Director Smith pressed Schemer to explain why she had not reported the incident earlier in the day and she explained that Hale hangs around the police precinct and she did not want him to know she was reporting him. In conclusion, Schemer was advised again that the matter was being investigated as an internal affairs matter and she was forbidden to discuss the matter with anyone, even persons she already discussed the complaint with, to which she said she understood. Schemer was given the names of three people she could contact to discuss the IA with – Smith, Ziifle, and Vaughan – and those were the only three. Again, she was asked if she
The definition of a massacre refers to an unnecessary and random killing of a large number of individuals. The events of the Boston Massacre are recorded as a group of British soldiers firing upon a large group of colonists, killing three people on sight, one expired after the event, three were badly wounded, and four were slightly wounded totaling 11 civilians being shot. With multiple individuals such as Captain Thomas Preston, and Theodore Bliss claiming there were at least 100 people, as well as Peter Cunningham accounting 30-40 citizens gathered at the customs house. All three of these individuals were reliable in their depositions. Bliss and Cunningham were uninvolved in the act, both were bystanders to the situation.
Soldiers just aimed their guns up and fired, They didn’t know exactly where their bullets were going because of all the debris and smoke in the air. When the Smoke cleared the British had seen that they had just killed 5 colonists by the names of Crispus Attucks, Patrick Carr, Samuel Gray, Samuel Maverick, And James Caldwell. A town meeting was called to discuss what had just happened in the streets of Boston demanding to remove the trail of Captain Preston and his men for murder. At the trial John Adams and Josiah Quincy II were defending the British regarding their discharge. Samuel Quincy and Robert Treat Paine were the attorneys for the prosecution.
There was a poll where 79% of people objected to Lieutenant Calley’s (a main perpetrator in the massacre) conviction (Source F). This does not, however, mean that they were in support of the crimes committed but rather that they felt his sentence was too harsh. A section of this group felt that the actions that were taken against Calley were unjust and that he should rather have been commended for killing so many “Commie Gooks” (Source F). This indicates that their pro-war stance was left unaffected by the massacre. It can even suggest that the incident spurred on the hatred felt by some of these American citizens.
According to the article, Preston has tried to avoid unnessesary conflict between the colonist and his troops. He wanted everyone to leave in peace. However, one of Preston’s soldier did not obey his command and started to fire at the mobs. As the result, Preston is responsible for death in the Boston Massacre. Preston’s indecisive actions have indirectly led to the uprising of Colonies.
Those who were unhappy did not believe the court was protecting the innocent people the way they should. Some members of the community think that the court is not handling the prosecutions correctly and their decisions should be revised. Arthur Miller utilizes John Proctor to prove that one is either with or against the court. The court wants Proctor to confess of witchcraft in order for him to live, but he is reluctant to do so. He is hanged because he stood up for his moral rights, and he does not say what the court wants to hear from him, a confession.
Let the dead bury the dead"(Lee 369). This is proof Tom Robinson is a symbol of a Mockingbird. he was killed for no reason so he was innocent and killed without a reason. Just like there is no reason to kill a Mockingbird, there is no reason to kill an innocent person. When Tom Robinson went to court for his rape case, he had lost the case before the jury even had time to come up with the verdict.
Brendan Cregan Mr. Li English 9 Honors 31 March 2017 The People of Maycomb and Their Prejudices After reading To Kill a Mockingbird, one might ask if the people of maycomb are truly “bad” people. While a jury composed of purely Maycombians decided that Tom Robinson was guilty of a crime that he unmistakably did not commit, I do not believe that the general public of Maycomb is a foul or hateful group. The reason that I would argue this is that while their actions have lead to a social injustice, they are unable to retrospect and recognise their own faults and prejudice. As an example, Miss Gates said the following, “‘...persecution comes from people who are prejudiced. Prejudice,’ she said carefully’” This quote shows how oblivious Maycomb is to their hypocrisy.
A good leader would be very rational to make sure that he is doing what is best not only for his people, but also for other people, so everyone can look up to him with respect. Diodorus had said “He was very hostile to the local people and did not trust them,”. It was very irrational of Alexander to be hostile to people who he had just destroyed their city which of course would lead them to thinking of him as untrustworthy due to his irrationality. The city of Persepolis was given to soldiers by Alexander according to Diodorus, “he gave it over to the soldiers to plunder,”. If Alexander was rational in his way, he would have found some peace with Persepolis rather than just sending his men to plunder through Persepolis as they please.
It’s clear what the crime was that the man Peyton Farquhar was trying to burn down the Owl Creek Bridge but what's more important is what's behind the crime why did Farquhar do what he did and that is more important in the context of the punishment. We learned in part two “no service was too humble for him to perform in aid of the South, no adventure too perilous for him to undertake if consistent with the character of a civilian who was at hearing a soldier, and who in good faith and without too much qualification assent to at least a part of the frankly villainous dictum that all is fair in love and war” (Bierce pg 189). This quote gives us a lot of important information that without it we would think very differently about the punishment of Farquhar. Farquhar crime of trying to destroy Owl Creek bridge is not a crime will the full intent of evil and harm, although that would be the end result of his actions if they went through it's clear from the quote that Farquhar was a man trying to do what he could in a time of need. Now to putting the crime into picture with the punishment “The man’s hands were behind his back, the wrist bound with a cord.
The true history of the Boston Massacre is shrouded by mystery, and most people’s interpretations of what happened are wrong. We generally think that the Boston Massacre was a flat out murder planned by the British; but that isn’t necessarily true. The generally accepted summary of what happened that night is that a group of British soldiers fired upon a crowd of unarmed colonists; killing 5 people and injuring a number of others. The Boston Massacre wasn’t really a massacre because it wasn’t a deliberate plan to slaughter a large number of people, but rather an accident by the British. While this accident is hard for the colonies to forgive, their mistake is hardly a massacre at all.
Eric Garner and Michael Brown were murdered on July 17, 2014, and August 7, 2014, respectively. Both were unarmed and did not seem to endanger the lives of the police officers who were involved. In En Vogue’s song “Free Your Mind” there is a line “Before you can read me you got to learn how to see me”. This perfectly illustrates the story of these men. The police arguably acted based on their prejudices, before assessing the situation.
PTSD was what the marine said he had since he was in the military, but no evidence supports how he would have gotten PTSD. The marine, Eddie Routh never was in any combat zones during his service time. Routh shot Kyle and Chad Littlefield, Chris’ friend, at a gun range on February 2, 2013. His death shook America; the hero who was considered a legend was dead. Thousands of people lined the highways to watch his procession pass on a rainy day.
In the article Thirty-Eight Who Saw Murder Didn 't Call Police, author Martin Gansberg recalls the events that occurred on the night of March 13, 1964. "38 respectful, law abiding citizens" (120) stood idle as Kitty Genovese was hunted down on three separate occasions and murdered. Not once was an attempt made to alert authorities, an action that may have resulted in Kitty 's life being spared. When questioned, the spectators had a multitude of excuses for why they had not notified authorities, some of which included, "I didn 't want to get involved," (122) and even, "I was tired" (123). This article demonstrates the violence of this time period and the unwillingness of humans to assist those in need.
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.