when the actions of the police came under scrutiny . . . to gain support from them and try to use them to gag the Media . . . in other words self-interest. Clearly this institution feels no need to be accountable for their actions and will bully and intimidate whomever they please. It's a trend which continues to gain momentum along with blatant lying being seen as simply a tactic in court. This should be deeply concerning to each and every citizen of this country
Understandable concern Stephen, but when the very mechanisms designed to assure fairness and justice to the citizens of this country are crumbling under the weight of the corruption found in it's inner halls . . . what is left? Suppressing the freedom of the public and media from demanding accountability is a very dangerous road and only serves the purpose of the oppressor. Accountability is only something to be afraid of for those with something to hide.
The actions of this guy Erasmus are extremely disturbing . . . taking a personal and no doubt intimidating approach to the building owners for the sole purpose of gagging the Media. I am extremely disturbed by this.