October 28th, 2009
06:40 AM ET

Sound Off: Your comments 10/27/09

Editor's Note: After last night’s AC360°, viewers commented on the alleged government corruption and lack of a tsunami warning system in American Samoa. Regarding the gang rape in San Francisco, some viewers believe gang mentality is connected to youth accepting rape and violence. Here are some of your comments, and we’d love for you to share your thoughts:


Great piece on the corruption in American Samoa. Way overdue... Samoa is the land of a great people, people who have just grown used to the corruption of the government. So much money is given but so little is done to truly better Samoa. If money is sent, it needs to be sent with a team who will put the money exactly where it is supposed to go…to the PEOPLE of American Samoa.

Regarding "missing funds" to complete the tsunami warning system in American Samoa; what is even sadder is that EVERYONE should be taught (as in Hawaii) that any earthquake that knocks you off balance or to the ground means GET TO HIGH GROUND NOW. No siren needed. No one needed to die unless they were unable to move. Money isn't always the only answer.

Until you begin to explore the pervasive connection of gangs to violence involving children and teens, you will never be getting the whole story. Gang rape is what gangs do to family members of kids who have gone bad on a drug sale. It's that horribly simple. It's also a way to induct a girl into a gang and it's typical that these kids are forced to watch girls being raped into gangs, so that, regardless of the cause in this particular case, they are used to it. When are you going to get real about what's going on with teens all across America?'

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