2007-12-13 : Yes to maximum force

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2007-12-13 : Yes to maximum force

Postby GOSA » Wed, 2008-01-09 13:14

Yes to maximum force
13 December 2007, 15:36

By Luntu Lamani

With the festive season upon us, police around the country are
"fighting fire with fire".

IOL readers have praised the police for using deadly force in two
incidents in Gauteng that have left 14 armed criminals dead and
cost the life of one police officer.

Acting on a tip-off, the police foiled a cash-in-transit heist on
the R101 Old Warmbaths Road near the Carousel Casino in

Several highly trained teams from the SAPS elite Special Task
Force, High-Tech Unit and Organised Crime Unit ambushed the 12-man
gang as they opened fire on a Protea Coin cash van.

IOL asked its users: "Should the police use maximum force when
dealing with suspected criminals?"

Of the 691 who responded, 92 percent (637 votes) said Yes, 5
percent (37 votes) said No, while 2 percent (17 votes) did not
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