South Africa: Gay Murders: Gay men warned to remain vigilant - Tips for safer cruising

  • metta

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    Jun 05, 2012 2:39 PM GMT
    Gay Murders: Gay men warned to remain vigilant

    "Gay men in Gauteng have been warned to keep up their guard in light of the fact that the killer or killers of eight gay men remain at large."

    http://www.mambaonline.com/article.asp?artid=7004

    Tips for safer cruising

    http://www.mambaonline.com/article.asp?artid=6607
  • great_scott

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    Jun 05, 2012 3:42 PM GMT
    "Or maybe you shouldn't invite someone into your home after knowing them for all of five seconds? The article is essentially just saying to get to know people before you allow yourself to be physically vulnerable with them. DUH" -Hman85

    That pretty much sums it up even for those of us in the US.
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    Jun 05, 2012 3:54 PM GMT
    great_scott said"Or maybe you shouldn't invite someone into your home after knowing them for all of five seconds? The article is essentially just saying to get to know people before you allow yourself to be physically vulnerable with them. DUH" -Hman85

    That pretty much sums it up even for those of us in the US.


    we are talking about organized crime here not just some random incident here and there. I hope they find these idiots.
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    Jun 05, 2012 4:28 PM GMT
    yah indeed. the safer-cruising principles are the same as here in N.America, but the implications are much different in SouthAfrica, and specifically Gauteng province which is home to Johannesburg - the so-called violent crime capital of the world, in the most economically unequal country on the planet. in Joburg, you have people driving sports cars and living in mansions, and on the other side of town, you have 100s of thousands of people living in tin shacks. poverty is rampant, and that creates desperation. combine this with the prevalence of firearms, and you get a dangerous combination.

    SAPS (South African Police Service) is woefully under-resourced and frankly not very sensitive to gay issues yet, so it took a lot of time and continual pressure to get them to pay attention to these crimes as they were emerging. its unclear if this is organised crime or a serial killer. as I remember the stories, the men who were killed invited the perpetrator into their homes (no signs of forced entry) in middle-class neighbourhoods, most were bound and strangled, but few belongings were stolen.

    http://www.iol.co.za/news/crime-courts/gauteng-s-gay-serial-murder-mystery-1.1249585#.T84y9LBYvPU

    http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2011/10/03/serial-killer-may-be-targeting-gay-men-in-johannesburg/
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    Jun 05, 2012 8:24 PM GMT
    Oh god where is firebrand. This is perfect for him. Couldn't be a better example of losing.
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    Jun 05, 2012 8:26 PM GMT
    SkittleGangsta saidOh god where is firebrand. This is perfect for him. Couldn't be a better example of losing.


    You can do it for your boo when he is busy playing Magic.
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    Jun 05, 2012 8:26 PM GMT
    The smart people left Africa 70000 years ago.
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    Jun 05, 2012 8:28 PM GMT
    dontknowwhy said
    SkittleGangsta saidOh god where is firebrand. This is perfect for him. Couldn't be a better example of losing.


    You can do it for your boo when he is busy playing Magic.


    Ha, but he loves to do it himself so much!
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    Jun 05, 2012 8:49 PM GMT
    #YCYL