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By: Hunter, Sarah,

Ashlyn,
Gavin, Tyler
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Summary
Documentary by Eugene Jarecki from 2012 about Americas failed
war on drugs.
Claims it is The New Jim Crow and a war based on class and race.
Shows up close and personal accounts of the justice system, drug
dealers, ghettos, and family members.
Shows personal gains by cops and politicians.
Describes history of drugs in America and the discrimination of
minorities.
Questions the human cost and the society we want to live in.


Claim #1
Racism is involved in the War on Drugs.



Data: Cocaine vs. Crack



Warrant: Interviews with both law
enforcement and criminals
Claim #2
The U.s. is the most incarcerated country in
the world


Data: 2.3 million prisoners, 25% prisoners with
5% of the population



Warrant: Interviews
Claim #3
Tax dollars are being used to pay for the war
on drugs


Data: The total cost of the War on Drugs is $1
trillion



Warrant: Economic cycle
Claim #4
The sentencing laws for drugs are too
harsh.


Data: 100:1 rule to the 18:1 rule



Warrant: Interviews and court scenes
Call to Action
People on the outside




Not clear on how to change things

Logos
Appeals to Logic

Facts and statistics
5% of the worlds population, 25% of them
are incarcerated
45 million arrests since 1971
$1 trillion dollars

Ethos
Appeals to credibility

Journalists
Harvard Professors
Prison workers


Pathos
Appeals to emotion

Funerals
Harsh searches
Poverty

Rhetoric in---- Text

1. Entirely black background

2. Clear white charaters

3. Formal fonts
First thing comes out of he whole
movie.
Introduction to the
scene view
Data proof of the big
drug bills in The United
States.
Soothing chord
The intense
melody
Intense and scary
Basically its just about
surviving.
A small piece of folk:I was born, in
a dump. My mama died and my
father got drunk.
Cheerful music
Show the passion of president Nixon to
solve the problem of crimes caused by
drugs.
Photography
Graphic Designs
Dark



Serious

Editing
People who are serving long sentences

Presidential candidates speeches

Searches
EFFECTIVENESS
O Enlightens some


O Not very effective to some


PEOPLE AFFECTED BY THIS FILM
OCitizens in ghettos

OFamily members of drug users

OYounger generation

ODrug users






PEOPLE NOT AFFECTED BY THIS FILM

OOlder generation

OPoliticians

OWar veterans

OJail workers





ETHICS
+ Drug dealer openly selling drugs


+ Heavily one-sided argument


+ Use of credible sources

Sources
BBC
Michelle Alexander
Mark Burnett
Mike Carpenter
Richard Miller
Gabor Mate
Many more!


British Broadcasting Corporation
BBC for short
Created 1932
Reputable source
Provides impartial public service broadcasting
Michelle Alexander
Author The New Jim Crow



Racism in War on Drugs
Mark W. Bennett
Court District Judge
O Sioux City, Iowa



Lower Sentencing Laws
Mike Carpenter
Chief of Security
Lexington Corrections Center
Explains War on Drugs from inside
Richard Miller
Historian
O Expert on history of War on Drugs
Explains Racism in Drug Laws
O Opium Chinese
O Marijuana Mexicans
O Crack African Americans
Discusses Chain of Destruction
O 5 links

Dr. Gabor Mat
Hungarian Physician
Compares problem to pneumonia
Accuracy
Reliable sources
Great credentials
Real life examples
Evidence is given
Chain of Destruction
Pneumonia
Security officer inside
g One-Sided
/ Only for War on Drugs
g Poisoning the Well
/ Good things about people entering
g Proof of Assertion
/ Repeats same claim often
Fallacies
g Only discusses negatives
[ Ineffective
[ Conservatives, etc
g Leaves out positives of War on Drugs
/ Helps lower drug deals
/ Violent offenders
g Fallacy Broken by One Source
/ Gabor Mat
[ War on Drugs = success
_ Police Busy
_ Private Jails Thriving
_ Legal Establishment justified

One-Sided
g Opinion is influenced
/ Most introduced positively
g Examples
/ Nanny Jeter
[ Second Mother To narrator
[ Explained as an amazing person
_ Influences belief in her
g Bad take on drugs
/ Mike Carpenter
[ Described as most aware of pressures
[ Took narrator off guard
_ Influences belief in him
g Bad take on sentences




Poisoning The Well (Good)
g Repetitive
/ Similar stories
[ Becomes less effective
g Examples
/ Presidents speeches 5 or 6 in movie
[ Hard on drugs/crime
_ Raises polls
g Caused problems of today
/ Economy at least 5 times in movie
[ Circle of Crime





Proof of Assertion
Repeating One Claim
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Conclusion
4Rhetorical Strategies
4Fallacies
4Choice of Information
4Ethics