• Short Summary

    HUNDREDS OF POLICEMEN SWOOPED ON JOHANNESBURG STREETS ON FRIDAY (7TH JANUARY) TO START A MAMMOTH DRIVE THAT IS AIMED AT STAMPING OUT CRIME IN THE CITY.

  • Description

    1.
    LV POLICE WATCHING PEDESTRIANS WALK PAST
    0.03

    2.
    SV POLICE PASSING
    0.07

    3.
    SV POLICEMEN CHECKING PASS OF PEDESTRIAN
    0.11

    4.
    CU DITTO
    0.15

    5.
    SV PEDESTRIANS BEING QUESTIONED
    0.19

    6.
    SV ANOTHER PEDESTRIAN HAVING PASS CHECKED
    0.24

    7.
    SV PAN.. POLICEMEN ON SIDEWALK
    0.27

    8.
    SV POLICEMEN CHECKING PASSES (2 SHOTS)
    0.34

    9.
    SV TWO POLICEMEN
    0.38

    10.
    SV POLICE CHECKING BOOT OF CAR
    0.44

    11.
    SV POLICEMAN SEARCHING TWO MEN
    0.50

    12.
    SV & CU RICKSHAW BEING STOPPED
    0.55

    13.
    BV TWO POLICEMEN
    0.58

    14.
    SV MAN BEING SEARCHED IN STREET
    1.02



    Initials RGM/V/JH/SA



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: HUNDREDS OF POLICEMEN SWOOPED ON JOHANNESBURG STREETS ON FRIDAY (7TH JANUARY) TO START A MAMMOTH DRIVE THAT IS AIMED AT STAMPING OUT CRIME IN THE CITY. PEOPLE WERE ASKED TO PRODUCE THEIR IDENTITY CARDS AND SEARCHED.

    HARDLY A STREET CORNER IN THE CITY CENTRE WAS WITHOUT POLICE OFFICERS MAKING CHECKS. A NUMBER OF PEOPLE WERE TAKEN INTO CUSTODY.

    THE DRIVE FOLLOWS POLICE WARNINGS AT THE END OF LAST YEAR THAT THEY WERE ABOUT TO EMBARK ON AN ALL-OUT WAR ON THE CITY CRIME RATE.

    A SIMILAR SWOOP ON ONE POLICE DIVISION IN THE LAST TWO MONTHS OF 1965 WAS REPORTED TO HAVE RESULTED IN THE NUMBER OF ARMED ROBBERIES DROPPING FROM 80 TO 25 A MONTH.

    JOHANNESBURG PEOPLE HAVE BECOME INCREASINGLY CONCERNED ABOUT THE LEVEL OF THE CITY'S CRIME RATE.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA8UQ9681G3E9MYZU9UOTRSBCS
    Media URN:
    VLVAA8UQ9681G3E9MYZU9UOTRSBCS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment