The Buffalo Creek Flood killed many people in the February of 1972. After the flood, Pittston not only didn’t admit the responsibility, but also claimed it as a natural disaster, called it “an act of god,” and later on claimed and blamed that the Buffalo Mining Company was a separate division altogether and that Pittston couldn’t be responsible for its actions. Furthermore, since Pittston rushed to settle the survivors with only 4000 dollars for the survivors from the flood, the survivors are angry with that. So it triggered the survivors to look for a law firm that is Arnold & Porter, and to represent them and seek for justice. After the flood, many people lose everything, and they had no choice but to accept these offers because they couldn’t wait until the lawsuit to follow through, not even guarantee that they will be compensated or win lawsuits.
He was a star, and thats such a rare thing. Shakurs notoriety among mainstream audiences had much to do with his outlaw image, which was derived in large part from his frequent and high-profile scrapes with the law. Given his upbringing, however, this was perhaps to be expected. He was in prison, he often reminded interviewers, before he was born. His mother, Afeni Shakur, was a member of the militant Black Panther movement; in 16 she and 0 others in the organization were arrested in connection with an alleged conspiracy to blow up several buildings in New York City.
By: Keyoina Hill November 29, 2011 Central Connecticut State University CRM 478-02 In the 20th Century, Bernie Madoff would be considered as one of the most deceitful criminals alive. His story made international and national headlines. It's estimated he took his investors for a cool $65 billion over the course of nearly two decades, which affected many of his clients, destroyed families lives and their savings, as well as betrayal to his own family. The scheme wasn't revealed until Madoff himself confessed his crimes; even with that being said he still doesn’t take full responsibility for his actions. Madoff himself later said he was "astonished" that the SEC failed to catch him.
During his administration, congress took a back seat. He was known as the “Trust Buster,” because he broke up many trusts that weren’t beneficial to the country (Doc. A). He got this nickname from the court case United States v. Northern Securities Company. J.P. Morgan and his companies owned a lot of railroads in the
Ray Nagin-New Orleans mayor Former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin has been convicted of bribery, money laundering, and other corruption charges (Associated Press 2014). He allegedly took thousands of dollars, went on free vacations and trips, and was given truckloads of granite for his family business (Associated Press 2014). Ray was mayor after the hectic Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Louisiana in 2005 and destroyed most of New Orleans (Associated Press 2014). He had fought so hard for the federal government to help New Orleans in their time of need, yet he was making unethical choices governing the city. I find this very interesting and disturbing since, who is to know if his fight was for the people of New Orleans or for himself and his family.
Famous author Sherman Alexie has written many short stories, two of which would be the most famous ones ,"What you pawn I will redeem" and "Indian Country". Both of these short stories by Sherman Alexie were not only both published in the New Yorker but they also share many similarities and differences In "What you pawn I will redeem", one of the big things that stuck out as a stereotype to me was the alcoholism within the story because of the fact that Native Americans are associated with alcoholism. It is a known fact that because of Native Americans not being around alcohol for generations after generations like Europeans, this made them genetically unable to handle the alcohol and gave them a even higher risk of being alcoholics. This to me is the common miss conception of Native Americans therefore creating a stereotype within the Native American culture. The setting in "What you pawn I shall redeem" is in Seattle Washington , the main character though comes from a Spokane Washington and always tells stories of how he grew up there.
Yet these truths are no solace against the kind of alienation that comes of being ever the suspect, a fearsome entity with whom pedestrians avoid making eye contact. It is not altogether clear to me how I reached the ripe old age of twenty-two without being conscious of the lethality nighttime pedestrians attributed to me. Perhaps it was because in Chester, Pennsylvania, the small, angry industrial town where I came of age in the 1960’s, I was scarcely noticeable against the backdrop of gang warfare, street knifings, and murders. I grew up one of the good boys, had perhaps a half-dozen fist fights. In retrospect, my shyness of combat has clear sources.
“Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid” Jim Jones was a monster that goes unnoticed in American history. His dictatorial actions have changed America in a powerful way. On November 18, 1978, Jones led the Jonestown massacre that left over 900 people including himself dead. However, the deaths were done willingly by his followers, making this event even more disturbing. This event definitely changed America making it the second-largest, non-natural disaster-related killing of American civilians during peacetime.
Northerners saw the Klan as an attempt to win through terrorism what they had been unable to win on the battlefield. Such a simple view did not totally explain the Klan's sway over the South, but there is little doubt that many Confederate veterans exchanged their rebel gray for the hoods and sheets of the invisible empire. The conditions in the South, immediately after the war, added to Southerners' fears and frustrations. Cities, plantations and farms were ruined; people were broke and often hungry; there was an occupation army in their midst; and Reconstruction governments threatened to seize the traditional white ruling authority. In the first few months after the fighting ended, white Southerners had to contend with the losses of life, property, and in their eyes, honor.
After he came back from Walden Pond he ran into a tax collector who asked Him to pay six years of late taxes. Henry refused because he believed his taxes were supporting the Mexican-American War and slavery. He was thrown into jail for the night where he wrought his famous essay, Civil Disobedience, which was later published. Although I don't agree with Henry for not paying his taxes, and I believe that he fought an internal war against mental illness (he may have had mental illnesses as demonstrated from him living in isolation from the world for two years, having issues with authority. Both of these are signs of schizophrenia) I have to say that the man was a hero in one aspect.