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 story of Ronald Gene Simmons. On the 22nd of December, 1987 the worst mass murder in Arkansas history took place. A man by the name of Ronald Gene Simmons went on a killing spree. He started off by killing his wife, kids, and his three year old granddaughter, but it didn’t stop there. He killed his family and quite a few harmless townspeople because he went insane, because why else would you kill harmless people?
On August 9th, 2014, an eighteen year old boy named Michael Brown was shot dead by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. The cause of this shooting has been hotly debated, and the subject of many recent protests around the country. This essay will attempt to list and analyze potential causes of the shooting, including the fact that he didn’t listen to the cops and that Brown was the aggressor in the attack. When Darren Wilson first saw Michael Brown, it had nothing to do with the fact that he had just stolen cigars from a convenience store, but rather the fact that he was walking down the middle of the street, or jaywalking. Wilson pulled his car up and told Brown and his friend to get out of the street.
Mr. Crump allegedly got out of his car, and not seeing the faces of who was in the other car, began to tell the teenagers to leave. Allegedly, he saw the driver’s hands go from the wheel, down to his pants, and it was at this time that the gun discharged. However, Danny’s friends say that his hands never left the wheel. Sadly, Danny Adams died from the gunshot wound. Adrian Krump was charged with manslaughter, facing up to 17 years in prison.
Neighbors reported that at some time before commiting the crimes that placed him on the Most Wanted list, Diggs began drinking and he was heard to be arguing with his wife. A newspaper of account of time tells the story like this: At 7 o'clock on the morning of May 26, 1949, James Eddie Diggs shot and killed his wife, Ruth, and their two sons James Jr., 6, and Alfonso, 4, at their home in Norfolk, Va. There were no signs of a struggle and police have been unable to establish a clear motive. However, shortly before the triple killing Diggs began to drink to excess and to seek the company of women. The whereabouts of Diggs were unknown for nearly a week after the slayings, but on May 31, 1949 he was identified as the man who, when the auto in which he was riding was halted at Hamlet, N. C., drew a revolver and critically wounded officer Rex Howell.
The Shawshank Redemption opens with Andy Dufresne being interrogated and sentenced for the murder of his wife and her lover. During the interrogation Mr. Dufresne flashes back to the night of the alleged murders. The flashbacks show Mr. Dufresne reaching into his glove compartment and pulling out a gun and bullets while sitting outside of his wife’s lover’s home. The interrogating attorney accuses Mr. Dufresne of shooting his wife and her lover, but the flash backs do not show him using his gun. During the interrogation Mr. Dufresne states that on his way home to ‘sleep it off’, he threw his gun into the Royal River; the attorney states that after searching the river for three days the gun was never recovered.
The 52 year old Taxi driver from Cumbria started his killing spree, mid- morning, in Lamplugh. Killing his twin brother David” and his family solicitor “Kevin Commons” Then proceeded randomly through the villages. It was speculated that bird had been involved in a family dispute over his fathers will although, “Birds” brothers have denied reports of any family feud. BBC News 2nd November 2010 writes; Bird ounce a joiner employed at Sellafield but
After Cho left the scene at West Ambler Johnston Hall he changed out of his bloodied clothes, logged onto his computer, deleted all of his emails and removed his hard drive. Even later, he stopped at a post office and mailed a package of his writings and videotapes to NBC News. Then, over 2 hours after the initial shootings, Cho entered Norris Hall with chains to lock the front doors, a knife, two handguns and ammunition. Once in Norris Hall, Cho killed 5 faculty members and 25 more students before killing himself as police finally were able to access the building. During the more than 2 hours between the killings at West Ambler and Norris Halls, Cho walked across the campus, mailed
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
A man, who was a former student at the local school, stole his mother’s gun and drove to the school. He then shot and killed 20 students and 6 teachers. Not long after, a man from China did quite the same. He went to his former school. By the fact that he couldn’t get in possession of a gun, he brought along a knife, which resulted in 20 injured students and 1 injured teacher, but none got killed.