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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Judge Tjoflat on the Causes of Crime

From the Jacksonville Daily Record: "Federal Judge Gerald Tjoflat says the recent spike in violent crime in Jacksonville — and across the country, for that matter — is the result of several factors at work within the socioeconomic dynamic. However, he believes the root of the problem can be traced to the late 1960s, when the Baby Boomers grew up and young Americans began to revolt against war and race and sexual discrimination.  “Things changed in the late 1960s, 1968 in particular,” said Tjoflat, who spoke to the Rotary Club of Jacksonville Monday at the Omni. “People were upset about Vietnam and there were revolutions against all sections of society. It was the launch of the ‘me’ generation and the beginning of the era of no responsibility.”  Rest of article ...

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