South Korea cracks down on alcohol-fueled violence
Alcohol-induced violence in public and at home is common, but courts have traditionally been reluctant to impose harsh penalties on suspects who claimed they were under the influence.
A poll this year found that alcohol was a factor in almost a third of the 3m serious crimes â€“ including murder, robbery and rape â€“ recorded over the past five years. Drunkenness was cited in 76% of public order offences and 44% of cases of domestic violence.
A sales manager at Hite-Jinro told the Chosun Ilbo newspaper: "We felt tremendously responsible for social problems caused by drinking and will help efforts to change our drinking culture to a more positive one."
Song Ran-hee, of the Korea Women's Hot Line, told the newspaper: "Men tend to resort to violence because they are drunk, and then they tend to drink more to avoid the shame of what they have done. If this happens frequently, it becomes a vicious...
I see the rather smug "Guardian," doesn't say the same statistics apply to Anglophone countries as well? Just for a listing see, Drunken News.
The article should have more than slightly hinted at that getting drunk is just an excuse for sinning like beating up the wife. It's a means to an end.
Romans 13 13 Let us behave properly as in the day, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual promiscuity and sensuality, not in strife and jealousy. 14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts.---NASB
Barnes Commentary wrote: .... As in the day. As if all our actions were seen and known. Men by day, or in open light, live decently; their foul and wicked deeds are done in the night. The apostle exhorts Christians to live as if all their conduct were seen, and they had nothing which they wished to conceal.
Drunkenness. Rioting and drunkenness constitute the first class of sins from which he would keep them. It is scarcely necessary to add, that these were common crimes among the heathen....