7 The Night Stalker Thestar.com Richard Ram was known as the Night Stalker and during his 8 month killing spree during the 1980’s he killed 14 victims. The self-proclaimed Satanist broke into homes, burgalured, raped, and killed, and once captured seemed to enjoy the publicity and media attention. And his crimes attracted a lot of attention. On the first day of his trial he entered the courtroom, held out his hand, which had a pentagram drawn on it, and shouted, “Hail Satan!” He never expressed any type of guilt or remorse for his crimes. After being found guilty on 13 counts of murder, 5 attempted murders, 11 sexual assaults and 14 burglaries, he was sentenced to death.
One of the women was raped and the other two were assaulted, but escaped before they were raped. Based on the descriptions and the similarities of the attacks, Los Angeles police concluded that the same person committed all three attacks—the victims all were attacked at about 6 a.m. by a man with a knife as they walked to a bus stop. The police soon focused on 29-year-old Luis Vargas because he had a single teardrop tattoo under his left eye. All three victims identified Vargas in photo lineups, although with less than 100 percent certainty. Vargas was arrested on 07/21/1998.
The Central Park Five is a documentary film that was produced by Ken Burns in the year of 2012. This documentary tells the story of five black teenage boys whose lives were changed forever when they were falsely convicted and imprisoned for brutally beating and raping a woman jogging in Central Park on the night of April 19, 1989. By creating this film, the filmmakers allowed the young men to share with the public their own accounts of that horrific night. The film exposed not only police intimidation, but the lack of evidence used to convict the five boys. Through blurbs of different newscast shown in the documentary, the viewer was also able to get a glimpse of how the crime brought about a cultural diversity causing extreme violence to erupt
The black woman punched, bit, and head butted the white woman yelling, "I'll cut you up white girl." Chicago police stated that the black woman, Peterson, was later charged with five felonies: unlawful vehicular invasion, robbery, aggravated battery in a public place, mob action and hate crime. The article doesn't stay exactly why Peterson attacked the white woman, but it is apparent that it resulted in charges of a hate crime. I think law enforcement made the right decision to charge her with a hate crime. Personally, with little evidence given, it doesn't seem that the white woman did anything wrong, therefore she was attacked for no
The Film Boys Don’t Cry Boys Don’t Cry is a film directed by Kimberly Pierce and adapted from a true story of Brandon Teena. Brandon was 21 a female to male transsexual who was brutally raped and killed in the year 1993, outside the Falls City, Nebraska. Being a female to a male transgendered individual, Brandon was escaping from the gender and sexuality restrictions that were present in his hometown. He moved to Nebraska where he was involved with Lana Tisdel, who was unaware that Brandon was transgendered. After his sexuality is discovered, Brandon is beaten and raped by Tom and John.
Was giving Brock Turner a six-month jail term a right thing to do? This question lingered in many people’s mind after The Stanford University rape case became a high-profile case. The case caused a national upheaval after the judge decided to give Brock Turner, the former Stanford University swimmer a 6-month jail sentence after sexually assaulting an unconscious woman. In addition, Turner was released after serving only three months in jail despite being found guilty. Turner was charged with the assault of “Emily Doe” while she was unconscious.
On March 25, 1931, nine African American teens ranging from ages 9-18 were accused of the rape of two white teens. The boys even faced a lynch mob at one point, and was almost given the death penalty. These teens were seen to be victims of the injustice of Jim Crow laws. In Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a mockingbird Tom Robinson further represents the injustice of Jim Crow laws. He is faced with the crime of an alleged rape.
Thesis From the mid 1910s to the early 1960s there were many riots that occured, because of racial tensions built up between the the whites and the blacks world wide. Coming from Will Brown being accused of rapping a young white girl, and to Eugene Williams having rocks thrown at him causing him to drown. Segregation at this time was unjustified due to racism still being heavily considered as the right thing to do. These riots caused the United States to be even more segregated, due to unequal rights and no laws being created at the time to help and protect African Americans. During these riots there were cases of police brutality and whites being able to do whatever they choose to do, because they felt as if it was a justified reason to stop the African Americans from rioting.
The people who make up society tend to overlook the reality of what the world once was and what it continues to be. To Kill a Mockingbird is not just a novel that tells a story of what a young girl’s life was like as a child, but also tells the story of the violations of humanity. Mayella Ewell, a white woman, kissed Tom Robinson, a black man. Feeling ashamed of her actions, she accused him of rape. Because he was a black man accused of rape, he was found guilty and sentenced to death in prison.
When cops use their full force they end up hurting and even worse killing innocent victims. 12-year-old named Tamir Rice was almost beaten to death because a Cleveland police officer confused his toy gun to real one. Tamir’s 14-year-old sister was also abused physically by the Cleveland police officer and did nothing wrong: “The 14-year old sister of Tamir Rice was pushed to the ground, handcuffed and then shoved into the back of a patrol car as her 12-year-old brother lay dying after being shot by a Cleveland police officer who mistook his toy gun for a real one,” (www.alternet.org). Just because they're cops doesn’t mean they have the right to use their full force on