Mob Justice on the rise in Argentina

Posted on April 17, 2014 • Filed under: Argentina, Crime, Social Issues

IPS reported…In Argentina, as expert on security policies Luis Somoza told IPS, the lynchings are occurring against a background of a sensation of rising crime. “They are the reflection of a society that is totally fed up with the levels of crime,” said the professor at the University Institute of the Argentine Federal Police. “People have the perception that the state isn’t protecting them, whether or not that is real,” he said. “But this backsliding to a primitive state of society poses the additional risk of a probable appearance of non-state forces that take on the role of defenders, who refer to themselves as self-defence forces, militias, paramilitaries, death squads,” he said. Read Article

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