Investigating crime is what the police does. It is their mandate and their duty. There are a number of specialised units within the police to deal with specific types of crime. One of these units is the Occult Crime Unit. So far, so good. ANY religiously-motivated crime should be dealt with to the fullest extent of the law, especially where killing is involved. The problem comes in when one looks a little bit deeper into the origins of the unit, its criteria for membership, and the published warning signs the unit asks the public to be on the look-out for. Witchcraft-related offences, including black magic, witch finding and witch purgingTraditional healers involved in criminal activities rooted in the occultCurses intended to cause harmThe practice of voodoo intended to cause harmVampirism and joint infringement of the Human Tissues ActHarmful cult behaviour that infringes on the rights of members of the movementSpiritual intimidation, including astral coercionVandalism/graffiti leaving evidence that the motive is occult relatedSuicide leaving evidence of occult involvementRitualistic abuse in a cult settingAllegations of rape by a tokoloshe spiritAnimal mutilation and sacrifice leaving evidence of occult involvementMurder/human sacrifice leaving evidence of occult involvementInterpretation of occult "signatures" and paraphernalia at a crime scenePoltergeist phenomena (unexplained activities by paranormal disruptive entities) And what is the media doing reporting a completely one-sided story fed to them by this unit without so much as questioning it? A unit that by its very nature is unconstitutional by in effect being a religious-based unit charged with investigating strictly non-christian practices…practices that aren’t even related to Satanism in any way? Clearly, the media is just as sadly deficient in solid information at the one-sided “experts on the occult” employed by this unit.