Apparently almost everyone who was there has a much better memory of a drunken me cussing someone out in French than I do.
By adding in spikes to discourage “dangerous” or “unsightly” people from hanging around, private property owners are actually discouraging everyone from lingering, which –- ironically –- probably makes the areas around their property inherently less safe.
My degree left me with emotional damage and an unflattering case of cynicism about the American education system -- and other awkward observations from four years in Boston.