• Police Brutality Amnesty International
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    Police Brutality When one thinks of police misconduct many not too distant stories might go through our heads. Most adults will remember how they felt when they saw the brutal beating of Rodney King on their local news station; or the outrage they experienced when they heard that the evidence in the OJ Simpson trial had been tampered with. But thanks to new guidelines, procedures and even civilian groups who now "police" the police, instances of police misconduct may soon start seeing a decline....
  • The Case Against The Death Penalty
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    THE CASE AGAINST THE DEATH PENALTYIt's dark and cold, the fortress-like building has cinder block walls, and death lurks around the perimeter. A man will die tonight. Under the blue sky, small black birds gather outside the fence that surrounds the building to flaunt their freedom. There is a gothic feel to the scene, as though you have stepped into a horror movie. Unfortunately, this is not a scene in a horror flick; these are the surroundings of an actual prison execution. As early as the foun...
  • Capital Punishment Death Penalty
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    I agree with the law that people who commit crimes need to be punished for their wrong doings. However, I do not agree with the way that the law thinks that problem should be handled through the death penalty. The bad part about the death penalty is that innocent people are executed, there is racism in the death penalty, the mentally retarded are executed, and the death penalty is costly. As long as the death penalty is maintained, the risk of executing the innocent can never be eliminated. Peop...
  • Death Penalty Amnesty Punishment One
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    Capital Punishment: Just or Unjust? Can you imagine knowing the exact day, time, and place you were going to die, not to mention how your death was to come about? Day after day of mental pain just knowing that days, hours, minutes and even seconds from now you are going to be killed. The night before, tossing and turning, playing through your head just the way you imagine your death is going to be, asking yourself heaven or hell, suffering or short? If only you can take that one moment of sin ba...
  • Refugee Issues Amnesty International
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    One of the individuals who belongs to AI states in his memorandum to the press: When one of the members borrowed a real-life army tank and got council permission to park it in the city square for a Tiananmen memorial I knew that Amnesty local groups work (Crisp Tracey SA/NT Region activist). To continue, specialist group or networks is another way of membership with AI. These establishments operate in practically every region and concentrate on coordinating the specific efforts of the local grou...
  • Capital Punishment 4 Death Penalty
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    Capital Punishment Capital Punishment The United States is one of the few countries left in the world to practice the savage and immoral punishment of death. Retentionists argue that the consequence of death prevents persons from committing the heinous crime of murder. It is proven that the death penalty does not deter persons from committing murder, nor does it serve as an example of the consequences of capital crimes to society. Furthermore, it is impossible to guarantee that the criminal just...
  • Amnesty International Letters Prisoners Countries
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    Ashley James Amnesty International Thousands of people are in prison because of their beliefs. Many are held without charge or trial. Torture and the death penalty are widespread. In many countries men, women, and children have "disappeared" after being taken into official custody. Still others have been killed without any pretense of legality. These human rights abuses occur in countries of widely differing ideologies. Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people acting on the convi...
  • Killing Our Own The Death Penalty
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    "Human rights are the basic rights to which all human beings are in titled, no matter who they are or what they have done" (Amnesty International). According to Amnesty International the U. S. has been violating human rights for quite some time with the use of the death penalty as punishment for violation of positive law. Many groups and organizations feel that it is necessary to abolish the death penalty or at least fix the numerous problems is encounters. There is an abundance of proof, which ...
  • Police Brutality Human Rights
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    In the past decade, many police departments have adopted a new theory that says serious crime can be reduced by controlling minor disorders and fixing up obvious signs of decay or litter. The theory is called broken windows, after a 1982 Atlantic Monthly magazine article by James Q. Wilson and George Killing. The article argued that when low-level quality-of-life offenses were tolerated in a community, more serious crime would follow. According to this view, broken windows, abandoned buildings, ...
  • The Importance Of Human Rights Today
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    The highest aspiration of the common man is to lead a life where he can enjoy freedom of speech, freedom of belief and have no fear of suppression. Disregard and contempt for "Human Rights" have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind. "Human Rights" is a much used and abused term today, and is used extencivly for political gain. The term is is used to defend Human freedom as well as destroy it. People tend to attach importance to particular human rights issue ac...
  • Death Penalty States Capital 2003
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    A man sitting in a dark room is blindfolded. His legs and his hands are tied. 2, 000 thousand volts of electricity rip through his body. It only takes five seconds for this man to be dead. He wasn't a victim of a random crime nor is he sitting in a casino basement. This scene that I just described is perfectly legal in America. He just received the harshest penalty the American justice system can administer. Capital punishment continues to be a controversial topic in American culture. In this p...
  • Refugee Rights Asylum Seekers
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    In recent months, allegations of abuse, ill treatment and mismanagement, as well as hunger strikes, suicide attempts and breakouts have all served to reveal the cracks in Australia's harsh and disciplinary system of detaining asylum-seekers. Our system is in crisis. Urgently, we must find a reasonable and safe solution to the treatment of asylum seekers who arrive on our shores. For many people fleeing torture or death, it is impossible to obtain the necessary travel documents. It can be too dan...