The sociological poll held by journalists from the news agency ‘Pulse in Kharkov streets on 24 January 2001
The citizens were asked the one question:
Have you ever witnessed illegal actions on the side of law-enforcers?
36% of the pollees never witnessed illegal actions on the side of law-enforcers.
19% more never witnessed such actions, but heard much about them from their friends and acquaintances.
43% of the pollees assert that they eye-witnessed such cases.
22% were refused to discuss details because they were afraid of the consequences;
34% told that the road militia misuse their power most often;
17% were mere by-standers;
9% complaint at the biased attitude of courts.
Other 18% said that they recollected such cases vaguely, but do not remember the details. The remaining 2%, having heard the question hurried away.
The ‘Pulse journalists put questions to more than 200 persons.