Introduction – Justine Lazdina

Hello everyone!

This is my second time posting an introduction. The first time I posted it I did not put it in Discussion Board 1.

My name is Justine Lazdina. I reside in Brooklyn, NY. I work full time and go to BMCC where I am majoring in Computer Science. My hobbies are playing with my cat, reading books, watching movies and trying to get back to regular life during the Covid Pandemic.

I wish everyone luck in this semester!

Nuzhat Fatima – mass incarceration reasons are incorrect –

Answer 1

  • most of the people are sent to jail for non-violent crimes, under the banner of the war on drugs, racial profiling has taken over to sentence certain races to jails.
  • the CIA admitted that in the midst of the drug crises the efforts to investigate the distribution network from Nicaragua were blocked.
  • The fact is that the war on drugs was declared when the use of drugs was in a decline. During which period there were a lot of arrests made among people of color.
  • the racial profile of the people from racial or ethnic origins in jail in the USA surpasses any other country in the world.

Answer 3

  • Based on facts, the penal system seems to be working towards restricting poor communities and a majority of colored people.
  • the number of people incarcerated under the war on the drug is astounding, in less than 30 years U.S. penal population grew from 300,000 to a 2 million. The majority of the people are arrested for account of dealing with drugs.
  • The US has the highest number of people in jail. More than the repressive regimes and more than 7.5 times the rate of people in Germany.
  • The US has arrested more colored people than the apartheid in South Africa

Answer 2

  • The war on drugs was launched in response to the crack cocaine crises in poor neighborhoods. So much so, It is expected that 3 out of 4 black men will have criminal records during their lifetime. The studies show that people of color use drugs at a very similar rate as any other race in the US but the out of proportion incarceration of people of color is quite compelling.


My name is Alexa Balbi and I am majoring in criminal justice. My future plans is to become a detective or Defense attorney. I work 2 jobs, I love to travel, and enjoy my free time with friends.


hey class, my name is minerva but you can call me Mimi, I’m 18 years old, I’m from the Dominican Republic, I live in Brooklyn. I have been living here for the past 10 years my major is criminal justice, I’m an NYPD explorer I’m in the rank of captain in my command. I like reading books and going out to have a nice time with friends. I have a cat his name is Aqui I don’t know why my mom named him that because in Spanish means here. ?


Hello, my name Rukhshona Jabborova; I have been living in NY for more than five years now. Music is my passion, and this is the main reason why I’m majoring in music at BMCC. I also love engaging and learning more about political leadership. I believe this class will create an opportunity for learning more about political processes and outcomes, especially the leadership qualities adopted by the current leaders in our country.
I’m looking forward to meeting you all.

Carmen Sala’s Intro

Hello, I’m Carmen Salas and I’m originally from Venezuela. I’ve been living in NY for almost 4 years now, and I’m currently majoring in music at BMCC. This is my second year. I’m a singer, and even though it is too obvious to say that my biggest passion is music,  it is!  However, I also enjoy politics, history and leadership and that is why I decided to take this class. I plan to graduate after this year’s fall semester and then I’ll be transferring to a senior college, but I haven’t decided on which one yet! I’m looking forward to meet you all!

Ignacio’s Intro

Hello, my name is Ignacio Salas, I’m currently an Economics major, and I like Geopolitics a lot!, I read mostly Bloombergweek and The Economist, my hobbies are videogames and working out, for my career I would like to either be an actuary, work for private firms or banking, nice to meet you all.

Gladys Tavera- Discussion B.

Hello everyone, my name is Gladys. My major at BMCC is criminal justice, and I’m in my second year. One of the things I enjoy about being a criminal justice student is the opportunity to learn about various laws in the United States. In the spring of 2022, I plan to complete my associate’s degree and then transfer to John Jay to complete my bachelor’s degree. Gym and listening to music are two of my favorite things to do.

Sianna Velez

Hi! I’m Sianna Velez and my major is Biotechnology. I hope to get my A.S. in Biotechnology and hopefully get into NYU so I can get my Bachelor’s degree in Biology. I’m 19 years old and I like to dabble in a bunch of different hobbies like arts and crafts, music, makeup, fashion, gaming, etc because I can’t stick to one hobby. I chose my major because I have many ideas of what I want to do in the future, and my major would let me explore all of those options. Some career paths I’m interested in are forensic scientist, zoologist, lab technician, and science teacher/professor.

Week 1/Introduction

Hello, all. My name is Jaleesa. My major at BMCC is liberal arts and I hope to finish here by spring ‘22 and then earn a B.S. in technical writing. I was born and raised in New York and currently work full time. In my downtime I mainly enjoy watching Youtube videos, reading blogs and occasionally practicing archery. Thanks for reading my intro 🙂 and I look forward to a successful summer session with everyone in this course!