Pub­lic se­cu­rity at risk

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Greece is fac­ing a ma­jor pub­lic se­cu­rity is­sue. Re­spon­si­bil­ity for this lies ex­clu­sively with the cur­rent gov­ern­ment, its left-wing ob­ses­sions and its man­age­rial in­ef­fi­ciency. Lax­ity seems to be the or­der of the day; this was ob­served at the Na­tional Tech­ni­cal Univer­sity of Athens re­cently and the ad­min­is­tra­tion’s poli­cies re­gard­ing the coun­try’s cor­rec­tional sys­tem. Mean­while, in­ci­dents of out-of-con­trol vi­o­lence go­ing un­pun­ished are es­ca­lat­ing. A new gen­er­a­tion is be­ing raised to dis­play ex­treme be­hav­ior, in­clud­ing young refugees and mi­grants, judg­ing from Greek po­lice state­ments. As the per­cep­tion that any­thing goes in this coun­try be­comes even more firmly es­tab­lished, we are bound to ex­pe­ri­ence in­creas­ingly vi­o­lent and dan­ger­ous be­hav­ior that will come at a great cost. The gov­ern­ment nei­ther wishes nor is able to pro­vide a so­lu­tion. When it comes to pub­lic safety, what it will be pass­ing on to the next ad­min­is­tra­tion is scorched earth – lit­er­ally.

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