Mark had dropped out of college and worked as a bartender. He also drove a cab for a while until he got robbed at gunpoint. In the house, Mark was known as the angry musician who played loud music all hours of the day and night. And the dude with long curly hair, strung out on psychedelic mushrooms all too often. His behavior frightened the two elderly women who lived on the second floor.
On the night of April 20, 1980, James Autry, then 24, went into a convenience and shot the cashier, Shirley Drouet, 43, in the head over an argument about the price of the beer he was going to purchase. Autry then proceeded to turn the gun on the two witnesses in the store, killing one and leaving the other severely injured. Autry was only convicted for the death of Shirley and was sentenced to death. October 1983 was when his execution was to be carried out. As he was secured down to the gurney and a needle in his arm, his execution was interrupted when he was suddenly given a stay of execution.
James King is guilty because of the witness, Lorelle Henry’s testify. Sandra Petrocelli asks witness, Lorelle Henry, what had happened that day and what she overheard. Lorelle replies with, “The gentleman sitting at that table was one of the men arguing [points to King]” pg 164. Mrs. Henry- who had only gone to the store to get medicine for her sick granddaughter- had seen an argument between 2 men, one of them being identified as Mr.King, with the store owner. She left before anything got out of hand.
The books provides an example of the start of public interests in the conflict between locals and the city of Los Angeles over the water with the publicity gained when armed men and women seized possession of the aqueduct and let water spill into the desert and return to the river. The rebels also bombed the aqueduct. All of the momentum gained by the rebellion ended with the collapse of the bank; businesses closed and local were left with all of their money wiped out and only the cash they had on hand, and the resistance and local economy suffered. Within a matter of a few years after, Los Angeles owned 90 percent of the water in Owens Valley turning a once promising, fertile area into a desert; agriculture died, and the population, culture, and social structure changed dramatically, at the expense of the whites who took the land over from the
Furthermore, another mayor event that happened in in the capital building was the attack of the abolitionist Charles Sumner after denounced the “slave power” of committing “the rape of a virgin Territory” (94). In respond congressman Preston Brooks confronted Sumner in the floor of the senate claiming his speech was a defamation and then he beat him so hard that Sumner was absent from the senate for three years. Additionally, in retaliation, on May 24 a small Free-State force under John Brown attacked three cabins along Pottawatomie creek, killing five men with swords and triggered a summer of guerrilla
It was clear that more than just religious activities were happening at Jonestown. In response to these allegations congressman Leo Ryan decided to take a visit to the village and see for himself what exactly was going down.What ensued is what put the “Jonestown massacre” in headlines. On November 18th 1978 after visiting the community at Jonestown the Congressman along with several defectors trying to escape were ambushed by heavily armed temple guards. The congressman and four others were killed. Back at Jonestown Reverend Jones gathered his 900 plus followers and passed out a mixture of fruit juice and cyanide to the masses.
On one of the stops in our 21 day journey we stopped in Money, MS at the infamous Bryant 's Grocery Store where Emmett Till was accused of whistling at Mrs. Carolyn Bryant and was later murdered. Sparking the flame that lit the Civil Rights Movement. When I and about 25 others got off of our air conditioned bus and stepped into the hot Mississippi Sun we couldn 't help but notice that the marker honoring the history that took place was badly vandalized by some fools that thought
A number of qualitative examples of hate crimes are present in literature and resource materials. In Springfield, Missouri, an African American male with a white female was stabbed at a Denny’s restaurant. In Modesto, California, an interracial couple reported a firebomb being thrown through a window in their home. Further examples include an elderly women in Kingsville, Texas being forcibly removed from her public housing dwelling for false statements about her. And in two students were harassed with racial and sexual slurs at Bates College in Lewiston, Minnesota (U.S. Department of Justice, n.d.).
In May of 1789 a series of so called 'bread riots' erupted throughout the country, in places like Picardy, Normandy and Flanders. On the 12 July, one of Louis's financial ministers Necker was dismissed and this dismissal was a signal of the power struggle for control of the country. In the coming days following this, the people attacked monasteries and a veterans hospital in search of arms. The army Louis had deployed to quell this uprising were considered untrustworthy by the sacked elected city officials. These officials created a citizens militia, however they were unable to control the people - "But we made a sorry showing; we could not contain the people's fury; if we had gone too far, they would have exterminated us.
They filmed the whole thing and threatened to tell the police.” Last year in Mumbai, a 31-year-old marketing professional was followed by two men into a public toilet and forced to perform oral sex on them. He was then taken to an ATM and forced to withdraw Rs. 15,000/- cash. Though attitudes towards homosexuality have undergone significant changes, it would be naïve not to acknowledge that it is still a divisive issue even today in many parts of the world. Homophobic and transphobic forces in society combined with the absence of adequate legal safeguards against discrimination expose the LGBT community in all regions of the world to excessive human rights abuse.