On December 24th 2012 a few firemen in west Webster, my hometown, responded to a working house fire. When they arrived on scene a gunman opened fire with a firearm killing LT. Mike Chipperini of the Webster police department. Also killing Tomasz Kaczowka of the West Webster fire department, and injuring two other fire fighters. Webster police found the gunman William Spengler dead near the scene with a Self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head (Rochester NY news). This incident hit close to home for many people because things like
“The gunpowder was still lingering in the air as San Bernardino Police Lt. Mike Madden and three other officers approached a conference center where a mass shooting had been reported. Bodies had fallen outside the meeting room in San Bernardino, California,” what these officers experienced on that Thursday evening
There was a shootout that went viral recently in Maryland and the information about it is now available for us to discuss. The young lad who was killed during the shootout is identified as Jason Hendrix who is 16 years old and was from Corbin, Kentucky. The Baltimore County Police officers, Maryland have been on a hunt to find this young lad who is a suspect of his parent’s and his 12 years old sisters’ death. Right from there his hunt was on for the cops of Maryland.
On the night of October 3rd, 1974 at approximately 10:45 p.m. Edward Garner was shot by Officer Hymon in an attempt to stop him from escaping a crime scene. Garner died on the operating table due to the gunshot wound on the back of his head. His crime was burglary and he was found with a mere ten dollars and a purse. The case was argued on October 30th, 1984 and a decision was made on March 27th, 1985. The father of Edward Garner believed his son’s constitutional rights were violated by the defendants Officer Hymon, the Police Department, and the Mayor of the city of Memphis. With a 6-3 decision, the Justices’ decided that Officer Hymon was acting justly under the fourth amendment that states that deadly force is constitutional as long as it is “reasonable”. I believe Officer Hymon was acting in good faith and simply fulfilling his duty to protect the public and stop criminals from escaping punishment.
On December 20, 1968, David Authur Faraday and Betty Lou Jensen were shot to death. Six months later, July 5, 1969, Darlene Elizabeth Ferrin and Michael Renault Mageau were shot in Blue Rock Springs Park in Benicia(Wark,1). When the killer approached them, they thought he was a police officer because he had a flashlight aimed towards them.Mageau was reaching for his ID when the killer started shooting. The killer shot at Mageau first, hitting him in the face and body(Wark,1). Since the killer was close to them, the bullets went through his flesh and into Darlene. Michael moved himself to the back seat and got shot in the knee. The killer then shot Darlene in both of her arms and in her back as she tried to turn away(Wark,1). A nearby resident, George Bryant, heard the gunshots and said they
FACTS: On October 3, 1974, two officers were dispatched to a burglary call. Upon arrival, one officer witnessed a person, Edward Garner, running from the scene. One officer concluded Garner was unarmed and ordered him to stop. Instead of stopping, Garner began climbing a fence. The officer fired shots at Garner, striking him in the back of the head. Garner was pronounced deceased at the hospital. The District Court held that the officer’s actions were in fact constitutional; however, the Court of Appeals reversed.
In the films Incident at Oglala and Murder on a Reservation, I learned a great deal about the 1975 FBI shooting at Pine Ridge and have developed my own opinion about the incident. I learned that on June 26, 1975 two FBI agents, Ronald Williams and Jack Coler, followed a red pick-up truck onto the Jumping Bull Ranch. They were out on the reservation to serve a warrant, but they were in unmarked cars so the Native American/American Indians feared that it was an attack and began shooting.
At 3:19 in the morning on October 24, 2002 to be correct ballistic identification was instrumental in helping Montgomery County Police Chief Charles Moose and a group of examinations find the Washington DC territory snipers that was threatening the Washington DC zone throughout 23 long days. Tragically 10 individuals had been indiscriminately gunned down and three were critically injured while completing activities in their everyday life such as taking a casual walk, shopping at the Spotsylvania Mall, attending school, pumping gas, eating out, and going to work. A big break in the case came ironically from the sniper themselves. On October 17, 2002 an anonymous caller claiming to be the snipper boasted that he was responsible for the murder
An article, entitled, “WDBJ journalists Alison Parker, Adam Ward shot and killed during live broadcast; suspect dead from self-inflicted gunshot wound”, informs readers about the unstable gunman, Vester Flanagan, who shot three people on live television; author Dylan Stableford persuades readers that society needs to change to reduce gun violence in the United States. Vester Flanagan, formerly known as Bryce Williams on the air, was an employee of the WDBJ news station; however, the disgruntled man was fired from the station two years ago. The victims, journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward, were killed in the on-air shooting, which occurred in Moneta, Virginia. Flanagan opened fire during an interview with Vicki Gardner, who was also shot;
An environmentalist is a person worships the environment and cares for nature more than people. Christians and others share the common perception that environmental ethics exist for how human beings should relate to the land, the free market perceptive and the environmental perceptive. Humans share a relationship with all creations of the earth. But as humans, they find themselves as having a role in the created order which is they have a closer relationship with the creator who has charged them with acting responsible within his creation. Even allowing a common complaint of environmental activists is that Stewardship means that the earth was made exclusively because of human beings - that having dominion upper nature is the same as
The impact of this encyclical as a whole is going to be quite significant even outside the Catholic church, as it deals with many world issues that affect the entire human population as a whole. Chapter 4 in particular deals with environmental, economic, and social equality issues. Ecology is the study of the relationship between living organisms with one another and the nature or environment in which they live and develop. In this chapter, Pope Francis made it a point to speak on how humans and the environment in which we live in coexist. Francis wants us to understand that “the whole is greater than the part” and there is an important relationship between ecosystems and between the social interaction among humans. As a whole we, the people,
Being a student in the United States, I have often heard many stories about gun violence. I always thought it was something that would never happen to me and people around me until that Friday night. I clearly remember that it was a chill and windy night. A dark sky was full of the blazing stars, and a round bright moon hanging in the sky. Everything just seemed so quiet and perfect. During the time, I was sleeping peacefully in bed, and all of a sudden I heard someone
"With more U.S. police officers being targeted and ambushes up 50%, I feel this film is very timely," says Glatis. "These two officers could have avoided their fate, but their collective decisions led them down an ill-fated path. In the end, my intention is not to provide a resolution or easy answers, it's to build on a theme best reflected in Harriet Beecher Stowe's quote: "The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and for deeds left undone.”