Venezuela wasn’t exactly a happy place before their economy fell apart, but now that their currency is worthless and shortages for essential goods are running rampant, the dark side of their society is rearing its ugly head. Venezuela now stands as the perfect example of how financial mismanagement can erode the social fabric of a nation.
The Venezuelan Observatory of Violence has found that in 2014, there were 40 lynchings in the country, and if recent news reports are to be believed, there have been over a dozen mob led beatings and lynchings in this past month alone. Granted, the lynchings are nothing new. Venezuela has long been a corrupt country with a high murder rate, and criminals are frequently released by their court system without charges, so vigilante justice has been commonplace for some time.
However, these attacks used to occur mainly in low-income areas, and only for very serious crimes like murder and rape. Now they’re showing up in wealthy neighborhoods, where even petty thieves are being brutalized. As their economy crumbles, and members of their justice system receive lower wages, it’s safe to assume that even more criminals will be able to buy their way out of prison; and in turn, the mob violence will escalate. The only question is, how long before the corruption and socialist policies of our own government lead us down the same path?
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