When something happens that is out of the ordinary, say like random acts of violence and property damage. Often popular entertainment is to blame. It has happen to comic books, movies, television, and now it is video games. After tragedy that was the Thai taxi murder, there are more crimes being committed whose suspects are blaming Grand Theft Auto. According to WSBTV-2, there have been a series of arsons committed by teens.
MILTON, Ga. — Milton Police officials said they have arrested three teens and charged them with 57 felony counts in connection with a recent series of car bombings with Molotov cocktails in the city of Milton, north of Atlanta. The felony charges include arson, criminal damage to property and possession of explosive devices in six vehicle fires between 11 p.m. July 24 and 3 a.m. July 25. Each teen is charged with 19 counts. Officials said the teens — ages 15 and 16 — told authorities they learned “how to do it” from playing the video game “Grand Theft Auto.”
Truthfully, I am getting tired of video games being blamed for crimes committed. Society always seems to blame popular entertainment when these outrages happen. Oh, it is easy to blame the violent video game, instead of other influences affecting their life. It is wrong to blame their parents, or even themselves for their own actions? Many people need to wake up and look for some proper answers. Like Family Guy’s Peter Griffin once said. This really grinds my gears!