‘The Purge’ Threat: Could This Be the Beginning of Martial Law?

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According to officials in Louisville, Kentucky, threats have been made on Facebook of a true-to-life “purge” that is said to take place this weekend beginning at 8:30 in the evening Friday and ending at 6:30 in the morning on Saturday. An altered image from the The Purge film’s promotional poster began circulating on the social site this week with the word “Louisville” along with the above time and date. Police officers have taken the threat very seriously, regardless of whether or not it is a prank. Officials and residents in Louisville are truly hoping that the threats end up being a hoax presented by a few kids who were inspired by the movie and wanting to have a bit of fun. But if the purge threat comes true and does actually happen this weekend, could this be the beginning of martial law?

The film The Purge takes place in the near future where all crimes are considered legal for a period of 12 hours. People can commit rape, assault, murder, robberies, arson and any other crime without being prosecuted during that time. The Purge was released in 2013 and starred Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey and Max Burkholder. The Purge: Anarchy, the film’s sequel, was released on July 18 of this year and starred Frank Grillo, Carmen Ejogo and Zach Gilford. In both movies, martial law is enforced and victims are required to defend themselves against the potential threats of severe violence.

the purgeAlthough it is unclear whether the threats in Louisville, Kentucky are genuine, WKLY Radio reported that some residents have already armed themselves just in case. If the purge threat turns out to be authentic and does, in fact, take place this evening, many people might have to defend themselves if the police are unable to respond to every call. Could this be the beginning of martial law? Police officials and the FBI plan to act accordingly just in case the purge does actually happen.

The potential areas for the Louisville violence to occur include a Katy Perry concert, Kentucky’s State Fair, and events related to high school sports. It has also been documented that there are people determined to enforce the purge in Detroit, Michigan, where the Pop groups One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer are scheduled to perform. In addition, other cities have received similar threats, including Jacksonville, Florida and Jefferson, Indiana.

Both bands have urged their fans to “stay inside for your own safety” after their concert and to avoid hanging out around the venue or at their hotels. A One Direction follower commented on Twitter stating the alleged purge is planned to happen in Detroit during the time that the band is going be there. “I’m freaking out.”

Again, law enforcement representatives are optimistic that the online threats will end up being a practical joke from teenagers inspired by the movie and that no crime will transpire. Because no one is sure whether or not the danger is valid, everyone is Louisville, Detroit, Jacksonville and Jefferson are encouraged to stay indoors to avoid any possible risks. If a purge does, in fact, come about after the threats and police officers become overwhelmed by the violent acts that are occurring, it could possibly be the beginning of martial law in those cities.

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37 Responses to "‘The Purge’ Threat: Could This Be the Beginning of Martial Law?"

  1. Rachel   July 26, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    I was in Detroit at the one direction concert at the time!

  2. Anonymous Visitor   October 10, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    The purge could easily happen in a single city like Detroit with a largely uninhabited landscape and crumbling infrastructure. It could easily be orchestrated on the “Under Web” in a proxy based forum with high anonymity and a violent fetish. Just go on The Onion Router and look at some of the sick sites that end in .onion. There are loads of Child Porn, torture and death sites and even murder story/picture sharing. The world is a sick place indeed. However, most of the people posting threats are full of $h!t and the people who are up to this kind of behavior are pretty quiet about their activity.

  3. Jacob   September 21, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    I live in arkansas I’m sacred if it happens I’m ready

  4. grace   August 22, 2014 at 7:54 am


  5. Samantha   August 19, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    I live in Lansing with my one year old daughter my hubby and we have another one on the way threats like this worry me I can’t believe that some people will take movies so seriously!
    Mother moon and god save us all.

  6. larrykutz   August 19, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    You guys are crazy lol

  7. behindthe8ball@gmx.com   August 17, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    Romans 10:9


    That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

  8. kat   August 17, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    Im wiccan, raised in a christian family. I use god damn gods damn jesus christ oh my gods oh my goddess interchangeably. I believe christ was a man and though I dont believe in a Christians god I still use them. Its a phrase we hear all the time unless of course you live in a bunker or something. It gets grilled into your brain unless youre taught otherwise and youre subconscious says hey those words are bad words…use them when something goes awry..

  9. carla   August 17, 2014 at 5:48 am

    I dont lke that either HOLLY and I really despise the phrase “JESUS CHRIST”!”

  10. CJ SMITH   August 16, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    Jb and Selena need to end the relationship forever and no more chances he’s just playing with her emotions give it time ohhhhhhh another brake up hahaha Jb needs to stop treating her like crap. Selena dserves a better man the one who loves her for who she really is. Everyone gets a 2nd chance but Jb has had so many he’s down to this many 1-0 and if he blows it like always he one and done for good happy trails sucker hahaha
    Selena you don’t deserve to be treated this way,he’s playing you don’t feed into it. I love you and I hope you find a man that really respects you and loves you no matter what and does it because he loves you for you. Let me say this “Do not pray for an easy life. Pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.” “We do not become. We simply are. Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye. Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within. And a little tip you should know about JB, A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous. You need to loved by a man who is Being deeply loves you , gives you strength, while loving you deeply gives you courage. But before I go just let me say this, Hard work ain’t nothing new. It’s what we do. It’s what you do! It’s simple but brilliant. I love you Selena Marie Gomez.

    • Kayy   August 16, 2014 at 11:09 pm

      Wrong article dear.

  11. Jack   August 16, 2014 at 10:15 am

    They are common phrases that I personally used all my life, and they are convenient. Besides I’m not just going to change the way I think just because I don’t believe in one of the the words in the phrase.

  12. Holly   August 16, 2014 at 8:23 am

    If you do t believe in God, then why do you use phrases like, “Oh my God” or “god damn”?

    • Nope   August 16, 2014 at 10:25 am

      Because its also an expression.

  13. Holly   August 16, 2014 at 8:17 am

    God is not a ludicrous idea. He is real. But this world is corrupt and stupid teenagers are making jokes. If you don’t believe in God, that’s fine, it’s your freedom not to. But there are people who do. So with all due respect, please don’t insult our God. I’ll pray for you.

  14. Cartman   August 16, 2014 at 7:13 am

    Call upon your gods….

  15. Robert   August 16, 2014 at 6:53 am

    Ok jack, heres something i learned from a few veterans. “There are no athiests in foxholes” otherwise, if or when yoire about to die in a fight or war, you likely will realise that there is a God.

    • Jack   August 16, 2014 at 9:50 am

      Well you’ve got to realize that if god truly existed, situations like that wouldn’t happen. Some one posted a comment saying that our world isn’t perfect because we were kicked out of the garden of eden, but you’d think that god wouldn’t create a world where there are wars, drugs, crime, etc. just because Eve got tricked by satan then got Adam to break gods rules with her. That is just ridiculous. But I also want to mention that there are situations in which someone gets into an accident, gets raped, someone breaks into their house and takes all their valuables, someone murders someone close to them, they have a near death experience, or something along those lines, and they start to question god or immediately start rejecting god (but this doesn’t usually happen). They usually don’t immediately reject the idea of god, but they start to question it. So, they gradually move away from the idea that god exists, start to research god, and eventually they give up on him. I guess my point is that sometimes atheists are born in foxholes. This is actually how I became an atheist because in fourth grade I almost drowned to death. Afterwords I started researching about god and I eventually came to conclusion that he didn’t exist.

      • pel   August 21, 2014 at 11:09 am

        god didn’t create evil eve chose to sin as so did Adam and they gave into the devil the same way people do now..it isn’t god doing these things its humans making the wrong choices and giving into the devils temptations

        • Jack   August 21, 2014 at 1:10 pm

          But did god warn Adam and Eve of satan? Why did god let satan into the garden in the first place? Did they deserve to get punished the way they did for giving into an evil they had no clue was present?

  16. Rae   August 16, 2014 at 6:12 am

    haven’t seen a tweet about it from either band?

  17. Matthew   August 16, 2014 at 5:15 am

    This is very serious. If the police are on the case and say that this is true it’s not all fun and games anymore.

  18. Jenny   August 16, 2014 at 2:56 am

    Rember when a stupid teenager would say or do stupid teenager stuff and everyone would laugh at them and that would be it? Now a stupid teenager does stupid teenager stuff and sensationalist media thinks martial law is beginning. Amazing.

    • Dylan   August 16, 2014 at 3:09 am

      This is serious, it’s not one kid saying “I’ll kill you” it’s a serious threat to security of thousands of lives and you should open your eyes and see the possible disaster unfolding and pray that our government can protect us all

      • Jersh   August 16, 2014 at 6:13 am

        Why wouldnt you pray that God would protect us? Do you have so little faith in Christ that you have to pray for our worthless government to protect you?

        • Jack   August 16, 2014 at 6:29 am

          Why would you pray to god, it’s a meaningless effort because god is just a ludicrous idea.

        • Ibraim   August 16, 2014 at 6:46 am

          God cannot even protect innocent kids who get trafficked.. What makes you think your god will protect you?? LOL, god damn christian

          • Renee   August 16, 2014 at 8:20 am

            Well um God sent people to help that. You should thinks about it and realize that he will help us, but people need to try themselves. Of course, remember that we were kicked out of the garden that was perfect, so we have to live in an imperfect world with diseases and wars and all that horrible stuff. If God made earth perfect, then what difference would there be from heaven and earth? Our lives on earth will never be perfect, that’s just the way it is. But if you accept god into your life, you will go live in heaven for eternity after you die

      • Jenny   August 16, 2014 at 2:20 pm

        Other than the fact that it was one stupid Highschool kid playing a prank… so there’s that.

  19. M smith   August 16, 2014 at 2:38 am

    I purge therefore you done

  20. Yosselin   August 15, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    I dont think it will ever happen

  21. Pathetic StateofAffairs   August 15, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    I would say that this just proves, 100%, that our police imposed disarmament of the citizens and the pathetic nature of the nanny state we now live in is revealing itself more and more by the day. To think, that people are not already armed for simple danger such as this and to think that people rely on “law” enforcement for protection when the supreme court has already determined that it is your responsibility to protect yourself in times of danger – [ http://www.fee.org/the_freeman/detail/just-dial-911-the-myth-of-police-protection ] – despite the very same have disarmed you and then forcing you to pay for a protection you do not receive, lmao. It’s a pathetic little game being played down on the mafia farm we’re all forced to be cattle on. Have fun in the slaughterhouse, all of you morons that actually take any of this gov’t and corrupt “law” bullsh!t seriously. Pfft.

    • HAH   August 16, 2014 at 2:07 am

      Sounds like someone needs to be Purged to me.

  22. true american   August 15, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    Thanks to our so called government martial law will happen soon wake up america

  23. ObviousHoax   August 15, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Shame on you for trafficking in this nonsense for hits.

  24. KyThunder   August 15, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    Is this published? Is this legitimate source of news? It’s WLKY and Jeffersonville. And the though every threat should be taken seriously, “the purge” has not stopped anyone from enjoying their Friday evening here in Louisville.

    • Vizic   August 15, 2014 at 8:46 pm

      Yea, I’d say its published now. Idiot


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