The Influence Of Crime In New York

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New York use to be a nice place to live, but around the time of this incident crack was introduced into the city and crime started to skyrocket. With the increase in crime, people started to become more uneasy. Also when people thought of crime, they were focused on minorities. So the general public, or white people, feared minorities and thought them to be dangerous. Central Park was also considered a safe area, so when they hear a white jogger was attacked there, everyone flipped out because they no longer saw Central Park as a safe place to be or to bring their kids. Maybe if it had been a white man, it would have been different. But this was different, this was not just one but a group of black men attacking a white women. Crime is expected …show more content…
He felt that these boys we ridiculed mercifully for these crimes they did not commit and when they were finally considered cleared of the crimes, the noise of their guilt was not overheard from the noise of their freedom from the crime. And once we had cleared them from the crime, we just said that is the end of it and decided we did not need to do anything else for these men. Finally ending with a sentence about how humans, at least in New York, are not good people. I completely agree with this statement by Wilder. We, or the people, went crazy calling for their conviction and years later when we realized they were innocent, we just shrugged our shoulders. This is not okay in the slightest from our criminal justice system. Not only did the detectives try to convict the wrong people, they failed to stop the real criminal. Either they were blinded by becoming heros or they just did not care and wanted the fame no matter what the cost. Does not matter what the reason was, both are unacceptable answers from our justice …show more content…
The State ruined their lives and have done almost nothing to make up for it. It is not fair that the government can so easily ruin a life for decades and when it comes time for them to apologies, all they do is give some words of their wrongdoing. As if words will make up for the suffering they had to go through and the years of ridicule and destruction that left in their lives. These men should receive a major compensation from the government, without having to sue the city of New York. The Government should also provide job opportunities for these men. Even though they no longer have this crime on their record, any background check will allow an employer know everything about these men. Some people may not feel safe with their history of being in prison for so

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