Jackson St, Petone has become increasingly gentrified with many more apartments and boutique shops.
But down the east end isn't a particularly pleasant place. That's probably where last night's murder occurred - the second this year. Pure speculation on my part mind you.
Murders don't make headlines any more. And I think it's because many people think the victim is probably as bad as the offender. In fact if one gang member kills another some say "good job".
At this point I'd like to say something humane. Human life is human life. The victim was once an innocent child. The victim is possibly still innocent. Something to that effect.
But what I am actually thinking is, if you lie down with dogs...
I abhor violence. But it excites many. These are the inevitable results.
Much higher yes vote than I expected
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