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Campus crime in Russia-born Manyan

  One day in March 2006, a horrific gang fight broke out in the center of Ulyanovsk, a city on the banks of the Volga River in Russia. A total of more than 100 people from the two youth gangs gathered in an open space and started a bloody melee. As a result, two people died on the spot, one died after being sent to the hospital, and more than 20 people were injured. At this time, tourists from all over the world are eagerly planning their travel routes, preparing to go to Uzbekistan in early summer to see the famous “White Night” and the beautiful scenery of the Volga River. The sudden and vicious incident cast an ominous for this “City of White Nights”. Shadow, for a time everyone is in danger.
  
  A Nightmare Everywhere The
  
  terror continues, and it is shocking that the crime is increasingly seen among minors.
  The primary and secondary school campuses in Uzbekistan are becoming a “paradise” for the perpetrators. The relative isolation of the campus from the outside world is the reason why these people prefer schools. In November 2006, a reporter from a local newspaper received a call from a school caretaker. Under the promise of confidentiality from the reporter, he revealed some real inside stories. At the school he is on duty, people “visit” every night in cars with various license plates. At one point, the men decided to “move around” by shooting into the window of the principal’s office and threatening not to call the police. The principal admitted afterwards that he had to pay these people 4,000 to 5,000 rubles a month so that they would not attack the school. When police came to investigate, it turned out that “no specific motive for the attackers was found”.
  At the end of December 2006, various hospitals in Uzbekistan were crowded with young wounded, most of whom had wounds left by weapon attacks. On the 28th, the No. 40 Middle School in Uzbekistan rushed into the campus of more than 20 young people with murder weapons and launched a brutal attack on the unarmed students. One student died and four were hospitalized. Teachers were also beaten, and the 45-year-old dean died of a heart attack four days after the incident.
  After the New Year’s holiday in 2007, the head of Uzbekistan’s education department, Lyudmila Solomenko, admitted that more than 20 people had been physically attacked in the past two weeks. A student of No. 53 Middle School was killed near the large entertainment venue “Mars”. In the Zavorje region, a young man escorting his girlfriend home was robbed on the way and suffered serious leg injuries. In the northern part of Uzbekistan, a 17-year-old boy was robbed and his mobile phone and thousands of rubles were looted. On the campus of No. 82 Middle School, a girl suffered a fatal blow to the head and is still under observation in the hospital. The experience of another swimmer was even more pitiful. He was injured by a bullet on the way home from training, and his sports career came to an end.
  After this heinous series of tragedies, there is more fear and anger in people’s hearts, and they are well aware of the law of the killer’s activities. Even 13-year-olds know: the “Youth Guard” gang controls the Novu-Ulyanovsk region, the “Azatovsky” gang operates mainly in the suburban Kriushe district, Zaswijazh The center of the area is the area of ​​activity of the gang “Varapaevsky”, and further away from it is the scope of the gang “Staradamansky”. “Sopri” members used to gather near the “Moonlight” theater, “Kamaza Center” activities on Guy Street. According to police investigations, there are 9 youth gangs in Uzbekistan with 100 to 200 members. Most of the members are between 13 and 18 years old. They have strict organization and internal discipline. Violators will be severely punished. The speed of their attack and injury is extremely fast, usually only a few minutes or even tens of seconds, and it is difficult to leave evidence.
  
  No smiles, only prayers
  
  Uzbekistan ‘s police and legal department have denied that crime is on the rise, and an interior ministry official, Valery Lukin, said the March 2006 brawl was a “normal volume.” It was not until the end of 2006 that Ukrainian authorities began to admit that “people’s unease is increasing”. The police issued a notice to elementary and middle school students: There is no evidence of criminal conduct among the nine youth gangs in the city. On the day of the massacre at No. 40 Middle School on December 28, Zawatsky, the head of regional security, said in an interview that youth gang crime had dropped to the lowest point, and adults were becoming the leaders of youth gangs.
  The official ambiguity has disappointed Ukrainian parents, who are deeply unhappy with the authorities’ indifference and inaction. Parents in the railway district of Uzbekistan jointly issued an open letter to Governor Morozov: Please protect our children! The Uzbek City Council subsequently held an “Expanded Parent Meeting”. The local governor, police officials and parents discussed the reasons for the rampant crime on campus: no sirens, no lights, no protective equipment… The police announced a crackdown on juvenile crime. After the measures were denied, juvenile delinquency continued to spread. But on December 28, the tragedy happened again at No. 40 Middle School, and the frightened students had to stay at home temporarily for safety.
  Ukrainian parents had lost the patience to wait, and turned to Moscow’s state interior ministry for help. Minister Nulgariyev immediately ordered the dispatch of rescue teams and investigation teams to Uzbekistan to assist the local police in protecting the personal safety of minors. Parents, too, were mobilized, forming voluntary organizations, on duty in the streets and gathering areas that students pass through to and from school.
  Housewife Grigoryeva prays first thing every morning for the safety of her 13-year-old son, who is studying at No. 47 Middle School, where there have been many teen fights. In the face of the reporter’s interview, Grigoryeva covered her face and wept, “He goes to school every day, but I don’t know if he can come back alive.” The news of too many gangsters robbing and attacking students made this mother extremely anxious. Her greatest hope is that every parent can see the safe return of their children.
  
  Liberalization: Roots of Terror
  
  Vladimir Ovchinsky, an adviser to the Russian Constitutional Court, believes that the liberalization of legislation is one of the main reasons for condoning youth gangs. Until a new law was enacted in 2002, anyone who attacked another would be criminally liable. Beginning in 2003, the criterion for criminal liability has changed to whether or not a weapon was used in an attack. The consequence of the new law is that gangs of teenagers attack the faces and heads of passersby with bare hands on the street, but when the attackers go to the police, they are not accepted. Even if they are injured, the attackers can only get this answer: ” Whoever beats you, please take him to the court, and then you can act according to the law!” Although work has begun to correct the inappropriateness of the legal provisions, it still cannot prevent gang crimes from spreading across the country like the plague. The surge in the number of crimes caused by economic liberalization has put enormous pressure on prisons. Due to the limited capacity of prisons, courts can only allow prisoners who should be imprisoned to sign and serve their sentences at home. This seemingly “humane” approach is actually There is absolutely no deterrent to the recurrence of criminal behavior.
  Statistics from 2005 to 2006 show that 100,000 people were killed in Russia, which has surpassed South Africa, ranking first in the world, and the number of suicides also tops the list. Russia, which has gone through a period of transition but still can’t bear its abuses, has held high the banner of patriotism and nationalism since the beginning of the new century and has gradually regained its style as a great power. However, Russia still has a long way to go when it comes to stabilizing its domestic order and cultivating its youth.

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