Police corruption has been the largest ongoing problem in the United States criminal justice system. In the documentary, “The Seven Five” directed by Tiller Russell, he sheds light onto the story of former NYPD officer Michael Dowd and how he and his prescient were involved in committing numerous crimes, including running their own cocaine ring while on the job in the 1980’s, early 90’s. Per the Criminal Law- Lawyer Source, police corruption is defined as “the abuse of police authority for personal gain or to gain advantage for the police organization. Police corruption can take the form of a variety of criminal activities ranging from actual commission of serious criminal (i.e. drug trafficking and money laundering) to the instances where
I am reading the nonfiction book Heroes of 9/11 by Allan Zullo. This book has 192 pages in it. According to a customer review on Amazon,”Zullo did an amazing bringing 9/11 to life”. I think the intended audience for Heroes of 9/11 is for ages ten and up because they have mature situations that kid are ready to read. That my reason it is good for younger audience.
Monster by Walter Dean Myers was published in 1999. This occurs in Manhattan and Harlem, New York City. The story is told in third-person and first-person point of view as told by Sandra Petrocelli, Steven Harmon, Jose Delgado Osvaldo Cruz, James King, Kathy O’Brien, Sal Zinzi, Asa Briggs, Richard Evans, and The Judge.
Chapter 11 and chapter 12 is about grandpa Hillburn calling Hiram’s parents to explain why Hiram would not be returning home. Hiram’s mother was understanding and said “ just you remember who you are, Hiram Hillburn, and be sure you do what is right no matter what”. Also to help your grampa as much as you can. you’re not there on vacation anymore”. Ruthanne returned back the next morning looking very exhausted. She had spent the day helping to calm her cousin the best she could for Emmett’s kidnapping. “That poor boy and his mama. This is plain awful” That 's what she said. Then Two nights later, Emmett was found in the river on August 31, 1955. People all over the United States are hearing about what happened down there and also wondering what
In the novel Schooled, by Gordan Korman, Capricorn Anderson is a hippie from an alternative farm commune called Garland Farms. As he grows up he is taught peace and that the outside world is chaos. One day Rain, his grandmother, falls out of a plum tree and breaks her hip. As Cap drives her to the hospital in the outside world, he is arrested for driving without a license and social services is called and he is picked up by social services because him and Rain are the only people at Garland Farms and he can 't be left alone for that long of a period of time. As one chapter of Caps life ends, another one begins as a flower child in a regular, up to date town.
In the book, The Outsiders, written by S.E. Hinton, the premise of The Outsiders is of a power struggle between two social classes, the Greasers and the Socs. This fictional book focuses on hot-button issues of that time period through the journey of Ponyboy and how he navigated through these times. The aftermath and effects of tensions in the group and when said tensions boiled over in the two groups were also shown. The three topics addressed in the down-to-earth novel are rich versus poor, the power of friendship and what it means to be a hero.
Upton Sinclair, a well-known muckraker of the early 1900s, wrote a novel called The Jungle, which highlighted the negative effects of capitalism and the corruption of society at the time. Sinclair wrote the novel with his primary goal being to bring awareness to society’s corruption and to push forward the ideas of socialism. To accomplish this, a connection is established between the reader and the protagonist, Jurgis Rudkus, who struggles under a capitalist society. The antagonist is then presented as not one single character, but as the system of capitalism that oppresses workers like Jurgis and his family, as well as the economic structure of society that puts wealth and power into the hands of only a few individuals.
Harrison Bergeron is a novel where the author is expressing what he thinks society is leading to and what the problems are. Harrison Bergeron is the main character and his points of view and thinking matters are interesting to investigate. This author made everyone the same. Societies are pressuring people to become the same and making people think that if they don 't look or act some sort of way, they don 't matter or serve to our world, causing many people to go to certain limits and even causing suicide as a solution. In the story, everyone thinks the same, everyone walks the same, hears the same. This government made everyone became handicapped so that everyone is the same and equal and no one is better than the others.
In today’s world, many different people from many different backgrounds and countries hold certain values close to their hearts. Though different values are held close to different people, people always have held values close to them. A major value that people around the world hold close is courage. A major reason that people hold courage close is because people who have courage are often looked up to. In today’s world however it seems that many people undervalue courage.
The story and the characters really stood out to me. They really expressed themselves and the setting in the story was very cool to learn about. I enjoyed the pictures in the book because they guide the reader into the setting and the time period in the book. I recommend this book to people who are interested in learning about World War II and people who are interested in biographies and survival stories. One of my favorite quotes from the book was “A lifetime of glory is worth a moment of pain.” I truly think of this book as a story about war, survival, and
The Witch of the Blackbird Pond was about a girl named “Kit” or Katherine Tyler who ended up meeting a lady named Hannah Tuff, who people thought was a witch. Kit’s journey began when she moved to Wethersfield to live with her aunt named Rachael after her grandfather passed away. She traveled on a boat called the dolphin, and met Nat Eaten and flirted and hung out with him. She also met a polite, young man named John Holbrook. During the trip they stopped by America, and Kit got off the boat. While getting back on, a small child dropped her toy and pitched a fit, but no one moved so Kit dived in and grabbed it. Then Nat jumped in to save her because he did not think she was able to swim. When they arrived in Wethersfield, she told the captain that she didn’t tell her aunt she was coming, but when Rachael saw her she was happy and let her stay. It was pretty hard to adapt to the new place, and do labor that her old slaves used to do.
What would you do if you had a year to live? When Ben Wolf was told that he had a rare blood disease, one that would kill him, he was somewhat relieved. Ben never thought he was meant to grow old. Rejecting treatment, he decides to live his last year of life to the fullest. He turns his life around joining the football team, diving into his education, and asking out the girl of his dreams.
The book, “America Swastika: Inside the white power movement’s hidden spaces of hate” by Pete Simi and Robert Futrell, was written 2010. I chose this book because I am interested in learning about why these racist groups have so much hate towards another race or group. Personally, I do not condone racism because it does not make sense to me as to how one person can hate another one without knowing them. I wanted to learn about how people who are in groups such as, the Ku Klux Klan, live in our country which is identified as a melting pot. White power movements are talked about in our history books and are explained as if they are in the past, but they aren’t. We still deal with racism and hate in our country as stories about acts of hate crime
Jane L. David and Larry Cuban do a great job of informing the reader of issues involving closing the achievement gap in education in their book, “Cutting Through the Hype”. David and Cuban, friends and colleagues for forty-five years, collaborated yet again to revise “Cutting Through the Hype” to re-address the “far more pronounced” effects of the federal role and the philanthropic foundations in funding and setting the policy agenda for reforming U.S. schools. Chapter three, Closing the Achievement Gap, begins with a realistic scenario of a fifth grade classroom of thirty students that range from six non English speaking students, limited English speaking students, and fluent English speaking, high performing students. The
Since the very beginning of cognitive thinking, scholars of some form have looked to dates throughout history that have changed the trajectory of society as a whole. Whether it be a gruesome altercation of forces or social movements that have changed the world - Emma Griffin in Liberty’s Dawn, elaborates on how the people of England had evolved as people during the Industrial Revolution.