Watch distances itself from a group

2019-03-12 06:00

Dear Residents, Members of BKM and other parties!

We have been made aware of the B & M Eye WhatsApp group, functioning within the BKM Watch area with about 137 members, which has been posting certain information that may be prejudicial to individuals and or crime incidents.

The group description is stated as “Crime Watch Group Meadowridge and Bergvliet”, and the aim is to report suspicious or malicious activity in the area.

We held a meeting with the administrator of the group to discuss the possibility of setting up a working relationship so as not to compromise individuals or incidents and to allow for incidents to be directed at a reliable and action activated resource. Unfortunately, it seems as if this entity does not wish to be part of or interact with BKM Watch in any way.

While it is the constitutional right of entities like this to establish themselves, and members of the group are well within their rights, by means of freedom of association, to join such a group, BKM Watch (an accredited Neighbourhood Watch) distances itself from this entity, its practices, any media postings, patrols, comments and or remarks that may be prejudicial to the rights of others and or incident postings.

Certain instructions and information relayed on this group may be prejudicial to the recipients of the information and they should exercise caution.

Furthermore, it must be expressly noted that any information relayed on the B & M Eye group is in no manner or form connected to, sanctioned by, or supported by BKM Watch.

Yours sincerely,

Brian Wilkinson BKM watch chairperson Chairman BKM Neighbourhood Watch


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