"We’ll find what we want, don’t you worry, even if it means breaking down every brick in this house."

South African Police
Creative Commons AttributionSouth African Police - Credit: Dave Conner
The South African police, supported by BOSS (the Bureau of State Security), kept its vigilant eye on everyone in South Africa.

They burst into people’s homes, dragged the inhabitants off for interrogation, tortured them, threw them out of high windows, and held them in prison without trial.  BOSS hunted down opponents who had managed to flee abroad, and blew them to pieces with time bombs.