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Will we have this same situation in the United States as our hospitals try to cutback?
I guess I don't see what this has to do with cutbacks.
There needs to be good security and good lighting any place where people are who are made vulnerable either by their own condition, or the environmental situation (like dark areas with places in which to hide).
When people who do good (nurses, policemen, pastors, etc.) or who are especially vulnerable (children, the elderly, the disabled) are attacked, we are offended even more than when others are. It's sad when it happens, and it says something about our society when the rate increases or the horror decreases.
We had two nurses attacked here a year or so ago, best friends. One died, the other is a paraplegic. The attacker was the husband of one of them.
I don't think the assaults here had any more to do with staffing ratios or other cutbacks than the attacks in France did, and to suggest otherwise is inflammatory and unnecessary.