Nocturnal occupation of public space and crime go hand in hand

This paper explores the cause of the problem raised by the nocturnal occupation of some public spaces by our youth (teenagers) in Morocco and particularly in the city of Mohammedia. The latter is known to be a very busy resort town, especially during the summer when it doubles or even triples or even quadruples in size.

It is undeniable that in Mohammadia, but not otherwise, some nocturnal occupations in public spaces create a problem, because of the situation and youth enthusiasm they lead to annoying noise pollution, feelings of insecurity, deviant behavior (nocturnal degradation) , waste, etc.), in short, A whole panoply of petty crimes and sometimes a bit more.

Embarrassing residents who only have eyes to mourn their sleepless nights. Because it is clear that this often juvenile and nocturnal crime occurs in public places, overflowing, sometimes outside the night, until the dawn of day or more. It also raises questions about parental responsibility.

Under other skies and in other places, such as under us, provision has accordingly been made for its remedy by text, constitutional, legislative or executive decree, as at present in the case of health emergencies and special measures thereof. As soon as laws are enforced, whether they are preventive in nature or public safety or repressive, they have this corrective aspect towards a negative representation of a nightlife for our youth. It is also a question of valuing their profession, because it is also true that in certain districts of our city there is a clear lack of offers in terms of overnight accommodation for our young people.

It is clear that this lack of nightlife places forces them to eat outside or in inappropriate places by default, thus trampling on the freedom of others. On the other hand, taken from all angles, political measures with nightlife towards this segment of the population are at all repressive and not educative or preventive, where it is not only political, but due to social and cultural problems. .

That said, whether in Rabat, Madrid, Paris, London or elsewhere, the actions of public authorities on security must be oriented, if not naturally, towards residential comfort, where ideas of philosophy are easily associated. such as “universal peace of life” or a “peaceful environment”.

These two concepts, let’s say, all similarly refer to a public space that is free from nuisances that limit residential comfort and where there is a high visibility of bad morals, say, alcohol consumption or drug sales. Offenses against the public peace.

These residential values ​​must be incorporated in all public spaces to create a pleasant interaction between city dwellers and an environment where young people find their place. Risk and insecurity will thus be eliminated because the level of security is linked to the environment and the quality of life of the local residents where tranquility, cleanliness and sanity should be the criteria for public activities in these spaces.

Maybe getting lost in a dream. Also, to return to reality, the various policies implemented in Morocco, whether at the communal (municipal) level or by public authorities, have never translated into a real desire for action in the public space to correct them. Negative conceptions and certain limiting behaviors are likely to reduce their sense of security and their residential comfort.

Physically, the roads, streets, alleys are potholed to be politically correct, left to the uncertainty of the times, even with the declaration of a state of emergency and withheld recourse to intervention to reduce criminality and incivility to a minimum. behavior and other nuisances especially at this time when the “Achoura” is forced, staccato led by Backfire, will be in full swing.

Morally it is short-lived, abandoned to its fate by local resident public authorities and other elected officials. If we put so much emphasis on incivility, it testifies to the importance of acting not only on criminal acts, but also on acts that may cause nuisance, annoyance or a sense of insecurity to the residents of Mohammadia and elsewhere. Those in Morocco experience this to the fullest this summer and during the holiday season.

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