Amanda Watson
News Editor
3 minute read
27 May 2022
4:44 am

Growing trend of sexual crimes means we are failing as a society, we just have to do better

Amanda Watson

Rapists do it for power, paedophiles say they have a disease. All excuses. It is telling most serial killers go after women.

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It is incredibly difficult to understand why police officials and legal practitioners are involved with sex crimes and domestic violence. Yes, it’s easier to attack the person closest to you because they are a soft target. But police members know better. I’ve written about this before. Every day they see the consequences of domestic violence, yet some still inflict it on their partners. According to Portfolio Committee on Police chair Tina Joemat-Pettersson, nearly 150 members were identified as alleged perpetrators. On a one-to-one scale, it is not a huge number; it’s a very small number. But the old adage holds...