Shocking Police Brutality

My God man, it’s not like they were trying to steal tvs or other electronics. No, this was a gift from a benevolent Deity to His people:

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (Reuters) — Hundreds of looters battled police all weekend at the site of a beer train wreck in violence that left one woman dead, South African police said on Monday as they kept a heavy guard on the remaining alcohol.
The train carrying 180,000 crates of beer from South African Breweries derailed on Friday night near Waterval Boven, 200 kilometers (124 miles) east of Johannesburg, Superintendent Izak van Zyl said.
By Saturday morning, police were battling up to 200 people from the nearby township trying to make off with crates of beer.

Modern manna, my friends.

8 Responses to “Shocking Police Brutality”

  1. Ebola says:

    I don’t see what the bloody problem is. The government should recognize that a horrendous and grievous (and many other words drawn from a thesaurus) bar foul was committed, and that many a South African man and women would go thirsty for at least forty minutes at their local pub for want of those cases. The people merely recognized their dire need for debauchery and took action! 

    Police handed the site over to railway security staff but were back again on Sunday morning, firing more rubber bullets as looters converged on the train. Officers raided nearby houses, recovered three out of 500 missing cases and arrested six people.

    That, however, I found rather funny. If you’re gonna raid things you shouldn’t do it half assed. Chances are they didn’t, they just reported it that way. I wager right now there are a shitload of drunk-ass SA officers chuckling into a yeasty brew.

    Anyhow, that’s my semi-sarcastic comment for the day. Off to New Orleans.

  2. Heh. That’s my baby boy!!
    I am as proud as proud can be.

  3. Mr. Bingley says:

    3 out of 500 cases recovered.
    I fear the evidence is getting washed away.
    I wonder, will someone get canned for this or do the police feel they’ve got things bottled up? While I wouldn’t call this a powder keg things could certainly explode if shooken up.

  4. (shooken???
    Language abuses like that make me froth at the mouth.)
    So everyBudy and their neighbor cased the scene with their long necks and ran off with the goods, huh? (Not the Butcher, the Baker and the Miller, too?) Another Strohke of good fortune proving there’s no place like foam.

  5. Ken Summers says:

    When I drink beer and then get shooken, I froth at the mouth too.
    I think it was Ben Franklin who said “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.”

  6. Hoodlumman says:

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  7. Mr. Bingley says:

    Thanks Hoodlumman!

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