76). Once the government declared the animal game illegal, it was natural for these elite malandros to use this “underground” structured society as a means of prostitution rings, drug smuggling, gun dealing, and selling stolen goods. In the documentary, Favela Rising directed by Jeff Zimbalist and Matt Mochary, followed a man by the name of Anderson Sá, a former drug trafficker who establishes the movement AfroReggae. Throughout the movie Anderson talks about how disruptive and chaotic these drug lords are, stating “As long as we live in a war zone, our ideology won’t allow us to live passively, in comfort” (Anderson Sa). Anderson believed these drug lords are what ruins families, culture, and the image of the favelas.
His assassination is obscured by conspiracy, as to whether or not his convicted assassin really acted alone or if he conspired with others. Nevertheless, it can be said that his murder was most likely related to his work as a civil rights leader, who persistently pushed for the intolerance to end and for the indifference towards the hardships of the African-American community to halt. Yet another senseless act of intolerance that ended with blood, as mentioned by Wiesel, was the Cambodian
Mass murder and mass suicide committed by Jim Jones and the government as a part of the massacre are two theories surrounding the mystery behind “The Jonestown Massacre”. Jim Jones, a religious leader, was mainly known for brainwashing and leading his followers to a mass murder and suicide. To clarify, Jim Jones was
In order to hide the incriminating evidence, Nixon compulsively lied throughout the whole predicament to the press and to the people of America-even the government. Eventually, Nixon handed over the tapes as commanded by the US Supreme Court. Suspiciously, eight and a half minute of a recording was missing, potentially making it impossible to uncover all of the evidence. This was the tragedy of the Watergate Scandal. One of the tapes, called “Smoking Gun” confirms Nixon had yielded justice.
No jury in this part of the world 's going to say 'We think you 're guilty, but not very ' on a charge like that. It was either a straight acquittal or nothing" (Lee 219). After reading this in the novel the quote really shows that if a white man and a black man both commit the same crime almost a certain chance the black man will get accused wrongly first before the white man will ever be. This quote changed the point of view on many characters in To Kill A Mockingbird. It changed the view of Tom Robinson
In the aforementioned warfare, the US not only sent its army to legitimize its sovereignty over Afghanistan and Iraq, but it also conspired to take democratization as an excuse to uncover its real intention of gaining profit. To recapitulate, not only does imperialism exist in Belgian Congo in the eighteenth and nineteenth century, but also in Middle-East in the twenty-first
The court overseeing the Lincoln assassination case sentenced any conspirator to death who was believed to have remained involved in the plot until April 14th, 1865, the date of the assassination. Mary Surratt’s meetings with John Lloyd incriminated her heavily. Lloyd’s testimony suggested Surratt had not only been aware of the plot’s true nature, but had remained an active supporter of Booth for the duration of the plot. Circumstantial and unproven evidence may have led to her sentence, but can anyone say she didn’t deserve. The court’s rule was clear, anyone who was still involved on the day of the assassination received a death sentence.
As a result, the United States feared that the Soviet influence of communism would spread in Cuba and then other neighboring countries in the Americas. Furthermore, the United States believed that the Soviets were attempting to establish Communist government that would threaten its power and influence in Latin America. In response, the United States took action as a precaution by organizing the training of Cuban exiles and cutting purchases of Cuban sugar. However, Cuba responded back by nationalizing U.S. banks and companies that made lots of profits from exploiting Cuba’s resources. In a way, the trade embargo served as a method to
As a result of this, racist organizations were founded to wreaked havoc on former slaves. Secret societies in the southern united states, such as the Ku Klux Klan and the Knights of the White Camellia used violence against the blacks. Their goal was often to keep blacks out of politics. Our textbook states, “In other states, where blacks were a majority or where the populations of the two races were almost equal, whites used outright intimidation and violence to undermine the Reconstruction regimes” (Brinkley 368). The people involved in such organizations were using violence to take away the fifteenth amendment right from the former slaves.
November 22nd, 1963 was the day America wept as President John F. Kennedy was tragically assassinated in the streets of Dallas by Lee Harvey Oswald. No one could believe it then, and questions are still arising fifty five years after the slaying. What was the motivation? Who is truly responsible? Without being provided with clear answers, many people decided to take the matter into their own hands and seek the truth for themselves, causing the development of the infamous JFK conspiracy theories.
George Washington Williams, an African American legislator, and Kande Kamara, an African colonial subject, both experienced some of the most brutal products of European Imperialism. Williams, in the late nineteenth century, toured the Belgian controlled Congo and witnessed the harsh measures King Leopold implemented to maintain absolute control and bleed the country of its resources. Kamara, on the other hand, bore witness to the end result of overzealous imperial ambitions when he was forced to fight for the allies in the trenches of WWI. These two men’s experiences, although considerably different, both shed light on Europe’s colonial philosophy of racism and ethnic superiority and its position of immense power during this period. Both
This began a period of political conflict known as the Congo crisis. Lumumba was arrested, then assassinated. On the other hand, Joseph Mobutu, the chief of staff of the Congolese army organized two coup d’états; the second one was a success. Once in power, Mobutu formed an authoritarian Regime, attempting to purge the country from any colonial influence by starting a pro-African and Congolese cultural
On September 19, 1934, Bruno Hauptmann was arrested and tried for murder on January 2, 1935. In the book “The Case Never Dies”, Gardner states that “there was insufficient evidence to convict him [Bruno]” (Gardner 1) of first degree murder. There were many witnessed that claimed Bruno gave them “ransomed bills” (Schwartz 3) at many businesses. The jury did not believe him when he took the stand and denied any involvement in the kidnapping. Bruno Richard Hauptmann was “put to death in the electric chair” (Crime Museum 2) on April 3, 1936.
Oswald’s resentment toward authority was his most prominent motivation to murder the President. He demonstrated this resentment for various times in his life. For instance, Palmer McBride, a man Oswald met in the 1950s revealed that Oswald disclosed to him about shooting President Eisenhower for exploiting the American working class. In addition, nine month prior to his assassination of President Kennedy, he also attempted to assassinate Major General Edwin A. Walker upon the belief that the major general was a fascist leader. Furthermore, at 1:15pm on the day President Kennedy was assassinated, Oswald resisted the arrest from Dallas Police Officer Tippit, which caused him to kill Tippit.
Another was the death of a 60-year-old black man named John Dukes, who was killed by whites in revenge for Dukes shooting a white constable. Dukes was hanged and even set on fire by the mob. Because of these events, and many other previous ones, Senator Wagner requested that the federal government do something. However, the Attorney General said that they could not become involved in state government issues, unless the federal government allowed it. What was even more disappointing was the fact that no anti-lynching bill had been passed on the federal level.