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Some Link Economy With Spate Of Killings

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posted on Apr, 9 2009 @ 10:40 PM
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Some Link Economy With Spate Of Killings


www.washingtonpost.com

In One Month, 57 Die In Eight Mass Murders. - In Binghamton, N.Y., a Vietnamese immigrant upset about losing his job burst into an immigration center and killed 13 people before killing himself. In Pittsburgh, police said a gun enthusiast recently discharged from the Marine Corps opened fire and killed three police officers. And in Graham, Wash., investigators said a man whose wife was leaving him shot and killed five of his children in their mobile home before taking his own life.

The carnage that occurred during less than 48 hours last week capped a recent string of unusually brazen mass killings, which crime experts say have touched more people and occurred in more public settings than in any time in recent memory. Comparative statistics are difficult to come by, but during the past month alone, at least eight mass homicides in this country have claimed the lives of 57 people. Just yesterday, four people were discovered shot to death in a modest wood-frame home in a remote Alabama town.

The factor underlying the violence, some experts think, is the dismal state of the nation's economy. Criminologists theorize that the epidemic of layoffs, the meltdown of storied American corporations and the uncertainty of recovery have stoked fear, anxiety and desperation across society and unnerved its most vulnerable and dangerous.
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[edit on 9-4-2009 by News And History]




posted on Apr, 9 2009 @ 10:40 PM
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Many may not want to blame the economy for causing violence or making people mad enough to kill their families or strangers. There's plenty of things that influence people to do that:

1. Military battle field-instructors, which train children of men to kill strangers & snitches without hesitating or feeling angy or sad.

2. Government-controlled drug-companies, which provide substances, which are perfect for changing the way the brain is supposed to work.

3. Government-controlled movie-producers & game-makers, who have got plenty of the young & old to accept the sight of virtual bloodshed, war-zones, wickedness (common criminal activity), which is often awarded by high-scores; sex & money in games.

4. FDA-approved food & drink distributers, who purposely add mood-altering substances to their products & sell them to the masses.

5. Violent gangs (much like the government), which teach their followers to kill, rape, and steal for "the greater good" of their group.

6. Bad parents, who don't teach their children to stay calm & peaceful when they're not in danger or being threatened by common bystanders.

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[edit on 9-4-2009 by News And History]



posted on Apr, 10 2009 @ 01:43 PM
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Hmm I hate to say it but I agree with the artical to some extent. Even today there is the trouble at Michigan college oh and the woman who sent cops on a goose chase with that car. Every day seems to be more bad news of people going off the deep end and it's not just because the media is reporting more on it. I am sure statistics would show the number of these things going straight up north on a chart.
It seems there have been a lot more anger lately even from people I know personally. People seem to be a lot more vulnerable to snapping as all these little problems in society just keep on building up. Take any grown person and keep pushing them a little more each day with growing money problems, society dumping their problems on them, loosing what they own, the laws getting more increasingly strict along with tax hikes, cost of just surviving, and this and that and blah blah it's no wonder why someone who may already have emotional problems tips over the boiling point.



posted on Apr, 10 2009 @ 04:35 PM
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NEWS FLASH: The sky is officially blue!

Desperate times call for desperate measures. This is no different from how theft, suicide and violent assault rates rose during the Great Depression in the 1930's.

Crime is largely a socio-economic issue. Of course a tanking economy will swell the rates.



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