(143) Consequently, Alexander wants us to know from this just how much ex-felons are treated as second class citizens, if even citizens, in our own country. Through this course, by discussing Alexander’s argument on life after prison, I have opened my eyes to the reality of the harsh treatment of ex-convicts in this country. I now feel it is important to be aware of and fight for the rights of those released from our corrupt prison system so that they can be given a real second
Since the people that would WANT to break these laws are the people from the south, they then would go to a trial with a potential all-white jury and most likely get away with what they did. This shows how Lyndon B. Johnson used the Civil Rights Act of 1964 for a political reason. There is even more evidence to be shown! Lastly, Doc E is an example of why Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In this document it shows a question that Roy Wilkins and many others had for him.
The Greasers did not have a curfew.On the other hand, not having a curfew could lead into drugs, and gangs. The Greasers did not have a curfew, and they attend drugs and having gand fights. When teens don’t accept a curfew, they will stay out as behindhand as possible, which leads to breaking the laws with friends. The article states that “Cities and towns should have curfews.A curfew allows less time to get in trouble with gangs, alcohol, and things like that.” Having a curfew leads to not dealing with illegal things. When a teen does not have a curfew, it leads to frequently seeing cops.
The way African Americans are treated inside of jail and outside is actually disturbing. The United States is home to 5% of the world’s population, but 25% of the world’s prisoners. To think about how big this number is disturbing and numbers keep increasing. The United States prison population in 1970 was just above 327,000, and now the current prison population is just over 2 million. On the one hand I feel American Americans deserve some of the punishment that they get, but on the other I wonder why they are treated the way they are.
It also wouldn't be fair to the family that lost someone if they didn't get an adult sentence. In spite of them being able to commit the crime their brains are not fully developed. Juveniles should be charged as adults in murder cases. Most of the time teenagers who commit crimes such as murder get a much shorter time in jail just because of their age. It's not right that they have less time for something as big as murder.
For decades marijuana was considered to be a dangerous drug, leading to criminal behavior and personal disgrace. “It is time to tax and regulate marijuana like alcohol. It is time to end the arrests of so many people and the destruction of so many lives for possessing marijuana”- Bernie Sanders. However, by now most of these beliefs have been discredited – there is little to no proof that cannabis in and of itself has any conflicting effects. Some studies even show that it is far less dangerous than many completely legal prescription drugs, both for its users and those around them.There is proof of marijuana’s positive medical effects.Marijuana is beneficial for epilepsy patients, it eases nausea caused by chemotherapy and shows good results when used by people suffering from AIDS and a number of other conditions.
But this actually disproves juvenile advocates reliance on the “underdeveloped brain” argument. If brain development were the reason, then teens would kill at roughly the same rates all over the world(Jenkins 91). This is something that doesn’t happens, you won’t be seeing teens around the world murdering people. Brain development is just something people don’t understand how it really works and use this argument to try to lower criminals culpability. In conclusion as to how to treat teens who commit crimes I would say that it really depends on how serious is the crime they commit, but I believe that juveniles that are 15 and older should be convicted as adults because they have taken some responsibilities at that age and are old enough to know the difference between right and wrong in certain situations.
However, when you look at the population density and how many people there actually are of each race in the United States African American people are disproportionately represented on death row. Rutz terrain also states it is more likely for a jury to convict and sentence to death a black man over a white man and it is more likely that the prosecuting attorney will ask for a death penalty verdict if the defendant is black. She also states the even more so alarming matter, of the death penalty is upheld in predominantly white Counties and sought after by all white court systems. The jurisdictions with the highest percentages of minorities on its death row are U.S. Military,
They do may not think of the consequences, or may have a weaker mental barrier to block all the hate or stress. The brain is “not yet adults” so we should not treat teens as such. The sentencing of life in prison without parole is the same as just taking someone’s life and turning them into a lifeless being. Even worse is if they give them a 20 year sentence and they are back on the street without a high school diploma, college degree, or education. They are forced to waste more life doing that and then trying to find a job labeled as a FELON.
The prison system is a very complex industry and, believe it or not, is one of the main reasons that the incarceration rates of people continue to rise in the United States. Interestingly enough, the system that is created to punish the offenders, actually helps the prisoners learn from within the system only to return to jail when released into society because of its culture. Furthermore, the real reason for the increase in occupants is because of what is currently an epidemic in the United States. Are there any factors that shed light onto why this is? For example, does race play a factor since there are more blacks in prisons than whites?
Many officers tend to convict minorities more often than whites according to this same logic. They construct "black" appearing individuals as more likely to commit crime and as a result, it has been found in reports that "police shoot and kill blacks almost twice as frequently as any other racial group" (Rosenfeld). Less than two years ago, Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot unarmed black teen Michael Brown, who many claimed did not pose immediate threat. Darren Wilson was able to evade conviction of second-degree murder because "grand jury instructions in Missouri, which are read to the panel before it decides whether to press charges, allow police to use deadly force if the officer believes it is 'immediately necessary '" (Rosenfeld). Those that look like Michael Brown are at a disadvantage because the law tends to side with police officers regardless of who was truly at fault.
Many instances in his life that could have been a result to this way of thinking. Could it have been the lack of parental supervision, hanging around people with negative influences, doing drugs early in life? The list could go on and on. Informing one about the real reason why he was arrested instead of what influenced his decisions would help the reader better understand the book. Jack Gantos was not incarcerated for the influences of his actions, but for the smuggling of drugs.
The thought of spending life in prison for committing a murder is very scary to me. You would think that could deter criminals from committing that crime. In many it does not. To some people the thought scares and prevents them from committing crime. So criminals weight the possibility of getting away with the crime.
A severe issue with the reliability of the legal system is the large amounts of cases in which individuals that are falsely convicted on capital crimes facing punishment by death (Harmon, 2004). Upon further investigation, the discovery was made through extensive research about the increased pressures in the courtrooms due to the races present. While the race of the victim plays a substantial role in the discrimination process of the courtroom, it is also an issue of who is facing the capital penalties. Officials on cases are influenced by the pressures in the courtroom including the amount of evidence identifying the defendant, but in some cases, a nonwhite defendant is convicted on less evidence presented than a white defendant (Harmon,