'This is a family that don't have relationships, they take hostages.' BBC Website
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- Added: August 2007
There are two independent clauses here, separated by a comma. Commas cannot join two sentences on their own. The also need a conjunction, like "but", "and", and "or".
It needs a connecting colon. The writer also needs to decide whether family is plural or singular and make the necessary grammatical corrections.