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De Ren Ang

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Submission by: The Onion - Ang De Ren, Victoria Junior College

Press Statement: Urban Violence (DISEC)

More than a million violent crimes occurred in the United States in 2014. At more than 40 cases per 100,000 people, homicide rates in cities like St. Louis and Detroit are about 10 times that of the national average. While the loss of so many lives is in itself a massive cost to society, violence also costs the US greatly in dollars and cents - over $1.7 trillion has been spent on violence containment in the US. That’s over $5000 per American – enough for you to get your family three semi-autos to defend against the violence yourselves.

Like the rest of the world, The Onion is scared sh*tless by the urban violence situation in America. President Obama has put in place laws that involve greater background checks in gun sales and calls for the fostering of better communitie...

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