The five men allegedly drove around for a while before stopping to pick up some tools. They then took the tools and placed them in back of the bowling alley. An unsuccessful attempt to enter was made at that time. The group continued to drive around and during that time a shotgun that was in the car accidentally discharged, blowing a hole in the windshield. Just before the actual breaking and entering, the defendant, after getting out of the car with Lorrick and Williams, proceeded to a house directly across from the bowling alley.
Since he gained so many enemies, he taught his kids to throw their self on the floor if they heard a strange noise. With all these enemies, Evers had received numerous threats over the phone. Also since he had so many enemies, his house was fire-bombed. This happened in May of 1963. But just a month later on June 12th, 1963, Evers was shot in the back as he was exiting his car in his own drive way.
Medgar drug himself to the door step as his wife, Myrlie, and their children ran outside screaming. A neighbor shot into a bullet into the air in order to scare off the assassin as more neighbors ran to put Medgar in the car and bring him to the hospital. An hour later, Evers died at the hospital. Beckwith, a self proclaimed racist, was a member of the White Citizens’ Council and the Ku Klux Clan. Many Mississippians supported Beckwith.
As the play went on, the bodyguard who was to protect Lincoln left for the tavern across the street. Booth knew the play by heart and at one part there was a hysterical laughter and he knew exactly when that part was to happen. As the laughter happened, Booth shot Lincoln in the back of the head, jumped off the balcony and yelled “sic simper tyrannis!” Within a half hour of his escape, Booth crossed over the Navy Yard Bridge and into Maryland. After retrieving weapons and supplies from Surattsville, Booth went to Samuel A. Mudd a local doctor. Dr. Mudd determined Booths leg had been broken (from the jump); not knowing Booth assassinated the
Theodore Wafer awoke to “unbelievable.” (White) pounding on his door and thought his home was about to be burglarized. Fearing for his life, he reached for his weapon and opened the door and fired a shotgun blast through his screen door, hitting McBride in her face. McBride had drunk vodka and smoked marijuana in the evening of Nov. 1st at home. Her mother than said, she and McBride argued because McBride had not cleaned the house. Mcbride became angry and left the house by car roughly 11:15 p.m.
The golf course was four miles from where Jensen and Faraday were gunned down. A man who they believed to be a police officer pulled up behind their car to block their way out. As soon as the man approached the car began opening fire on the young couple. Ferrin died but Mageau survived and gave a description to the police of the zodiac killer as a 5’8” heavyset white male. On September 27, 1969 Cecelia
This issue is an extremely debatable topic in today’s media, given the shooting death of a 14 year old African-American boy, Trayvon Marton. Trayvon was fatally shot in the chest on February 26th, 2012 by a 28 year old crime-watch volunteer, George Zimmerman. According to Mr. Zimmerman, Mr, Martin punched him and “bashed” his head on the ground as they fought. According Mr. Martin’s 16 year old girlfriend (on the cell phone with him at the time) Trayvon was pulling up his hood and moving away from Zimmerman. What is clear, according to witnesses, is that there were two cries for help followed by two gun shots.
Trayvon Martin Trayvon Martin was a 17 year old African American male who was walking home from 7-Eleven when 28 year old George Zimmerman shot him at close range in the chest. Zimmerman was set free under Florida’s Stand Your Ground laws which allow the use of lethal force in self defense out in public spaces. This was not the case however because Zimmerman was on the phone with a police dispatcher reporting Trayvon for looking suspicious walking with his hood on when he went against the dispatchers advice and got out of his car to pursue Trayvon (City of Sanford). There was a massive public outcry and a call for George Zimmerman’s arrest which included marches and rallies full of people wearing their hoods in support of Trayvon and his family. Some people claim that Zimmerman was justified in his actions and was fulfilling his duty as part of the neighborhood crime watch.
A 20-minute joyride turned into a high speed chase with police officers and a crash into a highway road block. When asked did the boys feel sorry for the incident because it resulted with a prison sentence. One of the juveniles replied that he would do it again because it was like an episode of “Cops” or a chase scene straight out of a movie. Some people would be puzzled by the child’s answer. For most of society, it may be viewed as pathetic.
Initially it was believed to be a hate crime but now lead investigators believe that race was not a motivating factor. According to reports the groups exchanged words then the vehicle turned around and stopped, and five black men got out. Witnesses say Hill put Geike in a bear hug and pushed him to the ground before returning to the car covered in blood. Barnes friend and fellow service man to Geike said Geike died in his arms. The group had been celebrating Geike's upcoming discharge from the Army.