The three police officers who beat Rodney King were, Laurence Powell, Theodore Briceno, and Timothy Wind. During the beating a man who was standing on his property recorded the police officers beating Rodney King. The video is eighty-nine seconds long and in the video, it has the police beating King with batons and kicking him after he was incapable of resisting arrest. The riots started on April 29, 1992,
On December 14, 2012, Adam Lanza, 20-year-old resident of Newtown, Connecticut, shot and killed 20 children and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary. Before going to the elementary, Lanza shot and killed his mother in their home. Once police officers arrived at the school, Lanza shot himself in the head, dying immediately (Jordan 2014). This has been one of the most fatal school shootings in the United States, second only to the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting, claiming 33 lives. The incident at Sandy Hook began at 9:35 a.m. and Lanza fired the final bullet to the back of his own head at 9:40 a.m according to the State’s Attorney Report (Sedensky 2013).
This is shown in current examples like department sales, evacuations, and teens being pressured into drinking or smoking (Smith). Mob mentality is a dark part of the United States history. An event that demonstrates this is the lynching of Tom Ship and Abe Smith that occurred in Marion, Louisiana on the night of August 6th, 1930. A mob broke out due to the shooting of Mr.Deter who was a 24 year old white man. Tom, Abe, and one other man were jailed for the crime without substantial evidence.
Conflict arose while many confrontations occurred between the Canadian forces and the members of the resistance. Riel and his men captured and arrested 48 of the government’s men in Fort Garry and sentenced “one particularly defiant man named Thomas Scott” (Smith, 1995) to death. According to Thomas (1982) the death of Scott was soon forgotten in the settlement, but in Ontario “the “murder” became a major issue”. He also wrote that it was Riel’s one great political blunder. Thomas (1982) specified that Riel promised to release all the other prisoners held at Upper Fort Garry.
In Monster the story follows the process that sixteen year old Steve is facing when he is accused of assisting in a robbery turned murder. In “Murder on Sunday Morning” the documentary follows the trials of Brenton, a fifteen year old who is being charged for first degree murder and robbery. In both trials Brenton and Steve were treated unjustly by law enforcement. Brenton claimed he was hit by a detective, while Steve was overhearing security bet over his trial. In Steve’s
Or we be chillin’ in front of the store, [they] get out checking everybody” (Brunson 2007:84). Experiences such as these have led to a domino effect in the African-American community, where if one person has a negative personal experience with the police it will be shared with friends and family and they will also have disdain for law enforcement. To them, the police do not see high hopes for African Americans. “If an African American had fancy clothes or had a lot of money their first thought would not be that this person worked hard but more along the lines of this person has been selling drugs” (Brunson 2007:85). Also, the police officers are seen as crooked by African Americans because they have been known as lawbreakers instead of law-enforcers (Brunson 2007:85).
Lumet not only shows the theme of hopelessness in the struggle for civil rights, but also in the people’s and Sonny’s view of attitude to the police officers. In the beginning, the first time that Sonny goes out side he starts screaming “Attica! Attica!” (Lumet 0 : : ). The people started screaming with Sonny and agreeing with Sonny. Attica was a prison riot that happened in 1971 where police killed 43 trying to stop the riot.
One of the problems Texas faces in today’s life is that there are many brutal police officers. In Texas, there has been a great deal of many police officers taking advantage of their position in law. Starting with fatal shootings that have left citizens dead, physical abuse such as punching citizens to lay on the floor to get handcuffed without getting mirandize, and vulgar language used when arresting citizen. This furthermore proves that Texas has problem police officers. In March 2013, a twenty-five year old, Allen Flanagan was shot seven times by a Dallas Texas police officer Clark Staller.
Flooding social media and America television numerous amount of American are being killed by the hands of police. All of these unarmed killing made American furious and started a nationwide protest. From a seven-year-old girl name Aiyana Jones from Detroit, Michigan to a sixty-eight-year-old name Kenneth Chamberlain from White Plains, New York. Both was killed by hands of police both Aiyana jones and Kenneth Chamberlain was killed inside their home by police. American question why does officers use lethal force when they have Taser gun, pepper spray, and a knight stick.
In court, the officer had claimed Nick had punched his face multiple times but didn’t have any pictures to show evidence of his beat-up face. The jury felt the police officer was lying. Therefore, this case was acquitted. The following week his next trial began for the murder of Mrs. Craig. No one in the court room could look at Yarris, because they felt he had killed her.
The acquittal of Jeronimo Yanez sparked protests from thousands of people in the St. Paul area. Yanez, a police officer, shot and killed an African-American man, Philando Castle last July. Yanez faced the charge manslaughter among other offences. Yanez cleared of all charges On Friday, Yanez was cleared of all the charges related to Castile’s killing. Philando Castile was shot dead by Yanez during a traffic stop, last year in July.
Many don’t speck of this reality many people of color are facing today. Many are oblivious to what is going on because main stream media will never talk about issues like this. People of color are convicted of minor crimes that go ignored when whites commit the same crime and the punishment is not as harsh. These mass incarcerations can be seen as a system to control people of color, minorities, and poor whites in order to benefit the rich. There should be a law that prohibits harsh punishments for minor misdemeanors.
Desma Hamilton Mr. Swartzendruber American History 21 August 2015 We’ve heard many stories about police shooting people… and this is another one of those cases. In St. Louis this week, Mansur Ball-Bey, an 18 year old, was shot in the back after getting into a disagreement with local officers. It’s said that officers were carrying out a search warrant in the north part of the city when two men ran out the back of a house. According to Dotson, the chief of police, Ball-Bey had turned and pointed at a gun, therefore causing the officers to fire. Ball-Bey was shot in the back and pronounced dead on the scene.
Charged in the murder of a local boxing legend, Tycorion Davis, 18, was arrested after a Crime Stoppers tip helped to put him behind bars. Former boxer O 'Neil "Supernova" Bell died as a result of a random street robbery, and police are seeking four men accused of his murder. The robbery occurred in southwest Atlanta after O 'Neil Bell stepped off a bus, right before the day of Thanksgiving. As a result of the robbery, Bell died when he attempted to fight back, and they left another person injured. Investigators of criminal law have called it an opportunistic crime, and police put out surveillance footage to solve the case.