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Appropriateness Of The Reasonable Suspicion Standard

- Appropriateness of the Reasonable Suspicion Standard Though considered a legitimate decision, the T.L.O. decision was inappropriate. The first issue with the reasonable suspicion standard is that, by nature of being ill-defined, it effectively lowers the threshold that school officials must reach in order to legally search students. The Court justified lowering the threshold using precedent from Camara v. Municipal Court. According to Dale Edward F.T. Zane in his article “School Searches Under the Fourth Amendment: New Jersey v....   [tags: Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution]

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Reasonable Suspicion in Law Enforcement

- Being suspicious about someone is not necessarily bad for police officers, as long as you have a reason to suspect. For example, have you ever seen a person that you have never seen before, walk by your neighborhood. Law enforcement officers patrol the streets making sure there isn’t anything suspicious going on. There have been cases were the police have been accused of stopping people over for no reason. Some say they were racially profiled. Whatever the case is, police have to have reasonable suspicion to stop someone....   [tags: lesser standard than probable cause]

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Suspicion in Othello

- Suspicion in Othello Suspicion - The act of suspecting something, especially something wrong, on little evidence or without proof. This feeling can alter emotions and security without any due course. Whether self inflicted or brought on by another’s words, suspicion will change the faith of any relationship, especially one of enormous love. Even the most sure and sturdy man can fold at the slightest amount of doubt, and this is what Iago devises his plot upon. Without suspicion of infidelity Iago has no power over Othello....   [tags: Papers]

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The Crucible - fear and suspicion

- In the Crucible, Arthur Miller shows us how fear and suspicion can destroy a community. As the play develops, Miller shows us how fear and suspicion increase and destroy the community. Throughout the play it becomes apparent that the community gets more and more divided as time goes on. In the beginning there were arguments about ownership of land between some of the villagers. As the story progresses people fear for their own safety and begin accusing their neighbours of witchcraft in order to escape being hanged....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible]

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Debate, Suspicion and Controversy Created by College Admission Policies

- ... Minorities are still completely controlled by the shackles placed on them by society. A college education is an absolute necessity that I the main way for society to overcome discrimination and education in society. So it is a necessity for black Americans to have access to a quality education, because the mind cannot be wasted, especially this day in age (Brown xii). So as a society we need to make a means for everyone, including minorities to have this quality education. I am going to use my personal experiences of discrimination, stereotyping, and racism, to emphasize that we are not in a point in society were everyone is “equal”....   [tags: life, liberty, discrimination, racism]

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Violation of Rights in the Film Guilty by Suspicion

- America is the land of the free. America is the land in which "Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech or the right of the people peaceably to assemble." (Amendment I to the US Constitution.) This means that Americans can say whatever they believe, and be part of any club, group, or political affiliation they choose. The Bill of Rights also declares in the Fifth Amendment that ?No Person shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law." This means that in court, a person may remain silent, and cannot be forced to incriminate themselves....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Seditious Suspicion: Toward a Hermeneutics of Resistance

- Seditious Suspicion: Toward a Hermeneutics of Resistance In his book Freud and the Philosophers, the hermeneuticist Paul Ricoeur coined the phrase “the school of suspicion” to describe the method shared by Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud. Their common intention, he claims, was the decision “to look upon the whole of consciousness primarily as ‘false’ consciousness… [taking] up again, each in a different manner, the problem of Cartesian doubt, to carry it to the very heart of the Cartesian stronghold,” (Ricoeur, 33) that is, applying doubt’s caustic and destructive epistemological impulse to the internal world....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Are You, Guilty by Suspicion? (Movie Review)

- Are You, Guilty by Suspicion. (Movie Review) The movie Guilty by Suspicion was not your average “action-packed” Matrix. In this movie, David Merrill (played by Robert DeNiro,) is a successful director. Everything seems to be fine, until his past starts catching up with him. Now he’s wanted for possibly being a Communist. As boring as this would sound to the average teenager, I actually liked it. Take for example the scene where he first sees his son. He gave him a brand new toy car and you could clearly see he loved his little boy....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Cold War in Relation to Film

- The Cold War in Relation to Film The Cold War brought fear to Americans, with communism and the Red Scare. This essay will cover how the Films relate to the Cold War. Films such as; the Front, On the Waterfront, Guilty by Suspicion, High Noon and the Crucible. Along with, The Fifties text book by David Halberstam. If Russia becomes communist, what will become of the United States of America. The Russian Revolution began in 1917, during WWI, Russia wants to overthrow their government and become communist....   [tags: the Front, on the Waterfront, guilty by suspicion]

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Erosion of Wills in Doubt by john Patrick Shanley

- Doubt is an incredibly powerful and intriguing movie from director/writer John Patrick Shanley who originally wrote the story for theatre. The incredibly Irish-Catholic director laced the script with intentional hints and misdirection to keep the audience guessing as to whether Father Flynn is actually abusing children. In the cinematic version it was Shanley and the cinematographer, Roger Deakins job to constantly keep the audience from knowing every fact about the central plot. What the fantastic duo does with the framing of the shots, the content and dialogue between the characters weaves a near perfect narrative of the pain of doubt....   [tags: sermons, confession, suspicion]

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Gays In The Military

- Gays In The Military Dedicated citizens should not be discriminated from serving in their country’s military no matter their sexual orientation. Several studies provide evidence that allowing gays and lesbians to openly serve in the armed forces can result in more positive work related outcomes. Discharging trained military personnel for their sexual orientation is costly and results in loss of talent. Allowing gays to openly serve ends decades of discrimination in the military and can lead to a more highly qualified pool or recruits....   [tags: studies , suspicion, sexual orientation]

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Police And Criminal Evidence Act 1984

- Police, in this case in England and Wales, is very important in our everyday life and it is an interest to all the society. Policing is usually seen as a great good due to fighting crime and keep the streets safe. But it can also be seen in a less positive way regarding riots and demonstrations, as well as improper behaviour, for instance violence, fitting up suspects or planting evidence. Even being an authority, police officers have to act according determined rules and follow certain prototypes when dealing with people....   [tags: Police, Constable, Reasonable suspicion, Crime]

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A Report On Ficer

- FACTS: On May 13, 2015 The Officer was assisting another officer with a call in front of Pelican Pub in downtown St. Petersburg. (R. 46, 1). While assisting with the call, The Officer observed The Defendant at the outside patio of the Ringside Caf?. (R. 46, 4-9). At that point, The Officer observed The Defendant exited the patio of the caf. and walk onto the sidewalk. (R. 47, 4-6). When The Defendant walked onto the sidewalk, he was holding a glass that The Officer identified as a cocktail glass with a dark liquid that was visible inside the glass....   [tags: Criminal law, Police, Crime, Reasonable suspicion]

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Suspense and Suspision in Episode 1 of Season 2 of the TV Show "24"

- Media directs the thought processes of society. Daya Kishan Thussa says, “US popular culture… is steeped in Hollywood spectacles on war, battles and conflict, as evidenced by the international success of films about war, conflict, and battles between good and evil,” (p.265 reader). Hollywood –the media—portrays war as a conflict between good and evil, redefining war and conflict to be something that is black and white, with a sure winning side. The show 24, produced after 9/11, at the start of the War on Terror, represents a conflict between the good and the evil by paralleling the distrust and suspicion of the real world with the distrust and suspicion of the world in the show....   [tags: Camera, Lighting]

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The Importance Of Police Ethics

- Stop and Search This essay will critically discuss the importance of police ethics in relation to stop and search. Police ethics explained in dictionaries are a set of principles of right conduct, a theory or a system of moral values, the rules or standards governing the conduct of a persons or members of a profession. As a police officer you are holding a higher standard than the public is. You take an oath to protect and serve and part of your duties as an offices is to be above reproach on duty and off duty....   [tags: Police, Constable, Crime, Police officer]

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Justice White 's Opinion, Justice Powell, By Justice O ' Connor, And Justice

- Concurrence Despite agreeing with Justice White’s opinion, Justice Powell, joined by Justice O’Connor, and Justice Blackmun wrote concurring opinions. Justice Powell believed that Justice White should have spent more time discussing the fact that students should not have the same constitutional protections as individuals in non-school settings. Justice Powell noted that, “It is simply unrealistic to think that students have the same subjective expectation of privacy as the population generally.” Because of the special environment in which school officials must constantly protect students from threats to students and teachers, Justice Powell felt that it was “unreasonable and at odds with hi...   [tags: United States Constitution]

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Principles of Good Policing: Avoiding Violence Between Police and Citizens

- Thesis Statement: police discretion is the framework for promoting justice in police-citizen interactions in the traffic sector.     Police officers face a myriad of challenges in their line of duty. Most cases necessitate sound decisions to settle disputes amicably. When they apply discretion in an incoherent manner, they may end up abusing human rights. Therefore, they apply it when dealing with legal sanctions such as making arrests, giving out a ticket and stopping the offending party. Miller, Blackler and Alexandra (2006) state "police are specialized role players who preserve order and enforce the law" (p....   [tags: Police-Citizen Interactions]

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The Good and Bad of Racial Profiling

- It has been said that racial profiling has been used more than once as a way to detain suspects that arouse suspcion according to NAACP. Racial profiling is the suspicion of people based on race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, or other immutable charateristics rather than evidence based behavior. Eventhough statistics say otherwise racial profiling should not be used as a reasnoable right to detain an individual because it is unlawful, discrinmatory, and ineffective. Even though statistics say otherwise racial profiling is actually a good way to determine if a person is a suspect or not....   [tags: suspect, crime, statistics]

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The Children 's Protection Act

- Question 1: You are in a university course and your age is 17 years. For the purposes of the Children’s Protection Act 1993 (SA) are you to still a child. Yes, for the purpose of the Act, I am still considered a child at the age of 17. A child is defined in the Act as, a person who is under the age of 18 (s 6). Question 2: You are living in rural South Australia and operating part-time as a volunteer at the local SA Ambulance Service depot. You commonly attend at call-outs and often help in demonstrations for local school children....   [tags: Child abuse, Abuse, Mandated reporter]

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The Ethics Of The Arizona Sb1070 Law

- Combining the magnitude of reasonable suspicion with prop 100, 102, 200, 300 and provisions within the SB1070 law creates an indestructible, anti-immigration barrier. These combined dangers created many different organizations whose purpose is to prevent harm towards undocumented immigrants. One organization such as the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) advocates on behalf of the migrant’s rights (Provine, Rojas-Wesner, & Velasco, 2014). For example, a language barrier may be detrimental to a trial of a migrant, which may require an individual from AFSC to advocate on behalf of their rights....   [tags: Immigration to the United States, Immigration]

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Ambition And Ambition In Macbeth

- Shakespeare will forever be known as one of the most honored writers in history. His tragedies mark as the foundation of complex literature and a revolution in literature overall. The Tragedy of Macbeth serves as an exceptional example of this, as it takes history and turns it into a compelling story and a lesson overall. Many lessons exist inside of this tragedy, but a major lesson the audience can take away is that ambition and the lust for power can corrupt and manipulate the mind, and cause one to do terrible, and even unspeakable acts....   [tags: Macbeth, Banquo, Three Witches]

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Iago Is An Artist Of Evil

- Of all of Shakespeare 's villainous characters, Iago is one of the most unforgettable ones. The deception he constantly shows throughout the play, confirms the complexities of Iago’s character that he is not simply a man seeking vengeance. Shakespeare scholar Harold Bloom argues that Iago is an artist of evil. In the same way that some people enjoy writing songs or filming movies, Iago enjoys ruining people 's lives(Bloom). Iago conducts his evil acts with a sense of artistry in the sense he appreciates the cleverness of every particular step he takes in his scheme for vengeance....   [tags: Othello, Jealousy, Iago, Love]

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Fourth Amendment Rights

- Fourth Amendment Paper Assignment Today, I am presented with a case that puts in question the violation of individual’s Fourth Amendment rights. This case also puts in question the rights of the authority placed in our streets, neighborhoods and towns to perform actions directed towards certain citizens in an effort to serve and protect the overall population. There must be a careful analysis in order to interpret the records of the incident that occurred to conclude who holds the most justified position in this case under the applicable laws....   [tags: The Bill of Rights, Constitution]

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Procedural History : After A Traffic Stop, Albert W. Florence

- Facts: After a traffic stop, Albert W. Florence was subject to arrest after the officer found a warrant out for his detention in the New Jersey state database. Upon his admittance at two separate jails, the petitioner was subjected to the regular body examinations, invasive strip-searches, and delousing process. In the meantime, Mr. Florence was released from custody after the justice system discovered the petitioner had paid his fines resulting in a mistake of the initial warrant. Thereafter, Florence filed a lawsuit against the jail officials contending that invasive strip searches for minor offenses are unreasonable and violated his Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment rights....   [tags: Supreme Court of the United States]

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Police And Criminal Evidence Act 1984

- Lilly Featherstone was searched and asked questions at the festival campsite by the police. The police have acted lawfully at this stage as the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE) s 1. States that any person can be stopped and searched by a constable at public places for stolen or prohibited articles, however, police must have reasonable grounds in order to carry out a search. The festival campsite is considered to be a public area and the police had reasonable grounds for suspecting that they would found the articles as she has fitted the description the victims had gave such has black curly hair, Dr Martens boots and one of the victims have said that she had lots bracelets on her...   [tags: Constable, Police, Law, Crime]

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Comparing the Salem Witch Trials and the Red Scare

- Inspired by the Red Scare, which was fuled by use of the either-or ( black and white) fallacy of thinking, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible depicts the village of Salem undergoing its own period of black and white thinking along with the suspicion and hysteria which followed. Miller exploits the literary element of setting to support the portrayal of the effects of black and white thinking in Salem Witch Trials of 1692. The beginning of something new establishes a setting of opportunities, creating optimism and purpose for an uncertain future....   [tags: comparison compare contrast 2014]

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The Ethical Dilemma Officer Smith

- Montgomery, Alabama police department was involved in the fatal shooting of Gregory Gary Gunn on Feb. 25, 2016. Gregory Gary Gunn, 58, was leaving a late work shift, Officer Smith seen Mr. Gunn and thought he looked suspicious. Officer Smith based his suspicion on Mr. Gunn walking with a stick like object at that time of night. Eyewitnesses say that Gunn carried nothing. Officer Smith claimed that the neighborhood had recently been reporting robberies, which is why he is patrolling the neighborhood....   [tags: Police, Police brutality, Constable]

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Illinois vs Wardlow

- In the case of Illinois vs. Wardlow, many factors contributed to Wardlow’s arrest. Starting with the facts of the case, on September 9, 1995 Sam Wardlow fled after seeing police vehicles covering an area in Chicago where it was known to have high drug trafficking. Two police officers spotted Wardlow, Officers Nolan and Officer Harvey, and once Officer Nolan caught up with Mr. Wardlow, Officer Nolan proceeded to conduct a pat-down search of only the outer layer of clothing, or a “Terry Stop.” Officer Nolan was well aware that in this area, there was almost always a weapon on a suspect that was involved with some type of drug transaction....   [tags: criminal law]

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Racial Profiling by Police

- The Fourth Amendment protects the right of people to be secure in their persons, ‘ houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures… (108). Under the Fourth Amendment the legal constraints placed on police and the rules they must follow for “Stop and Frisk” happened as a result of the “Terry v. Ohio “case (162). The constraints are that the police cannot stopped and frisk people without reasonable suspicion probable cause or a warrant. Before 1968 the police could search a suspect only if they had probable cause....   [tags: Stop and Frisk]

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Free Essays on The Crucible: The Dark Side of Man

- The Crucible – The Dark Side of Man When does innocence change into the darker side of human imagination. Arthur Miller's, The Crucible portrays the dark side of man that is fueled by suspicion. The setting of Puritan Massachusetts in the 17th century was a crucial part of the story, but what occurred could happen at any time in history with the same effect. Mass hysteria can break out at any time in history no matter what progress is made through time. The Puritan ideal was broken with Salem witchcraft scandal and nearly four hundred years later, the comfortable ideals of Americans were shattered again with McCarthyism in the 1950's....   [tags: Arthur Miller]

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Sigmund Freud in The Century of the Self Documentary by Adam Curtis

- ... Barnays was also sure that the concept of venerating consumer merchandise would prove beneficial if used in government schemes for the support and governing of the multitude. He recommended using reversed psychology to set free the illogical being of the individual, and by pleasing their irrational innermost wishes, individuals may perhaps be made content and passive. By businesses creating huge quantities of consumer-goods, the behavior of their consumers came to be primeval and instinctive....   [tags: psychology, unconscious, nietzsche]

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William Shakespeare 's Othello : Jealousy, Betrayal, And Revenge

- William Shakespeare’s Othello is a play of jealousy, betrayal, and revenge. Iago, the antagonist of the play, is considered to be one of Shakespeare’s most evil characters. This title is given to him basically by everyone who reads this play. Iago actions were consistently the actions of a man with little remorse or compassion towards the parties involved. Throughout the play, Iago lacks a clear, justified motive for his actions. Without a solid motive, the only thing to trigger an act of evil is embedded within the character himself....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Michael Cassio, William Shakespeare]

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The Case of Arizona v. Hicks of 1986

- The Case of Arizona v. Hicks took place in 1986; the case was decided in 1987. It began on April 18th 1984, with a bullet that was shot through the floor in Hick’s apartment; it had injured a man in the room below him. An investigation took place. Officers were called to the scene. They entered Mr. Hicks’ apartment and discovered three weapons and a black stocking mask. The officers began to search the apartment without a warrant. As the officers continued searching, one of them (Officer Nelson) found some expensive stereo equipment....   [tags: Fourth or Fourteenth Amendments]

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Stop And Frisk : A Controversial Police Practice

- Stop-and-frisk has been a contentious police practice since first approved by the Supreme Court in 1968. In Floyd v City of New York, the U.S District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled that New York City’s stop-and-frisk practices violate both the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments. In New York City, stop-and-frisk practices have generated strong debate on the wisdom and legality of these procedures. From January 2004 through June 2012, the New York City Police Department made 4.4 million pedestrian stops, of which over 80 percent were African Americans or Latinos (Rudovsky & Rosenthal 2013)....   [tags: Police, Constable, Police officer]

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Analyzing a Police Encounters with a Suspect

- A police officer is required to have probable cause to stop a vehicle, which can be, but not limited to a traffic violation, equipment violation, or simply suspicious activity. A frisk of the occupants of a vehicle is justified if the police officer has reasonable suspicion that the occupants are armed and dangerous. In this essay, I will identify the levels of police encounter involved in the case study. I will describe the legal requirements needed to justify each encounter. I will analyze the facts in the case study against each level of encounter to determine if Officer Smith was justified....   [tags: Case Study, Exigent Circumstances]

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The International Application Of Intelligence Led Policing

- Intelligence–led policing is an expanse of the policing methods used in the past, but was limited in its scope on a local level. Since 9/11, the policing efforts of all agencies have adjusted to the complexities of a threat which continuously evolves. As such, law enforcement was required to evolve with the threat. This expansion has not occurred at just the law enforcement community in the United States, but throughout the world to varying degrees. Still there are limitations to the international application of intelligence-led policing....   [tags: Crime, Police, Federal Bureau of Investigation]

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Justice Harlan 's Reasonable Expectations Test

- Justice Harlan’s reasonable expectations test in Katz vs. United States (1967) considers whether a person has an “actual (subjective) expectation of privacy” and if so, whether such expectation is one that “society is prepared to recognize as ‘reasonable.’” (Solove and Schwartz 99) If there is no expectation of privacy, there is no search and no seizure (reasonable, or not), and hence no Fourth Amendment issue. Likewise, we must first ascertain whether a search took place. A few questions from a police officer, a frisk, or the taking of blood samples do not constitute a search....   [tags: United States Constitution]

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Analysis of Hamlet by William Shakespeare

- Analysis of Hamlet by William Shakespeare “Who’s there?” Immediately the play has an impact on the audience. There is suspicion from the very first line, making us wonder what is there. The scene is set as a cold dark night, as characters Bernardo and Francisco guard the castle of a country which is preparing for war. They’ve been frightened from something extraordinary, and tonight ask Horatio to accompany them....   [tags: Papers]

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What Are Stop And Frisk

- What are Stop and Frisk. The situation in which a police officer who is suspicious of an individual detains the person and runs his hands lightly over the suspect 's outer garments to determine if the person is carrying a concealed weapon.One of the most controversial police procedures is the stop and frisk search. This type of limited search occurs when police confront a suspicious person in an effort to prevent a crime from taking place. The police frisk (pat down) the person for weapons and question the person....   [tags: Supreme Court of the United States]

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The Veldt By Ray Bradbury

- Literature Essay The science fiction short story, “The Veldt”, takes place in the HappyLife home. This house sweeps, dusts, vacuums, clothes them, and more. The HappyLife home does so much for them that bad things start to happen. In the end, the kids will use the house’s technology to kill their parents. That is why the science fiction short story, “The Veldt”, by Ray Bradbury is about attachment and reveals that when people try to dissolve another’s dysfunctional attachment, hate and suspicion are left behind....   [tags: Short story, Science fiction]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet And Othello

- William Shakespeare has two most renowned tragedies: Romeo and Juliet and Othello. Whenever one calls out Romeo and Juliet, it is never surprising that people instantaneously think of a heartrending story that begins with hate and feud, but ends up with the legacy of prolong harmony and un-doubting love. However, in stark contrast, for Othello, it begins with the line “I love the gentle Desdemona”--- the romance and trust, but leaves readers with the most sinister and the nasty aspect of the human race: jealousy....   [tags: Othello, Jealousy, William Shakespeare, Iago]

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Overview Of Mental Disorder In Othello

- It is thought by psychiatrists that a surprisingly large percentage of people on this planet are somewhat mentally ill (Holmes). From anxiety to Schizophrenia and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, many people experience some kind of mental discomfort. Shakespeare, the mastermind behind plays like Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet, went in depth on the topic of mental illness in his play Othello. It is theorized by many literary critics, that most, if not all characters in Othello can be diagnosed with a mental disorder....   [tags: Schizophrenia, Mental disorder]

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The Brilliant And Unassuming Man Could Be A Spy

- Fuchs was regarded favorably by those around him in the Manhattan Project. Few, if any, suspected that the brilliant and unassuming man could be a spy. Lilli Hornig, a female scientist, thought that “Fuchs was a very good physicist and made great contributions… He was a brilliant guy,” and even though Fuchs “was a person who was clearly not very open… it certainly never occurred to us in our wildest dreams that he was a spy.” Laura Fermi, a core scientist’s wife, described how “we all thought him pleasant and knew nothing about him.” Hans Bethe, a fellow scientist, called Fuchs “one of the most valuable men in my division” who was liked by everyone....   [tags: Nuclear weapon, Manhattan Project, Klaus Fuchs]

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Reflections of Fear: The Cold War and Its Influence on Literature of the Time

- The age of McCarthyism from 1945 through 1963 was a time of great tension and fear in American history. The emotions in society influenced the writing of that time, resulting in two of the most powerful plays ever written: Inherit the Wind and The Crucible. These stories reflect the attitudes and personas of what was happening in the world at the time they were written. Inherit the Wind has an array of characters that mirror the world during McCarthyism. The greatest similarity between Inherit the Wind and its historical context were the characters of Brady and McCarthy’s personality....   [tags: age of McCarthyism, communism vs capitalism]

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Search and Seizure that People See in The Media

- Most encounters to seizures and searches are shared events a person sees in the media or news. The constitutional rights to basic privacy have frequently controlled to clashes between several private citizens and the officers of the law. An officer performing their duties will sometimes have to make fast decisions which at times may not seem to be thought out thoroughly. Many people engaged in criminal actions, and as long as there is people who engage in these action there will always be officers there to do their jobs....   [tags: constitutional rights, privacy, traffic]

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Is That The Smell of Evidence Being Destroyed?

- The requirements of a police officer obtaining an impartial Court ordered search warrant have become a little blurred. It will be easier for the police to decide not to obtain a search warrant when they themselves deem that they have probable cause to believe drugs may be in a home. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that when the police think they smell marijuana coupled with the sounds of what they believe could be the destruction of evidence, is reason enough for them to gain forced entry into a home without a search warrant while claiming probable cause and exigent circumstances....   [tags: Law]

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Influence of The Cold War and on Literature

- The age of McCarthyism from 1945 through 1963 was a time of great tension and fear in American history. The emotions in society influenced the writing of that time, resulting in two of the most powerful plays ever written: Inherit the Wind and The Crucible. These stories reflect the attitudes and personas of what was prevalent in the world at the time they were written. Inherit the Wind, written by Robert E. Lee and ___ Lawrence, has an array of characters that mirror the world during McCarthyism....   [tags: American History, McCarthyism, Politics]

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Money Laundering in the United Arab Emirates

- Introduction The IMF report has noted that the UAE has made notable and commendable strides in responding to the ever increasing challenges fronted by the well-orchestrated and resource-rich international crime syndicates. However they have identified a number of areas where the UAE central bank has fallen short of meeting requirements and expectations as can be seen in their detailed assessment report on the UAE’s Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism. The UAE has been described by the IMF as a society where the carrying of large amounts of cash and purchasing goods and property with cash is a common phenomenon....   [tags: central bank, FATF's recommendations]

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Mapp v. Ohio and the Fourth Amendment

- The U.S Constitution came up with exclusive amendments in order to promote rights for its citizens. One of them is the Fourth amendment. The Fourth Amendment highlights the right of people to be secure in their persons, houses, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searches, and persons or things to be seized (Worral, 2012)....   [tags: search, seizure, legal, warrent]

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Discord and Fear in in Hamlet

- It is clear that Hamlet is not a perfect character. His struggle to avenge his fathers death with a lack of physical confidence and uncertainty creates more problems than it does resolution. As Hamlet becomes more uncertain and unable to avenge his father’s death, his emotional saturation and lack of physical confidence propels himself and other characters further into discord and tragedy. However, by the time Hamlet undergoes mental transformation and equalizes the imbalance between physical confidence and emotional saturation, the characters have already began their final fall into a resolution of death....   [tags: Hamlet, Shakespeare]

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Is Islamophobia a Form of Racism?

- Is Islamophobia a Form of Racism: Islamophobia is a newly coined term that is used to describe the growing fear of Muslims or specific groups that are considered to be associated with Islam. As a new term, the validity of Islamophobia is still a subject of huge debate even as its causes and characteristics are also controversial. This term was coined to refer to the events in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks in light of people’s attitudes towards Muslims and those associated with Islam. Actually, after the dust settled following the attacks, a new gesture of nationalism was witnessed across the United States and racism soon followed, which are usually faces to the same coin (Rose, 2013)....   [tags: muslim, culture, terror]

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An Argument Against Racial Profiling

- "I don't want to talk about whether or not racial profiling is legal. Racial profiling is not an effective law enforcement tool." -- Eric Holder, 82nd Attorney General of the United States Before any argument can be made against racial profiling, it is important to understand what racial profiling is. The American Civil Liberties Union, defines racial profiling as "the discriminatory practice by law enforcement officials of targeting individuals for suspicion of crime based on the individual's race, ethnicity, religion or national origin"(Racial Profiling: Definition)....   [tags: Black Lives Matter Essays]

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Black Americans And Racial Profiling

- Black Americans have taken high measures to racial profiling by police. They may have felt offended by store work force who might give them additional investigation or when given further examination at airport terminals. According to Henderson (2000), racial profiling has been found to be an ongoing controversial issue that police departments are faced with. Police patrol streets and highways looking for any suspicious activity in hopes to discover more criminality. They have the authority to decide who looks suspicious, what car looks suspicious enough to pull over, and which neighborhoods need most enforcement (p....   [tags: Race, Black people, African American, Race]

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So Much Water So Close To Home by Raymond Carver

- In the story "So Much Water So Close To Home" a young girl is raped, killed and found in a river where four men are fishing. What makes this story interesting is that after discovering the body they did not report it until after they left, three days later. When one of the men who discovered her, the husband of the narrator, Stuart returns home he doesn't tell his wife about the incident until the following morning. Because of this, Claire believes that all men are responsible for the murder of the girl....   [tags: Carver Water Close Home Analysis]

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The Salem Witch Trials

- During the years of 1692 and 1693 the fear of witchcraft swept through Salem, Massachusetts like a plague. Witchcraft strongly defied Puritan beliefs, and the Puritans executed any accused witches. Throughout the hysteria in Salem, 185 people were accused of practicing witchcraft. Rumors of witchcraft put many people’s lives in danger. Witchcraft was defined as entering into a compact with the devil in exchange for certain powers to do evil. It was considered a sin against God’s superiority; a strict rule against Puritan beliefs (Conforti)....   [tags: massachusetts, puritan beliefs]

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The Alfred Dreyfus Affair

- The Alfred Dreyfus Affair Alfred Dreyfus affair was a political and legal scandal in 1894-1906. The affair divided France political landscape and viewed as an extreme case of justice miscarriage, and developed global and modern recognizance. This affair involved the conviction of Alfred Dreyfus on charges of treason. He was an artillery officer whose descent was of Alsatian Jewish. Alfred allegedly was guilty of spying for the German government after some letters emerged in military attaches dustbin....   [tags: politican and legal scandal]

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Anorexia: The Cheating Disorder, by Richard Murphy

- “Anorexia: The Cheating Disorder” by Richard Murphy discusses two instances the author was suspicious of students plagiarizing their work, as well as the damage plagiarism can cause to everyone involved. Murphy was an associate English professor at Radford University (898) and has experienced many attempts at plagiarism, describing it as “a thin wood splinter in the edge of one’s thumb” (899). That feeling is irritating and can’t be ignored until it is removed, so the author is obsessive about discovering the sources of plagiarism....   [tags: Plagiarism Essays]

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Utopia, 1984 Comparison

- Research Paper: Love in Utopia, Brave New World and 1984 Love is without a doubt one of the most powerful emotions in the world. Most people in the world who have experienced this emotion know that with love, almost anything is possible. ¡§When in Love, the greater is his/her capacity for suffering, or anything else in that matter¡¨ (Miguel de Unamuno, The Tragic Sense of Life). The governments in both Brave New World and 1984 understand that eliminating love and loyalty is important in their continual process of domination over their societies....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Photography and The Gothic

- The photographs taken by Terry Evans in the collection “Heartland” show a range of perspectives of the Midwest prairie. “Heartland” displays characteristics of the traditional Gothic through the combination of wide landscapes and dilapidated factories. Photos from three collections portray the transition of the untouched landscape to an overgrown and gothic scene. The first photos of the gothic transition come from the “Prairie Images of Ground and Sky” collection. The collection shows untouched nature that gives a feeling of the sublime....   [tags: Terry Evans collection Heartland]

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Analysis of Provisions Related to Police Powers

- Analysis of Provisions Related to Police Powers Civil rights are the freedoms and rights that a person may have as a member of a community, state, or nation. They include a person’s freedom of speech, actions, and religion. They also include the rights for one to own property, and receive fair and equal treatment from the state, government, and other people. The courts are the governing bodies that decide whether a persons civil rights have been violated....   [tags: Papers]

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Drug Testing in the Federal Workplace

- In September 1986, President Reagan issued Executive Order 12564. This was done in an effort to make the Federal Government a drug free work place. He believed that persons who used illegal drugs were not suitable for Federal employment. The order required the heads of governmental agencies to establish both a voluntary and mandatory testing program to determine the use of illegal drugs by employees in sensitive positions. Sensitive position employees were defined to include employees granted access to classified information and individuals serving under presidential appointment....   [tags: Substances Employment Papers]

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Abigail Williams in Act One of The Crucible by Arthur Miller

- Abigail in the Crucible Act 1 Within the Crucible, there lies a complex story involving the accounts and happenings surrounding the 1692 Salem witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts. Act 1 of the Crucible sets up the unfolding of events which lead to witch accusations and increasing superstition among the puritan community. The Crucible reveals the intriguing and malicious character of Abigail Williams to be a manipulative and unabashed liar, who possesses the remarkable quality of self preservation even among what seem to be insurmountable odds....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible]

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Personality Disorder In Othello

- Everyone in the world has the same characteristics. Anyone can feel happiness, sadness, anger, or fear. However, the way a person allows certain traits to overpower others is how personality forms. In William Shakespeare’s play, Othello, a wide range of characters are present with different personalities. The protagonist, Othello, spirals into a pit of jealousy and paranoia over the course of the tragedy. The question that follows these actions is whether these uncontrollable emotions are signs of a mental disorder....   [tags: Schizotypal personality disorder]

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Iago’s Manipulation of Othello in Shakespeare’s Othello

- Iago’s Manipulation of Othello in Shakespeare’s Othello Once a seed of suspicion or doubt is planted in a person’s mind, the noxious effect of jealousy is soon to ensue. Jealousy and suspicion are Othello’s flaws hubris throughout the play and foreshadow to the audience his imminent downfall. He believes what Iago tells him so strongly that he compromises his close relationship with his best friend and his love for his wife. Iago manipulates Othello through the use of extortion, literary techniques, and his keen judge of character....   [tags: Othello Essays Shakespeare Papers]

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Gender Roles in Shakespeare's Othello

- Gender Roles in Shakespeare's Othello       Othello represents a prime example of Shakespeare's ability to develop relationships between the sexes so as to demonstrate those relationships' weaknesses. In Othello, the sexes are divided by misconceptions and ego- centric views of the opposite gender. The men of the play, in particular Othello, maintain a patriarchal, chivalric notion of the sexes, while the women of the play yearn for more involvement in their husbands' affairs. So it is that the thrust of the play emerges from "the opposition of attitudes, viewpoints, and sexes." (Neely 214) One of the critical factors in the relationship between the sexes lies in the distinct separatio...   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]

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Causes of World War One

- “Because That Guy Got Shot” There is a lot of speculation as to which event of the nineteen hundreds led to the out break of World War One. Many people tend to say “Because that guy got shot.” Still others have blamed everything from increased Nationalism and Imperialism in Hungary to Militarism in Russia. If one had to answer the question “What was the cause of World War One,” the answer would be all of the above, and more. The events from June of 1914 through August of 1914 can be described as a classic case of ‘one thing led to another’....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Crucible By Arthur Miller

- Miller’s Message There are many occurrences in history in which North America has shamed itself. These are the events that tend to be skimmed over during history class and are commonly ignored. However, these events are disputed and protested in the form of literature. A good example of this is Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, a play which indirectly conveys Miller’s opinion of the communist trials that took place as he wrote the play. The Crucible describes the Salem Witch Trials that took place in the 1600’s, Miller uses this past event in American history and compares it to McCarthyism....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, McCarthyism]

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Hamlet's Feign Insanity

- In Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet, insanity is defined as an illness or disease that sends the mind into sheer madness. This “disease” deprives the mind of reason and awareness, creating a human being of complete disorder. “A common notion of insanity is that those laboring under it are very violent or very suicidal or talking nonsense” (Kellogg). Kellogg states the actions of those affected by insanity; he provides clear knowledge of behavior associated with an individual that has been introduced to madness....   [tags: Shakespeare, Hamlet, insanity]

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Iago: Daemonized or Demonized?

- In Shakespeare’s Othello, the evil Iago pretends to befriend Othello in order to manipulate him to serve his own selfish needs––revenge. As we will learn, Iago has a great 
gift for manipulation, lies and deceit. Iago, whether directly or indirectly is responsible for 
many tragedies. In the writings of Hesoid, Hesoid discusses the nine Muses. One such muse 
was Melpomene, the goddess of music, song and dance. In Classical times, when the Muses 
were assigned specific artistic and literary abilities, Melpomene was named muse of tragedy....   [tags: Character Analysis ]

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The Second American Revolution": Expressions of Canadian Identity in News Coverage at the Outbreak of the United States Civil War

- In this paper, I will discuss Brian Gabrial’s article, “The Second Revolution”: Expressions of Canadian Identity in News Coverage at the Outbreak of the United States Civil War. Gabrial’s article is about how the Canadian identity was challenged by the American Civil War. In particular, he argues that Canadian identity is significant in five important themes: the importance of British identity, antipathy toward Americanism and suspicion of American democracy, a well-grounded fear of American militarism, a patronizing sympathy for Americans in crisis and liberal and conservative political threads....   [tags: article analysis, canadian identity]

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We Can Remember It For You Wholesale by Philip K. Dick

- In the short story, “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale,” the storyline takes place in Chicago, Illinois. This story employs mainly two genre conventions that make it a science fictional reading. The first one is called future science fiction. This is shown in the text because of the tropes of calling the Earth as “Terra” and the futuristic drug called “narkidrine”. Spy Fiction, or Spy-Fi is also another genre convention because of essential tropes such as suspicion and uncertainty. These two genre conventions project the fallacies of the American Government, which Dick uses to persuade the audience into believing that the text is science fiction....   [tags: satire, neologism]

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Creating a Dystopian Society in "1984" and "Brave New World"

- Dystopian Society is carved by manipulation of society Throughout many decades people have been searching for the perfect society in which everyone is happy and prosperous . Many literature and movies has been created to depict the utopia world to enable people to explore and experience the perfect society anyone could wish for. Creating a perfect world is not an easy task and this can be seen in our history . Totalitarian states arise from different countries , Stalin’s Soviet Union , Hitler’s Nazi Germany , Mao’s China ....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Act of Search and Seizure in the United States

- ... If no warrant is present and any evidence was obtained during an unlawful search, it cannot be admitted and must be dropped due to the exclusionary rule. The trial case of Mapp vs. Ohio declared that all evidence obtained by searches and seizures in violation of the Constitution is inadmissible in a criminal trial in a state court. As a result, “[t]he Exclusionary Rule prevents the government from using most evidence gathered in violation of the United States Constitution…applies to evidence gained from an unreasonable search or seizure in violation of the Fourth Amendment....   [tags: privacy, authority, right, evidence]

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The Role of National Interest in World War I

- National interest was a key factor in the explosive beginning of World War One. By looking at the Naval Arms Race, the People’s Revolt in Austria-Hungary and European alliances, it can be shown that national interest was a significant factor in contributing to World War One. The ultra nationalistic views of many countries overruled their ability to act in a just and logical manner. It was in the years following the formation of the Triple Alliance in which the desire and craving for power grew, and created insincere relationships and unrealistic portrayals of other countries intentions....   [tags: WW I, First World War]

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SB 1070; Is It The Right Law or Not?

- Immigration is an issue that some sought to resolve in both violant and nonviolent manners. most of the time people think the government does not take the measures to tackle the problem at hand. “The responsibility that the state has toward the rights of its citizens. Illegal immigration directly violates some of these rights.” (The Police Should...) In order to enforce the law, police and other law enforcement groups must push to protect the right of the citizens. Also illegal immigrants take advantage of the system by being “granted privileges such as jobs, and moreover they are being given security, schooling, healthcare and other services financed by american tax dollars.” (The Police...   [tags: immigration, reform, police]

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Stop And Frisk And The New York Police Department

- Stop and Frisk is a procedure put into use by the New York Police Department that allows an officer to stop and search a “suspicious character” if they consider her or him to be. The NYPD don’t need a warrant, or see you commit a crime. Officers solely need to regard you as “suspicious” to violate your fourth amendment rights without consequences. Since its Beginning, New York City’s stop and frisk program has brought in much controversy originating from the excessive rate of arrest. While the argument that Stop and Frisk violates an individual’s fourth amendment rights of protection from unreasonable search and seizure could definitely be said, that argument it’s similar to the argument of...   [tags: Crime, Police, Terry v. Ohio]

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Law Enforcement and the Rights of the Accused

- Law Enforcement and the Rights of the Accused   Law Enforcement and the Rights of the Accused In this paper, I will discuss Amendments VI, V, VI and VIII which give rights to the accused. I will also examine how these rights affect law enforcement procedures. I will then give details on which law enforcement agencies each amendment affects and how. Amendment VI gives the people the right against unreasonable search and seizure. It also states that a warrant has to be signed by a judge and cannot be issued without probably cause....   [tags: Law Enforcement]

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Ethical And Criminal Responsibility Of The Business World

- Ethical and Criminal Responsibility Ethics is defined as values relating to human conduct with respect to the rightness and wrongness of certain actions and to the goodness and badness of the motives and ends of such actions. It represents the core value system and the moral precepts held, or rules of conduct followed by individuals, institutions, or societies while making choices in the course of everyday problem solving. They create a framework for determining “right” versus “wrong”. (Journal, n.d.) Importance of ethics in the business world is superlative and global....   [tags: Business ethics, Ethics, Law of negligence]

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A Brief Note On The United States Constitution

- Introduction The fourth amendment states, “The United States Constitution provides the right of the people to be secured in their persons, house, against unreasonable searches and seizures, and should not be violated, and no warrants should be issued, but upon probable cause sustained by Oath or affirmation, and specifically the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” (law.cornell, n.d.). With that being said, in order for the authorities to search and seize an individual, police officers must have probable cause that an individual has committed a crime, police officer must fill out a legal documentation with further details of what it intends to search and seize to...   [tags: Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution]

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The Pequot War Is Hard to Forget

- The Pequot War is a war that should be hard to forget. It completely wiped out an entire Native American tribe. In reality that is not the case. It is in fact, “the complexity of the Pequot War of 1636–37 is rarely appreciated.” According to Matthew S Muehlbauer, the only thing lots of historian and researchers in general tend to just focus on the massacre that occurred near the Mystic River in May of 1937. This was in fact a tragic and fatal event for the Pequot tribe, but the struggles did not end there....   [tags: wiping out an entire Native American tribe]

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