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#Vigilantism

# vigilantism - Monday 26 February, 2018

Most Irish people support the work of online paedophile hunters here - poll

The actions of some anti-paedophile vigilante groups have come to international prominence in recent months.

# vigilantism - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

Poll: Should parents be given access to details of sex offenders in their area? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should parents be given access to details of sex offenders in their area?

Should a law similar to the so-called Sarah’s Law in the UK be introduced in Ireland?

# vigilantism - Wednesday 4 August, 2010

FIVE PEOPLE have been killed in two separate vigilante attacks in Africa.

Three men who were suspected of stealing power cables in Lenasia, south of Johannesburg,were killed after the alarm was raised people blowing on vuvuzelas, Al Jazeera reports

A police official is quoted as saying that the alleged thieves we surrounded by a mob of angry people, and their car was set on fire. Three other men who were with them managed to escape.

Incidents of power cable theft are common in poor areas of South Africa, and residents often suffer blackouts as a result.

Meanwhile, in Mthatha, in the Eastern Cape province, two people were killed by a crowd after being accused of stealing clothes from a house, according to reports from Bloomberg.

Mob-rule is a common method of confronting problems, and is blamed for dozens of death every year.