Tag Archives: vigilante justice

Social media and crime

Here in Melbourne we’ve been absolutely devastated by the disappearance of Jill Meagher. Ms Meagher was a 29-year-old Irishwoman who worked at the ABC. Last Friday, she went missing after going to drinks with colleagues in Sydney Road, Brunswick. A colleague offered to walk her home; but she lived only 800m away and declined the […]

Free Derry, Jail Gerry

A Londonderry man has claimed that republican vigilantes told him to go to anger management classes or get shot. The Republican Actions Against Drugs (RAAD) has been behind paramilitary-style shootings against those guilty of so-called “anti-social behaviour”. But Hugh Brady, a community volunteer, said he was surprised by the claim. He had never heard about […]

Vigilante justice, meet the justice system

“Phoenix Jones”, a self-styled superhero vigilante (complete with home made body armour) has ended up on the wrong side of the law. The Herald Sun reports that Phoenix could be charged by police after he intervened in what he thought was a fight and allegedly pepper sprayed a number of people: Phoenix Jones – known […]