Refugees and asylum seekers were forced to live in the open in Cape Town following xenophobic attacks in 2019.
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Despite regular incidents of anti-migrant violence, peaceful and mutually beneficial relationships between South Africans and migrants can and do exist.
Racial hatred is a factor in 13% of mass shootings at grocery stores.
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A suspect apparently motivated by a white supremacist agenda shot dead 10 shoppers. Analysis shows that mass shootings – and those at grocery stores – are on the rise.
Through her photographs and activism, Letizia Battaglia sought to wrest Palermo from the grip of the Mafia.
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Letizia Battaglia’s images of Mafia bloodshed made it impossible for people to turn a blind eye to the criminal outfit’s reign of terror.
Hakeem Odumosu, former Lagos State Police Commissioner, addressing journalists during a protest in Lagos.
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Public trust and confidence in the police is a concern in many parts of the world. How can Nigeria get it right?
A culture of honor is more likely to develop in areas where law enforcement is inconsistent or nonexistent.
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While you’ll often hear people say that violence is never the answer, in some communities violence is viewed as a perfectly reasonable response to personal slights.
There is plenty we still don’t understand about how anger influences behaviour.
Violent crime causes untold harm and anger is known to fuel violence. But recent research suggests that the way anger and crime tie together in youth is a bit more complicated than expected.
Some people dread the time change that occurs twice a year – and for good reason.
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Research suggests that permanent daylight saving time would save lives as well as energy and prevent crime.
Members of South Africa’s anti-migrant “Operation Dudula” group march in Jeppestown, Johannesburg.
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Ending violence against foreigners can only happen by first recognising – and addressing – the hazards of South Africa’s crumbling system of indirect rule.
A culture of better service and use of minimal force are key to improving public confidence in the South African Police Service.
Perceptions that South African police treat people disrespectfully, lack impartiality or transparency, and are prone to brutality
undermine public confidence in them.
The Cover of Swedish rapper Yasin’s second album featured his passport stamped with “convicted in advance” on it.
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“Sweden’s most wanted”, raps the controversial artist Yasin in his track 20 Talet. The rapper’s lyrics are without filter, direct, raw, born within a marginalised and often criminal environment, depicting…
Ajay, right, and Atul Gupta are on the run from the law in South Africa. Their sibling Rajesh is wanted on fraud and money laundering along with Atul.
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A judicial commission has found that the Guptas orchestrated massive corruption and the capture of the South African state, with the help of their friend, former president Jacob Zuma.
Australia has recorded a small rise in the number of murders in 2019-20. We need to know more about these cases to make sure this does not become a trend.
Thanks to the high prices they command, avocados are sometimes referred to as ‘green gold.’
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The recent US ban on avocado imports from Mexico underscores the risks of being so heavily reliant on a product that comes from one region in one country that’s rife with violence and corruption.
Anti-Asian attacks killed nine people in 2021, including 84-year-old Vicha Ratanapakdee, seen in a photo held by his daughter Monthanus Ratanapakdee.
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A new analysis of crime data shows that anti-Asian violence, targeting people of Asian descent and their property, rose sharply during the pandemic.
Smoke rises from a building set on fire at the height of looting and violence in South Africa in July 2021.
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As the July 2021 unrest and looting graphically showed, crime and lawlessness can debilitate and destroy government efforts to facilitate and support economic growth.
South African president Cyril Ramaphosa delivering the 2022 state of the nation address.
Reviving the capacity of the state is also crucial to shoring up support for democracy in the long term.
Minneapolis police force entry moments before shooting Amir Locke.
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The death of a 22-year-old man in a ‘no-knock’ raid in Minneapolis has sparked fresh concern over the associated risk to the public and police alike.
A member of the Yansakai vigilante group poses with a gun in Zamfara State, northwest Nigeria.
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Aside from human rights abuses, vigilantes may be unreliable, poorly skilled, and lacking transparency and accountability.
Sentenced to life.
Experts help explain the context around the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, and subsequent trial and convictions of Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael and William Bryan.
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