Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Vigilante justice on Peru's streets goes viral as residents punishes criminals(photos)

Vigilante justice goes viral in Peru as Facebook videos show residents taking matters into
A Facebook campaign launched the 'Catch your thief' movement, which has inspired hundreds of Peruvians to take justice into their own hands. Most citizens don't trust the police to punish criminals. Social media users quickly began posting their own home-made footage showing alleged thieves and pickpockets receiving their comeuppance, often at the hands of a baying mob of revenge-seekers. One video shows a woman undressed and being walked through a busy street, with a banner around her neck reading 'I'm a thief'. Another shows two whimpering alleged pickpockets being forced to stand on anthills until they beg for mercy as the insects bite their legs, feet and private parts.

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