It’s not just black and white

March 23, 2007 at 6:47 am (crime, drug dealers, murder, Stacie Wiese, vigilante justice)

Pictures of an enraged Mitchell’s Plain community dominated TV news last night and this morning newspapers are splashed with bloodthirsty crowds chasing after alleged drug dealers. Shocking that people have lost it so much they’d take the law into their own hands but I can understand where they’re coming from.
The horrific murder of Stacie Wiese set it all off and people have now simply said enough is enough.
Having lived in that community for most of my life I know how desperate people are. I know how much they hate the scourge of drugs that have hit the community. I know that they want to get a better life their kids but can’t because temptation is all around.
I am not a violent person but I can fully understand why these people are losing it. Now two mothers have been arrested for assaulting a drug dealer while he walks around free to peddle some more.
Intellectually I know that vigilantism is wrong but emotionally I am with all those moms who have lost their kids to tik.

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