South African Police Go South

It is over two decades since the people of South Africa created a society in which skin color did not determine individual rights. However, scarcely a week goes by without a story concerning abuse of human rights by police in the country. The world was shocked last week  by a video which depicted an immigrant being dragged through the streets by a police car. He was handcuffed to the rear of the car as the vehicle drove on. General Riah Phiyega expressed her shock at the death of Mido Macia from neighboring Mozanbique.

A murder investigation is now in process. Since the entire world knows what  happened we can expect some form of punishment. The real problem is that similar abuses of human rights are daily occurrences in South Africa and few will ever be known, let alone lead to punishment.