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28 March 2011 at 08:35 - Posted by Anonymous

Letter: Why are CPFs over 98% white?


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The sterling performance of various Community Policing Forums (CPFs) frequently makes the news.     

The sterling performance of various Community Policing Forums (CPFs) frequently makes the news.
 
The dedication of its members  – who contribute to the safety of the community by generously giving their spare time, using their own vehicles, and paying for radios and petrol to patrol their suburbs, is highly commendable.
 
It is a fact that in previously “white” areas, where, due to the influx from the townships, black residents now far outnumber the whites. Yet CPFs always consist of more than 98% whites.
 
The CPF’s are purported to be the “eyes and ears of the police.”
 
Do whites have better eyes and ears than blacks?
 
Or is there another reason why blacks so are glaringly absent when it comes to performing voluntary community service?   
 
27 March 2011 | E DE CLERK of Meyerspark 
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