Monday, January 13, 2014

Anarchy in Cities When There's No Police/ No Rule of Law


1 comment:

Don Williams said...

1) I think looking at violence over a broad area is valid in order to place it into context --that most areas are reasonably safe.

2) But you also have to look at areas where violence is intensely concentrated. Here in the USA, a small city called Chester -- a few miles from Philadelphia -- has high rates of homicides and had to declare a state of emergency/impose a nighttime CURFEW during the summer for several years:

http://articles.philly.com/2010-06-21/news/24964454_1_police-patrols-emergency-order-gunman

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Curfew-Begins-in-Chester--122933953.html

3) One death in a city of 15 million is not much -- 4 homicides within 8 days in a city of 36,000 is something else.

This in the richest nation on earth. A few miles away, wealthy neighborhoods might go for 10 years without a homicide.

Because, as Ferfal noted, the rich are strongly protected first, useful middle class workers second, and the poor are left to fend for themselves.