Mean Streets: Life in the Apartheid Police

Mean Streets: Life in the Apartheid Police

by Jacobus Kotze
     
 

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The Mean Streets Books are about the service years of the author in the South African Police Force - 1985-1991. The Police Force had almost nothing in common with a Sheriff's Department. The policemen were fighting as light & mechanized infantry besides being policemen. We dealt with violent crime, counter-terrorism, counter-insurgency and full scale riots on a

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The Mean Streets Books are about the service years of the author in the South African Police Force - 1985-1991. The Police Force had almost nothing in common with a Sheriff's Department. The policemen were fighting as light & mechanized infantry besides being policemen. We dealt with violent crime, counter-terrorism, counter-insurgency and full scale riots on a daily base. It is much more than a biography about policing the mean streets...the books explain how an honorable police force became an "instrument of terror." It is a stark warning on what happens when unscrupulous politicians get control of a highly disciplined police force and there is no Bill of Human Rights to stop them from implementing the laws, no matter how unfair it may be. The first book is a brutally honest and unconventional account of the Author's basic training and other events at the South African Police College in Pretoria.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044217843
Publisher:
Jacobus Kotze
Publication date:
12/28/2012
Series:
Mean Streets , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Koos Kotze is a former member of the South African Police Force. He served between 1985 and 1991 primarily as a sergeant in the Pretoria Flying Squad. After leaving the Police Force he obtained the law degrees B Iuris & LLB at the University of the Free State (Bloemfontein, South Africa) and was a commercial law attorney for eight years. During his police years he was awarded the South African Police Medal for Combating Terrorism twice besides lesser awards. These days he is the owner of JKLS Africa and Associates, a specialist legal consultancy which specializes in hostage survival training and reducing legal risk in Sub Saharan Africa. He also wrote nine books on business, law, counter terrorism and security issues. At times he is asked to participate on the Voice of America regarding legal forensic matters. He is a widower and lives in Bloemfontein, South Africa.

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