Gun Laws On Feburary 14, 2018 in Parkland Florida, a 19-year-old gunman who was a former student, opened fire at his old high school. The shooter killed 17 and injured 14. After the incident, many U.S citizens talked about gun control. The phrase “gun laws” trended on Google bringing the intrest rate from 11 to 100 within minutes. While this trend was tipping, this same tendency has been popular before, an example being the Sandy Hook shooting in December of 2012.
Daniel Santiago Brown V. Board of Ed. Case Mr. Dolese Period 9 The Brown V. Board of Education Supreme Court Case was a major turning point in the long fight for Civil Rights. In the 1950’s, 13 parents decided to sue their local school district for breaking the Fourteenth Amendment. These suits were later grouped together to be known as the Brown V. Board of Education Supreme Court Case, named after Oliver Brown, whose daughter had to walk six blocks to go to her bus stop just to go to her segregated school. They argued that the term “separate but equal” rule was unconstitutional and should be overruled.
In addition, in January 11, 2008 - Marion Jones was sentenced for six months since he lied to the investigators about using these drugs. Central idea: Since steroids had caught the attention of many athletes who have tried to use them for the purpose of being a better player, it’s good to know the negative effects on human health behind their uses through various examples from the real life. Preview: we must take a stand to defend banning of these
It was a hot August day in Austin, Texas, when Charles Whitman climbed to the top of the clock tower to discover his fate. He randomly shot people from the top of the clock tower. The University of Texas Shooting was a major event in American history because it was the first public mass murder, 42 people were shot, and it had a large impact on society. Charles Whitman’s life before the shooting was a rollercoaster. The Whitman family was not your average family (Bankston, 2007).
Malcolm X was born on May 19, 1925, in Omaha, Nebraska. When he was young, he was a brilliant student, though his teacher had discriminated against him because he was black. His father, Earl Little, was a supporter of Black Nationalist leader Marcus Garvey. His civil right activism prompted death threats from white supremacist, forcing the family to move twice. Later, he was murdered by white supremacists.
INTRODUCTION “How could they do it, how could they?” “I don 't know, but they did it. They 've done it before and they did it tonight and they 'll do it again, and when they do it - seems that only children weep.” HARPER LEE, To Kill A Mockingbird. On August 9th, 2014, 18-year old African-American Michael Brown was fatally shot by a white policeman in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown, unarmed, was shot 12 times, until he succumbed to his injuries. The day after Brown’s shooting saw national outrage and protests in and outside of Ferguson, giving new life to a movement conceived in the wake of the 2013 acquittal of George Zimmerman, a Neighbourhood Watch volunteer accused of fatally and unjustifiably shooting African-American teen Travyon
It has become common today about the black lives matter movement which has impacted the national movement against police brutality and the killings they 've done. Those who are unfamiliar with Black Lives Matter, it started in 2012 by civil rights activist groups this movement followed upon the death of 17 years old Trayvon Martin an unarmed teenager that was walking home from a store and was eating a bag of skittles and shot by George Zimmerman who was at that time supervising inside of his car patrolling the
Let’s Get Serial: The Unsolved Story of Woodland High School’s Murder Back in 1999, on January 13th right after school lets out in Baltimore city, Hae Min Lee’s life is taken from her. The holes and unanswered questions in her case make it intriguing, and confusing to answer who did it? Adnan Syed, Hae’s ex-boyfriend is the one they ultimately end up turning to as the perpetrator of the crime. Adnan has sentenced a life penalty for the felony. Even though there could be a refute with the evidence saying Adnan was guilty, there is too little to make a strong case with no question or hard evidence counteracting why he is innocent.
It is clear the author 's purpose is quite different because they are coming from different perspectives based on their past experiences. Fulton Gillespie who is writing in relation to the expected death of his son’s overdose explains that the legalising drugs is what could’ve saved his son’s life. It is clear when Fulton states. “I had been expecting Scott’s death for some time. But when it came, just a month before his 34th birthday, it was none the less devastating”.
It was July 13th, 2013, the night of the Trayvon Martin case. He was a 17-year-old boy who was killed by a neighborhood watch man, who, arguably you could say, had a complex. I hoped with all my heart that the verdict of the Trayvon Martin case would do something to somehow ease the pain that a large portion of America was feeling. My eyes were glued to the computer screen and I was holding my breath, full of anticipation and anxiety. Then I heard the words not guilty.