The City of Chicago ruled that they should be able to instate their own laws about gun ownership (“Otis McDonald...Second Amendment”), but McDonald took the case to the Supreme Court . After a long trial, the Supreme Court ruled in split 5-4 in favor of McDonald. They stated that since Otis McDonald was an American Citizen, it gave him the right to possess a handgun, with the City unable to interfere with his 2nd amendment rights ( * ). The victory also vanquished Chicago’s handgun ban, which was a huge victory for fighters of 2nd Amendment rights. The repealing of the ban in Chicago led other Major Cities to take away the ban.
Bethel School District will introduce a last recourse before the United States Supreme Court and have the Supreme Court justices delivered a controversial opinion about the exercise of the freedom of expression within American schools. Mainly, as noted before, the Bethel School District v Fraser case was related the right of freedom of expression as guaranteed by the First Amendment to the US Constitution, in its exercise and its limitation within the school boundaries. On July 1986, by a majority vote of 7 against 2, the United States Supreme Court delivered a determinant opinion that will put a limitation on the exercise of the freedom of speech at school. In that opinion, Chief Justice Warren Burger set up a new rule opening the door for a legal limitation of the freedom of speech at school. Even though the Supreme Court recognized the validity of the Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community District School’ ruling, however; the justices decided to draw a clear line between the minors and the adults concerning the full exercise of the right of freedom of expression.
Russell resides in New York and decided to share some statistics with the audience to make show how much society is judged by their image. Russell states that in 2011, over 120,000 Black and Latino kids between fourteen and eighteen were stopped by the police. She explains how it is not a matter of if they are going to get stopped, it is a matter of how many times they are going to get stopped. She leaves us high and dry with the statistic, since it is so powerful. The statistic is shocking and a very powerful way to show that people are judged solely by their appearance.
Taking after a 30-moment hearing, Rosa was discovered blameworthy of abusing a neighborhood law and was fined $10, and additionally a $4 court charge. Inarguably the greatest occasion of the day, be that as it may, was what Rosa 's trial had activated. The Montgomery Bus Boycott, as it came to be known, was a tremendous achievement. The city 's transports were, all things considered, unfilled. A few individuals carpooled and others rode in African-American-worked taxis, however the greater part of the evaluated 40,000 African-American suburbanites living in the city at the time had picked to stroll to work that day—some to the extent 20
Kristof contrasts the statistics of firearm and automobile deaths to move the readers to harmonize with his opinion of the subject. Throughout his work, Kristof uses strong sources that strengthen his credibility and appeal to ethos. He references a book, A Biography by Michael Waldman, the president of of the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law. He quotes Waldman as stating, “Gun control laws were ubiquitous.” He then includes in his own work, “As a distinguished former congressman, Robert Cousins, put in 1910: Pedestrians are menaced every minute of the days and nights by a wanton recklessness of
Black lives have been taken away from officers for nearly 2 decades the reason why is still unknown. The” movement” is a great way to raise awareness to what the media is blind to admit that police brutality, cruelty and unjustified killings. Black lives matter also raises bails for wrongfully convicted black people. The fact that the media is just know realizing is just absurd. Police have killed 780 people in the year of 2016 alone.
I hope you are having a pleasant afternoon ladies and gentlemen! Did you know that every year, per every population of 100,000 people about 1,400 black males and 900 white males commit suicide due to racism and discrimination? Did you know that only In Aurora, Colorado almost 400 black males committed suicide while roughly 200 white males died by the hand of racism? Did you know that due to discrimination amongst certain groups of people approximately 1,600 people commit suicide every single year? Getting discriminated for who you are is not a pretty walk in the park.
Summary: Advocates petition on police officers to stop giving tickets and arresting the Homeless of Downtown San Diego. On Tuesday January 3, 2017 advocates garden 1100 signatures to stop the unfair treatment to people who leave on the streets of San Diego. until housing solution gets resolve. They also demanded solutions to stop the increase of homelessness. For the past two years people who live on the streets has increased instead of declining.
The song contains the famous, “...In the land of the free and the home of the brave.” But are you truly free if you are being unfairly targeted because of your skin color? And are police officers being brave when they shoot unarmed human beings? A study by the University of California found that unarmed blacks who were stopped by police were 3.49 times more likely to be killed by police than whites who were unarmed and stopped by police. An investigation by federal and state judges into the San Francisco Police Department’s practices found that, “although Black people accounted for less than 15 percent of all stops in 2015, they accounted for over 42 percent of all non-consent searches following stops.” The same study also found the Blacks and Hispanics in this region had the lowest “hit rates,” or finding illegal contraband on the subjects, as white people who were stopped were two times more likely to be found carrying contraband. A Stanford study done in Oakland in 2015 showed that of all people handcuffed but not arrested in a 13 month period, 2890 of them were African American, and only 193 whites were cuffed.
Despite our superiority, America still has a plethora of problems from within, one of them is a corrupted system of law enforcement. Our own law enforcement is one of the factors contributing to America’s downfall. What people think is keeping them safe is really just hurting them behind their backs. A publicist by the name of Shaun King has taken note that so far as of July 17, 2017, 660 people have been killed by police or some type of law enforcement. That would make this year alone to be one of the deadliest years since people had begun tracking this statistic back in 2013.
Between 1999-2016 there were more white victims than black killed by law enforcement , however, blacks only make up 12% of the population. Breaking it down, this shows that blacks are at a 3.5 times greater risk of being one of the 776 killed by police shootings. Are blacks becoming the victims of these shootings? What might have caused these statistics? Recent studies show minimal to no consequences for misconduct
Lindsay Weeks Legal Brief 1. Title and Citation Clinton v. City of New York 524 U.S. 417 (1998) 2. Facts of the Case This case dealt with the introduction of the Line Item Veto Act which merged two primary acts that caused immense controversy among Congress. The first provision “gave the president the power to rescind various expenditures, it established a check on his ability to do so”. This meant that Congress had the ability to “consider disapproval bills” and therefore making the Presidents cancellation “null and void”.
Her works “Are Cops Racist?” of 2003 and “The Burden of Bad Ideas: How Modern Intellectuals Misshape Our Society” of 2000 contain ideas similar to those expressed in “The War on Cops.” The powerful stance Mac Donald takes on certain themes expressed throughout “The War on Cops” direct the reader’s understanding towards the flaws of America’s governmental systems, revealing the backstory and complexity of racism and criminal justice behind our “war on cops.” To begin, Mac Donald notes one of the many shortcomings of the Obama administration, of which she addresses frequently throughout the book. She criticizes the acknowledgements of police racism and the bias in the criminal justice system made by President Barack Obama on national television, stating “In doing so, he
In 2011, African Americans made up 25% of New York’s entire population, however, documents reveal that African Americans were the alleged suspects of 53% of all Stop-and-Frisk procedures. Similarly, Hispanics made up 29% of New York’s population, yet they were the victims of 34% of the NYPD’s Stop-and-Frisk Law. In the same year, Caucasian New Yorkers made up at least 33% of the state’s population, yet only a mere 9% were stopped and frisked by policemen (Flatow…”Ten). Prominent NYPD official, Chief Esposito, and defenders of the Stop-and-Frisk refute with the claim that “those who fit the general race, gender, and age profile of… criminal suspects… should be particularly targeted for stops”; they state that African Americans and Hispanics are rightfully and legally the targets of the Stop-and-Frisk (Flatow…”Five). This irrational behavior imparts how quick NYPD officers are to base their stops on race alone.