Scott Fitzgerald. “The Great Gatsby” was about how life was before the great depression and how it went from great to not so good. This book taught people about our history and what made the roaring twenties so great. Well it used to teach people that, until it got band out of high school libraries because of its language and somewhat sexual content. Something that is not often thought about when banning a book, is the culture you’re throwing away with it.
Sadly, law enforcement and government employees, the prohibition agents, were not above the negative effects. They were tempted with bribes and lucrative bootlegging opportunities. Many were able to uphold the law but enough caved to the corruption to make public trust in law enforcement at a low. Millions of americans became criminals, clogging the court rooms and jails filling them to capacity. Some trials were held over for more than a year causing the judicial system to develop the “plea bargain”.
However, autopsies showed that these charges were false and that police had shot all 10 hostages to death during the hailstorm of gunfire. This attempted cover-up increased the public attack of the raid and prompted a Congressional investigation, but state officials ordered for the D yard to be cleaned up (bulldozed) before they could get cleared to investigate. The Attica riot was the worst prison riot in U.S. history. A total of 43 people were killed, including the 39 killed in the raid as well as 4 others killed by prisoners early in the riot. In the week after the riot, police engaged in brutal punishments against the prisoners, forcing them to run a gantlet of nightsticks and crawl naked across broken glass, among other tortures.
Prohibition supporters, called “dries”, present it as a victory for public morals and health. It created a surge of organized crime and eventually they repealed the amendment. The Volstead act was a big reason prohibition went into effect. Prohibition was a ban on the production importation and sale of alcoholic beverages. “I found out what your ‘drug-stores’ were.”
The jury decided to not side with Dr. Kevorkian and convicted him guilty of second degree murder. Kevorkian was given the minimum sentence of ten to twenty five years in prison with an opportunity for parole. After eight years behind bars, Kevorkian was let out of prison on parole for good behavior. Moreover, he was also diagnosed with terminal Hepatitis C which was causing his kidneys to fail. In addition to being let of prison, Dr. Kevorkian promised he would never participate in assisted suicide again (Morlan).
It states that our nation was in one of the worst spasms of violence with guns alone at colleges. This article also states that over the past few years, almost fifteen states have made it a whole lot easier for teachers, students and even administrators to carry concealed weapons on campus. Starting in August of 2016, Texas Lawmakers are going to make carrying a concealed weapon on campus legal. The main point I get from this article is that everyone thinks that the law enforcement should be the only ones to be able to carry concealed weapons on or around college
Once the car seemed to be broken and no actions were undertaken, the people from rich neighborhoods started to steel as well. (Sampson and Raudenbush, 2004) The theory of broken window is the understanding of social psychology toward people and their action over broken and not fixed things. Rough definition of the theory would be, if you break a window and nobody fix it is more likely another window from another individual will be broken.
Also if prisoner would escape the yuma territorial prison people who hunt would go and catch people who would escape the yuma territorial prison and bring them back alive or even dead if it came to it. But if they came back alive they would have a ball and chain put on them and they would learn that it was bad to escape the yuma territorial prison. The economy of yuma grew as a direct effect of the Territorial prison. The prison provided the small town of Yuma with electricity, which was a huge advancement for a town of its size. Since these prison had electricity it was the best yuma territorial prison in the country at the time.
He advertised for students to play roles of prisoners and guards, he had received over 70 responds to his ad. These applicants were given diagnostic interviews and personality tests to eliminate candidates with psychological problems, medical disabilities, or a history of crime or drug abuse. According to the July 16, 2015 update by Kendra Cherry psychology expert, a total of 24 students were chosen from 70 students to play both roles. The students were to be paid a total of $15 per fortnight. In order to make the prison experiment as realistic as possible Zimbardo had made those assigned to play the prisoner role were arrested by the Palo Alto police department, deloused, forced to wear chains and prison garments, and transported to the basement of the Stanford psychology department.
The 1920’s was an era filled with new changes and inventions, cultural developments and numerous political conflicts. In January of 1920, the 18th amendment placed a ban on the manufacture, transportation, and sale of alcohol. Organized crime was already present, but the Prohibition Era drastically increased its activity. The closure of all alcohol related companies was the main reason behind increased unemployment ; diligent Americans suddenly were drinking a banned substance. During these tough times, families turned to crime in order to make fast money.
The first law for drinking and driving in America did not come official until 1910 in New York (The History of Drunk Driving Laws in the U.S. • LifeSafer,1). The early DUI laws prohibited driving while intoxicated, but there was so set definition of what level of intoxication qualified as drunk driving (Olson, 1). Later on, California and other states followed the new law that New York set (.The History of Drunk Driving Laws in the U.S. • LifeSafer,1) Driving drunk is a big risk factor that people do not pay attention to.
Thus, killing the 5 Boston colonists on March 5, 1770. Captain Thomas Preston was tried separately from the other troops involved, after their request for a joint trial was denied. During his trial Captain Preston, denies giving the soldiers, orders to fire into the crowd. Having three witnesses complying with his statement, saying that he said no such thing, but this was counterattacked when four witnesses from the prosecution, deny the statement and saying that Captain Thomas Preston did give the order to shoot into the crowd. One of the four prosecution witnesses, Daniel Craig, gives an detailed description of the officer he heard give orders to fire into the
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. By Bryan Stevenson. Spiegel & Grau, 2015. Pp. 368.
Alcatraz Why is Alcatraz so horrible to be in when You are a prisoner? An island that was surrounded by shark infested water held alcatraz. Alcatraz held the worst prisoners of all time. In alcatraz they are not afraid to shoot if you are doing something that you are not suppose to do. They keep a good look out on all the prisoners.
Escape From Alcatraz: Did They Survive? Created to house the most intimidating criminals, the critically acclaimed maximum prison proved to be less efficient than planned. Alcatraz was a desolate, dreary abode for the cruelest of criminals. With strict regulations and isolated conditions, prisoners were pushed to their very extent. “A prisoner at Alcatraz found himself in a harsh, isolated world..”