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.
Others jumped out of windows to escape or crouched on floors to take cover. The killings occurred in two separate attacks on the campus in Blacksburg, Va. The first shooting was at around 7:15 A.M. Two people were shot and killed at a dorm. More than two and a half hours later, 31 others, including the gunman, were shot and killed across campus in a classroom building, where some of the doors had been chained. Victims were found in different locations around the building.
Parenting. This word strikes fear in a number of young parents because it’s a whole new level of responsibility; many worry that they will not be good parents and will not be able to raise their child properly. Rex and Rose Mary Walls, from Jeannette Walls’ memoir The Glass Castle, are extremely strange people who live their life differently and it would seem like raising children would be a failure for them, but in the end, their kids grow up to be very decent adults. Both of Rex and Rose Mary are good parents because they demonstrate that they care about their kids very much, they raised them to be smart and able to see things for more than they are. The first thing that makes a good parent is not how you discipline your child or what classes they take, but it is to show that you care about them.
The members of these gangs come in a variety of racial and ethnic compositions. There has been an increasing of youth gangs since 1980 and a number of cities reporting youth gang problems continues to rise. The violence in these youth gangs increases with the number of gangs and members. Also, the availability of firearms contributes to an increase in violence. The youth gang homicides have increased since 1980 dramatically.
In the Holocaust, there were 5.59-5.86 million and in the Rwanda Genocide there were 800,000 and 1,000,000 which could be as high as 20% of their population. In the book Night, there was a scene that showed the mass killings that the Nazis’ committed, they shoved all of the people in death camps and lined them up and killed them. In Hotel Rwanda they lined them up and killed them. Another similarity that they share is the cruelty and the heartlessness that they have. Even when the children were begging to have mercy, they still killed them.
Police arrived at the seen and shots were firing everywhere. Harris and Klebold ended up in the library, sitting on the floor, ready to end their lives. Each put a gun to their end. The massacre had ended. In a mere 60 minutes, two high school students took the lives of fifteen people (including themselves) and severely injured twenty-four people.
I now present to you what really happened the night of December 3rd. During that meeting, Mr. Body fired Mrs. White, for she had been witnessed by other servants stealing from the house. In a fit of rage, Mrs. White took the nearest thing she could find, in this case the discarded candlestick, and bludgeoned Mr. Body to death.
I believe that Arizona is simply acting to defend itself. If you have ever been down to Arizona, is quite obvious that the state has big problems with crime and drugs. It is common knowledge That many of these drugs come from south of our border. In the town of Phoenix, it is filthy and run down, and signs of gangs are everywhere. The graffiti alongside the roads, the debris in the streets, and the liquor stores on every corner; to me are clear signs of a city struggling with crime.
With guns, knives, and a multitude of bombs, the two boys walked the hallways and killed. When the day was done, twelve students, one teacher, and the two murderers were dead; plus 21 more were injured. (Rosenberg) After April 20, 1999 our nation was given a rude awakening, schools--which before were thought to be a haven for safety--weren't as safe as they were deemed. The massacre at Columbine opened people’s eyes to the fact that this kind of violence could happen anytime, anywhere and by anyone, and for any reason. The Columbine Massacre changed the way society looked at children and at schools.