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Gun Policy News, 16 August 2012


16 August 2012

BBC News

Greece's faltering economy has put many people out of work and cut support for illegal immigrants. Now Greeks are facing a rise in crime their police seem unable to stop. It probably never occurred to Niki Yanakopoulou that she might be in danger as she let herself into her central Athens apartment building in the middle of the day. The 75-year-old had just been to the bank and police say the man who followed her home most likely chose her at random, hoping she would... (

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16 August 2012

Indian Express

Is procuring a gun that difficult? Not quite it seems. The recent arrest of three Osmania University students for possessing illegal arms settles the debate to some extent. But when it comes to issuing gun licences, the Hyderabad Police is fairly conservative. However, even by their conservative stats, it appears that more and more number of people, including a few women, in the twin cities are queuing up to get a licence. Half of the applications are usually rejected... (

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16 August 2012

Peace FM Online (Ghana) / The Finder (Ghana)

Demands by the people of Gonjaland for the ban on small arms in their area to be lifted so they can protect themselves against Fulani herdsmen and armed robbers have been strongly opposed by the Northern Regional Police Command. Communities in West, East and Central Gonja are insisting that they live in peace and should not be bundled with other communities in the Northern Region where armed violence and ethnic clashes are prevalent. The police, on the other hand,... (

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16 August 2012

InSight Crime (Bogota)

The Mexican government will not continue to release statistics on the number of homicides related to organized crime, leading critics to accuse the administration of withholding the data for political reasons. In an interview with Reforma, an official from Mexico's federal ministry of security said they would not publish data on Mexico's crime-related murders from before President Felipe Calderon leaves office on November 30. Jaime Lopez Aranda, the head of the... (

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16 August 2012

EFE News Agency / Fox News Latino (USA)

The warden of a prison in the northwestern Venezuelan city of Maracaibo escaped unharmed on Thursday when a group of inmates shot at him, authorities in Zulia state said. The prison chief came under attack while investigating a report of armed inmates in one of the cellblocks, state Security and Public Order Secretary Odalis Caldera told Efe. The warden was accompanied by members of the police team responsible for security outside the prison walls and the attack "was... (

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16 August 2012

Caribbean Journal

Trinidad and Tobago's cabinet has approved $45.39 million USD for the country's fight against crime, National Security Minister Jack Warner announced Thursday. The funding will be used to improve the police service, he said. "There will be the full-time establishment of 5,000 Special Reserve Police Officers," Warner said. "We shall also establish police community support groups in all nine police divisions. These SRPs will be placed in all nine police... (

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