Wes and his friend, Shea, were arrested by the police for the graffiti. The police officers decided to give Wes and Shea a second chance after Wes cry because he didn’t want to disappoint his mother. The Other Wes was jealous about his brother Tony about his drug operation that he decide to started selling drugs and the money he receive would buy all the clothes he wanted. Tony was suspecting about Wes being a DJ. In the book The Other Wes Moore One name, Two fates the author said, “Tony has now spend over a decade dealing drugs and knew how much money could be made in the game”
Jay had several inconsistencies, some are major, and some, perhaps minor. The ones that stands out the most are appalling, such as the fact that he openingly stated to police and jury that he will lie avoiding criminal punishment. In one occasion with the police, he said Adnan “knows I sold drugs… he could get me locked up for that.” In further interviews, there are times when he would say Adnan asked him one day ago, same day, and even four to five days ago to help assist him in such murder. When asked where Adnan killed Hae, there were several different responses, including Best Buy, Woodlawn Public Library, and Patapsco State Park, which haven’t been brought up since.
It was not until an agent, Eliot Ness angered Capone by exposing Prohibition violations and ruining Capone’s bootlegging business. It was the end for Al Capone. He was indicted for 22 counts of tax evasion and 68 members of his organization were charged with violations of the Volstead Act. It was an end of an era. Al Capone was going to prison ("Al Capone,"
The Alger Hiss trial is recognizable throughout the entire United States as a trial that went down in history as the greatest. The trial involved Alger Hiss, a former State Department official who was convicted of perjury. Hiss was convicted of having decepted the jury under oath with his testimony about not being involved with the Soviet Union and the spying that was occurring within the United States government during World War 2. Hiss was caught in his own lies and was approximately in jail four years, yet he protested and fought for innocence in jail and after incarceration. The case against Hiss began in 1948, when Whittaker Chambers testified in front of the House Un-American Activities Committee, and to judge Samuel Kaufman,
A young boy name Adnan syed has been jailed for six-teen year because he was found guilty for murder of his ex girlfriend Hae Min Lee. A woman named Sarah kogen reopened Adnan Syed case after fifteen years of serving jail. it is obvious that Adnan Syed is not guilty because the evidence that was found was not tested. Also prosecutor jay was caught lying and keep changing his history.
This was not his first arrest as he was also arrested when he was eight for attempted murder. The author however was only arrested once and it may have been the cop’s lenient treatment that kept Wes off the road to failure. After a long lecture on how important it was to follow the law, the policeman concluded, “I hope you really listened to what I told you”(Find Page). Wes did unfortunately did continue with some petty crime but for the most part he was done with crime. His eventual military school time reinforced this fact and he was on the up from there.
Misskelley confessed about the murders. Echols and Baldwin were arrested not long after. Echols and Baldwin were tried together and Misskelley was tried separately. Misskelley 's defense argued that police coercion had a great deal
To pass the time during his jail time. Malcolm X read constantly, getting any books from the prison library in an attempt make up for the years of education he had missed by dropping out of high school. Also while in prison he was visited by several siblings who had joined to the Nation of Islam, a small sect of black Muslims who embraced the idea of black nationalism, the idea that in order to secure freedom, justice and equality, black Americans needed to establish their own state entirely separate from white Americans. Malcolm X converted to the Nation of Islam while in prison, and upon his release in 1952 he abandoned his birth last name "Little," which he considered a relic of slavery, in favor of the surname "X"-a tribute to the unknown name of his African ancestors. Now a free man, Malcolm X traveled to Detroit, Michigan, where he worked with the leader of the Nation of Islam, Elijah Muhammad, to expand the movement 's following among black Americans nationwide.
Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little became a drug dealer and thief after dropping out of the educational system. He later went to prison and after spending multiple years in the prison institution he developed a higher religious level of education from the nation of Islam. He immediately became a member and spoke their beliefs to the people. Malcolm later on found out the true colors of the organization and was unpleased with the actions they associated in. Malcolm X’s decision to break away from the nation of Islam and speak on his own beliefs and his efforts to encourage African American people to defend themselves at any means necessary against acts of racism, was no justification for his assassination.
And what of our beloved Nelson Mandela? He directed peaceful, nonviolent acts of defiance against the South African government and even founded a law firm called Mandela and Tambo which provided free legal counsel and representation to blacks. A non violent protester for so many years and then arrested in 1962 for plotting to overthrow the state. He is still in jail today and who knows if we will ever have his leadership again! The South African regime has continued to relentlessly hinder the anti-apartheid movement into the 1980s and were forced to declare a state of emergency just last year in 1986. The government arrested more than 25,000 people and imprisoned them without trial.
In a daring effort to capture a weakly defended Montreal with an equally small force of New Englanders and Québecois, Allen was taken prisoner by the British. Over the next two years he suffered a brutal captivity in British prisons, aboard prison ships, and in the New York City jail. Thanks to the efforts of his family, Allen’s cruel treatment at the hands of the British became a cause célèbre. Finally exchanged in May 1778 for Lieutenant Colonel Archibald Campbell, Allen wrote a narrative of his captivity that lacerated the British as vindictive monsters while calling on Americans to forsake any thought of compromise. Allen’s Narrative of Colonel Ethan Allen’s Captivity (1779) was an enormous success, going through eight editions in two years, and is rated second among best-selling books of the revolutionary period after Thomas Paine’s Common
In his first trial, Wright was pressured by deputies to confess. He accused Charlie Weems and Clarence Norris of raping Price and Bates. Despite him later claiming his statements were coerced, his own trial ended in eleven jurors voting for a death sentence and one seeking life in prison. He spent the next six years in jail without a retrial before finally being released in January of 1937. In his first trial, Wright was pressured by deputies to confess.
1. The name Malcolm X given by the Nation of Islam in 1952; the name Malcolm Little given by his parents on May 19, 1925; his last name el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz was given by the Sunni Islam in 1964. He was three extremely different people during his short life span of just 39 years. During the young Malcolm Little years, from 1925 to 1939, he experienced the difficult times the Jim Crow era, for example frequent hanging, brutal oppression and vicious murders of Black people.
The days of Detroit Red came to an end in 1946 when Malcolm and Shorty Jarvis along with their two white girlfriends went on a robbery spree. Malcolm was convicted of larceny, breaking and entering and carrying a weapon. At age 20, he was given a concurrent eight to ten year sentence and was sent to Charleston State Prison where he was forced to get clean and detox. During his seven years in prison (1946 – 1952), Malcolm underwent a great alteration to his mind set and character.
This story told by Malcolm X described his personal life starting at a very young age. At a very young age, he already noticed the huge amount of racism in America in the late 1920’s. Black Americans were set up for failure and it was made very hard to succeed. Malcolm Little fell into that path. After getting caught with many illegal activities, he is sent to prison, where he finds his faith and becomes the influential leader that helped to end segregation in America.