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    Back in the 1820’s many Americans were unhappy because of the prohibition laws. The backslash of prohibition caused other social problems in the 1820’s (4). Today we are repeating history and making the same mistakes that occurred in the past. Prohibition didn’t work then and it’s not working now (4). The United States had many criminals operating in speakeasies and other illegal drinking bars during the “roaring twenties”. Al Capone was one of the main criminals during this time. Between…

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    these black men are more likely to get killed by a police officer than other Americans. A single bullet fired can not only end a life, but also trigger riots and racial tensions in the country. For instance, Trayvon Martin was murdered for looking “suspicious” after purchasing candy and soda from a grocery store back in 2012. A policeman and Trayvon Martin’s killer, George Zimmer, was not held accountable for the crime he committed, which led to the creations of national political…

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    People in our society today have to many negative views toward law enforcement. Resulting in a rise of crime and more violent acts toward the police force. We must change the way society portrays law enforcement; and we need to change all the negative views toward them. Moreover, the increase in crime and violence against police officers, along with ambushes and shootings, and the potential of you or your family being hurt or targeted from a protest. These are all things that will continue to…

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    newborns would appear on the streets. Committing a crime scares people which causes them to think twice about their actions before pursuing them. Imagine in our world today if first degree murder were to not be considered a crime, do you think murder rates would go down? NO! So what make people think that abandoning an infant shouldn’t be a crime, is going to help lower the chances of it happening? In our society today it is very common for teens to become pregnant and not have the ability to…

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    wildly subjective and is most of the time unfair. Hollie uses tone, anecdotes, and pathos to sufficiently argue against overcriminalization. Hollie’s goal with his editorial is to convince the public that overcriminalization is prevalent in our society in order to hopefully fix this issue. The audience intended to be reached by this editorial is all American citizens affected by the American government. In the beginning of his editorial he starts off with an anecdote where we look into the…

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    years old committed murders and other horrible crimes. Capital punishment has been widely use almost everywhere in this country for some people who broke the law. On the one hand, people who favor in death penalty believe that if someone in the community has done something brutal to anyone’s life deserve to pay for his or her action no matter how old he is. They also believe death penalty does reduce crime by scaring youth who might commit the crime. On the other hands, some individuals who…

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    Court has gradually ruled in many cases to give greater rights to juveniles charged with crime. In 1966, through Kent v United States, the Supreme…

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    She writes many articles on the subject of racially-charged brutality against minorities. Geller, Adam.28 June 2015." Is training the key?: Las Vegas' revamped police exercises could offer lessons on stemming deadly force." Chicago Tribune. [accessible online: http://search.proquest.com/docview/1691463999…

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    Juvenile Crime Prevention

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    Straight, a show that broadcasts a juvenile crime prevention program that takes place in prisons around the U.S. In this episode a 17-year-old boy, Jerahn, was facing up to 35 years in jail for credit card fraud. Many would agree and say yes that this boy being nearly an adult should be mindful of his own actions and deserves his sentence. While others,like myself, believe that he should receive a less severe punishment and not be tried as an adult. Each year American juveniles are given…

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    discrimination and slavery towards African Americans yet the legal status has hardly evolved. Although African Americans and other races have the same rights as whites, they are still being discriminated against. Although America has come a long way to stop racism and fight for equality, we cannot live in an equal society due to those who oppose it. With this being said there are still many things yet to be accomplished for example discrimination against African American teens who are murdered…

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