If only

September 11, 2007 at 11:33 am (crime, funny)

I don’t know whether to laugh or scoff at this story about a cop who arrested someone at McDonalds for making his burger too salty.
It’s funny because it’s so completely ridiculous and only something Americans could do (who gets arrested for making a salty burger for heaven’s sake!).
And I want to scoff because something so trivial could get someone arrested. Wish we could have that kind of crime here instead of the murder and mayhem we’re used to.

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Bless them

August 8, 2007 at 9:42 am (crime, religion)

Watching 3rd Degree last night just reminded me of the deep distrust I have for those who make all these high and mighty proclamations in the name of the church.

Debora Patta was at her attacking best and just proved how pastors and other church leaders were up to their eyeballs in illegal shit – stealing from their (not very wealthy) congregations. Nice ne?

I remember an occasion where a church leader took money belonging to my mother and said it was a mistake. Fine, people make mistakes but do you think she paid it back?

Oh hell no, she’d spent it already, she said. She couldn’t repay because she didn’t have the money.

Now tell me this: if you happened to chance upon more than R2 000 would you think it was some heavenly blessing and not know it didn’t belong to you? Would you go and blow it on clothes and have your hair done?
Well that’s exactly what girlfriend did.

And when my mom – shock, horror – dared to ask for her money she was attacked. P.H.Y.S.I.C.A.L.LY.

I kid you not dear reader. She and her equally slimy daughter went to the back of their car to get a crowbar to hit my mom. If it wasn’t so scary and awful it would be laughable. Fortunately a neighbour stopped the bitch and she sped off.

Never paid back the money but was right up at the front of that church preaching to the crowd the following Sunday.

It’s people like her and the scumbags on 3rd Degree make me wish there was a hell.

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So who are you now?

August 3, 2007 at 8:47 am (crime, Heroes, murder)

So old Theunis Olivier, murdered of Steven Siebert, wants us to believe he’s doing a Nikki/Jessica number here.But maybe someone forgot to tell him Heroes is just a TV show; this is reality.

What I want to know is why he suddenly made the confession? What made his suddenly change his plea and admit to the brutal things he’s done?

There’s very little reason to believe he’s really got multiple personality disorder as psychiatrists are set to testify there’s nothing wrong with him (at least that’s what they said on the news) so it really just angers me that he’s pulling this card.

Because the truth is there are people who have that illness and they don’t need this kind of crap excuse for a human being putting them in such a light.

Personally, I hope he gets sent back for more of that pakslae they gave him in prison. There must mos be some kind of justice in the world.

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Should I fake it?

August 2, 2007 at 10:54 am (crime)

Would you buy a fake? It seems to be the new chic thing to do according to this writer. Designers are ripping us off, she says, so why not buy a knock-off?
But then again, what about sweat shops and other dastardly things as this article points out.
I’m not quite sure where I stand on this one especially as a quick walk to the parade in Cape Town can get you anything under the sun.
Serioulsy, there are goods for Africa and mostly under R200. I’ve never bought anything there but have walked through it enough to know there are many others who do.
What would you do? Would you fake it?
  

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If you bought it, you’re a criminal too

July 25, 2007 at 8:34 am (crime, driver's licence, Robert McBride)

If Robert McBride had half a braincell he’d send his men out to write those tickets when it’s raining. Because it’s in the rain that you can best see who should not be on the road.
Aside from not knowing how to stay in a lane, not knowing that you should treat a broken robot as a four-way stop and not knowing how to brake on a wet road, people simply go into panic mode at the sight of a few drops.
My theory is this: in the rain you can see who bought their driver’s licences and who got it legally.
I have absolutely no sympathy for anyone who bought their licence. I don’t care if you struggled; I don’t care if it takes long; I don’t care if everyone else does it.
If you bought yours, you’re as much a criminal as the rest of the villains in our society. If a 40-something woman can go back after failing five times, so can you. My mom can honestly say she did it the hard way, but the right way.
I’d be willing to bet that many of those who complain about crime have bought their licence. But you can’t really point fingers if you’ve done something illegal too, now can you?
Yes, hang your head in shame – you’re a criminal too if you’ve done it.
Just because it’s not violent doesn’t mean it’s any less dangerous.

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Why oh why?

July 17, 2007 at 8:41 am (crime, school)

I fail to understand why anyone would want to damage a school.
Stealing computers and copper fixtures I can understand (sadly) but damaging water pipes in toilets, books in libraries and setting classrooms ablaze? WHY?
What kind of sick person does something like this? I just don’t get it. I don’t get why you’d want to destroy the one thing that could help you escape the hellhole in which you live.
Then again, there are lots of things I don’t get. Maybe this will just remain one of those unanswered mysteries.

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A cutting pain

May 30, 2007 at 8:45 am (crime, fury, murder)

Not even scissors are safe anymore. How do you deal with the fact that your kid has been stabbed – in school – with a pair of scissors?
My heart bleeds for this boy’s family and a report in the
Cape Argus just filled me with more despair. In Cape Town, of the 109 high risk schools, 34 of them are primary schools. These are kids under the age of 15!
Even worse is the fact that most of the schools are on the Cape Flats.
Not surprising, I must say, but really disheartening. These are schools we competed against in athletics meetings; schools who have the same problems, background and issues that we had in our school in Lentegeur, Mitchell’s Plain.
These are the schools so many of my family, friends and my brother are still attending. And there’s actually nothing we can do about what’s going on there. I feel powerless and I’m angry because I’m powerless. I just don’t know what to do.
I don’t know what’s going to happen to the 17-year-old who wielded those deadly pair of scissors but I do know this: banning the stuff in schools will not stop the violence.
If you’ve been fucked over for so long and remained on the fringe of the BEE-trickledown, you won’t just change your ways because some prissy education department official had a bright-spark idea to remove sharp objects. I’ve seen people been stabbed with pens and pencils – are they going to ban that too? Please. Spare me.

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When the beautiful game goes wrong

May 23, 2007 at 4:59 pm (crime)

Sport is bad for you – especially if you’re a fan. Ok, ok, maybe only if you’re as dumb as the guy who will now go to jail for trying to watch a soccer game. Stealing to watch a soccer match? I have one, nay two, words for him: colossal loser.

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Our prisons need no walls

May 14, 2007 at 6:09 pm (crime)

You know it’s bad when you’re arrested and charged with murder for shooting criminals in your home. It would be funny if it wasn’t so sad and horrendous. This poor man had to spend a weekend in jail, has appeared in court and will probably have to go through a lot more shit before he’s cleared while the perp languishes in jail without a care in the world. Ok, the other one is dead but he was still a criminal. Unless other evidence emerges proving it wasn’t intruders being shot, this is one case that just shows how twisted our justice system is. It’s bad enough we’re already prisoners in our own homes.

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Round one: Toby Hanks vs The Insurance People

May 14, 2007 at 11:57 am (annoying, conman, crime, frustrated, fury)

This week is not starting well. I am so severely pissed off with these insurance people I am considering cancelling on their asses and never taking it out again. Ever.
If we weren’t living in a civilised society I would seriously consider drawing blood now. Unfortunately they’re all on the other side of a telephone line and in a different province. Probably a good thing. For them.
I finally received written confirmation of my policy this morning and lo and behold an extra excess of R4000 has been tacked on. I don’t know about you but R4000 is a lot of money to me. So I’m clearly not impressed as this is not what the policy guy and I discussed.
After a flurry of calls and me pointing out this flagrant disregard for my consumer rights one agent has the audacity to tell me it’s a “technicality” that they didn’t tell me about this extra excess. As long as they discussed the basic excess, I should’ve known it would be an extra excess, he says…Brother, you’re lucky I can’t get hold of you now. Technicality basically means lie by omission and me joining a statistic of other SA suckers.
But don’t think I’m going to take this lying down. I will create such a stink they’ll need oxygen masks for months. Months, I tell you.
Watch this space for further updates on Toby Hanks vs The Insurance People.

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