HIGHLAND PARK, ILLINOIS: Highland Park shooter Robert Crimo has reportedly uploaded video game clips showing his character shooting opponents from rooftops. The scene displayed in the video game looked suspiciously like the scene of the massacre that left seven people dead.
The daily mail obtained videos that show Crimo and other gamers playing the violent game, named “Call of Duty”, laughing and stalking each other. At one point, the Crimo avatar stands on top of a building and shoots other players. On July 4, Crimo performed his virtual role in reality. Armed with a powerful rifle, he opened fire from a rooftop during a July 4 parade in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park. Crimo was charged with seven counts of first degree murder for a “premeditated and calculated attack”, prosecutors said. He has been charged with seven counts of murder, one for each of the victims he shot during Monday’s 4th of July parade, Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart confirmed that if Crimo is found guilty , all seven counts of murder carry a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole.
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Social media is now exploding with video games that spread violence, especially Call of Duty, a first-person shooter video game franchise published by Activision. “Don’t tell me video games don’t play a role. A bunch of other videos on his page seem to show Crimo playing video games, including ‘Call of Duty’, with several missions where the user has to shoot from a roof. to enemies,” one user wrote on Twitter. “Maybe video game reform if someone really wants to go root,” said one user. One user commented: “There is a fair amount of evidence. Several real-life shooters have had a fixation on the game. The Newtown shooter. Also the recent elementary school shooter.”
Don’t tell me video games don’t play a part
A group of other videos on his page appear to show Crimo playing video games, including “Call of Duty”, with several missions in which the user must shoot enemies from a rooftop.
— Don’t Fear The Man (@FrantzFrantz15) July 6, 2022
🤔maybe video game reform if anyone really wants to go root
— Ray Jones Realty (@RayJonesRealty) July 7, 2022
There is a fair amount of evidence. Several live shooters have had a fixation on the game. Newtown shooter. Also the recent primary school shooter.
— Vincent Kang (@vincentkangnow) July 7, 2022
Violent video games and their connection to mass violence
Many news stories in the past will show you how video games have been criticized for inspiring young minds to revel in violence. Payton Gendron opened fire on a supermarket in Buffalo, New York on Saturday, May 14. It killed 10 people and injured three, the majority of whom were black residents. Video games were then attributed to one of the causes of his psychopathic behavior. Take a look at the Columbine shootings in 1999. The ChicagoTribune reported that the authors were fans of the Doom video game and “used it to prepare for their attack”. After the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Senator Joseph Lieberman said young men like the shooter had a “hypnotic involvement in violent video games”. In the case of Newtown shooter Adam Lanza, again violent video games were among the reasons he shot 20 children and six teachers. SCS reports that cops allegedly discovered a “treasure trove” of violent video games in Lanza’s basement, where the 20-year-old spent hours alone, playing with windows turned off, honing his computer shooting skills. Game titles like “Bulletstorm,” “Grand Theft Auto,” “Mortal Kombat,” and “Splatterhouse” have often been referred to as “vicious and violent video games.”
“Correlation of Violence in Video Games and Society”
“We talk about mental health, but then we allow these games to be promoted and allow kids to spend an hour in them every day,” wrote one user, while another said, “There is a correlation between violence in video games and society. I come from a generation where guns were very accessible. Three guns were stored in my room when I was a teenager and it was not uncommon. I grew up in a middle urban. No gun violence. Culture is the cause. “Yes indeed, these violent video games are no good and should be banned,” wrote one user.
We talk about mental health but then we allow the promotion of these games and we allow children to spend hours a day on them.
—louerosa (@louerosa) July 7, 2022
There is a correlation between violence in video games and society. I’m from a generation where guns were very accessible. Three guns were stored in my room when I was a teenager and it was not uncommon. I grew up in an urban environment. No gun violence. Culture is the cause
— [email protected] (@kidcopper1) July 7, 2022
Yes indeed, these violent video games are not good and should be banned.
– melaniearant🌟🌟🌟 (@mearant12) July 7, 2022
The death toll in the Highland Park shooting rose to seven after another victim died of his injuries in hospital. Six of the seven victims have been identified, including Steve Straus, 88; Katherine Goldstein, 64; Jacki Sondheim, 63; Nicholas Toledo Zaragoza, 78; and husband and wife Irina and Kevin McCarthy, 35 and 37. The McCarthys’ son Aiden, 2, was later found wandering bloodied and alone in the aftermath of the massacre. He was rescued by strangers who then handed him over to his grandparents. The seventh victim has yet to be named.
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