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By Herbert Covey

Regardless of the risks and vicious realities intrinsic to road lifestyles and illegal activity, the no-holds-barred way of life of gangs keeps to curiosity mainstream the USA. This provocative e-book presents an insider's look at the culture of 2 of the main infamous highway gangs—the Crips and the Bloods.

Crips and Bloods: A advisor to an American way of life strains the evolution of the 2 gangs, protecting their origins in South vital la to the organizations' present presence in the course of the usa. the writer analyzes the ways that the group way of life is created, promoted, and perpetuated; indicates how the teams presently recruit their individuals; and explores the methods Crip and Blood tradition has multiplied past the gangs into the bigger mainstream society.

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Unlike contract, however, which has as its principal goal the keeping of promises, tort law protects a wide range of interests. The law provides remedies, pre-emptive and compensatory, for conduct that causes harm either intentionally or negligently. The latter have become the principal focus of modern tort law. Accidents will happen, but where they are the consequence of your negligence, I may be able to recover damages to recompense my loss. So, for example, should you run me over in your car, and I can prove that you were driving negligently, I may be awarded damages to cover the cost of my hospital treatment, the money I lost through being away from work, and my pain and suffering.

They need to have a degree of legality. This is not always easy to discern, though customary law continues to play an important role, especially in jurisdictions with mixed legal systems such as occur in several African countries. The tenacity of custom is evident also in India and China. Indeed, in respect of the latter, the Basic Law of the Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong provides that customary law, as part of the laws previously in force in Hong Kong (prior to 1 July 1997), shall be maintained.

Eve offers him $600. Adam replies that he will accept $700. This is a counter-offer, which Eve is obviously free to accept or reject. Should she accept, there is agreement and, provided the other legal requirements are satisfied, a binding contract. This analysis is a helpful method by which to determine whether agreement has actually taken place, but it is rather artificial; it is often difficult to say who the offeror is and who the offeree is. For example, final agreement may be preceded by protracted negotiations involving 38 numerous proposals and counter-proposals by the parties.

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