In Salem, Massachusetts strange laws were made when thehunting of ³witches´ began. They believed moles were signs of witches¶ mark and those whowere thought to be a witch was hung and killed. Thus, the Salem witchcraft trials and the Stonorebellion both politically and socially reflected tensions in colonial society.Socially, the class divisions played a huge role in the tensions in colonial society. Slaveswere being treated as property and not as living things and these African Americans did not likeit. So In South Carolina, a group of slaves (about 20) gathered by the Stono River and revolted.These slaves raided firearms shop and killed 20 whites colonists while marching south towardsSt.
In the case of the West Memphis Three, the prime suspect in the murder of the young boys, Damian Echols stated, “I wore black and was rumoured to worship Satan, and I was the perfect target when the police ran out of leads” (A Most Heinous Crime Fiona Steel.2003 <http://www.crimelibrary.com/notoriousmurders/famous/memphis/suspect_4.html>). By standing out for dressing different from the norm Damian and the other suspects were often
Later, as an adult, he created an audacious plan to gather many slaves and give them weapons to start a series of revolts. His plan backfired when slaves refused to revolt. I’m sure that they feared the repercussions of the plan failing and being punished or even feared dying as a result of the revolt. Because he felt so strongly, Brown went through with his plan, but ultimately, was captured and executed with charges of treason and murder. His plan did not work out as he had anticipated; however, the news of this event did stir the nation.
His new neighbor, Sam Carr, had a black Labrador named Harvey, who Berkowitz believed was also possessed. He eventually shot the dog, but that did not offer him relief because he had come to believe that Sam Carr was possessed by the most powerful demon of them all, possibly Satan himself. Nightly the demons screamed at Berkowitz to go kill, their thirst for blood unquenchable. The Arrest of the Son of Sam : Berkowitz was eventually caught after receiving a parking ticket at the time and near the place of the Moskowitz murder. That evidence along with letters he wrote to Carr and the Cassaras, his military background, his appearance, and an arson incident, led police to his door.
Harper’s Ferry, was the first target in Brown’s war for slave liberation. His plan was to steal arms and kill any slave holders. Brown’s whole mission was to end slavery and to let people know that slavery was a sin. Brown leads 21 men to battle and they capture some slave owners, hoping that the slaves would join in and help. They thought wrong and the slaves were no extra help, and no sooner militiamen capture Brown and kill his son.
That would prove to be a very effective tactic of fear and intimidation. The Ku Klux Klan would go after leaders of churches and community groups as well. They conducted a mass murder of many Blacks as a means to maintain White control. They would attack houses and burn them without caring if there were people occupying them. They would drive off successful Black farmers from their lands.
Maria Everson Zaborsky Infamous Crime Cases An infamous case that was solved by forensic evidence was the Theodore Robert "Ted" Bundy case. He was an American serial killer, rapist, kidnapper, and necrophile. He assaulted many women and girls killing between 30-40 people throughout seven different states, which Ted Bundy confessed to. He also cut the head of 12 victims off and kept the head in his house as a memory to always have, he would also kill women and later return to the crime scene to have intercourse with the body until it began to rot or was destructed by wild animals. In 1975 Ted was arrested in Utah but was released due to the little evidence, Two years later was convicted of kidnapping and escaped.
Racism is used when Mayella, a character in this story, accuses Tom Robinson, a local black man, of rape. Also, the Lynch Mob was an example of racism because they had gone to the jail where they were holding Tom to kill him. Courthouse segregation was another example. The blacks could only sit on the balcony during court hearings. When Tom was accused of rape, this was the most racist point in the book to me.
However, behind this facade Mobutu in a brutal bid to keep his power executed rivals, detained plotters and lured back exiled rebels to kill and torture them. Butcher also created an outfit for Mobutu’s doppelganger “with his leopard skin hat” showing the two very different personalities of Mobutu and his showmanship. Mobutu used his charm and promises to gain the most influential position as the Congo’s leader; the power he received corrupted him bringing out the darkness within him and led to the Congo and its people being worse off “his showmanship could not disguise the corrosive effect his rule had”. Butcher actually references this similarity between Mobutu and Kurtz quoting Mobutu when he
A particular group of people in this immense subculture of the drug dealers like Ray engage in violence to gain respect. In in research of Respect, Philippe Bourgois explores in depth about this subculture and examines why the drug dealers choose to live in the way they did and how their occupation is not only a personal choice but also society’s contribution. The amount of drug dealers or crack houses was an indirect result of the lost jobs in Harlem.