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According to Lasswell’s definition of politics, that is, who gets what he wants, where he wants it, how he wants it and when. We can refer to the case of state representative Dawnna Dukes where she argued that she was not treated with fairness by her fellows, that is, the media and other politicians when she was inquired if she had misused her office where she said she would resign due to health complications. However, she later chose not to resign and would run for another term. She uses her position to manipulate others in that she can do whatever she wants in her power whether to resign or not. She had been charged with several cases which were then dropped due to lack of evidence and an argument that she would pay the state. She also states that racism was involved in the determination of the cases and singled out Travis county attorney for attempting to convict her.

She knows that with her position and health condition, she can easily get out of that conviction by seeking public mercy. This relates in the sense that, state representative Dawnna Dukes uses her position and race to manipulate the law. This way she gains public pity but also the fact that she is African- American, she feels that decisions would have been made otherwise if she were white and would have paid fewer court fees. However, individuals should be charged accordingly whether in a high position or not since the law applies to every citizen thus offenders should not be set free due to their social status. Power and politics have given most individuals ego and easily get away with any charges. Race should also not be an excuse to try gain mercy nor should it be a barrier to implementation of the law on some people since whichever race an individual is, he or she should abide by the law.

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