The categories used to describe the words of the Unabomber Manifesto gave us a greater understanding of the context with which we were studying. We decided that grouping the words into concepts of positivity, negativity, power or any other category based on the words we believed would assist in organizing it. We aimed to interpret if there was a deeper meaning to such words as we all chose them for a reason. To illustrate, when we saw words related to technology such as cameras and computers, we noticed that both collect information and process it. Giving extensive thought to these words gave them depth and whenever we saw these words again, we remembered what we associated them with originally. In terms of giving words meaning and association,
In this article, one of the main issues is that the tower’s structural engineer, Lee Robertson, addressed the problem of terrorism in the plans for the building, claiming he “designed it for a (Boeing) 707 to hit it”. In the center of the tower there is a central support core. This core is built of sheer concrete reinforced by 44 beams of construction grade steel, which were sealed in asbestos. When the plane hit the north tower it took a direct hit to the core, but the plane that hit the south tower went in on an angle, almost parallel to the core structure. The fuel barley grazes the core of the south tower, with most
John Hinckley was the man that tried to assassinate one of the presidents of the United States only in regards to impress an upcoming actress. The president that he tried to assassinate was Ronald Reagan and the actress he tried to ultimately impress was Jodie foster. John Hinckley was born on May 29, 1955 and had an erotomanic fixation on this woman named Jodie foster. As the assassination case went on he was found not guilty for reason by insanity. John Hinckley has remained in an institution that provides care for psychiatric patients since this entire case started and sometimes visits his parents at home. The act that was passed that was resulted from a public outcry after this case was the insanity defense reform act of 1984 and this ultimately
September 11, 2001 was a day that everyone who was old enough to remember will remember for the rest of their lives. I was in the fourth grade when the World Trade Centers were crashed into. I remember our principal coming on the intercom and saying that we were not allowed to turn our televisions on. I did not understand the magnitude of the situation until I got home and my parents explained it to me. I remember that every plane I saw over my head scared me and I was afraid that a plane was going to be crashed into my home or school. The general population reaction to the attack was that of hysteria and worry. People were afraid of flying. People also feared that this was only the precursor to an even bigger attack that was being planned on the United States. The public wanted someone to blame for the incident and they wanted to know why the government had not prevented the attack if they had been given intelligence that an attack might happen. The years leading up to this terrible day in history were full of tough decisions. No one can say that the government was not interested in terrorism at all. They had small departments in the FBI and CIA that looked at and interpreted terrorism related intelligence. The decisions the government had to make changed the United States forever. There was not one factor that defined how the government dealt with terrorism collectively. The government had to take into account not only the actions to take against
When it came to the evidence and forensics involved with the Oklahoma City bombing, there was a plethora of items to be used against Timothy McVeigh to show his guilt. To prove McVeigh’s guilt, the prosecution needed a motive. This was not going to be hard to do when McVeigh himself was so outspoken against the federal government. As stated earlier, McVeigh was upset regarding Ruby Ridge and also the raid at the Branch Davidian compound. But McVeigh also had what was known as the “Turner Diaries”, which were antigovernment leaflets that the prosecution stated were blueprints for the bombing ("Prosecutors almost through", 1997). McVeigh’s very own sister also testified against him stating how angry he was at the government, and that he was
The New York Conspiracy Trials, reveal to us about race relations and the legal system in 18th century America. It reveals a time where paranoia and terror go widespread throughout the city, exposed how the society was corrupted. Complementary to the Salem Witch Trials, people went out looking for recriminations and rumor, nobody can hold a little bit of truth. Antipathy between blacks and whites raises too many mysterious fires in the city. In fact, the faulty court system did not take into account habeas corpus, innocent until proven guilty. Race relations and the legal system are factors of the New York Conspiracy trials that produced.
Another supporting statement for the prior stated point regarding safety is spoken by Roger Clegg, JD, President and General Counsel at the Center for Equal wrote the following in a June, 2001 National Review:
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Some people tend to get motive and evidence confused, or think they’re the same thing. Motive and evidence are two different things that can go hand to hand. Motive is described as a reason for doing something, and evidence is what people leave behind while doing something. Lots of evidence was found during the Scott Peterson case, and he had his motives to.
The article “The Illegal Interrogation of Amanda Knox” shows people through their opinions how the interrogation was illegal. For example, the article states, “Amanda Knox was interrogated repeatedly in the five days following the murder of Meredith Kercher.” They also state that Amanda consistently told the same story over and over again, repeatedly telling the truth, and that she was told she could not have a lawyer present. This is bias by omission because they only look at it as if she is not guilty, and only use their language, they do not provide facts that Amanda actually continuously told the story over and over again. The article does show videos of the interrogators using physical force and this is physical evidence of the abuse;
Everybody knows about the infamous murder case of O.J. Simpson, also officially known as the People of the State of California v. Orenthal James Simpson. Whether born before or after the case, everyone has heard of it. O.J.’s trial was extremely high-profile; the world watched as the fault-lines of American race relations were laid bare in a Los Angeles courtroom, and the blanket media coverage brought to life a phenomenon later known as reality TV. However as time passed, many are unfamiliar with the events that surrounded it. Did the football star O.J. Simpson actually do it? This question leads to a lot of controversy. O.J seems to be the main subject, but the real stars were his noteworthy defense team, also known as the “Dream Team”.
On July 22, 1991, Jeffrey Dahmer met his fate. It started out normal, Jeffrey lured in a victim and they drank some beers. He liked Tracey Edwards, so he decided to let him live a little longer. When he tried to handcuff Tracey, Tracey fought back. He escaped from Jeffrey’s apartment and saw police patrolling the area. The police were informed about what happened and they went back to his apartment with the intentions of finding out what was going on. Jeffrey refused to unhandcuff Tracey, so the police and him had a little fight. In the end, the police won and they put Jeffrey in custody. Soon after, they discovered the dead bodies in his apartment.
Ted Kaczynski, more commonly known as “ The Unabomber” was born on May 22, 1942, in Chicago, Illinois. Kaczynski was a mathematics prodigy who taught at the University of California before entering a period of isolation in the woods of Montana. He grew up as the oldest child of a Polish-American couple, Theodore and Wanda. When he was a child, Kaczynski has an allergic reaction and was hospitalized with his life hanging on the edge of death. Many of his close friends and family report him acting much differently after being hospitalized which could contribute to him being psycotic. He also had a younger brother named David who was hospitalized for a similar problem and ended up acting the same as his older brother Ted. Ted Kaczynski's parents
The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime story is a very popular show in our pop culture. Although the show is based on the real life events that occurred back in 1994 when O.J. Simpson was accused for the murders of his ex wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. In 1995 he was trialed and acquitted of both murders. The series recreates what they called the, ‘trail of the century’. The O.J. Simpson was one of the few famous trials that were televised. The actors and actresses that play the roles of the prosecution team, as well as the defense team go based on what occurred, although they strip up drama and intense to keep it entertaining for their viewers.
When fame becomes a driving force to make decisions in society, crimes turn to be permissible. Chicago is popular with its criminal activities and with the number shootings, level of corruption and human rights violations Chicago always gets top positions in the charts. Fortunately, most of those criminals are caught and quickly sentenced to an appropriate penalty. However, when it comes to the case of people who have a certain fame, things become more complicated. Often, the trials are being postponed and the time it takes for juries and judges make a decision prolongs. As a result, the defendant who is a celebrity or a political figure gets away with his charges.