louis theroux: law and disorder in johannesburg

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louis theroux: law and disorder in johannesburg

I would just like to recommend watching the show, in particular the episode in johannesburg. It is a show about the break down of law and order and the role of private police/security. It isn't pleasant, but it shows what happens when the social contract is broken.

Quite disturbing.

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Link to The Joburg Episode?

Hi. Do you have a link, if one exists?

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Link

part 1 and 2, you will need to search for 3 and 4.

Whilst the messenger may be pushing an agenda, the message, in particular what happens in a society that breaks down is worth listening to.

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Louis Theroux in Killadelphia

Thanks a ton, Nigel, for introducing me to Louis Theroux.  As I watched his piece in "Joburg" I couldn't help thinking of my own Killadelphia, and lo and behold, he did a piece on the City of Brotherly Love!  If Philadelphia or Camden or Detroit or Oakland turn out in 2020 to be just like Johannesburg today who could be surprised?  The fact is that these places already have the moral, sociological, political and economic foundations to become Johannesburgs and have been moving in that direction for 60 years.  All they'd need to go over the cliff is the kind of economic collapse (slow motion or full speed) that we're all sure is just around the corner.

Here's Theroux's piece in Killadelphia:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2dcBIF6L7A&feature=related

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Article On Theroux's "Law And Disorder In Johannesburg"

Synopsis of the Joburg episode:

Louis Theroux: Law And Disorder In Johannesburg (June 20, 2012)
"While on patrol, Bad Boyz introduce Louis to an unseen Johannesburg underworld. Here, he meets the gang boss known only as 'The Chairman' and is escorted into a hijacked skyscraper to meet residents who have lived for years without electricity or water. As he watches Bad Boyz protect their buildings and tenants, Louis begins to wonder about their readiness to use violence, and witnesses the compromises that are made to keep order in a violent city."
http://www.abc.net.au/tv/guide/abc2/201206/programs/ZX6349A001D2012-06-20T203148.htm

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Stupid Englishman.

Stupid Englishman.

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Arthur - pls eloborate.

Could you eloborate on your "Stupid Englishman" comment - I'm hoping it'll be good entertainment.

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