When the phrase Jim Crow is uttered, many people feel a rush of inept thoughts and bad memories due to the social taboo against talking of the lowest point in America’s history. Jim Crow was not just a set of laws aimed to oppress the lives of all black people, but a movement by the citizens, black or white, that caused a corrupt mindset in all men and women. Many people tried to stop the social force from continuing in individual spurts of courage, but they were not able to stop Jim Crow as individuals. An individual’s own personal courage cannot fight against Jim Crow, because a single person would not be able to stop an entire movement embedded into the minds of millions of people, not to mention how the social pressure against it was too strong to even fathom fighting against it. One main reason why it was unable for Jim Crow to be fought by a single person is because there was no feasible way in which one person, no matter how powerful, rich, or socially accepted, could have changed the entirety of
This means that in most states, once an individual is convicted of a felony, that individual will lose their right to vote. Depending on state laws, it can be for life or for a few years. According to Allard, about 3.9 million Americans, or one in fifty adults, have lost their ability to vote because of felony charges. More than one third of the total disenfranchised population are African American men (Allard 2000). There has been litigation in many different states to combat disenfranchisement, but there are still many hoops to jump through for an ex-felon to re-attain their voting rights.
I feel in the context of abuse people should not be acused of their actions. Not because they dont have an alibi but because they dont need an excuse they need help from psychologists. I know from personal experience that when someone does you wrong or your abused you wanna lash out at the world thinking the world did you wrong. Prison IS NOT TREATMENT. Private prisons is a multi million dollar industry.
People may argue against Jamison by saying that she challenge the common sense that people should be responsible for what they have done. In the other words, if one committed crime, he deserve the correspondence punishment under United State legal system. When the correspondence punishment happen to be incarceration, he should be incarcerated. This argument is weak because the fact that Charlie does not deserve incarceration in Beckley does not necessary leads to the generally conclusion that people should not be responsible for what they have done. What Jamison wants to argue is that people should feel empathy towards those inmates.
I disagree with Hammurabi’s code because most laws were to cruel and targeted certain people. Although the code sculpted the culture in 1797 BC, the code would have no chance of surviving in any modern country to this day due to the harsh punishments received from breaking the laws. According to Hammurabi, he stated “...the strong might not inquire the weak, in order to protect the widows and orphans, I set up these my precious words...etc” (Doc B). Although I do not agree with Hammurabi’s code, I do believe that he was trying to create and maintain a healthy and safe environment for his people by trying to prevent crime with such a harsh set of laws. However, the consequences for not abiding these laws were too harsh.
Another problem with taking guns away, or banning them, is that the government cannot expect everyone to abide by the laws. In past circumstances when guns were banned, criminals were the kind of people that the government wanted to make sure did not have guns. In reality, they were always the ones who still had the guns (Lott). People can say that gun crime is a serious firearm problem, but guns are not always the exact cause of the crime. Even if the government tries to deny groups access to guns, they could still find their way around the law and gain access to one
According to Wise,“For people of color, calling out the police for help was a dicey proposition, mostly because they could never know whether help is what they’d receive as opposed to brutality and mistreatment” (Wise 141). According to another author from Business NH Magazine, Brenda Lett, she states “We are held back, and hold ourselves back, by deciding not to work collectively to address the lie of superiority and inferiority based on skin color.” (Mowry 61). Students race matters. If people did not notice about their race, is like pretending not to see the consequences for this students. They knew that they are “the other” before they were called “the other”.
As Christopher Barber explains in “Domestic Violence Against Men”, “It is a taboo subject that is often ignored or trivialised by society, which means that the extent of the problem remains unknown. As a result, male victims of domestic violence may not have their health and social care needs met by healthcare professionals.” It is clear that the response to male victim cases needs vast improvement. In police response to domestic abuse, 47% of male victims were threatened with arrest and 35% were ignored by police, with only 3% of cases ending in the abusive female partner being arrested. (Barber) Police and nurses should be more adequately trained in dealing with male victim cases of domestic abuse. “Nurses are often the first health professional with whom male victims of domestic violence come into contact,” according to Barber, “It is important to listen to the victim and offer reassurance rather than ignoring or dismissing the problem… Healthcare professionals also need to be supportive, non-judgemental and address issues of dignity, privacy and confidentiality.” Since many domestic violence groups, such as shelters and support groups, are exclusive to women, men should have some way of getting help as
As someone pursuing a career in law enforcement I can’t help but hope that I don’t make such ridiculous decisions. Yes it’s a felony to harm an officer, but damn guy, don’t be such a girl about it. I’ve seen in many occasions where officers overreact and/or take advantage of their certain privileges. And maybe I’m not in the best position to make this accusation but I believe that this is an abuse of power. This ELEVEN year old boy shouldn’t have to live his life with a record just because this officer is sensitive as my
Apart from the fact that cathartic retribution is dubious justification for punishment, there seems little reason to believe that it is necessary to favor present modes of execution over the paradigm in order to prevent people from taking the law into their own hands. It can just as easily be argued that executions through cruel methods encourage public brutality and disrespect for the law. In the past, lynchings seemed to occur more often in states that employed the traditional modes of execution than in jurisdictions that had abolished capital punishment. Because a significant proportion of the public favors abolition of capital punishment, any execution could inspire public resentment of the legal system, particularly if the capital punishment were performed in an unnecessarily cruel