CRJ435_TERROR WITHIN.docx - Running head TERROR WITHIN 1 TERROR WITHIN Walter Powell Meredith Brasca CRJ435 Drugs Gangs and Organized Crime TERROR

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Running head: TERROR WITHIN 1 TERROR WITHIN Walter Powell Meredith Brasca CRJ435: Drugs, Gangs and Organized Crime April 28, 2019
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TERROR WITHIN 2 Though previous Presidents have laid claim to being tough on crime, the current President, incorporated what many perceived as rhetoric, about gang violence into one of the main principles of his platform. He’s openly criticized and labeled Mexicans as drug dealers, criminals, and rapists. He used the public fear of being a victim of violence to cultivate his ‘Make America Great Again’ campaign. Fear has always been a motivating tactic used by the American Government. After 9/11 they quickly implemented a Color-Coded Terror Alert System, that would keep American informed about the level of risk that we should be aware of. The Government spends millions if not billions of tax dollars on marketing, counterintelligence, and propaganda. The focus has always been some mystical outsider whose primary purpose in life is to wreak havoc upon and kill as many Americans as possible. Blacks have always been labeled as thugs and gangsters. In recent years since 9/11, Muslims have been the primary focus of the conservatives. Since Trump started campaigning and ultimately took office, Mexicans have leaped to the top of the list of America’s Most Undesirables. Trump has gone as far as to say that we need to build a wall to keep Mexicans from illegally entering the United States. Remember according to Trump; Mexicans are drug dealers, criminals, and rapists. The current definition used by the FBI to describe gangs is three or more individuals; whose members collectively identify themselves by adopting a group identity, which they use to create an atmosphere of fear or intimidation. Using that definition, one could argue that the most prominent gang operating within the US is the United States Government. The US Government has many divisions which allow them to have their hands in on everything. When you talk about
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