As a founder of BKM watch, I have read, watched and listened to the recent ongoing
publicity regarding BKM.
I now believe it is time that I added my voice, concerns, worry, feelings and extreme
disappointment regarding a number of aspects. I helped to formulate and get BKM off
the ground after my 2 sons were brutally attacked and robbed at gunpoint in our quiet
Meadowridge home at 08h30 in the morning some years ago. Yes, I too, had then, the
mind set so clearly displayed by many of our fellow residents. Leave me alone, nothing
will happen to me or my family, why should I get involved in the crime watch, let
the others do it, I do not have the time anyway, I pay taxes to the state and so
the police must protect us. Well, how wrong I was. After being told that the robbers
would probably get bail, I decided to do something. In a nutshell the rest is history
– even though the firearm used was never found, 2 of the robbers were sentenced to
61 and 50 years respectively.