Gardner’s ideas are too drastic and I believe he didn’t have enough support in his argument that his plans would actually decrease the murders in gang violence. To say that his thoughts on drugs are the missing piece to gang-violence; I agree with him one-hundred percent. Yet, to pinpoint on drugs as the only reason viciousness and violence happens in gangs, is almost too good to be true. Dan may as well fly off to Never-Never land, because those dreams aren’t ever coming true. First off, I would like to thank Gardner for his enlightening point of view, of how gang violence is heavily influenced by the whole drug trade and the black market that associates itself with it.
The government has decided that addiction to these types of harmless drugs is okay, and then provides us with safe ways to access and ingest them. Could it be that the moment you turn to an illegal drug, you forfeit any chance of safety that the government could offer to you? Illegal drug use surrounds us every day, in fact, substance abuse is not a problem that will go away by banishing users to the streets; such attitudes only exacerbate this ever so common, serious issue. Critics argue that safe injection sites condone a criminal act, whereas, others argue that it’s better to focus on enabling addicts to practice the behavior more safely. While we must appreciate the moral perspectives some attempt to embody, good public policy must be measured by its effectiveness and ability to actually achieve the goals it is designed to respond to.
Prohibition was intended to reduce crime and corruption within the USA, as well as solve problems and reduce tax burdens that were created by prisoners and poor houses (Thornton, M.1991). This essay will examine the factors that influenced prohibition, and will explain the consequences that arouse from it. The essay will then explain ways in which the drug trade in the
If we are truly concerned about our safety, our right and our duty to protect ourselvesand all that we love and stand for, then we must be able to own and knowledgeably operate the kinds of firearms that will allow us to do just that. Admittedly, there is the growing concern with regard to assault weapons getting into the hands of non law abiding persons (criminals and drug dealers). However, we must be confident that with better regulations with regards to ownership of assault weapons and with better enforcement of these regulations we can keep assault weapons out of the hands of those who intend to use them to harm others. When every assault weapon is banned, the only ones left with guns are the criminals. WORKS CITED Robertson v. Baldwin, 165 U.S. 275 (1897) United States v. Miller, 307 U.S. 174 (1939) District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570
The people who wanted the fence in the first place because of unknown threats coming across our border can now rest with no worries because are we as a nation are protected. According to “The Border Fence, Immigration Policy, and the Obama Administration” Under this interpretation, the illegal immigrants and terrorists must be stopped in order to make America safe, and any remedy is justified to meet that
It is difficult to identify the problem discussed here: Is it drugs or the war on drugs itself? What do the authors argue? (446 words) Clearly it is not difficult at all to identify the problem discussed here, we cannot say that the problems is either drugs itself or the war on drugs, I personally think that they complement each other because as the moment when drugs are produced, distributed and possessed is already a crime, a crime that authorities want to eradicate from its roots, creating now on a war on drugs. It’s consequent from one to the other. As we now from nature, one of the major effects of the use of drugs on people is the correlation and the effects seen in the behavior of that person that consumes any drug, behavior that at the end can be related to crime behavior that as a consequence leads the law enforcers to act in the name of the law to avoid this type of behavior of
(“Immigration: In the Vanguard”, 1999, p. 32) In simplest terms illegal aliens are illegal and like any crime their presence must be controlled. Moreover, their presence and employment is manifestly unjust as they are taking resources and opportunities from legitimate citizens. Therefore, it is essential that the government continue to police illegal immigration and commits resources to that task. In the words of President Clinton, “We must say no to illegal immigration so we can continue to say yes to legal immigration.” (“Immigration Reform: The Issues”, p.
doesn’t have many things to go against it. One safe way to stop terrorism is the Visa Security Program. The Visa Security Program interdicts criminals, terrorists and others who would exploit the legal visa process to enter the United States. The program serves as the agency’s frontline in protecting the United States against terrorist and criminal organizations. While many security measures focus on screening names against lists of known terrorist or criminal suspects, the program relies on HSI special agents to identify potential terrorist or criminal suspects and stops them before they can reach the U.S. Another way to stop terrorism are scanners.
Combating the spread of HIV / AIDS and Hepatic C: Needle exchange program works does work. Stopping the spread of HIV / AIDS and Hepatic C Has being a life long passion of mind. I am by no means condoning intravenous drug use because of its risky behavior. Opponents on the other hand may argue that needle exchange programs encourage illicit and immoral behavior and that we as a society should focus our time and energy on punishing interventions drug users, which would discouraging drug-usage, and provide them treatment centers instead. Several questions arise surrounding this debate: Do they save lives?
Since this time, the Department of Homeland Security has done a great job in protecting this nation against terrorism through transit security and border patrol and also serving its purpose in regulating immigration, cyber security and providing aid to victims of natural disasters. I do believe, however, this department is better suited to prevent domestic terrorism rather than foreign terrorism. I believe Homeland Security is more than capable of preventing any form of domestic terrorism. The Department of Homeland Security is definitely beneficial to America’s safety but I do not believe it is prepared for another 9/11. Terrorist are very smart and very skilled when it comes to planning mass amounts of chaos and loss of life.