When Ronald Reagan and George Bush first declared a War on Drugs in America, they opened a bunch of chaos, crime, social injustice, and a lot of heartache in the black community. The Drug War policies and laws that was implemented, violates human rights, and force police officers to aggressively pursue nonviolent criminals. This system was perfectly designed to gain social control rather than relieve neighborhoods from drugs, which have a lot of citizens questioning was this a major success or failure. Since the war on drugs have been declared, Americans have experienced nothing but an elevated level of mass incarceration, while drugs and violence have reached an all-time high in our communities. The prisons in America are leading the world
This is detrimental to drug cartels because they need guns for protection from other cartels. They also need guns to execute those who know”too much” or have ”told too much.” Cartels obviously have a problem because they are so reliant on guns and weapons. In contrast, America is more lenient and easygoing when it comes to owning weapons and firearms. Since American gun laws are much more lenient, firearms are taken from gun stores in the U.S and
Wuornos firmly believed that she had killed all of these men, especially Richard Mallory, out of self-defense. There was clearly a rage in her toward men, which could have something to do with her father being absent all of her life, her grandfather being an abusive alcoholic, and her getting raped and impregnated at the age of fourteen. “’There could well be a violent man in her past with whom she had such an experience, (and) under certain conditions years later she found a way to respond. In a way, Mallory had been the conduit for her rage,’ says psychologist Phyllis Chesler” (Bankston, 1996). She learned at a young age that she could earn money for having sex with men.
The reason why this isn’t really important when talking about books, though, is because everyone has their opinions and it doesn’t mean something should be made illegal because of it. My second piece of evidence is “Montag shot one continuous pulse of liquid fire on him.” This is when montag shot Beatty and he did it over some books. This is bad because books made someone kill someone that didn’t really do anything. The reason why this still doesn’t prove the theme wrong is because maybe if books weren’t illegal this wouldn’t happen, but it
She was named the most prominent correspondent for the black press. She became part owner and the editor of the Free Speech newspaper, Ida wrote an article that denounced the lynching of the three businessmen she knew, who were murdered and alleged of raping women. During Wells investigation she came to realization that lynching was an organized effort to "keep the nigger down" and enforce white supremacy in the South instead used to weed out criminals. So, in her series articles in Free Speech, she urged blacks to move to the west of possible and argued boycotts Memphis’s streetcars. Wells-Barnett became a threat to the whites after speaking out about the violence and inequality in the press against lynching.
Bill Cooke wrote in the article “Sixty Years Before the Cocaine Cowboys, Miami was the Wild West of Prohibition”, “It didn’t take long for the public officials to get in on all the cash flowing from illegal rum casks.” Although it may have seemed that the government was actually trying to get rid of alcohol and bootleggers, they were participating in the booze smuggling just as much as the smugglers themselves. Violence also erupted in the American society. James Horace Alderman, a notorious Miami bootlegger, was hanged in a Coast Guard base located in Fort Lauderdale. The men who were serving to protect the country were harming the people whom they were
This concludes how Cosby legitimately possessed drugs at the time with the intention to have sex with these women. The new source also provides reassurance to its readers because despite the Cosby case lacking evidence for Bill Cosby to be prosecuted, he still has a chance of facing serious consequences. According to the CNN article, “Bill Cosby won’t face prosecution for most of the rape allegations against him. But he could still face serious consequences” (1). This meaning, although Cosby will not be receiving prosecution for his crime, he is still prone to other types of punishments.
In reality, many of the lynchings were in response to consensual, but illegal relationships between white women and black men. Rebecca Latimer Felton, a feminist of Georgia once said, “If it requires lynching to protect woman’s dearest possession from ravening, drunken human beasts, then I say lynch a thousand a week… if it is necessary,” even people who were in some ways considered allies of blacks believed that sometimes lynching was a necessity at times, showing the extremity of the Jim Crow Era. In Wilmington it was far less common to hear of lynchings and murders of blacks than it was in the rest of the country. So, when over one hundred black men were killed while trying to vote in the city election, it was rather significant and played a large role in
This law led to people being arrested crack being sentenced to much harsher punishments than those for cocaine. The people being for crack were predominately black and for cocaine predominately white. “Crack was largely a inner-city issue and crack was largely a suburban issue”(13th). After the war on drugs Bill Clinton became president, and pasted more to crack down harder on crime. One of them being mandatory minimums this didn’t let the judges decide the crimes.
An article in the National Journal dispels the belief that improving mental health treatment will combat mass shootings. It states that multiple of the mass shooters in America had “no contact with the mental-health system” (Sanger-Katz, 2013). It is also states that statistics show that violent crimes are not often committed by the mentally ill. The belief by opponents is that because guns require something or someone to trigger them, they cannot kill on their own and the answer is not to limit the access to them. Because that would limit “the good guys” from owning them also.
Another way we are still paying the bill is through the War on Drugs. The War on Drugs affects many blacks today. It is a flawed system - one that sends cops into black neighborhoods in order to enforce the prohibition of drugs. However, “So many feel so oppressed because of a sense of cops as more likely to kill them for thin or nonexistent reasons. (McWhorter) This shows how the War on Drugs is affecting blacks, as sending police into black neighborhoods can create a paranoid situation.
Recreational marijuana use is illegal and I can see why, many people misuse marijuana. I believe that in this day and age, medical marijuana shouldn’t be frowned upon as much when there has been a lot of research into the medical purposes behind it. Police offers seem to go out of their way to bust young kids using marijuana when they should be focused on people committing real crimes, especially around Saginaw where the crime rate seems to keep
The government decided to pass an act against the KKK. The story “To Kill a Mockingbird” connects with the Ku Klux Klan because in the book they were enforcing actions against african-americans. The Ku Klux Klan would blame these black men for things that they didn’t even do and that 's what they did to Tom Robinson in the book. A girl named Mayella convinced everyone that Tom had raped her, when he really didn 't. The whole jury sentenced tom to jail and everyone thought he was guilty besides atticus.
Bryon did the right thing. Bryon was right for turning Mark in because what Mark was doing was illegal and hurt people. He was selling pills to people for money to help Bryon. Although his motives were in the right place, he was approaching them in the wrong way. He wasn’t forcing anyone to buy the drugs, and he didn’t sell to children like M&M.
This plan was also accepted by South Carolina and Louisiana. One step the white south deemed important was to control the black vote. Violence, literary tests, property tests, primary elections, purges, former prisoners, and poll taxes were widely used to stop their vote. By legitimate pressures on black sharecroppers they were able to partially accomplish this goal. Their retaliations on the black populace were tremendous.