Making the police a `humane` service

source: Mmegi

The Botswana National Front says in its 2009 election manifesto that upon assuming power it will tackle police brutality by teaching officers to be ‘humane.’

The implication is clear; that under the Botswana Democratic Party government, the training of police does not make them humane enough. As a matter of fact, the BNF’s secretary general, Mohammad Khan, says as much.

“There are instances when police bully and brutalise people,” Khan says.

What a BNF future government will do, he adds, is educate police officers on the genesis of crime as a social malady and in that way enable them to reach a deeper appreciation of the criminal mentality and assist in rehabilitating them. Khan says that [continue reading]

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