Posts tagged ‘Law and Order’

August 25, 2013

Once Upon A Time Mumbai

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Mumbai used to be one of the safest cities for women… in Mumbai women can stay out late without worries.  These are a couple of comments I have heard repeatedly on the near blanket coverage of the recent Mumbai gangrape story.  A 22 year old photojournalist out on an assignment with a colleague was violently sexually assaulted by five men in the early evening of a central Mumbai area, albeit an abandoned mill.

A wake up call or is there a collective selected memory loss? 

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July 23, 2013

Dubai: The Gloss Peels Off

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News that Dubai has pardoned the 24 year old Norweigian woman’s 16 month sentence after reporting being raped has come as welcome news.  The story became a PR disaster for the country with many newspapers and TV channels musing how to digest the glitzy image Dubai portrays with the sheer daft misogyny of the Norweigian woman’s ordeal.

Of course, in context, she is actually lucky

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September 14, 2012

Crooked Cops

Is the police force a joke in Britain and we, the public, are only just realising this?  In England as many as nine police chiefs are under investigation for misconduct, some for gross misconduct such as withholding material evidence in a murder trial.

In London the Met Police are being sued

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August 9, 2011

What Would You Do?

I remain shocked at the unfolding events in London and other major cities.  This morning I couldn’t persuade a taxi to take me to a photoshoot and had to lug my bags and props around the tube!  What I am unable to understand is the level of destruction that appears to be without thought, cause or even with at least a loose motive of stealing something valuable or useful. 

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August 8, 2011

London’s Burning

Friends from around the world have been contacting me to ask if I’m okay as images of London’s riotous weekend fire across their screens (fortunately I’m not near the action at all).  I found it very interesting that our political leaders did not express their concern about the safety of Londoners

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July 4, 2011

The Girl Who Cried Wolf

Dominique Strauss-Kahn was released on bail and freed from house arrest as the case against him collapses thanks to his victim’s past and our prejudices.

The victim has a shady past and so now, according to an article in the New York Times, although the police privately believe DSK probably is guilty it will be a difficult case to win.  The police compared it to cases such as when prostitutes are raped where the perpetrator can often get away.

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