Yup, we're off topic.... sorry about that folks.
I entered this as Andrea was entering that we're off topic.
I'm not sure how often it happens either, I'm just reporting something that was reported to me... I'm hearing more and more about the occurrence of this sort of thing. I've heard about muggings in parking lots, the bank and jewellery store theft attempts...
without sounding laissez faire about it... it's growth and greed.
It's wanting something you don't have and deciding it's okay to just TAKE what you want. That's a wonderful way to look at the world.
As for the question of would I want my children...? Fortunately, or unfortunately depending on how you look at it, the Lady and I don't have any children.
She figures she has enough to deal with watching over me...
And as for the trashy gangsta image... you can thank the music trade and the proliferation of videos for that.
I've seen that taking place on the island for about the last 10 years, again, the music trade and so-called social and peer pressure to fit in.
I'm just glad most of the young men on the island know how to pull their pants up...