The same girl he did work for every day started a trial against him saying he raped her. Her claim should have been disproven in many ways, there was enough evidence to contradict it but the jury is so racist they look right past it. Tom was found guilty and sent to Enfield Prison Farm waiting for an appeal even though he shouldn’t have been there in the first place. Finally, as Tom was in that prison he got sick and tired of waiting for an appeal so he made a run for it, and was shot 17 times to be stopped. This ends up killing him and once the news makes it to the town it just rolls off their shoulders.
Tom was accused of raping a white woman who was Mayella Ewell, Mayella said he raped her while he was helping her with chores. She later on tells the readers that it was false allegations. The reason why she didn 't tell the truth at her first trial was because, Mayella was afraid of being embarrassed because she kissed a black male. She rather have an innocent man get charged with a crime than that. “However, Robinson was transferred from the state prison to Maycomb 's county jail on Saturday, two days before he stood trial on Monday, and Atticus had to defend him against a lynch mob”.
However, when emphasizing on the main theme of the devastation felt by the victims during the incarceration of the kids in the “kids for cash” scandal, the author juxtaposes repeatedly the victimized “good kids” with the “bad kids” that awaited them in the juvenile detention centers. Ecenbarger wrote that some girls were tough at the camp and were teenagers from the inner city convicted for violent crimes. However, others were also in the detention camp for stealing the credit cards of the fathers to purchase clothes and for bringing pocket knives unintentionally to school (Ecenbarger, 2012, p.9). Similarly, the author wrote that “there was no sinister gang that inspired Paige who is fifteen years old to throw a sandal to her mother when they had an argument…Paige did not understand why she was being interned at the detention camp with
Because both Thompson and Venables had parents who had a negative influence on their lives, Thompson and Venables were unable to successfully proceed through the stages of emotional and moral development. In fact, after applying this theory to the story of James Bulger, one cannot help but feel sorry for Thompson and Venables. However, if we rely solely on Freud’s theory in this particular case, as well as many others, people fail to be able to make individual choices. For instance, not all children who grow up in neglected homes become perpetrators of criminal activities. This is where I believe religion comes in.
After I watched the documentary of The Central Park Five who tells the story of the five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were wrongly accused of raping a white woman in New York City's Central Park in 1989 I was left devastated and what I was watching was unbelievable, it shows me young Black and Hispanic boys were always in danger and were negatively seeing by the police. Racial injustice doesn’t just started, police brutality against blacks always existed. It was drastic to see how they were pressing these young boys that were only 14 and 16 years old. The way they were forcing them to lie about something they didn't do was terrified. Being only 14 and 16 years old their brains was weak, they were frustrated and scared and had
Sociopaths, often described as having antisocial personality disorder, are not born with their traits but their experiences they go through make them the way they are. Perry Smith has many examples of how his upbringing has made him the way he is. Perry’s life was filled with violence and neglect. Perry had a seemingly happy life until his dad started to beat his mother and she turned to drunkenness and promiscuity. Finally perry’s parents split, which can also to lead to problems in children's lives, he travels with his mother and siblings to san Francisco where he constantly gets in trouble to which he blames it on having, “no rule or discipline, or anyone to show me right from wrong" (54).
The book Purple Hibiscus focuses on a 14 year old girl named Kambili who has a very abusive father named Eugene. Though he punishes Kambili, her brother, Jaja, and her mother, Beatrice in the most gruesome ways, she still has the utmost respect for him. Over the course of 2 years, Kambili watches her father kill her mom’s unborn babies, punish and smother their family, and then tell them he did what he did for a good
There, she found a farmer who helped her, and called the cops. All three men were caught, and charged. The incident started on August 8, around 10 p.m; when the girl was lured away from home by Thomas Baker, her friend’s father. Baker told the girl he needed help with his son, and being an innocent 15-year-old girl, fell into the trap. The men tortured the girl not only with rape, but attempting to drown, hang, and drug her.
Their anger and shame along with their past sexual failures lead them to doing horrendous acts. For instance Cholly’s first sexual intercourse with Darlene, which he is forced to continue having sex with her under the order of men with guns, leaves him humiliated and enraged which later turns into hatred towards the opposite sex. Cholly’s hatred and shame later results in raping and impregnating his own daughter Pecola. According to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services survey in 2012 for %80 of juvenile victims, the perpetrator was a parent. Every child thinks their father is invincible, so what happens when this invincible god-like figure of a child sexually assaults them one day to feel empowered?
“Scout, I’m beginning to understand something. I think I’m beginning to understand why Boo Radley’s stayed shut up in the house all this time…” (227). Prejudice and discrimination are major issues that are present in the town of Maycomb; Scout and her brother Jem are young children who learn about the disturbing existence of the bigotry that they were previously unaware of in their familiar southern hometown throughout the trial of Tom Robinson, an innocent African American who is accused of rape by a white woman. To Kill a Mockingbird introduces a world that harbors prejudice against some of its very citizens and describes how discrimination was a major flaw in society and still is a flaw present day society. The author, Harper Lee develops
The Incident Ariel Castro the 53 year old former school bus driver who abducted and held three young girls captive for 10 years was sentenced to life in prison plus 1,000 years as reported on CNN (Brown and McLaughlin). Three young women between the ages of 14 and 21 went missing a year apart from one another in a small “tight-knit community” in Cleveland (Donaghue). All were lured into a van with a promise of a ride by a friend’s father. There the girls were held against their will for ten years filled with torture, rape, starvation, pregnancy and miscarriages. The girls were tied up with chains and ropes in several rooms throughout the house that were rigged to keep them from the outside world.
Fear is stricken into the residents as they watch their friends and family arrested or killed. Addicts flocked the cities, searching for that next high, slowly killing themselves. In Other Wes Moore, other Wes’s girlfriend Cheryl battled a strong addiction. He realizes that the drug game he was once part of, the people who he used to sell drugs to, was now visible in his girlfriend(Moore 137). It’s a sad reality that the poorer the neighborhood, the less funding the school receives.
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.
Her father had dictated her childhood; a man who forbids women to do anything but then would become angry when the women in his life did not want to follow or obey him. His presence in her life, although it was not compassionate and loving, still impacted Leah’s life
He lied to Keating about talking to his dad, which made things worse when he went behind his dad’s back. He doesn’t think about the problems at hand. He makes split-second decisions. This caused multiple problems to encase his life. Neil didn’t learn, at any point, to think about the problem.