The story of Ronald Gene Simmons. On the 22nd of December, 1987 the worst mass murder in Arkansas history took place. A man by the name of Ronald Gene Simmons went on a killing spree. He started off by killing his wife, kids, and his three year old granddaughter, but it didn’t stop there. He killed his family and quite a few harmless townspeople because he went insane, because why else would you kill harmless people?
"Tha ' man 's gone and raped my Mayella and s 'only right that he face the 'lectric chair for what he 's done!" He alleges to have seen the attack on his 19 year old daughter, Miss Mayella Ewell. The trial consisted of Mr. Finch and Mr. Gilmer 's examinations of the witnesses, which included the local sheriff, Mr. Heck Tate, Mr. Ewell, Miss Ewell, and Mr. Robinson himself. Mr. and Miss Ewell both testified that Mr. Robinson raped Miss Ewell, while Mr. Tate, who only arrived later, testified to Miss Ewell 's injuries, including a black eye and many bruises. He stated, "[...] she was pretty bruised up when I got there, and she had a black eye comin '.
New York City— NYPD officer Peter Liang reacts on February 11 as a guilty verdict is read during his manslaughter and official misconduct trial for fatally shooting an unarmed black man, Akai Gurley, in a darkened public housing stairwell in 2014. The verdict meant the rookie cop was automatically fired from his job and could face up to 15 years in jail. Nationwide, outrage over police shootings and interactions with minority communities has spurred protests and turned the Black Lives Matter movement into a presidential campaign
In 1951 in the town of Edna, Texas, a field hand named Pedro Hernández murdered his employer after exchanging words at a gritty cantina. From this seemingly unremarkable small-town murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that would forever change the lives and legal standing of tens of millions of Americans. A team of unknown Mexican American lawyers took the case, Hernandez v. Texas, all the way to the Supreme Court, where they successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans. AMERICAN EXPERIENCE presents A Class Apart from the award-winning producers Carlos Sandoval (Farmingville), and Peter Miller (Sacco and Vanzetti, The Internationale). The one-hour film dramatically interweaves the story of its central
(Source A and F). Within days, Capone was forced to testify before a jury of the federal Prohibition Law. The families of Capone’s victims were horrified that someone would kill their loved ones. Capone’s victims were killed in the space of 7 years (1923-1930) , which were also the years that he was the leader of the powerful Five Point Gang. He wished o take revenge on all the people he hated and those who stole and hijacked him from his illegal liquor business that he ran during the 1920s.
Furthermore, another mayor event that happened in in the capital building was the attack of the abolitionist Charles Sumner after denounced the “slave power” of committing “the rape of a virgin Territory” (94). In respond congressman Preston Brooks confronted Sumner in the floor of the senate claiming his speech was a defamation and then he beat him so hard that Sumner was absent from the senate for three years. Additionally, in retaliation, on May 24 a small Free-State force under John Brown attacked three cabins along Pottawatomie creek, killing five men with swords and triggered a summer of guerrilla
Leo Frank was a white, Jewish, superintendent of a pencil factory in Atlanta, Georgia where the body of Mary Phagan, one of the factories’ workers, was found. The murder of the thirteen year old girl prompted outrage in the city of Atlanta and around the country, and in a highly controversial trail, Leo Frank was quickly given the death sentence. Frank’s sentence would later be changed to life in prison, but while he was in a jail hospital, a mob broke in and lynched Frank on the outskirts of Mary Phagan’s hometown. The trial of Leo Frank is unique in both its ability to spark controversy up to the present day, and its ability to highlight the social tensions of America and Atlanta, one of the countries busiest cities. With a new progressive
The Cincinnati Race Riots has been starting in the late 1800’s which the author believes it is still occurring in today’s world. Police Brutality is one of the main reasons for rioting and fighting. As they say, ‘’Between 1995 and April 2001, fifteen black males suspected of crimes had been killed by Cincinnati police during confrontation or while in custody, including four since November 2000, while no white suspects were killed in that period’’ (Wikipedia Cincinnati Riots 2001 np) In 2001, the deaf of Timothy Thomas, an African American male had started a riot. He was shot by the Cincinnati Police Department.Another African American named Roger Owensby Jr. died from being put in a police chokehold for resisting arrest, which killed him. The next day, Jeffrey Irons was killed for getting into a little fight with the police.
Basically this piece of article talked about how there were riot in Los Angeles because of the beating of felon Rodney King whom was chased by four police men and nearly beaten to death. While beaten by four police men by their batons and being kicked someone filmed the whole thing and the news quickly played the video for the country and all African Americans start to block roads and streets. After that they hold the trial with only twelve people in the court and no blacks are allowed in the court and the four police men get minor charges and all the African Americans start rioting again. At the time there was a lot of racist individuals and when four police men were filmed beating Rodney King all hell broke loose. This was months before the
It has been in the news countless times in the past few years that a young black man, a young black woman, a young black child being murdered by the police or civilians who have not right to shoot people and getting away with it with no trouble. It is easy to claim self defense when there is the widespread notion that black people are dangerous thugs, and that all black people are “racist” toward white people. When white people recount how they defended themselves, such as in the case of Mike Brown being described by his murderer as an evil, aggressive, Hulk Hogan-like demon (Officer Darren Wilson’s Grand Jury Testimony in Ferguson, Mo., Shooting), it is easy to say that yes, they were justified in defending themselves. But black people are not demons, they are not evil, and when someone is half an inch taller than you and, as it is widely accepted, is not attacking you, you have no right to compare him to Hulk