Listen: Romania, Murder And Kit Gillet discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing
"It's common but ignoble records for any government to respond to public anger about crime by promising harsher punishments as opposed to better-funded and more thoughtful policing it is attack that has now been embraced by the government of Romania following protests at the weekend against the toddy response by police to the murder of a fifteen year old girl. The government is considering a referendum to institute harsher penalties for murder rape and paedophilia and has sacked the national police chief these measures such measures usually do may swraj immediate anger but seem unlikely to solve deeper problems on joined with more by Kit Gillet a journalist based in Romania kit the protests first of all. How big were they so on Saturday night? Several thousand Romanians protested <hes> and as you said this is about this these people do a very angry about the slow response of the authorities to this incident where this fifteen year old girl was was kidnapped and had managed to reach emergency services three times on the phone saying that she'd been taken beaten into and raped by a man who has picked while hitchhiking and yet it took nineteen hours for the police to finally into the property where she was being held and this is a huge scandal because I mean that's a huge amount of time."