-Takes Undue Advantage Of Female Journalist
The history of Liberia’s state security agencies, including the Liberia National Police (LNP) is replete with the culture of disgusting human rights violation and indiscriminate use of excessive force against peaceful citizens, often with impunity.
However, following the end of the Country’s devastating civil war, the international community pumped in millions of offshore money to transform Liberia’s security sector to reflect and conform to internationally acceptable standard, but, it appears the international effort has not generated the much desired results as ordinary peaceful citizens, including journalists continue to excruciatingly endure brutality and other forms of maltreatment in the hands of power-intoxicated state security personnel in the name of doing their work.
“Every year, nearly every month and week or day, this history has not significantly changed; it has become the culture of the police officers to take undue advantage of peaceful Liberians, because they have power, but using the power wrongly is unacceptable under Liberian laws,” Jackie Davis observes.
However, as evidence of Madam Davis’ observation, the police have added another bad record to its already poor human rights history by reportedly taking unnecessary advantage over a Liberian female journalist, Victoria Wesseh.