South Africa police at crossroads, says Sean Tait

When in Cape Town, South Africa as part of the Police Accountability Tour we connected with Sean Tait, the founder and director of the African Police Civilian Oversight Forum (APCOF), who gave an informed overview of the current lackluster policing in South Africa.

Tait notes that, due to the prevalence of corruption, ineffective training, failure of internal disciplinary mechanisms, and other factors, the situation is now at a crossroads, with the bulk of inhabitants distrusting those who claim to serve and protect them.

Video documentation of abuse whetted out by police employees captured by bystanders has helped to make others aware of the systemic problem. Might the continued filming of police actions be a game-changer?

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Pete Eyre

Pete Eyre is co-founder of CopBlock.org. As an advocate of peaceful, consensual interactions, he seeks to inject a message of complete liberty and self-government into the conversation of police accountability. Eyre went to undergrad and grad school for law enforcement, then spent time in DC as an intern at the Cato Institute, a Koch Fellow at the Drug Policy Alliance, Directer of Campus Outreach at the Institute for Humane Studies, Crasher-in-Chief at Bureaucrash, and as a contractor for the Future of Freedom Foundation. In 2009 he left the belly of the beast and hit the road with Motorhome Diaries and later co-founded Liberty On Tour. He spent time in New Hampshire home, and was involved with Free Keene, the Free State Project and The Daily Decrypt.