A 20-year-old college student had killed a woman at his Ladera Ranch home and had set out on a killing spree that stretched through the heart of Orange County. He had killed a businessman and stole his BMW. A few minutes later, he killed a plumber and took a work truck. He shot randomly at the morning commuters on the 55 Freeway, which had hit at least three cars. The authorities were surprised at the "senseless violence," which had spanned about 25 miles.
The murder of Emmett Louis Till For many, the murder of Emmett Louis Till does not sound familiar but what happened to him in 1955 astonished the nation, and caused shockwaves, tremor, and that still echo today. Emmett Louis Till was only 14 when he got kidnapped, torture, then shot in the head. He was murdered in Mississippi for whistling at a young white woman in a shop. The two white men, Roy Bryant, and his half-brother, J.W Milam were put on trial for the killing and kidnapping of Emmett but despite the strong evidence against them an all-white jury acquitted them after one hour. "He was the center of attraction.
Andrew Jackson started to run for president and used his background as the foundation to his campaign. “As President Andrew Jackson himself declared, he governed on behalf of ‘the humble members of society – the farmers, mechanics, and laborers.’“ (Tindall 294) This outlook on the public got him the votes he needed to become the seventh president of the United States. He was the first president to invite the public to his inauguration. “The new president curried the support of the masses. Senator Daniel Webster scoffed at the huge, unruly crowd attending Jackson’s inauguration:
For example, he first started steeling in small place like supermarkets event if he had money,, then, it trills him to kill, he was expecting from six to twelve person in the Clutters’ house (see page 234), and as he repeats over and over, no witnesses (see page 233). 3) Was justice served in the end? Explain. I do think justice was served, because even if Agent Dewey worked hard with his team, they had not abandoned the case. Also, Perry and Dick weren’t judged like mentally ill person even thought their lawyer called twice some psychiatrists to make some reports.
Research Paper November 23, 2013 George Washington Carver Throughout the late 1800s there were many up-and-coming inventors who had much to do with the development of today’s society. One of which was George Washington Carver. G.W. Carver was born in 1864 on the Moses plantation in Diamond Grove, Missouri. When he was only a boy he and his mother were kidnapped from the farm and taken away to Arkansas.
The sergeant kicked and ended up slamming into Peekay’s jaw. He later made up a story that blamed the injury on Doc. A similar event occurred in the news a few days ago. A man named Walter Scott was running away from an officer named Michel Slager. The officer shot Walter eight times and killed him.
In Cold Blood 4 “Dick wasn’t even in the same room. He only run in when he heard them struggling. Dick was carrying his shotgun, and how he described it was: ‘Smitty took my shotgun and just blew that man’s head off.’ And he says, ‘Dad, I ought to have grabbed back the gun and shot Smitty dead. Killed him ‘fore he killed the rest of the family.’ (page 259) I picked this quote before I finished the book. So it seemed to me that there were conflicting accounts of the way the Clutter family died.
Rodney King had reached a settlement worth 4 million dollars and later on two of the four officers were sent to prison and the other two were acquitted. In TKAM Tom Robinson was sentenced to prison for alleged rape and was sentenced for death. Tom Robinson’s trial wasn’t really a fair one because the whole jury was twelve white men which were biased toward the victim. Tom Robinson was sent to a local prison house to be detained until he goes to the federal prison but he escaped that night and was shot by one of the officers in charge there while he was running. Tom Robinson’s case was an example of injustice due to the fact that the jurors had not gathered any evidence that proved Tom Robinsons guilt, Atticus had proved the court wrong but that was not enough for a racist and biased group of jurors to allow Tom Robinson to leave freely.
John Brown and his sons headed toward Pottawatomie Creek for revenge in 1856. When they got there they killed five men who were associated with the territorial courts. Kansas was nicknamed “Bleeding Kansas” because of the events that happened there. Years later in 1859 John Brown, who was now known as hero for he did not personally kill anyone, organized a new raid. People were afraid of John Brown since he had already organized a brutal attack year earlier, so he had few followers.
It split as new militant groups formed, where leaders believed non-violence was useless, and they had to fight with violence. These groups included the Black Muslins and the Black Panther Movement in 1966, they believed in Black Separatism and were against King. In the 20th century, life had already changed a lot, but there were still problems. For example, in 1998, three White men linked to the Klu Klux Klan chained a disabled Black man to the back of their truck and dragged him along a country road until he died. Then, in February 2000, four New York policemen were found innocent of the murder of a Black suspect.