The city of New Orleans is one of the most populated cities in the United States of America Within the city communities face serious problems daily. Crime is major issue that haunts the mind of people within the community. Gun violence in New Orleans is a serious issue that needs to be solved. It seems like every day there is person that loses there life to gun violence. New Orleans murder rate is one of the highest in the United States today. Most of the gun violence is because of senseless people doing stupid things. I’m against gun violence because I feel that no one should lose their life for any reason. In this essay I will explain what I think could help stop gun violence, and what’s already being done to combat it.
GunViolence in Metropolitan Areas In the United States National Vital Statistics report written by AM Minino in 2002, it was indicated that annually there are about 30, 000 people who die because of firearm injuries. And within the United States 28, 663 deaths have been caused by gunshots and these are mostly suicidal acts. Some of the facts in the report say that next to suicides are homicides with the use of guns and the third highest numbers of deaths due to gun violence are unintentional shootings, since this is America; most of these people have been living in the metropolis (Minino, 2002).
Baltimore, the largest city in Maryland, is located in the northern portion of the state on the Patapsco River estuary, a division of Chesapeake Bay. The city is self-governing and does not fall within any county. (Baltimore, Md., 2015) The vast majority of this city is poverty stricken, which makes it vulnerable to high crime rates. In the first six months of 2013 Baltimore had reported 117 homicides, with a population of 622, 104, (CITY DATA, 2015) this gives the city a rate of 18.8 per 100,000. It was one of few cities that year to actually see an increase in homicides; it was stated by Their City Police Commissioner that more than half of their homicides were related to drugs. Even though, the amount of violent crimes dwindled in 2013,
With the leading number of gangs in the country, Los Angeles is thought of as the gang capital of the world. Employing gang suppression strategies that take distinct forms, from anti-gang injunctions to high rate of incarcerations, the City of Angels has failed to live up to its angelic name. Known instead for its demonic gang activity and police suppression efforts, Los Angeles has taken over media headlines as one of the most dangerous places to subsist. Representing a worrisome issue for residents, visitors, city government officials, as well as urban planners, gang violence has rapidly become a threat to public safety. Although current-day gang culture has eased off on the violence, it continues to be one of the greatest planning challenges
Gang Violence In Our Streets Gang violence has been around for a long time all the way back to the 1800 and have greatly increased all around the globe ever since. Gangs are a group of people that fight and kill other gangs over turf,money,pride, and drugs. People usually join gangs from around the age of 8 to the age 20. Most gang members join because they have been abused by their parents or because they don 't have a family. Gangs treat each other like a family, that is the most common reason why people join, they want to be accepted, they want to feel like if they belong something.
The city that was affected the most by Hurricane Katrina was New Orleans, Louisiana. Governor Blanco called for state emergency in Louisiana on August 26, 2005. Then on August 29th, Mayor Nagin issued a mandatory evacuation of the City of New Orleans. The people who were unable to escape the city, were just desperate for help and the worst came out of people. Katrina forced the city into anarchy. Disaster relief agencies were not around to aid people so many resorted to looting because they needed food and other supplies to survive. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD), whom already did not have a favorable reputation in the city, didn’t help either. Some NOPD officers chose to leave their post and others also participated in the looting which was happening throughout the city. Other NOPD officers were
In 2006, Memphis had the second highest violent crime rate in the country. The mayor of Shelby county at the time collaborated with the District Attorney, the Sheriff’s dept, Memphis Police Director and business leaders to try to address the issue (Goggans, 2014). Collectively they created a 15 point research based crime reduction plan. Due to Memphis’ data driven policing initiative, their safe community strategy has helped with the decline in serious crime in Memphis by more than 26.6 percent. In January of 2011, Memphis saw its lowest murder rate in 30 years. Nevertheless, despite the success, violence among their youth is still on the rise (Goggans, 2014).
One Weather Service meteorologist even voiced a very prophetic Katrina announcement, stating that: "Most of the area will be uninhabitable for weeks."
The government inaugurated a new approach for reducing crime by creating an organization called “NOLA for Life.” It was established to provide crime prevention strategies for determining the causes of the problem and involves a strengthening in the Law Enforcement with Intervention Programs that have been proven effective in other cities around the country. According to researchers, studies have shown that violence in New Orleans isn’t like violence in any other city or state. It’s not often gang related but most of the victims are in their teens or 20’s. NOLA for Life helps by investing in prevention, promoting jobs and opportunities, getting involved and rebuilding neighborhoods, strengthening the New Orleans Police Department and trying to stop shootings.
Everyone has heard of the phrase “Back in the olden days” or “the good old days” from either a grandparent or parent. This phrase represent of how time has changed America from the 1900’s to the modern date. We often hear of how the children back then would entertain
Safety Hazards has changed how parents teach their children about independence in the playground. Parents are completely attached to their children this generation, they will not even give them to minutes to breathe and have fun with other children and just be kids. The Overprotected Kid is an article written
Throughout Kathryn Tyler’s article, “The Tethered Generation,” she discusses the effects of technology and helicopter parents on the millennial generation. Tyler believes that technology has became an easy way for parents to continue to watch over their children as they age (Tyler 478). Tyler also says technology is helping oppressive parents continue to smother their children and that people in the millennial generation are not becoming adults in every aspect of life in the time frame they should be (478). An enormous factor of growing up is being able to make mistakes and figure out problems and solutions alone. This is being taken away by cellphones because young adults constantly have a lifeline to call or text, such as their parents who help solve their problems. As Kathryn Tyler explains in relatable ways throughout her article, technology and helicopter parents are a concerning issue for our future because they prevent young adults from gaining the necessary skills needed to become prominent and responsible adults.
Crime this year has exponentially increased all around the world. From the Middle East all the way to some of the big cities in the U.S. Fresh data from the FBI show that U.S murder rates have increased by 10 percent since 2015 compared to the previous year. Chicago
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White, Wyn and Robards (2017) refer to a generational approach of understanding how each generation of young people engage with their circumstances providing a framework for understanding youth culture as an expression of generational preoccupations and dispositions and engagement with new communications technologies. Online social networks have become embedded within most young people's everyday lives (Green & Hannon, 2007). When looking at