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#VINB Thur 31/1/2013: Does inequality feed criminality?


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Crime is uppermost in most people’s mind this week with the shooting dead last Friday night of Garda Donohue and the closure today of 95 Garda stations around the country.

How vulnerable are we now to crime. Can crime be overcome by addressing the issue of inequality? Tonight Vinny and his panel look at this issue. It should be a good interesting discussion, without politicians sticking their big noses in …

The show will pay special attention to today’s Irish Times article by Vincent:
Inequality feeds culture of criminality - The Irish Times - Thu, Jan 31, 2013


Inequality feeds culture of criminality
VINCENT BROWNE
They set up a Facebook page for Philly O’Toole after he disappeared on Monday, January 7th. He had left his home in Arklow at about 5pm that day and, according to a neighbour who lived beside his family in Fassaroe, a working class housing estate in Bray, he probably had come back to Fassaroe to visit his partner and seven-month-old son.

He was taking a chance in doing so, for he knew his life was in danger from a criminal gang …

Shatter stands by garda station closures - RTÉ News
Poverty and inequality not key reasons for law breaking - The Irish Times - Fri, Aug 24, 2012
Poverty & Inequality


http://www.politics.ie/forum/justice/204936-organised-crime-ireland-what-can-done.html
http://www.politics.ie/forum/justice/81643-strong-criticism-gang-crime-legislation.html
http://www.politics.ie/forum/labour/145896-labours-shocking-lack-policies-crime-under-eamon-gilmores-leadership.html

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Previous #VINB: http://www.politics.ie/forum/backstage/205218-vinb-wed-30-1-2013-prostitution-should-decriminalised.html

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Ah! yes, Vincent’s billboard campaign. Looks very grumpy though.

https://twitter.com/MoCatterson/status/296929135694053376/photo/1
 
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jpc

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Good to see the excuses getting in early.
Things were pretty bad when we were the land of plenty.
 

Colin M

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How does that explain our lovely white collar class of fraudsters? Something Vinny B casually ignored from his IT column, today.
 

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Well, the Irish legal profession makes sure that it the viability of the crime sector of the economy, is not something to be left to chance.....
 

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could be interesting
 

oggy

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Linking inequality with crime stood up many years ago. Sure there is still a link but crime today requires a lot of the grey matter to be highly active. Most criminals in days past had little or no primary education dont mind secondary. Junior and Leaving may not be the height of education but they are enough to sharpen a calculating mind. Even without formal education a sharl by 20's onwards knows enough about the world to decide crime is the way he/she wants to make money. Most of all, few people who suffer inequality turn to crime and Browne should concentrate his efforts on the vast majority
 

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Want to talk crime?

How about Larry Goodman importing frozen scraps from Poland while telling his customers that ingredients for their burgers were sourced exclusively from approved suppliers in the UK and Ireland?
 

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Does inequality feed criminality?

Yawn. The same old Vincent Browne wheezes. When he bases his show on this kind of crap, I switch over to Family Guy on BBC Three.
 

Alan Alda

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Lol.Just watching the news about the sick pics on fag packets.
Are these people for real ? Disgusting pictures are going to make me respect your argument how , exactly ?
 

constitutionus

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times like this i LOVE the internet !

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langrishe

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Vinnie getting some mileage out of his IT rant today...

He does a disservice to the vast majority of poor people in this country with this argument.
 

tigerben

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Kate Middleton has a lot to answer from this over usage of eyeliner on people!
 

langrishe

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Surely people in disadvantaged areas are at a greater risk of being a victi of crime yet this never gets discussed; certainly wouldn't suit Vinnie's agenda
 

constitutionus

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the blokes making an arse of his point but he has one.

right now from what i can see the main drug that money can be made out of is tobacco.

and the risk is Waaaaay less than coke.
 

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