[lbo-talk] crime rising in US cities

joanna 123hop at comcast.net
Tue May 22 18:21:38 PDT 2007

Dwayne Monroe wrote:

>Indeed, this will be the West's (and later, much of
>the rest of the wired world's) response to real and
>imagined concerns. Budgets for smart policing will
>not be forthcoming. Budgets for creating a security
>SenseNet (to borrow from William Gibson) will grow and
No doubt....

But here's the thing. In California, we're spending more money on prisons than on higher ed. Sentences are forever, no parole, and more and more felons are created.

That's expensive. Apparently 36,000/felon/year.


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