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    • How does it feel? Blind
      • 27 Apr 2015
      • Salient
      • The recent attack on Adelaide Road has hit me hard. I, like many people, have walked Adelaide Road late at night. When walking anywhere late at night, the fear of attack is always in the back of your mind, but you walk on. The fear of sexual assault is a reality, but you never actually expect it to happen so close to home.
      • Accepted from Salient main feed 68 months ago
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      • Adelaide Road, Kowhai Park, Newtown, Wellington, Wellington City, Wellington, 6023, New Zealand/Aotearoa


    • Growing concern over student safety
      • 20 Sep 2009
      • Salient
      • With a spring of violent attacks around the Wellington region, student safety is quickly becoming a top priority. Within the last month, a young female has been sexually assaulted and several youths have found themselves beaten and robbed on city streets. The recent spout of attacks has targeted intoxicated young people who are by themselves on city streets.
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    • Policing the Wellington Night
      • 10 Mar 2008
      • Salient
      • Despite Wellington’s café dwelling art appreciating ‘cultured’ reputation, the 2006 crime statistics have Wellington taking out the top spot for reported rapes in New Zealand. Recently Wellington has been portrayed in various media as a danger zone with an increasing level of violent crime. Salient feature writer Jenna Powell recently spent two nights on the beat with local police officers on the mean streets of Wellington. Here she reports on the various types of crime they faced.
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    • Angela Davis Speaks to Wellington about Crime
      • 9 Jul 2007
      • Salient
      • John Lennon and Yoko sung a song about her, but judging from the audience attendance of activist Professor Angela Davis you’d think she was the rock star. Her audience packed out two lecture theatres, while hundreds more had to be turned away.
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