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Race-Based Traffic Stops in the US - Imagine driving home, on a pleasant evening, after a tedious day at work. Just as you are about to arrive to your neighborhood, you notice blue and red flashing lights and pull over. It seems the police officer has no reason for stopping you, except to search your vehicle because of your suspiciously perceived skin tone. This unnecessary traffic stop, designed for people of colored skin, happens on numerous occasions and has been termed Driving While Black or Brown. Racial profiling is the act of using race or ethnicity as grounds for suspecting someone of having committed a crime....   [tags: racial profiling, police stops, equal rights] 1225 words
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Technology in Forster's The Machine Stops - The Internet provides accuracy, productivity, and possibilities that would be devastating if suddenly missing. Because of man’s resiliency, I don’t think that we would experience Armageddon if the Internet stopped. I do believe our world would become larger for a while. The miles shortened by email would lengthen due to postage delivery. The nanosecond returns to a minute, and memory would be placed back in photo albums and diaries. All changes would be temporary until necessity, and personal desire would lead the way to new technology....   [tags: digital immigrants, digital natives, technology] 732 words
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The Machine Stops - In The Machine Stops, E.M. Forster projects life years from now where people live underground with extreme technological advances. Also, people live separated in little rooms where they find a variety of buttons they can press in order to perform any task they desire. They do not communicate with people face to face as often as we do now. Without a doubt, their society is very different from ours. All of the inhabitants are used to living along with the Machine and it is hard for them to imagine life without everything the Machine is able to facilitate....   [tags: E.M. Forster] 1355 words
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Society´s Dependence on the Internet as in The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster - The Internet provides accuracy, productivity, and possibilities that would affect our day-to-day lives if suddenly missing. Because of man’s resiliency, I don’t think that we would experience Armageddon if the Internet stopped; our world would not be better or worse without the Internet. I believe our world would become different for a while; need and desire would quickly lead the way to new and improved technology to advance and rebuild a more powerful system. I believe that on a personal basis if the Internet were to be lost people would be affected in varying degrees....   [tags: technology, digital immigrants, digital natives] 946 words
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The Horrifying World Forster Creates in The Machine Stops - The Horrifying World Forster Creates in The Machine Stops In "The Machine Stops" Forster creates a world set in the future, where machines rule. In fact, machines run life so much so that human beings, by this time, have adapted accordingly to life and the lifestyle it brings. "In the arm-chair there sits a swaddled lump of flesh - a woman, about five feet high, with a face as white as a fungus," Forster writes. This is a pretty horrific description because it shows us that in the world Forster has created, people get no exercise whatsoever....   [tags: Papers] 1013 words
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An Analysis of Anti-technology Themes in The Machine Stops and WALL-E - Missing Works Cited In 1909 E.M. Forster wrote the ground-breaking short story “The Machine Stops”, it foretold of a dystopian society where mankind entrusted itself to a machine which took care of al their wants and needs, and ultimately lead to their demise. In Forster’s “The Machine Stops”, he illustrates the need for man to become less dependent on machines and technology for their livelihoods and life in general. In Disney’s “WALL-E” we se many of these themes again. In both cases humans have become so inept at taking care of themselves that the loss of the machine or machines that care for them would be catastrophic and deadly....   [tags: E.M. Forster Disney] 1035 words
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Police Brutality and Profiling - America as a people gloat when it comes to our freedoms we think we have it better than every other country out there but the protectors of our freedom are becoming fear and hated because of the injustices committed by certain officers. Some say life of an officer is hard because they do not know if they will ever see their family again after they drive out of their house in the morning, others might say every officer knows what they were signing up for so they should not be pitied. Police officers face dangers everyday but profiling and racially motivated brutality is not justifiable and officers should be severely punished for committing these crimes....   [tags: police officers, Traffic stops, police]
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The Stop and Frisk Policy of the NYPD is Not Justifiable - The judicial system in America has always endured much skepticism as to whether or not there is racial profiling amongst arrests. The stop and frisk policy of the NYPD has caused much controversy and publicity since being applied because of the clear racial disparity in stops. Now the question remains; Are cops being racially biased when choosing whom to stop or are they just targeting “high crime” neighborhoods, thus choosing minorities by default. This paper will examine the history behind stop and frisk policies....   [tags: Stop and Frisk]
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The Bus Stop of Life - I stand at the bus stop, en route to the city, waiting, looking up and down the street, where I have been, where I will go, remember the times before when I did the same thing, always when waiting, caught between the here and the now, and smile at another moment, a possible turning point in this life. Bus stops are markers for our lives, three types, stations, timed stops, and hailing stops, the latter where you have to flag down the driver. Bus stations are the most significant, represent life’s milestones, birth, death, marriage, divorce, migration, returning home as the prodigal son....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography] 504 words
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Post-WWII American Fault Lines: Race Is Still the Main Issue - Race is one of the most pervasive issues in post-World War II America. The gender equality movement is still ongoing, as well as the push for racial equality. The two are heavily intertwined issues, since both racial minorities and women have been systematically oppressed with backlash against their attempts for integration. The issue of race, however, is one steeped in outright violence and unapologetic hatred. While the gender divide is continually lessening, the racial divide has hardly dissipated....   [tags: pilgrims, vietnam war, racial discrimination]
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Racial Profiling by Police is Not Correct - In general, experience is very valuable and can aid in making decisions or judgment calls. This is especially true for law enforcement given the nature of their line of work. Police often need to make decisions based on little, specific information. In the same way experience can negatively affect an officer’s decision-making process. Likewise, experience can breed bias. Human’s all carry cultural baggage that may directly affect our actions and decisions. This by no means is an attempt to justify all the choices that an officer may make, but it may explain an inherent reason behind the decision....   [tags: Race Racism Prejudice Essays]
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Stop and Frisk: An Effective Crime Deterrent - In July of 2012, my mom’s aunt was killed by a suicide bomber. I had never met her, but heard stories about what a kind person she was, her great cooking skills, and that the last vacation my mom’s aunt’s family took together occurred at my parents’ wedding. Recently, I read an article about a woman in NYC, to whom I could relate, who lost her son to a similar senseless crime. The African American woman spoke about how she wished that the Stop and Frisk program was around when her son had been killed because she felt that it could have prevented this loss of life....   [tags: terrorism, stop and frisk program]
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Racial Profiling By Police Should Be Illegal - What is Stop and Frisk. The New York City stop-question-and-frisk program is a practice of the New York City Police Department by which police officers stop and question tens of thousands of pedestrians annually, and frisk them for weapons and other contraband (New York City Stop-question-frisk program). This program is said to keep weapons of the street but we are sure if their statements are accurate. Though the New York Police Department says this program helps keep weapons of the street, stop and frisk is unconstitutional because it does not help reduce crime and violets people of their rights....   [tags: Stop and Frisk]
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The Criminal Justice System in USA - The Criminal Justice System in the United States of America was established with noble intentions. The basis of the system can be traced back from the first book of the Bible Genesis, and the story of Cain and Able. The criminal justice system was established to be morally suitable for a growing diverse society. Moral dilemmas within the system arise from concerns related to principles of officials’ right and wrong behavior. These principles are often embedded into a culture of the human character, in other words, viewed as essential to the criminal justice system....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]
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Ethnic and Racial Inequalities in the Justice System - Ethnic and Racial Inequalities in the Justice System There are many ethnic differences in each stage of the justice system. In order to be able to prove these it is important to break the system down, and evaluate it bit by bit, showing the possible signs of ethnic differences. Firstly Policing, Philips and Bowling (2007) have noted that in the 1970’s there have been many accusations of oppressive policing if minority ethnic communities. These have included mass stop and search operations, police violence and failure to respond to racist violence....   [tags: Racial Profiling] 564 words
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The New York Police Department’s Stop and Frisk Policy: A Time Series Analysis - INTRODUCTION At the core of the stop and frisk policy as utilized by the New York Police Department is racial profiling. Racial profiling has a significant and often controversial place in the history of policing in the United States. Racial profiling can be loosely defined as the use of race as a key determinant in law enforcement decisions to stop, interrogate, and/or detain citizens (Weitzer & Tuch, 2002). Laws in the United States have helped to procure and ensure race based decisions in law enforcement....   [tags: Racial Profiling]
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How Human Trafficking has Impacted Oklahoma - Human trafficking is the illegal trade of humans for forced labor and sex labor. Innocent victims are trafficked through lies, fraudulence, and threats. Traffickers deceive them by promises of a better life; they abduct them through fraudulent methods; and they threaten their families to get them to go with them. Human trafficking not only occurs in foreign countries but also in the United States. Oklahoma is also a location where trafficking occurs. Many Oklahomans have personally experienced the negative and terrible effects of human trafficking....   [tags: illegal trade, sex labor, traffickers]
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Transit rider surveys - Introduction Often concerns over travel time and safety are cited as reasons people do not choose to ride transit; however, little has been studied about people’s real-time experiences on transit. It is important to understand the perceptions of a transit rider, including their emotional state before, during and after a transit trip. By fully understanding these perceptions, transit service providers can better plan for transit improvements. The question, therefore, is what is the best method for collecting this qualitative data....   [tags: Transportation]
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More Than Black and White Keys: A Critical Review of Keyboard Instruments - As I settled on the worn wooden bench for my first organ lesson, a mix of emotions rushed through my mind. I looked down at the familiar black and white keys beneath my fingers with relief, but when I glanced up at a second keyboard and a row of switches, I cringed. My teacher flipped the power switch and the organ began to hum. Tentatively, I tested out a simple melody. The blast of sound that came from the pipes behind me caught me off-guard. This was nothing like the piano I knew so well. Yes, the organ features a set of black and white keys and produces beautiful music, but the similarities end there....   [tags: Music]
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The Elimination of Racial Profiling in the Context of Street Level Crime - There has been the hubbub surrounding racial and ethnic discrimination around traffic stops by the police. The police have been accused of stopping a particular group of people frequently fronting the argument that that group is likely to commit a crime likeillegal possession of drugs or even unlicensed weapons. Most of the scholars who have discussed racial profiling do not deny its existence. In this paper, the definition of racial profiling will be elucidated. In addition, the overall effects of racial profiling will be looked into....   [tags: policy, the police, racial, ethnic discrimination]
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Racial Profiling: What's the Problem? - There is an issue which is plaguing our community and making the job of a Police Officer more difficult -  Racial Profiling. Many have different opinions on why it happens, and what we should do about it if it does happen. The problem is nobody can come to a consensus on how to solve this problem. It seems to me that racism is still part of our society, and sadly, I think it always will be. We all have prejudices of some sort towards others. It may be because of race, sex, sexual preference, rich, poor, ugly, or pretty....   [tags: Racism Discrimination Police Essays]
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Racial Profiling by Law Enforcement - The interviews excerpted here show that racially biased pretextual traffic stops have a strong and immediate impact on the individual African-American drivers involved. These stops are not the minor inconveniences they might seem to those who are not subjected to them. Rather, they are experiences that can wound the soul and cause psychological scar tissue to form. And the statistics show that these experiences are not simply disconnected anecdotes or exaggerated versions of personal experiences, but rather established and...   [tags: Race Racism Prejudice Essays] 3753 words
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Law Enforcement and Police Stress - Police Stress As crime coexists with humanity, the presence of the police force ensures the suppression of crime and the safety for our society. Every occupation has its own work stress. What is unique is all the different stress found in one job. Aside from the heroic services police officers perform in their duty, they experience overwhelming stress in their daily duty. Police stress refers to the negative pressures related to police work (Police Stress, n.d.). In order to maintain peace and order, there must be an effective police force up and running....   [tags: Crime, Duty, Pressure]
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Racial Targeting and Profiling in the United States - Racial Targeting and Profiling in the United States The practice of targeting individuals for police investigation based on their race alone in the last few years has been an increasingly prominent issue in American society. Numerous magazines, newspapers, and journals have explored the issue of race-motivated police actions. Recently, the ABA Journal did a study of New Jersey and Pennsylvania traffic stops from 1998 to 2001, concluding that black drivers were more likely to be pulled over and arrested than whites....   [tags: Race Racism Authority Ethnicity Essays Papers] 1467 words
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Humankind in The Three Forster Short Stories - Humankind in The Three Forster Short Stories Forster is writing in a time when society was changing dramatically. When rural life in the countryside was leaving while urban life was starting. While this is happening mechanically it was also happening in a mental aspect and the way people live and look at life is changing. What Forster sees is dangerous results. He was probably writing in a time like the Industrial revolution when a lot of lives were taken for the good of experimentation and knowledge....   [tags: Papers] 1384 words
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Travel Restrictions to Cuba - The US travel policy restricts Cuban-Americans to travel to Cuba once every three years. Some agree that this attacks Family Values. Others agree with the travel restriction. Many feel its the only way to stop funding the Communist Dictatorship. Recently a policy is the US travel restrictions to Cuba. The policy has many restrictions, But the most controversial states that Cuban American citizens may visit Cuba only once every three years( Farley and Thale, pg.1 ). The Policy represent a tightening o f the US embargo against Cuba( Farley and Thale, pg.1 )....   [tags: essays research papers] 569 words
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Symbolism and the Power of Three in "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" - Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a late 14th-century Middle English alliterative romance about the adventure of Sir Gawain, King Arthur's Knight of the Round Table. This great verse is praised not only for its complex plot and rich language, but also for its sophisticated use of symbolism. Symbolism is a technique used in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight to give a significance to the plot. The Green Knight, the Green Sash, and Sir Gawain's Shield are three of the most prominent symbols given to us in this verse....   [tags: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, symbolism, ]
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Racial Profiling: Driving While Black is a Real Offense in America - “In recent years, scores of African Americans and Latinos, including prominent athletes, members of Congress, actors, lawyers, business leaders and even police officers, have experienced the humiliation of being stopped on the nation’s highways upon suspicion of a crime. Few white motorists can tell the same story.” (Bouie 2014). Most colored motorists have had this feeling at least once while driving. The article, "It's Been Proven: "Driving While Black" is a Real Thing" takes a look at incidents around the United States where the multitude of racial stops have been questioned....   [tags: Racial Profiling by Police]
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I Want to Enter the Field of Social Work - Life changes us. From day to day, we all experience things that transform our way of thinking, inspires our actions, and persuades our beliefs. A smile from a stranger can brighten a day, a hug from a mother can release fear, and a hot meal to a starving family can renew hope. Then, there are those experiences in life that can cause the heart to become weary, cold and broken. A child lost in a gang war, a father held bondage by drugs, or the silent cry of woman who was once the victim of molestation....   [tags: admissions essay] 1472 words
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The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking in out Backyard - Most Americans when they hear about the crime of human trafficking they automatically refer it to sex exploitation by big time gang organizations. Sexual exploitation is a big chunk of the trafficking problem in America but in reading the book The Slave Next Door you can see that there are different types of work for human trafficking. One of the unique and underrated types of trafficking is in the type of domestic slavery. This type of trafficking is not as popular for gangs and other trafficking organizations because it is more along the lines of saving money than making money....   [tags: sex exploitation, massage parlors]
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Why Specialized Care for Sleep Apnea is Important - Many people are not aware that they stop breathing for a few seconds while they are asleep. Sometimes, these episodes consist of marked reduction in airflow, brief pauses in breathing that may last at least ten seconds, or complete stops in breathing for short periods. This condition is better known as sleep apnea, a sleep disorder that is common among adults and frequently results in a significant reduction in blood oxygenation. Specialized Care for Sleep Apnea Affected individuals are often not aware of their condition, but their bed partner, spouse or room mates may notice that they snore loudly, stop breathing for short periods, gasp for air, suddenly wake up and fall back to sleep....   [tags: snore loudly, airway pressure, surgery]
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What Brings a Poem to Life? - Poetry, like any other piece of literature, is written to express certain emotion,feeling or idea as desired by the author. Without a defined format, poems come in all sorts of variations, each with it’s own sound,smell, and taste. The most successful poems masterfully give readers the Ah Ha. experience and invoke in them incomprehensible emotions that render them vulnerable to the poets message. William Shakespeare’ s Sonnet 18 and Sylvia Plath’s Metaphors adequately contain imagery,lineation,and tone to shape the meaning and allow the rest to the readers perception.However, no matter how elegant the poem may be structured the poem is nothing without the readers interpretation....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]
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Leukemia: The Disease and The Treatment - Leukemia Leukeumia is a type of cancer affecting the bone marrow. Bone marrow is where platelets, red blood cells and white blood cells (Leukocytes) are made. (Medical Journal Dictionary)Leukemia is caused by the rapid production (Proliferation) of Leukocytes, and causes a build-up that inhibits red blood cells, and platelets from functioning and stops other Leukocytes from fighting infection. Because of the abnormally rapid production these cells are unable to mature or develop properly and are unable to carry out their functions....   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]
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Analysis of Emily Dickinson's Because I Could Not Stop for Death - Analysis of Emily Dickinson's "Because I Could Not Stop for Death" In regard to Emily Dickinson’s poem, “Because I Could Not Stop for Death,” Critic Eunice Glenn says: “In the first two lines Death, personified as a carriage driver, stops for one who could not stop for him. The word ‘kindly’ is particularly meaningful, for it instantly characterizes Death. This comes with surprise, too, since death is more often considered grim and terrible” (Glenn). Critic Charles R. Anderson says, “Death, usually rude, sudden, and impersonal, has been transformed into a kindly and leisurely gentleman” (Anderson)....   [tags: Emily Dickinson Could Not Stop Death Essays]
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Bus Rapid Transit: A Sustainable Approach to Mass Transit - Bus Rapid Transit: A Sustainable Approach to Mass Transit Transportation accounts for about 25% of fossil fuel consumption. One way to decrease the negative environmental effects of burning fossil fuels (e.g. smog and global warming) is to improve mass transit. An efficient mass transit system speeds travel time, cuts travel costs, and makes service more reliable. Consequently, it discourages the use of private vehicles, reducing fossil fuel consumption and emissions. A type of mass transit that has proven to be environmentally and socially successful in many cities across the world is Bus Rapid Transit....   [tags: Mass Transit Bus Public Transportation Essays]
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Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Athletes - Last March, an undefeated basketball squad faced a tragic loss, and unfortunately it was not the game. An undefeated season was on the line for the Fennvile Blackhawks, and the whole town was in attendance. The game went into overtime and Wes Leonard was ready for it. Seconds left in overtime, the score was tied again. It was the last play of the game, and Wes Leonard drove to the basket for a lay up, putting them up by two. Time expired and fans rushed the court looking for the hero that made that game winning basket....   [tags: Health, Diseases, Cardiac Arrest] 2233 words
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Does Racial Profiling Actually Occur - The concern about racial profiling is erupting throughout the nation. Many cities and states have decided to study racial profiling, or how race and ethnicity may play a part in traffic stops by law enforcement in their jurisdictions. There seems to be a generally accepted understanding of what profiling is. Profiling is the law-enforcement practice of scrutinizing certain individuals based on characteristics thought to indicate a likelihood of criminal behavior. Yet, there are two variations concerning the application of racial profiling....   [tags: law enforcement, police, traffic profiling]
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Racial Profiling by Police is Wrong - Racial Profiling compromises the very fabric that America is built on. With Constitutional laws that protect us as American citizens from any mistreatment or discrimination, Racial Profiling is still being practiced , and it violates our human rights, and causes distrust in the very police officers that are in charge of keeping our communities safe, and disbelief in the Constitution that should afford all American citizens equal rights. In the 1990’s The American news media exploded with coverage of the problem of racial profiling....   [tags: Race Racism Prejudice Essays]
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Potential Barriers to Effective Communication - Communication; in the form of speech is a very powerful tool that’s used by everyone. It can be used by major powers tom dictate opinion; it is used by businesses to conduct business transactions, deals etc. And it’s also used by the average person A barrier is an obstacle that keeps people apart and prevents them from communicating effectively; so there are many barriers that stop people from communicating effectively. Personality Sometimes personality can be a major problem for communicating effectively as some people are not always willing to communicate; and would rather trust their own opinions than listen to anyone else....   [tags: Communication,] 567 words
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Child's Speech Transcript Analysis - Introduction This research is intended to analyze the transcript of a child’s speech. The target child is a female named Majorie who is 2 years and 3 months old. The transcript is from The Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology. The linguistic aspects that will be examined are the phonological processes of the child including speech errors, syllable shapes, and her phonetic inventory consisting of manner and place of articulation. Included in the analysis will be her stage and development of lexical knowledge and what words she uses....   [tags: Language] 1242 words
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Police and Racial Profiling - Can we stop the unjust practice of racial profiling. Is it correct for Police Officers to stop a black driver for an alleged traffic offense to question and sometimes search the black driver. These questions provoke the need to understand racial profiling and racism along with what problems are involved and the possible solutions. Doesn't the use of race make sense. Isn't it really just good police work. The guarantee to all persons of equal protection under the law is one of the most fundamental principals of our democratic society....   [tags: Racism, Prejudice, Racial Profiling Essays]
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Norplan - The 5 Year Birth Control - Norplant are Six thin, bendable plastic implants that are put in under the skin of the upper arm. These soft capsules are the size of a small stick. Each capsule contains one hormone. Those hormones are called levonorgestrel. Levonorgestrel is like the progesterone that is made by a woman's ovaries. A very small amount of hormone is released regularly. This hormone typically stops the ovaries from getting released. It also condenses the cervical mucus, keeping all sperm from getting together with egg....   [tags: Contraceptives, Birth Control Essays] 623 words
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The Island of Dr. Mireau - I read the book The Island of Dr. Mireau. The book starts when Prendick is in a dinghy of the ship the Vain Lady. Prendick is the main character in the book. The Vain Lady had sunk. A ship finds him a takes him along. On the ship Prendick sees a bunch of dogs and rabbits. On the ship is where he meets Montgomery. He is the captain of the shop. When Prendick gets on the ship he is thirst , burnt and hungry. He gets the care that he needs on the ship. The ship is heading to an island. The dock on the island is a ditch looking thing....   [tags: essays research papers] 649 words
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Racial Profiling: Individual Prejudice or Organizational Protocol? - Racial Profiling: Individual Prejudice or Organizational Protocol. Racial profiling is generally defined as discrimination put into action based on a stereotype. No one is excluded from the potential to experience some form of racial profiling, regardless of one’s race, gender, or religion. Racial profiling has existed in various forms since slavery. During the reconstruction of the South, the first sense of racial profiling began with “Black Codes”. “Black Codes” were created to maintain a new form of slavery....   [tags: Race Racism Prejudice Essays]
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Early History Of The Pipe Organ - Early History of the Pipe Organ The “king of instruments” has a long history, one which can arguably be traced to the concept of a collection of “fixed-pitched pipes blown by a single player (such as the panpipes)” (Randel 583). The first examples of pipe organs with the basic features of today can be traced to the third century B.C.E. in the Greco-Roman arena; it is said to have been invented by Ktesibios of Alexander and contained “a mechanism to supply air under pressure, a wind-chest to store and distribute it, keys and valves to admit wind to the pipes, and one or more graded sets of fixed-pitch pipes.” (Randel 583) These early organs used water as a means to supply air-pressure, hen...   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Life is Suffering - In Studies in Pessimism, Schopenhauer argues that suffering is intrinsic to human existence; that by nature we will experience suffering regardless of how we live our lives. Similar to Epictetus’ view, Schopenhauer states that the only way to minimize the amount of suffering one feels is by living a life of pure reason. This paper will examine both Schopenhauer’s characterization of human suffering and his recommendations for how to best live our lives. It will then argue that while his characterizations are generally sound, his recommendations are not because they alienate us from our emotions....   [tags: Philosophy]
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Sudden Cardiac Death - Sports related cardiac deaths are very sudden and most scientists don’t know why they occur, but researchers are conducting many studies to try to determine the exact cause. What happens when an athlete that is in the best of physical health suffers a sudden cardiac death. The sudden death leaves the community, team, and family shocked and devastated and looking for answers. There has been many studies done trying to determine why athletes suffer sudden cardiac arrest. Although sudden cardiac deaths are believed to be uncommon, the frequency with which such deaths occur remains largely unknown....   [tags: Health, Diseases] 1680 words
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Helmeted Guinea Fowls - Species studied: Helmeted Guinea Fowl (Numida meleagris) Introduction: Guinea fowl are birds that are native to Africa, but the helmeted guinea fowl has been domesticated and been introduced to many different countries such as USA, Brazil, France and Ireland. Guinea fowl are flock birds that roost communally. They eat insects such as ticks and also slugs and grasshoppers. This is of great value in areas where Lyme disease is a problem, as the disease is carried on the “deer tick”, which the guinea fowl eat....   [tags: Ethogram, Chickens, Birds]
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Analysis of Spring In War Time by Edith Nesbit - Spring In War-Time by Edith Nesbit is a very moving poem. It describes nature in such a beautiful way, and then goes on to say how, to her, it is not beautiful anymore. She writes about her loss by saying things such as Where last year we used to go Where we shall not go again. Nesbit explains how she and her partner used to do lovely things together like go on walks in the woods and enjoy the nature. Her partner sadly died in the war, and since then, she can not appreciate nature's beauty anymore....   [tags: essays research papers] 460 words
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Making an Electric Current in a Wire - Making an Electric Current in a Wire You can make an electric current in a wire if a wire is at right angles to a magnetic field and the magnetic field is changing. We say that the electric current has been induced. You can change the magnetism by moving the wire past the magnet, or moving the magnet past the wire. It will show up better on a meter if you use a coil of wire. A current is generated only when the magnet is moving. The current stops if the magnet stops moving - even if it is inside the coil....   [tags: Papers] 399 words
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