It is important that violence and gun crime are talked about in films and that young people are made to see the real side of it, because people are getting killed often in events where youths are carrying guns, this often appears on the news. Statistics show that gun crime has been on the rise in recent years especially in inner city areas like the one shown in the film. The two main characters of the film are Ricky and Wisdom who can not break out the never ending circle of gun crime but both for different reasons. Ricky tries to leave but he fails because he feels that he owes Wisdom for saving his life and
Lithwick:Teens, Nude Photos and the Law In this article, published in Newsweek, the author explains the harsh possible outcomes from teenagers sending at the own free will nude photos of themselves to their mates or lovers. Something that the author defines as “sexting” epidemic and analyses how the law is treating offenders and victims. The author makes an obvious claim that the criminal-justice system is too harsh to solve any issues that deal with teens and technology because this issue is becoming more common and although he doesn’t examine different or alternative ways to solve the problem, personally I agree with him that the law should not interfere with such juvenile cases because being exposed to others instead of the person it was intended for is punishment enough. In the article, the author brings personal stories which highlight three
If we understand why we fear the book and address that fear, then we would not be so quick to ban it. We shouldn't shy away from open discussion and conversation, since it will be the best thing for us in this situation. By taking away from our students the opportunities to see different styles of literature, historical thought and the mistakes from our past, we deny them the right to see the full advantages of freedom of speech and
In my opinion, making someone a hero doesn’t always make him that much more interesting. So as you can see I am for Loewens argument that heroification is a bad practice because it doesn’t show all the sides and actions done by a person. American history textbook authors should show all aspects of a person and not just the good parts. Not everyone is perfect and they should be their imperfectness should be
While assuming JIB to be true, Shelton wages war on the government and by extension those who support it. He views this as a last resort, since he watched all the other non-violent options fail him. Thus this war can be justified. Shelton is justified in his actions because he is redressing a wrong suffered, and his intentions are to rid the corruptness from the judicial system. The people that Shelton killed are considered combatants because they support they governmental system and work with it.
Drugs are good. Just kidding but shouldn’t we at least consider the consequences of the zero tolerance policy? Drug abuse in schools today is a major problem. Zero tolerance policy is a great way to stop the drugs but some of these rules are enforced just a little too harsh. I have seen drugs ruin people’s lives and tear apart their family, there is no doubt that anyone should be doing drugs, let alone kids.
Instead of admitting to their heinous actions, the three men sought help from their willing ‘brothers’ to bully and persuade black and white people alike into submission and essentially cover-up the whole incident. I understand that in the face of punishment, people will do anything to ‘get away with murder’, but how can so many people feel no remorse in essentially erasing one man’s existence? It is sickening to realize that the KKK could be so effective in brainwashing an entire town. Meanwhile, the African American community likewise gave into emotion and engaged in a poorly thought out and executed plan of retaliation. Instead of fighting for Marrow’s justice and their own rights in a civil manner, the African Americans in Oxford choose to cause more damage by creating chaos and classifying
Notes for “Whose Lathe?” by Ursula K. Le Guin Thesis 1: School boards should not have the power to ban books based on personal beliefs and comfort level. Thesis 2: While choosing books for students is important for their education, giving them the freedom to make their own choices, even in such small instances, surpasses that importance. Thesis 3: The concept of free choice is far more humane than that of censorship. Final Thesis: Censorship placed upon school books rids students of their choice in reading thus school boards should not have the audacity to ban books solely because they do not accord with their personal opinions and levels of comfort. Proof: * “In discussion, teachers pointed out that since it is the policy of the Washougal School District to assign an alternative book to any student who objects on any grounds to reading an assigned one, the attempt to prevent a whole class from reading a book was an attempt to change policy, replacing free choice by censorship” – pg, 257, 1st paragraph * “Censorship, here or in Russia or wherever, is absolutely anti-democratic and elitist.
Her parents should have spoken to the boy parents and made sure they would be present at the party. I’m not blaming her for what happen. The boys who played a part in the sexual assault is very much guilty. I’m just saying we need to think long and hard about the decision we make and how can we choose better ones. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/houston-teen-speaks-rape-viral-article-1.1861897 Part 2 Free will is the power of independent action and choice: the ability to act or make choices as a free and autonomous being and not solely as a result of compulsion or predestination.
For example, when Bradley Cooper’s character works out a deal with the Officers so that they wouldn’t have to stay in jail over the weekend. He volunteered the boys to be used as a demonstration for the use of taser guns on criminals. The physical abuse and the situation is hilarious, but may be geared more to the present times. The gags and situations in these films are depicted differently for the audiences, as there is clearly a visual difference in the times the movies take place and the delivery of the material. The Hangover chose to use physical abuse to their advantage, where as Coming to America left went for a more situational, verbal approach.