Alcatraz - 878 words
Alcatraz: United States Penitentiary As a result of the Great Depression, a new breed of violent criminals swept the streets of America. In response to the cries of alarmed citizens, Congress enacted a number of statutes, which gave the federal government jurisdiction over certain criminal offenses previously held by the states. With the suggestion of former US Attorney General, Homes Cummings, Congress agreed that a special penal institution of maximum security and minimum privilege be established. In 1934, the legendary US Penitentiary of Alcatraz was born and became the home of Americas most wanted for the next thirty years. Once authorized by Congress, the US Department of Justice acquir ...
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Warren G Hardings Mysterious Death - 1,130 words
... n, but simply out of his affection for him. The president was propped up in bed, enjoying an article his wife was reading, Thats good, read some more, Harding said. Those were his last words, then suddenly, the presidents body shook violently and then became still, almost instantly. Sawyer then said, The Presidents dead!(Means, Gaston. The Strange Almost right after his death questions started coming up about the presidents death, those that served to deepen the mystery. For example, when the president first became ill, General Sawyer said that he suffering from acute indigestion caused by eating crab meat. But it was later discovered that the president hadnt consumed any crab meat becau ...
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Antonin Scalia - 629 words
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was born on March 11, 1936 in Trenton, New Jersey to a Sicilian immigrant father and an Italian-American mother and was raised in Queens. He attended Catholic schools in New York City as a child and teen. Scalia then attended Georgetown University, spending his junior year at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland, and graduated at the top of his class with an A.B. (Sorry, I dont know what that means) in 1957. He also attended Harvard, serving as the editor for Law Review. Scalia graduated from Harvard in 1960. On September 10, 1960, Scalia married Maureen McCarthy, and the two went to go live in Cleveland, Ohio. While in Cleveland, Scalia was admitted ...
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Microsoft - 1,505 words
Microsoft Corporation, leading American computer software company. Microsoft develops and sells a wide variety of computer software products in more than fifty countries. Microsoft's Windows operating systems for personal computers are the most widely use operating systems in the world. Microsoft had revenues of $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ending June 1998, and employs more than 27,000 people in 60 countries. Microsoft has it's headquaters in Redmond Washington. Microsoft's other well known products include, Word, a word processor; Excel, a spreadsheet program; Access, a database program; and PowerPoint, a program used for making business presentations. These products are sold separate ...
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The Antitrust Case Against Microsoft - 423 words
The Anti-Trust Case Against Microsoft By Corporate Watch writing this article "Microsoft: One World Operating System" (www.corpwatch.org/trac/feature/microsoft). A battle is raging in the United States Courts with the Microsoft Corporation. The federal government maintains that Microsoft's monopolistic practices are harmful to United States citizens creating higher prices and potentially downgrading software quality and should be stopped while Microsoft and its supporters claim that they are not breaking any laws and are just doing good business. Microsoft's antitrust problems began for them in the early 1990's. When the Federal Trad The Anti-Trust Case Against Microsoft A battle is raging i ...
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Visa And Mastercard Antitrust - 1,328 words
Duality, Monopoly and Government Failure Duality or illegal business practices which one contributed to Visa and MasterCard attaining over seventy-five percent of market shares. Who is really to blame for Visa and MasterCard obtaining the ability to monopolize the market; the government; member banks; or Visa and MasterCard collaboration. The Department of Justice investigation will bring forth many issues to closely review and consider. Reviewing the courts transcript, released by the Department of Justice on the governments antitrust case investigation; United States of America verses Visa International and MasterCard International Incorporated. reveals how the government may have been a m ...
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Windows Evolution - 1,394 words
It wouldn't be fair to talk about the Windows Operating System without first looking at the origins of the company that developed it. William H. Gates III and Paul Allen founded Microsoft in 1975. They were both only 19 years old. In 1980 International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) chose Microsoft to write the operating system for the IBM PC personal computer, to be introduced the following year. As part of its contract with IBM, Microsoft was permitted to license the operating system to other companies. By 1984 Microsoft had licensed MS-DOS to 200 personal computer manufacturers, making MS-DOS the standard operating system for personal computers. In 1985 Microsoft released Windows, an ...
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Government Intervention And Antitrust Law - 1,672 words
Government Intervention in Individual Markets: A Look at Government Intervention and Antitrust Law via the Microsoft Case Growth and Development in the US Economy In light of recent developments, I took a different approach to this paper. The Microsoft Antitrust case has been somewhat of a phenomenon that has become one of the most prominent cases in recent years. Because of this, I decided to look at government intervention into individual markets, along with antitrust law, via that particular case. I am of the opinion that we can learn a great deal by using that particular ongoing litigation. Antitrust law protects the public from companies that attain an undue domination of the marketplac ...
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Gov Intervention - 1,176 words
The information economy has resulted in a reduction in the barriers to entry, more competitive markets and less need for government intervention Discuss. The Information Economy, Primarily Information Technology and the Telecommunications have seen a dichotomous effect in relation to barriers to entry and government intervention. In relation to specifically these two industries in Australia and abroad, the Information Technology sector is to some degree an Oligopolist market. However foremost to many, Microsoft Corporation has eclipsed the industry into a Monopoly over software in the information Technology sector. In the Telecommunications Industry in Australia, the economic sector has seen ...
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Juvenile Psycopaths - 1,906 words
... tor" lacks the intelligence or the "maskingcapabilities" of the psychopath to achieve success outside of the criminal world. (9) The "super predator" is not psychotic. Psychotics are largely out of touch with reality. They suffer from delusions, hallucinations,or other disordered states. They are often found not guilty of crimes they commit by reason of insanity. (8) Today, especially in the inner cities, children, in the age ranges of 5 to 9 yrs of age, are all to often left to their own devices. They spend much of their time hanging out on the streets or soaking up violent TV shows and violent rap music, they have easyaccess to guns and drugs, and can be extremely dangerous. By the yea ...
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Jsp Profiling - 1,307 words
NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE RACIAL PROFILING Racial profiling is a law enforcement strategy that encourages police officers to stop and question African Americans simply because of their race. Although not raised as a major issue in the courtroom during the trial of the four police officers who shot Amadou Diallo (who were acquitted in February), racial profiling is often employed by police, officially and unofficially, and was likely a factor in the police shooting of Diallo. Racial profiling took off during the highly publicized explosion of crack cocaine in inner-city neighborhoods in the 1980s, which bolstered the perception of drugs as a black problem -- even though statistics showed most c ...
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Executive Orders - 4,884 words
Orders Issued by President Bill Clinton Executive Orders are official documents, Executive numbered consecutively, through which the President of the United States manages the operations of the Federal Government. Some Executive Orders in the past have created new commissions, councils, task forces and committees; issued and allocated bonds; authorized permit issuance; etc. 40 Executive Orders issued by President Clinton 1. 2000-12-23 Executive Orders on Puerto Ricos Status 2. 2000-12-23 Executive Orders on Adjustments of Certain Rates of Pay 3. 2000-12-07 Executive Order 13180 on Air Traffic Performance 4. 2000-12-07 Executive Order 13279 on Americas Nuclear Weapons Workers 5. 2000-12-04 Ex ...
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The Effects Of Alcatraz - 1,082 words
Between the years 1934 and 1963 one of the most infamous prisons in history was operated. Alcatraz Island Federal Penitentiary earned a reputation for being one of the most feared prisons in the world. Its maximum security escape-proof environment was built to house the most villainous criminals of its time. For 29 years, under four wardens, Alcatraz Penitentiary succeeded as being a place of isolation and reformation for a total of 1,567 inmates. During the 1930s a crime wave crashed through American towns and cities. The primary cause for the eruption and eventual spread of criminal activity, during this period known as the Gangster Era, was the legal prohibition of intoxicating drinks. Ga ...
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The History Of Alcatraz - 1,468 words
Although Alcatraz sits in the middle of San Francisco Bay, only a little over a mile from the city, the island seemed as distant as if it were a thousand miles out to sea. The island seems uninviting and because of its unappeal, it played an important role in the history of California. The island had a number of uses. Alcatraz was the site of a powerful fortress, a military prison and a federal prison. The island is surrounded by treacherous cross currents and five-knot tides with a deadly undertow. The water temperature around Alcatraz averages fifty-four degrees which is frigid enough to induce hypothermia. In addition to the freezing temperature, there are occasional sharks and whirlpools ...
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The Milgaard Case - 1,070 words
If one was asked to think of one phrase to describe the Milgaard case the only phrase which would be suitable and appropriate would be the old saying at the wrong place, at the wrong time. Mr. Milgaards whole case revolves around those words. His trial is one full of corruption, misleading and dishonesty by the people and system that we trust in daily. It is an example of a misidentify and the incapability of the justice system to provide the Mr. Milgaard with a fair and equal trial since the beginning of this On January 30, 1969, a 16 year old David Milgaard decided to take a road trip accompanied by his friends Ron Wilson and Nicholl John. Their trip would take them from Regina to other de ...
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The Milgaard Case - 1,105 words
... extreme pressure by the police. Shortly after the trial Cadrain was admitted to a mental hospital. One can then conclude that he was in no capacity to testified and any of part of his testimony could not be taken very serious. Thus one can see that this part of the crowns case is worthless and cannot possibly lead to anyone believing that Mr. Milgaard was guilty. The other part which contributed to the conviction of Milgaard was the forensic evidence found on the scene of the crime. This involved two yellow clumps found, which were believed to be semen. The semen supposedly contained type A antigens which only a type A blood person would have. Ironically Milgaard had type A blood. Howeve ...
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Using Arrest Records In Hiring - 1,161 words
The Supreme Court's 1966 Miranda ruling providing for the right to remain silent is now a well-known phrase thanks to American mass media and, especially, popular television police dramas. However, not nearly as well known is, that for better or worse, this right can also be extended to the workplace. The topic of this paper is to examine the legality and issues involved with regard to questioning applicants during the hiring process about their arrest and conviction records. Discrimination occurs at all levels of society involving many types of people for various reasons. In the 1960s a populist movement in the United States raised national awareness of civil rights as an issue in American ...
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Using Arrest Records In Hiring - 1,132 words
... uty] may vary with the circumstances. For jobs in which an employee will have access to people's homes or to sensitive information, a criminal records check should be conducted.11 Failure to conduct background checks could result in liability and penalties in catastrophic amounts for employers. Questioning applicants about convictions is not an altogether different matter for the EEOC or employers. The EEOC has interpreted the provisions of Title VII and provided guidance for their use as well. Convictions differ in nature from arrest records in that a conviction has resulted from due process, which has presumably established an individuals guilt in regard to commission of a crime. Accor ...
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Death Penalty - 1,207 words
What act by the United States government kills almost a hundred people every year? The United States Department of Justice legally executes criminals who commit certain crimes. The crimes for which a person can be executed for are named Capital offenses, thus the name Capital Punishment. The debate over capital punishment originates in the seventeenth century and still continues today. Many different arguments shine throughout the debate which I will be reviewing both sides. Capital punishment has been in America since the early seventeenth century. The first recorded execution in America was that of Captain George Kendall in the Jamestown colony of Virginia in 1608. Crimes advocating capita ...
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Death Penalty - 1,245 words
... aved to fully fund efforts such as victim-assistance programs. In North Carolina an execution cost two million six-hundred thousand dollars, and in Texas an execution costs two million three-hundred thousand dollars. California alone spends ninety million dollars a year to execute prisoners on death row. In Florida, it costs three million two-hundred thousand dollars on each death row inmate, compared to about five-hundred thirty-five thousand for an average of forty years for each prisoner sentenced to life. This is a huge amount of tax payers money, but the public looks at it as an investment in safety since these murderers will never kill again. Cruel and unusual punishment has been a ...
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