In addition, gangs increasingly are smuggling large quantities of heroin, cocaine, and MDMA (also known as ecstasy) into the United States. Local street gangs in rural, suburban, and urban areas transport drugs within very specific areas, most of what seem to be low socio-economical areas. Some gangs collect millions of dollars per month selling illegal drugs, trafficking weapons, operating prostitutions rings, and selling stolen property. Gangs launder their proceeds by investing in real estate, recording studios, motor cycle shops, and construction companies. 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.
Many drug users are arrested for possession of Marijuana every day. It has been a problem that Marijuana is the most common drug that is used in the streets. Also numerous addicts are arrested for different drugs such as heroin or crack cocaine or many times, are under the influence of alcohol. Somehow, the issue on legalizing Marijuana is that anti Marijuana users think that if Marijuana is legalized, crime on the streets would be much higher. For instance, Pot heads (Marijuana users) get busted for minor crimes such as illegal possession of Marijuana.
FACTS this lawsuit was brought to the courts for a second time as the plaintiff alleged that because of his religious beliefs he was denied permission to purchase certain religious publications and denied other privileges enjoyed by other prisoners. The first appeal on this case the defendant court affirmed judgment dismissing the complaint for failure to state a cause of action. The district court found that the plaintiff had not sustained his burden of showing that this was abuse. So the plaintiff appealed. ISSUE the district court stated that the books the plaintiff wanted was not necessary for the practice of Cooper’s faith.
The LAPD violated the 4th Amendment when they searched O.J’s house without a search warrant. People believed that they did this in order to take action immediately and plant evidence which would help convict O.J. Mark Fuhrman, the head detective at LAPD in charge of the investigation, was questioned about the planting of evidence at O.J’s residence, pleading the 5th Amendment. In other words, he refused to respond to the questions given to him and chose to exercise his constitutional right to not speak. As an addition to O.J’s defense, Simpson's attorneys questioned Fuhrman about his alleged prior use of racist terms.
In 1975 Ted was arrested in Utah but was released due to the little evidence, Two years later was convicted of kidnapping and escaped. Ted Bundy killed three people in Florida and was arrested but his parents bailed him out and he sold his car but police impounded it away from new owner. It was then when forensic evidence finally solved this case by finding three different hairs matching the three victims killed in Ted’s car and matched his teeth marks the a bite mark on one of the victims. He was then was sentenced to three death penalties in 1978 when Ted was recaptured and on January 24, 1989 at Railford prison in Starke, Florida Ted Bundy was executed in the electric chair. My opinion on this case was interesting yet disgusting but Ted Bundy was smart about how he attracted his victims.
City of Los Angeles had a lot of different incidents reported like: Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, Forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Here are some crimes that were reported in Los Angeles: property crime, burglary, larceny theft, and motor vehicle theft("Federal Bureau Investigation ", 2010).. Third, Kansas City , Mo rates of each crime are: 102 total of murder, 234 total of forcible rape,1,626 total of robbery,3,544 total of aggravated assault, 26,919 total of property crime,7,124 total of burglary,16,625 total of larceny theft, and 3,170 total of motor vehicle theft("Federal Bureau Investigation ", 2010).. Los Angeles rates of each crime are: 293 total of murder and
Criminal Law Paper Carolyn Waddell-Tillman 354 February 7, 2014 Professor William Heiman Criminal Law Paper Arrest Search and Investigation DNA Cheek Swab Maryland v. King, 569 U.S._ (June 3, 2003) The defendant was arrested in 2009 for menacing a group of people with a shotgun, the defendant was charged in state court with assault, where he was processed for detention custody at a central booking facility. Booking personnel used a cheek swab to take the DNA sample from him pursuant to the Maryland DNA Collection Act. His DNA was uploaded into the Maryland DNA database and matched a 2003 sample from an unsolved rape case. He was charged and convicted in the rape case (criminallawresources.com) What interested me about this
In saying that however, criminals are going to get there hands on firearms whenever they feel the need arises. There are dozens of underground networks dedicated to the sale of both legal and illegal fire-arms. (Site 1) Hundreds of gun related weapons are stolen from Military bases, Police Cruisers and Weapons Depots yearly; both abroad and in our own country. (Site 2), (Site
Controlling Organized Crime Elizabeth Sanchez University of Phoenix Controlling Organized Crime Organized crime or forms of organized crime can be traced back a couple of centuries; it is a culture that seems to evolve with the times. Organized crime has contributed to social disorganization, violence, hate crimes, substance manufacturing, drug smuggling, murder, mass attacks, human trafficking, prostitution, murder for hire, counterfeiting and much more. The crimes that are being committed by these various groups are usually on a large scale and involve many individuals, sometimes internationally as well as nationally. Some groups have even been linked to highfalutin political figures as well as corporations and small businesses. The drive behind these types of relationships is usually large financial gain or power.
From this, we see that the criminological theory examines crime, criminals, and the environment in an effort to explain criminal behavior. I chose an article to study and compare from The Journal of Jurisprudence. The article was Drug Legalization: Rescuing Central America from the Claws of Crime. Basically, this article says that within Central America, the drug trade has taken a turn for the worst in Central America. As a result, the people of their society are struck with a lot of crime.