Word Count: 316 Unsafe Neighborhoods Living in a safe and secure neighborhood is every American’s dream. Unfortunately, many neighborhoods in America became unsafe due to the increase of gang activities, drug activities, and violent crimes. These three elements are the causes of unsafe neighborhoods. Ten years ago, several well-known gangs had started recruiting teen-age boys and girls in my neighborhood. All day long, you could see these recruits hanging around on the street corners and sitting on the steps of vacant properties.
Police corruption has increased dramatically with the illegal cocaine trade, with officers acting alone or in-groups to steal money from dealers or distribute cocaine themselves. Large groups of corrupt police have been caught in New York, New Orleans, Washington, DC, and Methodology: Corruption within police departments falls into two basic categories, which are external corruption and internal corruption. In this report I will concentrate only on external corruption because it has been the larger center of attention recently. I have decided to include the fairly recent accounts of corruption from a few major cities, mainly Detroit and Dearborn, because that is where I have lived for all my life. My ideas and examples have come straight from the book, along with some.
The first property damage reported was a Nike store and even the police headquarters was damaged by the protestors the riots were keep on getting more intense as now the protestors started blazing police cruisers on fire in various location and many bank branches were damaged which led to a total lockdown to Younge street police even the transportation was put on lockdown all the buses and subway was halted. For the first time in Toronto police used tear gas to control the riots. Now the police came in action and started to use rubber bullets and pepper sprays to stable the condition. Over the course of the day 300 people were arrested and many were injured during arrest and next day it was a relief day as many of the lockdown were removed and public transportation was operating again and additional officers from the Ontario
Just not only gang member that can die during a gang fights but there be people that aren’t in gangs die too. I know all gang members’ motto is basically kill or be killed and get high all the time. It happens so often because drugs and alcohol are very addictive and harmful here in town. Most of the gang members here sometimes are teens still in high school and when they use drugs they’re lose more knowledge and its become harder for them to understand things so they eventually dropout of school. Since some teens don’t go to school anymore they work harder on being a gangster and most of them end up in jail or dead, barely of them think about changing because gangs become their life.
The extent of gangs/drugs A proliferation in gangs will also mean a growth in drug and violence in our community’s and threatening society in general. There are more than 731,000 active gang members in the United States, most of which are active with drug distribution. Gangs will and have shown themselves notorious and without regard to society and family. Street gangs employ violence to control drug activities and even targeting local businesses with extortion. Violence ensures that members adhere to the gang’s code of conduct.
How does he established COHERENCE among all these examples? Answer: Staples has been mistaken for a criminal countless times because of his race. The first time this happened, he scared a young white women when he turned the corner at night, and she ran off, convinced that he was “a mugger, a rapist, or worse.” Brent shares instances of people locking their car doors or crossing the street when he walked by, but he says he can’t blame them, as “young black males are drastically overrepresented among the perpetrators of… violence.” He discusses his childhood in Chester, Pennsylvania where there is “gang warfare, street knifings, and murders” that many of his friends and family have gone to prison or been killed over. He mentions two extreme situations in which he is mistaken for a burglar and tells the story of a journalist mistaken for the killer he was reporting on. Brent Staples makes it clear that these occurrences are continuous and common.
The Los Angeles Riots of 1992 was an extremely controversial time in American history and also a great stepping stone for civil rights. Rodney King, a parolee under the influence of alcohol, although it had been assumed that he was under the influence of narcotics at the time of the arrest, had run red lights and stop signs and was chased down and detained in South Central Los Angeles on March 3rd, 1991 in the Lake View Terrace district. During his arrest, a local resident caught video of a violent beating on Rodney King by four members of the Los Angeles Police Department. This became a rallying cry for activists in and around Los Angeles and other places in the United States. The video that was captured shows four white police officers clubbing and kicking Rodney King repeatedly.
Chris’ religious aunt slapped the man on his way out the store which showed that she thought the man was a disgrace. During this time Chris has been reading about mob crimes. In the 70s mob lynching were becoming normal and those accused of crimes and killed for their crimes were most likely to be innocent. This “thief” was surrounded by civilians and was guilty of this crime without any real proof or trial. As the crowd grew more fueled
In the book “Dry Manhattan” in chapter eight, the city of New York suffered much embarrassment throughout the country. This city had the most crime rate at night, when all the nightclubs or bars were open. The mayor of New York wrote a letter saying “The Prohibition needs to end and our city has been embarrassed and we are sick of it.” Many people found that this was a big deal and some sort of law change needed to occur. It has been so many years of trying to smuggle alcohol and crime that people just plain had enough.
Many civilians, including myself, believe that these police officers think they can do these things because they believe they are merely ‘’above the law.’’ This summer I was a victim of such crimes brought about by the New York Police Department. Due to the simple fact that I was only 16 years old and out late, I was seriously hospitalized and incarcerated. As I walked down a dark and discreet block with a friend of mine, I heard a deep voice bark at me. “Stay where you are!” I stopped in an instant, only to immediately get roundhouse punched across the face. Then I was maliciously thrown face first into the hood of the police car, cuffed accordingly, and repeatedly beat in the face a number