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    component of exposing the plight of Back African Americans to the world. The changes that so desperately needed to happen needed a catalyst to help them occur and become a reality in America. The 1968 Mexico Olympic proved a perfect stage to bring the issue to the forefront and be viewed by the world as they knew that the whole world was watching this event being how many countries are involved. An initial boycott was proposed by Harry Edwards (known as being the architect of the Olympic protest for human rights) for African Americans to not attend the games until certain civil rights requirements were met for African Americans. However this boycott idea was abandoned and it looked as if there would be no political protest in Mexico. Avery Brundage the Olympic committees leaders stance accompanied this reinforcing there would be no politics in the Olympics. His threat to expel any athlete from the games or any future games if they participated in any political protest during the games meant that athletes were afraid to act in this manner. There were also numerous death threats towards African American athletes. It looked to be that any hope of addressing the issue of America’s civil rights issue to world seemed lost using the Olympics as a venue for this. However this was to all change in the 200m Final where two members of O.P.H.R (Olympic Project for Human Rights) which protested for black rights in America, Tommie Smith and John Carlos were placed first and third in…

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    unit dedicated specifically to anti-terrorism. However, one was created within the week following these events. Because of this the negotiations were handled by Bruno Merk, the Bavarian interior minister, Hans-Dietrich Genscher, the German federal interior minister, and Munich’s chief of police, Manfred Schreiber (Burnton). Manfred Schreiber had the assistance of a female police officer who, he hoped, would be a calming presence on all involved. No psychologists or specially trained hostage…

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    1972 Munich Olympics Law enforcement professionals should be ready to learn from their mistakes. The 1972 Munich Olympics became one of the greatest human tragedies in the history of counter terrorism. The paper reviews the principal aspects of the security response to the Munich massacre in 1972. Some of the issues considered include Germany's response to the incident, pre-attack warnings, the level of security preparedness during the Olympics, as well as the role of fusion centers in…

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    From its very beginnings physical culture has been established with political and economic relationships. Although some may argue that it is possible to separate sport from politics and economics, it is inevitable. The Dialectic Thesis, which states that physical culture is influenced by the society its in, and that society is influenced by physical culture (Clevenger, 2016), supports this concept. Physical culture has been used by politicians and businessmen to shape society. From as early as…

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    Skateboarding Subculture

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    Is skateboarding still a crime? Will the global skateboarding subculture change after the participation in the next Tokyo Summer Olympics in 2020? As reaction to the agreement of the IOC (International Olympic Committee) to add skateboarding to the Sports program for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, a controversial debate supported by an online petition is denouncing the risk skateboarders’ values would be lost should skateboarding join the Olympics. In fact, unlike the many disciplines competing…

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    ostracized by the media in his homeland” (Wise). This tragic response to such a noble effort proves the harsh realities of protesting at the Olympics. Norman was actually banned from returning to the Olympics for this action. This act of protest should not be present at the Olympics, on a national stage in front of everyone, it not only can lead to ostracizing of the people involved but even violence. The final evidence proving that the audience at the Olympics isn 't a very good one, is the…

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    Victims, Cecilia Shephard age 22 and Bryan Hartnell age 20 were the Zodiac’s next center of attention. He approached them and claimed that he had killed a guard and stole a car because he was an escaped convict from the Montana prison. He explained that he then wanted their money and car to go to Mexico. Even though the couple agree to the plan Zodiac made Bartnell “hog tie” Shephard with precut pieces of clothes line he provided. He then tied Bartnell up too and said “I'm going to have to stab…

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    The Zodiac Killer

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    Zodiac, released in 2007 and directed by David Fincher, is a true crime film and depicts the story of the Zodiac Killer. The Zodiac was a serial killer who targeted the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1960s and 1970s. The Zodiac was known for writing letters to the police and confessing to the crimes he committed. After murdering his victims, the Zodiac reached out to the public as if he wanted to be found. The Zodiac was most notorious for sending letters, making phone calls, and getting away…

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    The horror in California began on Friday, December 20, 1968 in the city of Vallejo when sixteen-year-old Betty Lou Jensen and seventeen-year-old David Faraday were killed while out on a date. According to Haugen (2011), they had driven to a remote lover’s lane on Lake Herman Road. While they were parked, a vehicle stopped nearby and the driver got out, shot out the rear passenger window of David Faraday’s station wagon, and then shot the left rear tire. The man proceeded to shoot Faraday…

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    The zodiac killer is like no other, he is a killer who has never been close to being caught and could be living among us today. The self-made zodiac killer was linked to many murders in northern california starting in 1968 and ending around 1969. He would torment police by making threatening letters sent to newspapers around the area, he sent letters for about 6 years straight then stopped suddenly. Even though there was intensive investigations no one was ever arrested or questioned for the…

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