Murray Federal Building October 19, 2012 The Murrah federal bombing was the most vicious attack on American land until the September 11, 2001 attacks. The bombing took place in downtown Oklahoma City in the spring of 1995. The bombing took 168 lives, which included children that were under the age of 6 and it injured more than 680 people in total. Due to the blast around 324 buildings were destroyed and 86 cars were burned. The bomb cost a near $650 million dollars worth of damage.
After which the barely noticed island became the centre of the world’s news channels, it became one of the most noticed natural disasters in history with celebrities and normal people alike doing allsorts to raise money and aid for the victims of the quake. Soon there was over £12million for the victims. It is thought that over 150,000 people were killed but the exact number is unknown, there were also thought to be over 250,000 casualties. There are any factors that influenced the amount of deaths and injuries. In this essay I will cover many of the factors and conclude which one I feel had the biggest impact.
In March 1998, by which time he had already killed well over 200 people, a police investigation was begun—but quickly abandoned. It was not until Shipman decided to forge the will of one of his victims in June 1998 that a thorough investigation took place, leading to his arrest three months later. Since beginning to investigate Shipman in 2000, I have been trying to understand how it was that he could kill so many patients without detection. There were, of course, some system failures, but it has been impossible to avoid the question as to why the system weaknesses were tolerated to the extent that Shipman was able to murder not merely one or two patients, but over 200. The conclusion I have come to is that all doctors, and not general practitioners alone, share responsibility for creating the circumstances that enabled Shipman to be so successful a killer.
Conflict Diamonds in the Sierra Leone Civil War The Sierra Leone Civil War began in 1991, initiated by the Revolutionary United Front and is said to be fueled by conflict diamonds. The civil war saw nearly half the country’s 4.5 million population displaced and at least 50,000 people died in the fighting while there are an estimated 100,000 mutilation victims (Gberie, 6). What role did conflict diamonds play in the civil war of Sierra Leone? This paper will address this question and elaborate on the causes of the Sierra Leone Civil War. Introduction Sierra Leone has not always been a country of conflict.
From its peak in 1993 to 2001, the juvenile arrest rate for murder fell 70% (2001). During 2001, it is estimated that 202,500 juveniles were arrested for drug abuse violations. The percentage reached an astounding rate of 121% during the years of 1992 to 2001 (2006). Simple assault reached an all-time high during 2001. It was also discovered that females made up 28% of the total of juvenile arrests.
Why have Somali pirates been such a threat in the Indian Ocean? The country of Somalia has been a threat to international shipping since the second development of the Somali civil war-costing an estimated ten billion pounds a year in global trade. The map above shows the region of Somalia and its waters. It shows the attacks when they first became a major threat back in 2008. It also show an attack carried out by a navy in the area on Somali boats (e.g.
Massacres have been reporter to occur in Abidjan and the west of the country where refugees have settles. UNHCR teams are still trying to accommodate as best they can the refugees, though more than 1million citizens have been displaces since March 2011. Life threatening situations have been continual for Haiti, as hurricanes after earthquakes follow. On January 10th, 2010, an earthquake hit Haiti and killed an estimated toll of 200’000-250’000 people(Doc.10). A maximum of 66’620 citizens were still living in camps in 2010.
An interesting study from the FBI uniformed crime reports from 2006 to 2010 shows 54% of rapes/sexual assaults go unreported. 3% of those reported actually serve time in jail. In the same study done by the FBI, out of every 100 rapes, 46 get reported, 12 lead to arrests, 9 get prosecuted, 5 lead to felony convictions, and 3 will spend even a day in jail. (1) Surgical castration is any action, surgical, chemical, or otherwise by which a male loses the functions of the testicles or a female loses the functions of the ovaries. Chemical castration is the administration of medication designed to reduce the libido and sexual activity.
Katrina also killed at least 1,833 people in the time that it took to cross most of eastern North America. Hurricane Charley formed on August 9, 2004 caused $16.3 billion in damages and killed about 35 people. Hurricane Ike formed September 1, 2008 and ended on September 14, 2008. Hurricane Ike caused up to $37.6 billion in damage and killed 195 people in just 13 days. The difference between a hurricane, typhoon, and a cyclone is the
In 2011, an estimated 2.5 million people were newly infected with HIV. 330,000 were under the age of 15. Every day nearly 7,000 people contract HIV—nearly 300 every hour. In 2011, 1.7 million people died from AIDS. 230,000 of them were under the age of 15.