47950Re: [anthroposophy_tomorrow] Re: Crime rate in U.S:
- May 27, 2011
my experience on this is that those who do take from others also recognize that others are down like them and also have an empathy experience of the situation that we are all in this together. Those that are the real criminals in the sense that they have no conscious nor reflection about them don't care about anyone else but themselves and keep the doing whatever they do."Hence only by means of love can we give real help for karma to work out in the right way." Rudolf Steiner
--- On Fri, 5/27/11, Kim <kimgm@...> wrote:
From: Kim <kimgm@...>
Subject: [anthroposophy_tomorrow] Re: Crime rate in U.S:
Date: Friday, May 27, 2011, 2:20 AMMaybe inversely correlated, there is less to steal, there is less
In Denmark the crimerate has grown with the raise in income. My parents
told that under the depression in the 1930's you could leave your purse
in public without being taken. In my childhood the doors were not locked
in daytime when we were on the parcel.
--- In email@example.com, "Frank Thomas Smith"
> The articletells how, despite economic hardship, violent crime has
*decreased* considerably in the U.S.
> "Nationally, the drop in violent crime not only calls into question
the theory that crime rates are closely correlated with economic
hardship, but another argument as well, said Frank E. Zimring, a law
professor at the University of California, Berkeley.
> As the percentage of people behind bars has decreased in the past few
years, violent crime rates have fallen as well. For those who believed
that higher incarceration rates inevitably led to less crime, "this
would also be the last time to expect a crime decline," he said.
> "The last three years have been a contrarian's delight — just when
you expect the bananas to hit the fan," said Mr. Zimring, a visiting law
professor at New York University and the author of a coming book on the
decline in the city's crime rate.
> But he said there was no way to know why — at least not yet.
> "The only thing that is reassuring being in a room full of crime
experts now is that they are as puzzled as I am," he said."
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