How often do farmers go on house calls to calm down a belligerent drunk estranged husband with a gun? Not too often I would imagine. But domestics make up a large proportion of police calls.
When it comes to articles about atrocities, HN only allows those that are posted in a spirit of reconciliation and healing, such as this recent article about the 1921 Tulsa massacre, where no-one questioned the motives behind posting it: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=24876120
If you find any inaccuracies in this, or any other, right-wing talking-point submission, I encourage you to point them out. I tried to stick to reliable sources, but we all make mistakes.
Here are some farmers showing their frustration:
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Being a thief is a hazard to one's health, yes.
Also are the complainers Bantu settlers or Khoi-San natives?
Even the Hollywood-style "a good guy stopped a shooter" scenarios often only stop further, not initial, shootings.
It's a bit too bleeding-heart for my taste, even the Guardian admits to policing difficulties, there's little surprise that someone might take the law in their own hands if the government is absent. You'd guess similar dynamics are at play in South Africa.
The Britain and US would be places where it is exactly like that.
As in, south african farmers situation is unusual here.
People who kill people are not some kind of different species going in from outer placas. They are exact same group with exact same rights.
Is that known in this case? It's often not the case in America.