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    Self Defense In Maryland

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    The state of Maryland follows the common law when it comes to self-defense: the amount of forced used when defending oneself and the duty to retreat. The definition of self-defense given by the common law is “The right of a person to protect oneself with reasonable force against another person who is threatening to inflict force upon one 's person.” Correspondingly, the duty to retreat is “The doctrine holding that a victim of a deadly assault must attempt to safely retreat before using deadly force in self-defense;” thus, Maryland does not have a stand your ground law. However, if one enters someone’s home or establishment, with the intent to harm them, they are allowed to defend it and do not need to retreat. In the State of Maryland one…

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    to the article, "Stand Your Ground" Laws Are a License to Murder, “Police said the girls were nowhere near the house—they were, in fact, driving away—when Davis opened fire with his .22-caliber rifle.” The girls had already left the property and in no way harmed or threatened Davis’s life. In regard, to the incident all Davis’s could say was "I regret that (Barezinsky was shot), however, I would ask, why was that teenage girl engaging in delinquent behavior?" Through the Stand Your Ground law…

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    Manifestaciones (Manifestations) Manifestaciones or short for Mani is a leadership retreat hosted by the Center for Latino Arts and Culture (CLAC) located on College Avenue. Although it is expected that this retreat is only for Latinos since it is hosted by the CLAC, anyone from any race can go because although the retreat is Latino-oriented it is not Latino exclusive. There is an application that every potential participant must fill out and the participants are chosen based on…

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    The movie I decided to choose is “Couples Retreat” (Billingsley, 2009). The couple I choose from the movie is Jason and Cynthia. The reason I chose them is due to the fact that they are the couple that wanted to go to the couples retreat, Eden (Billingsley, 2009). When the couple first started talking to the other couples about the retreat in the beginning of the movie, they discussed the whole reason as to why they wanted to go to this retreat and why they needed the other couples to…

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    Anne Dix Biography

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    in response to a letter that Dix had sent her, Dix’s friend Anne noted that Dix was a “…wanderer, doomed to know many a thing of grief and pain” (qtd in Gollaher, Voice for the Mad 118). Despite her despair in 1838, her mental state then was better than it had been in 1836, when she had entered a depression. In 1836, her search for purpose was so desperate that she drove herself to exhaustion and eventually had a mental breakdown (“Origins of the English Asylum Movement”). However, Dix was a…

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    members. Since we had much in common and she was to be a part of the group, I decided to become a part of it as well. This work group was to help coordinate a Cornerstone retreat at my new church and before joining we were asked to attend the retreat at another church so that we would be familiar with the format. Six of us bundled off to New Jersey for a two-day retreat and the other six from our newly formed group attended the same retreat a few weeks earlier in the Poconos. There were twelve…

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    from drowning in the pond even though there may be others witnessing the bad occurrence and do nothing. Singer believes that proximity and distance are morally irrevelent because it should not morally differ on whether the bad situation is far way or happening right next door because it is morally significant to help either way because there is someone in distress. 3. Singer thinks that the traditional distinction between moral duty and charity cannot be justified because organizations that see…

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    taking on duties and responsibilities. The word appears in the last sentence of the poem and it’s ambiguous definition leaves the reader with room to interpret the word with various denotations: “What did I know, what did I know / of love’s austere and lonely offices?” (13-14). This ambiguity therefore holds a great deal of influence over the reading of the poem as whole. The one word expresses the multitude of duties and feelings a father might do and express in regard to his love for his…

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    in a world of needy poor, I should probably do more to aid badly off persons around the globe. Many people subscribe to this thought, which prompts guilt and embarrassment. However, the thought readily becomes an extremely demanding vise. What do we owe, as a matter of justice, to distant needy strangers? Does justice require, permit, or prohibit special partiality toward local needy strangers or needy folk who are members of our national community? In this essay I would like to discuss the…

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    school counsellor can help guide the child into a direction where the child’s welfare is best met. Both documents illustrate the importance of privacy, such as sharing information pertaining to the student’s counselling session to other teaching staff or to other students is forbidden. It is also stressed the importance of informing the student that the counsellor has the duty to report any limits to the confidential nature of the information shared. In other words, a counsellor has a duty to…

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