May 26, 2017

Stop and rethink conspiracy bill

The government should once again weigh the concern that people's basic rights can be threatened by a bill to amend the law against organized crime — which penalizes the acts of plotting and preparing for crimes without actually carrying them out.

/ Apr 30, 2017

15 nabbed in blow to Colombian drug cartel

Authorities have arrested 15 people believed to be part of Colombia’s dominant Gulf Cartel, prosecutors said Saturday. The suspects — 12 adults and three minors — were arrested in the northwestern town of Docordo, in the Choco region, the national organized crime prosecutor’s office ...

Mar 23, 2017

Penalizing uncommitted crimes

The government needs to convince a skeptical public why proposed legislation that could compromise privacy rights through increased surveillance activities is necessary.

Mar 23, 2017

Italy nabs mobster linked to Germany massacre

Italian police on Wednesday captured a notorious Calabrian mobster wanted over a 2007 mafia massacre in which six people died in the German city of Duisburg. Santo Vottari, 45, was captured in a tiny hideout in a flat at Benestare, near the southern Italian ...

Feb 2, 2017

Penalizing the plotting of crimes

The government should not dismiss concerns that penalizing the act of plotting and preparing for crimes would entail placing society under greater surveillance