The second reason Tom and Huck should have told the police that Injun Joe killed Mr. Robinson was that Injun Joe should not have been able to run the streets a mad, malevolent murderer. If Joe was capable of killing Mr. Robinson surely he could kill someone else without a second thought. Murderers shouldn’t be able to run free because they feel as if they got away with it, that it’s ok, or that they could do it again and get away with
He said he wasn’t going to let anyone jump/scare him again like that ever again. “Not over his dead body were they ever going to scare him like that again.” This tells us that whoever it is who jumps him will be the next one dead. Which is evidence to why he killed Bob. Bob didn’t actually jump them, but Johnny was afraid that he was going to get beat up again the same way he was found last time.
Racial profiling is a serious problem as we have witnessed in the last few years in cases such as Oscars, Trayvon Martin and Sandra Bland. An even more serious issue is the ability of our law enforcement to get away with such heinous crimes. Oscar was guilty of committing a crime by fighting, yes, but the officer did not know who the suspect was and assumed Oscar was involved. Once he made the assumption of Oscar’s involvement, he then proceeded to speak toward Oscar with uneasiness and prejudice. From what the film shows, there were no witnesses so the officers had no basis of arresting Oscar and his friends.
In fact, the bullet doctors were most concerned about was lodged behind the pancreas. Though all of these statements may be true, they do not account for who shot the president. Charles Guiteau shot the president with intent to end his life...to kill him and all he had done for his country. The doctors had no intention of killing or even harming Garfield. If it had not been for Guiteau shooting the president, the doctors would not have even arrived, and would most certainly not have infected the president (CBS
Tom knew how bad it would look if he was caught with Mayella, which was why he ran away from the situation with the Ewells, even though he was innocent. He was terrified and knew something bad was coming. The prosecute questioned Tom about these particular actions. “‘Scared of arrest, scared you’d have to face up to what you did?’ ‘No uh, scared I’d hafta face up to what I didn’t do.’
Proctor even told them he is not something to be used to help them, “you will not use me” (4, 699). Proctor will not allow the town to use his name to save themselves for killing all the innocent people before him. Proctor even pleads with them, “I have given you my soul; leave me my name” (4, 730). Proctor is saying how the integrity he has is only left in his name since his soul has been sinned.
Because the jury did not favor black men, Tom Robinson did not receive a fair trial, although Atticus made a great case. Segregation directly disobeys the fourteenth amendment, “No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States.” Maycomb Alabama is where the story, To Kill a Mockingbird takes place. Tom Robinson’s trial out come was not based on factual evidence. Mayella was lying to the jury, while Tom was completely innocent.
All throughout the book, Okonkwo emphasizes the importance of not presenting himself as weak, fearful he may mimic his father. However, the colonization process completely destroys him representing the psychological effects colonization has on the
Indeed, Raskolnikov appears to say as much, admitting, “it wasn’t a human being I killed, it was a principal! (III.VI)” Murdering Alyona was not motivated by any particular spite or hatred that Raskolnikov bore towards her. By taking Alyona’s life, Raskolnikov desired to transcend his moral conscience and the laws of society. Yet, in this attempt to unshackle himself from a normative ethical code, Raskolnikov manifestly fails— “but I didn’t step over, I stayed on this side...
Would you be okay with getting blamed on killing someone and going to jail? This story is interesting because Jay might be the killer of Hae. Adnan Syed is supposably the killer of Hae. Adnan Syed is innocent of the murder of Hae because he doesn’t remember what he did that day and he had no motive. Adnan didn’t have no reason to kill her.
But what I can argue is the “Why?”. Ponyboy was getting drowned so he did not see anything. BUT, Cherry Valance has already testified that Bob was intoxicated and Johnny was using self-defense. We also know that these “Socs” constantly like to jump and/or beat up the “Greasers”. It is been confirmed that Johnny
“There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people”-Howard Zinn, if a person is innocent, there is no reason for them to die. However, if the person does something really bad, or attacks you, you have every right to kill them. Therefore, in the book, Lennie kills Curley’s wife, so George kills Lennie.(John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men) George should not be punished for killing Lennie. George realized Lennie would never get better and the dream would never come true.
Next, the court had no evidence that Damien Echols was the murderer of these boys. None of Damien, Jasons, and Jessie’s DNA was found by the river where the three boys were murdered. The court believed they were the murderers because, of the things they wore, music listened to, and their pasts. So, the court used their “evidence” based on judgment, but no real proof that it could be Damien. How can you be so incredibly ignorant to lock up someone who is innocent when you know they are.
Being content with the life one has is one of the many things that people want. However, people have problems that keep them from achieving a life where they are satisfied. In the fiction novel “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton, Johnny, a young teenager living with a neglectful family, tries to be happy in his everyday life. Johnny struggles to find happiness in a world where he is an outcast.