August 20, 2017

Getting to the Root of the London Youth Violence

Sure many of those who wreaked havoc in London this past week were opportunists, smashing windows and robbing stores because they could. To date 1,000 young people face charges stemming from the riots- some of the perpetrators as young as 11 years old.  And as the damage is just starting to be assessed, all can agree that the underlying reasons for the worst looting and rioting London has ever seen is complex. The killing by police of a young black man was the spark that finally let loose the rising anger over rising tuition costs, 25%  unemployment among young people and a growing disparity between the haves and the have nots. Read more at Slate

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