Jacob A. Riis (18491914). The Battle with the Slum. 1902.
protest that no man has the right to kill his neighbor, they are still there. No one will contradict you, but they wont yieldtill you make them. In a hundred ways you are made to feel that vested rights are sacred, if human life is not. But the glory is that you can make them yield. You couldnt then.
We havent reached the millennium yet. But let us be glad. A hundred years ago they hanged a woman on Tyburn Hill for stealing a loaf of bread. To-day we destroy the den that helped make her a thief.