Crime Wave in Egypt Has People Afraid, Even the Police

The New York Times – The neighbors watched helplessly from behind locked gates as an exchange of gunfire rang out at the police station. Then about 80 prisoners burst through the station’s doors — some clad only in underwear, many brandishing guns, machetes, even a fire extinguisher — as the police fled.  “The police are afraid,” said Mohamed Ismail, 30, a witness. “I am afraid to leave my neighborhood.”  Read Article