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Poverty link to youth violence

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Poverty link to youth violence

Poverty linked to youth violence according to the Mayor of London, so as an ex children's home/council house tenant on an austerity hit south London estate of the 50s, why did I not stab anybody?

Come to think of it, nobody else I knew did either so we must have been an odd lot back then and no mistake.


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Re: Poverty link to youth violence

Correlation != Causation

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Re: Poverty link to youth violence

Maybe the poverty is not financial but parenting?

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Oh dear Smiley @Minivanman heres me agreeing with you again.

Although we lived in a 'posh' area of Sheffield, and I still do, as a family we had a 'cash-poor' upbringing, but I don't recall me or any of my siblings going out and attacking people with knives - even though (shock horror) I had one from quite a young age,usually used only to carve tree trunks.

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Indeed @dvorak but it would be contrived, no?


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@Minivanman No video games, no rap music. OK mods and rockers for say over 15year olds but they were fist fights or bike chains etc not lethal. Ont really has westerns on tv to watch and they were not very bloody!Shocked

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@jab1 Swiss army knife if you were poshEvil

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Just looking down other posts ITS ALL ZIPPY's FAULT

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@TTman wrote:

@Minivanman No video games, no rap music. OK mods and rockers for say over 15year

 

Leave us mods out of it Grin

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I'm a Rock music fan.

Does that make me a mod and a rocker.

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@dvorak @Strat  I post an innocent  comment and end up upsetting people. No slight intendedRoll_eyes

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None taken, it was all tongue in cheek Smiley
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No-one's been upset @TTman Smiley

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Re: Poverty link to youth violence

Masses of National Servicemen could be found outside Reading Station on Sunday evenings in the 50s.  The Army were going back to Aldershot or Salisbury Plain, the Navy to Portsmouth, and the RAF to Yatesbury, Compton Basset or Locking.  Gangs of Teddy Boys were on the prowl around the town, and most Sundays at least two of the factions got involved in a battle.  The weapons in use, but only by a few, were webbing belts (nasty brass buckles), razors and bike chains. 

No-one was very seriously hurt in my experience, and when someone went down they were left alone.  It seemed more "Queensbury Rules" then than it does now.  Maybe that was because the war was a recent experience and people had had enough serious damage and death.

Edit: ref poverty, the basic National Service pay was 24/- per week (£1.20 p) after compulsory deductions, but very few people were well-off.

 

 

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@Strat wrote:

I'm a Rock music fan.


That's hard core Funny