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London Riots: Cruel, But Not So Unusual

Posted 9 August 2011 | 23:39:02 (EST)

The "shock", "outrage", "disgust" and "condemnation" has been coming thick and fast in relation to the riots that began in London, but have now spread to other parts of the country. Rightly so, the level of chaos and destruction has been shocking. But is anyone really that surprised...

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Guido's Petition to Bring Back Hanging: 'What the Fawkes?'

Posted 1 August 2011 | 01:00:00 (EST)

Last week, right-wing political blogger Guido Fawkes posted a link to a petition on the Government's new e-petition facility calling for the reinstatement of capital punishment in Britain for cop and child killers.

The statement of the petition reads:

We petition the government to review all treaties and...
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Norway Attacks: The Truth About the 21 Year Sentencing Limit

Posted 25 July 2011 | 18:01:06 (EST)

The shocking events in Norway this weekend have drawn the attention of the world to a country that one could surmise is unprepared for such brutality.

Norway has, according to a 2010 report by Eurostat, one of the lowest murder rates in continental Europe; an...

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