Mob wins when cops forget their role

2013-11-10 10:00

While the police and the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) have been at loggerheads over how this year’s crime statistics have been calculated, violence in the form of mob “justice” has broken out in some communities that have felt let down by the justice system.

Passing this judgement could end up in the killing of innocent people, as happened in East London after a rumour was spread on social networks about a child-snatching syndicate. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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