Name and Date of Case Rubin Carter Case June 17, 1966 Initial Description In 1966, police arrested Rubin Carter and his friend John Artis for a triple homicide committed in the Lafayette Bar and Grill in Paterson, New Jersey. These two men were described as, “two negroes in a white car”, an extremely racist description. Police stopped Carter’s car and brought him and Artis to the crime scene. Upon searching the vehicle, the police found ammunition that fit the weapons used in the murder. Police took no fingerprints at the scene of the crime and lacked the equipment needed to conduct a paraffin test for gunshot residue.
What about the Texas Church Shooting, where the shooter, was Devin Patrick Kelly, a former Air Force member. His background check was “clean” even when he assaulted his wife, broke his stepson’s skull, and had been discharged from the Air Force for bad conduct. This might not convince everybody about the ease to purchase a gun, because this intro has only talked about people being killed by them, so it must be hard to get guns, because these shootings don’t happen everyday. All of these shooters that caused these shootings, did not have a license or permit when purchasing these firearms. That’s how Stephen Paddock was found with 23 firearms inside of his hotel room, where the shooting came from.
People seen that he was different after his surgery, but nobody really did a thing. If people would of paid attention to the signs then maybe he wouldn’t of ended up killing seventeen men and been killed in a prison by a fellow inmate. Jeffrey never received the helped he needed and when he died, people did not even realize how much attention he needed. Maybe if he moved out and lived in a better home when he was younger instead of staying in a bad, environment with this parents then he might not of killed all of the innocent men. All these killers have something in common, if they were given the help and attention they needed at the time then they could of possibly came out normal and would not of committed such brutal
Whether this was to acquire land or because of a personal grudge is disputed. He charged $1,700 to execute these crimes. On February 27th, 1909, Miller concealed himself behind Bobbitt’s ranch house, where he shot him in the side from his shotgun. Before dying, Bobbitt confirmed the identity of his killer to his
Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch coordinator for the gated community where Martin was living. Martin was, as in the case with Michael Brown, completely unarmed, and his executioner was released and didn’t face any criminal charges. Unfortunately, that just buttresses the fact that black people have an inferior role in the American community. It’s not simple to fix a problem that isn’t official, but rather known as a national benchmark. Ishmael Sistrunk considers how to patch up the bleeding wound between black men & the compelling policemen in his article titled “Walking while black: Michael Brown, black men and white police officers”.
After an hour a man called the police. The man gave the police the location of the crime. He then claimed responsibility for the murders and the murders that happened in 1968. On August 1, 1969, the San Francisco Examiner got a letter that didn 't have a return address. The letter gave details from the murders.
In the year 2017 alone, 112 people were killed. The rise of mass shootings is no longer going unnoticed and many people are fighting for change. This first Major Mass Shooting took place in Austin, Texas on August 1st, 1966. An architectural engineering student named Charles Whitman, took the elevator up to the 27th floor observation deck in the clock tower at the University of Texas. He then proceeded to kill 13 people and wound 31.
14. Tomlin, Charles • Date of Conviction: 1979 • Date of Exoneration: 1994 • Summary of the Case: On the night of 12/7/1978, Daniel Stewart, a 25-year-old drug dealer was fatally shot and robbed of nine pounds of marijuana worth $5,000 in an alley in Bakersfield, California. Stewart’s girlfriend, Leticia Mendez, 24, was sitting next to Stewart when he was shot in the face. Mendez told Bakersfield police that the gunman was a stocky black man, about 5 feet, 6 inches to 5 feet, 8 inches tall with a mustache and a medium Afro hairdo. At first she said the gunman was a hitchhiker.
At first they found a key piece of evidence on a body: A fingerprint. However this fingerprint wasn’t as useful as it would be today because of the fingerprinting systems in 1984. The only way they could link a suspect to a crime is after he had been identified, but the killer had not been yet. So if they wanted to match the fingerprint to something they’d have to go through 6 million fingerprints on file. The second piece of physical evidence that the police found was bullet casings at different crime scenes.
Cooper or his motives for hijacking the plane. One of the reasons why no one has uncovered his true identity is because of the lack of evidence. The only real evidence is the tie that Cooper left behind on the plane. This helped eliminate hundreds of suspects, but is still not enough to find the criminal. One of the theories that the FBI had was that he died when he jumped from the plane, but no one has ever found a body.