Judging a book by its cover: The case of Jeffery MacDonald On February 17th, 1970, Army military police officers responded to 544 Castle Drive on Fort Bragg military base in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Upon arrival they witnessed a gruesome homicide scene (The MacDonald Defense Committee, 2004). Colette MacDonald, along with her daughters Kimberly MacDonald, 6 years old, and Kristen MacDonald, 3 years old, were brutally murdered. Questions surrounding exactly what happened could only be answered by the sole survivor; husband and father, Army Captain, Jeffery MacDonald, who appeared badly beaten (The MacDonald Defense Committee, 2004). Discussion Doctor MacDonald was initially investigated by the Army.
After the retired detective gave Twyla some information, weeks later his demeanor changed and he said he couldn 't help her anymore. What happened? A young newspaper reporter covered the story of the 40 year vigil held this past July. This reporter seemed very concerned then and had hopes of helping solve this case. Now she will not even return Twyla 's phone messages.
Everyone knows the name and deeds of John Wilkes Booth, who became the first person to successfully assassinate a United States president, as well as one of the most memorable names in American history. Fewer know of Booth’s several conspirators, eight to be exact, who provided the former actor with the supplies and support necessary to commit the heinous crime. Even fewer still know the name of Mary Surratt, a Southern loyalist who, on July 7, 1865, joined Booth on the list of infamous American historical figures by becoming the first woman to be hanged in the still-juvenile country. Surratt ran a boardinghouse in Washington D.C. where the majority of the conspiratory meetings were held in 1865, leading President Johnson to declare Mary Surratt had “kept the nest that hatched the egg” (Norton, 1996). Surratt’s role as the primary supplier and facilitator of the assassination plot has led many to declare her hanging as entirely justified, while other say mercy should have been take for a variety of reasons.
In the article, “Family of Man Cleared by DNA Still Seeks Justice,” Wade Goodwyn writes about the rape of Michele Mallin and the confession that sets free a wrongly convicted man. Timothy Cole, a student in Lubbock was arrested and convicted as the Texas Tech rapist based on the eyewitness account of one victim. On Sunday night, March 24th, 1985, Michele Mallin, a college sophomore at the time, needed to move her vehicle to a legal parking spot after forgetting to earlier that day. At around 10pm, after finishing moving her car, a man appeared asking her for jumper cables to fix his broke down car. Mallin recalls him pushing her back into her own car, threatening to kill her with a knife and chain-smoking the entire time during the attack.
Ed Gein was an infamous American serial killer who was born in Wisconsin, on August 27th, 1906. Ed Gein grew up with his eldest brother Henry and violent alcoholic father, George P. Gein, with whom he never had a relationship with, in a house that was dictated by his enthusiastically religious mother, Augusta Crafter, and her sermons of sin, Augusta passed on her notion to her children, that all women aside from herself were whores. Gein’s mother ran their humble family business and later on bought a farm on the border of a small town to avoid strangers influencing her two sons. The only time Ed was ever given permission to leave his home was to go to school, where he was preyed on by bullies. Gein’s father passed away in 1940, and his brother in 1944, after a fire that Ed had also been caught in, where he had experienced a head
The strengths of this article, looks at the systemic abuse of executed Black ladies from the soonest times of American history. The steadiest consider Black female executions all through U.S. history is criminal equity experts ' executions of Black ladies to a great extent for testing gendered and bigot misuse. Provincial and prior to the war bondage regulated the abuse of slave ladies, who regularly struck back against severe fierceness by murdering White bosses. White lynch crowds viably expanded the legitimate murdering of Black ladies in postbellum society and brought down Black female execution rates. Decreased to a peonage state in the politically-sanctioned racial segregation of Jim Crow, Black ladies ' violations of resistance against White mercilessness paralleled those of slave ladies’ decades prior.
John Weaver argues that on August 13, 1906 in Brownsville, TX, black soldiers were accused of shooting up the town. With unreliable statements, false evidence and a racist town, President Roosevelt discharged without honor one hundred and sixty-seven black soldiers. The very next day after the shooting, civilians came out with statements that didn’t add up or were just completely unreliable. Mrs. Leahy stated that she saw the soldiers from thirty-five feet away, Elkins too testified that he saw the Negroes but from sixty-five feet away.
In 1836, the gruesome death of a prostitute encaptivated the public eye and began a newspaper frenzy that centered on a morbid fixation of the life and death of Helen Jewett. Patricia Cline Cohen's The Murder of Helen Jewett pieces together the facts of Helen's life and death in an attempt to describe gender inequality in America by giving a meticulous account of life in the 1830s. (Insert small biography) Around three in the morning on Sunday, April 10, 1836 Rosina Townsend, the madam of the brothel, was spurred from her bed at the south end of Thomas St by a man knocking on the front door.
Summary When Reginald was arrested in 2008 for his crimes, he denied the rape allegations, describing the sexual assault as consensual sex. All of the women that were assault were strangled and raped in their own flats or apartments. All of these women were of different ages, falling between 18 an 45 at the time of the attack. Tone straggled each woman with a piece of her own clothing, usually the cord of her dressing gown, and left her apartment or flat in a state of disarray that resembled a burglary.
REPORTER: The reporter/brother (Edward) called with concerns for the victim, Lucy. Lucy suffers from Cognitive Deficit (short term memory and memory loss), and she needs assistance with her daily ADL’s. Lucy is currently in the hospital (Oxford Baptist Hospital), due to falling. The victim’s cardiologist requested that she does not live alone.
On Sunday, November 13, 1842 a double murder occurred at Smith Farm in Old Fields, Long Island. The victims, Alexander Smith and and Rebecca Smith, were a wealthy, well- respected married couple who ran Smith farm. George Weeks, the Smiths farmhand, was reporting for work the monday after the murder and heard the dog barking from the work-shed by the Smiths house. George Weeks then became suspicious since the dog was usually inside with Mr. Smith. George then looked in the house and saw that the east room window was broken and Mr. and Mrs. Smith were lying on the floor covered in blood.
Detective Bryce Reagan had been the last one to arrive at the crime scene. The location had been a nightclub located on Hollywood Boulevard. This particular nightclub was popular tourist attraction that Bryce had been called to on three previous occasions. Each time had involved different victims and perpetrators, and all had different motives. One had known their attacker, the other two just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
In around March of last year, the Whitney Museum located in New York opened its biennial exhibition of contemporary American art. As it is full of diversity, it is said to be very exciting. One of the featured paintings in this exhibition is of a famous photograph of a dead black boy, known as Emmett Till, which was drawn by a woman named Dana Schutz. In the mid-1950s, Till was tortured and beaten to death by redneck bigots. To show the world could see what had happened to Till, his mother chose to display his ruined face, which is why Schutz’s painting is called ‘Open Casket’.
On April 13, 2014 I was preparing to go on for the final performance of a stage adaptation of your book To Kill a Mockingbird at The Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City. As I was getting my costume on, I heard loud noises coming from the parking lot. We all headed toward the door, but we were stopped and told that under any circumstances we were not to leave the building. We waited for what seemed like an eternity as sirens wailed outside. Later that day, the cast was informed that just beyond the wall I was leaning on, two people had been shot and killed.