“When the police want something, they just come and rob us”
“When the police want something, they just come and rob us,” says Patrick Davis, as his fellow street vendors in central Monrovia nod in agreement and push forward to tell their stories.
Davis sells jeans and trousers on the pavements of the Liberian capital, and the police are regular customers – only they don’t pay; they simply take what they like, says Davis, who then sees the same officers wearing his clothes the following day.
“You can’t believe it, but that’s what they do.”

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Photo: The Daily Talk “chalkboard newspaper” in Monrovia highlights corruption in this edition. © 2013 Andrew Stroehlein/Human Rights Watch
“When the police want something, they just come and rob us”

When the police want something, they just come and rob us,” says Patrick Davis, as his fellow street vendors in central Monrovia nod in agreement and push forward to tell their stories.

Davis sells jeans and trousers on the pavements of the Liberian capital, and the police are regular customers – only they don’t pay; they simply take what they like, says Davis, who then sees the same officers wearing his clothes the following day.

“You can’t believe it, but that’s what they do.”

Read more.

Photo: The Daily Talk “chalkboard newspaper” in Monrovia highlights corruption in this edition. © 2013 Andrew Stroehlein/Human Rights Watch