Population surveys, cross-sectional studies, and short-term intervention trials have produced mixed results in attempts to answer this question. The United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS) showed a nonsignificant trend toward improvement in the rate of myocardial infarction (P=0.052) in patients with newly diagnosed disease, but the trial was complicated by less-than-strict blood-pressure and lipid control, according to current standards. Nevertheless, the trend was accepted by many observers as evidence of the importance of glucose control for macrovascular complications.
For example, the American Civil Liberties Union recentlyvoted to oppose as unconstitutional the federal civil rightstrial of the officers who beat Rodney King, saying itviolates the officers' right not to be tried twice for thesame offence.
In August 1992, a federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment charging that Stacey Koon, Laurence Powell,Timothy Wind and Theodore Briseno, while under colour oflaw, deprived Rodney King of his federally protected civilrights.
Indeed, it was only at the later federal trial that RodneyKing, taking the stand for the first time, initiallytestified that the officers had made racial epithets at thetime of his beating; even then, he later had to admit thathe was unsure that the police did in fact use such epithets.
Research and reflect on the Rodney King verdict and riots. What lessons, if any, could or should be learned from these events? Have things changed for the better or the worse since those incidents? Refer to the Short Paper Guidelines and Rubric for additional information on this activity.
Victor W. Zhong, Juhaeri Juhaeri, Stephen R. Cole, Evangelos Kontopantelis, Christina M. Shay, Penny Gordon-Larsen, Elizabeth J. Mayer-Davis. . (2017) Incidence and Trends in Hypoglycemia Hospitalization in Adults With Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes in England, 1998–2013: A Retrospective Cohort Study. 40:12, 1651-1660.
The heart of darkness can be read as a political critique of western imperialism as exercised by the Belgians, who more or less raped the Congo of its resources while brutalizing the country's people and making them slaves of unbridled politi...