• INTO THE NIGHT0

    Over the last few weeks your FCG correspondent has spent time investigating the night. Wandering through the town of Gaborone during the hours when most of people are asleep and criminals are out.  Some of what I saw was positive. I found the occasional patrol – sometimes on foot, sometimes in vehicles. Some of these

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  • GOING TO THE TOP0

    It is time to call out the Botswana Police Service and members of the government and demand the answers to why crime is being allowed to increase. Y Crime increases every week – and each crime seems to grow more violent. Police are simply not doing what they can even with their current resources. By

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  • TIME FOR ANSWERS0

    If 2011 taught us one thing it was that the way to effect dramatic change is not through corporate movements or through the ever slowing bureaucratic system. It was by direct action by the masses. Here in Botswana the bureaucracy is failing we the residence of this country when it comes to controlling crime. They

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  • WELCOME TO THE NEXT PHASE0

    We at Fight Crime Gaborone hope everyone had a happy and safe festive season. Welcome to 2012 the year the movement pushes forward in a big way. At Fight Crime Gaborone there were lots of positives in 2011. We held our first large event “The March on Kgale Hill”. The Facebook groups membership climbed dramatically

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  • LINES OF COMMUNICATION0

    The only way relationships can work is if there are open lines of communication between the two parties involved. Currently the relationship between the Botswana Police and the public they are paid to protect is extremely strained because there is nearly no communication. We as the public can only speak to the police if we

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  • THE POLICE CAN’T AFFORD NOT TO AFFORD0

    If you live in Gaborone or any of it ‘suburb’ villages you have almost certainly seen the Police’s beautiful state-of-the-art helicopter whirling around town – often in the middle of the day. It is unclear exactly what they are doing – or what the actual purpose of the helicopter is entirely.It was stated when the

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  • We Are On Our Own0

    Festive Season is upon us again. As we prepare to spend time celebrating the end of the year with our friends and loved ones we need to be more aware than ever. As we collect bonuses for a year of hard work and shop for gifts – the criminals are trying to collect their bonuses

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  • DO YOURSELF A FAVOUR-PART 30

    The amount of break-ins is escalating. You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to make your home as criminal proof aspossible.Last week we covered the outside of the house – this week the inside. The first thing is to make unwanted entry into the house as difficult as possible.Begin with leaving the light

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  • HELP YOURSELF-PART FOUR0

    Over the last several weeks we have discussed simple, low cost tips to make yourself, your family and your property safer. We have given tips for the car and for your home.As the last installment of our “Help Yourself” advice series we will cover the issue of self defense. It is a sad state of

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  • DO YOURSELF A FAVOUR0

    The amount of break-ins is escalating. You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to make your home as criminal proof as possible. Last week we covered the outside of the house – this week the inside. The first thing is to make unwanted entry into the house as difficult as possible. Begin with

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  • FIGHT CRIME GABORONE0

    This week we continue our series of “Do Yourself a Favor’ tips –Let’s talk about your home. You owe it to yourself and your family to make your home as safe aspossible. With a few small changes it can become quite a bit saferand much more uninviting to criminals.Begin with alarms – if you have

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  • HELPING EACH OTHER OUT0

    Over the last few weeks there has been some success stories in Gaborone regarding catching criminals. All of them because of good Samaritans and people being on the look-out.Hazel Mmopi-Maswabi shared her story on the Fight Crime Gaborone Facebook group last week. “Thieves broke into my car which was parked by Middle Star and stole

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  • FIGHT CRIME0

    Over the last few weeks there has been some success stories in Gaborone regarding catching criminals. All of them because of good Samaritans and people being on the look-out. Hazel Mmopi-Maswabi shared her story on the Fight Crime Gaborone Facebook group last week. “Thieves broke into my car which was parked by Middle Star and

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  • FIGHT BOTSWANA1

    Over the last few weeks there has been some success stories in Gaborone regarding catching criminals. All of them becauseof good Samaritans and people being on the look-out. Hazel Mmopi-Maswabi shared her story on the Fight Crime Gaborone Facebook group last week.”Thieves broke into my car which was parked by Middle Starand stole my laptop.

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  • FIGHT CRIME0

    MOVIES & JUICE The Police seem to have come up with a new brilliant plan to curb thecrime wave and caputure the criminals that are plaguing our city. They have decided to take back the night from the thugs and low lifes bystacking out…the Bimbo’s in Mogoditshane. Late on the evening of Septemeber 19th. Three

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  • PAYING TWICE0

    Lets begin by shifting our points of view. We need to start looking atthe crime problem as consumers and look at the police as a product.We all pay taxes, income tax, V.A.T. etc – those taxes are supposedly used by the government to provide services to the citizens One of these is the Botswana Police

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  • Fighting Firearms with…What Exactly?0

    There is another worrying trend rising with the crime epidemic – the use of guns by criminals.

For those of you that have not yet heard about the terrifying events that occurred on evening of July 29th at the Red Lantern restaurant in Broadhurst. On that Friday night around 9 pm, during the height of the

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  • The Answers are Simple0

    As I spoke about in last week’s column the time has come to, as concerned citizens, ask some questions of authorities and the systems that are supposed to be protecting us. Again, this is not meant to bash the good men and women serving in the police force but instead to examine the system, and

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  • Beginning to Find Proof in the Pudding2

    It is time to start asking some harsh questions regards the Botswana Police and what its purpose as a division of government is. This is not an attempt to undermine or disparage the good men and women that make up the police force. It is merely a look at how the police force as a

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  • Pressure to Prioritize0

    During the past two weeks I have spoken to two different people who have mentioned that they have now been the victim of crime in Gaborone so many times (each individual has now suffered 4 house break-ins) that if it happens again they are considering leaving the country. A post this morning on the Fight

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