George “Baby Face” Nelson was a notorious gangster raining from Chicago. Baby Face Nelson was born under the government name “Lester Joseph Gillis” but took up the nickname “Baby Face” Nelson due to his looks and small stature. Nelson is a person that would most likely be put under the title “infamous” istead of “famous” due to his gruesome crimes and many bank robbings. Nelson’s long rap sheet consisted of accidental shooting; theft; robbery; murder; kidnapping; and assault with intent to kill. By the time he met Helen(Nelson’s wife), Nelson was working at a Standard oil station in his neighborhood which doubled as the headquarters for a group of young tire thieves, known normally as "strippers".
Racism has always been a conflict in history and still is present today. Native Americans, Blacks and Hispanics are widely discriminated against. Race is thought of being in reference to non-White people. Laws have been passed to try and create equality among all races. There is still inequality based on race today and is becoming a major topic in the United States.
Claudia Rankine’s “Citizen” focuses on race through different stories and experiences. Racial profiling in particular is detailed on page 107 of the book. Many people have been and continue to be racially profiled by the police, with minority groups being the most profiled. Racial profiling does not take into consideration that a person might be innocent but instead focuses on skin color as a way of trying to catch criminals. Racial profiling of innocent individuals takes a toll on their psyche and makes them believe that no matter what they do, they will be deemed guilty until they can prove they are innocent.
Crime can be defined as an illegal action committed by people and that action is punishable by law. There are many reasons that drive people to commit crime. Some of them would be poverty, depression and other social and mental disorders. For this paper, I chose to write about the Greyhound Bus beheading case. There are many theories that would explain why Vincent Li (the murderer) committed the crime.
There is one example that stood out in particular. Freddie Gray, a 25 year old Black man from Baltimore, was arrested and thrown in a police van. About an hour later, he came out with his spine almost destroyed. He was not the first person to have this done to him and it is unlikely that he will be the last. In Baltimore slang, that is considered going for a “rough ride.” David Von Drehle, highly educated in the roots of a riot, explained how the “rioting broke out after Gray’s funeral on April27—a night of arson, looting and brick throwing that led the mayor to declare a 10 p.m. citywide curfew as Maryland Governor Larry Hogan called out the National Guard” (Drehle 36).
Racial profiling is a very important issue that individuals in society face every day. This problem occurs in low income or poverty-stricken areas throughout cities and communities across the nation. Hundreds of anecdotal testimonials allege that law enforcement officials at all levels of government are infringing upon the constitutional rights and civil liberties of racial and ethnic minorities through a practice called “racial profiling” (Ward, 2002). So what is racial profiling? According to the National Institute of Justice, racial profiling by law enforcement is commonly defined as a practice that targets people for suspicion of crime based on their race, ethnicity, religion or national origin (National Institute of Justice, 2013).
To summarize the article “Racial Profiling is Morally Wrong and Based on False Assumptions”, by James A. Kowalski, he argues that racial profiling is by no means effective, or good. It solves no problems, and causes people to fear law enforcement. Racial profiling is when an individual is suspected of a crime by law enforcement because of their race, ethnicity, religion, or national origin. For example, “all blacks are gang members”. In addition to Kowalski’s arguments, he references the Zimmerman case from 2012 as an example of racial profiling gone wrong.
Karla Nowicki Mr. Gleason ERWC 12 January 2016 Racial Profiling How would it feel to see someone beaten to the edge of death, just because they were black? How would feel to be that person, or have it be a family member? In the 21st century, many people are pulled over, accused, beaten, and discriminated simply based on the color of their skin. Racial profiling is treating another person differently or unequally based on their skin tone or race. This profiling not only has to stop in law enforcements but it needs to stop all around the world because we are all seen as equal to whatever higher power there may be, and that we all bleed the same color.
why do people steal,lie, and even crave violence ,and also why do people cling to bad habits. Many studies have been done and research has found that background has a big effect on society not only to each of us individually but to us as a whole. Racism is a big thing we see at the moment. Everyone sees racism all the time and that hatred can lead to lies, theft, and even murder at many times. We judge these people and never take the time to understand where this hatred for this set of people came from.