Even though the United States has the highest incarceration rate and the largest total prison population in the world by a very wide margin, hundreds of communities all over America are being overwhelmed by crime and violence.
For many years, violent crime had actually decreased in the United States, but now the trend is going the other way. Violent crime in the US increased in both 2011 and 2012, and it is being projected that it will increase in 2013 as well.
The frightening thing is that crime statistics are going up even though police departments in some major cities have publicly announced that they will not even respond to certain crimes anymore. This has the effect of making crime statistics look lower than they actually should be.
For example, in the city of Chicago police will no longer respond in person “to 911 calls reporting vehicle theft, garage burglary or simple assault“. So if someone steals your car or breaks into your garage, you can file a report over the phone if you want, but it probably won’t do much good.
So what is causing the rise in crime and violence? Well, we live at a time when economic opportunities for young people are extremely limited. The younger you are, the more likely you are to be unemployed, and poverty in America has been steadily rising even in the midst of this so-called “economy recovery”.
When people are poor and feel like they are out of options, they tend to get desperate. And desperate people do desperate things.
Meanwhile, the condition of the family in America continues to deteriorate. We have the highest divorce rate in the world and approximately one out of every three children in the United States lives in a home without a father. Without stable families to depend on, our young people have become increasingly vulnerable to other influences.
One trend that is extremely alarming is the growth of gangs in the United States. According to the FBI, there are now 1.4 million gang members living in America. Unfortunately, the federal government appears very unconcerned about stopping illegal immigration even though it has been one of the primary factors fueling the astounding growth of criminal gangs in this country.
There is a lot of anger and frustration out on the streets of America right now, and the moral decay that has been eating away at the foundations of our country is really starting to manifest itself. The following are 11 examples of the escalating crime and violence that are plaguing communities all across America right now…
#1 Flash mob crimes are becoming increasingly common in our major cities. For example, in Washington D.C. a “flash mob” of 20 or 30 young people recently stormed a convenience store and took whatever they wanted.
#2 In the Bronx, police seem to be powerless to do anything about the gangs that are ruthlessly terrorizing law-abiding families.
#3 In Baltimore, there have been several reports recently of vicious mobs assaulting innocent pedestrians.
#4 Drug abuse is rising all over the country, and the results are often deeply tragic. In Memphis, Tennessee one mother recently stabbed her two little boys to death because “voices told her to do it”.
#5 One man from Staten Island was recently charged with trying to sell his 2-month-old baby on Craigslist because he didn’t want her anymore.
#6 You wouldn’t normally think of Fairfax, Virginia as a hotbed of violent crime, but a vicious mob attack was filmed there recently. The incident, dubbed by WJLA-TV as a “savage” and “mob-style attack,” included at least six individuals brutally punching and kicking one person (presumably a teenager or a young man).
#7 Even young schoolchildren are going absolutely crazy these days. Just check out what happened on one school bus in Pinellas County, Florida last month. A cell-phone video captures the 13-year-old boy’s screams for help as he’s pummeled with fists and kicked by three bigger, older youths who “ganged up” on him as he was about to get off at his bus stop. The black teens beat the white sixth-grader for roughly a minute before opening the emergency-exit door and fleeing the bus.
#8 And of course this moral decay is not just limited to the cities. What two men up in northern California did recently to one very young girl is absolutely horrifying. Two Northern California men made brief appearances in federal court Wednesday in what began as another big pot-growing drug bust but what has become a horrifying story of one teenager’s alleged torment, captivity and sexual abuse.
#9 I have written extensively about the tremendous crime wave that we have seen up in Detroit in recent years, but even the police were shocked by one particular crime that took place recently. Detroit police are wondering if they have a serial attacker on their hands after a third woman’s burned body was found on the west side.
Police say it’s the third case in recent weeks where a woman has been set on fire and left for dead. However, investigators aren’t yet sure if the cases are connected. In late July, two women were found just miles apart in vacant fields - both severely beaten and without any clothing.
#10 If you are the victim of a crime in Detroit, it may not even be safe to call the police. In some instances, they are actually the criminals.
#11 In this day and age, the hearts of most people are growing cold. In fact, many parents don’t even seem to care for their own children anymore. Just check out what recently happened in Live Oak, Texas. Police said a young child found was in a garbage bin and his mother was arrested for child abandonment. Police also said the mother was high on synthetic marijuana.
All of these examples show that the thin veneer of civilization that we all take for granted is rapidly breaking down.
This is what happens when we throw morality out the window and we don’t teach our kids right from wrong.
And all over the country police departments are finding themselves overwhelmed right now. Due to budget cuts, many police forces are actually getting smaller at the same time that crime rates are surging.
So what can be done?
Well, in Boston they are actually setting up cardboard cutouts of police officers in an attempt to deter crime.
Does anyone believe that will actually help?
Even though communities all over America now feel under siege by the growing wave of crime and violence that we have been witnessing, the truth is that this is only just the beginning. When the next major economic downturn strikes things are going to get much worse.
The seeds that we have been planting for decades are now springing to life, and America is about to reap a very bitter harvest.
I hope that you are getting prepared.