Tag: Africa

“I USED TO BE IN A GANG!”: When is a gang not a gang?

With mainstream media and the Federal Government leading a racist moral panic about ‘African gangs’ apparently tormenting wide sections of Australian society, True Crime News Weekly correspondent Gary Johnston shares his experiences of growing up with youth gangs on the mean streets of Glasgow and wonders why some groups of young men ‘become’ gangs. Continue reading ““I USED TO BE IN A GANG!”: When is a gang not a gang?”

GRAB THEM BY THE BALLS! Apartheid era torture tactic back in spotlight after South African politician manhandled in parliament

Apartheid-era torture tactics are back in the spotlight after the South African government used social media to mock a political opponent who was grabbed by his balls by burly security guards as he was escorted out of parliament this month. Continue reading “GRAB THEM BY THE BALLS! Apartheid era torture tactic back in spotlight after South African politician manhandled in parliament”

POLICE BRUTALITY! Mother arrested after son tortured to death over false robbery accusation

A Nigerian mother has been arrested over the torture death of her own son after he was falsely accused as being responsible for an earlier robbery.  Continue reading “POLICE BRUTALITY! Mother arrested after son tortured to death over false robbery accusation”