Murray Federal Building October 19, 2012 The Murrah federal bombing was the most vicious attack on American land until the September 11, 2001 attacks. The bombing took place in downtown Oklahoma City in the spring of 1995. The bombing took 168 lives, which included children that were under the age of 6 and it injured more than 680 people in total. Due to the blast around 324 buildings were destroyed and 86 cars were burned. The bomb cost a near $650 million dollars worth of damage.
After the waves washed the oil out to sea and in to shore, killing millions of marine organisms and birds it became the number one oil spill in the world in terms of damage to the environment. The ship was under control of Joseph Jeffrey Hazelwood who was seen in a local bar several hours after the accident. After a blood test showed alcohol in his blood he
Felisha Khooblall Criminology – Reaction Paper “Tracy Thurman Case” The Tracy Thurman Case was in the 1980s. Between November of 1982 and June 1983, Tracy Thurman was stalked and attacked by her estranged husband Charles Thurman. She was brutally attacked by Charles, stabbing her multiple times, kicking her and stomping on her skull. Due to the amount of damage done to her, she was turned into a quadriplegic. During the attack, the police allowed her husband to wander around for 25 minutes and watched as he continued to attack her.
The local forces attacked the Presidential Palace, the National Radio Station, the U.S. embassy and other principal targets. When the Communist’s high command realized that the military objectives were not being met, they halted further attacks. Sporadic fighting continued in Saigon until March 8. Some sections of the city were left badly damaged by the combat and U.S. retaliatory air and artillery strikes. The Chinese district of Cholon suffered with hundreds of civilians killed in the American counter attacks.” (First Battle) “On March 16, 1968, U.S. Army forces conducted a mass murder of hundreds of unarmed citizens in South Vietnam.
Pelsaert, being the commandeer went to seek help from the port of Batavia with 30 others at his side as it was some 1,200 miles away. They left behind 268 castaways including Jacobsz and Cornelisz. In the first week many people died of starvation and thirst. Then Cornelisz constructed plan and convinced a small group of followers that there only chance of survival was to kill off everyone else and wait for Pelsaert to return and set off with the rescue vessel or if he didn’t return they would just build a new ship out of the wreckage. After moving a group of 45 soldiers to a nearby island under false pretences Cornelisz’ followers began to kill off people that posed a threat to them or caused any trouble.
President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated on Friday, November 22nd 1963 at 12:30 p.m in the Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas. John Kennedy had many people with reason to kill him and in the leading six months to his death he received over 400 threats, a few of which were serious enough to change his security routine. Ultimately president Kennedy was shot in the head and throat with three bullets in his open topped car by Lee Harvey Oswald but the question that still remains today is who hired Oswald to kill JFK. The Mafia John Fitzgerald Kennedy murder may have been organized by the new Orleans mafia boss Carlos Marcello. The motive would be that despite the mafia’s major role in Kennedy getting elected, the president had Marcello deported just after he entered into office.
To what extent are government cutbacks to blame for the 2011 London Riots? The 2011 London Riots were one of the biggest displays of civil unrest in the UK for 30 years and saw arson, looting and violence spread across the UK. More than 3000 people were arrested in connection with these riots; some as young as eleven years old. Mark Duggan was shot dead by police in Tottenham, which caused anger from local residents and acted as a catalyst for the riots to begin. The rioting and violence then spread to other parts of London and quickly extended to further areas of the UK .
Kent State University was placed in an international spotlight after the tragic end to an anti-war demonstration. The divisive effect to the calamity was predominately evident on college campuses across the United States, as a nationwide strike was provoked. According to a scientific study by the Urban Institute in May of 1970, “the Kent State massacre was the single factor which triggered the only national student strike in US history.”(Katsiaficas) Ultimately, nearly five million American students joined the growing strike. By mid-May, more than five hundred colleges and universities were closed, immediately followed by four hundred more by the end of May, 1970. “Approximately eighty percent of U.S. colleges and
Is the 2nd Amendment Worth Saving? Is the 2nd Amendment Worth Saving? “Good people don’t need laws to tell them to act responsibly… and bad people will find a way around the laws.” – Plato “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants” - Thomas Jefferson “The Constitution preserves the advantage of being armed, which Americans possess over the people of almost every nation… (Where) the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.” - James Madison -The Federalist Sandy Hook: Littleton, Colorado (Columbine): Newtown, Connecticut. These names strike fear in to anyone who was alive to hear about them as they happened. These were mass shootings in very public places, schools.
Fort Hood Shooting On November 5, 2009 in the Fort Hood army base a gunman opened fire at the Soldier Readiness Center, killing 13 people and wounding 30 others. The alleged gunman, Major Nidal Malik Hasan, a U.S. Army psychiatrist, was shot by civilian police officers and was seriously injured. Following the incident, Hasan was hospitalized, initially on a ventilator, under heavy guard. According to eyewitnesses he opened fire with two handguns at soldiers processing through cubicles in the center and on a crowd gathered 30 minutes before a scheduled college graduation ceremony in a nearby theater. At the start of the attack, Hasan reportedly jumped up on a desk and shouted "Allahu Akbar!"