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curtron June 2nd, 2014 7:42pm

In the movie "The Purge" ALL crime is legal for 12 hours one night a year. As a result, crime over the rest of the year drops dramatically. Would a "purge" type situation work in real life?

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curtron basement of the Alamo
06/02/14 1:27 pm

It might only work if all crimes were premeditated, which we all know is not the case.

EarlyBird Portland
06/02/14 12:57 pm

If another country wants to test the theory, go for it. It wouldn't work in this country.

curtron basement of the Alamo
06/02/14 1:26 pm

The movie starts out and says that unemployment is also down to 1%. Not really sure how a free crime night would help unemployment....gotta love Hollywood.

jalapeno verdadero
06/02/14 1:49 pm

It would help because in the purge people who are unemployed get's symbolism for certain political ideologies. If there are no people to be unemployed cus they're dead, then the rate could easily be 1%.