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    always wanted to become a police officer. When we were told to go to the website ihaveaplaniowa.gov to take tests to figure out what kind of jobs we would like, corrections were one of the first results. I knew I didn’t want corrections, but something along those lines seemed to sound right for me. I thought about it then I knew I wanted to be a police officer. Dealing with crimes while they were taking place, chasing down ‘bad guys’, and just simple community services to make people’s lives easier. I knew Chicago P.D. would be the police department for me if I was looking for adrenaline rushes on the job. I wanted to do something that made me happy and helped other people while enduring fear and…

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    Police Torture History

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    Before discussing the history of police torture in Chicago, it is first important to discuss the history of the lack of value for the lives and well-being of people of color in the United States. According to Chowdhry and Beeman, during the era of slavery, Blacks in the United States were forced to work long hours doing hard labor and were subject to beating or even death if they did not follow the orders of slave owners. After, the Emancipation Proclamation, Blacks were forced to follow laws…

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    place in America that represents this more than the city of Chicago, Illinois: also known as the “murder…

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    The authors, Ford Fessenden and Haeyoun Park analyzes Chicago behaviors in homicide rates compared to New York. The purpose of this article was to explore how low incomes, segregation of neighborhoods, and gangs’ results for the increase of death rates. Chicago was at a rate of homicides as New York, however, as New York has been steadily decreasing Chicago continuously has its unstable death rates recorded. Chicago is one of the most racially segregated neighborhoods. From the South side to…

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    Chicago is known to be one of the most violent cities to reside in in America. We need help, and we want a dramatic action. Violence is out of control, in some areas of Chicago, and it is happening every day. Gun violence is a very serious problem because no one is safe not even our children. Parents worried about their children safety when they send them to school, hoping they do not become another firearm victim. Chicago residents have placed metal bars in their windows and doors because they…

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    Al Capone Legacy

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    Chicago dates back to 1830 and has a great history of violence from the Black Hawk war to the chicago fire all the way to modern times. In the early 1900’s Chicago had an increased amount of crime. That was followed after the Prohibition Act of 1920. Gangsters took the opportunity of the illegal use and distribution of alcohol and created an empire. Al Capone, one of the most notorious crime bosses in history had obtained his fame in this period. With the help of Johnny Torrio he created a…

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    Boss Mike Royko Analysis

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    “A newspaper is the lowest thing there is” is a notable quote from former mayor of Chicago Richard J. Daley, and an interesting one considering Chicago’s most famous journalist immortalized him in his unofficial biography of Daley entitled “Boss”. Mike Royko, the author of the book, tells the story of Richard J. Daley and his life at the top of Chicago’s political throne as its mayor. Part biography, part history textbook, part critique all play into the writing of this book. And the end result?…

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    Why is there such wide spread hatred towards police in the world right now? Especially in the United States? Some may say that is was sparked by the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson Missouri in 2014. Michael Brown was an 18 year old who was fatally shot by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson. Mr. Brown before the shooting was strong arm robbing a local convenience store. Officer Wilson was dispatched to the call. Wilson approached him and started to back up towards his car. They then…

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    1933 Chicago World's Fair

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    Briefly alluding to the 1933 Chicago world’s fair also known as the “Century of Progress” exposition in celebration of the centennial anniversary of Chicago’s. The 1933 fair’s concept was to create a rainbow city in contrast to the 1893 World Columbian Exposition’s view of an idealized “white city”. The amusement zone followed a similar concept to its predecessor, and within the midway, one of it most popular attractions included a “Midget City” (fig.13). The midget city was filled with sixty…

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    associates dressed as police officers, armed with shotguns, who pretended to escort them out of the crime scene at gunpoint to provide the illusion that they were arresting the killers. In reality, they were escorting their cohorts to safety rather than incarceration. In reality, the massacre itself was an assassination attempt on Bugs Moran, said to have been ordered by Al Capone’s own organization. This is just one example of a real world mob hit brought to life on the silver screen. The…

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