Statistics from 2016 show that the ‘frequency of hate crimes in America are increasing as the frequency of regular crimes in America are decreasing’ (FBI 1). In this day and age minority groups are starting to become the target of the people who commit these crimes. Consequently the main minority groups such as (Asians, Hispanics, African Americans, Jewish people, LGBT, and others) have been pushing to have hate crime laws passed in order to protect them and others from violence. These laws that are specifically for this issue are
From American liberals to the LGBT community, antisemitism is everywhere. This subject is even more prevalent after the 60% increase of Antisemitic incidents from 2016 to 2017. According to CNN Wire, in 2017 there were “163 bomb threats towards Jewish community centers, 1,015 cases of harassment, 952 of vandalism, and 19 cases of assault”(para 11). Many of the vandals proclaimed the Holocaust never happened, destroyed Jewish gravesites, and spat slurs at Jews. These types of incidents have also raised in schools and colleges 94% and 50% respectively (para 15).
There are many crimes that are committed in today's society, but one big crime that is committed every single day are hate crimes. Hate crimes are consisted of any criminal offense against a person, property, or society that is motivated by the offenders bias against race, religion, sexual orientation, or ethnicity/national origin (Schmalleger, 2014). I've chosen to pick religion and race to write about and how much it can change someone else's life. Religion has always been a controversial topic, because of all the different religions and some people not being religious. The Uniform Crime Reporting Program stated that in 2012, there were 1,340 victims of an anti-religious hate crime.
For Hispanics, participation levels also increased, with the voter turnout rate rising 2.7 percentage points, from 47.2% in 2004 to 49.9% in 2008. Among Asians, voter participation rates increased from 44.6% in 2004 to 47.0% in 2008. Meanwhile, among white eligible voters, the voter turnout rate fell slightly, from 67.2% in 2004 to 66.1% in 2008. (as shown in figure 1) Minorities voter turnout was at an all-time high because Barack Obama names was on the ballot.
Previous study showed that the risk of developing CHD increases with age in both women and men, but the increase is sharper in women. According to Fang et al (2011), the prevalence of CHD was greatest among persons aged ≥65 years (19.8%), followed by those aged 45--64 years (7.1%) and those aged 18--44 years (1.2%) in 2010. In men, the risk for CHD increases after age 45. In women, the risk for CHD increases after age 55. The difference in coronary heart disease between genders is significant.
Human trafficking is the fastest growing crime in the entire world and is considered modern day slavery. Almost 80% of trafficking is through sexual exploitation, which means that it primarily affects women and girls (UNODC, 2009). Victims are often tricked into the business through promise of work or a better life and sometimes just randomly stolen right from their homes. However, this is not just an issue overseas. Michigan is listed as the state with the second highest rates of human trafficking.
Even though people might be led to believe that racism is an ever-decreasing issue in the globalised and multicultural world of today, recent debates and elections concerning transnational initiatives and issues such as the EU have provided basis to believe otherwise. The United Kingdom, in particular, has over the last few months faced significant backlash and challenges as a response to the first ever successful vote to leave the European Union. As a result of the Brexit referendum, the UK has experienced a rapid increase in recorded anti-immigrant hate crimes. Regarded as an example of this is the case of Arek Jóźwik, who was beaten to death in an unprovoked attack near Harlow, launching investigations into the suspected teenage perpetrators
Chicago saw a noteworthy ascent in brutal crime beginning in the late 1960s. Murders in the city initially topped in 1974, with 970 killings when the city's populace was more than three million, bringing about a murder rate of around 29 for each 100,000, and again in 1992, with 943 homicides when the city had less than three
While the courts were ensuring that the Bill of Rights applied to young people as well as adults, juvenile crime was rising in America, making it a serious national problem. Between 1960 and 1973, juvenile arrests for violent offenses and other crimes rose by 144 percent (Roth, 2011). Youth 18 and younger accounted for 45 percent of the arrests for serious crime and 23 percent of arrests for violent crimes (Jones and Krisberg, 1994). Burglaries and auto theft were found to be committed overwhelmingly by minors (Jones and Krisberg, 1994). The peak age for arrests for violent crime was discovered to be 18, and the peak age for property crime was 16 (Jones and Krisberg, 1994).
Disagreement over oil and politics caused tension, bubbling and waiting to burst for years. But what really set it off was the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Hatred skyrocketed, and the FBI reported a 1600% increase in hate crime against Muslims the year following 9/11. The Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee confirmed over 700 hate crimes within the 9 weeks after the tragedy. Ever since 9/11 young Muslims have grown up with discrimination.
In 2016 there has been 135 human trafficking cases reported in Missouri (Hotline Statistics 2016). Since 2012 human trafficking has gotten worse by 87 more cases reported to be exact. These last four years human trafficking has only increased in being a problem in the US. To my knowledge I did not know how major of a problem this issue was and has become. On the other hand the video proves that all types of human trafficking can be found anywhere and is everywhere.
Muslim hate crimes are on the rise, spiking since 2015. The relate accelerated even more after the election of President-elect Trump. In 2015, the hate crimes against Muslims has risen to its highest since 9/11. The total number of hate crimes against all groups of people has risen from 5,479 to 5,850 from 2014 to 2015. There have been many reported attacks, including one at CSU, California State University, where two women wearing headscarves were attacked.
The overcrowding of prisons in California and the rest of America is the result of “manufactured crime”. These are crimes which have no victim yet are considered felonies and follow the three strike law. Many people do not know that there are more incarcerated people in America than any other country on earth. According to the American Civil Liberties Union “America contains 5% of the world 's human population while also containing 25% of the world’s prison population.
Introduction Colin Ferguson was convicted of the December 7, 1993 shooting of 25 people aboard the Long Island Rail Road commuter train out of Penn Station at Merillon Avenue station in Garden City, New York, New York. He killed six and wounded nineteen before being stopped by three of the passengers: Kevin Blum, Mark McEntee, and Mike O'Connor. Ferguson's trial was notable for a number of unusual developments, including his firing of his defense counsel and insisting on representing himself and examining himself as a live witness. Before the trial, William Kunstler and Ron Kuby attempted to argue that Ferguson was driven to mental illness through years of living in an oppressive and racist society.