ACTION AMERICANS: MURDER MUST END NOW! (AAMMEN!)
As a consequence of the murder of their daughter, Renée in 1994, Elaine & Gordon Rondeau have made the following observations about America in the 21st century:
-The US public has become desensitized to murder and view it as a normal consequence of life in modern society. As long as they are not affected by murder, they are indifferent to its effects.
-As a result, we have unwittingly devalued human life.
-People in America increasingly resort to violence (murder) as a means of solving their problems
-Americans are in a state of extreme denial: they deny both the existence of and responsibility for the murder problem.
-Further, American have become self-focused and are no longer concerned about one another; this has been brought about by the strident, divisive effects of the political climate in this country in recent years.
-Thus, we have come to view society, not individuals, as the primary cause of the high murder rate in this country.
-We are concerned that the focus of anti-crime (murder) efforts is fundamentally misplaced and that, as a result, the problem can only get worse.
-Finally, we recognize that the solution to this problem rests not with government or complex, expensive anti-crime (murder) efforts, but with the people themselves.
Accordingly, we intend to raise public awareness, including the media, legislators and the like, as a means of establishing the following areas of influence:
–Murder as Entertainment: Focus on elimination of the pleasurable aspects of murder as portrayed in games, TV, movies, etc.
–Murder as an Everyday Occurrence: Focus on causing a more realistic presentation of murder in everyday news coverage on TV, Radio, Newspapers and magazines.
–Murder as a Growth Industry: Focus on eliminating the profit motive associated with the unprincipled exploitation of society’s fascination with murder.
–Murder Unpunished: Focus on the development of a penal system for the crime of murder that will define, isolate and deal with the hard-core elements in society. It must 1) Punish; 2) Serve as an effective deterrent; 3) Be permanent.
–Murder as a Convenient Problem-solving Mechanism: Focus on the use of community-based collaborative techniques of problem resolution; focus also on the elimination of wholly inappropriate, destructive weaponry that is so often the mechanism of choice in the heinous crime of murder.