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Los Angeles Federal Prison
1,089 wordsAmerican Me is a harsh look at the "reality" of prison and gang life, especially within the Chicano community. Based on a "true story", American Me traces the life of a Latino crime lord, Santana, from his youth growing up in the barrio of East Los Angeles, through his rise to power behind the walls of Folsom Prison. Set against a backdrop of hopelessness and prejudice the movie brutally attempts to portray the continuing cycle of violence inherent within a crime-based life-style. In the end San...
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Drug Dealing Playing Cards
1,552 words... my until he agrees to give the money. During this time henry gets a phone call from karen who says shes in trouble. Henry then picks up karen who explains to him that her neighbor harassed her. So henry pulls up to her house and then looks in his rear view mirror which then focuses into the harassing neighbor. Henry then walks over and proceeds to bash his head in with the but of a gun. He then gives karen the gun and tells her to hide it. She then says to her self that it turned her on. We ...
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Snoop Doggy Dogg Marshall Mathers Lp
1,402 wordsMy words are like a dagger with a jagged edge, and Ill stab you in the head whether youre a fag, or les (Eminem Criminal). Rap music today is becoming more offensive and more violent than ever before. Musicians are not only rapping about violent acts, but they are now committing them. They are on radio and television promoting violence, and people are indulging in their music. Musicians are considered role models to many people. They have fancy cars, big houses, and enormous amounts of money. Th...
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Representations Of The Black Male In Film
1,230 words... s carrying on a tradition that is passed from father to son- -a father who runs from his responsibilities and blames all but himself -- and that this pattern repeats itself from generation to generation. So Duff changes -- he accepts the responsibility of being a father and husband and learns what it is to be a man. His decision to return to Josie with his son offers some hope to his situation. Symbolically, Duff's decision conveys the importance of being there for his family -- being a man....
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Smoking Marijuana Drinking Alcohol
1,027 wordsseriously detrimental. Are they looking at the facts? Or do they just believe the same myths that our parents created when they were trying to stop us from becoming drug addicts? Let& risques take a closer look at the facts. Violence surrounding drug dealing would be lessened by legalizing marijuana because small time drug dealers would essentially be forced out of business. Larger companies who could produce high quality marijuana at lower cost would prevail. Most people would buy from thes...
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Racial And Ethnic Puerto Ricans
1,130 wordsRacial And Ethnic Issues in Philippe Bourgois In Search of Respect Philippe Bourgois book In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio was published in 1995, and discussed his experiences of authors living in El Barrio (East Harlem). In 1985 the writer moved to this district of New York City with the purpose of studying the impact of imposed racial segregation and economic marginalization on the inner city Puerto Rican population (intro pg. 1). An interesting new insight into the street cult...
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Alcohol And Tobacco Drug Dealing
555 wordsDrugs and Legalization Since early on man has been interested in the consumption of substances that altered the mind or ones feeling. The consumption of substances can be broken down into legal and illegal substances. The question is, who are we to label certain substances illegal and prohibit others from using them by creating penalties for their use? If the importation, sale and use of drugs were legal, the open competition would eliminate the profitability of drug dealing. Without the economi...
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Major League Baseball Bet On Baseball
2,044 wordsBart Giamatti? s decision to ban Pete Rose from the Baseball Hall of Fame was not a fair decision at all. Pete Rose was placed on Baseball? s ineligible list in 1989 when commissioner of baseball, Bart Giamatti concluded that Rose had bet on baseball games, including games involving his own team, the Cincinnati Reds. In an agreement made with Baseball, Rose accepted his banishment from the sport. Although he never admitted to having gambled on baseball games (Mc Carver 44). Pete Rose was a pheno...
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U S Department U S News
3,007 wordsLegalization: Problem or Solution to the War on Drugs Legalization of drugs is a very controversial topic that is being discussed in the United States. Currently there is an intense debate to legalize marijuana as a medicine. To most people, legalizing drugs seems like something insane. They probably ask how can they legalize something that the government furiously tries to eradicate. The problem is exactly in what the government tries to do. Eliminate drugs. The drug problem will never go away....
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War On Drugs 18 Th Amendment
3,290 wordsDrug Legalization and Reagan Man, as a creature, is inherently bored. Since the dawn of time, it has been the natural instinct of man to find alternative methods to enhance his being. The many means by which man has turned to include sex, gambling, and the consumption of substances beyond the requirements of nutrition. The consumption of substances can be further broken down into legal and illegal substances. The question then becomes, who are we to place labels on certain substances by deeming ...
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