It was the beginning of October, and a 17-year-old teenager was hiding by a chain link fence. He had just stolen a purse from a nearby house, and a neighbor had called the police. An officer by the name of Elton Hymon had arrived and was trying to arrest the kid, whose name was Edward Garner. Garner began to climb the 6-foot fence, and Officer Hymon,
It was the day that changed everything. The day that someone had died. Isaiah Thompson a 17-year-old boy shot dead in an alleyway. Nobody knows why he died or why he was shot dead in front of his best friend, Kirsha Campbell. Kirsha is a 16-year-old girl who saw her friend die. Being the best friend of his from birth, they have known each other since forever. They do everything together. Both have two younger siblings and live right next to each other and live in a nice neighborhood, as we thought they did. That night in that alley, shot dead not to be seen ever again. It was right after basketball practice, the day before finals. Heading to Kirsha’s place for a study session they took a shortcut which leads to a
The shooting occurred at the Fruitvale train station on January 1st, 2009. At the station, a fight broke out in one of the trains and when the train stopped the fight started again outside of the train at one of the stops. While they were fighting on the train the BART officers were called. The officers came and arrested everyone that was in the fight. A guy named Oscar Grant was in the fight and was also arrested (Meyer). While Grant was being arrested by Officer Mehserle, he resisted the officer’s attempts. Since Grant was resisting he was pushed onto the ground on his stomach to be handcuffed. Johannes Mehserle was having trouble handcuffing Grant so the other BART officers helped him. When Grant was on the ground Mehserle was going to tase him since he would not stop resisting. When Mehserle thought he pulled out his TASER, he instead pulled out his gun. Mehserle accidentally shot Grant with his gun since he thought he pulled out his TASER (Bulwa).
June 19, 1975, began a killing spree in Colorado Springs when a soldier from Ft.Carson and his friend who worked on base shot a cook in the head. He only had fifty cents. The next week they stabbed a Fort Carson soldier with a bayonet. On July 1, 1975, they killed Kelsey Grammer’s sister. After raping her, they stabbed her throat and left her out in a trailer park to die. That night they went to Fort Carson and called a cab from a club. That pick up would be Dad’s last. Knowing he was in trouble, Dad called dispatch to ask the distance and the fare to Butts Field, a strange request for a seasoned cabbie on such a small military base. All the fares were thirty five cents except the one to their airport. One of the guys grabbed my dad and slashed his throat from ear to ear, leaving him for dead on the side of the road. They drove the cab through the housing area, across one of its inhabitants front lawns. He had driven a taxi in New York and had his money taken before, but never harmed. Mom laughed hysterically when she told me that even with witnesses, their attorney argued it was too dark to adequately identify them.The local police investigated Karen’s murder, but my dad’s killing had taken place on a military base, putting the federal agents in charge. The murderers were given the death sentence for Karen and the other murders, so the feds decided not to investigate my dad’s case.
The novel is a literate, complicated, tight, a little offbeat and sometimes funny novel following the sleuthing life of amateur detective Joe Sixsmith. Joe Sixsmith is still a run of the mill, regular Private Investigator that lives quite the interesting life dealing with all manner of bizarre clients. Being on the bottom rung of private detectives having just started his investigative agency. His most exciting case for months has been a case in which he was required to investigate a man whose wife thought was teaching. But all that changes when a series of unexplainable coincidences occur in his life and leads three clients to him. These are disparate clients that soon lead him right into an intricate investigation that will tax the energy and intelligence of the amateur detective. One man comes to him saying that he dreamed of a murder and that he is best placed to report it so that the police can act to prevent it. Another client comes to him asking that he investigates an immigration mix up that had led to her husband being held at the airport for days. Another lady believes that someone is out to get her because she is a witch and wants him to investigate who the person could be. It would seem that there are connections between the three cases though at first glance Joe cannot see how they could be related. However, the lives of several people may be in danger if
Born on July 29, 1909 in Jefferson City, Missouri, Chester Himes faced a plethora of hardships. At a young age, he witnessed racism. Chester Himes’ brother, Joseph Himes, was in a life-threatening accident when chemicals exploded in his face, leaving him blind. Due to the Jim Crow Laws, Joseph was declined treatment at the hospital. Additionally, Chester Himes fell down an elevator shaft while at work. In school, Chester Himes felt as if he was an outsider; he was lonely, which eventually led to his involvement with violence. Despite facing a twenty-five year prison sentence, Chester Himes surprisingly became a famous, detective novelist! Such tragedies that Chester Himes experienced cultivated him as a notorious, respectable author!
It was a cold night in New York city, all the lamps were dim, looking very sketchy as always. John Moore was a detective on a missing case for his brother Joshua. The incident occurred on September 19, it was now October 5. John doesn't usually look for a missing case this long, but it was his brother who went missing and he was restless to find his brother. Joshua Moore was reported missing on September 19, little did everyone know Joshua was still alive and well. He actually went missing for a reason, to keep his family safe from a murderer who John had tried to catch a while back. John went on a case for a robber and his partner who did a home invasion on a elderly couple. He soon tracked down the two and chased them till he
In the early hours of the morning on New Year’s Day, the BART officers were responding to a call about a fight on the Bay Area Rapid Transit train coming from San Francisco. BART officers detained Oscar Grant and a few other passengers at the Fruitvale BART Station. Officer Johannes Mehserle and a fellow officer were restraining Oscar Grant who was lying on the ground with handcuffs on. Mehserle drew his pistol and shot Grant one time in the back. Grant was unarmed, he was pronounced dead the next day a Highland Hospital in Oakland.
While she was clearly intrigued by the story, as many would be, she wanted to accomplish so much more than just writing an interesting, page turning novel. With her lengthy research she was able to educate herself on the true events leading up to an innocent woman’s murder, as well as the disturbingly tangled web a Saskatchewan Police Officer wove himself. Since then, the novel has helped students in their Grade 12 curriculum and in writing the ELA30A Departmental. Each reader who picks up the book is sent back into the past with Simmie’s impeccable attention to detail, and are able to imagine a time that John Wilson hid behind a trusting badge in an attempt to hide an awful crime that he committed. The novel leaves an impression on the reader’s mind and one cannot help but question, how many more of these secrets lie hidden in the dark and when should we be expecting the
This movie is about Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old from Hayward, California, and his encounters on the most recent day of his life, before he was lethally shot by BART Police in the early morning hours of New Year's Day 2009. The motion picture starts with the real film of Oscar Grant and his companions being confined by the BART Police at the Fruitvale BART station in Oakland on January 1, 2009 at 2:15am just before the murdering. The film demonstrates scenes of him and his sweetheart contending about Grant's current disloyalty. It later shows Grant unsuccessfully endeavoring to recover his employment at the market. He quickly considers offering some pot yet at last chooses to dump the reserve. Concede later goes to a birthday party for his
I like this quote because it shows one of Grant's major frustrations, and problems. Throughout the novel he claims that he hates teaching, but does it because he believes it is the only thing an educated black man can do in the south. Grant concludes that there is no point in teaching the younger generation, if there already like the uneducated older generation. Grant also seems to be angry and disappointed in the fact that despite his effort in teaching them, nothing has an effect on
Rain fell from the cloudy night sky and pounded against the ground, and standing off from a two-story house was a man dressed in a traditional men’s kimono. He watched as the parents of Sarah and Samantha, Dennis and Caroline climbed into their Maroon Honda Pilot as they did every Friday night at 8pm until midnight, leaving their two 16 year old daughters all alone. His eyes followed the car intently as it drove down the road with several different colored leaves blended together on the road and the two back tires of the car. Once it turned the corner, out of sight, he turned back to the house. As he watched them through the bay window leading to the living room he went through the facts of his victims over in his mind. While they were twins, they were very different. Sarah, the older twin was very adventurous while Samantha kept more to herself. Along with the facts of the girls going through his mind he was wondering if he was going to kill them right away or if he was going to take them to a house that he had set up for his victims in one of the abandoned houses in the woods. The man was brought out of his thoughts as another car pulled into the driveway. He relaxed once he saw that it was just the delivery guy from the local pizza place, right on schedule.
Richard Castle is the author of a bestselling series with ongoing problems. Because of writer’s block, he has killed off his main character, Derrick Storm. His publisher is threatening him if he doesn’t write anything in a week. In addition, his mother has moved in with him and his daughter, Alexis. Similarly, Kate Beckett is an NYPD detective who also has problems. A murderer is on the loose and is killing people. Specifically, the murderer is posing the bodies of the victims in the same way they are found in Richard Castle’s novels.
Grant lets people push him around and he doesn’t stand up for himself, but by the end of the book he learns to be happy about who he is. Jefferson is forced to the unspoken rules of white and black, even though he doesn’t like them he still follows them. Jefferson was in the wrong place at the wrong time, and it is going to cost him his life.