Another example of a false execution is in Carlos De Luna 's case, who was executed in 1989 for the stabbing of Wanda Lopez, a convenience store clerk. There were two eyewitnesses who played a key role in the conviction of De Luna. Before the murder and robbery, George Aguirre was filling up at the gas station, when he saw a man standing outside the store slide a knife with the blade exposed into his pocket and enter. The man asked Aguirre for a ride to a nightclub, but he refused and went inside the store to warn Lopez about the suspicious man. Aguirre left and Lopez called the police to describe the man.
These agents harassed and shot at workers, while bosses (especially in the non-unionized areas) fired anyone who tried to join the union. In 1920, union members set up camps for homeless miners outside of the Stone Mountain Coal Company mines, but two detectives were sent out to evict the workers at gunpoint. In the event later known as the Matewan Massacre, a gunfight erupted by the policeman Sid Hatfield (who was sympathetic to the miners’ cause) and the detectives who had illegally evicted the homeless workers. This inspired violent revolts of the mine workers who were fighting to join the UMWA, and in Logan and Mingo counties, any worker caught supporting the union was arrested. Even more miners rebelled when Sid Hatfield was murdered in a surprise attack by detectives outside of a courthouse (Sid was there to face charges for sabotaging a coal mine).
In the not-too-distant past, his colleagues had moved into white neighborhoods and had had to face similar, murderous mobs. In an act of self-defense, someone inside the house shot out into the street, wounding one white man and killing another. The all the adults in the house, including Sweet’s wife, were taken to jail and charged with first-degree murder. "Arc of Justice" is the story of that night and its aftermath, particularly focusing on the trial of the Sweets and their eight companions on the charge of
There was also the Eric Garner quandary in 2014 who was choked to death by police.Also, there was the John Crawford accident in 2014 who was on the phone with his mother of his kids when he was shot and killed by police for being suspected as a dangerous shooter. These incidents have led to very damaging riots like the one in Ferguson, Missouri because Michael Brown was shot and killed after bullying a store clerk. A much more recent episode of rioting took place in Baltimore, Maryland after the death of Freddie Gray who was manhandled and not given medical assistance after being brutalized. During one account where an officer attacked a black man, the department stated that it had nothing to do with race but the man feels differently. Across the nation and all over social media many have given their opinions about these issues with the majority saying that the government really needs to step in and help the situation.
Dr. H.H. Holmes was arrested on November 16,1894 in Boston when he was planning to leave the country on a steamboat. He was caught because he was trying another insurance scam. After they had him arrested, they went to the Castle to find more evidence to charge him with. The police officers asked the employers if they had seen anything suspicious and they told the officers that they were not able to clean the upper floors.
Marchers first went to the police department building and a man broke the window on the door of the building. After the marchers left the police department the marchers yet again shut down a intersection then proceeded to city hall, they were met by police and barred from entry. Then the march was led back to the starting location an shut down another intersection at Wisconsin Avenue and water street. Their goal was to let people know that black lives matter and that someone need to stand up to the dirty cops who get away with everything they do. The protest wasn’t a failure nor a big success but they did make people start to understand and see what we go through on an everyday bases and that when we shout “black lives matter”we aren’t just doing this to make us stand out more.
On March 5, 1770 a street fight occurred between a mob of Boston citizens and British soldiers. The soldiers were increasingly unwelcome in Boston so the citizens threw snowballs, stones, and sticks at the group of soldiers who had been stationed here- the soldiers retaliated. The citizens were very outnumbered and the fight resulted in five deaths and six injuries from Boston. Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty named this event the Boston Massacre. The morning after, John Adams was sitting in his law office when Paul Revere revealed an engraving that showed Thomas Preston (captain of the British soldiers) ordering troops to fire at point blank range on the citizens.
An angry mob of whites soon formed in response. Two African-American men, Joe James and George Richardson, were said to be guilty in committing these crimes and the mob showed up to the Sangamon County Courthouse to lynch the two men. This resulted in the destruction of many minority owned businesses. In response, a group of white New York City liberals gathered a collection of prominent Americans with the goal of forming a Civil
The raid was led by Cook County State 's Attorney Edward Hanrahan (Wikipedia.org). Around 4:00 a.m the the police met up and around 4:45 a.m they marched through Hampton’s apartment (Wikipedia.org). Mark Clark was on security duty with a gun on his lap and was shot instantly in the head. His gun accidentally went off accidentally, and this was the only time the panthers let off fire the whole morning. Fred was laying in bed with Deborah.
A riot has just broke out in downtown Boston! It all started when a local barbershop owner, who’s name is Mr. Qwerty, made fun of a British official. That was when all of the other colonists went on a even bigger riot and started pushing and shoving the British soldiers. One of the soldiers got pushed over; and when he fell, his brand new, never before used musket fired killing someone. During that riot, five people were killed including a man who led the riot who goes by the name of Crispus Attucks who was an African American dockworker.
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.
The Tulsa Race Riot occurred from May 31, 1921 to June 1, 1921. On May 31, an African American shoe shiner named Dick Rowland was boarding an elevator near where he worked. Upon entering the elevator, he stumbled and grabbed the arm of the elevator operator, a white woman named Sarah Page. When she screamed, Mr. Rowland was accused of rape and taken into police custody. Outside of the courthouse where Dick Rowland was being held, a white mob gathered, intent on lynching Mr. Rowland.
In November 27th, 1978, Mayor Moscone and Harvey Milk was murdered by Dan White, resulting in “Twinkie Defense” and “The White Night’s Riot”. The “Twinkie Defense” was created by White’s lawyer, claiming that the junk food consumed by Dan made him angry. On May 21st , 1979, Castro’s LGBTQ+ community protested outside of City Hall soon after hearing of White’s downgraded and short punishment, but it escalated into “White Night’s Riot” after one hundred and thirty are injured from violence. During Milk’s time in office, Dan White attempted but failed to prevent “Gay Rights Bill” happening, in February 10th,
Where an african american child was shot and killed, only, he did nothing wrong. Even if it was a small mistake, this caused uproar and outrage. The citizens of Ferguson started mobs and burned down shops, while the police fended them off as well as they could, but there was not much government intervention, which is why without a doubt, this kind of outrage may start again in another town. But, from small towns to big cities, the issue spreads. In San Bernardino, two people massacred coworkers at a party and fled the scene, even if the police did their best, people were still upset that this happened, which is totally understandable.
The police quickly began a search on the apartment. there was a awful smell coming from his apartment. He had invited a police officer into his house to have a drink, the officer smelled something grossed later they came back and put him into custody. The officers had gone through boxes to find disturbing things in there such as: human heads and three bags of organs, chemicals skulls, painted skulls, skeleton, dried scalp, tools various videos blood soaked mattress and blood splatters and a King James Bible and they went through box after box collecting evidence. Jeffrey Dahmer was only charged with fifteen murders.