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Boing Boing

A viral hoax video has inspired Indian mobs to multiple, brutal murders
Boing Boing
Someone edited a Pakistani child-safety education video to make it look like evidence of a ring of kidnappers was snatching children and taking them away on motorcycles; the video went viral in India, spread on Whatsapp, and it has inspired terrified ...



BBC News

India WhatsApp 'child kidnap' rumours claim two more victims
BBC News
Rumours of child kidnappings are spreading across India over WhatsApp, and have already led to the deaths of seven other people in the past month. Police say it is proving hard to debunk the messages on social media. The two latest victims have been ...
WhatsApp video of fake kidnapping sparks hysteria in India as mob beats men to deathABC News
2 Men Lynched Over Fake Child Kidnapping Rumors On WhatsApp In IndiaInternational Business Times

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The Independent

Separating kids from parents at the border mirrors a 'textbook strategy' of domestic abuse, experts say
The Independent
This is particularly troubling for Heffron, since a central motivation for many of the immigrant women she's worked with has been to find a safe place to raise their children, away from violence inside or outside their home. ... Cardoso found in her ...

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ABC17News.com

Troopers arrest mid-Missouri mother accused of kidnapping child
ABC17News.com
ORIGINAL STORY: A mid-Missouri mother could face charges after investigators accused her of kidnapping her child on Monday night. According to the Mexico Department of Public Safety, Toinyia Combs, 20, of Mexico, met the legal guardian of her infant ...



DesMoinesRegister.com

A stranger with $100 bills: How an Iowa man tried to kidnap at least 19 kids across the state
DesMoinesRegister.com
Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation officials now believe that the man's enticement crimes extended to at least 19 girls in nine counties. “To see this individual has tried to kidnap 19 children is astonishing,” said Callahan Walsh, a child safety ...



Washington Post

Rumors on WhatsApp are leading to deaths in India. The messaging service must act.
Washington Post
Shivam Vij is a journalist based in New Delhi. “Suspected child lifters are carrying sedatives, injections, spray, cotton and small towels. They speak Hindi, Bangla and Malyali. If you happen to see any stranger near your house immediately inform the ...

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Esquire.com

This Is a Fight Over What It Means to Be an American
Esquire.com
Ignore for the moment that this sounds like every bogus death-in-custody story ever concocted by a law-enforcement agency to cover its ass, and think about how cold a lizard you have to be to wonder why a guy would be “disruptive and combative” while ...



ActionNewsJax.com

UPDATES: Gloria Williams sentenced to 18 years in prison in 1998 baby kidnapping
ActionNewsJax.com
11 a.m. update: Kamiyah Mobley's father Craig Aiken thanked God for the safe return of his child and the Jacksonville community for its support after Kamiyah's kidnapper was sentenced to 18 years in prison. The judge said Gloria Williams' sentence ...
South Carolina woman sentenced to 18 years in prison in 1998 baby kidnapping caseWSOC Charlotte
Gloria Williams given 18 years for kidnapping Kamiyah MobleyWJXT News4JAX

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Asheboro Courier Tribune

Kennedy caught; abducted baby safe
Asheboro Courier Tribune
RANDLEMAN — The Asheboro-area man wanted for kidnapping his biological child in Danville, Va., on Sunday has been captured and the baby is safe, according to an Amber Alert update. Carl Ray Kennedy, 51, of 2688 Valewood Drive, Asheboro, was ...
AMBER Alert canceled: 7-month-old baby found safe, father arrested in NCWTVD-TV
Suspect in Amber Alert for 7-month-old Virginia girl captured in Randolph County, baby found safemyfox8.com
listed - North Carolina Offender Registry - North Carolina State Bureau of InvestigationNorth Carolina Offender Registry - North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation

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Irish Post

Michael Dunphy guilty of tiger kidnapping of mum and daughter in bank robbery plot
Irish Post
“Thanks to her quick thinking, officers were able to foil the plot to rob the bank and ensure the safety of all the staff and the child involved. “We cannot underestimate how frightening this would have been for any adult, never mind a child who was ...

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