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  • Judith Francisca Baca

    The Great Wall of Los Angeles is one of the longest murals that exists in history. The great wall was built in the year of 1976 with a team of many youths, artists, and historians that collaborated under the direction of very well-known Chicana artist Judith Francisca Baca. Judith wanted to make sure that the young people understood the artwork they created. Therefore, historians, scholars, ethnologists and community members met with participants throughout the process. The objective was to paint over 1000 feet of California history from prehistoric times all the way to 1900’s in the Tujunga Wash drainage canal in the San Fernando Valley. The great wall took over 5 summers to finish but it was really worth it. The great wall, not just the…

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  • Service Learning Project Essay: Graffiti

    prevent graffiti from showing up in our community. For starters, report any graffiti that appears in your community to the appropriate organization such as Sun Valley Graffiti Busters. Installing motion activating lights is also a great investment to prevent graffiti as the light will scare off the graffiti artist. Well-lit areas deter graffiti artists as they feel that they are too exposed to onlookers and there is an increased risk that the graffiti artist may be caught. Caring about your…

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  • Chicano Film Analysis

    opportunities here, in addition to traveling with strangers, risking deportation, and just overall having no clue what to expect. After viewing this film I feel as though I have a much deeper understanding of this struggle and a greater appreciation for what my parents had to go through. In El Norte and Mi Familia/My Family, the two filmmakers use various filters, like Sepia and Valencia, to show the distinct lands (Guatemala and Mexico) that the Rosa, Enrique, Jose, and Maria must cross in…

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  • The World's Most Dangerous Gang Analysis

    a. Crime/ pg. 195: The violation of norms written into law. I feel that crime is the main definition represented in The World’s Most Dangerous Gang. The gang MS-13 or Mara Salvatrucha was started in the 1980’s. It today is the most dangerous gang in the world. It is an international crime gang that started in Los Angeles, but has gone as far as Mexico and Central America. Their criminal activity consists of but not restricted to is drug trafficking, illegal immigration, money laundering,…

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  • Biography Of Patrick Kearney

    Patrick Wayne Kearney was born on September the twenty fourth on ,1939 in Los Angeles California. He was the oldest of three boys, he was raised in a reasonable stable family. Kearney lived a trauma free life. Throughout his early age he was a thin sickly child who was often a target for bullies at school. As a teenager he became unsociable and fantasized about killing people. He was born in East Los Angeles yet though he still lived in texas for some time. Kearney moved back to California after…

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  • Narrative Essay On Gangs

    A Beautiful Yet Destructive Creation Not all street gangs are made for wrong doing. Many people might think down on the creation of gangs but it is a part of survival in their region. Street gangs, which pull peers into gangs for protection and social status, assemble to protect their neighborhood, family and friends from other street gangs thus causing rising crime rate and innocent people dying because of this. First off, there are a few definitions for gangs because authorities had a hard…

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  • Golden Gulag Analysis

    formulated as a cause and effect analysis that attempts to unearth the motive force behind the construction of prisons in the state of California. More importantly, the author carefully presents four prevailing concepts that can be utilized to further understand the dynamic relationship between crimes, the fluctuation of laws and maintaining social stability through control. In addition, the author focuses on different time periods ranging from the late 1960’s to the early 2000’s, in order to…

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  • Analysis Of Monster By Sanyika Shakur

    In Sanyika Shakur’s memoir, Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member, the audience follows the events that transform Monster Kody Scott into Sanyika Shakur. While writing his memoir from prison, the book starts in 1975 with his graduation from elementary school and initiation into the Crips. His initiation included a brutal beating from fellow Crips members, which immediately followed his first gang shooting against the Bloods. At the age of thirteen, Kody Scott earned the nickname…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Organized Crime, By Mara Salvatrucha

    whose primary objective is to obtain money through illegal activities. Such groups maintain their position through the use of actual or threatened violence, corrupt public officials, graft, or extortion, and generally have a significant impact on the people in their locales, region, or the country as a whole” (6). Recently, a notorious, growing, transnational crime group known as Mara Salvatrucha, has become a danger to both Central, and North America. Mara Salvatrucha, also known as MS-13…

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  • Ecology Of Fear Analysis

    Los Angeles is the second largest city in the United States following New York City on the East Coast. This idolized city that many have nicknamed, L.A., rests within the southern region of the ‘Golden State’ of California. Los Angeles is most widely known for its mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, sprawling metropolis, and for also housing a major center of the American entertainment industry. The worldwide popularity L.A. has received, stems from the city being the source of many…

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