The US should start doing an annual purge.

August 21, 2016, 7:55 pm

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The debate "The US should start doing an annual purge." was started by charlieholmes on August 21, 2016, 7:55 pm. 3 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 16 people are on the disagree side. People are starting to choose their side. It looks like most people are against to this statement.

thereal posted 3 arguments to the agreers part.
slothgrill posted 1 argument, jack_tim_45 posted 2 arguments, salote posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.

charlieholmes, thereal, NotoriousBishop agree.
MrShine, dalton7532, missletoe, slothgrill, jack_tim_45, salote, north, neveralone and 8 visitors disagree.

the majority of crimes are not well planned. they are mainly crimes if passion done on the spur of the moment or crimes of necessity done because you "need" to do them.

if you walk in on your wife cheating on you, someone who is going to commit violence over it will do it right then. they won't wait for months until purge night.

if you have no job and need some quick cash some people rob a store or sell drugs or engage in other criminal activity. you obviously can't only do they on one night if the year.

your plan would only focus planned crimes on one night of the year. but that isn't a reduction in crime. it would encourage more of it.

3 years ago

Thereal it is not my logic is flawed but yours. The strongest force that compells people to do crime is emotion, and emotion is in the moment. The humans that would commit crimes do not have the intelligence or self control to wait until a purge night to release their anger and do not care about the law. The purge would just create more violence because the people who follow the law normally will be commiting crimes in addition to the normal criminals.

3 years ago
thereal
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jack your logic is flawed. crime rates would go down because people wouldnt commit crimes on normal days, theyll just wait till purge night. as i said, prisons will be more spacious with more humane conditions. this is the land of the free, purging should be a constitutional right.

3 years ago

I believe having a purge created by our government is vulgar. Look at the crime rates today, look outside and see what is happening. The news are saying the death of many black people have seem to bring back racism and a terrorist groups are being formed. With the purge, no good will come. Racism, discriminations, and an increase in crime rate will only come with this purge.

3 years ago
jack_tim_45
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In no way will a purge reduce crime for the rest of the year. There is absolutely no psychological proof that having one day for everyone to let their anger out will cause them to forget anger for the rest of the year. In fact I believe if the purge were to happen then crime rates would go up in the rest of the year, because the things one person did to another would cause more anger and would cause people to commit more crimes on normal days.

3 years ago
thereal
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not really because people are still going to murder, therefore if you allow them to relieve themselves on purge night then they are less likely to do it the rest of the year. not only that but whilst navigating throughout the city at night people will find out how evil some criminals really are and this will allow for better unity among the citizens and stricter punishments for certsin crimes.

3 years ago

or... you could just stop imprisoning people for rediculously long prison terms for stupid things. the main reason your prisons are so full is mandatory minimum sentences and the war on drugs. dealing with the cause of problems is much more effective than mass murdering the symptoms.

3 years ago
thereal
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the purge should be implemented as the prison systems are being flooded. if it is implemented, people will be able to relieve themselves of the anger and tension theyve held for the last year and prisons will also be less crowded, meaning more humane conditions for cons.

3 years ago

Concentrating all the crime into one day doesn't exactly 'reduce' crime. And it doesn't mean crime won't still happen on a non-purge day. So purge will only cause unneccessary chaos and should not be done.

3 years ago
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