Admittedly inspired by the OP thing but not about the incident. Would people have a lot less reason for fear if they didn't self segregate in such ways? And wouldn't the understanding fostered by living and socialising together bring much more less vengeful policies towards the poor and in turn alleviate poverty and mitigate crime?
The urbanisation of the Victorian times forced labour and housing regulations as the middle classes were forced to acknowledge the conditions the poor survived in. Today we put up walls and carry guns so as not to confront a similarly gaping divide.
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