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Drug Smuggling - Drug Smuggling      Drug smuggling is on a current up raise and there seems to be no way of stunting it growth. But here a some ways some states are trying to slow the rate of drug smuggling.      In Illinois there is a program called “Operation Cash Crop” or the OCC. This is a combine of the ISP and the DEA. It's goal is to locate places where marijuana is grown then destroy all of it's gardens. During the span of 1983-88 these “OCC” led to 442 arrest and destroyed over 2 million marijuana plants....   [tags: Drugs Narcotics Drug War Essays]
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The Real Threat Of Nuclear Smuggling - The Real Threat of Nuclear Smuggling This reading was based on the controversy over the threat that nuclear smuggling poses. It begins by going over the view of each side in a brief manner. It states that some analysts dismiss it as a minor nuisance while others find the danger to be very real and probable. This reading stands mainly for the belief that nuclear smuggling is a real danger. The analysts that find this issue to be a problem say that nuclear smuggling presents grave and serious because even though the percent of these type of smuggling is less than that of drugs for example, the law-enforcement type officials are also less experienced at stopping shipments of an item such as uranium than they are in seizing marijuana or hashish....   [tags: essays research papers] 565 words
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Smuggling Of Nuclear Material - Smuggling of Nuclear Material Over the past five years the former states of the Soviet Union haven't been able to prevent the leakage of nuclear material. Nuclear materials and technologies are more accessible now than at any other time in history, due to the breakup of the Soviet Union and the worsening of economic conditions. No longer does the Soviet KGB, the Soviet military and the Soviet border guards have the control to stop the smuggling of nuclear material's. With the Cold War being over, there is a huge stockpile of over 100 nuclear sites (See Appendix A)....   [tags: essays research papers] 998 words
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Smuggling Drugs into the United States - Smuggling Drugs into the United States On July 30, Federal agents charged twelve Delta Air Lines employees of smuggling drugs into the United States. Nine Delta Airlines workers were arrested and three others are sought as suspects in a scheme that brought 10 tons of Colombian cocaine into the U.S. via Delta flights from Puerto Rico. Over a three to four year period, employees stashed cocaine in suitcases and packed the drug into cargo containers which were then transported primarily to New York from San Juan's Munóz Marin International Airport, agents said (Christopher Wren, "Nine at Delta Are Seized in Smuggling of Cocaine," New York Times, July 31, 1997, p....   [tags: Papers] 1056 words
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Drug Smuggling in Malaysia - ... I support these facts because I am of the opinion that these groups can be easily influenced with lucrative offers. At first, I wonder why these people being aimed by the syndicates but at last I managed to find the answers. In this article, it is told that students and youths, who are uneducated and from broken or poor families, are easily manipulated by drug syndicates. Yes, I agree with the report but I want to add several details from my reading. PEMADAM secretary-general, Datuk Kamilia Ibrahim said that, based on PEMADAM’s profiling, the victims also involved well-educated person and those who work in the marketing, public relations and travel industry, as they are deemed to be highly communicable and open-minded (Azreen Hani, 2010)....   [tags: Legal Issues, Drugs, Drug Mule] 1277 words
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Organized Crime - ... In the case of drug smuggling groups, their hierarchial structure is defined more as a structure of connected nodes (Cromwell, p. 255), with no real chain of command or verticle levels of authority. This has been noted to give the drug smuggling groups independence allowing them to be extremely flexible networks that can "change tactics quickly" and are "insulated from those earlier or later in the smuggling transaction chain." (Cromwell, p.255) If a group of police officers attempted to stop this type of organized crime with tactics based on a model of verticle hierarchy, they would undoubtably fail....   [tags: International Drug Smuggling] 1050 words
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The Border Patrol State - The Border Patrol State In “The Border Patrol State” Leslie Silko makes accusations of the border patrol’s mistreatment of American citizens of Mexican decent, making the argument with almost evidence. Silko, a critically acclaimed poet, sees the border patrol as a governmental assembly addicted to interrogation, torture, and the murder of those they see fit. Leslie Silko certainly makes accusations that some could argue far exceed the boundaries of journalism integrity, and fail to deliver with evidence to back them up....   [tags: Leslie Silko Illegal Drugs Smuggling Essays]
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Evolvement in Crime and Punishment in Society - Evolvement in Crime and Punishment in Society Source A is a mid seventeenth-century engraving showing the 'swimming test' of a woman accused of witchcraft. The swimming test was used to find witches. The accused would be submerged in water, and if they floated on the surface they were assumed guilty of witchcraft. Source A illustrates uniformed spectators. The very fact that they are uniformed shows that the swimming test was a sanctioned event. The source also shows a creature which looks a little like a warthog, which may represent the witch's familiar....   [tags: Papers] 2270 words
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How does Hardy show social injustice in the 19th Century in England? - How does Hardy show social injustice in the 19th Century in England. Thomas Hardy was born in 1840 and died in 1928 at the age of 88. Thomas Hardy’s father was a stonemason and his mother a servant to a vicar. Hardy could not afford to continue his education as he wished and was apprenticed to John Hicks, a local church architect from 1862 to 1867. He served as assistant to Arthur Bloomfield, a London architect. Hardy hated London and returned to Dorset and worked for Hicks until 1874. Despite his employment Hardy was writing continually during this period of life....   [tags: English Literature] 2095 words
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The Black Market - The Black Market is defined as people who engage in illicit trade. Smuggling of Nuclear weapons plays a role in this. The Russians, U.S., and other countries are involved. Russia has been one the move since the Cold War ended. The Russians position threat to many lives with nuclear sales. Many Russian affiliations and events are to blame including Russian Mafia, military intelligence, Trading Air, collapse in economy, and disgruntled Nuclear employees. Russian Crime organizations have grown to a high number since the end of the Cold War....   [tags: essays research papers] 1281 words
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17th Century English Mercantilism - Mercantilism Essay England in the 17th century adopted the policy of mercantilism, exercising control over the trade of the colonies, thus greatly affecting their political and economical development. Mercantilism was the policy in Europe throughout the 1500's to the 1700's where the government of the mother country controlled the industry and trade of other, weaker settlements with the idea that national strength and economic security comes from exporting more than what is imported. Possession of colonies provided the countries with sources of raw materials and markets for their manufactured goods....   [tags: European History] 938 words
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Substance Abuse - substance Abuse Substance abuse is just one of the problems facing the United States today. Even though it seems like a big problem, it actually first started in the 1800’s when the first drugs were smuggled. This only began the never ending path of illegal drugs flowing through the U.S. In the 1950’s, a therapeutic drug was introduced called Phencyclidine (PCP), later nicknamed angle dust. Doctors soon found that the drug caused hallucinogenic side effects. It was then pulled. The drug soon reappeared in the sixties and seventies....   [tags: essays research papers] 540 words
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Different Types of Organized Crime in Canada - Different Types of  Organized Crime in Canada  Organized crime in Canada has many faces. The people who engage in organized crime are as varied as the types of organized crimes they engage in. There are essentially four categories of organized crime in Canada. These four categories are: (A) Aboriginal organized crime groups, (B) Outlaw motorcycle gangs, (C) Traditional Italian Mafia crime groups, ethnic groups such as Asian Triads and Vietnamese gangs, (D) Colombian cartels and emerging crime groups from Russia and Nigeria (Beare 1996: 75)....   [tags: Criminal Justice Essays]
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Opium and Trade - ... It was from the technological advances of the time that since the Chinese were not able to utilize them, the dealers were able to be that much more superior, since the smugglers could employ the techniques necessary to avoid or persuade the officials to do whatever is necessary for the British. With this, they were able to capitalize on these advantages in order to reap the immense amounts of profits that were there for the taking, while the Chinese government could only sit idly. Another instance of this can be seen in the decade of the 1830s, where the success of the trade flourished in ways so drastically in comparison to other periods that show the popularity of trading this particular item was no fluke....   [tags: Economics ]
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Japanese, Russian, Chinese, and Mexican Organized Crime - ... The Triads are a family run organized crime gang in China. Triads are sometimes referred to as the 'Chinese Mafia'. In 1821 the first systematic account of the Triads was written down by a principle of an Anglo-Chinese college. Triads engage in highly ritualized dress and behavior- from secret hand signs, passwords, to blood oaths in elaborate initiation ceremonies. This group has made their money through drug trafficking, loan sharking, prostitution, smuggling, gunrunning, extortion, and protection rackets....   [tags: Crime ]
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America's War on Drugs - ... In addition, it could be construed that the younger generation would be influenced by an unrealistic trend leading them into a destructive path of addictive, physiological substance that can and will affect every aspect of a drug user’s life. With the increase of violence in Mexico and news media covering drug cartels slaughtering innocent citizens, these actions provoked legislators from both countries to proclaim tougher approaches, using more military resources as an intervention. However, even with the military deployed as a method to combat drug production, smuggling and use; this effort proved unsuccessful as the demand increased in the United States so would the number of people protesting to end the War on Drugs....   [tags: Illicit Drugs]
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Increasing Security at The Mexican American Border - Nowhere else in the world does an invisible line draw such a disparity in wealth and lifestyle. Our border with Mexico divides one of the West's richest countries with a struggling third world economy. The nature of the border presents many unique issues; Mexican refuges looking for a better life here in America, Mexican drug lords exporting drugs to drug savvy America, American jobs going overseas for cheaper labor, as well as the integrating of our two cultures. Mexican immigration is a liability in our country, for reasons that I will state....   [tags: Politics Mexico America Border Security]
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Prohibition in Canada - Prohibition in Canada Prohibition was a very interesting time in the history of Canada it was a very good time period for the country and also a bad time for the country. Prohibition all began to rise around the 1840's and the 1850's by temperance groups in Canada, this set the bases for prohibition because some people were starting to see the affect that alcohol had on a society. Prohibition actually only lasted for two years ( 1917 to 1920 ) through out the entire country, except Quebec they adopted the law in 1919 but they could still sell light beer, cider and wine....   [tags: Papers] 626 words
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Drug Regulation Prior to 1937 - Drug Regulation Prior to 1937 When one thinks of drug legislation, they immediately think of our government watching out for our well-being, and goodwill. Upon examining the history of anti-drug policy by the United States Government, it becomes evident that ulterior motives such as racism, revenue, and political influence lay behind drug laws and regulations. In examining our nation's history further, one cannot find any real truth to most claims as far as the extent of damage that drugs were causing America....   [tags: Papers] 2746 words
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The American Revolution was Unjustified - The American Revolution should not have happened. The British were not tyrannical, oppressive rulers although the American colonies perceived them to be so. That perception led to revolution and independence. Although Great Britain emerged victorious in the Seven Years War, it left Great Britain with significant debt. The British looked to America to help it. First the British began enforcing existing laws like the Navigation Acts, which put limits on colonial imports and exports. To enforce these laws better, the British passed the "Writs of Assistance" that gave officials warrants to search anything or anyone suspected of smuggling, anywhere or anytime....   [tags: essays research papers] 1035 words
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Opium and Trade - ... (Aurin 428) From this, it is apparent to see the underlying reasons why the American government had such a vested interest in the affairs of the Chinese opium trade. The effect of the prohibition served as an uncalled for harmful by-product of the economy that forced any progress that China once had to be taken a step back. Unfortunately, the reasons of protecting China’s purchasing power and opening them up to foreign trade acted as a means of deteriorating civilian life by undermining the revenue generated by China’s other crops and goods and maintaining a closed-door policy, even though this was not a very successful plan (Melancon 855)....   [tags: Chinese Government]
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Welcome to America - ... Hence, no taxes are taken off from their income. Moreover, these types of jobs do not appear on any kinds of government records; therefore, IRS or other government agencies are unable to track down immigrants or their employees who do not pay in taxes. As reported in the Washington Post article, committee reported a net fiscal deficit of $10.4 billions in taxes or an average of $2,500 per household due to illegal immigrations (Fitzgerald). If government keeps loosing such amount of money, it could have drastic effect on the economy....   [tags: Immigration] 853 words
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Effective Law Enforcement and Less Crime - ... Brussel predicted that he would be wearing a suit with the jacket buttoned up and living with his sister. The police departments published this description in the newspaper looking for someone to identify the bomber. Upon the bomber’s capture from the description, police learned that he was exactly as the psychiatrist said he would be except for he lived with two sisters. This profiling technique became popular and was adopted and taught by the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigations) chief of research, Mark Teten (Kops pg....   [tags: Law Enforcement ]
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Transnational Crime - ... Included in the report is the relationship of three factors: Globalization of the economy, increased numbers in the differences of immigrants and improved communications technology. A good example would be, the immigration of individuals does not necessarily cause an increase in crime. However in order to immigrate, some individuals do violate immigration laws and regulations which lead to exploitation by criminals. Transnational international crimes do cause an increase to crime in general: desperate socioeconomic conditions, the retaining of illegal goods and drugs and especially when suppliers are in one country and consumers are in another and unfortunately the universal greed for power and money (Finckenauer, 2000) Transnational Crime and the Legal Process of Innocence The intent of criminal justice is to prosecute those who commit a crime in a transnational arena when the evidence is overwhelming ....   [tags: Crime] 1087 words
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The Cultural and Political Life of Saudi Arabia - ... Any person involved in Evangelism faces jail, expulsion or execution. Even foreign visitors are not allowed to gather together for religious worship. Saudi converts to Christianity from Islam typically face severe opposition, both from authorities and from their Muslim family members. In August 2008, a young Saudi woman in Buraydah was killed by her brother, a Muslim cleric and religious police member of the Commission for Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, after she proclaimed her Christian faith to her family....   [tags: Culture]
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Arizona Bill 1070: All States Should Enact Similar Laws - ... (Castillo) This fact is a strong supporting argument for SB 1070 and the deterrence it has on undocumented immigrants in Arizona. As of March 2011, the current unemployment rate in the United States is 8.8%. (US Dept of labor) With the US Census Bureau estimating that 8.7 million illegal immigrants reside within our borders, the rising illegal population is occupying jobs that otherwise would go to Americans, and legal residents. Those who are working illegally, are receiving less than minimum wage and often times less than that....   [tags: U.S. Law, illegal immigration, immigrants]
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Human Trafficking - ... One main point of criticism is the Trafficking Victim Protection Act described above. Although it does provide trafficking victims with legal support and protection, the T-status is not available to all trafficking victims. Victims over the age of 18 are only eligible to apply for the T-visa, if they assist the U.S. law enforcement and the prosecution of traffickers by testifying against them. Additionally, the numbers of possible T-visa issued per fiscal year is limited to 5000 (Ribando Seelke and Siskin 32)....   [tags: Human Rights]
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The Trials of Immigration in America - ... The Industrial Revolution in America was not only the catalyst for major economic growth in America but also a huge immigration boom. Poor jobless people in countries all over the world were smuggling themselves by boats to get to America’s great wealth. This industrial revolution lasted from 1820 – 1870 it wasn’t until thirty years later in 1901 that America started to see the fruits of its industrial power (Nutopia, 2010). U.S. Steel became the largest steel manufacturer in the world Scale of production increased dramatically in the twentieth century with large-scale blast furnaces to melt iron ore, its reduction in open-hearth furnaces, followed by larger and more efficient basic oxygen furnaces (developed in Austria in 1954), continuous casting of molten steel (Steel Industry 2008)....   [tags: Immigration ]
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Human Trafficking - ... Human trafficking is also thought to only occur in seedy, hidden locations, but in fact it can be found in legitimate businesses all around the world (Polaris Project, 2006, p. 2). Sex Trafficking The United States defines sex trafficking as occurring when “a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or when the person induced to perform such acts is under the age of 18” (Office for Victims of Crime, n.d.). Sex trafficking includes prostitution, but it also can involve “stripping, pornography and life-sex shows” (National Criminal Justice Reference Service, n.d.)....   [tags: Sex Crimes]
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Globalization and Human Trafficking - ... Every country is affected by human trafficking whether they are an origin country in which people are trafficked from, a transit country where people are trafficked through or a destination where people are trafficked to. (Masika 2007) There are three constituent elements of human trafficking. Firstly the act, such as recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons. Secondly is the means is the threat or use of force, coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power or vulnerability, or giving payments or benefits to a person in control of the victim....   [tags: Human Rights]
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Drugs - Drugs Which race has uses drugs most often. African America Which race has the second highest percent for drug use. Whites What gender uses drugs most often. Males Is the percentage of people who use illicit drugs higher for married or unmarried people. Unmarried DRUG AND THE STATES What state has the worst drug problem. California Over the last three years has the drug use for kids grade 6-12 increased or decreased. Decreased In grades 6-12 what was the illegal substance used most over the past three years drugs, cigarettes, or alcohol....   [tags: essays research papers] 376 words
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Thomas Hardy's Use off Verbs to Convey that Lizzy is Spirited and in Control in Distracted Preacher - Thomas Hardy's Use off Verbs to Convey that Lizzy is Spirited and in Control in Distracted Preacher Thomas Hardy 's 'Distracted preacher' uses a variety of language techniques to convey the ideas behind action as well as showing how Lizzy is both spirited and in control of many of her actions through out the novel. Verbs of action are used in many novels to express the movement and emotion of a certain characters or themes, which bring to the novel an added perspective of the story and help indulge the reader, these can be seen in Hardy's 'Distracted Preacher'....   [tags: Papers] 445 words
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My Understanding of Extremism and Domestic Terrorism - My understanding of extremism is that it’s a term used to describe the actions or ideologies of individuals or groups outside the perceived political center of a society; or otherwise claimed to violate common moral standards. In democratic societies, individuals or groups which advocate that democracy should be replaced with some kind of authoritarian regime are usually branded extremists. There have been several terrorist acts committed in the United States of America, not by terrorists that live in other countries and despise the American ways and ideas, but by our own citizens who live and work in the United States of America....   [tags: Extremist, Terrorist, Ku Klux Klan] 698 words
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Causative Factors of the Revolutionary War - Causative Factors of the Revolutionary War "What do we mean by the Revolution. The war. That was no part of the Revolution. It was only an effect and consequence of it. The revolution was in the minds of the people, and this was effected from 1760 to 1775, in the course of 15 years before a drop of blood was drawn at Lexington." — John Adams What did Adams mean. To begin with, an American inadvertently started the Seven Years War (1756-63), which Britain battled in every province of its Empire....   [tags: American America History]
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Cultural Report: Prohibition - Cultural Report: Prohibition - “The Noble Experiment” The 1920s was an era brimming with changes in the social order and culture in the United States, and these changes evidently brought about anxiety and confusion over the evolving concept of “Americanness”. Prohibition, officially enacted on January 17, 1920, is viewed retrospectively as a lunging effort on the part of the “old money” European American population to impose their ideals, values, control and power in the face of drastic social changes that threatened their hold on power and influence in society....   [tags: Governement American History Essays]
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CIA’s 50 Years of Corrupt Drug Trafficking - CIA’s 50 Years of Corrupt Drug Trafficking The CIA’s 50-year history of smuggling drugs into America is generating hatred for the United States throughout the world. Like Pontius Pilate, CIA washes their hands of the human tragedies and the corruption of government offices. They do this by remaining and by refusing to recognize the evidence, supporting corruption. For the past 50 years, the CIA has abused its power by deliberately drugging and corrupting America; and therefore should be prosecuted....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Papers] 3050 words
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Brief History and Introduction of Privacy and Human Rights - Brief History and Introduction of Privacy and Human Rights From Article 21 of the Japan Constitution states, “Freedom of assembly and association as well as speech, press and all other forms of expression are guaranteed. No censorship shall be maintained, nor shall the secrecy of any means of communication be violated.” Article 35 states, “The right of all persons to be secure in their homes, papers and effects against entries, searches and seizures shall not be impaired except upon warrant issued for adequate cause and particularly describing the place to be searched and things to be seized ....   [tags: Technology Technological Japan Essays]
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Herbert Hoover - Herbert Hoover Herbert Hoover called it a "noble experiment." Organized crime found it to be the opportunity of a lifetime. Millions of Americans denounced it as an infringement of their rights. For nearly 14 years—from Jan. 29, 1920, until Dec. 5, 1933--the manufacture, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages was illegal in the United States. The 18th, or Prohibition, Amendment to the Constitution was passed by Congress and submitted to the states in 1917. By Jan. 29, 1919, it had been ratified....   [tags: History] 1302 words
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War on Drugs - War on Drugs The drug laws that are in place right now are very inefficient. This paper will focus on the people and the specific elements that are affected by the inefficiency of the drug laws. When looking at the drug laws at a glance a person might be lead to think that they would be very effective and they seem reasonable. While drug laws in themselves are necessarily wrong, some of the discrepancies in the laws make them unfair and take from the category of handing down justice and puts them into the category of cruel and unusual....   [tags: Argumentative Drugs Marijuana Essays]
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Al Capone - Al Capone In 1920, the United States entered a new stage in its life, the Era of Prohibition. However, flaws in the planning, execution, and administration caused this noble idea to vacillate unquestionably. However, men who were willing to break the law were the ones that were able to build a lucrative life for themselves; one such man was Alphonse Capone. However, honest men such as Elliot Ness fought adamantly to defend their morals, beliefs, and the law of the land. Nevertheless, Capone was a man who took advantage of his time and lived the life of the American Dream: going from rags to riches....   [tags: Biography Biographies]
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Todays Mafia - Todays Mafia Although many arrests have been made, organized crime and the Mafia are still very active. Organized crime and its families, particularly the Italian mafia, have increased their illegal activities significantly over the past few decades. The Mafia and organized crime go hand and hand, one cannot be spoken without the other. Both of these forms of criminal actions have been recognized since the late 1800's, and police say it is not disappearing too fast.(Widener 6) Migration from Italy, has brought over many Italian criminals and crime tactics....   [tags: essays papers]
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Ameican live today with drugs - There are few problems as persistent in American life today as drugs. Despite the solutions put forth by our countries leaders by seizing ships and imposing hasher jail sentences. The government policies have failed to reduce drug abuse and crimes resulting form the use of drugs. The amount of money budgeted to combat the illegal drug problems in our society have increased greatly to the point where jails are filled or overflowing with drug related criminals. In 1988, the nations anti-drug crusade under President Ronald Reagan cost $4.8 billion a year; by 1995 the anti-drug budget had almost quadrupled, to $13.2 billion, under President Bill Clinton....   [tags: essays research papers] 759 words
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Capital Punishment - CAPITAL PUNISMENT - IMMORAL OR NOT As a minority of US bishops once said, “We cannot teach that killing is wrong by killing.” The Catholic Church has spoken out repeatedly and passionately about the need to protect human life of every stage of existence. All issues and matters relating to the dignity and worth of human life fall with the realm of the fifth commandment, “You shall not kill.” The Catholic Church consistently communicates the importance of human life. As the late pope John Paul II once stated, “May the death penalty, an unworthy punishment still used in some countries, be abolished throughout the world....   [tags: essays research papers] 886 words
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Chinese Americans - The Lost Ones – Young Chinese Americans Due to harsh immigration laws, in American history, Chinese have often relied on illegal means of entering the United States. For example, in 1882, the Chinese Exclusion Act (Chinese Exclusion Act, Documents on Anti-Chinese Immigration Policy.) was passed, the first and only act that restricted immigration from one particular ethnicity. This act restricted immigration of Chinese labourers. In 1888, this act was extended to all Chinese immigrants except for officials, teachers, students, tourists, and merchants....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Could America not have fought the British - Could America have gradually and peacefully developed independence within the British Common wealth, as Canada later did, rather than engaging in a violent revolt. Soon after England’s victory in the Seven Years’ War, England struggled with the financial costs of the war. England’s Parliament tried to establish power in the New World by issuing a series of laws. England attempted to have the colonies help pay for the cost of the war that would later help lead to revolt in America. Prior to the Seven Years’ War, the English rarely intervened with colonial business....   [tags: essays research papers] 1660 words
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Life in the Colombian Cocain Trade - Colombian Cocaine Trade Cocaine is produced from the Coca plants usually found in the mountain climates of Colombia. The first cocaine alkaloid was not achieved until 1855. The cocaine alkaloid was first isolated by a German Chemist Friedrick Gaedcke. Cocaine was first used in the 1880’s as an anesthetic in eye, nose, and throat surgeries because of its capability to provide anesthesia as well as to constrict blood vessels and limit bleeding. Its therapeutic applications are obsolete in this day and age because of the technological advances to produce safer drugs ....   [tags: essays research papers] 1699 words
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THe Mafia - THINK THE MAFIA IS GONE. THEN THINK AGAIN. Exactly what is the Mafia. Mafia, more specifically the Italian-American Mafia, is a group of criminals organized into "families," and operating primarily in North America. Also known as La Cosa Nostra, at one time there were 26 families in the United States - roughly one for each major city. The Mafia composed of bosses of numerous families, mostly New York, was the overseeing authority for all of the other La Cosa Nostra families. New York City is the place of origin for organized crime in the United States....   [tags: essays research papers] 1054 words
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The Mexican U.s. Connection - The Mexican U.S. Connection Mexico and the United States have been close together, at the same time being so far apart. Mexico and the U.S. have maintained a healthy neighbor to neighbor relationship over the centuries. There have been disputes of course, but for the most part we are working together. When striving to maintain a healthy relationship between neighboring countries, certain problems arise. When the countries don't have the same standard of living, people might try and migrate illegally to the better country....   [tags: essays research papers] 1585 words
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Trafficking from Africa to Europe - Morocco’s slum swarm with desperate African refugees risking their lives to go to Europe. The human smugglers are their rescuers - because all legal roads to the European Union end blind. In this essay I will look in the situation on the Straight of Gibraltar and see how the smugglers work. This summer I went from Tangier, a harbor city in the north of Morocco, to Ceuta, crossing the border from Morocco into Spain. The control was extremely tight and it took a very long time to get permission to enter Ceuta because we went through passport check 3 times....   [tags: essays research papers] 999 words
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Underground Railroad - One Way Trip to Freedom One hot day in 1850, a man named Jeb staggered out of the woods, looked about him to get his bearings, and plunged down a lane toward the river. He only had a few moments of freedom before he heard the baying of hounds. He splashed up to his knees in the shallow stream and wade. The dogs tried desperately to pick up the scent but the water had destroyed it. He had no time to waste. All he could think of was the North Star. That was his hope. That was where his freedom lay....   [tags: essays research papers] 2590 words
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