The term conspiracy theory is defined as a belief that powerful people or groups are responsible for events or situations due to secret plans that are illegal or harmful. There is many conspiracy theories that captivated the American people, but the most controversy conspiracy theory that leaves many unanswered questions for years is the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Friday of November 22, 1963, the 35th President of the United States, JFK, was shot at 12:30 PM while traveling in Dallas, Texas to appear for the next presidential campaign. Thousands of Americans whom was present at Dallas, Texas just witness the murder of the United States president. Many Americans believed that the United States government was behind the JFK assassination.
It can also be argued that throughout the book their are characters that do not show valor or be heroic by characters like Rat Kiley, Bobby Jorgenson, and Norman Bowker. The first time we see someone without valor is when Rat Kiley shot himself in the foot to get out of war. O’Brien had been removed from the squad and the story was told that Rat Kiley had gone silent for days and then he started talking a lot after that. Rat Kiley had gone crazy enough that he shot himself in the foot “The next morning he shot himself” (143).
But the evidence was overwhelming and the reason he did it made no difference. The judge said it was one of the most horrific cases he’s ever dealt with and sentenced Moises to 25 years to life. 1 The Godfather of Matamoros Biography.com Adolfo Constanzo, also sometimes known as The Godfather of Matamoro was a Cuban-American drug dealer, serial killer, and cult leader who authorities believe may have murdered more than 20 people during the 1980’s. Adolfo was introduced to the dark world of voodoo and witchcraft by his mother.
On November 18, 1978, in “Jones town” more than 900 members of an American cult Peoples Temple died in a mass suicide-murder under the direction of their leader Jim Jones. The megalomaniac leader, Jim Jones, was born on May 31, 1931, in rural Indiana. Everything started at the 1950’s, when he began working as a self-ordained Christian minister in small churches around Indianapolis. He wanted to do a church of his own, and to collect money for it he tried various ways, including selling live monkeys door-to-door.
The locals used whiskey not only for drinking but also for cooking and medicine. To the people apart of the Whiskey Rebellion, whiskey during the eighteenth century was as valuable as gold. The uproar took a turn for the worse in 1791 on October when the rebellion disguised themselves as farmers snatched a federal tax collector from his bed, marched him five miles to a blacksmith shop where they stripped him of his clothes, and burned him with a poker (Frear, 1999). Over the next three years that followed the locals in the rebellion kidnaped dozens of tax collectors. The rebels beat, shot, tarred, feathered, and terrorized dozen federal tax collectors.
Which shows that dictators can inherited power, or gain a little bit power and then expand their power. An interesting dictator who took gained power by having some power first is Saddam Hussein, who took power from al-Bakr. After Hussein came to power, a list with the names of politicians that opposed Saddam were recited at a meeting that they were at. The politicians were taken to the court of law and trialled found responsible for treason, of the 68 politicians, 22 were executed. In early August 1979, many politicians that opposed Hussein were dead.
Alaura: Now we are going back to more tragic new about the twin tower attack Fani: We have more shocking news, we have found out that our airline planes were hijacked by Ziad Jarrah, one of the members of Osama Bin Laden. This wasn’t an accident it seems like it was planned. Alaura:
Al Capone was a very powerful leader and an all around mastermind. Capone was raised around gangs in the city when he moved there from Naples and joined one in his teens called Johnny Torrio’s James Street Boys ran by Johnny Torrio. Later, he moved on to the Five Points Gang, which he graduated from. He got into a gang fight and someone cut his face with a razor hence the nickname “Scarface” (Grossman). When Torrio entered a brothel business he sent for Capone to be a bouncer at the saloon.
The Preparedness Day parade was designed to lift morale in San Francisco in anticipation of the possible entry of the United States into World War I. Before the event, anti-war activists were harshly critical and during the parade a suitcase bomb went off, killing 10 and wounding 40. Labor leaders Thomas Mooney and Warren Billings were convicted of the crime and were both eventually sentenced to life in prison. After the two men spent 20 years in jail, Democrat Governor Culbert Olson grew concerned about whether they received a fair trial and pardoned them. At age 29, Rudolph was the perpetrator of the Centennial Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta, which occurred on July 27, 1996, during the 1996 Summer Olympics. He called the police, warning
George Metesky nicknamed the “Mad Bomber” outwitted New York City police for 16 years. Between 1940 and 1956 alone, he had set off more than 30 small bombs, striking phone booths, movie theaters, and other public areas. The investigators, having come to a standstill asked James Brussel, a psychiatrist in New York, for his help. After having studied all he could James Brussel made a profile, one that led the police right to Metesky’s front door. This profile being based on psychological ideas gave officials the needed information to arrest Metesky in January of 1957.
The UNABOM Case began after the first mailed bomb exploded on May 25th, 1978. A Northwestern University professor called campus police when he became suspicious of a package that had been returned to him by the postal service, yet he had never mailed the package. Campus police opened the package, getting only slight injuries from the explosion. On May 9, 1979, another package containing a bomb was received at the same university. Six months later a bomb was found in the cargo compartment of an American Airlines aircraft.
Around 9 o’clock p.m. on February 4, 1974, 19-year-old Patricia Hearst was kidnapped from her apartment in Berkeley, thrown into the back of a car, and taken away. Her kidnappers were later revealed to be the Symbionese Liberation Army, who demanded several million dollars worth of food donations in exchange for her release. Hearst claimed to have been raped by SLA member William Wolfe, stating that “she hated him”, but in a previous interview, she has called him “the most gentlest, most beautiful man I have ever known.” If Hearst truely was abusively coerced to aid in the robbery, she would not have spoke so highly of him. To further add upon that, she has kept a ‘trinket’ given to her by Wolfe.
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.
With the death of Angelo Bruno and Stanfa in hiding and later imprisoned, a power vacuum was left with the Philadelphia crime family. The self-claimed boss, Philip “Chicken Man” Testa was murdered as well by a nail bomb infront of his home in 1981, and in the end, powerful Atlantic City captain Nicodemo “Little Nicky” Scarfo claimed victory as the new boss of Philadelphia. Scarfo brought a new and notorious regime at the top, as he allegedly ordered the murders of more than 30 people throughout his reign in the 1980s. He tried to gain more influence in New York with the five families through then-current Gambino crime family boss John Gotti but failed. Scarfo was soon indicted on massive charges and sent to prison for the rest of his life
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.