Re: [carfree_cities] Crime in the carfree city? Sin in Eden?
> I'm still not entirely comfortable with the arguments so far in the senseVideo pictures -- exactly. And the video wanted poster has brought in
> that they are ones I am already familiar with from my own campaigning. e.g.
> critical masses of people in the streets reduce crime but then did you see
> and read of events in Central Park a week or so ago when a gang of 50 or 60
> youths set upon a series of woman amid a crowded festival full of law
> abiding pedestrians. The video pictures are deeply unsettling and will be
> used to refute some over-idealistic visions of "carfree" a especially if we
> haven't thought through the arguments around cause and effect in a scholarly
at least 15 of the offenders who are going to have a really hard time in
court protesting that the women were asking for it.
That video will be for thugs what the Rodney King video was for cops --
you cannot count on anonymity. If you are in public you may be making a
record that your great grandchildren will be watching.