Adam Lanza the shooter at Newtown stole the guns he used from his mother. (Tucci, 2012) According to Florida State University criminology professor Gary Kleck who has been studying guns and the effects on violence and crime rates, states that gun control laws have no net effect on violence or crime rates. In fact the United States violent crime rate has been falling since 1990, even as the Assault Weapons ban has long since expired. (Tucci, 2012) Some of the Federal data have shown that gun murders in 2010 were 11,078 that is the lowest rate since at least 1981. (Fact Check.org, 2012) Gun robbery in 2011 was 122,300 the lowest rate since 2004.
To keep Jordan out of a big mess because Jordan was married at the time Knafel said she was pregnant, Jordan offered to pay her 5 million dollars once he retired from the NBA in return for her agreement not to file a paternity suit against him. As well as keep their romantic life confidential. After the baby was born a physician collected samples of both Jordans blood and Knafels. The blood test confirmed that Jordan was not the father of the baby and that the guy who Knafel had told Jordan she was also having sex with was the father. Jordan retired in 1993 but came back to the league in 1995, no contract was made between Knafel and Jordan after his first retirement.
The problem with guns is fairly obvious: they decrease the difficulty of killing or injuring a person. In Jeffrey A. Roth's Firearms and Violence (NIJ Research in Brief, February 1994), he points out the obvious dangers. About 60 percent of all murder victims in the United States in 1989 (about 12,000 people) were killed with firearms. Firearm attacks injured another 70,000 victims, some of whom were left permanently disabled. In 1985, the cost of shootings was an estimated $14 billion nationwide for medical care, long-term disability, and premature death.
Before the 1970's then the death penalty for rape was still used in many states, no white men were guilty of raping nonwhite women, whereas most black offenders found guilty of raping a white woman were executed. This data can show how the death penalty can discriminate and can be used on certain races rather than equally as punishment for severe crimes. And third, poor and friendless defendants, those who are inexperienced or of court-appointed counsel are most likely, are most likely to be sentenced to death and executed. Defenders of the death penalty, however argue that, because nothing found in the laws of capital punishment causes sexist, racist, or class bias in its use, these kinds of discrimination are not a sufficient reason for abolishing the death penalty on the idea that it discriminates or violates the 8th amendment of the United States Constitution. Opponents of capital punishment have replied to this by saying that the death penalty is subject to miscarriage of justice and that it would be impossible to administer
For example, there was a “man [who was] sentenced to prison for 25 years to life under the law for stealing a bottle of vitamins” (Murphy). In March 1999, when the Three Strikes law was challenged by this case, the Supreme Court “refused to hear” (Murphy) a word that was said by the people. By putting them in prison for an excessive amount of years, housing for serious offenders is being made unavailable which will lead to an increase “to an already overcrowded and expensive prison system” (Messerli). Some of the people may have committed the innocuous crime to help their spouse and children. When used, the Three Strikes law treats all crimes the exact same way, which makes the law unjust.
DNA evidence, available in less than ten percent of all homicides, cannot guarantee that we won’t execute innocent people (ACLUNC, 2013). If someone is convicted and later found to be innocent, you can release him from prison, but not bring them back from death. Others further argue that the death penalty isn't reserved for the worst crimes, but for defendants with the worst lawyers. It simply doesn't apply to people with money. Life without parole costs less than the death penalty (Marceau & Whitson, 2013).
Operation Iraq Freedom When they surrendered in the first Gulf War, Gulf War I, they agreed to allow inspections of WMD. They kicked the inspectors out and started shooting at our planes in the no-fly zone. More babies are aborted each and every day in the USA than the number of USA troops killed in Iraq since the beginning of the war. If people are worried about life, they should be working to stop abortion instead of the war. The average age of the soldier in Iraq is 30 years old so when you hear someone say to get our kids, boys, young men, out of Iraq, they don't understand what is happening over there.
In 2010 the Bureau of Justice Statistics report estimated that over 200,000 individual's are victims of hate crimes each year. “The disparity between statistics and self-reported victimizations indicates that a large number of incidents are never reported to the police” (Zaykowski, H., 2010). This staggering disparity raises questions about the trust that victims have in the hate crime laws. It also prompts questions about the effectiveness of the hate crime laws in general. The following California statistic is a prime example of this argument.
Of those, more than 300 non-smokers will die of lung cancer and at least 700 non-smokers will die of coronary heart disease caused by exposure to second-hand smoke. This number is five times more than the number of Canadians who die from traffic injuries, alcohol abuse, murder and suicide combined. Picture a tobacco free society where smoking is outlawed! What are the chances of that happening? Likely impossible but there has to be a small possibility of preventing people from smoking.
But what truly causes it is a mystery that leaves scientists and doctors with just guesses and tests to do. Some people say that babies die of SIDS just from sleeping wrong. In 1994, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) had a “Back To Sleep” campaign that told parents to always put infants on their backs when sleeping. After that, the rate of SIDS went down by more than 50% (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services). Even with that drop in the death rate, SIDS is still responsible for about 3,000 deaths per year (“Sudden Infant Death” 1621).