One of the Wes Moore’s is now excelling with many recognitions and has become very successful even after all of the struggles he went through. Contrastingly the “other” Wes Moore is now in prison for the rest of his life due to an armed robbery. Before his sentence many things played a role in where he ended up today, including of a loss that would forever change his life. My mom has been in and the hospital since the end of 2016. Everything changed to get around the hardships and I soon adapted.
Gang activities have been increasing over the years from crimes ranging from robberies to homicides. In California, estimates were made by the Justice Department that approximately 175000 to 200000 persons were members of gangs. In the county of Los Angeles gang activities for over a period of five years accounted for over 23000 of the crimes that occurred.(Friedrichs. M. 1999). Gangs have become not only a problem for those communities where the gang's ar located but has become a problem for everyone.
The book features different infamous settings, such as, the Five Points district and the Bowery district, and also details the poverty and crime ridden people who live there. The book starts off by introducing the Five Points district, it explains the
Over the last thirty years, the prison population in the United States has increased more than seven-fold to over two million people, including vastly disproportionate numbers of minorities and people with little education. For some racial and educational groups, incarceration has become a depressingly regular experience, and prison culture and influence pervade their communities. Almost 60 percent of black male high school drop-outs in their early thirties have spent time in prison. In Punishment and Inequality in America, sociologist Bruce Western explores the recent era of mass incarceration and the serious social and economic consequences it has wrought.
First off, the boys have been already off to a bad start with the town people. According to the book it states, “They don’t like Olmstead hunters,” (Poblocki 49). This presents that if the town people had a deep hatred for this author then they would for the people who relish his books. Along with that, the town people could have had something to do with Nathaniel Olmstead’s disappearance, and there would not be a problem with them doing the same with Eddie and Harris. The town people also can see the boys are beginning to figure out the secrets and not want Eddie and Harris to know them.
According to Phelps (2013), as from 1998 to 2007 states that had the greatest increases in incarceration rates failed to observe a corresponding drop in crime rates. On the other hands, states such as New York, Texas, New Jersey and North and South Carolina that lowered their incarceration rates in favor of community corrections programs experienced a drop in crime rates (p.53). Incarceration has also failed in correcting prisoners. Most of the prisoners always go back to committing crimes once released from prison. It has led to a rise in the recidivism rates of prisoners.
The 19th century brought tremendous advances in the diagnosis and treatment of many diseases, but Charles Booth’s investigations between 1886 and 1903 into the Life and Labor of the people in London revealed that approximately thirty percent of the population still lived in poverty. The average number of persons to an inhabited house in London and its neighboring urban districts increased compared with the numbers in 1891. By the end of the century, the overcrowding in London was almost thirty percent or sixteen per cent of the whole population. This happened mainly because quarters had been destroyed in accordance with the slum clearances.
Death penalty is the sentence of execution for a capital crime, which a capital crime depends of the country, it could be considered from a a murder or a homosexual act. This practice has been used it by hundred of years around the world. Currently, there are 58 countries that still have the death penalty, there are included the most industrialized like USA, Japan, China and Taiwan. For many years death penalty has been a topic for debate where people who support the practice, argument that with this sentence the number of criminals is reduced. In the other had, the opposite side arguments that each person has the right to live.
The law officers was not charged for the incident, so it created a riot in Los Angeles. (Police Brutality). The final problem is there is not enough of different race working together. There was an investigation that was affected by the police officers, because of their nationality within other officers.
According to the National Institute of Justice, “Recidivism refers to a person 's relapse into criminal behavior, often after the person receives sanctions or undergoes intervention for a previous crime,” (Recidivism). A study conducted in 2005 by the Bureau of Justice Statistics about recidivism revealed “about two-thirds (67.8%) of released prisoners were arrested for a new crime within 3 years” upon release (Cooper). These high rates are influenced by a number of factors both while in prison, and following release. For instance, drug offenders “underestimate their vulnerability post-incarceration,” especially because many often return to neighborhoods that are associated with pre-incarceration drug use. Not to mention, they need proper housing and employment to readjust into society, but they lack access because they are labeled in society (Chandler).
In Baltimore and Harlem, many people have to deal with issues like the one I stated earlier. In The Other Wes Moore, we looked into the lives of two Wes Moores who lived in the same city and just a couple blocks apart. In this book, we saw how the two boys were starting off similar getting involved in drugs and dealing with family issues, and how
The policemen then get hate because they are “racial profiling”. This should not be happening. Policemen should not be getting hate because they are doing their job. If that part of town has more crime but just happened to have more minority figures in it should it be considered racial profiling? No.
Black lives Matters is a way that empowers black youth and raise awareness. Why has there been 196 police killings in the year of 2016 (killedbypolice.net)? The Polices are trying to justify this number by saying it is as low as it has ever been but in the year of 2014 there was 461 deaths(killedbypolice.net). The media has not express the fact that this has been going on for nearly 2 decades from Rodney King being one of the first realization to America. The year of 2016 showed “white
Chicago and other major cities remain in the news, as they continue to struggle with high murder rates. In fact, the city of Chicago has witnessed a 50 percent increase in its murder rate in only a one year period, and this area is not alone. Thankfully, cities across America and noticing violent and property crime rates remain at historic lows. The new adminstration has noted the increase in murder rates, but needs to also consider that other crimes on are the decline, which is always a good thing.
This problem hasn’t been solved yet due to the lack of law. Civilians are not getting justice, when a police officer commits a crime and gets away with it, other police officers find out about the situation and they feel that if that one officer got away with it why can’t they? If Police officers were getting punished for their lack of duty, other officers would step up and try to avoid what that officer did. This problem has also not been solved due to the lack of judges not finding any officers guilty. Not finding them guilty leads to more police brutality.