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    Drive-by Shootings on London's Streets Close your eyes and sit back in your recliner. Let the cool breeze refresh you as you relax in your hardwood floored den and sip your English tea. Now picture London. What kind of an image comes to mind? Perhaps the sophisticated languages of its inhabitants or just the aura of properness that encompasses typical visions of the great city of London. I am not writing to deny the eloquence of London, I am instead writing to challenge the notion of sophistication

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    year we look at colleges. Some teachers teach a certain way only because they want to prepare us for college, not because they think that their way is the best. Why do we do all of this for a future that might not come? In a decade where drive-by shootings, drug overdoses, and alcohol-related accidents have become the norm, the way we look at the future may come as somewhat of a surprise to the objective observer. The future is presented in a way that assumes we will have a future, when, in fact

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    cold-blooded murders, drive-by shootings, robberies, and hate infested streets he sees every day in the place he calls home. He uses these violent facts, blunt statements, and sometimes even sarcasm to convey the seriousness of this matter as well as the reality he and his neighbors have come to accept as normal. When attempting to explain the conditions Myers' lives in, straightforward, realistic statements are usually the most effective way to do so. "Near my house in the 1990s we had drive-by killings

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    Events Of The Year 1956

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    hippies, riots in the streets and Vietnam. A time when cars were works of art, and each model year was anxiously awaited. THE FIFTIES: A time when the music and the cars were a Lifestyle. A time when Drive-in's were either a movie or a fast food place. A time before shopping malls and drive-by shootings. The fiftys were good times for all people. Especially the year 1956 were the military stronghold was at its highest of the decade. On January 16th, Secretary of state, John Foster Dull expressed that

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    Why America Needs Stricter Gun Control Laws

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    a result of drive-by shootings in the six months between July 1, 2006 and December 31, 2006, in addition to the 156 people that were killed during that time (Drive-By America). One innocent victim of a drive-by shooting was Peyton Benson, a five year old girl that was shot and killed eating breakfast in her home in Omaha, Nebraska on January 14, 2014 (Skelton). If there was stricter laws on who has access to guns, there would be a dramatic reduction in the number of drive by shootings, and innocent

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    Biography of James Swann Jr.

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    The Shotgun stalker is a serial killer who terrorized the Washington, D.C area for two months in 1993. He would do random drive-by shootings using a 12-gauge shotgun. His name is James Swann Jr., was African American he was born in 1964. James was a New Jersey native. He moved to Oxon Hill with his sister a few years prior to the shootings. He worked as a security guard; however, Swann was fired because he insisted on walking backward while patrolling the aisles of a drugstore. In the 1980’s mental

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    The Drive-By

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    The Drive-By Many people have experienced a drive-by shooting before. Some are the victims and others are the people who commit these crimes. Either way, these shootings are very horrifying. You feel your adrenaline rush 100 miles an hour. People who can't run will soon find themselves hopping over gates and hitting roofs tops. The sad truth is that people die as a result of these shootings. Bullets don't carry names. They fly in all directions killing innocent people. I woke up one Sunday

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    Television Violence and Children's Behavior Drive-by shootings and school massacres are just two of the many violent past-times of today’s youth. Is television a contributor to this insidious erosion of children's respect for life?  Much research that has been done in an attempt to answer this question. The majority of the findings are very similar in content, and the results are grim.  Television violence has been shown to cause four major changes in children's behavior:  "Increasing aggressiveness

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    Class and Culture in Urban American

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    Class and Culture in Urban American A gang is a loosely organized group of individual people who join forces for social reasons. Or anti-social reasons depending on how one looks at it. A person may join a gang for numerous reasons. These reasons include the need for “identity, discipline, recognition, love, money, and belonging.” 5 “Today there are approximately 274 Blood and Crip gangs in Los Angeles County alone.” 1 The gangs that are often in the news are usually made up of African-Americans

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    social security checks, where terrified women are viciously attacked and raped, where teen-age gangsters shoot it out for a patch of turf to sell their illegal drugs, and where innocent children are caught daily in the crossfire of drive-by shootings. We cannot ignore the damage that these criminals are doing to our society, and we must take actions to stop these horrors. However, the effort by some misguided individuals to eliminate the legal ownership of firearms does not address

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