To make his case, Muir drafts in some professional bleeding heart... [Emphasis mine.]
The core problem is poverty, says India, chair of the charity Leap, which works to help people out of poverty. "These are two disadvantaged, vulnerable groups, one leveraging the other. But the issue is deprivation. That £200 to him was same as £2m to someone else."
Which is a coincidence, really, because people appear to value their own lives at roughly £2 million.
Gayle, on the other hand, viewed other people's lives as being worth a mere £200.
It seems to me that the "core problem" is that Santre "Riot"* Gayle is an unpleasant little bastard who—in valuing the lives of others so low—reveals that he is a severe danger to society and should never be let out of prison.
So, you know what?
* You would have thought that his nickname might have given people a clue here...