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  • 1992 LA Riots 1992

    On April 29, 1992 South Central Los Angeles was lit with burning chaos. Rodney King, an African American male who was yet another the victim of Los Angeles police brutality, suffered a severe injustice. Injustices against blacks were not foreign in Los Angeles, California. The difference was that this time it was caught on camera and released to the public. The four police officers who were on trial for the unnecessary beating and brute violence against King was acquitted. All hell broke loose. Arson and assault, looting and killing, extensive property damage had initially started in South Central but quickly escalated throughout the whole metropolitan area of L.A. There was no order, no morals, and no government at this point. The long going…

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  • LA Riots: Police Brutality In 1992

    The LA Riots were a huge event that transpired in 1992. They occurred after a man named Rodney King was beaten to death by four police officers. He was kicked while on the concrete. Police brutality has always been a heavy issue in America and there have been numerous amounts of incidents that involve police brutality. The police force has changed since the riots occurred and have fewer incidents that are categorized as brutality. Police brutality has been present for forever. There have been…

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  • Body Count Ethnography

    Los Angeles heavy metal band, Body Count, found themselves in the middle of censorship disputes with the release of their self-titled album in March 1992. The main issue surrounded Ice-T’s lyrics in the song, “Cop Killer” which was deemed to encourage violence towards police. Calls to Time Warner to discontinue distribution of the track gained in popularity when the song was publically condemned by Vice President Dan Quayle. There were also appeals to boycott all Time Warner media from the…

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  • Bill Clinton's Influence On American Politics

    The 1992 Presidential election pitted incumbent President George Bush against the Democratic party’s candidate Bill Clinton and Independent Ross Perot in a contentious campaign. Bush had garnered the votes of the American people in the 1988 election under the pretense that taxes during his presidency under no uncertain terms, or as he famously stated “Read my lips. No new taxes”, would rise. Bush soon breaks this oath to deal with the rising deficit, this action resulting in a lasting effect on…

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  • The Importance Of Abolishing The Electoral College

    end up having much more representation than a single state with a large population. Because of this, the people in the smaller states have a bigger representation on the election. The Electoral College does not accurately represent the people; some people are overrepresented while others do not even have a say. Just like how some people do not have a say, the third party and Independent candidates do not have their “say” on the electoral votes. Another reason that the Electoral College is a…

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  • Nursing: A Short Story

    It 's intimidating enough to feel the burning eyes of the various doctors in the room watching me, but the sight of the syringe with a large needle in the short grumpy old nurses hand makes me feel very unsettled. "You will only feel a slight pinch in your arm okay." Said the nurse while she grabs my upper arm and tries to find the dot she drew on my arm earlier camouflaged in the faint freckles up and down my arm. I take a deep breath as she brings the syringe , filled with the "magical"…

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  • 1992 Election Process

    The 1992 election was an election that was full of surprises and events that still invoke people’s interest. However, in all that excitement the 1992 election is also a representation of the issues that the U.S. election process contains. Robert D. Loevy in “The Flawed Path to the Presidency 1992: Unfairness and Inequality in the Presidential Selection Process” outlines the 1992 election, in order to identify the issues with the United States’ election process and to introduce solutions for…

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  • 1992 LA Riots Essay

    THe claimed that he saw Thomas reaching for a gun and thereby shot him. No gun was ever found. Not even a day after the shooting of Timothy Thomas, the Cincinnati Riots were caused. It lasted four days and caused $3.6million damages to businesses and $2million to the city, 800 arrests were made and the riots resulted in a city-wide curfew. This was the largest urban disturbance in US history since the 1992 LA riots. 5 months later at Stephen Roach’s court hearing he was acquitted of negligent…

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  • Voicing God's Short Story

    Click. Select. “Ava Grossmann” Type: click, click, click, click, click. “Clocked in at 3:27 pm” I Looked up. “Hi, Ava!” “Hey!” “What are you eating?” “A caramel roll, I made them last night”. “I’m surprised you made it to work, since I guess you had to leave the kitchen and the bedroom to make it here.” Stop. Look up. I asked, “how is that funny?” He replied, “Well, Ava you should know…” Stop. Snarky replies flashed across my mind. No. Smile. Turn-around. Walk-away. My…

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  • Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient

    Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient centers around ideas of identity. Each main character has its own identity story told in the book, and they all interconnect to form the storyline of rediscovered identity. One of the main subjects of the book presents itself in the title, and Ondaatje focuses much of his attention on the theme of Almasy, or the English patient, rediscovering his past traumatic experiences and life story. Much of the book focuses on his flashbacks and injuries as he and the…

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