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  • Dre's Records With N.W.A.
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    More than any other rapper, Dr. Dre was responsible for moving away from the avant-noise and political stance of Public Enemy and Boogie Down Productions, as well as the party vibes of old school rap. Instead, Dre pioneered gangsta rap and his own variation of the sound, G-Funk. BDP's early albums were hardcore but cautionary tales of the criminal mind, but Dre's records with N.W.A. celebrated the hedonistic, a moralistic side of gang life. Dre was never much of a rapper -- his rhymes were simpl...
  • Death Penalty Cases
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    The death penalty on trial Newsweek; New York; Jun 12, 2000; Jonathan Alter; HE STOOD AT THE THRESHOLD OF THE EXECUTION chamber in Huntsville, Texas, 18 minutes from death by lethal injection, when official word finally came that the needle wouldn't be needed that day The rumors of a 30 day reprieve were true. Ricky McGinn, a 43-year-old mechanic found guilty of raping and killing his 12-yearold stepdaughter, will get his chance to prove his innocence with advanced DNA testing that hadn't been a...
  • 21 Oct 2003 Death Penalty Information Center
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    Benefits of the Death Penalty Have you ever thought about if the person next to you is a killer or a rapist? If he is, what would you want from the government if he had killed someone you know? He should receive the death penalty! Murderers and rapists should be punished for the crimes they have committed and should pay the price for their wrongdoing. Having the death penalty in our society is humane; it helps the overcrowding problem and gives relief to the families of the victims, who had to g...
  • Defendants In The Death Penalty Cases
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    Death Penalty The death penalty, outlawed in most of Europe, Canada, Australia and most other countries in the world, is still practiced in almost 40 states in the U.S. Today, there are more than 3,000 people on death row waiting the day of their execution. They are put to death by methods such as hanging, electrocution, lethal injection and by firing squad. Since the death penalty was reinstated bye the supreme court in 1976, by the Gregg vs. Georgia decision, more than 525 people have been put...
  • Reader Through The Telling Of The Story
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    'I know that it is not a question of malice or ill will or meanness of spirit that prompts our citizens to support executions. It is quite simply that people don't know the truth about what is really going on' (p. 197). This passage, found in the book "Dead Man Walking", written by Sister Helen Prejean, speaks directly about the theme of this book: the morality of Capital Punishment. Sister Helen Prejean has written an insightful book about the morality of killing a human being and a society and...
  • Death Row In The State Of California
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    Life & Death in the State of California In the United States, the first known execution was of Daniel Frank and it took place in the Colony of Virginia. Frank was executed in 1622 for the crime of theft (University of Alaska). Since the time of Daniel Frank, the death penalty has almost always been a part of our criminal justice system, starting in the colonies and continuing in the United States after we won our independence. As far as the United States goes, I am going to start off in 1930 bec...
  • Average Death Penalty Case An Attorney
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    Alissa Kilmer Mr. Lenahan 11-12-01 CAPITAL PUNISHMENT Kilmer 1 Capital Punishment is the ruling by a court, sentencing an individual who has been convicted of a serious crime to death. How serious is the death penalty? Well, thirty-eight of the fifty States in the Union have the death penalty enacted in their state (Bright 13). The death penalty is very controversial issues because it is so serious, people ponder the thought of, is it moral or even humane? Some people feel that it let's the crim...
  • Claim The Opposers To The Death Penalty
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    The Death Penalty Should Continue to be Used in the U.S. Ever since the death penalty has been declared constitutional in 1976, thousands of people have been placed on death row and 314 of them have been executed. (Yaffe, 1) Thirty-eight states now allow the death penalty, with New York being the last to adapt this legislation last March. Massachusetts and Iowa have been trying to pass a law that would to allow the death penalty to be used in their states. Capital punishment is most often saved ...
  • Death Row Convictions
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    Limiting Death Row Appeals Michael Wilkinson 03 February 1997 English 121 The Constitution of the United States outlines the rights of a person accused of a crime. The individual has a right to a trial and to be judged by a jury of his peers. When the result of a trial is a guilty verdict and the individual is sentenced to death, the individual has a right to appeal the verdict and the sentence. At the present time, there are virtually no limits on the number of appeals the individual is entitle...
  • Laws In Texas Concerning The Death Penalty
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    The Death Penalty in Texas Few issues in the United States today are as emotionally charged and controversial as the death penalty. Formally know as capital punishment, the death penalty has been hotly debated not only as a legal issue, but as a religious, ethical, and political one, historically as well as in the present day. Although many states currently administer the death penalty, Texas has been put in the spot light this past year because of the recent presidential race. The moral questio...
  • Member Of The Group Outlaw Immortalz
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    TUPAC AND THE OUTLAWZ HISTORY Formerly known as 2 pac. Tupac began career as a Roadie with Digital Underground premiering on the track entitled "Same Song". His first album was "2 pacalypse Now" which came out in 1991. The follow-up to that album was entitled "Strictly 4 my N.I.G.G.A.Z". in '93. He was involved in many legal and criminal troubles including a rape charge in '94 just before his "Me Against the World" LP came out. And just before sentencing for that trial, he was shot in a NY recor...
  • Death Row In The Federal System
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    A Wise Delay Governor Ryans decision to suspend the death penalty is already starting to have a valuable impact on the rest of nation. Other states are starting to aid in Governor Ryans quest to improve death penalty systems. Last week, a representative from the state of Wisconsin, requested that President Clinton put a hold on executions until the federal death penalty system can be reviewed. Clinton is an avid supporter of the death penalty and only promised to consider it. Since 1973, eighty-...
  • Call For A Death Penalty Moratorium
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    John H. Whitehead Professor Roth Whitehead 1 A Moratorium on The Death Penalty Should Be Enacted In Illinois Due to the recent releases of newly exonerated Death Row inmates, individuals and organizations are calling for a moratorium- a cooling off period for state executions. The cases of just a few inmates makes it apparent that this would be a necessary step to save innocent lives. After 17 years in prison, Illinois Death Row inmate Anthony Porter was released from jail after a judge threw ou...
  • Tupac Amaru Shakur
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    BIOGRAPHICAL ESSAY "Few rap stars filled their music or their lives with as much violence" as Tupac Shakur, proclaimed Time in its obituary for the performer, adding, "his murder forced a culture that glamorized hate to consider the consequences". While Shakur's 1996 death by multiple gunshot wounds certainly inspired reflection in the rap world and beyond, Time's reduction of his life and work to violent content was not the only point of view. Other observers saw Shakur as a much more complex f...
  • Death Row With Evidence Of Their Innocence
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    In this world, terrible crimes are being committed daily, the harshest of punishments for a deadly crime is the controversial method of execution; the death penalty. Many people believe that criminals that commit such a crime deserves to be executed; an eye for an eye. While it may seem a fitting sentence, the system is flawed. The following essay will debate the pros and cons of capital punishment, discussing issues of morals, innocence, deterrence, the cost and retribution. One of the main iss...
  • Death Row Inmate
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    This story is based on the eyewitness account described by Sister Prejean. A sister of St. Joseph of Medaille gets asked to become a spiritual adviser for death-row inmates. Sister Prejean is caught between torn families of victims and the murderer's execution... Throughout her journey she sees the many ways that economics, race, and geography play a big role in the death penalty. Sister's Prejean of St. Joseph of Medaille was teaching high school dropouts in the New Orleans projects when her fr...
  • Case Against The Death Penalty
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    The Death Penalty is it Right or Wrong There are many confrontations between the death penalty being right or wrong and many different groups in the fight for and against it. I discovered two articles that one is for the death penalty and one is against it. The names of these two articles are "The Case against the Death Penalty", in Progressive a journal, which is against this subject and "It is just and Right", by Dudley Sharp and this article supports the death penalty. In the article "It is j...
  • Death Penalty Death By Execution
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    Death Penalty Death by execution has existed as a punishment since the dawn of time. Yet although this has existed seemingly forever, the question of its morality has also existed for that same amount of time. Killers kill innocent people, there is no question about that, but does that give us the right to kill these killers? I do not think so. Racism is often the driving force behind crime. Yet in a justice system that preaches equality, it too is led by racism. There is "a pattern of evidence ...

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