NationStates Jolt Archive

Ingame Contradiction?

14-11-2006, 10:17
Hi, I was just wondering if this should actually happen as it seems to me the two "states" should be mutually exclusive.

My nation's description reads thus:

"Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. "

and today I got the following issue:

In order to curb youth-related crime, the police have suggested a national curfew.

The Debate

1) "The youth-related crime statistics in Mogtaria are appalling," says police chief Jack Washington. "If kids can't go out at night, they won't have any opportunity to roam around in their baggy pants and backwards hats mugging the elderly and causing a general ruckus. Just last night I had to run down some punk who tried to steal a mailbox right off the post! This is getting ridiculous. Sure, it'll require more funding, but think of all the mailboxes we'll save! Our youth need to spend the wee hours sleeping or studying--not out gallivanting with their friends."

2)"I'm not a criminal just because I'm seventeen!" shouts honors student, Jennifer Hanover. "Yeah, I like to go out partying, but I'd never hurt anybody! Besides, we've already got enough problems with these pigs breathing down or necks. If anything we need MORE freedom. It's time for the government to step up to the plate and tell these power hungry swine to stop cramping our style!"

(I'm sorry I dont know what number the issue actually is, I haven't looked at the spoilers list and I'm not going to ;) )
The Most Glorious Hack
14-11-2006, 10:39
The descriptions are intentionally vague. Likely, you youth crime is low enough for that descriptor, but high enough for the issue (assuming the issue even checks for that).
14-11-2006, 10:48
ahh well then, I consider my crime rate non existant so I'll just do what all good governments do: Bury my head in the sand and pretend it didnt happen :)

Thanks for the quick reply