Violence http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26208/all en (Blank Headline Received) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/blank-headline-received-8 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OBAMA'S GUN VIOLENCE PACKAGE TO TAKE COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH - WHITE HOUSE</p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Politics Violence Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 18:15:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734865 at http://www.globalpost.com Women take up self-defence, pepper spray after India rape http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/women-take-self-defence-pepper-spray-after-india-rape <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Nita Bhalla</p> <p>NEW DELHI, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Women in India's capital are taking self-defence classes, snapping up pepper sprays, booking cabs with female drivers or leaving work early, all signs of growing insecurity following the brutal gang rape and murder of a student last month.</p> <p>The assault on the 23-year-old - who was raped by six people and tortured with an iron bar on a bus, then left bleeding on a highway - stunned the nation and generated an unprecedented wave of protests calling for better security for women.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/women-take-self-defence-pepper-spray-after-india-rape" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse Business Entertainment Ethics Labor Law Violence Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 08:15:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737604 at http://www.globalpost.com Studies outline cost of crime in Latin America http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/studies-outline-cost-crime-latin-america <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Daniel Bases</p> <p>NEW YORK, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Crime doesn't pay is a familiar adage. But it certainly costs.</p> <p>A series of original studies commissioned by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) quantify the costs of crime and violence in Latin America and the Caribbean using a combination of crime, health and economic statistics to come to fresh conclusions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/studies-outline-cost-crime-latin-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Ethics Gender-based violence Health Labor Social Issues Technology Violence Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 20:30:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739039 at http://www.globalpost.com (Blank Headline Received) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/white-house-condemns-violence-egypt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WHITE HOUSE SAYS STRONGLY CONDEMNS VIOLENCE THAT HAS TAKEN PLACE IN EGYPT, CALLS ON LEADERS TO MAKE CLEAR VIOLENCE IS NOT ACCEPTABLE</p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Politics Violence Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 18:15:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740641 at http://www.globalpost.com India set to introduce death penalty in some rape cases http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/india-set-introduce-death-penalty-some-rape-cases-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>India's cabinet has approved harsher punishments for rapists, including the death penalty, after a brutal gang-rape in New Delhi that sparked national outrage.</p> <p>A government-appointed panel recommended the changes to ministers after the death of a 23-year-old woman who was savagely raped and attacked in a bus on December 16 and died nearly two weeks later.</p> <p>The case ignited nationwide demonstrations by protesters demanding better safety for women.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/india-set-introduce-death-penalty-some-rape-cases-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ethics Penology Pranab Mukherjee Violence AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 14:47:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743946 at http://www.globalpost.com German jail term for father of 'honour killing' victim http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/german-jail-term-father-honour-killing-victim <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A German court on Monday handed down a six-and-a-half year jail term to a Kurdish man whose son gunned down his sister in a so-called "honour killing" that shocked Germany.</p> <p>The regional court in the western German city of Detmold found 53-year-old Fendi Ozmen guilty of complicity to murder, grievous bodily harm and wrongful imprisonment after Arzu, his 18-year-old daughter, was murdered.</p> <p>The son, Osman, kidnapped his sister from the apartment of her German boyfriend in November 2011.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/german-jail-term-father-honour-killing-victim" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Life imprisonment Violence AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 17:30:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745607 at http://www.globalpost.com Tears, anger as South African town mourns teen rape victim http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/tears-anger-south-african-town-mourns-teen-rape-victim <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Mourners chant against rape: "enough is enough"</p> <p>* Mother recounts finding gravely wounded daughter</p> <p>* Like Indian gang rape, case has stirred public anger</p> <p>By Wendell Roelf</p> <p>BREDASDORP, South Africa, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Hundreds of South Africans placed flowers and candles by a simple wooden cross in a building site on Friday where a dying 17-year-old gang rape victim was left to die, a murder that shocked a nation inured to sexual violence.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/tears-anger-south-african-town-mourns-teen-rape-victim" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ethics Rape Social Issues Violence War Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 15:30:46 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5750193 at http://www.globalpost.com Kabul inquiry finds evidence of prison torture http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/kabul-inquiry-finds-evidence-prison-torture <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An official investigation into torture in Afghan prisons has found widespread abuse, President Hamid Karzai said Sunday, following a UN report into the problem.</p> <p>"According to the report of the commission of inquiry, half of the prisoners interviewed complained of mistreatment, harassment and even torture during their detention," the president's office said in a statement.</p> <p>It described prisoners' access to lawyers as "problematic", but made no conclusions or recommendations.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/kabul-inquiry-finds-evidence-prison-torture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ethics Human rights abuses Violence AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 21:45:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5752111 at http://www.globalpost.com Canadian police accused of abuse and failure to help natives http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/canadian-police-accused-abuse-and-failure-help-natives <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Human Rights Watch urges inquiry into abuse allegations</p> <p>* Group says it found physical and sexual abuse of females</p> <p>* Aboriginal chief calls allegations "appalling"</p> <p>By Russ Blinch</p> <p>TORONTO, Feb 13 (Reuters) - The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are failing to protect aboriginal women in northern regions from violence, including abusive behavior by the national police force's own officers, according to a report released Wednesday by an international human rights organization.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/canadian-police-accused-abuse-and-failure-help-natives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse Ethics Social Issues Violence Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 19:15:46 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5754904 at http://www.globalpost.com Carjacking by suspected ex-LAPD gunman was 'surreal,' says victim http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/carjacking-suspected-ex-lapd-gunman-was-surreal-says-victim <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Brandon Lowrey</p> <p>ANGELUS OAKS, Calif., Feb 13 (Reuters) - Rick Heltebrake was driving his pickup truck through a remote campground in the mountains east of Los Angeles on Tuesday, with his dog at his side, when a man emerged from a roadside snowbank and aimed an assault-style rifle at him.</p> <p>Heltebrake, 61, pulled over and immediately recognized the hulking, armed man as the fugitive ex-cop wanted in a killing spree, Christopher Dorner, whose face had been plastered on billboards, newspapers and televisions for nearly a week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/carjacking-suspected-ex-lapd-gunman-was-surreal-says-victim" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Car theft Carjacking Rick Heltebrake Violence Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 22:45:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755114 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Carjacking by suspected ex-LAPD gunman called 'surreal' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/update-1-carjacking-by-suspected-ex-lapd-gunman-called-surreal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds quote from victim in final paragraph)</p> <p>By Brandon Lowrey</p> <p>ANGELUS OAKS, Calif., Feb 13 (Reuters) - Rick Heltebrake was driving his pickup truck through a remote campground in the mountains east of Los Angeles on Tuesday, with his dog at his side, when a man emerged from a roadside snowbank and aimed an assault-style rifle at him.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/update-1-carjacking-by-suspected-ex-lapd-gunman-called-surreal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Car theft Carjacking Rick Heltebrake Violence Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 00:00:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755168 at http://www.globalpost.com Pistorius shooting puts spotlight on S.African gun violence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/pistorius-shooting-puts-spotlight-safrican-gun-violence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Charged with shooting dead his girlfriend, fallen South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has put a renewed spotlight on gun violence in a country where 42 people are killed a day.</p> <p>The champion athlete is accused of firing four bullets from his 9-mm handgun into model Reeva Steenkamp in a premeditated murder on Valentine's Day.</p> <p>"We have a very good gun law in South Africa and in the last ten years we have seen a 50 percent reduction in gun deaths," said Gun Free South Africa's Adele Kirsten.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/pistorius-shooting-puts-spotlight-safrican-gun-violence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Gun politics Gun violence Human Interest Violence AFP Fri, 15 Feb 2013 18:16:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5756957 at http://www.globalpost.com Afghan president orders cameras to combat torture http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/afghan-president-orders-cameras-combat-torture <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Afghan President Hamid Karzai has ordered that all interrogation facilities should be equipped with video cameras in a bid to prevent torture, after a recent UN report said detainees were abused.</p> <p>The decree follows a government investigation into the UN report about prisoner abuse, which found detainees were tortured at the time of arrest and during interrogations.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/afghan-president-orders-cameras-combat-torture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ethics Human rights abuses Violence AFP Sun, 17 Feb 2013 09:15:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5758002 at http://www.globalpost.com Mentally disabled US man faces execution Tuesday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/mentally-disabled-us-man-faces-execution-tuesday <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A mentally-handicapped man was to be put to death in the US state of Georgia on Tuesday, despite protests from human rights activists and mental health advocates calling the execution a miscarriage of justice.</p> <p>Warren Hill, a 52-year-old African American, is reported to have an IQ of 70, putting him below the threshold for mental disability.</p> <p>"There is no dispute among the experts that Mr Hill is mentally retarded," attorney Brian Kammer wrote in an appeal seeking leniency for his client.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/mentally-disabled-us-man-faces-execution-tuesday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Capital punishment Georgia Hospitality Law Penology Politics Social Issues Technology Violence AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 03:01:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5758642 at http://www.globalpost.com At least four dead in California shooting spree http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/at-least-four-dead-california-shooting-spree <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A gunman killed three people in California Tuesday, including at least one execution-style, in a series of carjackings before taking his own life, police said.</p> <p>At least two other people were injured as the gunman fired randomly on other vehicles while driving a stolen car on the freeway, before he shot and killed himself in the city of Orange, south of Los Angeles.</p> <p>The first killing appeared to be a woman found dead in her home in Ladera Ranch, after neighbors reported hearing gunfire in the early hours. The suspect, a man in his 20s, then fled in an SUV.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/at-least-four-dead-california-shooting-spree" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Car theft Carjacking Violence AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 19:30:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5760366 at http://www.globalpost.com