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Zika Virus Essay

This paper focuses on the Zika virus. It explains what the Zika virus is and describes symptoms of the virus. Much of the paper focuses on how the Zika virus is transmitted, which is through the bite of mosquitos carrying the virus. The paper also concentrates on the health effects of the Zika virus, including the possibility of the birth defect micro encephalitis, which can occur in infants whose mothers were infected with Zika during gestation. In addition, it looks at how the virus has spread from South America throughout Central America and to the southern continental United States, as… (Read More)

Death Penalty Essay

This essay focuses on the death penalty and how the 2016 election, which will help determine the immediate future of the United States Supreme Court, will impact the immediate and long-term future of the death penalty in the United States. The paper begins with a brief history of the death penalty, then discusses the pros and cons of capital punishment. Next, the paper looks at the current legal state of the death penalty in the United States. Finally, the paper focuses on how the 2016 election, which will determine the 9th member of the Supreme Court and may impact the… (Read More)

Black Lives Matter Essay

This essay focuses on the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States. One of the more controversial movements in recent American history because of critiques that it is anti-police, the Black Lives Matter movement began as a response to George Zimmerman being acquitted of the murder of Trayvon Martin and gained force as people became increasingly aware of the killings of unarmed or compliant African Americans by police officers. The result is that opinions of the Black Lives Matter movement vary, with some people considering them a vibrant new civil rights movement, while others consider them domestic terrorists. (Read More)

United States Presidential Election Of 2016 Essay

The United States Presidential election of 2016 is shaping up to be one of the most interesting election cycles in recent history. The Republican candidate Donald Trump is going against the Democrat Candidate Hillary Clinton. (Read More)

Police Violence In The United States Essay

The number of shootings involving police officers has increased in the United States in recent weeks to the point where there were three police officers shot and a caregiver for an autistic resident at a local long-term care facility in North Miami shot by police while he was trying to assist a noncompliant autistic patient while this paper was being written. (Read More)

Baltimore Riots Essay

This paper discusses the riots that occurred in Baltimore, Maryland in April of 2015. The riots erupted in response to the April 4, 2015 shooting of an unarmed and fleeing black man, Walter Scott, by a white police officer, Michael Slager. The officer initially made a self-defense claim, but then video emerged that showed him clearly shooting the fleeing suspect in the back without any aggression against him by the murder victim. The city erupted in protests, which turned to riots. Slager was charged with murder and the tension in the city seemed to become less intense. However, the scenario,… (Read More)