Linda pokes her head out from behind the dark heavy curtain that separates the cab from the sleeper. With her sleepy eyes and a genital voice reminds me to turn on the mirror heaters, the windshield wipers and slow the truck to an appropriate speed. Linda quietly disappears behind the sleeper curtains just as calmly as she appeared. My heart racing from the excitement and beauty loudly beats in my chest as if I had just run a race. I watch into the distance as I slowly move down a long and winding road.
“ But I could hear the roar, even louder now, and I recognized it: the roar of the engine revved up to full throttle…. Then I turned back and saw it-- a black car -- just an outline at first, then clear and detailed… I saw a man hanging out of the passenger window, hanging way out. He had something pulled over his face, some kind of ski mask, and he was holding a long metal baseball bat in both hands, like a murder weapon… The man in the ski mack leaned farther out the window. He pulled the bat back and up.
Volkswagen “ some jolt which was presumed to have knocked over a gasoline can in the back seat” . she has a totally different perspective than. what officer says. In conclusion of why I think that Lucille miller is guilty for the death of her husband cork miller.
Eulalia Perez was a housekeeper in a California mission. The source, written in 1823, is an account of the lives of women in the missions. Perez’s account helps people from later on learn about life in Spanish colonization of Mexico. Perez starts off by saying “the duties of the housekeeper were many” (Mintz 35).
My favorite professor (the only woman in the CRIJ department) was not only a successful attorney but also a politician. She was not afraid to point out how fucked up the local justice system was/is. Every semester we had to watch Laredo and the Law – a documentary about the triple-axe murders that rocked the city. On January 18, 1991, Laredo PD discovered the mutilated bodies of James Smiley (33), Ruben Martinez (22), and Daniel Dueñez (14).
Smith continues with hatred being used for individuals to discriminate against certain races. She speaks on the shootings that devastated America in the spring and early summer of 2009. One of the terrible shootings caused the deaths of young Brisenia Flores and her father, Raul J. Flores. According to Jesse McKinley and Malia Wollan New York Times article, “New Border Fear: Violence by a Rogue Militia” one of the Flores’ killers, Shawna Forde, was described as “having anti-immigrant sentiments that are extreme, at times frightening, even to people accustomed to hard-line views on border policing”(McKinley and Wollan). The only reasoning Shawna Forde had for killing Brisenia and her father was that they were not “American”.
Upon pulling out of the baseball team 's practice field parking lot, John Goodman and his best friend, Jesse Johnson, were too impatient to wait on the semi truck to pass before bolting out onto the slick wet pavement. The tires of Jesse’s sparkling blue corvette lost traction which caused the tires to spin. The entire team watched as the monstrous semi truck plowed into Jesse’s
Assassinations due to political, religious, and cultural reasons occur either without logical or ridiculous reasoning. Some assassinations are justified and some are not entirely even close to being called justice. One illogical assassination was of famous Tejano music singer “Selena Quintanilla Perez”. Being shot straight in the back with no warning, this case was justified with various reasons. Although the case was justified some may argue that the assassination was in deed never settled.
This past Sunday, June 18th, America lost muslim teen, Nabra Hassanen to what most call road rage, and others, a hate crime. Hassanen, accompanied by a group of friends were headed back to a local mosque after a trip to a fast-food restaurant. It was then that they encountered driver Darwin Martinez Torres and an argument erupted. The altercation escalated, resulting in the capturing and death of 17 year old Hassanen. Torres had beaten her with a baseball bat, abducted her, and dumped her body into a lake.
INTRODUCTION On Saturday, August 9, 1997, nearly twenty (20) years ago, Haitian immigrant Abner Louima made a decision that would haunt him for the rest of his life. When he left his apartment in the East-Flatbush section of Brooklyn, accompanied by his younger brother and an older cousin, he had no idea that his life would be forever changed. He would become victim to an unspeakable, grotesque, dreadful and inhumane act of violence that would not only shock the conscience of the world community but would forever leave him with the stigma of having been the victim of the worst crime in the history of police brutality in New York City. Abner Louima was born in Haiti. He immigrated to the United States.
Patricia Hearst did receive a fair verdict in her trial. On February 4, 1974, nineteen year old Patricia Hearst was in her apartment in Berkeley, California with her fiance’ Steven Weed. When suddenly there was a knock on the door and barged in a group of men and women holding assault rifles. Patty Hearst was dragged out of her apartment and thrown into the trunk of a car while her fiance’ Steven Weed was severely beaten.
Abstract Richard Ramirez was born Ricardo Leyva Muñoz on February 29, 1960, in El Paso, Texas, he was the youngest of seven from Mexican immigrants parents who were rail road works name Julian and Mercedes Ramirez which his father was from Morelia Mexico and his mom from the City of Juarez. Richard as a child had a troubled childhood because of his head injuries at an early age and began to experience epileptic fits. During his childhood and teen life, Richard began to sniff glue and smoking marijuana. At age twelve he began spending time with his cousin Mike who returned from war. Mike showed Richard photos of Vietnamese women he had raped, tortured, and killed, and also taught him how to keep hidden and kill with secrecy.
African Americans have been struggling and fighting hate crimes since the 1860s after the Emancipation Proclamation and continue to do so today with the black lives matter and the fight against police brutality and unfair judgement. “More than fifty out of every one million black citizens was the victim of a racially motivated hate crime in 2012,” (Sreenivasan). Hispanics are also causalities in this never-ending battle of hate crime. Between 2003 and 2007 the number of cases of hate crimes jumped by 40%. Several stories and accounts of this is because of the accusation that “[the Mexicans] are taking our jobs” and “are causing