“Loitering” Momtaj Begum


IMG_0020Prohibiting loitering, not allowed staying in a park after dusk promotes safety and organization.  Sometimes people staying in park dusk can cause trouble.  For example, a few boys in a public park at dark making noise might be a nuisance to the people.  Another example would be gang activity.  If members of a certain gang were to be there then it is sure that some sort of gang activity would take place and there’s a slight chance for a fight.  This can also keep the community organized by giving people a time to go home.   Developing a time system with definitely keep the community on top of their tasks and give parents at home one less thing to worry about..

Not loitering may also help decrease violence.  Like I said before, it will keep gang activities from happening occasionally and at the same time control violence.  Violence is one reason why many neighborhoods and communities are dangerous.  Loitering laws will help enforce a positive environment.  Children would attend parks more and pass their time in laughter.  Because of teens (we all know how teens are) some parents allows their children go to parks less often. This can also influence those children to become a better person instead of showing reckless behavior when they grow up to become teens later on.

To make things clearer, loitering isn’t illegal. But, if signs say ”NO LOITERING” are present then it’s means that you shouldn’t be there. But the law should be a little more stricter; that case if there are anyone hanging out when they aren’t suppose to then they should be responsible to pay a certain amount of fine.  I mean if you have no reason to stay outdoors then why do so?  Some people like hanging out with friends and doing what they’re suppose to but there are others who are there just to annoy the public.  What does it do for you?  I mean causing harm or being annoying can’t do any good and plus you’re not getting paid to do it.  It’s not beneficial but in many ways can be a nuisance and harmful.

I believe that loitering laws are there for a reason.  It should be more so looked with importance than avoiding it. It helps create a better and more positive environment.  Some positive impacts the environment will have is less violence, less gang activity, more safety, less threat, not having the public annoyed and timing (organization).  Instead of wasting time it will also allow students to do indoor things such as schoolwork without the friends or outdoor activities being a disturbance.

Mr. Schulman U.S Government Class…..

“Loitering” Zeeva Fred

Law: Loitering stated in N.Y. PEN. LAW 240.35: NY Code – Section 240.35: Loitering  IMG_0014

which states:

A person is guilty of loitering when he:

Loiters, remains or wanders about in a public place for the purpose of begging: or
Loiters or remains in a public place for the purpose of gambling with cards, dice or other gambling paraphernalia; or
Loiters or remains in a public place for the purpose of engaging, or soliciting another person to engage, in oral sexual conduct, anal sexual conduct, or other sexual behavior of a deviate nature;
This law should be reviewed by the Supreme Court because often, many people aren’t doing anything wrong that would harm people around them or causing no real trouble for it’s surroundings.

The legislative intent of this law is to keep havoc and trouble from individuals that cause these kinds of trouble to be kept off the streets and in certain areas, either by themselves, or with a group of people.  I disagree with this law because like I said above, not all people are out causing chaos within a certain community or city that would cause so much of a disturbance to people in that area. No kind of loud disruption can cause that much of an outbreak that would cause a crazy outbreak in people that live nearby.

Although there is no specifies constitutional amendment that matches up to this law, I still believe the Supreme Court should review it.  It is a law though and that is equally as important.  In NYC, it is illegal to loiter (as stated above in the three points) but it is also illegal to be charged with something that you are not doing even though the officer may think you are doing something wrong.  Many are wrong and the court has to certainly review it without further influences and equal fairness amongst the victim(s) and involved people in charge.

The monster within by beautiful young lady

Fat, ugly, dirty these words echoed in my head
as I laid down on my bed.
Sometimes I wonder what’s the purpose of my life
I often wonder am I here to fight, am I here to look beautiful, am I
here to take up space, or am I here to make something out of my life.

But yet I could never find the answer. I got up and look into the
mirror wondering who the reflection in the mirror is, but yet I
could never figure out who it was. I think hard and hard and then
finally I realized the person I was l looking at, was me. But I
couldn’t recognize the unfamiliar face nor the unfamiliar body. I walk
back and forth in the mirror trying to figure out this stranger in the mirror. But yet I couldn’t figure out who this stranger is..

I think again and again and again and then I finally figure out this is
the person I have become. I now realize that all my life I have been
walking around with a stranger in my soul. I stand there staring and
staring trying to solve this mystery. I then finally figure out that I have become a terrible monster, that look like ugly Betty with big glasses, freckles on her face, short hair and smelly. I ran down the stairs to my family asking them who was this monster in my body and no one seems to know what I was talking about. I ran backup stairs and looked in the mirror. There was the ugly monster again, I called my sister asking her who was this monster in the mirror  but she didn’t see a monster. I look and look again and I keep seeing this ugly monster. But no one else could see it but me. I started to cry. It just made me look like an uglier monster. I stop crying and look deep into the mirror trying to figure out, how I could get rid of this ugly monster.

Then I realize in order for me to get rid of this ugly monster. I have to change the way I think about myself. I started to think of myself as this beautiful young lady, who is better than she thinks she is.  I started to look back into the mirror and the monster was finally gone.

“Sugary Drinks” Shaneece Worgs

Sugary Drinks

A law of 16-ounces on sugary drinks will be banned in fast food IMG_0030_2places in six months, which is in March 2013 if any store is found in violation they will pay a $200 fine.  In the Los Angles Times New York was the first place for the law to be passed.  This law is to help people who are struggling with obesity.  They also have this law now where when children in public schools have their lunch they have to have to full up their tray.  The Supreme Court should review the law because Mayor Bloomberg shouldn’t have to help children or adults with obesity.  Not everyone wants to loose weight.

The purpose of this law is to help people wit obesity.  I disagree with the law because Mayor Bloomberg shouldn’t try to only have to drink 16 – oz drinks because other people don’t want to lose weight.  In New York public school children now have to fill their tray food.  There is food being wasted because children for example teens don’t want to eat healthy foods.

The 1st amendment “protects the right to freedom of religion and freedom of expression for government interference”.  This allows the people of the United States to have the freedom to say what they like, have the religion they want and have their freedom to do want they want. This violates the amendment because the government controlling want other people consume.  Some people express them selves in different ways for example drinking sugary drinks over 16- ozs.

The government shouldn’t have anything to do with what people eat or drink.  If fast food chains violate this law they will have to pay a $200 fine.  Other people shouldn’t have to suffer form others who don’t want to be healthy.

“Legal Argument” Nashawana Graham

Legal Argument   IMG_0009_2

Do you believe in freedom of the speech?  Having the right to express yourself and being you and not being you by wearing clothing that ‘s not you?  In Freedom Academy High School students have to wear the dress code: white shirt, nave blue pants, all black shoes.  A rule that I am not satisfied with is that we the students have to wear uniform everyday including a Friday a rule that’s not being even look at.  This rule should definite be reviewed by the Supreme Court.

This rule that means matches up with an actual amendment is the last violated of freedom of speech the right to express yourself the rule with not wearing what we like is not being followed in the 1st Amendment since students aren’t wearing what they would like by wearing dress code.  So this 1st Amendment is being violated.  A quote that connects with this rule not being followed is “Congress shall made no law…. Abridging the freedom of speech.

I did a look and listen to what students discuss about the dress code in our High School.  Mostly every student in the school talk about the dress code makes them upset.  Since seeing other students wear what they want and don’t worry about school staff questioning about the dress code.  Some students saying in ways they don’t have to worry about picking a outfit the night before and just getting there uniform clothes right.  Most students saying not good having uniform because they don’t have no right of express and not being free at all of what wanting today.

I think that the reasons that the court should review this rule because the something that has do with a U.S. citizen rights on what feel is right and makes the United States a better for the better for the people.  Students say that wearing a dress code shouldn’t be allowed, only for job or career.   The Court should review the dress code laws for schools because we need to express ourselves.

“The Legal Age” Delroy Brown

The Legal Age

IMG_0010Turning 18 is a big step in a person life, to some people it is a step away in having they on life, but most people believe that even when you are 18 you still not old enough to have your own life because of the fact that they can’t buy legal things until they are 21 but that’s not necessarily true because being 18 come with a lot of responsibly like taking care of your self, getting out of school, or even finding a job and roof to live under.  But if you don’t believe that then you would just be collecting plastic bottles and cans like most people around the world ho kill them self with the same legal thing than the government don’t want us to have in we are 21.  You may say home come we are able to vote at the age 18 but can’t drink?  The reason why is because alcohol can kill or hurt you our some one close, alcohol is the number 1 rape drug in our county also evidence links a high proportion of death from falls, fires and drowning to drinking.  And 18 year old are able to vote because they are basically becoming an adults and also would be alive to understand what they are voting for and plus the more votes the better.

Some people disagree with the 21-year or up age limits on doing or buying legal things that an 18 ear old can’t do or buy.  But I agree with the fact that we have this law or policies.  I agree because you can’t trust a 18 year old to start drink at a young age just because they probably haven’t adapt from acting immature it’s already that you hear kids fighting each other and going crazy on the street with the violence and the crime and putting alcohol in there hands may just elevate them both.  I see it that you can do everything that a 21 year old can do but drink so what else is there, 18 year old can drive a car, get a job and even buy a house so what else do they really need. Age 21 is when you should have adapted to being a responsible adult.  21 is the appropriate age to be admission in some clubs or casino I believe the rule is like this because most people can’t act mature enough to be around older adults trying to have a good time but don’t think cause you 18 or 20 years old you can’t club out that’s really not true because there are 18 year old clubs that you can find and go to depending on where or what you looking for.