Issues surrounding gun violence have been prevalent for decades, however in recent years the crime rates have spiked drastically due to gang violence. These gangs are involved in a host of different crimes like homicides and the illegal sale of narcotics. Street gangs are setting up shop in predominantly Black communities threatening the lives of many innocent civilians. As if the presence of gang activity in these communities isn’t bad enough, these gangs are robbing young girls and boys of their future often recruiting them involuntarily. It is extremely important for the citizens of these gang-infested areas to grasp the totality of the issue and decide to fight against it despite feelings of hopelessness.
During middle school was when he was introduced to many illegal substances. He started hanging with the wrong crowd and was very much influenced by his peers. Middle school was also around the time when there started to be abuse within his family; between mother and stepfather to whom he called dad. Having abuse in his family; made him want to retaliate, not against his stepfather, but with the other kids at his school. Getting in trouble at school meant coming home to stepfather and getting punished.
Kids want to go outside past ten, disobey their parents, and lots of talks about drugs. In my middle school life, I have seen fights, kids cursing at teachers, and lots of suspensions. Maybe these were caused by puberty or stress, but it was a bad experience. I’m not saying I was a goody-goody because I wasn’t, but there were lots of kids far worse off than I was. Social hierarchy, a term lots of you may know because of World History, began in middle according to me.
(NYC Economic Development Corporation) Hunts Point has suffered from crime and poverty for many years and is part of the poorest congressional district in the country, with over half the population living below the poverty line. The community is considered to be a ‘Red Light District’ in many cases for its crime and prostitution. The community’s 41st police precinct consistently records the highest violent crime rate per capita in New York City. As a result, the area has a high rate of incarceration. Due to the lucrative drug trade in the area, many drug addicts reside in the community.
Aliandra Marrero Criminal Justice I Period 2 Charles Mason Portfolio Activity Mr. Malizia February 1st, 2013 Manson Questions 1. Manson’s childhood greatly affected his adulthood because during the first 32 years of his life he was incarcerated for 17 of them. He was also violently and sexually attacked. And his criminal behavior started to gradually increase as he aged.Spending all that time in jail taught him new things and how to commit different crimes. He started off with petty crimes such as theft and gradually increased to more serious crimes.
21 March 2015 The Heroin Epidemic in Pennsylvania It’s on many street corners, its darkness travels through our homes and schools, and it tears apart families, friends and relationships. It leaves the user wanting more and more after just a few uses. The user wants to quit but is has a hold on them, a clutch that is so unbelievably strong that the user may never escape its clutch. The local news channel broadcasts the rising death tolls. Schools and communities are gathering in outreach programs trying to get a grasp on what has now become an epidemic.
The criminal system is supposed to be justice, but as we see it is very injustice. (www.racismreview.com) Across 34 of the 50 states, a black man is 11.8 times more likely than a white man to be sent to prison on drug charges and a black woman is 4.8 times more likely than a white woman. (www.racismreview.com) Their 10 states with the greatest racial disparities for drug offenders are Wisconsin, Illinois, New York, Maryland, West Virginia, Colorado, New Jersey, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Michigan. Arresting a lot of black Americans has not ended street corner drug sales. When someone gets arrested there is someone to take their place.
Edward Timpson, Children's Minister, speaks to the NSPCC conference on how society can be encouraged to protect children more effectively Having lived and worked, for many years, with children damaged by neglect and abuse, I’ve seen, first-hand, what failure to act can mean – both in terms of the huge challenges these incredibly vulnerable children face and what it takes to turn lives around. Now, as you may know, I grew up with over 80 foster children and two adopted brothers. Many came from chaotic, troubled backgrounds. Their behaviour was, at times, extremely challenging to say the least. I’ve seen babies addicted to heroin go into spasms.
Administration’s Handling of Police Brutality ABSTRACT The community has been subjected, for many decades, to violence by those in law enforcement in the United States. Over the last several hundred years, people have endured violence in many different ways. In today’s society, police officers have used excessive force that leads to inexcusable assaults, beatings, shootings, or even death. This type of violence is called police brutality. Police brutality remains a major concern for those of the community.
With America violent history, was display with America’s violence with foreign countries such as Iraq and Kuwait (Moore). Then within America the fear that people have is due to the violence that is regularly shown in their everyday lives. Other aspects that crimes develop are because of poverty and unemployment. This has made living in times much harder for American because of the failing economy. Growing up in rough times means rough times in some schools.