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Despite dire predictions, Denver crime falls over 10 percent in wake of pot legalization

Despite dire predictions by anti-marijuana activists, overall crime rates in the city of Denver are down more than five months after legal marijuana sales began in the Rocky Mountain state. According to the Denver Department of Public Safety, rates of violent crime are down, as well as burglaries, leading to…

Human rights’ group warns of crime wave in Ivory Coast

ABIDJAN — Ivory Coast should take urgent steps to disarm former rebels involved in rising violent crime in and around the central town of Bouake, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Tuesday. Since early December, at least 22 people have been murdered in the area during attacks on passengers travelling on…