Social media posts promise violence in Florida, Pennsylvania and Kentucky.
The story linked here serves as a collection of headlines from various states—states where people have been posting social media announcements about “purges” to take place in the respective cities where the Tweets and messages are coming from.. AS notes, Florida, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania are among the states where police are monitoring the situation …
The horror movie where the ‘purge’ is stemming from is, none other than THE PURGE.. the sequel to the original film was released this summer and had respectable box office numbers.. The movie was less gruesome horror and more social commentary—rich vs poor and the government suspending all police protection to allow for a ‘purge’ is the plot..
While this new social media purge scare may be more hype than upcoming horror, it’s noteworthy that so many places and police forces are monitoring the situation. And just a brief stroll through morning headlines each day may showcase the reason why it should be a concern of law enforcement—times like these, there aren’t many reasons to take things for granted..
In the areas where the social media purge is being spoken of, police are announcing that they have contingency plans to deal with any issues.. I know there are lots of ill will feelings towards police after watching the mess they made in Ferguson, but we need to support social justice, law enforcement, and order.. It’s why America works.. It’s what made us work to begin with…
It feels like a long hot summer.. the tensions within this nation is palpable.. The rhetoric across this country is emotional and cruel..
A cruel summer.
The fabric of this nation is tearing.. I fear that there aren’t any seamstresses left to fix it.