I just finished watching The First Purge. And while I enjoyed its social commentary I couldn't help to notice one thing that was bugging me.
It was pretty evident that there was a large amount of mercenaries hired by the NFFA to supplant the killing as the citizens weren't killing enough. The movie almost made it look like there were only a handful of civilian kills.
All of the characters had phones it seems, and I found it strange that none of them felt it necessary to document this (especially seeing how everyone feels the need to document everything nowadays). A few moments would have been quite damning like when the mercenaries were talking on the radio about "civilians fighting back".
All of this could have been captured, streamed, sent to news outlets, .etc.
I suspect that had word gotten out there would have been an investigation in to this, and ultimately the purge would have been done with and the NFFA... well who knows.
Was there any explanation to this? Or just an oversight?