Killings everywhere: How safe is it to travel to the United States of America?
It turned out to be another bloody Saturday in the United States. Police are killing citizens, citizens are killing other citizens - it's only a matter of time until someone kills visitors.
It turned out to be another bloody Saturday in the United States. Police are killing citizens, citizens are killing other citizens – it’s only a matter of time until someone kills visitors.
Shootings have become a fashion and something to do for under-privileged people. And this is all happening in one of the richest countries in the world.
The United States can be a great place to grow up, if you have money. If you don’t have money, there is no safety net, like you find in the EU nations. It means you may be homeless and chased from one sidewalk to another. Young people looking for an identity find pleasure in joining gangs, often criminal or racial gangs. For others, constant poverty and being pushed by authorities converts into a constant battle with police. Is the government really for the people?
Some people don’t really care. They’re simply concerned about making it to the next day.
For those with no money who have no way to pay for college or private school, they hardly stand a chance. All people are supposed to be equal – but this is not America’s reality.
For some crazy kids, it means killing innocent people at random for a thrill. After all to own a gun is a constitutional right. Everyone could be a target, including tourists visiting the land of the free. This is not only a threat to Americans at home, but also a real threat to visitors traveling this great land.
Now may be time to change the U.S. constitution. It may be time for elected officlals to not only think about a next election, but the direction of the country.
Today at least seven young people, including a 2-year-old and a 10-year-old, were injured in West Philadelphia after a shotgun-wielding attacker fired at a street picnic, local police said. The children are in a hospital in critical condition.
The reports of the shooting emerged almost simultaneously with news of gunfire at a block party in Detroit, which injured 9 and killed one.
At least one person has been killed and 9 others injured after an unidentified gunman opened fire on a basketball court on Detroit’s west side, media reports say, citing Detroit police.
The person killed was a 21-year-old man, My Fox Detroit media outlet reported.
It’s time for the international community and global leaders of the travel and tourism industry to lobby for a safer America.