Imagine you are a family member of a man who was chained up to the back of a pickup truck and drug along a gravel road for two miles until he was dead. Then imagine how you would feel after you found out that this happened just because he was a black man. Things like this sicken me. I believe that the people that are responsible for these horrific crimes should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. That is why I strongly support hate crime laws.
He ran a markedly unsuccessful election and his successor on March 10, 1969, moved court t... ... middle of paper ... ... duty, the criminal justice community must have adequate information about the nature and prevalence of hate crimes.” The Statistics shoe that the top two places for hate crimes to take place are in the street/alley and at a residence. In a 2002 statistic Mississippi was shown to have four total offenses, two in aggravated assault and two in intimidation. Mississippi standards are that the punishment may be doubled in any felony or misdemeanor act racially motivated. My opinion may be that any act resulting in death from a hate crime act should be sentenced to life to death in prison. Hate crimes can be murder or assault, or racially or religiously motivated.
In 1998 an African-American was brutally murdered in Texas. There are over a hundred homicides committed every year, but the manner in which this life was taken and the apparent motive of his executers leaves no doubt that this crime was filled with hate. In this brutal murder, the motivation is obvious and clear, the explanation is so simple that it virtually hits you in the face. James Byrd Jr.'s death is America's shame: another man tortured for no reason- other than the color of his skin. I will use the Byrd murder to explore the cause and effects of hate crimes, and attempt to draw meaning from it so that a tragedy like this will not happen again.
Retrieved from http://www.civilrights.org/publications/hatecrimes/arab- americans.html Brooks, M. (n.d.). The history of hate crimes in the United States - by Marcus Brooks - Helium. Retrieved May 27, 2014, from http://www.helium.com/items/1179975-hate-crimes- emmett-till-medgar-evers-dorseys-and-malcolm Violent Crime. (2013, June 20). Retrieved from http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in- the-u.s/2012/crime-in-the-u.s.-2012/violent-crime/violent-crime ADC RELEASES REPORT ON HATE CRIMES AND DISCRIMINATION AGAINST ARAB AMERICANS - American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (n.d.).
Ted Bundy 2 Ted Bundy: A Personality Comparison With The Theories Of Rollo May and Albert Bandura The objective of this case study is to examine the personality of one of the most notorious serial killers in modern history, Ted Bundy. Ted Bundy was alleged to have humiliated, tortured and murdered at least 50 women. Possibility more, but the true number will never be known. Because Ted Bundy kept the true number of his victims to himself and refused to inform authorities of the exact number of his horrific deeds, before he was executed on January 24, 1989 (Wikipedia, n.d.). Ted Bundy was once a Boy Scout and those who knew him in the labor force said that he had a promising career in politics, because Ted Bundy appeared to be an example of a good, upstanding citizen (L. Corpus, 1989).
Hate crimes are not a new concept for society, because hate crimes have always been around. While the study of hate crimes and the laws that have been passed because of hate crimes is relatively new, hate crimes have always been around. Hate crimes were committed as far back as the 1800’s and even back to The Civil War. Hate crimes are prevalent in society today just like they were in the past; because whether the crimes are aimed towards Muslims, the gay community, or any other minority group; they are fueled by something that every person has come into contact with- prejudice. Prejudice is defined as a preconceived thought or opinion about someone.
Through the use of national statistics and scientific studies I aim to properly explain some facts about the act of murder such as who is most likely to be murdered or commit a murder, whether or not social fac... ... middle of paper ... ... required. Works Cited • Bond, David, "The Effects of Violent Video Games on Aggressive Behavior and the Relationship to School Shootings" (2011).Outstanding Honors Theses. Paper 56.http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/honors_et/56 • Cooper, A., & Smith, E. L. Department Of Justice, Office of Justice Programs. (2011). Homicide trends in the United States, 1980-2008 (NCJ 236018).
James Byrd Jr. suffered a prime example of a gruesome hate crime in 1998, because of his African American descent. Three white men, allegedly, chained Byrd to the back of a pickup truck and dragged him down a gravel road, leaving his body parts severed and bloody (Marty,1998). Recently, a new group of people has been targeted by the hateful view of society: Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Transgendered (LGBT). These damaging acts need to be treated as hate crimes. These crimes are highly damaging to the victim.
Capital punishment is a big issue because it is in every home in America and it is discussed in every political agenda. The sides have been drawn for decades, and every opinion and position will be praised as much as it will be despised. Because capital punishment is such a debated issue in the United States, an American politician must take a very logical position towards the subject while keeping very much in touch with the moral arguments involved. The position must contain an easily followed argument that will not betray the former advocates of its decisions and sway any individual remotely near the fence. The most general key issue involved with capital punishment is whether or not it should be an option in the American judicial system.