Tom is called to testify for a falsely accused man that has been charged with murder, and Tom was at the site, unnoticed when it happened. With the true murderer in the courtroom, Tom "was badly scared" (Twain 214) and conflicted on whether or not to tell the whole story, knowing that Injun Joe would without a doubt, kill him. "Tom began-hesitatingly at first" (Twain 216) and decided to put the wellbeing and condition of the falsely accused man before his own safety and life. Understandably, Tom only hesitated because he was very nervous and traumatized by the whole situation, as any 11-year-old boy should
Then almost immediately after Alex contradicts himself by thinking “ In my book and the blind eyes of justice, the fact that a man had it coming doesn’t make killing him right “ (Patterson 194). This shows Alex’s true opinion in that he believes that killing a man who was clueless doesn’t make it right. It also shows he thinks everyone is innocent until proven guilty just like most cops are caught not and that he believes only courts can issue punishment not some group of vigilante
David Cash was a witness to the molestation and murder of 7-year-old Sherrice Iverson. Though Cash saw this happen, instead of going to the authorities, Cash decided to keep it to himself. In an Article written by Cathy Booth, Booth states, “He told the Los Angeles Times he was not going to ‘lose sleep over somebody else’s problems’” (Booth 18-19). Cash showed no remorse for doing nothing, and was angrier for losing his friend Jeremy Strohmeyer, who committed the molestation and murder. This sparked outrage at Berkley University, the college Cash attended.
He continues by mentioning the names of suspects whom were killed by the police with a little bit of background information to make the audience feel anger towards the situations. Coates asks the questions; “Was Walter Scott’s malfunctioning third-brake light really worth a police encounter?... Do we really want people trained to fight crime dealing with someone who’s ceased taking medications?” Coates makes the claim that experts should handle the situations not only the police, as they are specially trained to handle a suicidal man or a mentally ill one. Coates questions the audience again on whether if sending the police to handle the situations that led to the death of the victims was the right call. Situations should be handled by experts in the field, and that the police are “only women and men who specialize
After the murder took place, anyone who knew the Clutter family was in shock because they could not understand why anyone would murder this particular family. After discovering that the murder was committed by strangers who seemed to have no motive, the townsfolk became very suspicious of everyone. As paranoia began to rise, evidence is found at the scene of the crime that ties two men, Dick Hickock and Perry Smith, to the murder. These men are arrested, and they are forced to confess to the crime, leading them to reveal their motive. Perry’s motive is much clearer than Dick’s, and is actually rather unclear what Dick’s role in the murder would have been.
Gordie has experienced death firsthand and his family is still “putting the pieces together”, leading them to neglect Gordie. This was one of the reasons for Gordie wanting to find the body aswell as finding closure. Chris Chambers would much rather not be associated with his family as they are considered to be “lowlife Chambers”. He undertakes this journey to prove himself to the town. At the start of the journey Chris has a gun with him for protection.
I believe that Jay is guilty because he never gave a perfectly in detail response that would show otherwise. He changed his story multiple times. He added information sometimes and would took some away. He had a guilty look on his face in pictures and when he talked there was something about his tone of voice that made me think ‘guilty.’ Jay came in months later to talk about what happened that day and he owned up to being an assist to murder. I feel that he should have gotten some time in jail because he claims to have been there at the scene and helped to bury Hae.
One of the hardest things to fathom is what drove Adnan to strangle Hae. Police officials kept coming back to the fact that Adnan was the ex-boyfriend, but this doesn’t hold much value when Syed claims the break-up was mutual and they continued to be friends despite breaking up (Koenig Episode 2). Mutual breakups typically don’t end up in rage against one another, which is why the theory of Adnan being guilty is so hard to believe. If he had no bad feelings toward her then there would be no motive for him to kill her in the first place. In addition to the motive issue behind Adnan’s conviction, Adnan repeatedly claims that he did not
“The ghost of wit isn’t well liked but once people got to know him they learned a lot” (Poe 10.) It is a huge tragedy how people cannot look past someone’s disability and get to know them. This story isn’t about killing the King, its all about how its crucial to get to know people even if they are a little different. Back in the day, killing was (unfortunately) very common. Today whenever there is a murder it will make the front page, but back then people would just shrug when they heard the news of a killing.
He finally ties it all together for the reader after talking about Dicks old cellmate, Floyd Wells and how Wells did not want to tell anyone what Dick had told him. Which was Dick and Perry was going to murder Mr. Clutter and all the witnesses. Thanks to Wells they finally had a lead on the murderers. Capote brings all the questions to an end and Dick and Perry are caught. Which they thought they were not ever going to be caught for the murder.