Whose fault is it when a kitten is tortured to death? Obviously it’s the fault of Grand Theft Auto. Read on…
Two boys aged six and seven were playing Grand Theft Auto on their Playstation 2 despite all the games being rated for 18 and above. After finishing with the game, they unplugged their controller and strangled their four month old kitten with the wire. Following this they threw stones at the cat until it died. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio had this to say about the situation:
This game allows players to kill cops and rape women. It’s little wonder why they perpetrated such violence against that little animal.
Yes Joe, I’m sure you’re right about that. After all, the kids are too young to face charges, so it must be down to the game eh?
Here’s an idea. How about making the parents face charges? After all, they left these children alone for so long that they managed to both torture and murder a kitten without anyone stopping them. They also illegally bought an 18 rated videogame for their children and left them unsupervised to play it. Now I know I’m not a law enforcement officer like Joe (who may well be facing a libel lawsuit from Rockstar Games soon as he made his false claims on a national news programme) but surely the parents should be held accountable for this before the blame is shunted onto a videogame?