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Offline MH

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Ghettoside - Vigilante Justice
« on: November 23, 2017, 06:53:02 am »
http://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-ca-jc-jill-leovy-20150125-story.html

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Her premise is simple, powerful and runs counter to prevailing views. The crisis does not stem from over-policing and mass incarceration per se. Instead, these are symptomatic of a deeper problem that she refers to as "too little application of the law." "Where the criminal justice system fails to respond vigorously to violent injury and death," Leovy writes, "homicide becomes endemic."

I feel that an intelligent assessment of a problem involves turning it around, looking at whether it's a symptom or root cause, and hearing from as many relevant points of view as you can.  As such, the idea that these neighbourhoods are just underserved as consumers of a public service (policing) seems to work for me.

Really, even that is a symptom of the disconnectedness of such areas from the governments that ostensibly serve them.

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Re: Ghettoside - Vigilante Justice
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2017, 07:50:34 am »
Did you read the book? It sounds interesting.
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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2017, 05:55:59 pm »
No but I might.  I mostly like turning the idea around and getting a new conclusion from it.

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« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2017, 09:54:39 am »
Sounds really interesting.  These communities don't have much political power so why would politicians turn funding towards police to help them?
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« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2017, 04:00:05 pm »
...why would politicians turn funding towards police to help them?

Because it builds a strong community ?  But it's difficult so it won't happen.