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    Who to believe.

    The Sunday Times has run an editorial on the front page today. Rather unusual.

    The IOL take on the report is here, but there's a snippet in there that has me scratching my head.

    It reported that 427 319 cases remained unsolved, many due to the lack of forensic work. These included 183 988 murders, attempted murders, rapes and assaults from April 2005 to March 2006.

    Forensic specialists at laboratories in Cape Town and Johannesburg told the newspaper that the main reason for the backlog was that two machines, worth almost R100-million, could not be used due to lack of staff and skills.

    Police Commissioner Jackie Selebi denied that the forensics crisis was behind the unsolved cases, saying the machines were "working like a bomb" and that some of the machines not in use were
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    How far do goverment officials push the bull sh*t before they admit that there is a problem.
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    Ah - what he is talking about are the shredding machines they use to eat the paperwork. This solves most of their crimes and has been known as the main factor for eradicating backlogs. In many cases, the files disappear just before solving them or when they come to court and these machines are blamed. The reason they are so big and expensive is because they need to double up as sewerage works to digest all the BS inside. I am not suprised they are old and worn out as they have been taking a pounding of late in processing government employee corruption cases and the related department excuses of how to avoid a qualified audit report.

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