10) Charity kidnappers Workers at French charity Zoé 's Ark were imprisoned and fined for the attempted kidnap of more than 100 children - all in the name of charity. Aiming to re-home children who had become orphaned in the Darfur war, Zoé 's Ark organized for hundreds of French families to pay the charity up to $6500, in order to adopt a war torn child. However, the charity workers were arrested before their plane full of children could leave for France.
A wife witnessed her husband being murdered. A man bullied all throughout his life. An orphaned girl lost both parents to a car accident. Traumatic experiences, such as these, impact people in many ways. Author J.D. Salinger explores how one sixteen year old boy goes through many incidents that ultimately lead him to a mental breakdown.
Okonkwo’s Grief There are five stages of grief that a human experiences when faced with any type of breakup, and these stages play a significant role in Chinua Achebe’s book, Things Fall Apart. Okonkwo, the main character, suffers a breakup with his tribe when his gun explodes and kills another member of the tribe. Killing another member of the tribe is a grievous offense, and no matter how unintentional, the killing results in seven years of exile. Torn away from his tribe, friends, rank, and future as a great leader, Okonkwo undergoes the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.
Just because one soldier claimed that he was treated well, does not account for the fact that eighty four American soldiers were slaughtered by Peiper 's division, which makes Peiper accountable. Peiper 's sentence lawfully and fairly punished him for his ruthless actions and disregard for human life. After an officer stated that the trials were "unlawful" the US senate would soon be debating on the matter and Peiper would be released. Approximately one year after the trials, an officer claimed that the interrogations had been unlawful, "the trials were tainted by later testimony that SS men had been tortured by US investigators before their trial" (Cummins). Without acknowledging the fact that the SS were notorious mass murderers, there was never any proof that the men were tortured, including Peiper.
In 1915, a Jewish businessman Leo Frank was falsely accused of killing a worker, Mary Phlegem, in the pencil factory he managed. When the Georgia governor reduced Frank’s death sentence to life imprisonment due to lack of evidence, a mob dragged him and lynched him. He was given a posthumous pardon decades later when the evidence pointed to a janitor at the factory. Leo Frank tragedy caused “a ripple effect of fear among Jewish immigrants and Jewish Americans” (Anti-semitism in America). The lynching of Leo Frank was the beginning of two long decades of prejudicsm and hatred towards Jewish Americans in interwar America.
Tragedy hit the Rechasim community when a father of a six year old girl who was rejected by the elementary schools was despondant ant took his life. He was found in his car, dead from self inflicted bullet wounds. The horrific occurance shook the Rechasim community to the core, with Rabbonim and community activists blaming the schools' administrations for the tragedy. Rabbi Yosef Gigi, a Rosh Kollel, said that the coomunity leader cannot state that their hands didn't shed this blood. A public figure attending the levaye was verbally attacked by the anguished crowd, who accused him of his part in the "murder," by not exerting enough effort in placing the little girl in school.
¨She came up with circumstantial links from her father to a string of unsolved murders across the United States, from the family home in Massachusetts to California¨ (Katz 191). Amazingly, Knowlton’s family members were able to support her claims that George Knowlton was indeed a vicious man, and that he had boasted about having carried out numerous murders and not being caught (Katz 191). Unfortunately for officers, George Knowlton died in a car crash in 1962 near the area of Claremore, Oklahoma (Katz 191). In 1995, Janice published her book, Daddy Was the Black Dahlia Killer, and later committed suicide at age 67 in year 2004 (Katz 191). Through compelling evidence, Janice and her family declares George Knowlton as the Black Dahlia killer.
Within a matter of years, over nine million innocent people were massacred. Events like these have horrified generations throughout time and to this day, there are a few survivors left to tell their own personal stories of the Holocaust and what they had to go through . Some of these survivors have shared their own personal stories through literature. In the stories “Dancing With G-D” by Yitta Halberstam and Judith Leventhal fifty boys are fulfilled with courage and strength, “Twins Survival Story” published by “CBN” Eva Mozes Kor is able to forgive the Nazis after all the harm they had caused her mentally and physically and “The Diary Of A Young Girl” written by Anne Frank and edited by Otto Frank and Mirjam Pressler, in where Anne Frank is able to maintain a level optimism during a time of hatred toward the Jews. The following people mention were strong enough to preserve the essence of humanity during this time of crisis for human
When an innocent is killed, there is no way to compensate for their death. You may think that this sort of predicament is a rare occasion, but evidence shows that from 1973 up to now, over 150 of people who were sentenced to death in the United States were exonerated after being tried again. Besides this, there is also the very real possibility of a suspect who is guilty of manslaughter being sentenced for homicide instead. The usage of the death penalty is often looked down upon because of the suffering it causes the convict. We tend to dehumanize criminals and forget that they too are real people who have the capacity to experience pain, fear and loss.
After testifying against him, several of her uncles beat the boyfriend to death in order to get revenge for what happened to her. Even though her grandmother helped her build her self-confidence, Maya felt guilty of causing his death by speaking his name so she stopped talking for about five years. In 1944, a short high school relationship led to a pregnancy in which she gave birth to her son, Guy, at the age of 16. Six years later she married a greek
Five years after the inhumane execution of the Clutter family, the callous perpetrators, Perry Smith and Richard Hitchcock were executed for the heinous crime. Due to their many appeals, Hitchcock and Smith managed to defer their ultimately inevitable demise for several years. The appeals were filed on the behalf of Hitchcock, claiming that the trial was biased, as well as the jury and the judge. Each appeal led to the same conclusion, that the trail was unbiased. On April 14, 1965, Both Perpetrators were executed by hanging.
Mike Brown is the modern day Emmitt till, the six little girls burned in the church, and Trayvon Martin combined into one. The events that happened soon after arguably changed the lives of Ferguson citizens forever. Ferguson citizens was justified in their response due to the death of Mike Brown, police brutality, and the results of the indictment. The main cause of the riots that took place in Ferguson is the fact that Mike Brown was brutally gunned down by a white police office while he was unarmed and hands up.
This caused the consequences for the five officers much worse than what they would have been. Because Earl died, Payton(34), Thomas(38), Brian(31), Paul(31), and Andrew(31) will all face a 10 year sentence for covering up the incident (Boyd). In other cases many other officers were convicted and sentenced to hard time and parole for deprivation and with falsifying reports and lying to the FBI (Criminal Section Selected Case Summaries). This goes to show that the police can not be fully trusted during investigation because even they will go against the law to get a confession or information out of
Did you ever wonder what it takes to be a survivor? Learn from these people and their stories, Bethany Hamilton's, "Young Surfer Girl Tells Tale of Shark Attack" where she gets her arm bit off by a shark. Also, Hyeonseo Lee's, "My Escape from North Korea" where she fought for her and her family to live a free life outside of North Korea. Lastly, Aron Ralston's, "Trapped" where he manages to escape by amputating his arm from having it caught under a boulder. These people definitely have what it takes to be a survivor, with them having the traits: calmness, dedication, and determination.
During the trial in “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Atticus uses the three forms rhetoric to defend Tom Robinson, Ethos, Logos, and Pathos. One of the major points Atticus uses demonstrates the first form of rhetoric, Ethos. At the ending of Atticus’ closing statement, he says, “I am confident that you gentlemen will review without passion the evidence you have heard, come to a decision, and restore the defendant to his family. In the name of God, do your duty” (Lee, 4). This statement demonstrates Ethos because he is appealing to the jury’s moral code, and their personal code of conduct.