After reading the book Picking Cotton, I found two journal articles that related to Jennifer Thompson- Cannino story. The first article I found is called Eyewitness Evidence: Improving Its Probative Value. The main focus on the article is about eyewitness testimony and how cases of mistaken identity are common among our justice system. The second article I found is called, Writing the Wrongs: The Role of Defense Counsel in Wrongful Convictions- A Commentary. The main focus about that article is about the courts have recognized the importance among wrongful convictions.
These two platoons went through a dozen camps killing hundreds of unarmed Vietnamese citizens, because this was such scandal, know one knew about it until it was released by the Pentagon on November 13, 1969. (Prados 184) On March 31, President Johnson, in a television address, announced a partial halt to the U.S. bombing of North Vietnam, a call to North Vietnam to begin peace talks. On May 13, formal peace talks between the United States and North Vietnam were openly held in Paris. (Karnow 523) In August, Richard Nixon was nominated for the presidency by the Republican Party. On October 31, 1968, President Johnson announced a complete halt to the bombing of North Vietnam.
Once an LSD consumer, Ken Kesey, defines the importance of freedom throughout his world renowned Post-Modern novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. One element of Postmodernism in the novel, is the effect of society against the individual. Society and government power systems become the machine and our postmodern anti-hero rages against that machine (Bendingfield). In the story, Chief, the narrator, in the book is a damaged ex-soldier who sees the machine enemy all around him. The reader takes it as metaphor, but Chief who is a paranoid schizophrenic, sees it as reality.
James West Davidson and Mark Hamilton Lytle, the authors of “After the Fact - The Art of Historical Detection, Volume 1 Sixth Edition” used “The Strange Death of Silas Deane” as the prologue to their book. Through this reading the authors demonstrate how the everyday view of history as “history is what happened in the past” can be profoundly misleading by going into a detailed examination of an event that “happened in the past” – the death of Silas Deane. The authors feel that the story of Silas Deane’s death is an excellent example to illustrate the difference between “what happened in the past” and what history really is since the event cannot be fully understood by merely transporting facts from the past, courier-like (without distorting or forcing new perspectives on them), to the present. In the first section of the story- An Untimely Death, the authors describe Silas Deane’s background and key events throughout his life at seem relevant to his death. Deane was born in Groton, Connecticut.
In the novel In Cold Blood, Truman Capote tells the true story about a murder that took place in Holcomb, Kansas in 1959; Capote wrote this book with an objective point of view, but he had to have some subjective writing in the novel in order to fill the missing holes. Capote did a good job writing this book with an objective point of view.
The writer of this article talks about how the basement isn’t just a hiding place for a Jew or a refuge to learn but it is a place to rebel against authority when Max transforms it into a setting for creative/political activity by painting over Hitler’s Mein Kampf erasing Hitler’s authority and becoming his own authority. Maslin, Janet. “Stealing to Settle a Score with Life.” New York Times, Published by Janet Maslin, Monday 27 March 2006. Wednesday 30 April 2014. This article is a review on the book itself; however the article also talks about important points involving the main character Liesel Meminger “the book thief” and how they dealt with life during the war.
Edgar Allan Poe wrote a story called “Some Words With A Mummy.” In the last scene the Narrator states, “I am convinced that every thing is going wrong. Besides, I am anxious to know who will be President in 2045. As soon, therefore, as I shave and swallow a cup of coffee, I shall just step over to Ponnonner's and get embalmed for a couple of hundred years.”(Poe, ln 506-511) This ending scene really seems to mirror the attitude that scientist have with Cryonics, and how they think world will be if they are able to pause life and wait about one hundred years to see the improvements science and society in general have made. Until recently scientists have been looking into Cryonics “Cryonics (from Greek kryos- meaning icy cold) is the low-temperature preservation of humans and animals who can no longer be sustained by contemporary medicine, with the hope that healing and resuscitation may be possible in the future. Cryopreservation of people or large animals is not reversible with current technology.” (Wikipedia).
Citing Watchmen as the point where the comic book medium "came of age", Iain Thomson wrote in his essay "Deconstructing the Hero" that the story accomplished this by "developing its heroes precisely in order to deconstruct the very idea of the hero and so encouraging us to reflect upon its significance from the many different angles of the shards left lying on the ground".  Thomson stated that the heroes in Watchmen almost all share a nihilistic outlook, and that Moore presents this outlook "as the simple, unvarnished truth" to "deconstruct the would-be hero's ultimate motivation, namely, to provide a secular salvation and so attain a mortal immortality".  He wrote that the story "develops its heroes precisely in order to ask us if we would not in fact be better off without heroes".  Thomson added that the story's deconstruction of the hero concept "suggests that perhaps the time for heroes has passed", which he feels distinguishes "this postmodern work" from the deconstructions of the hero in the existentialism movement.  Richard Reynolds states that without any supervillains in the story, the superheroes of Watchmen are forced to confront "more intangible social and moral concerns", adding that this removes the superhero concept from the normal narrative expectations of the genre.
Hunter S. Thompson had been heavily involved in the drug culture of the Sixties so it was only appropriate for him to be the author behind the final farewell to the era. Ironically, while drug use had given him the supposed “inspiration” for his book, the novel also marked the end of an era which condoned and supported drug use. The decline of the drug counter culture is reflected in Hunter S. Thompson’s musings on the crest and fall of the 1960’s California Acid Wave. Hunter S. Thompson was uniquely qualified for such a discussion. He was heavily involved in the California Acid Wave and thought at the peak of the wave that: There was madness in any direction, at any hour.
Criminology AJS225 Glendale Community College Criminal Minds Essay Sherry Bright ABSTRACT I am writing this essay as my interpretation of the popular television series “Criminal Minds.” I chose this particular episode “True Genius” because of it’s well done representation of the unsolved serial killer we all know as the Zodiac killer. This episode followed closely the evidence and the M.O. of the Zodiak killer case. “People like me don’t come from films. Them films come from people like me” David Harker UK serial killer 1998 Serial killers have been among us since way before we became aware that there was such a thing.