Eric Garner, 43 died while being held in chokehold by plainclothes officers on camera. Court Verdict: No indictment. John Crawford, 22 shot dead in walmart by police officers who received a call saying he was holding a gun and pointing at people, later to find out it was a toy gun that he picked up off the shelf of walmart. Court Verdict: No indictment. Reid, 36 was shot seven times when pulled over for not coming to a complete stop at a stop sign, resulting in his death.
He killed twelve people and wounded another 58.But just a few weeks later, another American community faced the unimaginable grief that cities like Tucson and Aurora knew too well. In Oak Creek, Wisconsin, a shooting in a Sikh temple left six people dead and four more wounded. Despite witnessing these tragedies again and again and again, nothing could have steeled the nation for what would happen in Newtown, Connecticut. On December 14, 2012, the day had just begun at Sandy Hook Elementary when a man broke into the school and started shooting. Within minutes, twenty of Sandy Hook’s first graders – 6 and 7 year olds – were killed in their classrooms.
Authorities say the 64-year-old gunman, Stephen Paddock, shot at the victims from the 32nd floor perch. Authorities said that Paddock checked into the Madala Bay Resort and Casino on Thursday, a day before the event at a crowd attending a music festival below.. Paddock brought with him “in excess of 10 suitcases,” according to police. The cases held at least 23 weapons, many of them rifles ranging in size from .308 to .223 caliber, along with two tripods including a camera he positioned in the peephole of the door. When police entered his hotel room, they discovered Paddock had shot himself. A motive has not yet been determined Marilou Danley, girlfriend of the mass shooter is in the crosshairs of the investigation but claims that she had no idea that Paddock was going to do this.
Sunday, November 5th, of this year, 26 people were killed and 20 more were injured when a man opened fire inside a Texas church. The reason this case is intriguing is because of how the gunman was stopped. Stephen Willeford, living nearby, heard the shots, and rushed outside with his rifle, exchanging fire with the gunman. He then got into a car with another stranger, and the two raced after the gunman in a high-speed chase. Had they not intervened and met deadly force with deadly force, would the death toll have been higher?
Witnesses at the Century Aurora 16 complex said minutes into the special midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” on July 20, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado, James Holmes had slipped through an emergency exit door of the sold-out movie theater, propped it open, and returned armed with three guns and wearing a ballistic helmet, body shields, a gas mask obscuring his face, his hair tinted orange. He tossed two hissing gas or smoke canisters and calmly walked up the aisle open firing at moviegoers, killing 12 and wounding 70. Arrested without resistance while he was standing next to his car behind the Century 16 theater shortly after the shooting and jailed without bail awaiting trial, James Holmes was described by law-enforcement officials as
The Truth Behind The Speech In the spring of 1968 Martin Luther King Jr. made a trip to Memphis, Tennessee to support the sanitation workers who were on strike. The night on April 3 King gave his speech at the Mason Temple Church. As usual many people gathered to listen to the great words he spoke, but at the time they did not know what later events were to occur (History.com Staff). The next day at six p.m. as the great Martin Luther King stood on a second floor balcony of a motel, he was shot in the neck by a sniper (Assassination of MLK). Immediately after the fact they dispatched him straight to the hospital.
He watched the man for seven nights and would only kill the man if his eye was visible. After he killed the man on the eighth night he chopped the body up, poured the blood into jars and put the body under three floorboards. In the end when he was talking with the police because someone reported a shriek he starts to hear noises
Desma Hamilton Mr. Swartzendruber American History 21 August 2015 We’ve heard many stories about police shooting people… and this is another one of those cases. In St. Louis this week, Mansur Ball-Bey, an 18 year old, was shot in the back after getting into a disagreement with local officers. It’s said that officers were carrying out a search warrant in the north part of the city when two men ran out the back of a house. According to Dotson, the chief of police, Ball-Bey had turned and pointed at a gun, therefore causing the officers to fire. Ball-Bey was shot in the back and pronounced dead on the scene.
Today, 14 people were killed and 17 others were wounded by the mass shooting that occurred in San Bernardino- California. Three gunmen entered the social service center located in San Bernardino and opened fire on people. Witnesses claimed that the shooters were armed with long guns, wearing ski masks and military-style vests. The chief police Jarrod Burguan alarmed the people to be safe because one of the killers is still free and they didn’t find him yet. However, the police managed to identify one of the killers called Syed Farooq.
The man was twenty-six, married, wearing black, tactical gear and carrying a military style assault rifle when walked into First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs and opened fired. Investigator where not sure what happen to the killer, but they believed he had committed suicide. That night San Antonio police raided the killer's home with K9 and bomb squad units. Horrific new details of the vicious attack had started to emerge with police saying there was likely "no way" for congregate to escape. Wilson County Sherriff said; The gunman just walked down the center aisle, turned around and from his understanding was shooting on his way back out.
On October 18th, a teen in Meridian, Idaho shot and killed a 15-year-old, but police say the the shooting was an accident. 18-year-old David Provencio was smoking marijuana and consuming alchohol with many others in a home close to East Franklin Road. Provencio said that he pointed the gun and shot the victim, not knowing that the gun was loaded. And the kid who was shot was pronounced dead at the hospital. When the authorities arrived at the scene they were told that the kid shot himself while there were several children and a few adults there at the time of the shooting.
Tulsa, Oklahoma, on July 5 at around 11:45am in the north side of the city, former Marine 33 year old Craig Wingard was transported to the hospital in critical condition. Craig had been shot by a man that went inside the house that Craig was in front of, came back out to started to shot. After shooting Craig, the shooter fled the scene in a dark vehicle with paper plates, this according to witness. Craig was shot four times in his chest, hand, and legs. When detective Matt Frazier arrived at the scene, he was updated my the officers at the scene, of what was the situation.
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.
The facts in this case are as follows: on November 1 at 10 pm a murder of a boy was taken place in front of his apartment on 12th Street. Three suspects pulled the trigger on a nearby man who was standing, but the man was not harm. However, a boy was hit in the head by a stray bullet from a 9mm pistol died before he was able to get to the hospital. Community members blamed the murder on police. They commanded that the police should be more responsible on the issue of gun violence in the neighborhood and find the 3 suspects who murdered the boy.