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80 SOCIETIES SCAPEGOAT Youth crimes are on a continual rise It seems that everyday violent offenders keep getting younger and more aggressive We turn on the news only to hear that a ten year old muggedshotstabbedbeat or blew up one of his peers With crimes on the rise involving children people begin to look for a cause Society when looking for a scapegoat becomes worse than a blood thirsty lynch mob at a witch trial Usually the most obvious source of violence within a home is the television However in most cases it is not the true cause With the TV in the forefront of virtually every home in the civilized world its no wonder that its the easiest target for criticism Its elementary to blame the tube for a childs behavior its a quick and easily identified source of violence within a youths confined world The TV many times is identified as the cause of aggressive acts to avoid dealing with other underlying issues Society today has an entire array of different afflictions that plague us from day to day The television is of very little significance alongside the landfill of troubles that influence children today Besides trying to get networks to cut out violence and aggression entirely would be like trying to get Jesus Christ to write a top ten list of reasons why Christianity sucks Its not going to happen TV is not the reason that our youth courts are filled to capacity with court dockets so hideous you would swear that you were looking at the start of the apocalypse Television programs are not the reason for the apparent increase in adolescent crime If you find yourself picking up your kids from the police station all the time its not the TVs fault There are no
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