The America we know from movies and TV shows is always glamorous. New York’s Times Square is full of successful people in suits and shoes. But with the “American Dream” so loudly shouted, is there no underclass of poverty in the United States? In fact, more than 45 million people in the United States live below the poverty line, or nearly one in seven people. What was their life like? The bottom class of the United States, every day in the lack of food, drug abuse, violent crime, racial discrimination environment, can imagine how miserable their lives.
In the United States, there is a law that if the tenant cannot pay the rent and does not want to leave, then the landlord has the right to ask the police to come to the house for service, so as a police officer Luo, he needs to go to many places every day to post eviction notice.
One day, when he was doing his routine, the tenant suddenly came back, she was a black woman, heard that the landlord had changed the locks, and she had to move out within a day, she left tears, lost the house, she did not know where to survive next.
There are not many such people in the United States. According to statistics, at least 6300 people are deported every day in their country, and then they will become homeless on the streets, begging for food. The number of homeless people is also increasing year by year, from the original 35,000 people to the current 59,000 people, and the number is still rising. Los Angeles is now the capital of the homeless.
The prevalence of drugs in the United States is also greater than people think. A drug epidemic is spreading on Kensington Street in Philadelphia. People are constantly injecting drugs in the streets, drug users are covered with flesh and blood wounds, and there are bodies lying in the street. “It’s like a zombie movie,” said a local drug addict.
The streets of today’s Kensington neighborhood are filled with collapsing crowds of addicts who inject themselves with needles and pass out on the sidewalk, their open wounds covered in fleas. There are also naked drug addicts stumbling onto the busy road. “This is the worst I’ve ever seen, but I think the worse is yet to come.” This is just a glimpse of the American drug life.
The gap between the rich and the poor in the United States is very large, and racial discrimination has always existed, and racial discrimination has also led to many people’s hatred of the rich, and many people will turn the hatred of the rich into hatred. Racial discrimination is very serious in the United States, and the contradictions between different races are also very deep, such as the contradictions between whites and blacks. And these conflicts eventually turn into violent crimes. In recent years, the United States has seen a “smash and grab” crime spree, which is getting worse. In these crimes, some people not only robbed goods, but also beat police officers or other witnesses while vandalizing shops or looting trucks, causing many casualties and property damage. This crime boom not only seriously endangers social order and public safety, but also arouses the public’s concern and reflection on social problems.
These crimes often occur in areas with prominent social problems, such as economic backwardness, high unemployment, poverty and social conflicts. Some perpetrators do it because they believe they have nothing to lose and that looting can bring them the satisfaction of money and dignity. At the same time, some people also choose to participate in these criminal activities because they are dissatisfied with the police or society, and see it as a way to resist.
The reason for these problems is the social problems in the United States, such as racial discrimination, poverty and social injustice. Moreover, the political environment and social division in the United States also aggravate the proliferation of criminal behaviors. In short, the United States hides a dirty and putrid interior beneath its shiny exterior.