After the death of Prince this month on April 21st, so much has been said and written about him that one has to sort through all of the information and find the true facts. He was an extremely private person even though he was such a huge celebrity. The one true fact that can not be disputed is that Prince Rogers Nelson was one of the most naturally gifted and talented musicians the world has ever seen. Was he a hero? You decide.
Bill Nelson – Democratic Senator From Florida William (“Bill”) Nelson II is a United States Senator from the state of Florida. He is 73 years of age, and has held office in the Senate since 2001, beginning at the age of 59. Nelson is a “true son of Florida” (“U.S. Senator Bill Nelson”).
Duvall is one of five kids, raised by single mother. The title of the book, “Dear or in Prison”, comes from an argument Duvall had with his uncle after he was caught stealing his drunk uncle’s wallet, who them proceeded to beat him and say, “Keep on doin’ this and you will be dead or in prison by the time you’re thirteen” (vi); . Duvall makes a point to mention that he was very close with his grandparents, who taught him many valuable lessons. The beginning of Duvall’s delinquent behavior began before the age of seven when he began stealing food and candy then stealing money and possessions from anyone. These actions earned Duvall respect within his crew, whom knew he was trouble and not to be messed with.
Willie Sutton wasn’t a typical thug. He was instead described by those he encountered as polite and even a gentleman. During his forty-year robber career he stole an estimated two million dollars, and he eventually spent more than half of his adult life in prison and escaped three times.(“Willie Sutton.” Willie Sutton , FBI.). He was known for executing robberies in disguises, he gained two nicknames, "Willie the Actor"
It’s a Hard-Knock Life for Perry Smith Loyola University psychologist James Garbarino once said, “Most of these killers are best understood as untreated, traumatized children who inhabit and control the minds, hearts, and bodies of adult men.” This quote relates to Truman Capote’s most complex character, Perry Smith, in the novel, In Cold Blood, as he did not have a very great childhood. As a child, he has witnessed constant violence and he was neglected multiple times. When Perry was young, he witnessed his father brutally abuse his mother which ultimately led to his parent’s divorce. Also, throughout his childhood, Perry ended up in a series of orphanages and Salvation Army homes because of his mother’s drinking problem.
He started to get into trouble as a young boy when he started hanging out with the wrong crowds. As a young kid he went by the name “Johnnie”. He started getting into trouble by doing pranks on people in his neighborhood, and local corner stores around. He then started to get into petty theft stealing candy bars, gum and other food items. He then got into a street gang called “the Dirty Dozen”.
In 1934 ,November 14 an ordinary child was conceived with a soon to be world changing child. This child would grow up under harsh conditions that created a monster out of him. Experiencing life as abandoned and alone the young boy found crime to be his only way of expressing himself. Beginning a life filled with petty crimes the boy spent time incarcerated. The petty crimes soon proved to not be enough as the boy and his group conducted acts of pure hatred.
Notorious around America for his description as a ruthless outlaw and a sly fugitive, William H. Bonney, or better known as Billy the Kid, rose to popularity in Lincoln County, New Mexico. The majority have heard the story of the Kid and his various adventures with his gang, nevertheless, most forget the fact that he began as a normal kid, with a normal life before exceeding his limit around the age of sixteen and committing his first murder. While Billy the Kid became one of the most well known fugitives during the time of the Lincoln County War, he was not one of the most significant. In fact, the War’s outcome would have arguably remained the way it is, with the exception of an increase in Regulator deaths and decrease in sheriff fatalities
But Robs desperate attempts to make money caused him to make some dangerous choices that came with consequences. “Once you get in, it 's hard to get out.” (Chapter: 9 Pg. 228) Robert had to face some difficult challenges along the way that involved him getting involved with people who were dangerous and sneaky. In order to make money he went through jobs quickly so he could earn money he also sold pot and guns just to get by.
After luring the boy off the playground with bribery of buying him something from the store, one of the three suspects named Boone-Doty led him to an ally. At this time is when 9-year old Tyshawn Lee was shot several times at close range. The autopsy showed Lee had tried blocking one of the shots which took off part of his thumb. He also received shot grazes to
Born in 1941 in Chicago, Illinois, Emmett Louis Till was raised by his single mother who was an extraordinary woman. She defied social constraints and discrimination she faced as an African American. At the age of six, Till was diagnosed with polio which left him with a permanent stutter, but that never stopped his positive attitude. Nicknamed Bobo, was well liked and those who knew him described him as responsible and funny. He also liked to joke and play around with his friends.
Black Warrior River, named after Chief Tushkalusa, is very important to the Alabama community. It spans 300 miles, starting from the Appalachian Highlands to the Tombigbee River. The river serves as a good source of drinking water and hydroelectric power. It flows through more than 17 counties and gives water to surrounding communities such as Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Bessemer, Cullman, Jasper, and Oneonta. The river houses “over one million residents” (cite). This river, that is a lifeline for the communities of Alabama, would be no where without the help of the Riverkeepers.
Billy Barker was a sailor from Cambridge shire, England who struck gold in 1862. Billy was Born in England around 1819 as he grew up he Worked with his father as a waterman cutting and logging trees, and working for a sawmill. In 1845 railroads started taking over and the work slowed down in England Billy was losing jobs and money became scarce so he went to North America in search of a new job to keep his funds up. In 1850 Billy worked on a California gold mine in a small town called Lillooet, not having much luck in finding gold so in 1862 Billy barker moved to the area near Richfield to work on several mines that he owned.