He also murdered 8 year old girl Karen Ann Hill who was found under a bridge. She has been raped and murdered. Police found mud,leaves and other debris had been forced down her throat and inside her clothing. Neighbors remembered that Shawcross was the last person to be with her and that is when it got suspicious. He received a 25 year jail sentence and later his wife Penny divorced him.
In Maycomb, Alabama its judicial system is flawed, due to the way it was constructed. Racism was at it’s high in Maycomb, Alabama. Many African-American people were dealing with racism and discrimination every day. Atticus, who had defended Tom Robinson in his case against Bob Ewell knew from the very start that the jury would be biased and not favor Tom. He states on page
Ben Chester White On January 5, 1899, Ben Chester White, an African American, was born. About sixty-seven years later, on June 10, 1966, White was shot and murdered near Pretty Creek in Natchez, Mississippi. His murderers were three hate-filled gunmen that were incorporated with the Ku Klux Klan, which is a group of people who believe that whites are more superior than blacks. The reason they wanted to murder White was to give Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. a motive to come to Natchez, White had no involvement in the Civil Rights Movement, until his devastating murder. Ever since he was born, White spent most of his life working for a white family, on the Carter family farm around the east of Natchez.
Though much of Elizabeth’s testimony had felt “almost rehearsed,” jury foreman Mark Landrum told me, her disgust for Michael in that moment had been palpable. “From that moment on, I didn’t like Michael Morton,” Landrum said. “I’m assuming the entire jury felt that way too. Whether he was a murderer or not was still to be determined, but I knew that I did not like him.” Building on the idea that Michael hated his wife, Anderson also cast him as sexually deviant. Over the protests of the defense, Judge Lott allowed the district attorney to show jurors the first two minutes of Handful of Diamonds, the adult video that Michael had rented, under the pretext that it established his state of mind before the murder.
In January 1983, he followed Sutcliffe into the recess of F2, the hospital wing at Parkhurst Prison and stabbed a broken coffee jar twice into the left side of Sutcliffe 's face, creating four wounds that required 30 stitches. Another incident on 23 February 1996, Sutcliffe was attacked in his room in Broadmoor Hospital 's Henley Ward. Paul Wilson, a convicted robber, asked to borrow a videotape before attempting to strangle him with the cable from a pair of stereo headphones (Wiki). Two other convicted murderers, Kenneth Erskine and Jamie Devitt, intervened on hearing screams. The last attack was by a fellow inmate, Ian Kay, with a pen on 10 March 1997, Sutcliffe lost the vision in his left eye, and his right eye was severely damaged.
When Booth attended one of Lincoln’s inaugural speeches, he attempted to lunge at him because he was so mad, and the book Killing Lincoln even states “The site of so many blacks beaming up at him (Lincoln) makes him want to vomit,” (O’Reilly 6). This shows how Booth loathes Lincoln’s justifications on how the future United States will be: a free nation where everybody, including blacks, is equal. In Booth 's diary, written the day before he shot Lincoln, he wrote “Our country owed all her troubles to him [Lincoln], and God simply made me the instrument of his punishment,” (Booth, 1). The entry reveals that Booth is blaming Lincoln for the “troubles” of the country, by letting the blacks have freedom. Both of these justifications support that Booth’s frustration and anger at how Lincoln supported African Americans, is one reason for his
On October 7, 1998, Matthew Shepard, a gay 21-year-old college student, was abducted by two men who took him to a remote area, tied him to a fence, severely beat him with the butt of a pistol, and left him to die in the cold of the night (Matthew Shepard Foundation, “About Us”). Matthew Shepard’s death became a symbol for the deadly effect that prejudice can have on an innocent, young adult, and it gave people a chance to begin to understand how to accept people of different sexual orientations. However, 18 years later, America still hasn’t learned from Matthew Shepard’s death, and that is most evident in the Orlando night club shooting. June 12, 2016 brought upon a new era of anti-gay hate crimes when 49 people were killed and 53 were injured
“The way that man called him ‘boy’ all the time and sneered at him, an’ looked around the jury every time he answered-” (Lee 226). In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Aunt Alexandra figures out the kids are missing. Atticus and Aunt Alexandra figure out they 've been in the balcony of the courtroom all afternoon. Atticus sends them home, but agrees to let them come home after dinner. Aunt Alexandra was angry when she hears where the kids have been.
Atticus Takes a Stand “Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win” ( Lee 101). To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, takes place in a town called Maycomb, where coloreds are looked down upon. Atticus, one of the main characters, is a father of a boy and a girl, Scout and Jem. He is assigned a case where a colored man, Tom Robinson, is accused of raping a white girl. “Fair” cases are usually only for white people, so the town gets upset when Atticus is handed the case.
Soon after he was released, he got arrested again for sexually fondling a 13 year old boy. He only managed to get a 5 year probation because he convinced the judge he needed therapy. Along with murder, Jeffrey was charged with necrophilia and cannibalism. He committed necrophilia on 3 victims; Raymond Smith. Errol Lindsey and Oliver Lacey.
Ewell would lie about the occurrence between Mayella and Tom. One of the first reasons Mr. Ewell would lie is he is the one who hurt his daughter. In the novel Atticus was trying to prove to the jury that it is possible that Mr. Ewell beat up his daughter. Scout says to herself, “…Atticus was trying to show, it seemed to me, that Mr. Ewell could have beaten up Mayella.”(Lee 238). Atticus made it very easy for the court to see that it was a grand possibility that Mr. Ewell indeed beat up his own daughter for wanting to be with a black man.
The article I read was called “Weekends in Jail for Rape? Why people get sentenced to ‘weekend jail’ by Corey Johnson” This article starts off with Molly Shattuck who raped a 15-year old boy in Georgetown, Delaware. The former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader walked out of the courtroom last week even after raping a 15-year old. She was only sentenced to “48 alterning weekends at the SussexVilation of Probation Center.” A lot of people within the community became very upset over this. “weekend jail” is usually given to people with DUI’s, major speeding, theft, even not paying child support.
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.
At the time of his release, Horton had been serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for his role in the brutal robbery and murder of a 17-year-old gas attendant. Instead of returning to prison by the mandatory deadline, Horton went on a violent crime spree and became a fugitive from the law. While on the run, he allegedly raped a woman multiple times, assaulted her fiancé, and robbed the couple. After being captured by police, a judge berated the Massachusetts judicial system for releasing such a violent prisoner and sentenced Horton to two life terms to be served consecutively plus an additional 85 years behind bars. In conjunction with his prison
One of the lady was severely injured from October 2009 to 2011. The other was stabbed with a fork, knife and a gun on head from 1994 to 1998. Jeffery was previously imprisoned for firearms offences. This time he was not even guilty on his crimes, thus Judge decided to slam him for his conduct by giving him a life sentence. The barbaric person should not roam in public as his a threat to their life and