Posts tagged crime

There has to be a public conversation about crime…based not only on opinion but on facts
Honduras has become the ideal transit spot for international drug traffickers. Reporting about crime under this environment has become increasingly dangerous.
Honduran Journalists use Sensationalised Crime Reporting as a Safety Measure

Honduras has become the ideal transit spot for international drug traffickers. Reporting about crime under this environment has become increasingly dangerous.

Honduran Journalists use Sensationalised Crime Reporting as a Safety Measure


if I built a database of people with information freely available, am I committing a crime?


Peru: Congress Passes “Practically Secret” Version of IT Crimes Act

if I built a database of people with information freely available, am I committing a crime?

Peru: Congress Passes “Practically Secret” Version of IT Crimes Act

Hundreds of people, mostly children and women, were killed this morning when Bashar Al Assad’s forces attacked the Ghouta region, east of Damascus, Syria, reportedly with nerve gas, say activists.
Assad Accused of Dropping Chemical Bombs on Damascus Suburb Al Ghouta

Hundreds of people, mostly children and women, were killed this morning when Bashar Al Assad’s forces attacked the Ghouta region, east of Damascus, Syria, reportedly with nerve gas, say activists.

Assad Accused of Dropping Chemical Bombs on Damascus Suburb Al Ghouta


 [People] sit around staring at their dead bodies. Nobody stands up to condemn this?! That’s what kills me

Five Yemenis convicted of murder and robbery were executed in Saudi Arabia and their bodies displayed in public in the southwestern town of Jizan. The beheadings of the men, who were reportedly members of a gang, bring Saudi Arabia’s total number of executions this year to 47. Murder, armed robbery, drug trafficking, rape, and apostasy are capital offenses under the kingdom’s Muslim Sharia law. Yemen also has the death penalty and ranks sixth in the world when it comes number of executions, according to Amnesty International. Saudi Arabia ranks fourth, behind China, Iran, and Iraq. The United States ranks fifth. Photos of the five corpses hanging from a rope high in the air tied to two cranes circulated on Twitter and Facebook on May 21, 2013 to the outrage of many users, including many Yemenis who were disturbed and enraged by the images of their executed countrymen.
Saudi Arabia Executes Five Yemeni Men, Publicly Displays Bodies

 [People] sit around staring at their dead bodies. Nobody stands up to condemn this?! That’s what kills me

Five Yemenis convicted of murder and robbery were executed in Saudi Arabia and their bodies displayed in public in the southwestern town of Jizan. The beheadings of the men, who were reportedly members of a gang, bring Saudi Arabia’s total number of executions this year to 47. Murder, armed robbery, drug trafficking, rape, and apostasy are capital offenses under the kingdom’s Muslim Sharia law. Yemen also has the death penalty and ranks sixth in the world when it comes number of executions, according to Amnesty International. Saudi Arabia ranks fourth, behind China, Iran, and Iraq. The United States ranks fifth. Photos of the five corpses hanging from a rope high in the air tied to two cranes circulated on Twitter and Facebook on May 21, 2013 to the outrage of many users, including many Yemenis who were disturbed and enraged by the images of their executed countrymen.

Saudi Arabia Executes Five Yemeni Men, Publicly Displays Bodies

Since the country’s independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, ala kachuu, or bride kidnapping, has become a common occurrence in Kyrgyzstan’s provincial towns and villages. Although registered as a crime under Kyrgyzstan’s criminal code, the government has consistently lacked the political will power to punish perpetrators, many of whom - mainly rural men - have come to regard the act as a ‘tradition’ and a birth-rite.
In recent months, civil society organizations and creative troupes have been harnessing the power of performance to try and educate the population and clamp down on the practice.

Since the country’s independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, ala kachuu, or bride kidnapping, has become a common occurrence in Kyrgyzstan’s provincial towns and villages. Although registered as a crime under Kyrgyzstan’s criminal code, the government has consistently lacked the political will power to punish perpetrators, many of whom - mainly rural men - have come to regard the act as a ‘tradition’ and a birth-rite.

In recent months, civil society organizations and creative troupes have been harnessing the power of performance to try and educate the population and clamp down on the practice.

Pro-peace video clip by Macedonian film director Srđan Janićijević, calling for people to participate in a March for Peace against a number of recent hate crimes in the country.

Grace Brown, a student at New York’s School of Visual Arts, was so moved by the horrific descriptions of sexual abuse from a victim that last October she started photography project called Project Unbreakable.

Grace’s idea is using photography to help heal sexual abuse survivors by asking them to write a quote from their attacker on a poster and photographing them holding the poster. The victims can submit the images themselves or can ask the project to photograph them. 

Juan David Chacón is a reggae singer, his stage name being Onechot [es], which pronounced in Spanish sounds very much like a Latin “Juancho” and in English as “One shot”. As a reggae artist he has dedicated much of his work in spreading messages of peace.

On the night of Monday, February 27, 2012, on returning to pick up some of his recorded material, Onechot was attacked by a group of criminals who shot him, wounding him in the head.

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