Crime in America: Some Existing and Emerging Issues
a book by Jay S. Albanese and Robert D. Pursley
(our site's book review)
Among the crime-related subjects covered are international and domestic terrorism. About the latter, the authors say: “. . . to the extent that the nation is unable to deal effectively and satisfactorily with the complex issues underlying this growing social polarity [that the U.S. is experiencing], serious consequences loom. Growing dissatisfaction and alienation can openly lead to increased tension, hostility and ultimately violence. The risk of terroristic acts directed at opposing groups and classes—and at government—grows in such an environment.”
Polarization and hate crimes are increasing, and the U.S. is becoming an increasing divisive nation. And there are no known effective strategies to counteract the threat of terrorism. So they sic the NSA surviellance goons on our citizens and privacy dies a horrible death.
Guantánamo Bay—waterboarding anyone?
The U.S. no longer needs to whip people off to Guantánamo Bay to subject them to waterboarding to get them to tell us what they are up to. Good old Obama, who came into office on a platform of transparency, with the help of the NSA, is spying on everything and everyone so they already KNOW what everyone is up to. Facebook's and Google's bigwigs say that if we have nothing to hide, we shouldn't mind our pictures and names plastered everywhere (without our permission) including in their advertising, and the government tells us the same thing about the shameless way they're spying on us. See Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Google, Privacy, and Anonymity.
Wasn't it the Soviet Union's KGB that used to tell their citizens the same thing? Hey, folks, it really doesn't take a rocket scientist to see where all this is leading, and it ain't pretty. We love the U.S. and we're patriots, but we don't love being lied to by our government (Obama) and spied on by their goons! It's clever to call the agency doing this surveillance of citizens the National Security Agency. Are all these shameless government abuses making you feel more "secure"? Us neither! To respond to this DO NOT opt for violence, hacking, etc. Respect the tools of democracy and march on Washington, run for office, blog on the alternative press sites, or best of all, act from peaceful grassroots movements and strengthen your community.
Our government watches your every move
Once they create the technology, can the thought police be far behind NSA's outrage of spying on us decent citizens?
Obama's turning into Pinocchio
The government has no way to act proactively to prevent terrorism as we learned at the 2013 Boston Marathon, or any effective ways to deal reactively with terrorism once it occurs, in spite of the NSA's strangling of our privacy rights until they gasped their last breath.
In Albanese and Pursley's book, after citing a familiar litany of crimes which our country has more of than any other, this book looks at existing and emerging crime issues, but it shines no new light on the subject. However, the book seems to be a good source of U.S. crime statistics—as is this website and the FBI website.
The book shines no new light on the subject of crime—however, the book seems to be a good source of U.S. crime statistics