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    long hair, wore a beard (Liptak). These reasons are called peremptory challenges which are the right in jury selection for the attorneys to reject a certain number of potential jurors without stating a reason. Researchers found in Alabama, Louisiana and North Carolina, where prosecutors struck black jurors at double or triple the rates of others which can affect the outcome and severity of sentencing and acquittals. Although it can be argued that less African Americans are registered to vote or are in good standing to be called for jury duty, prosecutors still used peremptory strikes against 46 percent of the black potential jurors who remained, and against 15 percent of others (Liptak). After the Supreme Court’s 1986 ruling in Batson v Kentucky. Batson held that racial considerations are out of bounds in jury selection. Justice Thurgood Marshall wrote, "The decision today will not end the racial discrimination that peremptories inject into the jury-selection process,” he wrote. “That goal can be accomplished only by eliminating peremptory challenges entirely." This exhibits another example of racism in the criminal justice system. The difference in percentage of non-white inmates vs white inmates, poor legislation, and lack of jury duty diversity have strong influences in the results of the criminal justice system. The criminal justice system is meant to serve justice to victims yet, these aspects of it show that the criminal justice victimizes minorities.…

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    Missouri Compromise (1820) A Free State: (before the Civil War) A state in the United States in which slavery was illegal (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/free%20state). A Slave State: Any of the 15 states of the Union in which slavery was legal before the Civil War. (http://www.thefreedictionary.com/slave+state) In 1819, a huge debate grew in Congress as to whether or not to make the new state of Missouri and free state or a slave state. Missouri wanted to become part of the union…

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    As a result, Bob listened to lessons from the other grades, which encouraged him to “learn about reading more.” He also received his first recognition as a writer in fifth grade, with a story “about the Pilgrims landing in the New World.” He remarks that the story was probably “historically way off base,” but nonetheless the story reached “the top county educators in Harlan County, Kentucky.” They asked him if he had copied it or if his parents had written it, and when he finally convinced them…

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    Liability Reduced liability in Jeffersontown Police Officers is one of the primary key selling points for this proposition. In one actual random event in Southern California in 2003, an officer lost 30% of his hearing when we fired his patrol rifle without any hearing protection. Had he been wearing a tactical communications device, he would have his hearing, and the City of Irvine would have saved $1,000s (if not $100,000s) in disability. Although it’s cliché, the underlying message with our…

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    cost has made college simply unaffordable for numerous individuals across the entire Commonwealth of Kentucky. It is a shame that more people can’t attend college to be able to have a greater chance of living the American dream. College tuition should be completely free for qualifying individuals that want to further their education and receive a degree. Several countries such as Finland, Sweden, France and Germany offer free college not only to their…

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    Beginning back millions of years ago, anthracite coal as well as bituminous coal were deposited within the Appalachian Mountains. All over the United States, in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia coal deposits are found (“Appalachian Mountains,” 2015). Today, 1.8 billion pounds of high explosives were used in just West Virginia and Kentucky alone. These explosives may shake and crack house foundations, startle wildlife, or spray a large area with rock and other debris. The blasting…

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    The Obama administration has made nicotine use by kids a public health priority On american tobacco farms based on years research and interviews with 141 child tobacco workers ages seven to twenty seven in the country's four largest tobacco producing states include North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia. Nearly three quarters of children interviews reporting being sick,having a cold, or worse. Most of children we spoke to labored for fifty to sixty hours a week burning heat often…

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    Blair Mountain: A Battle for Union Rights Coal is the lifeblood of West Virginia, and the advent of WWI sparked an increased demand for it, with American production reaching 579 million tons in 1918 (Fishback, 21). “The total number of men employed in the production of bituminous coal reached the large total of 615,000 in 1918, exceeding all previous records” (UMW Journal, 1920). However, this massive production and large number of workers in the industry was destined to see a sharp post-war…

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    This book is centered around Dawn Jewel, a 15-year-old girl growing up in Eastern Kentucky. It illustrates the many challenges a young lady growing up in the region would but seems to extremely over exaggerate the issues to the most extreme. The novel is set in a poor community that details bad living conditions and a failing schools system. The novel details Dawn being pressured into doing drugs before school, skipping school, fighting, and stealing cars. These details are exactly what I think…

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    After briefly setting the stage in the Civil War and the immediate years following, Eller focuses on modernization efforts preceding the 1930s depression and revitalization efforts that began during World War II. Eller makes the argument that industrialization and an expanding market economy altered Appalachian land use and social relations as early as the Civil War. During the years leading up to the Great Depression residents attempted to return to an earlier way of life that involved farming…

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