RESEARCH PAPERS DUE!!

YOUR RESEARCH PAPERS ARE DUE 6:00PM, MONDAY, MAY 5TH, 2008. THIS ASSIGNMENT IS WORTH 50% OF YOUR COURSE GRADE. GOOD LUCK!!

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400,000 Busted for Pot in NYC Last 10 Years

AP: NYCLU: City Is World’s ‘Marijuana Arrest Capital’

Police busted nearly 400,000 people for carrying small amounts of pot in the last decade, making New York City the world leader in marijuana arrests, civil rights advocates said yesterday while unveiling a study criticizing the war on drugs. Police officials – who have long argued that the low level drug arrests help drive down more serious crime – countered by saying the report’s data was flawed and its findings misleading. The study by Queens College sociologist Harry Levin, titled “Marijuana Arrest Crusade,” accused police of purposely singling out minorities during the 10-year crackdown. It said that data provided by state Division of Criminal Justice Services showed that between 1997 and 2007, 52% of the suspects were black, 31% Hispanic, and only 15% white.

Center for Constitutional Rights

The Center for Constitutional Rights is dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Founded in 1966 by attorneys who represented civil rights movements in the South, CCR is a non-profit legal and educational organization committed to the creative use of law as a positive force for social change.

Test Your Knowledge

The “war on terrorism” has spurred greater interest in international affairs, but critics have always contended that Americans’ knowledge of the world has been lacking. In the newest addition to our special edition, we’ve added a “Test Your Knowledge” quiz on terrorism and foreign affairs. Find out how much you know, and where you can learn more. We’ll add new questions and new topics periodically.

Cost of the War In Iraq?

National Priorities Project analyzes and clarifies federal data so that people can understand and influence how their tax dollars are spent.

Assignment for April 28, 2008

Read Chapter 12 “Foreign Policy and Homeland Security” of the required text (Kraft & Furlong).

This is the last chance to hand in all missing short, written assignments. Partial credit is better than no credit at all.

YOUR RESEARCH PAPERS ARE DUE MAY 5TH, 2008. YOU HAVE ONE WEEK TO COMPLETE THIS REQUIREMENT, WHICH IS WORTH 50% OF YOUR COURSE GRADE. GOOD LUCK!!

Earth Day 2008

From BeSpacific:

EPA: “On April 22, 1970, 20 million people across America celebrated the first Earth Day. It was a time when cities were buried under their own smog and polluted rivers caught fire. Now Earth Day is celebrated annually around the globe. Through the combined efforts of the U.S. government, grassroots organizations, and citizens like you, what started as a day of national environmental recognition has evolved into a world-wide campaign to protect our global environment. Learn about the history of Earth Day.”