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Can mime beat crime?
« on: July 04, 2007, 09:17:09 pm »

http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/theatre/2007/07/americas_new_anticrime_initiat.html

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In an attempt to reclaim public parks and other urban danger zones for its upright rather than horizontal citizenry, the city of Seattle has hit upon a neat solution. It's paying buskers to perform there in the hope that an atmosphere of civic jollity will ensue, criminals will abandon their leafy hideouts and shadowy rookeries, and levity, decency and joie de vivre will flow back to these once grand killing fields. The fact that it might push up property prices for a big sell-off, put bearded hula-hoop-twirling Bob Dylan impersonators in the line of stray bullets and keep the main shopping streets clear of tap dancers at lunchtime has not been mentioned.

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