“... first cutting and splitting the chests with our tomahawks, so as to thoroughly expose them to the effects of the water.” The colonists used tomahawks to commit the crime. Tomahawks are regarded as a dangerous weapon. The colonists carried pistols along to the ships.\ Finally, the third reason that the Boston Tea Party was an act of terrorism is because this was a crime against “protected” people meaning the government. “Colonists in Boston, disguised as Indians, boarded three vessels and dumped 342 canisters of tea into Boston Harbor.” This was not an actual attempt of violence against the “protected” people but it did affect the British economy. The act of dumping the tea was an act of defiance, but it was also an act of violence.
In the 20s, the American government tried to enforce a ban on alcohol, but in the process, caused “the greatest crime wave in the country 's history, causing thousands of deaths from bad alcohol, and creating a general (and persisting) contempt among the citizenry for the laws of the United States.” Gore also uses logos when he writes that in 1969 the government slightly “curtailed” the supply of marijuana, and this led to kids getting hooked on more dangerous drugs like heroin, and overall increasing the number of deaths. He suggests that the government, and the crime organizations, benefits from making drugs illegal. That way, both sides are able to flip a profit. This also appeals to the audience’s opinion— many Americans distrust the government and have negative opinions about it. Overall, Gore Vidal’s argument of legalizing drugs is very compelling.
Senator Edward Kennedy made outrageous claims against the CIA in a trial on August 3, 1977. He proved that the CIA used victims such as the mentally ill and heroin addicts for human experimentation in their project on mind control, MK-Ultra. “The Central Intelligence Agency drugged American citizens without their knowledge or consent.” states Senator Kennedy in the MK-Ultra trial. Some experimented on in MK-Ultra were given doses of lysergic acid diethylamide, known as LSD. The properties of LSD were not well known at the time of MK-Ultra experimentation.
In the video, “Heroin and the War on Drugs”, the setting primarily takes place in New York and Washington, D.C. in the late 1960’s to early 70’s. Users of heroin were desperate and would do practically anything to acquire money to attain more drugs, which caused crime rates to skyrocket. Reactions to this were severe, Rockefeller and other politicians came down with harsh drug laws and John Dun supported these strict laws. People were imprisoned for life for selling more than an ounce of heroin. While this was going on in New York, Washington D.C. took an enhanced medical approach.
This is a summary taken from “Saying Yes” by Jacob Sullum; Chapter 8; “Body and Soul”. An ever-present theme in Sullum’s book is what he calls “voodoo pharmacology”—the idea, promoted in large part by the government, that certain drugs have the power to hijack people and enslave them in an inescapable prison of craving and compulsion. Sullum seeks to show that this idea is a myth, that only a tiny percentage of illegal-drug users become addicts, whereas the vast majority of people who use illegal drugs live normal, productive, loving lives. The book is filled with valuable insights derived from deconstructing government statistics about drugs and drug use. Sullum shows how even the most vilified drugs, such as heroin and crack cocaine, are
In January 1856, the Daily Telegraph reported on a case of a boy who stole 10 shillings and despite his mother 's attempts to reform him the boy kept stealing because he was reading “low books.” Ironically sensationalized youth crime made publishers of Penny Dreadfuls aware of the growing number of adolescents reading their publications. Penny Dreadfuls as a result started incorporating children in their stories like in the case of The Boy Detective. Another effect of sensationalized murder is the idea of a grandiose killer. Jack the Ripper is the most recognizable sensationalized murder to come out the Victorian period. The tells of Jack the Ripper seem to transcend time.
Anderson Feminism has been an issue in our society for a very long period of time and has been shown in movies, the media and novels. The novel “Lullabies for Little Criminals” by Heather O’Neil demonstrates an extreme case of feminism as the protagonist is shown to be manipulated by men as a way to survive in the current society. This reliance on men has a huge psychological effect on Baby and turns her towards the use of drugs, sexual acts and prostitution rings at a very young age. These acts make the protagonist look weak minded and a less important part of our society. Baby becomes very quickly
The beginning of Escobar’s reign over the law started in 1976. Pablo and his cousin Gustavo had been arrested for illegal possession of 39 pounds of cocaine. The charges that had been charged against them were very serious. Pablo had influenced the judge to free them by a bribe. It was soon after the case had been attempted to be reopen by a different judge who wanted Pablo arrested for his actions, and knew the prior process of Escobar’s trial was unjust.
With extensive research the true origin of the joker in the dark night, it has been reported is Joker was abused as a child by his father who gave him the on his mouth and when his gambling wife left him, it helped turn him insane while the origin story of the joker in suicide squad is he was a chemical engineer who fell into a chemical waste that disfigure his appearance helping him to turn insane. Even though he states two different scenarios of how he received these scars. Joker lives up to the fortune teller’s description of the joker; The Joker, Fool or Jester is a mysterious figure. He is found in the Tarot, where his number is zero, and symbolizes all the ending and beginnings that make up the intricate journey of life. He is truly a 'wild card '.
In 1971 President Richard Nixon declared War on Drugs in an effort to combat the increasing use of illegal drugs in the United States. In 1986, in response to the surge of crack cocaine that was flooding American inner cities, Congress passed the Anti-Drug Abuse Act, which handed out harsher penalties for crack cocaine offenses than for powder cocaine offenses. For sentencing purposes, they used the 100:1 rule, the law said that one gram of crack cocaine be treated as equivalent to 100 grams of powder cocaine. Because crack cocaine offenders tended to be black and powder cocaine offenders tended to be white, the law seemed just to target African Americans. In 1998 there were wide racial imbalances in arrests, prosecutions, sentencing and
"...majority of the 9,000 accidental heroin overdoses in the US... '," "...more than 95 percent of cases..." By using statistics, the article is adding to the satirical content by attempting to appeal to the reader 's logic. Taken out of context, these quotes might seem like they are a part of an actual study; in their actual situation, it is obvious the author made them up for satire. The use of fake statistics helps the satirical argument be witty and sarcastic. The sarcasm and tone of the article makes it Horatian satire because the author sounds like they are ridiculing the scientific researchers and drug addicts in a passive, tolerant tone. The statement, "...the results were the same regardless of whether a reduced quantity of the drug was snorted, smoked, or injected."
Eddie Griffin was released under Proposition 36. For instance, from a young Griffin has been introduced to alcohol and drugs and was dependent on it since drugs and alcohol can become very addicting and he was later,convicted because of possession of crack cocaine. After 13 years in prison he reformed himself went to rehab and became a model inmate. He now lives a clean life and supports other three strikes in a peer support group called “Hope for Strikes”. Charles Ramirez was arrested under the three strike law for stealing a car radio and was sentenced to life.
Let’s look at the punishment related to crack cocaine use offenses and how they are that much more severe than the punishment for illicit use of prescription opioids. Through this research we will come to realize that the only real difference between the two is the skin color of the people using them. With a rapid increase of deaths related to the misuse of pain relief prescription medications there is a frenzy in the “white community”. However, this same type of sympathy was unheard of during the black crack cocaine epidemic of the 1990s. Where the most aggressive drug sentencing laws to date were instituted, impacting minorities
Spare parts has an interesting plot, a unique theme, and a wide range of vocabulary which are all reasons why this book is a good choice for the common read. When I think of illegal immigrants, I think of middle-aged people crossing over a big fence to enter the drug cartel in the United States. This picture is wrong. When thinking of this, I am picturing one person with one story, when really there are hundreds of thousands of different stories. Like the boys in the book, there are tons of kids who cross over with their parents and they don’t even remember the event when they get older.
The crack epidemic in the US was appearent during the Reagan era. The war on drugs began when the CIA decided to bring the drug into the low income communities. This epidemic exploded before anyone really noticed. "Crack was a plague that spread through African American neighborhoods like wildfire" (Bean, 2014). Laws changed so that the powder meant you went to jail for longer even thoough it was a non-violent offense.