All rise for the honorary Judge Briskey. Please be seated. Mr. Montresor you are being charged with 1st degree murder of Fortunato due to the confession made to Mark Heyer about the murder how do you plea. Not guilty your honor. Very well the prosecution may proceed with their opening statement and i advise the jury to pay close attention to detail to determine the right judgement of this man.
Three correction officers created a sadistic secret society on a Rikers Island cellblock, ordering prisoners to extort and beat other inmates. Officers Michael McKie, Khalid Nelson and Denise Albright called their fight club “The Program,” and the teens they recruited as enforcers were called “The Team” (Rayman, 2009). Team members were allowed to extort commissary money, clothing and phone privileges from other city jail inmates. Those who didn’t cooperate when they were asked “are you with it” were beaten and Mr. McKie and Mr. Nelson set the time, place and punishment (Rayman, 2009). I believe that the purpose of this program is for the correctional officers to extort money from other inmates for their own personal gains.
Bernie Bishop Mazda is a large automotive client in Medford who wanted to cancel all advertising in their local market and focus on print advertising in outer markets. Local Account Executive Gary Hall reviewed customized Polk data with the dealer and explained the benefits of a digital campaign with Spectrum Reach. Instead of canceling advertising and switching to print, Bernie Bishop Mazda expanded their video budget and added a digital campaign containing targeted content, increasing their monthly spend by 125%! Gary continues to meet with this client monthly to assess the campaign 's performance and review their Google Analytics. Their bottom line has already increased 3.3% to date.
From 1972-1994, prisoners were eligible for federal Pell grants. The flow of federal funding expanded the supply of post-secondary prison programs. At one point there were 350 programs in 37 states. But the mid-1990s brought significant “tough on crime”-based legislative changes. Congress and the Clinton administration ended prisoners’ Pell grant eligibility, and states like New
The tags of Patagonia clothing state “Repair, Reuse, Recycle, Reimagine.” In 2011, Patagonia released an anti-consumerism marketing campaign, with a full-page ad in the New York Times displaying one of its coats with the message “Don’t Buy this Jacket.” Ironically, the ad saw a 30% increase in revenue. (International Business Times. (2011, November 29). Patagonia Tells Customers 'Don't Buy This Jacket' in Unconventional Black Friday, Cyber Monday Ad. Retrieved March 18, 2018) Black Friday 2016, Patagonia pledged to donate 100% of its sales to environmental organizations, projecting sales of $2,000,000.
It states in Source 3: “Abolish the Penny” by William Safire, “They cost more in employee-hours—to wait for buyers to fish them out, then to count, pack up and take them to the bank —than it would cost to toss them out.” However, with every argument there is another side, meaning there is a group of people that believe we should keep the penny. “Pennies play an important part in our culture and our history. Abraham Lincoln has adorned the coin for 95 years. Getting rid of the coin would be getting rid of an item that pays homage to one of the greatest former leader of this country.” Stated in Source 4 “The penny should stay” by Grace Harter. If the penny was so popular like source 4 states, why does it state otherwise in source 3 “Abolish the Penny” by William Safire, “Two-thirds of them immediately drop out of circulation, into piggy banks or—as The Times’s John Tierney noted five years ago—behind chair cushions or at the back of sock drawers next to your old tin-foil ball.Quarters and dimes circulated; pennies disappear because they are literally more trouble than they are worth.” summarizing that all up, the majority of the time people just toss pennies to the side, they are useless and should be abolished.
Prohibition was supposed to lower or eliminate crime and corruption, boost productivity, assist with war efforts, and change or reduce social problems dealing with the nations morality. It was also said by government to lower taxes. Unfortunately, just the opposite occurred. And for the 14 years that followed the inauguration of the 18th amendment, more americans than ever broke the law and became “bootleggers”. The Temperance movement started the ball rolling on the prohibition trail.
Immigration is a on-going topic that changes periodically day by day. If you type 'immigration' into the Google search engine, 238 million results instantly pop up, including recent rulings and bills on the issue. The most recent: President Trump signing a spending bill that will not significantly fund the wall across the Mexican border. A significant case that was recently passed within the Supreme Court, Jennings v. Rodriguez, ruled 5-3 that immigrants who are forcing deportation, even those with permanent legal status and asylum seekers, do not have the right to a hearing and argue for their release. This decision reversed a Ninth Circuit, meaning that it might be viewed again in the Supreme Court.
In conjunction with the Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984, the new law raised federal penalties for marijuana possession and dealing, basing the penalties on the amount of the drug involved (Tarrytown 2006). Possession of 100 marijuana plants received the same penalty as possession of 100 grams of heroin. A later amendment to the Anti-Drug Abuse Act established a "three strikes and you 're out" policy, requiring life sentences for repeat drug offenders, and providing for the death penalty for “drug kingpins” (Anthony 2002)." Marijuana has radically changed over the past years. During 1997, a total of 21% voted for the legalization of marijuana, which indicated that most people where still opposing it.
As of the year 2000, obesity rates have skyrocketed among adults and children, leading doctors to officially call it a nationwide “pandemic.” In order to fight this disease, many public institutions such as schools and hospitals have implemented regulations on the sale of junk food. However, some states like New York have taken an extra step to ensure its civilians cut down on the consumptions of these inexpensive treats by banning the purchase of soda that is larger than 16 oz. This law clearly violates the concept of separation of powers instituted by Congress. Therefore, the Supreme Court ruled against this proposition before it could passed. Although the petition was lobbied for the sake of improving the health of New Yorkers, it would of still violated their basic rights.
Overview In 2015, the Tennessee Supreme Court rejected the 30-day suspension of the law license of attorney, Robert Vogel, who was caught by federal authorities in a sex scandal involving a young pill-addicted female client, and provided confidential information about another client to a judge in a separate matter (Satterfield, 2015). Vogel was appointed to represent the girlfriend of the leader of a $6.5 million pill distribution network in 2012, when he began to beg the women to engage in sexual encounters (Satterfield, 2015). The client complied with his requests, stating that she felt Vogel “held her future in his hands” because she faced serious federal prison time (Satterfield, 2015). The women tried to end the relationship on several
FDR introduced a record number of pieces of legislation immediately after being elected during Great Depression. FDR signed the Emergency Banking Act and the Glass-Steagall Act which prohibited the merger of commercial and investment banks in response to the 1933 bank panic. FDR also created the Civilian Conservation Corps which put 250,000 unemployed to work. FDR also signed into law new regulatory powers to the Federal Trade Commission and created the Security and Exchange Commission to regulate Wall Street. $3.3 billion dollars was appropriated to the Public Works Administration to stimulate the economy and create the largest government-owned industrial enterprise in American history -- the Tennessee Valley Authority which built dams and power stations, controlled floods, and modernized agriculture and home conditions in the poverty-stricken Tennessee Valley.
Kohn uses rarely in her article “Don’t Click on Celebrity Nude Photos, ISIS Videos.” She uses it by saying “According to a recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, in 2013, 78% of Americans had heard about the Supreme Court’s Obamacare decision, 77% of Americans were aware of the debt ceiling fight in Congress, and 79% of Americans had heard about the alleged use of chemical weapons by Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria. But fully 94% of Americans were aware that ISIS killed James Foley.” (Kohn 180) This made me actually realize how powerful social media is. Social media always put out the bad and not the good but also they put out what people care about. People mainly care about the bad things happening in the world but don’t really focus on the good. This actually shows what Americans really care about and it’s really sad.
Numerous non-profit organizations were formed to fight the existence of trafficking and to provide help for it’s victims. In 2001, President Barack Obama declared January to be Human Trafficking Awareness month in order to raise more awareness of the problem and in turn, create better legislation that protects trafficking victims and prosecute traffickers. In 2013, the Michigan Commission on Human Trafficking was created in order to compile a report on trafficking in the state and make recommendation to address the problem. This report was what jump started the 2014 legislative package. In March of 2015, it was reported that out of all 50 States, Michigan had the second highest rates of human
Trump plans to take out DACA which is a program that million of youth Immigrants use. Many dreamers rely on DACA since it provides them permit for work and protection from deportation. Trump wants to reduce the number of Immigrants in the U.S He pledged to cancel DACA during his presidential campaign. In the article “Homeland Security” by Alan Gomez, He states that about 750,000 Illegal Immigrants receive DACA which leads to a attainable education. DACA grants undocumented dreamers to have a life that many undocumented people take for granted.