South Africa 'a country at war' with 49 murders a day
www.telegraph.co.uk

Gareth Newham, head of the governance, crime and justice Division at the Institute for Security Studies, said the statistics reflected a “leadership crisis” in the police caused by endemic corruption in President Jacob Zuma's government, where …

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Wednesday's best TV: The Great British Bake Off, The Face Of Britain By Simon …
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It's an everyday tale of torture, drugs and death in Mexico, with Armando Espitia as the young man scratching a living with his wife, their baby, his father and sister, when a stash of cocaine dumps them into a violent underworld of gangsters and …

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Meet La China, the Mexican Hit Woman Who Almost Got Away
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For awhile, everything was going well with her war with El Grande, thanks to her team of 300 sicarios and corrupt police who pretended to arrest her while helping her. But eventually, honest cops captured El Grande and El Chino, along with Chino's …

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Police smash illegal tobacco and drug syndicate, allegedly involving corrupt …
www.theaustralian.com.au

About 10am yesterday, officers attached to Polaris executed search warrants on 17 properties in Sydney's south and southwest. Police will allege that a number of employees attached to customs brokerage companies and freight forwarding firms had …

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Massachusetts: Police Cannot Stop Motorists Just For Suspicion Of Marijuana …
www.theweedblog.com

In a decision hailed by civil rights advocates and supporters of marijuana legalization, the state's highest court ruled Tuesday that police cannot stop motorists solely because they suspect the vehicle's occupants are in possession of the drug. The …

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New courthouse flap: Legal Aid Society to sue over interview-room cameras
www.silive.com

"It is a blatant violation of the attorney-client privilege and doesn't happen in any other part in the city," Justine Luongo, the society's attorney-in-charge of the criminal practice told reporters at the new $230-million courthouse just hours after …

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Ferguson: Just Over A Year Later
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Ferguson wasn't the only flashpoint – other high profile incidents followed – but, without Ferguson and absent the growing media fervor over controversial police actions, most would have likely faded into obscurity in fairly short order after brief …

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A Voice for Dalit Women in India: Ruth Manorama Speaks Out Against Caste-Based …
www.democracynow.org

Ruth Manorama, Dalit activist from India who also works on women's rights. In 2006, she was awarded the Right Livelihood Award. She was named as a Janata Dal candidate from Bangalore South for the 2014 general elections.

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CATHRYN A. PAUL: Baltimore's segregation caused by housing policy
www.washingtontimes.com

About four months has passed since the dramatic wave of civil unrest that flooded the streets of Baltimore and minds across the nation following the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who suffered a spinal cord injury in police custody …

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