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    Gang wars break out on Memorial Day: Hundreds arrested and several killed after viole

    Sub-title : What is going on in America???

    Hundreds arrested and several killed after violence erupts across America's beaches on Memorial Day weekend | Mail Online

    By Daily Mail Reporter

    Last updated at 1:25 AM on 1st June 2011

    - More than 1,000 youths from rival gangs clashed at Carson Beach, Boston (link "Third time in four days")
    - Eight people shot dead in New York
    - A dozen people arrested after fighting broke out on Charlotte Beach
    - Police inundated with crime in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, including a shooting and stabbing (Link)
    - A man shot dead and another wounded in a shooting in Charlotte, North Carolina
    - Six people killed and 21 wounded in Chicago (Link)

    Thousands of people across the U.S. took the significance of Memorial Day too literally as some of America's beaches turned into all-out war across the holiday weekend.

    Read more: Hundreds arrested and several killed after violence erupts across America's beaches on Memorial Day weekend | Mail Online
    I this "normal" for any given day, or is this like those in the UK observe a surge in violence??

    What's the significance of Memorial day if it becomes an excuse to riot??

    And whatever other responses you might have to this one ...

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    Re: Gang wars break out on Memorial Day: Hundreds arrested and several killed after v

    The LA Police Chief was on TV this morning talking about the poor guy beaten half to death opening day at the Dodger game, and he said all crime in LA is down and unexpected based on the economy.

    However here in Riverside County violent crime is up.

    I think we are going to find that the Mexican Drug Cartels are will entrenched in a lot of areas and their activities are easily mistaken for regular gang problems.

    We know that the crimes of Illegals including the Cartels is negatively affecting all crime in Phoenix, AZ.

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    Re: Gang wars break out on Memorial Day: Hundreds arrested and several killed after v

    In a country of over 300 million people (not counting illegals necessarily), this is stunning how?

    Probably any given day in Mexico is worse, thanks to cartel violence.

    I vacation in Mytle Beach fairly often. Given the out-of-town crowds they have on a long weekend, one shooting and one stabbing isn't that big of a deal. I don't go there during Bike Week though... no offense guys, but that ain't quite a family event.

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    **** Yo, Dem G's Be Straight Thuggin' Ya'll!!
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    Re: Gang wars break out on Memorial Day: Hundreds arrested and several killed after v

    Gang wars in the US are nothing new.

    The last time we had an outbreak of gang violence was in the '20s, during prohibition. Now, we're seeing it escalate and become even worse than it was then. It is something that exists pretty much throughout the nation, worse in some areas than others, but it is a huge problem for the country as a whole.

    Is there an simple answer? No. Are there some steps that could be taken to reduce gang violence? Sure. Are we likely to address this problem in any practical way? No.

    Expect more and worse in the future.
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    Re: Gang wars break out on Memorial Day: Hundreds arrested and several killed after v

    This summer it will be worse as the economy becomes worse. Generally, I find that everyone is full of angst. There is little upward mobility. Most people are stuck in place and growing damned tired of it. The dwindling middle class is pissed. You don't generally find the middle class involved in riots. There really isn't a great deal of hope in America.










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    Re: Gang wars break out on Memorial Day: Hundreds arrested and several killed after v

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    This summer it will be worse as the economy becomes worse. Generally, I find that everyone is full of angst. There is little upward mobility. Most people are stuck in place and growing damned tired of it. The dwindling middle class is pissed. You don't generally find the middle class involved in riots. There really isn't a great deal of hope in America.
    Hot temperatures also tend to bring hot tempers


    Typically not many riots in the middle of winter, or in the northern climes of Canada and Sweden
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