Demonstrating what I said yesterday about the breakdown of our society we've got these holiday after action reports:
What's going on here? I'm no sociologist, but there are some things jump out at me which can't be denied.
Modern media is a huge factor. Many of these are "flash mob" actions in which the intent is to disrupt and create a reaction. Many are modeling of behavior seen in movies and TV dramas that make the behavior look common, exciting, and edgy. Many are going to show up on YouTube for a moment of viral fame. Many are gang related and a result of our growth of permissiveness, family break-down, and government dependence for security. The linkage to education is in the mix.
And, it would be hard to overlook that there is a heavy racial component in these violent incidents. That is an incredibly sad aspect of this.