Pay to Prey?

Submitted by ub on Sat, 07/23/2022 - 07:54

They were once known as happy places and now the public pays to be beaten up or have people prey on fun loving visitors.

Playhouses have chipped away from our trust in each other and are dissolving the mortar of our civil society. Can the public do anything to fix it? One recent visitor told #CityImages the ambiance has gone downhill towards a glorified "Ghetto" gathering.

So, if you are looking for a safe space and the best place to take the family this Summer, we suggest a staycation, considering the alternatives.There is no guaranteed safety in Joyland.

At least seven people injured in mass shooting at car show in Los Angeles park 
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11044849/At-seven-people-injur…

Iowa in mourning after Maquoketa Caves State Park shooting leaves family, including child, dead

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2022/07/23/maquoketa-iowa-…

Inside the Ohio Water Park Where Cops Were Called 30 Times This Year Over Rowdy Patron Behavior https://www.insideedition.com/inside-the-ohio-water-park-where-cops-wer…

Knott's Berry Farm New Chaperone Policy

https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/following-teen-fights-knotts-b…

A Sesame Street-themed amusement park has apologized and promised more training for its employees after a video showing a costumed character waving off two 6-year-old Black girls during a parade went viral online. http://apne.ws/3j8JyJb

40-Person Brawl Breaks Out at Water Park Over Beach Towel, Cops Say https://www.insideedition.com/40-person-brawl-breaks-out-at-water-park-…

Brawl Breaks Out At Magic Kingdom

https://www.cinemablend.com/theme-parks/a-brawl-broke-out-at-magic-king…

A 9-year-old boy who was camping at an Iowa state park with his parents and 6-year-old sister survived a shooting that killed the rest of his family. Authorities say the suspected gunman died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
https://apnews.com/article/iowa-nebraska-des-moines-sarah-schmidt-79dc2…

‘Racist Act': New Video Surfaces in Sesame Place Controversy https://www.nbcboston.com/news/national-international/new-video-surface…