Some Attica prisoners began to identify themselves as political prisoners rather than convicted criminals. These events were the perfect concoction to create a four-day mass riot. The Monroe Fordham Regional History Center’s “Attica NOW!” collection contains interviews of Attica inmates who recount daily mistreatment from guards and rules that were abused by guards to punish inmates. These interviews also talk about the lack of educational opportunities and the fact that they were forced to perform slave labor (Slade). During the 1960’s and 1970’s President Nixon declared a war on drugs causing the demographic of criminals to shift as Attica was now a dumping ground for African Americans and Hispanics facing drug charges, causing Attica to become overcrowded, and increased the already poisonous racial atmosphere in the prison.
Also in the NFL a player's first positive test results in a 4-game unpaid suspension (players lose both their salary and a portion of their signing bonus). A second positive test results in an 8-game suspension without pay. A third positive test results in a 12-month unpaid suspension and after your fifth use you are banned from the sport for life. Using performance enhancing drugs in sports is horrible for you and heavily penalized but people still tend to think it will make them better but in the end will ruin them in many ways which is why it became illegal in the first place. (Conclusion
This issue of wealth can be seen in an article in which Robert Richards an heir of a wealthy family inheritance received a lenient sentence despite the gravity of his crimes. As stated by the article, “He received an eight-year prison sentence in 2009 for raping his toddler daughter, but the sentencing order signed by a Delaware judge said "defendant will not fare well" in prison and the eight years were suspended...echoed a recent case in which a wealthy teenager driving drunk killed four but received no jail time” (Conlon and Gallman). Despite the seriousness of his crimes, Richards faced a lenient sentence. This corruption and injustice can be stemmed from his wealth as the judge argues Richards’ wealth corresponds to how incapable he is to fare a longer and more severe sentence. This demonstrates how Richards’ wealth had excused him of a proper sentence and deprived the victim of the justice they deserved.
Penn State restored their 112 football wins that had been stripped from Sandusky and Paterno although NCAA hit Penn State with a $60 million fine to fund child abuse-prevention programs. The University must reduce 10 initial and 20 total scholarships each year for a four-year period. Sandusky was an assistant coach to Paterno for many years and he was greatly looked upon. After this scandal I think that Penn state being punished for their actions were more than okay, the athletic office of Penn state covering up and hiding what Sandusky had been doing is morally not okay. Everyone is taught right from wrong, when you lie about something there will be consequences, Penn State coved up this scandal for too long and got hit hard.
A major benefit for having body cams is the fact that it will decrease the force used by Police Officers. For the past couple of years there has been many videos of Police Officers using excessive force against innocent victims, especially with African Americans. “The notion has been around for a while. But since August 's fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri -- for which witness accounts varied widely -- it 's gained traction to become part of the national conversation about police conduct.” (Brandon Griggs 1) People have been recently protesting against Police Officers because of the excessive force people have seen them use recently in viral videos. Some Departments have been using body cams and have seen some significant results.
This connects to the topic because it supports that more cases of a homicide are increasing. Furthermore, “A civil rights group filed a federal lawsuit Friday aimed at getting Georgia’s “stand your ground law” thrown out, arguing the statute is arbitrary and hurts young black men more than anyone else.” ( Cook, 2013). This evidence supports that the same arbitrary that is causing youth death. These quotes connect because they support that the same chain of events repeat, with no
Forty years have gone by and I think it’s finally time we acknowledge the inconvenient truth; Capital punishment is not a fair means of punishment and disproportionately affects minorities. In the landmark Supreme Court case McCleskey v. Kemp, a study conducted by David Baldus, a late Iowa Law Professor, concluded that black defendants indicted for murder were convicted nearly twice as much as white defendants and black defendants who killed white people received the death penalty four times more often than black defendants who killed other black people. This argument was a highlight of the case, but did not stop the Supreme Court from ignoring the statistics regarding racial bias in capital punishment cases. A vote of 5-4 ruled that tendencies
According to the New York Times journalist Alan Schwarz, he suggests, “The N.F.L.’s concussion studies have faced questions since they were published” (“N.F.L.’s Flawed Concussion Research and Ties to Tobacco Industry”). The NFL has formed a committee to conduct researches on concussions and its effects, although many data and researches are flawed and concealed from the public. Alan Schwarz also commented, “Confidential data obtained by The Times shows that more than 100 diagnosed concussions were omitted from the studies” (Schwarz). In order for NFL to fully gain profit without any backlashes on “not conducting a research” from the public, the NFL decided to create a study based on falsified information and omitted data. As a result, fans and even doctors was unaware of the situation on concealment.
The greatest feat and case completed by Cooper is visibly the case of who killed Jason Blossom. Because this was the first tragic, devastating murder in the town of Riverdale, Cooper and her friends were praised and ridiculed for even the town sheriff could not find the murderer (Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa). Another great example is exploiting the careless actions of Chuck Clayton for he was being protected by the principal and sports coaches. Solving this allowed more woman to speak up eventually leading Clayton to suspension (Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa). However, failures have also dragged her down such as when she was caught up in the blackmail of the Black Hood.
It includes punching and hitting, biting, strangling, and is the intent to cause harm but not death, although death can occur. It is dangerous and has the potential to be deadly, for both males and females. Example of that would be the Jodi Arias murder case in which she stalked, harassed, and eventually killed her boyfriend Travis Alexander 10 years ago this June. Men are not exempt from being the victim of domestic violence even though it’s nice to think women cannot be as cruel to loved ones but according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence 1 in 4 men are have been the victim of physical abuse in a relationship. Why don’t male victims get the same acknowledgment as female victims?
An online survey of 1,000 people conducted by ESPN in Northern California of early August did find that 57 percent of parents said the concussion problem made them less likely to let their sons play in youth leagues (Emmons, 2012). Over 3,200 retired NFL players have sued the NFL over the long-term effects of their head trauma days. Through suing the NFL they seek compensation for the information that was withheld from them about their protection. Studies show that concussions represent almost 9 percent of injuries in nine major high school sports. Although football is a rather violent sport it can still be while relatively safe when coached and monitored properly.
The shock started from 15 volts and increased by 15 per wrong answer up a maximum shock of 450 volts (Milgram Experiment-Obedience to Authority, 2015). In Milgram’s first experiment, fifteen out of the forty participants refused to continue at some point in the experiment, while 25 participants continued all the way to 450 volts, “shocking” the learner three times before the acting scientist ended the experiment. The teachers, however, did not know that there were no shocks and the procedure was perfectly safe. To sell the fact that the learners were hurt, the scientist would bring out the acting learner whose face was “covered in tears and looked haggard” to meet one of the participants, Joseph Dimow. The actor “thanked” him for stopping the experiment and noted the anticipation was worse than the shock
Many Florida citizens were affected by this. “35,865 [were] identified as felons because name and birth date matched” (Hiaasen 8). This means that thirty-five thousand eight hundred sixty-five Florida citizens were wrongly accused of a felony. The process of removing all felons from the voting rolls is very complicated and far too easy to