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    and forth in my living room. Finally, I calmed down a little I sat down and turned on the television. I turned it to the news channel and saw the headline “Local Thug Gunned Down by Heroic Police Officer”. All I see is Zaire’s body lying face down on the concrete. So soon? I thought. Tears began to stream down my eyes. Gunned down? He doesn’t even own a weapon. What possessed this officer to kill an unarmed man? A segment of Zaire’s past was featured they labelled him as a murder. My heart sank as I watched the news. All I can ask myself was A Local Thug? All he was trying to do was turn his life around. I began to cry, why did I have to find out this way? So what’s next? He’ll be the next trending topic for the next few days and Rev Al Sharpton comes to the rescue. The only problem with that is that they didn’t know him. I grew to love this man to learn about his life and yet they can summon it up in one segment? They didn’t know him I like did. He was the complete opposite if a thug. Now he’s gone and his side of the story will never be…

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    The two predominant groups in Crown Heights Brooklyn are Jewish and Black. What started the riots in August was the death of a young black boy because of a Jewish driver. There had always been tensions between the two groups, and this was what caused the pot to boil over. Anna Deavere Smith wrote an ethnodrama from a collection of interviews she did during the time following the riots. She wrote and performed the ethnodrama for everyone to see, and through doing this Smith was able to bring…

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    1999). In the case, eight men were tried, but only one was convicted of murder and four were charged with lesser convictions like weapon possession and rioting. Not to mention, when black protestors as well as his family members marched through Bensonhurst following his death, they were mistreated and disregarded. Residents cursed them out and threw food at them. To add more salt to the wound, they even proceeded to chant “useless, useless” as a sort of taunt due to its similar sound to the name…

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    As times change, values and ideas often change as they are invariably shaped by their context. However, some remain constant throughout time and are universal. The 1592 Shakespearean drama Richard III and Al Pacino 's 1995 docu-drama Looking for Richard [LFR] were written four hundred years apart yet both texts address perpetual values and ideas that are common to both eras. Through a simultaneous study of both texts, the responder is able to understand the influence of context on aspects of the…

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    audience have one thing in common with this article and it the simple fact that war effects everyone either physically, mentally, or emotionally. What the author hopes to achieve by writing this article is to fulfill his argument that what he did was justified and that makes him a hero to his people. He made good points and supported his argument good. Some of his points are agreeable and some others are not. Here’s some background information on Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. He is a militant held in…

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    ISIS Crisis

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    Europe,”; asserting, “we will conquer Rome, God willing” (“Islamic State lays claim”). If able to conquer Rome, reach the United Kingdom borders, another world power, then its subsequent advance will be the United States borders. The Islamic State is rapidly escalating from Iraq and Syria to the Northern Africa outposts, to Europe, and will dangerously and shortly reach the Americas, similar to Al Qaeda and Taliban. If the United States willingly ignore ISIS’s danger just to avoid an…

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    the ‘public enemy’ era taught America that while crime does not pay, it can be a shortcut to immortality” (Helmer 15). This helped Chicago get its gangster reputation, which it still has today. “Indicative of the bloodiness of this struggle is the fact that more than 700 gangland slaying occurred in the Chicago area alone between 1920 and 1933, with 76 being recorded in the year 1926 and 72 in 1928” (Helmer 819). They increased the murder rate for the city, which is currently higher in than both…

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    Mere months after the September 11th attacks on the United States, Alan Jackson released a song that he titled, “Where Were You?” He debuted the song on the Country Music Awards stage in November of 2001. The nation was crying out in shock and despair and Jackson joined in that cry with his song. In writing “Where Were you?” he did so in a time of national confusion. After the attack, a plethora of emotions poured out from each and every home. In light of this situation, Jackson attempted to try…

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    Essay On Drone Strikes

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    Drone Strikes Foster New Enemies Since September 11, 2001, The United States has been using drones strikes against the Taliban, Al Qaeda, and other terrorist groups. The Constitution requires that the government must go through a due process before making the decision of killing someone. Drone strikes are usually based on doubtful information, which ends up taking the life of innocent civilians. Civilians living in the Middle East are being killed because of mistaken identity, or for just…

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    Geopolitics: inquiry scaffold The region of conflict: When the Pashtun tribes were united in 1747, Afghanistan was founded. Afghanistan served as a buffer between the British and Russian Empires until it won independence from the British in 1919. The democracy ended in 1973 when the government was overthrown in a coup and again in 1978 by a communist inspired group. This government was supported by the Soviet Union who invaded in 1979 to support the communist regime. Russia withdrew in 1989…

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