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'Grand Theft Auto' ban? IL representative
proposes banning popular video game, says
it contributes to Chicago-area carjackings

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Posted By: Ribicon, 2/23/2021 11:23:02 AM

Olympia Fields, Ill.—An Illinois lawmaker has a new response to the recent surge in carjackings around the Chicago area—banning a popular video game. State Rep. Marcus Evans said during a press conference Monday morning in south suburban Olympia Fields that video games are contributing to the carjacking surge across the area. "Grand Theft Auto," which had its first installment released back in 1997, is the main issue, he said.(Snip) "'Grand Theft Auto' and other violent video games are getting in the minds of our young people and perpetuating the normalcy of carjacking," Evans said. "Carjacking is not normal and carjacking must stop."

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Using his logic, banning rap music, which glorifies violence and vulgarity and use of The N Word, would be far more effective.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Venturer 2/23/2021 11:28:14 AM (No. 705698)
There are a lot of things contributing to crime in Chicago. Mostly Cultural, But we aren't allowed to speak of that although it is what is contributing to crime in every democrat city.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: bad-hair 2/23/2021 11:32:14 AM (No. 705703)
Go shoot up your Ghetto ganglands every weekend but leave our dam cars alone.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: SALady 2/23/2021 11:53:39 AM (No. 705727)
And how exactly is he going to do that? Seriously, I guess he could stop local stores from selling it, but then people would just go to neighboring towns, or order from Amazon. Is he going to go house-to-house to look for illegal copies of that game? Gee, if he was going to do that, wouldn't it make more sense to go house-to-house to look for illegal guns?!?!?!? Of course, both of those things would be unconstitutional. But, hey, he is a Demon-Rat, so the Constitution really doesn't mean anything to him!!!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Illinois Mom 2/23/2021 11:56:30 AM (No. 705730)
Didn't Joe Biden say recently that most Black's and Latino's don't know how to use computers? We've also been told that presenting an ID to vote is racist because they aren't able to figure out how to get one. I would imagine that video games, where a person has to read directions, connect cables and wires, and plug it in to an outlet would be more difficult that learning to log on a computer. (s) As posters above have commented the culture of violence in Chicago has been caused by the "soft bigotry of low expectations" and the Left's insistence upon having groups of people so dependent on their largess that they no longer care about anything or anyone as long as the check keeps coming. They have destroyed at least three generations since 1964 by discouraging marriage and turninga blind eye to the gang recruitment centers they call public schools.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Chuzzles 2/23/2021 12:16:03 PM (No. 705748)
Remember the meltdowns democrats had back in the 90's when decent people tried to connect the dots to crime and violence and some of the video games? Democrats are only starting to attack video games because gamers are the last frontier for independent thinking that the Left hasn't been able to interfere with yet. They will not let gamers stay unbothered and uncontrolled. I am not a gamer, never have been. However, the fact that they are independent, think for themselves, are mostly Libertarian when they vote is reason enough for democrats/PC Karens to start yet again, trying to destroy and control them. That is why they should at least have our support. Even if you don't get it, or don't agree with it, they should be defended by the rest of us, for when they chose, they can score devastating hits against the Swamp. Remember who stood up to RobinHood and cost them multiple BILLIONS in losses. Wasn't us, it was the little gamers protecting that company that RobinHood was trying to destroy.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab 2/23/2021 12:16:49 PM (No. 705751)
Sure, 'Tipper'. That's the reason.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: seamusm 2/23/2021 12:40:34 PM (No. 705772)
While violent games (and movies) have contributed to our social decline, it is a little late to chase that horse back into the barn. I don't think it has had much at all to do with current inner-city crime. There are much more important causes, i.e., multiple generations of fatherless households. Leave it to libs to focus on a least relevant cause. as yet another example of virtue signaling.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: JHHolliday 2/23/2021 1:35:40 PM (No. 705823)
That game has been around for years and has little or nothing to do with the spike in murders we are seeing in the Dem-run cities. No reason it should be stirring up the ferals now.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: moebellini3 2/23/2021 2:12:45 PM (No. 705857)
That's right, blame the video, don't blame the people who are doing 99% of the car jackings. Start dealing with the culture of violence in the black community and you solve the crime problems in the whole country. When democrats get real they will start solving real problems. Get it yet...
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Reply 10 - Posted by: DVC 2/23/2021 2:40:30 PM (No. 705876)
LOL! How about NO BAIL, you freaking idiots? This is a joke. These 'leaders' are jokes.....very bad jokes on us.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Kafka2 2/23/2021 2:43:40 PM (No. 705881)
I believe that the creators of "Grand Theft Auto" should be held accountable for promoting carjackings in the Chicago-area and other cities.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: hershey 2/23/2021 2:55:27 PM (No. 705888)
heyjackass.com for the latest crime stats in the windy city...
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Reply 13 - Posted by: skacmar 2/23/2021 3:06:31 PM (No. 705899)
Marcus Evans must think that minorities are really stupid if they are influenced enough to go around killing people because of a video game. Why don't we see the same thing going on in the white affluent northern suburbs of Chicago where they also play the same video games, or other large cities with large minority populations? Maybe Mr. Evans needs to look at the black on black crime statistics in the minority neighborhoods and the culture that created the killings in these neighborhoods. It is not all of Chicago, mostly in minority communities. Are they the only ones playing video games?
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Connor 2/23/2021 3:54:55 PM (No. 705938)
I love GTA.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: mifla 2/24/2021 8:26:24 AM (No. 706581)
Typical. Can't or won't address the real problem, so do something useless and call it a solution.
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