Land of the Free and Crime on the Rise Essay

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There is no questioning the fact that violence has become ever present in today’s society. In fact, the number of violent crimes committed in the United States has increased by more than 450 percent. This is common knowledge, just ask anyone born in a previous generation. They always say, “Things are a lot different today than they were back in my day”; they would be one hundred percent correct. In the year 1991, over 24,000 murders occurred in the United States, not 24,000 crimes, but 24,000 murders. Imagine what would be the tally if all the crimes of that year were to be recorded? And who could forget the September 11th attacks of 2001, which was perhaps the greatest tragedy on American soil. Since then, America citizens became riddled with fear and the idea of a safer nation. Due to this newfound fear, police activity has been higher than over which has led to more arrest and more citizens incarcerated than ever before. Many would say that this is a great thing for the future of this country, but what many do not comprehend is that due to this level of hysteria in American citizens, many of our own falls through the cracks of our judicial system every moment of every day.
In such a violent day and age, many people turn a blind eye to the happenings of criminals in prison. Actually no, the phrase turn a blind eye is to simply put, many honestly don’t give a damn about prisoners. Many feel as if they are where they belong, and don’t give any of it a second thought.…