| I just played San Andreas for about an hour. Again, paying attention to all the characters around me I realized just how violent and corrupt San Andreas is. Even when just walking down the street, you see cops chasing people, mostly black people, and other crimes and violent acts taking place. The corruption is shown throughout the game, even in the opening scene, through cops taking bribes and stealing money from the drug dealers and gangsters. This idea of police corruption is found everywhere in entertainment; movies, tv shows, and video games. This is troublesome to me because it is the police who are suppose to uphold the law, not break it in order to gain more money. When I think of a police officer, I think of a man or women who is honest and just. People admire police officers because of this. However, there is nothing admirable about being corrupt and taking bribes. If the police behave in such a way, where does that leave the citizens? If the people who are suppose to uphold the law cannot be trusted, what can be said about that country or city? In class we talked about our former govenor and how his corrupt ways of practicing politics got him impeached and removed from office. When politicans or other public figures get in trouble for corruption, it reflects in a bad way on society. San Andreas does a good job of showing that corruption exists, even if people don't want to believe it.
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