There are about 5,000 to 8,000 members in the U.S. today. Trial of Josephus Anderson was when an African American was charged with murder of a white police officer. The local KKK was upset because they didn’t reach a verdict, they believed that they couldn’t because some of the jury members were African American On May 17th, 2000, the FBI announced the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Bombing was done by the KKK splinter group (Cahaba Boys). There were 4 men involved Robert Chambliss, Herman Cash, Thomas Blanton and Bobby Cherry. Cash was dead, Blanton and Cherry were arrested.
First, Richardson noticed the neighbor’s house burning. He then ran and kicked down the door and rescued a 3 year old girl, and then called the police.The girl’s mother was found inside. She seemed to have been raped and beaten to death (Gzedit). This shows how Richardson became a suspect, since he was at the scene at when the police arrived. Next, Richardson suspects that Fred hid the evidence.
The Infamous Mystery of the Zodiac Killer “I am not sick. I am insane.” This bone chilling statement was spoken by the famous Zodiac. The Zodiac was a murderer from the late 1960s to early 1970s who was known for messing with the cops. There have been many theories as to who he was, the actual identity remains a mystery to this day. Ross Sulivan and Earl Best are two suspects surrounding the mystery behind the Zodiac Killer.
The Seven Days is a fictitious group that only pertains to the context of the novel, however, the events they seek to retribution for are real incidents in history. As seen by the reader later in the chapter, Guitar tries to raise the necessary funds to extract revenge on a church bombing that killed four African-American children. This bombing is an illustration of the 16th Street Baptist church bombing, which took place in Birmingham, Alabama on the 15th of September,
Should attorneys use a confession from a client use that confession to free the wrongly convicted person from prison? According to court documents on January 11, 1982 a security guard for McDonalds in Chicago, Ill by the name of Lloyd Wyckliffe was killed; later police arrested Alton Logan after acting on a tip that he was the shooter (People v. Logan, 1991). Alton was convicted of murder by a jury and sentenced to life in prison. However, Alton was innocent and only three people knew of his innocence of murdering the security guard. The first person was the one who did the killing his name was Andrew Wilson.
Death is the irreducible common denominator of all men.” Martin Luther King Jr. This was taken from a eulogy about those who died as a result from the 1963 Birmingham Church bombings. The civil rights movement in 1963 was just blossoming and national awareness of the injustice in the south was not stellar. The bombings helped to bring awareness of the racial injustice in the south. The Church Bombings can be summed up into three main events, the background of the bombing, the events of the bombing itself and the significance it had towards the civil rights cause.
Mass incarceration is the way that the United States has locked up millions of people over the last forty years using unnecessary and disproportionate policies. Contrary to popular belief, this is racially fueled as most of these policies saw to it that blacks and latinos be locked up for longer than their white peers and for smaller crimes. These racist roots within the system can be traced back to when the first slave ship arrived in the US. But our first major prison boom was seen after the American Civil war. I know that the Civil War was far more than forty years ago.
For example, in April of 1920, two anarchists were accused of murdering two men during an armed robbery at a shoe factory in Braintree, Massachusetts. The two anarchists were Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti. Many citizens believed that Sacco and Vanzetti 's main goal was to promote violent warfare against oppressive governments. They were arrested, charged with a wage of robbery, and placed on trial for their crime of murder. At the end of the trial, both were found guilty and executed.
Jeff Wallenfeldt, the author of the article published on Britannica, wrote, “Although many Angelenos in the late 20th century prided themselves on their city’s ethnic diversity, there was a strong feeling on Los Angeles’s minority communities that the city’s predominantly white police force practiced racial profiling and engaged in racist brutality against African Americans and Hispanics” (Wallenfeldt). CNN reported that five days after the riots started, over 50 people were dead and approximately 2,000 injured. The damage from the riot was estimated to cost around one billion dollars (“Los Angeles Riots Fast Facts”). Many felt that the authority should not have beat him and that it was not right of them to do so. Because of how they felt, it caused a large violent protest to fight for what they felt was
The individuals that chose to act against the minorities are the people who would decide to join the Ku Klux Klan. Members of the Klan tried dispose of any power and benefits the blacks and other minorities were given throughout history. They had all different methods, from burning down homes to murder, that they would use to terrorize the blacks, Jews, and others. What reasoning did the members of the Ku Klux Klan have for behaving with such violence? The Ku Klux Klan felt that they ought to have power and predominance over all other races, and that was reason enough for them.