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  • n. Plural form of kidnapping.

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Examples

  • Phoenix police Chief Jack Harris noted that Arizona's capital city leads the nation in kidnappings — mostly involving human-smuggling syndicates that reflect federal policy failures.

    Police chiefs press for immigration reform

  • In recent years, the region also has seen an upswing in kidnappings, some of which have been committed by members of drug groups.

    A Death on the Carretera

  • First, the overall number of kidnappings is in decline.

    La Profesora Abstraida

  • In Nicaragua, Reagan supported Contra terrorists who attacked schools and medical clinics, used rape as a weapon of intimidation, engaged in kidnappings and torture, massacred villages, and mined harbors.

    Damn them.

  • In the '80s, no one could have fathomed the 9/11 attack and Islamic terrorism reaching our shores, although long-term kidnappings of Americans were rife.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • City authorities say they also are cracking down on "illegal detentions" - a euphemism for kidnappings - and other criminal acts for the sake of the city's "social and financial order and stability."

    The Seattle Times

  • French authorities suspect the kidnappings were the work of al-Qaida's North African branch.

    France Terror Alert Heightened After New Threats

  • Several related industries have emerged as a result of the rise in kidnappings.

    Excerpt: Taken by Edward Bloor

  • Brides often give their consents to the so-called kidnappings as a way around parental opposition to the marriages.

    Kidnapping Custom Makes a Comeback in Georgia

  • The prime suspects for the kidnappings are a man called Grantby, codenamed Bluejay, and his assistant, codenamed Housemartin.

    Archive 2006-10-01

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