Advanced Topics In Criminal Justice Essay

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Advanced Topics in Criminal Justice Professor Russ Pomrenke IP 2 Michael Davidson Due Date 3/03/14 One of the oldest, violent and stormy domestic terroristic groups of this country’s history is known as the Ku Klux Klan (also known as the KKK). One can say they began domestically terrorizing those of African decent people post abolishment of slavery; they refused to acknowledge people of color as equals. The Anti-Defamation League describes this group as “…a racist, anti-Semitic movement with a commitment to extreme violence to achieve its goals of racial segregation and white supremacy.” ( It can be said that they preach hatred against non-whites and non-Christians with violent intimidating means. According to the…show more content…
In the name of preserving law and order in a white-dominated society, Klansmen punished newly freed blacks for a variety of reasons, including behaving in an "impudent" manner toward whites. They whipped the teachers of freedmen's schools and burnt their schoolhouses. But first and foremost, the Klan sought to do away with Republican influence in the South by terrorizing and murdering its party leaders and all those who voted for it…in outright defiance of the Republican-led federal government, Southern Democrats formed organizations that violently intimidated blacks and Republicans who tried to win political power...” It was all about change, evolving and becoming better then what the country was about, at that time. The founders of the KKK were stubborn to change; they had the mentality of supremacy, and tried by any means necessary to dominate others and deter the changes around…show more content…
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