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    The Rwandan Genocide was an example of extrajudicial killing on a mass scale. Violence has long been used as a solution to problems within the Philippines, going back to colonial times. After Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law, the killings in the Philippines increased. With the country descending into lawless chaos, both the rebels and government forces resorted to barbaric tactics, with the NPA “known to have used death squads known as ‘Sparrow Units’ in the mid-80s to purge its ranks of government spies and to steal armaments” (Perreño 2011). When Marcos was ousted as president, the killings and the violence across the country slowed. Piece was made with some of the rebel groups that occupy the southern part of the country. However, there has been a recent upswing in the number of killings since the early 2000s. In 2006, Reporters Without Borders ranked the Philippines 142nd on the World Press Freedom Index, citing “continuing murders of journalists and increased legal harassment” (RSF 2006). In the efforts to crack down and terminate the rebel and communist groups once and for all, the Filipino armed forces began to suppress not just their adversaries, but also the press. As rebels became harder to draw into open conflict, the nature of the engagement changed, and there was a return to the methods the existed under Marcos. “Agreement is widespread that most killings can be attributed to the government in general, and to the AFP in particular…

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    According to a Rappler article by Michael Bueza, there were 5,927 people killed (2,086 in police operations, 3,841 extrajudicial or by vigilantes), 33,830 arrested, and 764,742 "surrendered" (As of 12/12/2016). The citizens live in fear, not because of criminals but from the government. In the Financial Times article, by Bryan Harris and Grace Ramos, there are three ways the death toll has risen up as fast as it has. The first is by the government through the Philippine army and national police…

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    These ranged from large scale ones, such as breaking and entering (Clem and Joel), and having affairs (Mary and Howard), to small ones such as stealing personal items (Patrick), to being in a relationship with one personal while in love with another (Mary and Stan). However, the ethical issues that were the two biggest, was Joel’s childhood killing and desecration of a bird, and Patrick’s seduction of Clem using Joel’s gifts and knowledge of her (through letters and a drawing). When Joel killed…

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    out of trouble. “But you ain’t gonna get in no trouble, because if you do, I won’t let you tend the rabbits” (16). Another instance of fate would be when Lennie meets Curley. From the moment they meet, one can tell that it won’t end well between them. Curley, from first laying eyes on Lennie hates him. He hates big guys and what frustrates him even more is that Lennie refuses to talk due to George’s command. “Curley’s like a lot of little guys. He hates big guys. He’s alla time picking scraps…

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    Bloodhounds Research Paper

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    As one Illinois soldier later remembered, his regiment received an order “to kill all bloodhounds and other valuable dogs in the country.” This policy prevented their future use by Confederate forces and decreased the household wealth of Southern homes. Union soldiers also presented the killing of dogs as acts of retributive justice involving the newly freed people Iowa newspaper later in the same year: “Some of our men escorted by niggers and prisoners paid a visit to…a second Legree, who kept…

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    Butler's Cruelty: Summary

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    crossed the river to Augusta and surrendered himself to be placed in the jail for his safety. The other accounts would merely assert that a guard was placed by the regimental officers to protect the Butler property from further intrusions. The killing of “slave-catching dogs” while perhaps under discussed by historians was not an uncommon practice by Union soldiers during Sherman’s March to the Sea. The Iowa City Weekly Republican, by far the most mentioned publication in the letters of the 22nd…

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    different choices the director or writer makes can add drama, suspense, and emotion to their works. In the short story “Killings,” and in the movie, “In the Bedroom,” author Andre Dubus, and director Todd Fields made impactful decisions that added suspense and emotion throughout their work, and these moments in their writing added power and drama for readers enjoyment. In the short story “Killings” by Andre Dubus used symbolism to give emotion to the character. He chose to incorporate facial…

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    The dictionary defines the word “blind” as the lack of perception, awareness, or discernment. Symbolism, irony, and foreshadowing is used in many ways by the author in her short story called “The Lottery”. Shirley Jackson uses these literary devices to emphasize the idea that people will follow traditions blindly if that was how they were raised. “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson is a short story about a strange tradition. Once a year, the town gathers together and one member from each…

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    From The Murder and The Vigilante, by John Steinbeck, and Killings and Rose, by Andre Dubus, the theme of the individual vs. society is shown repeatedly. The common ground that is provided to us from these 4 different short stories by two separate authors, is that they all contain their view of society in the context of violence, justice, and the law. In all 4 short stories, violence is essentially introduced as a kick starter for all the situations that are presented or it becomes the result…

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    characters battle for leadership throughout the book. In the beginning Ralph takes control with his plan for civilization and rules but that is short lived because of Jack’s plan for hunting and killing.…

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