In light of recent events in Ferguson, MO, Mike Brown, an eighteen year old St. Louis native was gunned down by a Ferguson police officer. This case of potential police brutality caused riots to rage in the city of Ferguson, MO. Rioters burned down a gas station and burglarized many small businesses in the area. Could all of this been stopped with one simple solution? Numerous stories arose from the shooting.
The Los Angeles Riots of 1992 was an extremely controversial time in American history and also a great stepping stone for civil rights. Rodney King, a parolee under the influence of alcohol, although it had been assumed that he was under the influence of narcotics at the time of the arrest, had run red lights and stop signs and was chased down and detained in South Central Los Angeles on March 3rd, 1991 in the Lake View Terrace district. During his arrest, a local resident caught video of a violent beating on Rodney King by four members of the Los Angeles Police Department. This became a rallying cry for activists in and around Los Angeles and other places in the United States. The video that was captured shows four white police officers clubbing and kicking Rodney King repeatedly.
In 2007, a video surfaced where the U.S. military opened fire on a group of Iraqi civilians from their helicopter; then fired on another group of unarmed civilians in a van, with children, trying to rescue some of the injured people. In the video, one of the civilians from the first group looked as if he had a weapon but it was unclear. The soldier made the decision to open fire on them before they could possibly attack first. The attack killed several men and injured two children. After the video surfaced, the media picked apart the video shot for shot and analyzed whether or not the soldier did the right or moral thing by engaging those civilians.
In 1975 Ted was arrested in Utah but was released due to the little evidence, Two years later was convicted of kidnapping and escaped. Ted Bundy killed three people in Florida and was arrested but his parents bailed him out and he sold his car but police impounded it away from new owner. It was then when forensic evidence finally solved this case by finding three different hairs matching the three victims killed in Ted’s car and matched his teeth marks the a bite mark on one of the victims. He was then was sentenced to three death penalties in 1978 when Ted was recaptured and on January 24, 1989 at Railford prison in Starke, Florida Ted Bundy was executed in the electric chair. My opinion on this case was interesting yet disgusting but Ted Bundy was smart about how he attracted his victims.
An incident on September 16, 2007, illustrates the kind of questionable behavior in which some of Blackwater’s employees have been involved. While traveling through the streets of Baghdad, employees that were hired to protect an American in Iraq shot and killed seventeen unarmed civilians. Many witnesses at the square reported that the Iraqis were unarmed and not trying to harm anyone. Reports from the witnesses state that a car failed to stop for the police and had appeared to be in a state of panic due to the chaos. Blackwater employees began to shoot at the vehicle killing a young family, and then paraded the
The Michael Brown case is a tragedy that shocked many people across the country. As per article in Time, he was a young man who was supposed to go off to college soon. He was unarmed with his hands up, yet he was shot to death by police. This unfortunate event has caused a lot of protests. Many protests were peaceful, however, the police applied tear gas against citizens.
George shouted for help and in that moment felt that his life was in danger and after a brief struggle with travonne over the gun he shot him. Eyewitnesses and EMT can account that martin was the aggressor and that Zimmerman sustained injuries to the back of the head and nose while pinned beneath martin. Tavonne received a fatal injury due to a gunshot wound along with a small abrasion to his left ring finger just below the knuckle, which could be an injury sustained by repeatedly striking someone. There are only two people that actually know what happened on that day and varieus witnesses who only So was there an intent to cause death (actus rea) along with the ( mens rea) if we look at the facts according to
After Brown started cussing at Darren Wilson, Wilson said that Brown started beating him up, and eventually reached inside the SUV for his gun. There were two shots fired by Wilson, one grazing Brown’s thumb, and the other missing him. By this time, Wilson had identified Brown and his friend Dorien Johnson as suspects in a convenient store robbery and had called for backup. As soon as Wilson fired, Brown ran away. Wilson got out of his SUV and chased him on foot.
Conflict can also test the extent to which a character possesses a certain attribute. An individual's response to conflict can unmask a merit or strength of character. On the 18th of June 2007, an intoxicated Christopher Wayne Hudson, a member of the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Gang, violently dragged 24 year old Kara Douglas out in the streets of the Melbourne CBD by her hair. In an attempt to assist Douglas, Brendan Keiler, 43 and Paul De Waard, 26, both bystanders, ran out onto the street to try and help resolve the conflict. However, Hudson pulled out a gun and shot all three, instantly killing Keilar.
BODY A. MP1- Our safety is threatened, the very people (police) that we pay to keep safe are the ones hurting us The public’s safety is threatened as shown in the Oscar Grant and Sean Bell cases 1. The Sean Bell shooting took place in New York City in November 2006 3 men were shot a total of fifty times by team of plain clothed and undercover officers killing one of the men being Sean Bell and severely injuring his two friends According to one of the undercover officer known as Gescard Insnora he overheard Bell and his friends talking about retrieving a firearm from the car so he followed and revealed his badge. Sean Bell accelerated and hit Insnora and over 50 shots was fired into the vehicle Sean Bell was reported as being legally intoxicated 2. Oscar Grant an Oakland citizen was gunned down by a police officer, he was fully cooperating with authorities Grant was seen begging the cops not to shoot The Police ran around after the shooting looking to confiscate any cell phones and video recording devices Oscar Grant was murdered in cold blood at the age of 22 by BART police 2 hours into the New