posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 09:56 PM
reply to post by AkumaStreak
I think it's responsible of the media to limit coverage of this kind of things. Limits copycats. I wish they would have done it when all of those
school shootings were happening years ago instead of giving the perpetrators so much airtime/attention.
Absolutely!! I do agree and it is unfortunate.
You may be interested to learn that those of us outside of the USA are actually seeing next to NOTHING about looting going on in the aftermath of
Hurricane Sandy! Honestly, from watching the TV news across any free channel at least where I am currently in the Southern hemisphere, and they have
been deluging us with coverage of the storm and the cleanup (sorry for the pun but it fits).
Strange, is it not? I remember when Katrina hit New Orleans, the media was full of stories about the heinous looters and the measures taken by police,
and the national guard against them.
The very last thing governments want is for people to go opportunistic on them and loot when the next power blackout hits, or local town centers
I read further up the thread someone comparing the comparatively minor looting that took place in Florida following the two more recent hurricanes
there over five years ago. That was before 2008, when Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy and the whole pack of cards we call the world financial
system caved in. What a short memory some people have. Come on now. Join the dots.
No one needs wonder why. People are hurting out there. There are a lot of angry and desperate folk out there. In America more than 40% of the
population are now officially recognized as poor.
And around the world haven't we been seeing in the past couple of years every single large government in the bigger economies of the world imposing
austerity on the people? There are now masses of people unemployed and lets not forget the underemployed who exist on foodstamps also, or whatever is
the local equivalent. The cost of basic necessities like rent, electricity, fuel, food etc have all gone through the roof in most places. Governments
know there are angry people out there. Protests have become increasingly violent across the globe.
BTW Look forward to the looting providing yet another excuse for the politicians to chop up what remains of constitutional rights, and another reason
to bring for the state to bring in measures five years ago you would associate with a police state somewhere else in the world.
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