Today's media mainly focuses on violent stories that capture the viewer's attention. So how are we, as viewers, affected by these stories? In her article, "The Violence Reporting Project: A New Approach to Covering Crime", Jane Ellen Stevens focuses on the effects the media have on the viewers and the people within a community. I agree with Stevens when she states that the media fails to provide viewers with information on community violence and violence prevention. Without the knowledge of the violence that is going on in our neighborhoods, we are led to not being able to distinguish the difference between what is real and fantastic crime.
They nave even less to do. Faced with the enormity of death, politics is notoriously silent when it really comes to protecting the people, or restraining the forces of the state: They don't run the police; the police run them into silent acquiescence. In an age of right-wing resurgence, and lock - 'em up, throw-away-the-key criminal justice policies, where are the voices of let the "punishment fit the crime?" How man voices arc clamoring for the death penalty? Where are the editorials calling for his prosecution "to the fullest extent of the law"?
But, it does not change the fact that she broke the law. Kinsey, not a policeman, skewed justice by unlawfully chasing a criminal, which caused his death. Even though Caroline’s killer was brought to “justice,” it won’t undo the fact that she was murdered. Her mother will never see her daughter again. In “Wasps’ Nest” justice was kind of served for Harrison because he d... ... middle of paper ... ... or others.
Her family told her that her husband and children were a mistake and that her husband was cheating on her. She felt oppressive and snapped. She decided that ending her life would be easier than having to live with all the stress and bullying. Nicole attempted to commit suicide by cutting her throat from ear to ear; she failed at ending her life, but she is now in the hospital getting mental help. Megan Meier, age 13, was depressed for years before she committed suicide.
When Branda was ten one of her best, friends committed suicide because he felt as though no one cared. Again, at age fifteen another of her friends committed suicide after being bullied at school. Branda had a difficult time dealing with the pain that she felt from the loss and she was hospitalized for eight days. At nineteen, her family was forced to move in with her grandmother whom she does not get along with. When Branda began using drugs at nineteen her family attempted to help her.
In the early morning hours of March 13, 1964, twenty-eight year old barmaid Catherine "Kitty" Genovese was murdered and raped on the street in Kew Gardens, New York. The incident did not initially receive much attention until Martin Gansberg's infamous article, "Thirty-Eight Who Saw Murder, Didn't Call the Police", was published in the New York Times two weeks later. In reality, only twelve people witnessed the event yet each did nothing to significantly help Genovese until it was too late. The Genovese murder has become the definitive example of the "bystander effect", the social phenomenon in which individuals are less likely to help someone in distress if there are other people present. The bystander effect occurs wherever there is a situation that is ambiguous, or where a lack of action can be rationalized by a diffusion of responsibility in a large group, or where the presence of others presents a significant risk to the bystander such that he or she is afraid to provide help.
For some of them, the key to stop violence and murder is to destroy the source of the problem in which the criminal is the root of it and the perfect tool to accomplish this is by using the death penalty. The death penalty shouldn’t exist, it brings nothing but pain and it is a sure way of putting the morality among human beings down. The death penalty is a structure for the government to stop crime and violence for good, however; it is not having a significant impact in reducing or even stopping the crimes at all. In 2004, the murder rate in the US was 5.71 per 100,000 people of the population as against 4.02 per 100,000 in states that did not use it (amnesty). Even with death penalty, crime rates in some states are still high even with death penalty and there is no gu... ... middle of paper ... ...making them question the strength of the government to make tough decisions in whether the criminals should live or die by the death penalty.
He was out of the Los Angeles Police Department’s hands, which made it much more peaceful to the public to not have a doctor who is a murderer running around town. Because of Hodel’s high profile in the city of Los Angeles, it enabled him to get away with murder until the day he died. The murder case of Elizabeth Short was not a fair trial nor did it help Short receive the justice she, her family, and friends deserved. Many murder cases fill up with
People fall for spam and lies in emails and on sites that aren’t trusted! Identity theft happens all the time online because people are always clueless and never pay attention to what’s going on. Popular major retail store “Target” was just not too long ago hacked and was robbed millions of people’s identities. This is a huge reason why the... ... middle of paper ... ...t. Regulation truly is great for society but sometimes can affect how people speak online. What people can’t say in person, usually want to say online, but regulation doesn’t monitor most cyberbullying and people should be able to stop what others say.
Maya definitely did not have an easy start to her complicated and successful life. According to L. Patricia Kite, Maya was only three years old when her parents, Bailey Sr. and Vivian Johnson, got divorced (Maya Angelou 6). This source also states that years later, at eight years old, Maya was left alone with her mother’s boyfriend, Mr. Freeman, when he raped her (23). Mr. Freeman told Maya that he would “...kill her if she screamed…[and] he would kill Bailey [Jr.] if she told anyone,” (23). Kite continues to say Maya was so afraid of Mr. Freeman that she lied in court saying that he had never touched her (26).