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If we were to list crimes by the amount of damage that a particular crime
does to society
, we would be able to have a better understanding about which crimes
we need to stop first. And one of the first crimes that we need to fix is
the crime of not educating
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is an unlawful
by a state or other
authority. Something is a crime if declared as such by the relevant and
applicable law. A crime is an act
not only to
some individual or individuals but also to a community, society or the
"A Public Wrong
is any "lesser" criminal act in some
legal systems. Misdemeanors
are generally punished less severely than felonies, but theoretically more
so than administrative infractions (also known as minor, petty, or summary
offences) and regulatory offences. Many misdemeanors are punished with
is violation of the law less serious than a
misdemeanor, and which usually does not attach certain individual rights
such as a jury trial.
is a serious crime (such as
, arson, Perjury
, to name a few). A serious crime
confiscation of a convicted person's land and goods. Less than a
is an offence which can only be tried on an indictment after a
preliminary hearing to determine whether there is a prima facie case to
answer or by a grand jury (in contrast to a summary offence). In the
United States, a crime of similar severity and rules is called a felony,
which also requires an
, which is is a formal accusation that a person has
committed a crime.
is a formal accusation made by a
governmental authority asserting that somebody has committed a crime. A
charging document, which contains one or more criminal charges or counts,
can take several forms, including: Complaint, information, indictment,
citation or traffic ticket. The charging document is what generally starts
a criminal case in court. But the procedure by which somebody is charged
with a crime and what happens when somebody has been charged varies from
country to country and even, within a country, from state to state. Before
a person is proven guilty, the charge must be proven beyond a reasonable
criminal case usually gets started with a police arrest report. The
prosecutor then decides what criminal charges to file, if any.
can then go to a grand jury for a criminal indictment or to
a preliminary hearing, where a judge decides if there is enough evidence
to proceed. The prosecutor will typically either: determine that the case
should be charged (as a felony or a misdemeanor), and file a “complaint”
(the charging document may go by a different name) with the court decide
that the case would be a felony and should go to a grand jury, which will
decide what charges, if any, to file, or decide not to pursue the case. An
arrest, by itself, doesn’t begin formal criminal proceedings. Rather, the
filing of a document in court is required. In most instances in state
court, the document of choice is a “complaint.” Complaints can be either
civil or criminal. Civil complaints initiate lawsuits, typically between
private parties or a private party and the government. Criminal
complaints, on the other hand, almost always involve the government alone.
(Some states technically allow citizens to file criminal complaints, but
the practice is quite rare.) A state prosecution usually begins after a
police officer arrests someone and presents the case to the prosecution.
The latter then files a complaint, which charges the defendant with the
relevant crime(s). So begins the legal process. A complaint typically
lists: the defendant, the date of the alleged offenses, the alleged
offenses (including the relevant statutes, and whether the violations are
misdemeanors or felonies), and some kind of description of the alleged
facts underlying those offenses.
formal legal document that sets out the facts and legal reasons (see:
cause of action) that the filing party or parties (the plaintiff(s))
believes are sufficient to support a claim against the party or parties
against whom the claim is brought (the defendant(s)) that entitles the
plaintiff(s) to a remedy (either money damages or injunctive relief). For
example, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) that govern civil
litigation in United States courts provide that a civil action is
commenced with the filing or service of a pleading called a complaint.
Civil court rules in states that have incorporated the Federal Rules of
Civil Procedure use the same term for the same pleading. In some
jurisdictions, specific types of criminal cases may also be commenced by
the filing of a complaint, also sometimes called a criminal complaint or
felony complaint. All criminal cases are prosecuted in the name of the
governmental authority that promulgates criminal statutes and enforces the
police power of the state with the goal of seeking criminal sanctions,
such as the State (also sometimes called the People) or Crown (in
Commonwealth realms). In the United States, the complaint is often
associated with misdemeanor criminal charges presented by the prosecutor
without the grand jury process. In most U.S. jurisdictions, the charging
instrument presented to and authorized by a grand jury is referred to as
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is when a person who recklessly, knowingly, or intentionally engages in fighting
or in disruptive conduct; Makes unreasonable noise and continues to do so
after being asked to stop; or disrupts a
Breach of the Peace
disturbing others by loud and unreasonable noise,
including loud music or using profanity loudly.
Trespass to Land
is committed when an individual or the object of an individual
intentionally or negligently enters the land of another without a lawful
excuse or permission. This rule may also apply to entry upon public land
having restricted access. A court may order payment of damages or an
injunction to remedy the tort.
Trespass to Chattels
whereby the infringing party
has intentionally (or, in Australia, negligently) interfered with another
person's lawful possession of a chattel (movable personal property). The
interference can be any physical contact with the chattel in a
quantifiable way, or any dispossession of the chattel (whether by taking
it, destroying it, or barring the owner's access to it). As opposed to the
greater wrong of conversion, trespass to chattels is argued to be
actionable per se.
is generally considered property that is
movable, as opposed to real property or real estate.
is the scientific study of the
nature, extent, management, causes, control, consequences, and prevention
of criminal behavior, both on the individual and social levels.
Criminology is an interdisciplinary field in both the behavioral and
social sciences, drawing especially upon the research of sociologists,
psychologists, psychiatrists, social anthropologists, as well as
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intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against
oneself, another person, or against a group or community, which either
results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death,
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Battered Person Syndrome
is a physical and psychological condition of
a person who has suffered (usually persistent) emotional, physical, or
sexual abuse from another person. The condition is the basis for the
battered spouse defense that has been used in cases of physically and
psychologically abused spouses who have killed their abusers.
Battered Woman Defense
is a defense used in court that the person
accused of an assault/murder was suffering from battered person syndrome
at the material time. Because the defense is most commonly used by women,
it is usually characterised in court as battered woman syndrome or
battered wife syndrome.
Cycle of Abuse
describes the controlling patriarchal behavior of men who felt entitled to
abuse their wives to maintain control over them.
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is a countermeasure that involves defending the health
and well-being of oneself from harm. The use of the right of self-defense
as a legal justification for the use of force in times of danger is
available in many jurisdictions, but the interpretation varies widely.
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is the right for persons to use reasonable force
or defensive force, for the purpose of defending one's own life or the
lives of others, including, in certain circumstances, the use of deadly
force. If a defendant uses defensive force because of a threat of deadly
or grievous harm by the other person, or a reasonable perception of such
harm, the defendant is said to have a "perfect self-defense"
justification. If defendant uses defensive force because of such a
perception, and the perception is not reasonable, the defendant may have
an "imperfect self-defense" as an excuse.
occurs either when the defendant is strongly provoked (under circumstances
that could similarly provoke a reasonable person) and kills in the heat of
passion aroused by that provocation
there are mitigating circumstances that reduce culpability, or when the
defendant kills only with
an intent to cause serious bodily harm
. Voluntary manslaughter in some
jurisdictions is a lesser included offense of murder. The traditional
mitigating factor was provocation; however, others have been added in
various jurisdictions. The most common type of voluntary manslaughter
occurs when a defendant is provoked to commit the homicide. It is
sometimes described as a heat-of-passion killing. In most cases, the
provocation must induce rage or anger
defendant, although some cases have held that fright, terror, or
desperation will suffice.
is a measure or action taken to counter or offset
another one. As a general concept it implies precision, and is any
technological or tactical solution or system (often for a military
application) designed to prevent an undesirable outcome in the process.
is when the defendant has actually done everything
to break the law and intended to do it to avoid some threatened or actual
harm. Thus, some degree of liability already attaches to the defendant for
what was done. In law, the usual rule is that the defendant's motive for
breaking the law is irrelevant although, in the criminal law, this may
reduce the sentence.
or coercion refers to a situation whereby a person performs an
act as a result of violence, threat, or other pressure against the person.
is a set of events that might be adequate to cause a
reasonable person to lose self control, whereby a criminal act is less
morally culpable than a premeditated act done out of pure malice (malice
aforethought).Two Wrongs Don't
make a Right
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is the process of being victimised
or becoming a victim.Victim
unfortunate person who suffers from some adverse circumstance. A person
who is tricked or swindled
study of victimization, including the relationships between victims and
offenders, the interactions between victims and the criminal justice
system—that is, the police and courts, and corrections officials—and the
connections between victims and other social groups and institutions, such
as the media, businesses, and social movements.
occurs when the victim of a crime or any wrongful act is held entirely or
partially responsible for the harm that befell them. The study of
victimology seeks to mitigate the perception of victims as responsible.
There is a greater tendency to
rape than victims of robbery if victims and perpetrators know each other.
is an acquired (learned) personality trait in which a person tends to
regard themselves as a victim of the negative actions of others, and to
behave as if this were the case even in the lack of clear evidence of such
circumstances. Victim mentality depends on habitual thought processes and
attribution. In some cases, those with a victim mentality have in fact
been the victim of wrongdoing by others or have otherwise suffered
misfortune through no fault of their own; however, such misfortune does
not necessarily imply that one will respond by developing a pervasive and
universal victim mentality where one frequently or constantly believes
oneself to be a victim.
is a term used to refer to actions that
have been made illegal but which do not directly violate or threaten the
rights of any other individual. It often involves consensual acts, or
solitary acts in which no other person is involved. Such acts would not
lead to any person calling for help from the police.
is the fabrication of victimhood for a variety of reasons such as to
justify abuse of others, to manipulate others, a coping strategy or
attention seeking. Where a person is known for regular victim playing, the
person may be referred to as a professional victim.
My Story: Communicating With Victims of Crime Video
National Victim Assistance Academy:
Listen to My Story: Communicating With Victims of Crime (2005).
Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs. Office for
Victims of Crime. National Victim Assistance Academy. Listen to
My Story: Communicating With Victims of Crime. NCJ 195655 -
August 2005. Video Guide in PDF. Video Preview Transcript.
Opening: The title "Listen to My Story: Communicating With
Victims of Crime" appears above a pair of eyes; slide montage
begins and slides read as follows: "Help Victims Regain Control"
above two sets of clasping hands, "Listen with Compassion" below
a woman's face, "Understand the Impact of Trauma" above a couple
holding each other closely, "Need to Build Trust" below one
person hugging another, "Be Aware of Communication Barriers"
above a child's drawing of two faces labeled "Alegre?" and "Enojado?"
Montage fades to black and then to female speaker. Female
speaking to the camera: Over the past two decades, a number of
studies have identified three factors that affect victim
satisfaction and victim reconstruction of their lives following
a crime; acknowledgment, respect, and information. These factors
can validate victims' experiences and help them regain control.
The title "Listen to My Story: Communicating With Victims of
Crime" appears above a pair of eyes, then text on black screen.
Office for Victims of Crime OVC "Putting Victims First". Producer: National Victim
Assistance Academy. usdoj.gov. Creative Commons license: Public
Domain. Uploaded on Nov 1, 2007.
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is physical, sexual, or psychological
mistreatment or neglect of a child or children, especially by a parent or
other caregiver. It may include any act or failure to act by a parent or
other caregiver that results in actual or potential harm to a child, and
can occur in a child's home, or in the organizations, schools or
communities the child interacts with.
Almost 680,000 children in the US
were the victims
and neglect in 2013. More than 1,500 of
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Risk of Injury subsection, C.G.S. 53-21(a)(1), makes it a crime to place a
child under the age of 16 in a situation where that child is at risk of
life endangerment, injury to health or moral impairment, or to otherwise
do anything likely to cause impairment to that child's health or morals.
Charge involves either endangering
or impairing the health or
minor (anyone under 16). Therefore, it can be used under any number of
is the practice of
relinquishing interests and claims over one's offspring in an extralegal
way with the intent of never again resuming or reasserting them. Causes
include many social and cultural factors as well as mental illness. An
abandoned child is called a foundling (as opposed to a runaway or an
orphan). Baby dumping refers to parents abandoning or discarding a child
younger than 12 months in a public or private place with the intent of
disposing of them. It is also known as rehoming in cases of failed
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is a form of child abuse,
and is a deficit in meeting a child's basic needs, including the failure
to provide adequate health care, supervision, clothing, nutrition, housing
as well as their physical, emotional, social, educational and safety
needs. Society generally believes there are necessary behaviors a
caregiver must provide in order for a child to develop physically,
socially, and emotionally. Causes of neglect may result from several
parenting problems including mental disorders, substance abuse, domestic
violence, unemployment, unplanned pregnancy, single parenting, and
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Force on Child Protection
was created by the 2015 Legislature to:
Review the efforts being made to implement the recommendations of the
Governor's Task Force on the Protection of Children, including a review of
the roles and functions of the Office of Ombudsperson for Families; Expand
the efforts into related areas of the child welfare system; Work with the
commissioner of human services and community partners to establish and
evaluate child protection grants to address disparities in child welfare
pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 256E.28; Identify additional area
s within the child welfare system that need to be addressed by the
legislature. Review and recommend alternatives to law enforcement
responding to a maltreatment report by removing the child, and evaluate
situations in which it may be appropriate for a social worker or other
child protection worker to remove the child from the home; and clarify the
definition of "substantial child endangerment," and provide language in
bill form by January 1, 2017.
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is the use of
to abuse, intimidate, or aggressively dominate others. The
behavior is often repeated and habitual. One essential prerequisite is the
perception, by the bully or by others, of an imbalance of social or
physical power, which distinguishes bullying from conflict. Behaviors used
to assert such domination can include verbal harassment or threat,
physical assault or coercion, and such acts may be directed repeatedly
towards particular targets. Rationalizations for such behavior sometimes
include differences of social class, race, religion, gender, sexual
orientation, appearance, behavior, body language, personality, reputation,
lineage, strength, size or ability. If bullying is done by a group, it is
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for Bullying Victims that some people give:
Quit or get out of the
situation -- 27 percent. Ignore it or blow it off -- 23 percent. Fight or
stand up to the bully -- 17 percent. Stay calm -- 10 percent. Report the
bullying -- 10 percent. Good Advice for
persons being Bullied
When you try to help someone who has been
bullied, some of the best things that family members, friends, and
colleagues can do is to simply listen without judgment and help the person
work through available options. First thing to do is to make sure the
victim of the bullying is not traumatized
that they feel safe, and also, they are not blaming
themselves for the abuse. Next is to start looking for an
. You might
first attempt to reason with the bully and try to explain to them how wrong they are. Ask
the bully what do they want from you, and ask why they are treating you unfairly?
Sometimes when bullies act out it may be a cry for help, because acting
out could be a sign that the bully themselves has suffered some kind of abuse.
So if the first attempts to reason with someone fails then
must be attempted. Don't
remember that two wrongs don't make a
. But that doesn't mean that shouldn't have fun teaching a bully
a lesson. Make a game
it, just make sure that no one gets hurt and that you don't make a
situation worse or more dangerous
it needs to be. Sometimes just ignoring a bully can show them that you are
strong and not easily provoked, so the bully may think that you are not
worth the time and effort and then give up on the
. But sometimes Doing nothing
might not be an option, because this might encourage someone to continue
this bad behavior. And we certainly don't need more as*holes
growing up to become bad people
, because we have
of those already. Shaming
to make someone feel bad about an unfortunate situation that they are
experiencing, which does more to reveal the
person who is doing the shamming then it does to help understand a
particular persons situation.
School Lunch Shaming, Body Shaming,
Poverty Shaming, Belief Shaming, Personality Shaming, Type of Work
Shaming, Name Shaming, Parent Shaming, Mistake Shaming, Slow Learning Shaming, Disability Shaming,
and so on.
"You never look good when you're trying to make someone
else look bad."
"Strong people don't put others down, they lift them up."
It would be
a lot more effective and efficient to fix the problems that our poor
education system is causing then to just treat the social diseases that it
creates. So why do we have to keep making Laws in order to make up for our
inadequate dysfunctional education system? We need a More Quality
Education and Less Restrictions and Less Regulations. If this ugly
understood how ignorant
it is, then those people will grow up to be bad people who won't even know
that they're scumbags
is pushing someone’s
buttons, tease them until they snap.
is described as a negative defining
statement told to the victim or about the victim, or by withholding any
response, thereby defining the target as non-existent. If the abuser does
not immediately apologize and retract the defining statement, the
relationship may be a verbally abusive one.
is a form of
characterized by a person subjecting, or exposing, another person to
behavior that may result in psychological trauma, including anxiety,
chronic depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder. Such abuse is often
associated with situations of power imbalance, such as abusive
relationships, bullying, gaslighting, and abuse in the workplace.
is the practice of rituals, challenges,
and other activities involving harassment, abuse
or humiliation used as a
way of initiating a person into a group including a new fraternity,
sorority, team, or club.
can be playful or hurtful, and educative. Teasing
can have a variety of effects, depending on how it is utilized and its
intended effect. When teasing is playful and friendly, and especially when
it is reciprocal, teasing can be regarded as flirting. When teasing is
unwelcome, it may be regarded as harassment or mobbing, especially in the
work place and school, or as a form of bullying or emotional
done in public, it may be regarded as humiliation. Teasing can also be
regarded as educative when it is used as a way of Informal learning.
Bad Jokes can Hurt
is a sarcastic remark, gesture, or insult intended
to demoralize the recipient, or to anger them and encourage reactionary
behaviors without thinking.Anger
is a threat, often made
anonymously, by one person or a group of people to kill another person or
group of people. These threats are often designed to
order to manipulate their behavior, and thus a death threat can be a form
of coercion. For example, a death threat could be used to dissuade a
public figure from pursuing a criminal investigation or an advocacy
campaign. In most jurisdictions, death threats are a serious type of
criminal offense. Death threats are often covered by coercion statutes.
For instance, the coercion statute in Alaska says: A person commits the
crime of coercion if the person compels another to engage in conduct from
which there is a legal right to abstain or abstain from conduct in which
there is a legal right to engage, by means of instilling in the person who
is compelled a fear that, if the demand is not complied with, the person
who makes the demand or another may inflict physical injury on anyone....
is a communicated intent to inflict harm
or loss on another person. A threat is considered an act of coercion.
Threats (intimidation) are widely observed in animal behavior,
particularly in a ritualized form, chiefly in order to avoid the
unnecessary physical violence that can lead to physical damage or death of
both conflicting parties.
is intentional behavior
that "would cause a person of ordinary sensibilities" fear of injury or
harm. It is not necessary to prove that the behavior was so violent as to
cause terror or that the victim was actually frightened.
is intentional behavior that "would
cause a person of ordinary sensibilities" fear of injury or harm. It is
not necessary to prove that the behavior was so violent as to cause terror
or that the victim was actually frightened. Threat, criminal threatening
(or threatening behavior) is the crime of intentionally or knowingly
putting another person in fear of bodily injury. "Threat of harm generally
involves a perception of injury...physical or mental damage...act or
instance of injury, or a material and detriment or loss to a person." "A
is a crime generally involving a threat to commit
violence communicated with the intent to terrorize other." "Intimidation"
is the name of a criminal offense in several U.S. states.
is a type of crime
involving conduct that is wrongful and reckless or wanton, and likely to
produce death or grievous bodily harm to another person. There are several
kinds of endangerment, each of which is a criminal act that can be
prosecuted in a court. In some U.S. states, such as Florida, substantially
similar language is used for the crime of Culpable negligence. The offense
is intended to prohibit and therefore deter reckless or wanton conduct
that wrongfully creates a
substantial risk of death or serious injury to others
. Various laws
specify several types of endangerment: Child endangerment and animal
endangerment: placing a child or animal in a
, either through
misconduct. Reckless endangerment: A person commits the crime of reckless
endangerment if the person recklessly engages in conduct which creates a
substantial risk of serious physical injury to another person. “Reckless”
conduct is conduct that exhibits a culpable disregard of foreseeable
consequences to others from the act or omission involved. The accused need
not intentionally cause a resulting harm. The ultimate question is
whether, under all the circumstances, the accused’s conduct was of that
heedless nature that made it actually or imminently dangerous to the
rights or safety of others. Public endangerment is usually applied to
crimes which place the public in some form of danger, although that danger
can be more or less severe according to the crime. It is punished most
frequently in Canada.
The Monster Study
was a stuttering experiment
performed on 22 orphan children in Davenport, Iowa in 1939. Half of the
children received positive speech therapy, praising the fluency of their
speech, and the other half, negative speech therapy, belittling the
children for speech imperfections. Many of the normal speaking orphan
children who received negative therapy in the experiment suffered negative
psychological effects and some retained speech problems for the rest of
Pit of Despair
was research to produce an animal
model of clinical depression.
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Crime stats always fall short of telling us the whole story. One
reason is that most crime stats only show the crimes that were
reported and not all the other crimes that go on unreported.
They also don’t list the crimes that go on behind closed doors.
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In 2015, there were an estimated 7,993,631 property crime offenses in the
Uniform Crime Reports
is a category of crime that includes, among other crimes, burglary,
larceny, theft, motor vehicle theft, arson, shoplifting, and vandalism.
Property crime involves the taking
, and does not involve force or threat of force against a
victim. Crimes against property are divided into two groups: destroyed
property and stolen property. When property is destroyed, it could be
called arson or vandalism
Examples of the act of stealing property is robbery or
robbery involves taking property, it is classified as a violent crime, as
force or threat of force on an individual that is present is involved in
contrast to burglary which is typically of an unoccupied dwelling or other
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Every year in the United States between
4 and 6 million women
are victims of interpersonal violence
Approximately 4 out of 10 abused women live in homes with
children under age 12, leading researchers to estimate that
between 3 and 10 million children are exposed to IPV annually.
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Quality of Education
If you were to
list crimes by the amount of damage that particular crime does
to society, you would be able to have a better sense of what
crimes need to be stopped first. Whether crime is up or down is
insignificant when you compare it to the alarming questions
of....Why do we still have so much
Dysfunctional Education System
? Mental Illness
Why are there still a lot of crimes going on unreported?
And what have we been doing to reduce crimes altogether?
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refers to financially motivated
nonviolent crime committed by business and government professionals.
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are local groupings of highly
centralized enterprises run by criminals who intend to engage in illegal
activity, most commonly for money and profit.
is a self-organizing group of
individuals, companies, corporations or entities formed to transact some
specific business, to pursue or promote a shared interest. In most cases
formed groups aim to scale up their profits.
is a criminal syndicate in Sicily, Italy.
It is a loose association of criminal groups that share a common
organisational structure and code of conduct. The basic group is known as
a "family", "clan", or "cosca" or "cosche" in Sicilian. Each family claims
sovereignty over a territory, usually a town or village or a neighbourhood
(borgata) of a larger city, in which it operates its rackets. Its members
call themselves "men of honour", although the public often refers to them
as "mafiosi". The mafia's core activities are protection racketeering, the
arbitration of disputes between criminals, and the organizing and
oversight of illegal agreements and transactions.
is a group of good friends or family with
identifiable leadership and internal organization, identifying with or
claiming control over territory in a community, and engaging either
individually or collectively in illegal or violent behavior. Some criminal
gang members are "jumped in" or have to prove their loyalty by committing
acts such as theft or violence. A member of a gang may be called a
gangster, thug, a politician or a corporate leader.
There are just too many corrupt people in the world who will do anything
to exploit your lack of knowledge. So your only defense is to
keep learning and keep seeking information and knowledge from as
many sources as possible.
Basic Knowledge 101
Openly Carrying a Firearm in Public
Right to carry
, is not a right to be Scary. "Carry not
Scary". Pretending to think that weapons are the only way to
protect your freedom is a false and ignorant belief. Guns are no
longer the only tool that humans have. We have a more valuable
tool right between our ears. So when it comes to protecting
freedom and rights, "Use your Head, Not your Lead."
If exercising your freedom makes others uncomfortable, without
making things safer, then your type of exercise needs to be
adjusted, so that you don't insult yourself or insult others.
But I totally understand why people need guns, after all with so
much corruption and crime in governments and corporations, no
wonder people grab their guns. But two wrongs don't make a
right. We have to find another way to end this corruption and
abuse, and that way is improving education and having more communication.
And we also have to stop our governments from abusing people,
because we all know the negative side-effects that come from
"Trickle Down Ignorance
of course is the
biggest contributor to murder, but that's another story. The truth is that
there are only a small percentage of people being murdered by guns. The
most disturbing fact is that 99% of murder by guns did not need to happen.
This is not self defense, this is murder, even if you are an
, or an
, or just a
. So even when
guns are a small percentage of all the deaths in the world, that happen
everyday, guns are just one reason, and only one detail of this enormous
problem we have with
Deaths that are Avoidable
. If we seriously don't work on this problem,
it will never go away. Suicide by guns is so small when compared to the
mass suicide by ignorance
that kills millions of people every year. But the news just reports the
bad, as if that's all there is.
Mental Health Problems
Right to Keep and Bear Arms
Second Amendment to the United States Constitution
When does a Right become a
- Nice Job ladies, but fighting ignorance with ignorance is
risky, especially when
ignorant people don't realize their own ignorance.
ZORE - Gun Safety
cartridge-shaped lock that allows quick access &
offers tampering alerts for your gun.
is a firearm that includes a
or features that allow it to fire only when activated by an authorized
user. These safety features can prevent misuse, accidental shootings, gun
thefts, use of the weapon against the owner, and self-harm.
The Real Harm of the Global Arms Trade: Samantha Nutt
and interactive text - 14 mins.) The NRA is not about protecting
the second amendment
, the NRA is mostly a voice for the
who sell weapons for profit. So the NRA is mostly a pawn
for murderers, and not about protecting
or about protecting people
from corrupt governments, this is about
. What good is an
Arms Trade Treaty
if you never educate people enough about the the facts and the truth?
Americans own an estimated 265 Million guns,
but 133 Million of these guns
are concentrated in the hands of just 3% of American adults. That means
around 3 Million Americans have about 44 guns each. We have some heavily
armed people out there. I wonder how much ammo they have?
5.5 million guns are made in the
United States each year
and millions more are imported. 40
Percent of guns are sold through a loophole at
, where people are able to buy a
without having to go through a
Gun Owner Statistics
: 39% to 50% of US households have at
least one gun. 80 Million Americans have a Gun?
There are around 300 million guns in
, which is not including the military, we're the most heavily
armed nation on the planet.
CDC estimates show that the number of
Americans coming to hospitals with nonfatal, violent gun
injuries has actually gone up: from an estimated
gunshot injuries in 2002 to 55,544 in 2011
. The CDC's best guess
for the number of nonfatal intentional shootings in 2012 is
somewhere between 27,000 and 91,000.
Sounds like we have a war?
Each year more than 32,000 people die in
the United States as a result of homicides, suicides and
accidents with firearms
Laws are very limited and inadequate when trying to
influence self-control, because real
does not come
from imposing restrictions, as clearly documented throughout
human history. Just passing laws will never work. You have to
improve education because self-control can only be learned by
acquiring the right information and knowledge and applying it
correctly when needed. Just saying 'No' is a lie and a lazy
ignorant and ineffective way of educating someone. We just don't
need more gun control, we need more education, the weapon
between our ears needs the most attention, not our laws. The
only true way to protect kids is by giving them a complete
education, but sadly a complete education still does not exist,
so we have a lot of work to do.
Less Regulation and More Education!
But at this time, regulation is
needed until people become more educated.
National Rifle Association
Owners of America
is the set of laws or policies that regulate the
manufacture, sale, transfer, possession, modification, or use of firearms
is any purchase wherein an agent agrees to
acquire a good or service for someone who is unable or unwilling to
purchase the good or service themselves, and the agent transfers the goods
or services to that person after purchasing them. In general, straw
purchases are legal except in cases where the ultimate receiver of goods
or services uses those goods or services in the commission of a crime with
the prior knowledge of the straw purchaser, or if the ultimate possessor
is not legally able to purchase the goods or services. In some
jurisdictions straw purchases are legal although the end user is not
legally able to purchase the good or service himself or herself.
Arms Trade Racket
is a normally
tubular weapon or other device designed to discharge projectiles or other
material. The projectile may be solid, liquid, gas or energy and may be
free, as with bullets and artillery shells, or captive as with Taser
probes and whaling harpoons. The means of projection varies according to
design but is usually effected by the action of gas pressure, either
produced through the rapid combustion of a propellant or compressed and
stored by mechanical means, operating on the projectile inside an
open-ended tube in the fashion of a piston. The
confined gas accelerates the movable
down the length of the tube, imparting sufficient velocity
to sustain the projectile's travel once the action of the gas ceases at
the end of the tube or muzzle. Alternatively, acceleration via
electromagnetic field generation may be employed in which case the tube
may be dispensed with and a guide rail substituted. The first devices
identified as guns appeared in China around CE 1000. By the 12th century
the technology was spreading through the rest of Asia, and into Europe by
the 13th century.
blame the gun manufacturers for all the murders by guns, and I don't blame
the user either, I blame our inability to
educate people effectively and
. This is a communication problem, as it has been for
thousands of years. We know how important it is for our
to store information in order for us to develop into humans, but
for some reason, humans have not yet fully grasped how important it is for
us to preserve
also pass on important information
It looks like they want bad
people to buy guns so bad people murder more people. This way they can
continue to get funded
and also keep taking away more human rights. Great
plan as*holes!40% of gun sales are from
private owners who can sell guns without doing background check
500,000 people in America were killed by guns in the last 15 years
Guns will not protect you from Governments
it never has. But governments can poison your water and kill you that way,
so having a gun will not keep your water clean. Governments can also
poison your food with chemicals and kill you that way, so having a gun
will not keep your food clean. Governments can also poison the curriculum
in your schools, so they will kill your mind that way, so having a gun
will not make you smarter.Most deaths by
guns are from law abiding citizens
, who either kill out of anger or
make a mistake or have an accident. If your home has guns in it your are
more likely to experience death by guns then people who don't have any
guns in their house.
Accidental shootings kill a child every other day
Arms Trade Treaty
Gun Politics in Australia
Carry (United States)
Is the Pen Mightier then the Sword
About 12.8 million concealed carry permit holders in the U.S. in 2015, up from 4.6 million in 2007,
for every "justifiable" gun homicide in 2012, there were 34
criminal gun homicides, 78 gun suicides, and at least two
accidental gun deaths.
People who owned a gun were three times as likely to kill
themselves as non-firearm owners
The annual per capita risk of death during a home invasion is
0.0000002 percent. Toddlers killed more people than terrorists
. Guns are used far more often for killing than for
self-defense, despite the fact that some 63 percent of Americans
think guns make them safer.
Only seven of the 160 of the mass shootings that took place
between 2000 and 2013 ended because of some would-be Rambo came
to the rescue
More than half (56 percent) were terminated by the shooter who
either took his or her own life, simply stopped shooting or fled
the scene. Another 26 percent ended in the traditional
Hollywood-like fashion with the shooter and law enforcement
personnel exchanging gunfire and in nearly all of those
situations the shooter ended up either wounded or dead. In 13
percent of the shooting situations, the shooter was successfully
disarmed and restrained by unarmed civilians, and in 3 percent
of the incidents the shooter was confronted by armed civilians,
of whom four were on-duty security guards and one person was
just your average "good guy" who happened to be carrying a gun.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2013,
firearms were used in 84,258 nonfatal injuries (26.65 per 100,000 U.S.
citizens) and 11,208 deaths by homicide (3.5 per 100,000), 21,175 by
suicide with a firearm, 505 deaths due to accidental discharge of a
firearm, and 281 deaths due to firearms.
List of Countries by Firearm-Related Death Rate
More Guns More Murders?
or is it
More Murders More Guns?
fear of being murdered by a gun is the reason why some people
have guns, it's not because they are planning to kill. Murder is
a small percentage, but more the one murder is alarming. And
there are people who own guns for sport, so saying more guns
equals more murders is not an accurate measurement. The driving
force behind murder is not the weapon, it is the person. Money
kills more people and is a more powerful weapon then the gun.
But you don't hear people saying "We
need more Money Control
," people do say it, but
, so you never hear about money control.
Civilian Gun Ownership World Map
Violence Archive 2015 Toll of Gun Violence in America
Total Number of Incidents: 51,301
Number of Deaths: 13,018
Number of Injuries: 26,286
Number of Children (age 0-11) Killed/Injured: 673
Number of Teens (age 12-17) Killed/Injured: 2,609
Mass Shooting: 326
Officer Involved Incident: 4,267
Home Invasion: 2,252
Defensive Use: 1,227
Accidental Shooting: 1,870
January of 2001 through December of
2008, a total of 7,397,301 injuries occurred at school, of which
736,014 were intentional. The new study shows “that almost 10 percent of injuries are
intentional, which means there’s a lot of violence going on in
the schools that doesn’t include football, or hockey, or
volleyball or tripping and falling and getting hurt.
Each year more than 90,000 school children suffer “intentional”
injuries severe enough to land them in the emergency room,
96 percent — were the result of an assault, with most
perpetrators identified as friends or acquaintances. A full 10
percent of the assaults involved multiple perpetrators. 45
percent of kids “reported verbal misconduct by coaches,
and insulting them during play.”
NEISS Injury Data
School shooting in Oregon on June 10th,
2014 is at least the 74th instance of shots being fired on
school grounds or in school buildings since the late-2012.
Mass Shootings in 2015
Mass Shootings Recorded in 2015, So Far
Mental Illness and Crimes
One-Third Of Murders In America Go
The FBI's national
for homicide today is 64.1 percent. Fifty
years ago, it was more than 90 percent. And "clearance" doesn't
equal conviction: it's just the term police use to describe
cases that end with an arrest, or in which a culprit is
otherwise identified without the possibility of arrest
Criminologists estimate that at least 200,000 murders have gone
unsolved since the 1960's.
Why do people all of a sudden become more concerned about crime just because of its proximity?
Those same crimes happen everyday. So is it our memory? Or is it
just the fact that we're not doing enough to educate people? You
cannot control the weapons that people use, especially knowing
that weapons come in many different forms. The only logical
solution is to make people more knowledgeable about the
perversion of weapons and more knowledgeable about the many
different forms and types of weapons that there is. We also need
to inform people of the destructive force that weapons have on
the self, and on the victims, on the survivors, and on society.
When people cannot control their own mind, it does not matter
what weapon they choose to commit a crime. What matters most is
learning where this loss of control originates from, and how do
we keep this loss of control from materializing in the future.
My heart goes out to the victims, the victims family and
friends, and the survivors.
But my head must stay focused on improving education, because that is where it all
starts. An honor student committing mass murder is just more
evidence that there is something horribly wrong in the way
we educate people. Just look at your senior level politicians,
it's not unusual to know that most mass murderers are educated
people. So we seriously need to redefine what the word
'Educated' should actually mean, because the way it stands now
it surely doesn't say a lot about a person. There's a lot of missing information
in the education process, we need to fill those gaps, if not, those gaps could be filled with the
garbage that emanates from our dysfunctional materialistic
world. And those side effects are clearly visible and
or Comfortably Dumb, no matter how you look
at it, there's nothing comfortable about it.
Say Something? How about teaching
something, how about learning something, how about doing
something? Say something? I just did.
Something (Your School is Giving Up On You)
they couldn't educate you.
"It's not just a
failing mental health
, it's more about a
failing education system
if you don't cure the source you will be fighting all the problems that
come from it forever."
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver:
Mental Health (HBO)
Missed Treatment: Soldiers With Mental Health Issues Dismissed
We are a brain based species, so it just makes sense
that we use the one thing we have most of, which is our brain
and our ability to think. We are not born with fangs or long
sharp claws, or do we have poisonous venom, what we do have is a
brain, it's time we use it. We Need Less Legislation
and More Education....Laws just treat the disease, laws never
A person who is highly interested in a particular activity or
subject, or what they call a 'Gun Enthusiast', doesn't mean they
have the right to pervert their interest and into some sort of
justifiable action that is known to be illogical. You don't have
a right to be ignorant or do you have the right to influence
others with your ignorance. When Constitutional Rights are
perverted to please a persons own selfish interest, an interest
that has no educational value, then all you are really doing is
exploring your own mental illness, a mental illness that could
easily infect others.
Maybe if our government stopped attacking our constitution
people wouldn't feel the need to exercise their Constitutional
"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to
keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves
against tyranny in government."
When I see the stupidity of terrorism, I am no longer fazed,
mostly because terrorism happens everyday, except not in the
form of bombs, but in the form of a
that systematically murders thousands of
people everyday using greed and corruption, while at the same
time destroying land and polluting our drinking water. So why
are terrorists so ignorant to think that adding to the killing
will some how help? You can't fight ignorance with ignorance.
The only way out of this mess is to learn your way out. After
all, isn't that the reason why God gave us brains? We are all
born with brains, it's time we use them. every life form on this
planet exists by sharing information, so let the sharing
begin...After all, isn't that what the fighting is all about?"
Floyd: Us And Them
"If only there was a way that the brain could communicate to
the body that it was starving for knowledge, like the same way a
person feels hunger pains when they are starving for food. But
for now the only indicator that our brain has that tells us that
there is missing information and knowledge is when there is a
mistake. A mistake in the form of an accident, pain, struggle,
danger or some horrible tragedy. A mistake that was caused by
human error. And the sad part is that we don't always learn from
our mistakes. If we are to fix anything in this world, I would
think that improving our ability to learn from our mistakes
would be top priority. What's the point of learning if you are
just going to forget what you've learned?"
List of Countries by intentional Homicide Rate
Crime in the United States
Don't let the past slow you down,
we must keep swimming, if not we'll drown.
Let us not waste our time with hate,
or confuse our future with our fate.
For this is our time, our time to be great,
so let us embrace this beautiful state.
More Life Quotes
Weather and Violence
AS temperatures rise, tempers flare. Anyone who has experienced
the hostility of a
swelteringly hot summer day in the city can attest to that
Some Like It Hot: Summer Crime Increase Linked To Higher
Temperatures, Better Weather
Global warming can also increase aggression and violence
Hot temperatures can lead to hot tempers.
Hotter body temperature also
creates more nightmares when sleeping
, so there is something
Weather Effects Thinking
Monitoring the Weather
This crime prevention video features a police officer from the Community
Safety Department taking a tour around two houses showing where
crime prevention could be considered to avoid becoming a victim
of burglary. Uploaded on Dec 17, 2007.
Pick Pocket Awareness
Gary Slutkin: Treat Violence Like a Disease
Nat. Crime Prevention Council
800.627.2911 - 1-800-394-2255
Office of Justice