Friday, October 14, 2016

'Creepy clown' police warnings as craze spreads

This character was spotted in the dark along Epinal Way in Loughborough

summary :
The clown craze began in the US and has spread to Canada and Australia.  Thames Valley Police warned people and said that clowns were "typing up resources which could impact on calls to other incidents after a contributor said that he was walking through Shelthorpe cemetery via the footpath next to the school. He saw a clown with an axe and he have never been so terrified. POlice said that they don`t want to be accused of stopping people enjoying themselves or having fun but the actions of the clowns can cause fear and anxiety to other people which can lead to public order offences, arrest and a criminal record.  

connection:
This article relates to the Boston Tea Party, a political protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston.
This articles connect to it because the people were dressed up as something they are not and throwing out teas to scared and intimidate the British. They are both trying to scare others while the Boston Party one aren`t really doing that much harm. There have been news about some clowns killing and harming others.

discussion question:
Why are people doing this ?
Are the clowns doing this for a purpose ?

12 comments:

  1. I think that people are doing this purely to feel like they are more powerful than other people. As time progresses, people hear more about clowns through the media which causes them to want to scare others. I don't think there is a real purpose for these attacks other than the fact that people enjoy stirring up fear in others.

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  2. I agree with Jenna, in the sense that clowns are ultimately trying to scare people. Normally people protest as groups because they're trying to stand up for a certain cause and it's obvious these clowns aren't peaceful protesters but they may also be trying to get a message across.

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  3. I think that people are doing this because its all a big prank. Because of all the recent violence, I think that a few immature teenagers decides to scare up society even more because they think it is funny. On the other hand, I think they might be doing this because the 'clowns' have a problem that they want the authorities to hear about but need to get attention. Either way, they are doing this for attention.

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  4. I think people are trying to scare others for fun. I don't think they mean any harm, because there were no reports of a clown killing anyone that I know of.

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  5. I believe they are doing this for fun. And I also believe that most of these people are teenagers and young immature adults.

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  6. People see the clowns on social media so they make it something to joke about. Its more of a trend now and I believe they are only trying to frighten individuals which only then causes us to feel unsafe in our own neighborhood.

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  7. People see the clowns on social media so they make it something to joke about. Its more of a trend now and I believe they are only trying to frighten individuals which only then causes us to feel unsafe in our own neighborhood.

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  8. I think these people are doing this for fun and they mean no harm because so far that i know of their hasnt been any cases of the clowns harming people. These people just do this to funand stuff but also think about how ill these people are in their heads, who would want to do something like this to people and think it fun? All i know is that if i see one, its bad for him.

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  9. People are doing this because they are craving attention. The clowns are trying to get a message across, however, their ways of trying to get a message across are very contemplating. They are scaring people away ultimately leading to not getting what they want.

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  10. People do it for the fun, they find it funny to scare people. They get lots of attention but they could also be mentally ill. There is no purpose and people have been very hurt from it.

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  11. I think the clowns are doing this for fun. There is no purpose but clowns shouldn't keep doing this because they might scare the wrong person, which could lead to a bad situation.

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    1. i agree too, and then there might be accidents and injury and that might lead to more serious situation.

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