Specifically, according to this theory Jim Jones began to mess around with the idea of a “Revolutionary Suicide”(Jonestown Massacre 3). For example, a member from The People’s Temple that escaped told about practicing suicide drills (Streissguth 1). Meanwhile, after the member told people about this a reporter and Congressman Leo Ryan went to investigate what was going on. He found that everything that was said was true such as the suicide drills, beatings, and many people asked for them to take them with them. Once Ryan decided to leave Jones found out and sent gunman to terminate Ryan and the reporter out of fear that the truth about Jonestown would be exposed.
He announced about the Vietnam War, Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, John F. Kennedy’s assassination, and many more. One of the hardest news he had to tell was John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Walter Cronkite was the first newsman to announce that John F. Kennedy had been shot and killed. This announcement took place on November 22, 1963. Cronkite said that he “blinked in disbelief at what he had read.” He said that this day was “a slow day that burst into action when the first dispatches from Dallas went out.” They say that when Cronkite announced the death of Kennedy, he cried on the air.
All these terrible things we can prevent by means of a passive dialogue. Consecutively, one of the worst conflicts in the history of the United States was My Lai Massacre. The responsible for the spilling of innocent blood is from the soldiers called Charlie Company. My Lai was a Village with about 700 inhabitants in Vietnam. After this massacre was over, only
“I may have actually heard of this event on the news before seeing the magazine, but it never really clicked until I saw the magazine in person”. The news of the Jonestown massacre was publicized and known by many, yet they didn’t really understand the immensity of this tragedy until they saw the pictures themselves. After initially seeing this magazine, Bonnie says the she felt genuinely sorry for all of the families that lost loved ones due to this unexplainable act. “The Jonestown Massacre was the 9/11 of my youth, and it’s an something I’ll never forget”. On November 18, 1978 a cult of Americans known as the ‘Peoples Temple’ became a part of a mass suicide under the order of their leader Jim Jones (History.com Staff).
Readers knew that “those were the people, headed up by Devil Anse, who shot and killed Pa’s brother Harmon” (12) and continued “The War Amongst Us” (12). Tolbert explained to Fanny the McCoy side of the story, which was the only side she ever knew and could tell the reader. Because of Fanny’s influence, readers were given a prejudice against the Hatfields, therefore she demonstrated to be
The really unique feature about In Cold Blood is that it was an actual murder of the Clutter family in November 1958 -1959. Truman Capote was fascinated by the murder of the four family members, as was the rest of the country. It did not only affect small towns of Holcomb, Kansas but the whole country could identify with the horror of an entire family being murdered for no apparent reason. In the small town people we scared and sad for what was happening in there little town.
Two months later, the American public learned of the My Lai massacre when a journalist exposed the story. All the reports and photographs were published. The My Lai massacre increased anti-war awareness and increased questions about the type of men being employed into the army. The Army charged 25 officers, including Lieutenant Calley and Captain Medina, for the massacre and its cover-up. My Lai had a lasting impact on the war-weary American public.
The broadcast of music was censored and songs of protest were restricted from playing on the “Armed Forces Radio”. In response, soldiers rebelled and brought their own music which was comprised of many anti-war songs, since it was popular at the time in the U.S. An example of a popular anti-war song includes Edwin Starr’s “War”. The Soldiers became involved in influencing others through the media, by being interviewed by a journalist, Morley Safer. This CBS Journalist had made reports about these soldiers by portraying their lives outside of the battlefield. She showed them writing letters concerning private thoughts that they had.
While getting interviewed Jay says that he helped Adnan get to track practice and dig a hole for Hae’s body (7-8). This proves that Jay assisted Adnan in murdering Hae and that they were both involved in the crime. In episode two of Serial the state claims that Adnan is the one that did it. Sarah states on behalf of the state “And the motive the State supplied, the basis for the whole thing, was that after Hae broke up with Adnan, he couldn’t accept it. He was so wounded by her, and so furious, that he decided to kill her” (21).
Eventually he was captured by the army and was brainwashed into thinking that anyone he kills can potentially avenge his family’s death. To tell someone who is just twelve years old or younger that killing others will make up for their family’s death is inhumane. The army had an extreme advantage
Kent State Massacre Devastates Community "For the past ten years I have devoted myself to presenting people with the facts. What happened here was unforgivable, and the facts prove this."(“The). This was a quote was said by Alan Canfora who was a survivor. Alan was shot on May 4th, 1970 at the Kent State massacre("The). The Ohio National Guard came to Kent State University because the students there were holding an anti-war rally(PUBLISHED).
In 1932 we get the bullets and gas of the police, as we did in Washington, and the troops, which Hoover called put against us. Because we were demanding the Bonus so that we and our families could have something to eat, the President of the United States orders the army to gas and bayonet us, to burn our meagre belongings and to drive our wives and children into the dark of the night,” (Veteran’s 3). Even soldiers who had to dissolve the protest were discontent with evacuation of protestors. George S. Patton, a senior Army officer, reflected on the elimination of the Bonus Army, calling it, “a messy affair for everyone,” and, “[a] most distasteful form of service,”
Emmett was left mutilated and horrendous looking for all of the world to see when his mother decided to have an open-coffin funeral. News of Emmett’s story spread through the nation like a forest fire, outraging and devastating people all over, saying how brutal the murder was, or how it wasn’t brutal enough. Emmett’s trial took place less than 2 weeks after he’d been killed, and somehow his trial was more unfair than his death. During trial, Mr. Breland harassed Till’s Uncle Mose, “And yet you could see clearly, clearly enough to accuse to white men of murder, to claim that the men on your porch were Mr. Bryant and Mr. Milam over there… No problem with white folks, yet there you sit accusing two of our upstanding white citizens of barging into your home in the middle of the night, pointing a gun and a flashlight in your face, and hauling off your nephew”(170/171). Even though Bryant and Milam both admitted to kidnapping Emmett, the possibility of the two men not even being there to take Emmett is beyond irrational, even when both men stated their names at Moses 's door.
Thinking back to the Civil Rights movement that went on for fifteen years this tragic event can be compared to that. Mike Brown is the modern day Emmitt till, the six little girls burned in the church, and Trayvon Martin combined into one. The events that happened soon after arguably changed the lives of Ferguson citizens forever. Ferguson citizens was justified in their response due to the death of Mike Brown, police brutality, and the results of the indictment. The main cause of the riots that took place in Ferguson is the fact that Mike Brown was brutally gunned down by a white police office while he was unarmed and hands up.
A few cases stood out of the hundreds due to the effect they had on the practice of execution. One case that stood out was that of Mary Surratt on July 7, 1865 for her involvement in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. She was the first female to be executed under Federal jurisdiction and this execution was well photographed (American female hangings 1632 to 1937, n.d.). The process of executing a women led to some logistical problem for the executioner with him not knowing how to tie her feet together. Once the floor dropped out from underneath her she died immediately.