“...Much of the recent crime increase threatens the vitality of America’s cities–and thousands of lives–it is not, in itself, the greatest danger in today’s war on cops. The greatest danger lies, rather, in the delegitimation of law and order itself’ (Mac Donald). In the book “The War on Cops: How the New Attack on Law and Order Makes Everyone Less Safe,” published in the year of 2016, author Heather Mac Donald provides credible evidence to expand on her viewpoint of our country’s current criminal crisis. In addition to “The War on Cops, Mac Donald has written two other books. Her works “Are Cops Racist?” of 2003 and “The Burden of Bad Ideas: How Modern Intellectuals Misshape Our Society” of 2000 contain ideas similar to those expressed in “The War on Cops.” The powerful stance Mac Donald takes on certain themes expressed throughout “The War on Cops” direct the reader’s understanding towards the flaws of America’s governmental systems, revealing the backstory and complexity of racism and criminal justice behind our “war on cops.”
The upbringing of a child contains many factors, many of which correlate to where a child grows up. The people, culture, and experiences of someone’s childhood are the greatest determining factor for what kind of person they will become. So how does the nature and nurture of one’s upbringing impact the decisions that they make, and their life in general? Author Wes Moore explores this question in his memoir, The Other Wes Moore, as it relates to two lives in particular. Moore main purpose in this book is to explore the overarching impact that a collection of expectations and decisions, not always one’s own, can have on someone’s life.
Have you ever been in a situation that you know what the outcome is and you know that it’s bad but you still do it anyways? In the book “The Other Wes Moore”, the Other Wes was headed down a path of drugs and getting in trouble with the cops. On pages 112-113 one day Wes was standing on the streets when someone came up and asked them “Do you guys know where I can buy some rocks?” (113), Wes knew that he looked suspicious and everything he knew pointed out to him that he was an undercover cop. Wes turned him down at first but he got to thinking and didn’t want to lose a sale which was a terrible idea. I told him not to, but he just didn’t listen and look what happened.
The Watts and Rodney King riots, the Rampart Scandal, overt racism, brutality and general neglect of the inner city are sins that author Joe Domanick places on the front door of past chiefs, particularly the celebrated icons William Parker and Daryl Gates. Both former chiefs are lambasted without mercy. He goes over the top with his treatment of them as individuals, but provides ample evidence to show how their management styles led to future dishonor and disgrace for the agency.
When Doug Penhall entered the bustling operations room of the Jump Street 's chapel, he found his gaze immediately drawn to his best friend, Tom Hanson. It was not unusual for him to beeline to Tom when he arrived at work; they always had plenty to talk about, such as baseball, girls, football, girls, hockey, and of course, girls. But what caught his attention on that particular morning was the intensity of Tom’s gaze. With his brow puckered in concentration and his full, bowed lips pursed in a displeased moue, Tom’s stare remained fixed, although on what, Doug had no idea. However, his curiosity was genuinely piqued and forgoing his habitual early morning trip to the coffeemaker, he sauntered over to Tom’s desk, pulled up a chair and sat
The house is filled with Father and Thomas 's yells. Why can 't my family understand that my brother, Thomas, is a Whig? He only has different stand points on this new act England has passed, The Stamp Act. Ever since March 22, 1765 when the Stamp Act was passed (history.com) that 's all that is talked about in the colonies anymore. I wish I could tell them that I am a Whig too, but Mother and Father would hate me forever. They would maybe even kill me if they knew that I came along with Thomas to help The Sons and Daughters of Liberty every time we can. Why can 't the just understand that all this act is is Taxation without representation?! Just that one phrase sends a wave of adrenaline throughout me. “Amity! Get in here right now to
Tonya Hailey rested uncomfortably in her bed in the Ford County hospital. The medicine given to her a few hours prior was still in full affect so pain was not a problem. However, the mental damage inflicted on her by the white men in their yellow truck was still fresh
“Why can’t everyone be treated equal?” Shmuel wondered. Life is very cruel at the Jewish concentration camp, now that Hitler has been killing Jews because of how they look and their beliefs. Everyday life is very harsh, working hard just to be whipped or injured for no reason. This concentration camp in particular is located near a large house where a little boy named Bruno lives. Bruno lived one of the best lives possible, he wasn’t Jewish and his dad was high up in the German army. But, Bruno was unaware of any of the work that his dad was doing. At this certain point in time Jews were considered as different creatures that would end up destroying our nation. So because of this Hitler put the Jews in concentration camps, and either worked
Taylor leaned into the driver’s window and pinned the man against the seat with his arm pressed across the man’s collarbone, and glared at him, “Aw, shoot. Did I do that?” Taylor said with fake regret, “Well, maybe if you watched where you’re going the person that you almost killed
At that moment, Henrik witness Water, the vagabond, simultaneously grabbing his chest and passing out. Henrik, along with Peter, rush over to help Walter. Peter tells Henrik to go grab help because he believes Walter is having a heart attack. Henrik run out of the inn, yelling for help. That's