Friday, August 14, 2009

Food Riots

Hunger hits Detroit - Aug. 6, 2009

Times are hard from many people as unemployment edges towards 10%. That's about six million people who want jobs who don't have them, that is the highest unemployment rate since 1983. With six million unemployed, that's probably close to twenty million in households without jobs. Then there are many who don't have full time work, but are working part time, that's millions of underemployed.

When times get hard, people sometimes get desperate. Otherwise law abiding people sometimes turn to crime when they can't find another way to feed the family, keep up the car payments or mortgage payments. More people with limited or non-existent criminal histories may be committing crimes in the near future. That could make it harder to uncover leads during investigations.

People also become irrational when they are hungry, unemployed and scared. If these trends continue the possibility of urban unrest, food riots may happen. The time to prepare for these problems is now. Start working sources at rescue missions, soup kitchens, homeless shelters to determine the mood on the streets. Start preparing mutual aid responses for riots; that's what the SGT Says.


Protect_and_Serve said...

Actually, the unepmloyment rate shows who wants money for not working, not who really wants to work. People who want to work will spend the 40 hour work week loooking for a job not standing in line at the unemployment office.

Bunkermeister said...

Most unemployed will file for unemployment. At least here in CA you can file online in about 20 minutes and the checks come.

The rate also does not show those who have run out of benefits and those working part time who want full time.

Protect_and_Serve said...

Speaking of riots, I saw "District 9". Very smart movie...makes you think.

Bunkermeister said...

Good. Thanks for the movie review.