The ‘Purge’ Threats Have Started Once Again

The 'Purge' Threats Have Started Once Again

The “Purge” threats have started once again as the weekend nears. Various social media sites are humming with the possibility that the “Purge” is going is happen across several states. Last week the threats were centered in Kentucky but now they have moved to Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Ohio, Texas and Tennessee.

The majority of citizens in the above listed states believe that that the “Purge” rumors are just that, but numerous other live in fear of what might happen. They are afraid that something could occur if enough people got together and wanted to act out what the movie actually showed.

There have been various duplicates of the “Purge” poster which was put out in Louisville, all over the country with paraphrasing added to cause concern to local residents where the fliers are showing up. After receiving floods of phone calls, respective city and state police departments in various states have been issuing statements through several different Facebook pages and Twitter accounts saying they are taking all threats seriously, but so far there have been no credible threats which have been made.

The poster refers back to the popular horror movie, The Purge, where any crime, including murder, is considered to be legal for a full 12 hours and emergency services are put off. It has a sequel, The Purge: Anarchy which came out in movie theaters last month.

A teenager in Kentucky admitted to the Louisville media that he was behind the original “Purge” social media postings that went up on numerous social media sites. He stated that he really never wanted them to be considered a threat but he just did them as a joke. He had no idea they would grow as large as they did and he never intended for anyone to get hurt. It is unknown what he thinks about the “Purge” rumors growth to other states and cities across the United States.

Purge flyers that was sent out around Arizona and also for Georgia stated that “Purge” type crimes were slated to start up on Aug. 22 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. However state and local police, in numerous areas in both states, released statements that they believed the posters were basically urban legends and were not considered to be trustworthy threats. However, they also declared that if any person was caught using the “Purge” posters to make terrorizations to any communities or to attempt to bring any type of harm to the general public, he or she may end up being charged with constructing terroristic threats.

The different police departments in the various states announced that they would be on be on higher than normal alert this weekend and also upcoming weekends that the Purge threats have been scheduled for in the different states in case there are signs of any potential troubles.

The fears of a Purge occurring began because of one teenager. Even though the threats continue throughout various other states, law enforcement may state that they do not fear any actual violence is going to happen. However they seem to be doing the opposite of what they say. The “Purge” threats have started once again.

By Kimberly Ruble

Sources:

Colorado Gazette

The Guardian Liberty Voice

Alabama News

5 Responses to "The ‘Purge’ Threats Have Started Once Again"

  1. George Waring   September 6, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    You guys talk though behind a keyboard.

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  2. micha tzarnaev   September 1, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    To be honest Im not scared. But this is some little kid crap. Some people are fearing of being killed just because some guy pulled a joke. I have a wife who’s pregnant and a few guns.. step on my front yard and you’ll get your head blown off. This kid needs to be put to justice. Nobody deserves to be scared of getting killed just because some kid wants to joke around.

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  3. Misfit   August 23, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    I remember ‘The Purge’ coming around one time or another, and now they’re returning!? Why won’t they give up? Cops really need to DO something about this, the president needs to STOP the Purge. I’ve been hearing about the Copycats of the ‘Purge’ — This is getting way out of hand. ONE teenager started this all, and it’s continuing…

    :”The fears of a Purge occurring began because of one teenager. Even though the threats continue throughout various other states, law enforcement may state that they do not fear any actual violence is going to happen. However they seem to be doing the opposite of what they say. The “Purge” threats have started once again.”

    ^ They ‘fear’ no violence is going to happen… ^

    What are us Americans doing, giving up? Not me! I have an 8 year old daughter plus little family members (ages 1 and up) and I’ll have guns and swords with me to protect myself and my family. This is really stupid!

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  4. 50cal   August 23, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    I live in Napoleon Ohio and there where 5 ppl outside my Walmart with swords and local cops didn’t to nothing I got a ccw and a few guns someone threatens my family I got 3 kids I will shot first ask questions later I don’t play like this these Lil kids need to be charged with Federal charges and be put away I am from the south moved to Ohio I am a country boy I won’t play when it comes to my family

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    • Mia   October 27, 2014 at 4:13 pm

      All of you guys are worried for nothing it’s not actually going to happen they just talk behind screen so little Kimberly can shut up we have a president so it won’t happen

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