The train suddenly stopped and Nannie was thrown forward hitting her head on a metal bar in front of her. For countless years after, Nannie suffered from severe headaches, blackouts and battled depression. She blamed these incidents on the accident that happened on the train prior. As Nannie and her three sisters hit their teenage years, their father did not allow them to wear make or attractive clothing. This was so that they were not portrayed as promiscuous.
James Minor Mr. Jones English 1420 22, June, 2014 Making the decision to put a person to death for a murder he/she committed can be very serious. That is why when I read the article about a 16 year old boy who had killed his mother, had a party and sold items from the house, I was in total disbelief. This behavior is totally unacceptable. The boy, whose name is Kitt, and his 3 year old brother were both in the home when the murder had taken place. According to relatives who lived nearby, Kitt had been upset because his mother had sent him off to boot camp weeks prior.
His mother spent time in jail, she was an excessive drinker, and she often abandoned a young Manson to go out. He was soon placed in public institutions, and beginning at the age of nine, he was caught up in many petty crimes and sent to boys reformatories. Manson was said to do good work at school, but only when he could see there was something in it for him. He showed many sociopathic tendancies as a young child an teen, and a psychiatrist said he would one day become a "fairly slick institutionalised youth". Later in his life, Manson was found to have raped another boy whilst holding a razor to his throat, he spent a good part of the 50s and 60s in prisons.
Malcolm X began his life with a negative outlook on whites. When he was a small boy living in Omaha, NB, the Ku Klux Klan vandalized his family’s home and a little later on he watched white men burn his house down. Malcolm’s baptist preacher father, Earl was murdered and the agency did not believe Malcolm’s mother, Louise was able to take care of her children. Malcolm along with his siblings were sent to a variety of foster homes.
As Malcolm bounced around from home to home, he was expelled from school at thirteen and was sent to live in a detention home.
X Malcolm Little was born on May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska at a very young age lost his father, Earl Little an outspoken Baptist minister and avid supporter of Black Nationalist Leather Markus Garvey. Earl’s civil rights activism prompted death threats from the white supremacist organization Black Legion. Because of the threats his family received, they had to move to Lansing, Michigan and in 1929 his home was burned to the ground. Two years later his father’s body was found across the towns trolley tracks. His mother Louise Norton Little was a homemaker, suffered emotional breakdown because of her husband’s horrible death and was committed to a mental institution.
But then tragedy struck when Michael and Gary’s mother met a man who then became their step father. Michael was constantly abused and molested by their step father. It all went downhill from there; Michael slowly started to drift in insanity. One cold dark night Michael snuck into his mother’s bedroom and placed a knife to his step father’s neck and cut off his head and right leg and disposed of the body under his bed. Then one morning Michaels’ mother was cleaning his room and she found the body of the step father and knowing what Michael has done she killed herself not being able to live with what he had done.
Dahmer was paroled from the work release camp two months early, and he soon moved into a new apartment. Shortly thereafter, he began a string of murders that ended with his arrest in 1991 (Wikipedia, June 2009. Jeffrey Dahmer: Early Life). As early as 1989, when Jeff was facing sentencing for child molestation, Lionel felt that his "son would never be more than he seemed to be — a liar, an alcoholic, a thief, an exhibitionist, a molester of children. I could not imagine how he had become such a ruined soul... For the first time, I no longer believed that my efforts and resources alone would be enough to save my son.
Charles, then 31, stated that he had been a drug addict since the age of 16. While the case was dismissed because of the manner in which the evidence was obtained, Charles's situation did not improve until a few years later. Individuals such as Quincy Jones and Reverend Henry Griffin felt that those around Charles were responsible for his drug use. By 1964 Charles' drug addiction caught up with him and he was arrested for possession of marijuana and heroin. Following a self-imposed stay at St. Francis Hospital in Lynwood, California, Charles received five years' probation.
Holden Canfield’s root of his problem was caused by death of his brother Allie. “I was only thirteen, and they were going to have me psychoanalyzed and all, because I broke all the windows in the garage. I don't blame them. I really don't. I slept in the garage the night he died, and I broke all the goddam windows with my fist, just for the hell of it.
My father continued to make speeches in favour of UNIA and in 1929 the family house was attacked by members of the Black Legion, a militant group that had broken away from the Ku Klux Klan. "Shortly after my youngest sister was born came the nightmare night of 1929, my earliest vivid memory. I remember being suddenly snatched awake into a frightening confusion of pistol shots and shouting and smoke and flames. My father had shouted and shot at the two white men who had set the fire and were running away. Our home was burning down around us.