A spokesman for the police department in Calgary has expressed “grave concern” over the impending release of Grand Theft Auto IV.
According to a report in today’s Calgary Sun:
City cops are warning parents to be careful about exposing children to video game violence, saying it’s a possible training ground for criminal endeavours.
The newspaper quotes Calgary police spokesman Kevin Brookwell:
From the Calgary Police Service perspective, we see these types of video games as a grave concern… Because of the lack of consequences and even reward — (youth) don’t understand the impact violence can have.
In some cases, those very games may be training grounds for people to commit criminal activity.