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"nor indeed - alas - of the 25%, who had no previous convictions" It's interesting to consider, as I believe Theodore Dalrymple has pointed out, that most criminals (burglars\muggers) are not caught the first time they commit an offense. If I remember correctly, I believe they've generally committed at least 10 offenses on average before being caught for the first time. It's quite possible that a large portion of the 25% with no prior convictions had committed quite a few offenses between them but had been lucky enough not to have been caught before the riots. The 'dispossessed fighting against entitlement' indeed.
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2012 on Elsewhere (58) at davidthompson
“We’ve had the Soviet experiment. We’ll get it right next time.” Daoud Hamdani I wonder if Mr. Hamdani has a rough estimate of how many people will need to be killed in order to "get it right the next time."
Toggle Commented Mar 12, 2010 on “They Are Ridiculous.” at davidthompson
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