After stepping in the door and settling down, Drew dazed off as thoughts flew through his mind. Why doesn’t anyone bother to even look at me? Do I really mean that little to everyone? Calculus was all a blur as Drew stared off into the distance and thought about where he all
Meanwhile, the judge noticed the amount of students in the room and asked him to give some background information to the case. I was extremely thankful for this and opened a new page in my notebook to concentrate from the start. I couldn’t keep up with the proceedings at all however and I was immediately lost in a language of legalese. The barrister proceeded to give a timeline of events, which should have given some order, but it confused me further with all the dates and names. The details of the case were very complicated in my opinion and the language used in court added to the confusion.
He doesn't get rights to say something so that gets him angry. For example, when Candy goes into Crooks room, Crooks gets mad because he is not getting the rights he wants. He said "I ain't sure I want you in her no more. A colored man got to have some rights even if he don't like em"(80). Crooks is tired of everybody going to his room without asking.
Chapter 2 follows the corrupt justice system. Many people are brought into the justice system because of the War on Drugs without much thought of their guilt or innocence, police just so happened to “randomly” pull them over for a traffic stop because of their skin color. Convictions for drug offenses is the biggest cause of the explosion of incarnation rates in the United States. The reader learns in chapter 3 that the police pull people over for a traffic stop because their race, and that is often what justifies the polices reasonings.
There comes a time when a nation needs to realize that when a world crisis such as the “War on Drugs” persists in our society -- change is necessary. In the film Traffic directed by Steven Soderbergh, the “War on Drugs” is represented in different perspectives to illustrate the issue at diverse levels. Played by Michael Douglas, Robert Wakefield is an Ohio judge who’s appointed do the head drug position in the government. Through his point of view, it’s clear he holds the typical opinions and views of majority of people who are pro-criminalization of drugs. His daughter, an honor student, and your “perfect citizen” type character, is Caroline Wakefield played by Erika Christensen.
These riots were so big that the United States National guard had to be called in order to calm down the people of Los Angeles. the King trial shows the evolution of an era that shuns what happens behind closed doors to an era which shows the harsh reality of police brutality with new means of communication and the growth of technology with the smartphone and videotaping. Kings substance abuse issues and how bad the cops actually beat King up led up to the Rodney King trial. Before the beating and trial King dealt with many substance abuse issues(Karen Bates). King was actually on
The environment is quite stressful for the teachers and students, and the students are the direct reflection of their environment. With all of the being said, Mr. Lewis is a great person and very intelligent teacher. He just chooses to go through the motions of each class period and it’s very hard to determine what his actual goal is from observing his classes. As seen in the above image, Mr. Lewis’s classroom has many characteristics in common with most high school band rooms. The room is just a large square with no separate rooms except for one office and two bathrooms.
Taylor, You make a lot of great points regarding the Rodney king incident. One being the drug PCP, yes drugs like this can turn you into superman, from what I’ve seen firsthand, working as a volunteer for the Multnomah County Gang Probation unit. Two, civil and federal convictions for police after an incident like this can always have different outcomes.
The modern day world has seen and heard of so much evil that some of us have become numb to it, and begin instead to see evil as normal or ordinary in this lifetime. Almost everyday, we hear about mass shootings, bombings, murders, stabbings, and many more horrendous acts of violence. Numerous public figures, leaders, and passionate peace-makers have dedicated their lives trying to understand how a so-called “normal” human being can commit these crimes so ruthlessly. The answer lies in what we do with the evil that so evidently exists- do we ignore it and let it continue, or do we try and understand its complexity in detail in order to prevent these acts of evil from occurring so often? One fearless researcher who continuously succeeds in
I saw Ms.Schafer as a challenging teacher, but I knew that even if she was really challenging, she would be helping us learn and understand life science. Later the bell rang for everyone go to lunch, and I still haven’t made any real friends. I walked around campus looking for something fun to do or looking for someone that could be in the same situation as me. As I was looking for something to do, I slipped off the edge of the path I was going and rolled down some giant stairs, which people usually sat on. I found myself in huge scrapes and my hands covered in mud and blood.
Whereas, the poor 's punishment for minor crimes cause them to believe they are truly criminals. Therefore, with this newly attach label, they must "live up" to it and show their deviance. This can all be shown through media; nowadays, crime, murders, and robberies are all you hear about on the news. As a result, this encourages people to deviate from the norms in order to "achieve fame." The same goes for death penalty, anyone on death row makes national news and can be talked about for days, weeks, or even
In Adam Winkler, a constitutional law professor, article “The Guns of Academe” states the negatives of having guns in college and universities. Showing the limits of positive views people have toward it. many negatives view of students and faculties feelings, age, and responsibility. He explains There are many articles that explain the positive views of having guns in a school environment. While on the other hand, there are many more articles that go along with Adam Winkler 's side for the negative views of having a gun in a school area.