Tackling crime collectively is crucial, but doomed to failure, if we don’t deal with the causes at the same time.
There are many causes, such as lack of education, opportunities and access, for example.
But there is one explosive social challenge that we need to deal with that I believe is leading us directly into revolution territory - which is inequality.
Most of us are trying our level best to live productive lives.
But there are those who are living well above their means.
In other words, they have a lot more than they need and they ignore the plight of those for whom basic necessities are a privilege.
The people who are going to bed hungry regularly, will continue to threaten our safety, until we learn to share our wealth.
And by wealth I don’t mean only money and material stuff, but mostly opportunity.
And rightfully so.
We should be sleeping very uncomfortably if there’s another human being within reach, who is hungry.
But because we live with self-righteous indignation, privilege and judgement, we don’t see them as a threat.
So they break into our cars and our houses to take our stuff, shake our confidence and remind us we can’t progress without them.