Their actions are unlawful, but these are good men, who do what they must to provide for themselves and their families.
You can not work if there is no job. If your family is starving you will take the food you see, like a lion kills for his lioness.
Don't confuse a Rude Boy with a bad man, a Rude Boy can be a righteous man. They are the by-product of a society that takes from them every day, and forgets them when there is nothing left to take.
“But as you can see, they’re from a poor generation
Having no education, no qualification
So they’ve driven to desperation
Can’t get no job so they’ve forced to rob
I’m not saying they should, but as you know
A hungry man is an angry man
So think it over before you bind them over
Please give them a break to mend their mistakes
As you already know, robbery was from creation
For robbery befell the black nation
Our ancestors once ruled the world and all it’s gold
But now we’re poor.” Martin (Barrow, 56)
listen to the lyrics:
"Come on rude boy, boy
Can you get it up
Come here rude boy, boy
Is you big enough"