The Murder Trial of Biggie Smalls Rathbone, William Unit 7 Assignment CJ 101 Wallace Biggie was one of the most powerful rappers before getting murdered in drive by shooting in March of 1997. At time he was killed the police had many theories of why he got murdered on that day. The police had multiple suspects about who did it but wasn’t sure of who or why they murdered Biggie Smalls. On that day Biggie was on his way to the hotel from the music party. When his SUV came up to the stop light, he could hear someone call his name, so he rolled his back window down to see who that’s when he was shot multiple times in the torso and then the suspects drove away from the murder.
Michael Brown’s shooting involves a racial tension between blacks and whites since Brown was unarmed and surrendered. In Ferguson, the majority of people are African Americans, and the majority of police officers are white. On the night of the shooting incident, Brown was walking home and confronted by Wilson because Wilson thought Brown was suspicious. There was a struggle between Brown and Wilson. According to Brown’s friend, Wilson started the fight.
One of the biggest highlighted event in the movie would be when the white people made separate bathrooms for the black people in their houses. People were disgusted about the idea of having to use the same toilet as a black person because of the “diseases” they carry and wanted seperate bathrooms. This was also just another way that white people to keep blacks under them by making them feel inferior. We also have the case of the segregated buses where the white sit in the front and black sit in the back. At this point of the movie a young black man had gotten shot and the driver boarded the bus to kick off all the black people just by saying “colored people off”.
People learn to hate and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to human heart than its opposite”(Nelson Mandela). In chapter 11, Atticus tells Scout the definition of n**** lover. Lee states, “Scout”, said Atticus, “nigger-lover is just one of those terms that don’t mean anything--like snot
Everything started to be tightened after the night of 18 February 1965, when the state troopers of Alabama suppress a peaceful march in Marion. During the suppression, an Alabama state trooper intentionally, in my opinion, shot Jimmie Lee Jackson when he tried to protect his mother from the violence of the state troopers. At the funeral of Jimmie L. Jackson, Doctor King mentioned in his speech that, “He was murdered by the brutality of every sheriff who practices lawlessness in the name of law. He was murdered by the irresponsibility of every politician, from governors on down, who has fed his constituents the stale bread of hatred and the spoiled meat of racism. He was murdered by the timidity of a federal government that can spend millions of dollars a day to keep troops in South Vietnam and cannot protect the rights of its own citizens seeking the right to vote.
I do believe that this video has made me think more about racism and to be more aware of how racism affects everyone in the United States. The big question that is still being debated si weather racism is taught through the government and other higher powers. Or is it taught through our own individual ways and experiences. I believe everyone should be treated fairly and equally, as along as you haven’t commited a crime. Everyone has their own opinion and their own views, but it is how we sue those in the real world and don’t use to judge or segregate others just for their race and or views.
In general, police holds the authority to maintain the safety and prosperity of the citizens. In fact, there are a lot of misconduct done by the police officers particularly towards black people, which led to the issue of police brutality. According to American Journal Public Health, “Black men are three times more likely to be killed by legal intervention than white men” (CNN). Recalling the incident of Oscar Grant, when he was on his way back from San Francisco to Oakland after the New Year’s day, he was fatally shot by BART police officer, Johannes Mehserle, because the officer mistakenly thought that Grant was reaching out for his gun to the fact that Grant was unarmed (Wikipedia). Under this circumstance, this signifies that police officer treats black people with hostility.
The accused had bludgeoned the deceased to death after an event of severe provocation. The accused had been driving home and had been intoxicated. The deceased provoked the accused by driving closely behind him with his headlights on bright, overtaking him and then slowing down. The deceased had also been intoxicated. At a stop light the accused jumped out of his car and in a fit of rage assaulted the deceased to death.
trying to get the same respect as any other white person around that would come along. In an attempt for more racial equality they were beaten and harassed. (History.com) Rodney King was an African American male who had gotten pulled over. He was pulled over for speeding and in a big car chase. At the end of the chase he had beaten brutally by officers.
Racial and ethnic profiling has become a major controversy in the United States. Lately there has been a lot in the news about police officers profiling African Americans and this has brought peoples attention through the news and social media. A few major current stories about police officers profiling African Americans is the Marlon Brown killing which happened in 2013. Marlon Brown was being pulled over for a seat belt violation and then got out of the vehicle and began running from the cops.
Overall racial profiling is a violation of are individual human rights and it also violates our 14th amendment. Police should stop using this method and use other methods to figure out criminal behavior. We live in a world where people are still simple minded and can’t get out of their old ways. Being racially targeted because your black or muslin any other race can take a toll on someone
David Leon Riley, a gangster who is in the Lincoln Park Gang in San Diego, CA was involved in a rival gang shooting. The rival of Riley’s gang shot at the Lincoln Park Gang and then got into Riley’s vehicle, stole it, and drove off. Riley had his cell phone in his possession when he was apprehended. So a detective analyzed the videos and photographs of Riley making gang signs and other gang indicia that were stored on the phone to verify whether Riley was gang affiliated. On August 22, 2009, the police pulled Riley over which he was driving a different car which later they found out that he was driving on expired license registration tags.
C then went home and his father confronted him because he saw Calogero driving Sonny car. An argument ensures and Calogero stormed out. Later that night the Italian-Americans boys notice that their hang out spot was eggs by the African Americans boys for retaliation for the previous saying. Calogero’s friends plan to strike back by using Molotov cocktails and the friends’ Peer Pressure C to come. Calogero did get in the car with his friends but Sonny then stopped the car and Made C get out and Told C friends to never speak to C again.