18 year old, Eric Harris, and Dylan Klebold, 17, planned out their attack for a year, to kill at least 500 peers, and detonate the school. The shooting killed 12 students, one teacher, and wounded 21 others before committing suicide. Red Lake, Minnesota, March 21st, 2005, Jeffrey Weise first kills two at home, walked into school blazing gunfire. He first killed the unarmed security guard, as well as a teacher, five additional students, and ending the fatality with
The debate over gun control has caused a great amount of attention from the media in the past five years. When Adam Lanza killed 20 first-graders and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., before taking his own life in one of the nation 's most horrific mass shootings. There have been marches and protests, Super Bowl advertisements, emotional and contentious congressional and state hearings and a new, tough gun-control law. This year alone there has been over 11,000 deaths related to gun violence. Along with those deaths there has been a combined 20,000 injuries.
Some would say, Dennis Nilsen, Adam Lanza, and Anders Behring Breivik are synonymous. All are murderers right? Contrary to popular belief, all three murderers are categorized individually. Nilsen, a British serial killer, and necrophiliac is infamous for strangling, drowning and dismembering fifteen young men/boys amid 1978-1983 in London, England. Adam Lanza, on the other hand, shot and killed his mother and then murdered 20 first graders and six faculty members before committing suicide.
When police arrived at the scene they ended up killing the little boy almost immediately after encountering him. What the police assumed was a real gun, happened to be a pretend gun. The shooting of Tamir sent the country and African American community into complete outrage. African Americans were upset because countless innocent people continue to get killed by police officers. Fast forward to today, the city of Cleveland has granted the family of Tamir a settlement for six million dollars (htt).
The shooter, James Eagan Holmes, was equipped with multiple firearms, and grenades. He killed 12 innocent people and injured 70 others. Although Holmes was sentenced to life in prison, the victims and their families were permanently scarred. On December 14, 2012, Adam Lanza forced his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School and fatally shot 26 people, 20 of them were children. Earlier that day, he shot and killed his mother.
Approximately, 11:19 a.m. both shooters began to kill innocent students and targeted victims that were “athletes, minorities and Christians” (history.com). It has been contemplated that the shooters were triggered to pull such a catastrophe, because “the two committed the killings because they had been bullied, were members of a group of social outcasts that was fascinated by Goth culture…” (history.com). It is declared that this tragedy resulted in 24 people injured and the death of 13 people by the hands of students Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, which both had immediately committed suicide right after succeeding their plan. The excessive bullying had driven the pair to insanity, which had led their inner monster to cry evil thoughts. Similar to Carrie, she had developed evil thoughts of her own, such as, “Imagine, Chris Hargensen all bloody and screaming for mercy, with rats crawling all over her face.
On the night of July 20th, 2012, the Colorado Theater shooting took place. It is remembered as the most horrific mass shooting in United States history. The tragedy occurred at the Century 16 in the Aurora Town Center Mall. The shooter is James Holmes a former student of UCD. He carried a rifle, a shotgun, and two pistols, while entering from emergency exit wearing a gas mask and a bulletproof vest.
Three people were killed. One of the more known events was when a gunman forced his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. and shot and killed 20 first graders and six adults. Among these incidents of mass shootings where multiple people have been killed or injured there are thousands of accounts of individual shooters who just randomly shoot people in the streets in everyday life. Robbers, criminals and gang members all have access to these deadly
U.S polices are discriminatory because of police brutality. For example, according to Katel (2016), a seventeen-year-old boy named Laquan McDonald was brutally shot sixteen times by a Chicago police officer. This explains how U.S policies are discriminatory because the police officer undoubtedly took the situation out of proportions. Additionally, the author claimed that Chicago police shot a grandmother who was unarmed and in the process critically shot a nineteen-year-old college student who was mentally unstable (Katel, 2016). This explains how U.S policies are discriminatory because shooting a grandmother who was unarmed and a mentally unstable college student is insensitive.
Another incident happened in Greeley Colorado in 2008 “, Angie Zapata, 20, was fatally beaten by her date after he discovered she was Transgender. Zapata 's killer, Allen Andrade, told police that after he discovered Zapata had male genitalia, he hit her twice in the head with a fire extinguisher thinking he had, in his words, "killed it." Andrade was reportedly a member of a Colorado gang that is reputed to have a zero-tolerance policy on homosexuality. He was charged with first degree murder and a hate crime.59 Andrade was found guilty of these crimes on April 22, 2009” "Hate Crimes Against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender Individuals”.These crimes both happened about a decade ago, but has anything changed? “Reported hate crimes in Los Angeles increased 15% in 2016, with a marked rise in violence against LGBTQ individuals, according to a new analysis”, the report also says that “the 2016 jump was driven by a combination of a 64% surge in violent aggravated assaults, an 18.5% rise in racially motivated crimes and a 24.5% increase in crimes against LGBTQ people .
The T.V shows and movies have a big contribution on showing these stereotypes. In the article “Why Stereotypes Are Bad” the author explains how the shows and movie show how one particular group acts. For example, “Seeing these stereotypes time and time again on television or in movies reinforce our belief in them.” Having no real idea how a group acts, the movies or T.V shows strengthen how a group acts in an oversimplified way. Also, the author explains “Stereotypes can be self-fulling.” By deciding to believe how a group acts, you are stereotyping anyone from that group. The causes of stereotypes are vast and can affect the health of