Exercise 2: Viral Content
TOP 5 DRUG CASES IN THE HISTORY OF ORGANISED CRIME
1. A POWERFUL MEXICAN KINGPIN
- His involvement in the drug trade began at an early age, with him selling marijuana and opium poppy to make a decent living.
- He is also referred to as a 'ruthless pragmatist' and 'savvy businessman'.
- 'El Chapo' and his cartel became 'Public enemy No.1' once they became the main supplier of drugs into Chicago.
- In order to subdue the intense battle for power and control amongst major drug cartels in the world, all cartels agreed to a 'non-aggression pact'. However, when El Chapo assassinated Juarez drug cartel leader, Rodolfo Carrillo Fuentes, all cartels opted out of the pact due to El Chapos' deceit. This fuelled the current Mexican drug war.
- All of his family members, equally involved in the drug trade as he was, were all killed: brother, Arturo, killed in prison, Son, Edgar, assassinated, girlfriend, Zulema, murdered and nephew, Obied, gunned down.
2. THE WORLD'S GREATEST OUTLAW
- He employed 2 hitmen: Popeye & Vasquez. Popeye was responsible for over 3,300 deaths; killed over 300 and ordered 3000 to be killed.
- Only drug lord in Columbia in 70's & 80's. Gained that title by killing his own original drug cartel leader, Fabio Restrepo, so that he could be crowned the leader of the cartel and take over.
- He hit his record for the most deaths caused by his cartel in 1989: Bombing of Columbian Congress Building left 1000 people injured & 52 dead, was responsible for the deaths of 12 judicial officials in January & 110 deaths in the bombing of Avianca Flight 203.
3. LA MADRINA (THE GODMOTHER OF COCAINE)
- She committed her first murder when she was 11-Years Old, by shooting a young boy, as a result of a failed ransom.
- She is immune to the sight and news of murders and death as she brought herself up during a period of violence in Columbia.
- While still a preteen, she picked up a few tactics and gained some tips on setting up and running a criminal organisation, by observing her first husband, Carlos Trujillo.
- First entered street crime in Harlem in 1946.
- Was a witness to his 13-Year-old cousin's murder, when he was 6-Years old.
- His first robbery was after his arrival in New York, where he targeted a local bar and held victims at gunpoint.
5. KING LARRY
- 1973: Killed a drug dealer & sentenced to 150-200 prison years.
- His involvement in street crime began at the age of 13 in Chicago, Illinois.
- 1969: His gang earned over $1000 per day.
This exercise focuses on the atrocities of each drug lord. Their history, along with their fate encourages individuals to stray away from consuming drugs, for fear of ending up like they did if they were to consume. Therefore, this take on Anti-drug abuse shows the harmful effects of consuming drugs, but in a more unique manner. It also unmasks the individuals responsible for distributing drugs around the world. If not for them, the intensity of drug consumption would not be as prevalent as it is in the world today.
Exercise 4: Mobile App
Mobile app name: luxetrip
This application allows individuals to customise their cab ride for long haul journeys. Long haul journeys are predictably lagging and monotonous, with the exception of the welcomed company of family members. Therefore, LuxeTrip is a unique take on enjoying every second of the journey, without feeling the prolonged duration of the journey, whether it may be a few hours or more.
The strawberry is trying to finish reading her recipe book, but she falls asleep due to how tired she is. The fatigue she's experiencing (due to cooking all day) shows in her drool and her dream; two signs of a deep sleep.
This father and son are circus performers. They decide to do a trick/act together. This act focuses on balance and involves the father balancing himself and his son (who's nestled in his pouch) on a thin rope. He's required to jump, whilst lifting his circus hat and landing on the rope, without falling over. He's happy because he loves his job and his son has always wanted to witness his act. The passion he has for his job is evident in his excitement as is his joy to have his son with hi, watching him excel. This focuses on the familial bond between the father and son.
This banana is sad because he expected to be nurtured by his owner. Instead, his owner deceives him and decides to kill him. The fruits in the juicer are red in the animated GIF as red symbolises death, and all the fruits are dead.
This apples hectic work schedule is showcased by the change in time. This change is displayed through the clock, the sunset, the sight of the moon and stars and the clutter on the desk, exhibiting how the apple has been working at a constant stretch. The movement of the clock hands and the sun/moon symbolise the change from day to night, indicating the apple's long hours at work.
This watermelon is an angry university student, who's well into the 3rd Year of university. She's stressed, short-tempered, irritated and temperamental. The board she's holding symbolises her sanity and stable mental health, which is then shattered, damaged and broken as she attempts to keep herself together until graduation.
This pineapple is a representation of the week before finals, where university students scramble to cram 2/3 semesters worth of work into a few all-nighters. He's telling himself to focus, and he's tired since he's pulling an all-nighter. After hours of attempted concentration, he gives up and is confused. The dispersed facts and figures are revolving around his brain to show how much he has to learn in one night. The position of his hands reflect his frazzled and baffled expression, showing how confused and helpless he is in understanding his work.