Monday, July 02, 2007
According to the New York Times, a recent, particularly brazen shooting in a park in Harlem has led some residents to voice their concern about quality of life crime which they say leads to an atmosphere that encourages more serious crime. Among the quality of life concerns described are marijuana smoking in public view, and young "wannabe" gang members lurking vaguely around certain areas. It's an interesting snapshot of perceptions of safety and also makes the connection to class and gentrification. Go here to view the article.