•“She was not even listening. She had gotten tired of listening. She knew, as we all knew, what the outcome would be. A white man had been killed during a robbery, and thought two of the robbers had been killed on the spot, one had been captured, and he, too, would have to die” (4). This quote is important because it allows me to understand that Jefferson has to die because he was the only person in the liquor store and was a black man.
Or we be chillin’ in front of the store, [they] get out checking everybody” (Brunson 2007:84). Experiences such as these have led to a domino effect in the African-American community, where if one person has a negative personal experience with the police it will be shared with friends and family and they will also have disdain for law enforcement. To them, the police do not see high hopes for African Americans. “If an African American had fancy clothes or had a lot of money their first thought would not be that this person worked hard but more along the lines of this person has been selling drugs” (Brunson 2007:85). Also, the police officers are seen as crooked by African Americans because they have been known as lawbreakers instead of law-enforcers (Brunson 2007:85).
Green is a typical African American laborer who made it his life mission to get revenge on the KKK member who killed his father. Despite his money, Captain McBane was a white citizen with no class. Charles Chesnutt described McBane as a seen with a “coat [that] had not been brushed for several days...” and it had a “accumulation of dandruff upon the collar” (20). Captain McBane was never treated with respect from other whites in the town because of his lack of class. McBane was a lowly citizen who brought a bad reputation to the white race.
They were lynched by association whether they had anything to do with the crime or not. Sometimes they were already dead from being beaten or burned and still got hung for everyone to see, and other times they were already hung and dead and the white men would pretty much empty their guns into the lifeless soul and leave the body there for everyone to see. The lynchings had gotten to the point where it was
This was briefly talked about and later forgotten, however, if the roles were reversed and Nathan Radley tried shooting a white person, nobody would hear the end of it. Nathan is a logical man and knew it was white people going through his garden, but did not want to cause a bigger scene.
Not many people today would do this. This action of a man killing his best friend with no shake of his hand and not a second thought about what he was doing shows that violence no longer affects him. The other men, Curley, Slim, and Carlson, do not care that Lennie was lying dead with a bullet in the back of his head. The characters in of Mice and Men have been around so much violence that they are desensitized to it shown when Curley fights Lennie, when Lennie kills Curley’s wife, and the death of Lennie.
For example the Trayvon Martin case where the young man was killed because of racial profiling where the man that shot him though that he had a gun. He thought he had a gun because he was black and this case caused a lot of outrage in the community. Another instance was when a man named Oscar Grant was shot in the back by BART police even though he was on the ground, handcuffed, and unarmed. Even more unfortunate was that George Zimmerman, the man who killed Trayvon Martin was only on trial for one month before he was acquitted because the jury did not believe there was enough evidence to convict him. And the man who killed Oscar Grant, Johannes Mehserle, only served a few 11 months before he was released for
If there had been a black man on that jury, then the verdict might have been different. Months later, the men openly admitted to killing Emmett
In court, the officer had claimed Nick had punched his face multiple times but didn’t have any pictures to show evidence of his beat-up face. The jury felt the police officer was lying. Therefore, this case was acquitted. The following week his next trial began for the murder of Mrs. Craig. No one in the court room could look at Yarris, because they felt he had killed her.
Racial bias in media affects everyone, whether it be directly or indirectly. Getting your information biased can bias your opinion, too. Even The Society Pages, who did a study on this, found that,”Biased reporting, in other words, changes the minds of viewers, literally” (Wade). If an average white person, who has little opinion about the colored race, sees a news report saying that four black men were arrested in a burglary investigation he probably would think much of it. If the pictures of those men were their mugshots after they had been dragged out of their homes, maybe even in the middle of the night, making them look menacing the white man might’ve thought that they were awful men.
To the eyes of the White southerner all they want to is lynched. “The mob decided to take the remaining brother out to Camp Parapet and hang him there” (Document 73, pg. 99). Well found out that White mob would lynched family members or friends if they could not find the suspect. This brother of the suspect is innocent and did not rape White women, however, he was hung because of the hatred White men hold toward his brother. This is not about punishing crime, but to control or oppress them to social, economical in the society.
On June 13, 1994 Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were found murdered outside of Browns condo. The police suspected OJ Simpson to have committed the crime seeing Mr. Simpson had attacked Ms. Brown previously. It was clear that Mr. Simpson committed the crime jet a jury of 10 women and 2 men found him not guilty (9 of the jurors were black, 2 white and 1 Hispanic). This trial dealt with class, race and gender all at once. Make no mistake if OJ Simpson was not a wealthy man and could not afforded the defense her received the outcome of this trial would have been much different.
The black people of America were subjected to segregation and seen as the lower class, could not have mixed marriages, or even carry a gun. Many Southern states created laws to prevent blacks from voting and traveling. Jim Crow`s Laws were simply unjust. It is also important to point out that there was corruption during that time period that slowed down the positive growth of the society. MARK ZEES
They had persuaded the jury to believe that George Zimmerman had killed Trayvon believing he was a danger to himself or others. 19 year-old Rachel Jeantel was the last person to speak to Trayvon. They believed that the witness was “Ghetto Trash.” The prosecution did not get the jury to believe that the case was a murder.
Drizin, “this is the worst case of tunnel vision I’ve ever seen in a police murder investigation”. (Drizin pg2) I would agree, the fabrication of evidence, the misuse of the reid technique and wrongfully imprisoning Matthew Liver for 8 months is unrighteous. Obviously, the ethical demeanor and discretion implicates that police officer want to close a case. It is not a coincidence that the police officer involved in this case fabricated the evidence for his own reward. Subsequently, imprisoning an innocent man who desperately wanted to go home but was coerced to confess to a crime he did not commit.