Drive-By Shootings Essays

  • Drive-by Shootings on London's Streets

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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

  • Neighborhood Violence in The Murder of Thirty of My Neighbors by Jim Myers

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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Television and Media - TV Violence and Children's Behavior

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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

  • 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

  • Argumentative Essay: Gun Control Does Not Reduce Crime

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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

  • Influence Of Gangs

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    in living in the ghettos. White suburban kids do not have to avoid certain streets just to avoid confrontation. White suburban kids do not have to live with the constant violence on the streets. White suburban kids do not have to worry about drive-by shootings. With so much violence in inner cities, one can only expect teenagers to be easily misguided. Many inner city kids are able to avoid the gang life, however, there are still the others that have succumbed to the lifestyle. With the violence,

  • Quotes

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    I'm not gonna tell anyone, just admit it." Angela: "I just like how he's always leaning. Against stuff. He leans great. Well, either sex or a conversation, ideally both." "People always ask, 'How was school? That's like asking, 'How was that drive-by shooting?' You don't care how it was, you're lucky to get out alive.

  • Does TV Affect American Culture

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    a recollection of many fond memories of the times they shared together. This episode's tragedy brought the characters in the show closer together. Many innocent children, and sometimes adults, are killed accidentally playing with guns, or by drive-by shootings. This is a major problem in the United States and the show is trying to get the message out that it is not a safe thing to do. It also raises the question as to why access of guns is so readily available to anyone. Every night on the news, someone

  • Shooting in Football

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    Shooting in Football How to shoot Kicking is the basis of football (soccer). There are two types of shots - ground and air. Ground shots · On ground shots the supporting (non-kicking) leg is more important than the kicking leg. In order to produce a good shot you'll need balance. The right way to keep your balance is to place your supporting foot in line with the ball. By stepping a little behind you will produce a high kick (most young players that are not taught how to shoot

  • Gun Control In Schools

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    assault in the first degree. In the past years we only heard about a big shooting in big cities, but now we live in a world where there are more and more shooting are happening. Also, there is more violence in the united states too. The united states of America need gun control because of school shootings, gang violence, and suicides. If we could pass some stricter laws for gun control, we could prevent some many shootings in our world today. Men, women, and lots of innocent kids would still be alive

  • Gun Violence Pros And Cons Essay

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    Children and teens have had lasting effects from gun violence. Thousands die every day from suicide, gang violence, and drive by shootings and accidental shootings. This problem can be solved by educating kids on gun violence, educating youth about positive behaviors and self-esteem, and parents/guardians could avoid associating with violent people, like those known to have affiliations with gangs or those known to have a criminal background. “Studies have shown that more than 90% of teenagers

  • The Effect of Respect on Morality Depicted in The Guest and Shooting an Elephant

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    The prevailing theme in The Guest and Shooting an Elephant is the effect of respect on morality. In the former, the main character Daru exhibits a great deal of respect and hospitality to the Arab, especially considering the circumstances. In the latter, the Burmans exhibit no respect to the police officer in the event of the elephant display, or in his day to day life. These opposite scenarios have a distinct effect on the morality of the main characters. Respect has a distinct effect on morality

  • The Effects Of Gun Control On Gun Violence

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    illegal guns in order to control gun crime. The program hypothesized that the gun seizures have a directly related to crime reduction. As a result, police along with researches conducted an experiment that was designed to reduce gun violence, drive-by shootings, and homicides in a targeted area in the city of Kansas. Two theories were proposed, deterrence and incapacitation theory in order to explain the hypothesis that if guns were seized, gun crime would decrease. The deterrence theory suggested

  • The Veldt 'And I Escaped A Violent Gang'

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    “I didn’t know anything else. I thought drive-by shootings, drug deals, and beatings were normal,”(Page 1) in “I Escaped a Violent Gang” by Cate Baily. In the short story, “The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury, the children train lion for about 2 months to kill their parents if they threaten to take away the nursery. They use the nursery to do this miraculous work. The nursery has turned into the children's parents. In “I escaped a Violent Gang” by Cate Baily, a girl struggles to get out of a gang. She was

  • Analysis Of Why I Write By George Orwell

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    In Why I Write, by George Orwell, actual elements of Orwell’s personal life are explained with respect to the development of his writing career. Unlike Shooting an Elephant, which could easily be a representation of Orwell’s real Burmese experiences in 1936, Why I Write is explicitly about his writing career, and it is justified to claim that Orwell is the speaker. In the early stages of his writing, Orwell emphasizes that he wrote for everyone but himself; the styles and techniques that he chose

  • Persuasive Essay On School Shootings

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    In the United States there have been 142 school shootings since 2013. In Australia there has never been a school shooting. “A school shooting is a form of mass shooting involving a gun attack on an educational institution, such as a school or university”(Wikipedia). According to the United States Secret Service, a school shooting is where the school is purposely planned and selected as the location for the attack. A school shooting may occur between any individual, student, instructor, administrator

  • Tupac Shooting Essay

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    murder of Tuac Shakur happened on the date of September 13, 1996 located in University Medical Center, Las Vegas, NV after the shooting near the intersection of Flamingo Road and Koval Lane in Las Vegas. At the time that the shooting happened on Flamingo and Koval when Tupac was at the intersection in his 1996 Bmw seven series after the Mike Tyson fight the night of the shooting while they were in the car they were listening to the unreleased track called “It Was Written” written by one of the fellow

  • Tupac Shakur: The Life Of Tuupac's Life

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    was his mind. He has sold more than 75 million albums worldwide. This made him one of the best-selling music artist in the world. During Tupac’s career he got into a lot of legal issues such as being charged with one count of felonious assault, shooting off duty police officers, and sexual assault charges. The list goes on. He also got into a huge feud with The Notorious B.I.G better known as Biggie a.k.a. Biggie Smalls. Allegedly the feud started when Tupac got robbed and shot. On November 30,