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Gang Violence
Gang Violence
Gang Violence Gangs are becoming a growing problem in American society. More young people are turning to gangs to solve problems in there lives. When youths join gangs they drop social activities with family, friends and school. Members fall behind their classmates in school and do not try. A study shows that less than 1% of gang bangers is literate1. Gangs destroy teenager lives and destroy their chances for a good education and happy life. Gangs are now a haven for rats. Teenagers are joining
Elvis Aron Presley
Elvis Aron Presley
Elvis Aron Presley At the time, no one realized that The world of music and entertainment would forever change. It was noon, on January 8, 1935, when Gladys Smith Presley, a poor Mississippi God-fearing sewing machine operator and wife of farm hand Vernon Elvis Presley, gave birth to twin sons Elvis Aron and Jesse Garon Presley. Buried in an unmarked Priceville, Mississippi grave, Jesse Garon died within six hours of birth. Jesse’s twin, Elvis Aron, was to become the most influential force in t
Commercial Vices
Commercial Vices
Commercial Vices The commercial vices are gambling, prostitution, and drugs. The appeals of the commercial vices are so strong and widespread that attempts to prohibit them in western countries have always failed. The evils of these vices are threefold: Those who practice them suffer, the criminals who sell them prosper, and the enforcement organizations are expensive, unsuccessful, and often corrupt. Two commercial vices have been accepted as unstoppable, but there evils have been minimized by
Nuclear Strikes
Nuclear Strikes
Nuclear Strikes Scientifically, there is no obstacle for a nuclear or atomic bomb. There are no secrets in Nuclear Science anymore. Anyone with a reasonable physics degree and access to a good technical library could design a workable atomic bomb in less than 6 months, so why hasn't anyone. Maybe there has been, no one is exactly sure. In the last 52 years there has been enough nuclear warheads made to destroy every city in the world and still have thousands left over.(Church 40) This all happen
Book Report The Art of Rock and Roll
Book Report The Art of Rock and Roll
Book Report: The Art of Rock and Roll The book “The Art of Rock and Roll” by Charles T. Brown basically proposes methods for analyzing music and anyone who reads the books should be able to develop techniques for listening to music and making legitimate statements about it. It treats rock and roll as a serious art form and traces it cultural roots throughout the book. Chapter one discusses the elements of rock and makes four assumptions. Assumption one states that rock is a legitimate art form.
Shkolnikov 1
Shkolnikov 1
Shkolnikov 1 US and Russia relations after the defeat of the USSR: The end of Cold War brought new challenges to Russian life, economy and politics. Actually, the post-Cold War period opened the new opportunities for Russia. Democracy made its first steps in the country. After seventy years of communism Russian people finally got a chance to live how the want, to say what they want and to do what they want. People got a chance to choose their own leader, to vote for the Congress members. And it
1984
1984
1984 I think that today's society is a half version of George Owell's novel, 1984, in some ways it is similar and in others, uniquely different. The closest we come today to a Big Brother is the mob. The people are also controlled by watchful security cameras and subliminal messages. However, something in life today is very different from that of 1984, it is the people. In the words of the famous lyricist, Power to the People. In analyzing Big Brother, there are similarities between it
Until There's An Answer
Until There's An Answer
Until There's An Answer Gang related incidents have been a chronic problem throughout the United States for several years now. Los Angeles, perhaps the area most troubled by gang violence in the country, is once again in the news. On September 17, 1995, 3-year-old Stephanie Kuhen was with her younger brother, 2-year-old Joseph Kuhen when the driver of the car taking them home made a wrong turn early Sunday morning. Gang members surrounded the vehicle, blocked the driver's escape and opened fire
Christmas Retailers and the Santa Claus Conspiracy
Christmas Retailers and the Santa Claus Conspiracy
Christmas, Retailers, and the Santa Claus Conspiracy Your Name Course or Course Code Teacher's Name December 17, 1996 Well it looks like it's that time of year again, when colourful lights are hung on trees, families spend time together, and retailers swim naked through their money. You guessed it, I'm talking about Christmas, one of the many holidays that have lost their meaning to commercialization. Forget the memory of Jesus Christ, now's the time to pay homage to the almighty buck. Nowadays
John Gotti The Man Behind the Mob
John Gotti The Man Behind the Mob
John Gotti: The Man Behind the Mob You are about to hear about the life of John Gotti, from his birth in New York, to his becoming the head of the largest Mafia family in history. I will tell you about his life from the time of his birth until his conviction for murder. There is not enough information available to tell you everything, but I will tell you what I can. John Joseph Gotti was born into one of the poorest families in New York on October 27, 1940. His father was a sanitation worker, h
Persuasive essay
Persuasive essay
Persuasive essay “gambling” Although many people believe that gambling is good clean fun, I believe that gambling will cost society more than it would benefit. The first reason that society will be hurt from gambling is that even though some casinos create thousands of jobs, there are some downfalls to that. For example the jobs used for casinos have taken away other jobs from other areas of the economy. And the jobs that casinos do provide are low paying jobs workers generally do not move up t
THE CLIENT
THE CLIENT
THE CLIENT THE CLIENT by John Grisham is an action, suspense novel about boy who learned to much from a Mafia lawyer. Mark is an eleven year old boy who is growing up in a trailer home with his mom Diane, and his nine year old brother Ricky. The incident all began when Ricky stumbled over a pack of cigarettes Mark was hiding under his bed, immediately Ricky was curios about smoking and wanted to give it try. So he blackmailed Mark to teach him how. Mark was reluctant but agreed and they set out
Many criminals today serve their time in prison and are then set free
Many criminals today serve their time in prison and are then set free
Many criminals today serve their time in prison and are then set free. Most of them go on to commit other crimes, without learning the lesson their punishment was meant to teach. the worst punishment possible is torture and to live with ones own guilt. In The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne is punished by having to stnd on a scaffold for three hours and having to wear a scarlet letter on her breast. After a while she feels no guilt and goes on about her life. People in the community forget about
When I was first assigned to see Donnie Brasco I instantly had an im
When I was first assigned to see Donnie Brasco I instantly had an im
When I was first assigned to see Donnie Brasco I instantly had an image of another ruff and intense mobster movie. It has been a while since Hollywood has attempted to do a mob related movie until now. Donnie Brasco was released last Friday. This movie stars Al Pacino and Johnny Depp. The movie is based on a true story about Joe Pistone and FBI agent who infiltrated the New York mob ring. Johnny Depp takes the role of Pistone a.k.a. Donnie Brasco. Donnie meets Lefty, played by Pacino. Lefty
The Firm
The Firm
The Firm Sydney Pollack’s film The Firm is a drama based on an desire to escape from the law firm (Berndini, Lambert, and Lock) from which he was hired. The relatively small but wealthy firm wines and dines the ambitious Harvard Law Graduate’s (played by Tom Cruise) with money and gifts in order to make him part of their team. Overwhelmed by the gracious treatment and substantial offer Mitch McDeere takes the offer to be part of the Firm. The firm gets them caught up in a affluent lifestyle tha
The Art Of Torture
The Art Of Torture
The Art Of Torture Going by the title of this paper you are probably asking yourself �How in God�s name can torture be seen as an art, were these people mentally ill?� well it was, but I talk about that later, let me tell you a little about the history of torture. Torture has been around since the times of Ancient Greece and is still around today, usually in the Mafia. Other than the mob, torture isn�t very common in our society. Punishments aren�t near as harsh as they used to be back
Norma Jean Mortensen Baker was born to her mother Gladys Mortensen on
Norma Jean Mortensen Baker was born to her mother Gladys Mortensen on
Norma Jean Mortensen Baker was born to her mother Gladys Mortensen on June 1st, 1926 at 9:30 am in Los Angeles, California. Gladys was divorced from her husband, C. Stanley Gifford and separated from her husband Ed Mortensen. Ed Mortensen was who Gladys put on Norma Jean’s birth certificate as her father but it is still in question if he was her father of if it was her first husband Jack Baker who was her father. Gladys had two other kids from another marriage. She had them in her first marriag
Michael Milken pleaded guilty to a number of what are generally called
Michael Milken pleaded guilty to a number of what are generally called
Michael Milken pleaded guilty to a number of what are generally called white-collar crimes – as opposed to blue-collar crimes or those Godfather-type underground activities known as organized crime. But on examination, much of Milken's white-collar work bears a startling resemblance to the methods of organized crime in schematic if not case by case. Milken was no capo, but he certainly applied the general mind set of the gangster to finance. And in doing so, he created a vastly more power
Assassination of JFK
Assassination of JFK
Assassination of JFK On Friday, November 22nd 1963 at 12:30 P.M. the 35th president of the United States of America, John Fitzgerald Kennedy assassinated while he rode in an open limousine though the streets of Dallas. This event, which abruptly and severely altered the course of history, it has created more controversy than any other single event. Some haunting questions remain. Who did it? Why did they do it? How was it done? Was there a cover up The official answers complied by the W
Others may ask how you define success THis is more difficult Success i
Others may ask how you define success THis is more difficult Success i
Others may ask how you define success. THis is more difficult. Success is relative: not everbody wants to put together a four-billion-dollar conglomerater, or become president of teh United States, or win the Nobel Peace Prize. It is usually a mistake to begin wiht such grandiose ambitions, which tend to degenerate into lazy daydreams. The best way to succeed is to begin with a reasonably realistic goal and attain it, rather than aim at something so far beyond your reach that you are bound to f
American Mafia
American Mafia
American Mafia The Mafia has been around for a long time. It started in Sicily and was carried over to America. Since it's beginning organized crime has been doing nothing but growing to this day. I. Early Mafia A. Sicily B. America II. Families A. Gambino B. Genovese C. Colombo D. Bonanno E. Luchese III. Mob Information A. Rank of the Mafia B. The oath C. Origins of the name Organized Crime Organized Crime is one of the oldest and longest running businesses in the world. But did it start out a
Organized Crime has for nearly one hundred years held an unseen contro
Organized Crime has for nearly one hundred years held an unseen contro
Organized Crime has for nearly one hundred years held an unseen control over the United States. Running both illegal and legal businesses they have captivated the lives of the country. Here is an overview of the history of this power that knows everything and everyone that has power or wishes to rise to power. The beginning of organized crime goes back to the 13th century. The Mafia was formed in Sicily to help farmers from being terrorized by French and Spanish looters (Waller, p.16). It was n
James Riddle Hoffa
James Riddle Hoffa
James Riddle Hoffa James Riddle Hoffa, the son of a coal driller, was born on 14th February, 1913. His father died when he was seven and in 1924, the family moved to Detroit. Hoffa left school at fourteen and worked as a department-store stock boy. An active trade unionist, in 1932, he led a strike at a Detroit grocery store. By the age of 37 he was chairman of the Central States Drivers Council in 1940 and two years was elected president of the Michigan Conference of Teamsters. In 1952 Hoffa be
GET SHORTYS REVEIW
GET SHORTYS REVEIW
GET SHORTY’S REVEIW 5/17/2004 English Get Shorty Book Review Nobody writes openings like Elmore Leonard. Case in point: When Chili first came to Miami Beach twelve years ago they were having one of their off-and-on cold winters: thirty-four degrees the day he met Tommy Carlo for lunch at Vesuvius on South Collins and had his leather jacket ripped off. You need to know about this because you need to know why there's bad blood between Chili Palmer and Ray Bones, the guy who stole his coat and is n
Cuban Revolution
Cuban Revolution
Cuban Revolution “Fidel Castro did not win power in Cuba, rather Fulgencio Batista lost it” Discuss the origins and causes of the Cuban revolution. Account for Castro’s success. Fulgencio Batista was a military dictator who ruled Cuba during 1940-44, in this time he drew up the democratic constitution. He once again became president during 1952-59. In his second effort as President of Cuba, he abolished the constitution. Batista was a military dictator who oppressed the people. It was because of
Why is John F Kennedy such a famous and controversial figure today
Why is John F Kennedy such a famous and controversial figure today
Why is John F Kennedy such a famous and controversial figure today? The assassination of John F Kennedy is one of the most controversial events in modern times, one could even compare his death with Diana Princess of Wales and her sudden death in a car crash which has had much speculation over recent years with new information coming out all the time in the media. The continued interest in J.F.K, leading to him still being one of the most famous and influential Presidents of America ever, is mos
Gangs of Chicago
Gangs of Chicago
Gangs of Chicago attn getter: kill little jimmy boss: um listen sammy I want u to take care of our little buddy jimmy see he lost some of our more expensive merchindise to the nunziatos sammy: what do you want me to do boss what do you want me to do? boss: take him out to eat and tell him his don doesnt care that he lost the merchindise and then take him to see the sights, when he's not looking tell him to be prepared to meet his old buddy tony, then scratch him! sammy:sure boss sure while we al
Immigrants and Crime
Immigrants and Crime
Immigrants and Crime: Out of the Melting Pot and into the Fire English 102.5 Research Project 1 Crime is inherent in our nature. When Eve took the bite of the apple it was the first sin, but whether in legend, religion or history, all evidence leads to the same thing: as long as there are laws or rules of any kind, there will be people to break them. As the saying goes, rules are meant to be broken. Crime has no limits whether in time or space, race or culture. It is the ultimate “given” in the
Waging War against the War on Drugs
Waging War against the War on Drugs
Waging War against the War on Drugs There exists a War on Drugs in our nation; a war that we are unfortunately losing. Our government is protecting the monopoly of the black market by prohibiting the use of non-prescription drugs. There is a great demand for which there must be a great supply and the present laws forbidding drug trade and usage promote the growth of the black market. It is time that we realize that the multi-dimensional socio-economic problem does not have one solution and that
Patriot Act
Patriot Act
Patriot Act: ENC 1102 30 April 2004 Violating our freedoms? or A necessary tool for the 21st century war on terror? “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” The 1st amendment of The United Stated Constitution is by far the constitution’s most important segment. And fro
What are Psychopaths and How do they exist in a corporate world
What are Psychopaths and How do they exist in a corporate world
What are Psychopaths and How do they exist in a corporate world? The media may portray the psychopath as a crazed serial killer - the stuff of nightmares and horror films - but the reality is chillingly different. Not all psychopaths are violent criminals and fewer still have a desire to eat you for dinner. Many are highly successful businessmen and women, lawyers, academics, politicians, doctors and teachers. Psychopaths wear suits too... The Mental Health Act 1983 (HMSO 1983) described psychop
THE PROS AND CONS OF THE LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA
THE PROS AND CONS OF THE LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA
THE PROS AND CONS OF THE LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA NOTE: THIS PAPER REC’D AN “A” grade at a Calif. Community College……YEAR 2002, Admin. Of Justice class…. The United States is a country full of controversy. It was even settled by people who had come from a country in the midst of controversy. Many controversial issues do not have a clear solution that makes everyone happy and oftentimes a compromise is essential in order to move on. When it comes to the controversy of legalizing marijuana, howev
Music Influence On Society
Music Influence On Society
Music Influence On Society Music has been around for thousands of years. Music appeals to everyone. When was the last time you have heard someone say, I hate all music. ? Lately though music has been criticized for corrupting teen's minds. Rap is being blamed for all the crimes and murders in cities all over America and heavy metal is being blamed for giving teens only dark images and thoughts in their minds. Although the media and public criticize rap and rock music and blame the music for infl
Since the formation of the United States to the present date the crime
Since the formation of the United States to the present date the crime
Since the formation of the United States to the present date, the crime rate and the rights of the accused have greatly increased, while the rights of the law-abiding citizen have decreased. To more fully protect society, and to attempt to reduce the crime rate, we must therefor increase the power the law enforcement agencies have. The most logical place to start would be the search and seizure laws, for they inhibit the power to stop trouble at its source. The Fourth Amendment is quoted thus:
Gambling has become such a large part of Americans way of life that it
Gambling has become such a large part of Americans way of life that it
Gambling has become such a large part of Americans way of life that it has become socially acceptable. New kinds of gambling are being introduced every year as a way to boost the economy, create jobs, etc. But there is a high human cost. Although it might create revenues, it also creates problems similar to drug abuse. In its compulsive form, gambling can act like a disease such as alcoholism or cigarette addiction. It can also often lead to suicide. Gambling affects the poor the most, who also
Jimmy Hoffa in his short 62 years in this world has caused a change th
Jimmy Hoffa in his short 62 years in this world has caused a change th
Jimmy Hoffa, in his short 62 years in this world has caused a change that will live in the minds of many people forever. But there is one question that bothers many people, was Jimmy Hoffa a hero or a criminal? Hoffa was born James Riddle Hoffa, the second of the four children of John Cleveland Hoffa and Viola Riddle Hoffa. Hoffa was born on February 14, 1913 in Brazil, Indiana. When his father, a coal driller who suffered from an occupational respiratory disease, died in 1920, his mother, who
The Early Years
The Early Years
The Early Years... John DeLorean was born on January 6, 1925 in a blue-collar neighborhood on Detroit's near east side. He was the oldest of four sons. His father, Zachary, had immigrated from the Alsace-Lorraine region of France during his teen age years. His mother, Kathryn, had immigrated from Salzburg in Austria-Hungary as a young child. Together, they held an assortment of manufacturing jobs, Kathryn as a tool assembler, and Zachary as a millwright in a Detroit Ford factory. The family liv
Marilyn Monroe Suicide or Murder
Marilyn Monroe Suicide or Murder
Marilyn Monroe: Suicide or Murder Marilyn Monroe, was it a suicide or a murder? The mystery continues. Marilyn was a sex goddess of the 1950’s and early 1960’s shortly before her death in 1962. Marilyn was a strong willed and very unique woman, who had a lifetime full of fame ahead of her. Why would she do something so weak as to commit suicide? Or did she? Dazzling, seductive, extraordinary, Marilyn Monroe was the All-American Sex Goddess, a superstar legend with magnetic energy so strong she
A Scene from Martin Scorcese's
A Scene from Martin Scorcese's
A Scene from Martin Scorcese's Mean Streats Considered to be one of the most consistently inventive American directors in the last thirty years, Martin Scorsese has brought to life some of the most violently thought provoking stories onto the screen. Many of his films deal with life in the Mafia. Some have dealt with psychotics and killers. Others have been complete departures that were period pieces, comedies, and even a feminist drama. He has proven that he can do big Hollywood-style movies a
The Bay of Pigs Invasion
The Bay of Pigs Invasion
The Bay of Pigs Invasion The story of the failed invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs is one of mismanagement, overconfidence, and lack of security. The blame for the failure of the operation falls directly in the lap of the Central Intelligence Agency and a young president and his advisors. The fall out from the invasion caused a rise in tension between the two great superpowers and ironically 34 years after the event, the person that the invasion meant to topple, Fidel Castro, is still in powe
Mafia in the United States
Mafia in the United States
Mafia in the United States By Ian Barber English 1, June 1998 The American Mafia, which emerged during Prohibition as a wealthier and more violent successor to local city gangs, has been virtually eclipsed as a major actor in the U.S. criminal world. In the late 1800's, southern Italians attempted to reproduce the Mafia in the United States. The Mafia today is more greatly related to Italy then ever before. Italy has now become even more notorious of the Mafia then in the past. The Mafia unfort
In an age in which the black community is searching for a leader there
In an age in which the black community is searching for a leader there
In an age in which the black community is searching for a leader, there is a shortage of positive black male images. The black man is arguably the most exploited figure in the media therefore causing a lack of role models for young black men. Our youth have been immersed in a pool filled with demeaning black men. This, however, is not something new; this exploitation of the black men has gone on for decades. I intend to show that not only has this been going on for at least 2 decades but that t
The Origin of Organized Crime
The Origin of Organized Crime
The Origin of Organized Crime On January 29, 1919, the united states Congress ratified the eighteenth amendment. This amendment banned the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages. The Volstead act was passed to carry out this amendment. “Although the origin of the movement is to be found in colonial protests against the excessive use of intoxicants, the temperance crusaders did not turn from moral suasion to legal coercion until the middle of the nineteenth century.”(Dictionary of American
On the night of August 4 1962 Marilyn Monroe died of a fatal dose of
On the night of August 4 1962 Marilyn Monroe died of a fatal dose of
On the night of August 4, 1962, Marilyn Monroe died of a fatal dose of barbiturates. At first, the drugs were thought to be taken orally as in case of suicide, but the longer the case went on, the more they found out. Mariln Monroe did not commit suicide. There is not enough evidence for suicide. For instance, the evidence of empty pill bottles in Monroe’s bedroom only helps the prosecution. It was initially assumed that Marilyn swallowed them. It would have been impossible for Marilyn to swall
John Joseph Gotti Jr
John Joseph Gotti Jr
John Joseph Gotti Jr. On October 27, 1940, John Joseph Gotti Jr. was born the fifth of thirteen children of John Joseph Sr., and Fannie Gotti. As John Sr. worked hard as a construction worker during the depression to support his family on fifteen, which he barely did, John Jr. was drawn to the life of the streets in the Bronx. He saw his lifestyle, the poverty-stricken family that was common to the Bronx in the '40s, and that of the mobsters on the local street corner in their three-piece suits
ORGANIZED CRIME IN AMERICA
ORGANIZED CRIME IN AMERICA
ORGANIZED CRIME IN AMERICA Organized crime has plagued America since immigrants started to pour into America. It baffled the police for the longest of times and left the government stupefied. The idiots didn't know what hit them. The Mafia is the best known organization in organized crime. It was the most powerful from the 1900's to the 1960's. The mafia was started in Sicily when they kept getting trampled by successive waves of conquerors. The result was inevitable: the formation of a society
THE BAY OF PIGS INVASION
THE BAY OF PIGS INVASION
THE BAY OF PIGS INVASION The story of the failed invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs is one of mismanagement, overconfidence and lack of security. The blame for the failure of the operation falls directly in the lap of the Central Intelligence Agency, a young president and his advisors. The fall out from the invasion caused a rise in tension between the two great superpowers. Ironically thirty-four years after the event, the person that the invasion meant to topple, Fidel Castro, is still in po
May 27 1922
May 27 1922
May 27, 1922 Dear Journal, Today I visited my cousin Daisy and her spouse Tom Buchanan. I went to college with Tom at Yale. I do not know them very well. I thought that I would pay them a visit anyway. They live across the bay in East Egg. When I arrived they showed me around their place and introduced me to Jordan Baker, a professional golfer. Tom and Daisy left me and Jordan alone for a while and she told me about Tom having a mistress. She was surprised that I did not know about Tom and his
Lyndon Baines Johnson served as the thirty-sixth president of the Unit
Lyndon Baines Johnson served as the thirty-sixth president of the Unit
Lyndon Baines Johnson served as the thirty-sixth president of the United States of America. Events which marked the Johnson presidency were the funeral of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the push for the Great Society, and most memorably, the Vietnam conflict. Johnson was a man who possessed incredible power. In the early stages of his presidency many domestic programs were initiated. The latter portion of his presidency suffered due to his bad handling of the situation in Vietnam. Lyndon Ba
Insanity
Insanity
Insanity Many people think that the two assailants didn't know what they were doing. They were insane. They were just shooting. They didn't care who they shot at. This one guy considered himself with the Nazis, and listened to a Techno-Nazi band. He was into combat more than anybody else. Harris and Klebold were part of an outcast group called the Trenchcoat Mafia. They wore black and spoke German to each other. They believed their choice of Adolf Hitler's birthday for the attack was no coinc