Unblanced scales of justiceTHE video footage of the violent beating of two men shows that brutality has crossed the line from using excessive force against a resisting person to unprovoked gratuitous violence against a person offering no resistance.

Yes, it’s a violation of their human rights, but may I ask the readers a question.

What about the victims of home invasion, robbery with violence, rape and assault?

Isn’t it also a violation of their human rights?

Article 3 of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights says that “everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.”

Despite the differences in crimes, they all have one trait in common — for the victim, the event is unexpected, uncontrollable and can create traumatic experience. The majority of victims say they will never have the same feeling of security and inviolability that they had in the past.

Remember, a burglar can steal more than just your belongings; they can steal your feeling of security.

Wise Muavono
Lautoka

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