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Published: Monday, April 21 2014 6:00 p.m. MDT

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John Charity Spring
Back Home in Davis County, UT

There is no denying that the major source of this life of crime is Angilau's deliberate choice to pursue violence. However, there are other factors that should not be ignored.

One major source of evil is the modern entertainment industry. Indeed, modern Hollywood produces one movie after another that glorifies gang violence, drug use, and deviant sexuality. It is completely naive to think that the public can consume this evil without imitating it and becoming more and more depraved.

Indeed, the Tongan Crip Gangsters have deliberately imitated the violence depicted in major movies, with the stated goal of attracting attention and some semblance of fame in their Ganga community. Even at the cost of lost lives and long prison sentences.

Why expose impressionable youth to glamorized depictions of violence? Hollywood's only answer is: greed.

salt lake, UT

jump on that platform john

sandy, ut

John Charity Spring

There are many people that have watched bad movies with violence and gang activity, and the vast majority of them don't become gang members. I suggest putting the blame where it belongs. The suspect, and him alone. Quit passing the blame

Tooele, UT

Re: "I suggest putting the blame where it belongs."

No, you don't.

It would be ludicrous not to blame the criminal for his conduct, but it's just as ludicrous not to blame Hollywood elites for their role.

Cigarette companies don't kill every smoker, either. But, we still hold them responsible for the ones they do kill.

It's about time we started doing the same when Hollywood depicts violence that is predictably imitated by evil and weak-minded criminals.

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