In Cold Blood Murder

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In Cold Blood, written by Truman Capote, “reconstructs the murder and the investigation that led to the capture, trial, and execution of the killers.” Murders of this kind cause more fear and phobias in not only rural communities, but really any community. The murder of the beloved Clutter family is more widely recognized and emits an abundant amount of fear upon citizens in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas. No one thought such a terrible tragedy could transpire to them… until it happened. There have been similar small town crises throughout history that have left lasting effects on not only the town, but the nation as well. A few of the other major incidents include the Jonesboro School Shooting, the Columbine Massacre, the Sandy Hook Shooting, and more recent the Petit Family Murders. The Jonesboro School Shooting took place in Jonesboro, Arkansas on March 24, 1998. Two young boys, at the ages of eleven and thirteen, killed four students and one teacher, all the while injuring another ten students. Mitchell Johnson and Andrew Golden (the shooters) were not charged as adults and were released in 2005 and 2007. “Neither has any criminal record,” as stated on…show more content…
On December 14, 2012 twenty first-graders and six educators were killed by a man who then killed himself. There are many conspiracy theories that pass the whole thing off as a hoax; when in fact, it was a very real situation. Peter Houlahan, a Newtown EMT, “Before Sandy Hook I looked at the world as a good place where bad things happen. Now I look at the world as a bad place where good things happen.” Many people have had an emotional and scarring reaction. Based on this EMT’s response, “But Connecticut 's public safety culture is changing, and with it, perhaps, the notion that emergency service workers are somehow immune to emotional injury,” it is directly shown how everyone involved is effected on a large
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