“Hundreds of students, professors, tourists, and store clerks witnessed the 96 minute killing spree as they crouched behind trees, hid under desks, took cover in stairwells, or, if they had been hit, played dead” (Pamela Colloff). Pamela Colloff stated that the gunman “introduced the nation to the idea of mass murder in a public space.” Charles Whitman had shot a total of 43 people, killing a total of 13 people. An Austin police officer shot and killed Whitman before he could do anymore harm.
The shootings that occurred at Kent State University, Ohio, on May 4, 1970 have been a dark spot in American history for almost 36 years. It is a day remembered by many names, THE KENT STATE SHOOTINGS, MAY 4 or the KENT STATE MASSACRE. Four students were killed and nine were wounded, all of America suffered.
murders in the history of the United States was in San Ysidro, California in a McDonald 's. James Huberty killed 21 people and wounded 19 others. The weapon he used was an Uzi carbine, which is a
by conspiracy theorists. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, our 35th, youngest elected president, was killed that day. Many say Lee Harvey Oswald was the shooter but I think Oswald never even pulled the
What were the various reasons for why the Whitman Massacre took place? There are many reasons for why the Whitman Massacre took place, miscommunication, Whitman's thinking of that the Cayuse were “savages”, and also not understanding a religion. In the beginning, the Whitmans didn’t give the Cayuse chief a gift, in the Cayuse culture if you take up time of a tribe or cheif you need to give them a gift. And the miscommunication was when the Whitmans thought that the Cayuse wanted to convert to Christianity, but in reality they just wanted to add the book and it’s teaching to their religion. Marcus soon realized this and he thinks that God sent him here to teach the new settlers about Christianity. The new settlers, the whites also brought along diseases. Marcus worked hard to save the kids with diseases like Measles. Since the whites brought diseases, the Indians got exposed to them. The kids were the most vulnerable to these diseases, but Marcus Whitman tried to help the kids. In Cayuse culture, if you try heal someone and they die while you are helping them then the family of the dead person has the right to kill you. Marcus took in the settlers and the Cayuse didn’t like this because the whites were taking their land and resources. More and more kids started to die, so on november 29th, 1847 a small group of Cayuse gathered up and killed the Whitmans and 11 others.
Facts: Bobby James Moore v. Texas On April 25th of 1980 Bobby James Moore who was 20 at the time, along with two other men (Willie Albert Koonce and Evertte Anthony Pradia) were in the process of robbing a convenient store located in Houston, Texas, when James McCarble (store clerk) was fatally shot. When Scott realized what was occurring she started to scream, this is when Bobby James Moore than shot 73-year old employee James McCarble in the head killing her. Moore fled the scene, and was found 10 days later, arrested and charged with capital murder- the jury sentenced him to death.
On a Tuesday in 1999, two armed teenagers, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, entered their high-school and began shooting classmates. They shot and killed 13 and injured 21 before taking their own lives. The Columbine High School massacre made history. They acquired their guns by purchasing them from acquaintances.
The assault in this country timber town was the most exceedingly bad mass shooting in Oregon history. Eight understudies and an educator passed on. Nine others were injured.
Oct. 16, 1991in Killen, Texas, 35 years old George J. Hennard, crashed his truck into a crowded patrons at Luby’s cafeteria during lunchtime, then opened a semiautomatic pistol into a crowded patrons, killed 22 people and wounded 20 others, before he shot himself.
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
Sunday, October 1, 2017, thousands of people gathered at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas for a country music festival. At 10:08pm, gunman, Stephen Paddock, opened fire from the hotel just above the field aiming at the thousands of innocent people. Paddock fired constant rounds for about 10-15 minutes, taking 58 innocent lives, injuring over 500, and then taking his own life. This is now considered the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
The Young Brothers massacre was a gun battle that happened in Brookline, Missouri. The gun battle happened in the afternoon of January 2, 1932. One of the things that make this event such a significant event in law enforcement history, is the fact that it impacted the future of policing in America. It mainly affected the way police would handle standoff situations. During this event six law enforcement officers died as a result of the standoff, which made it one of the worst single killing of U.S. officers during that century.
On the morning of June 17, 1933, a mass murder committed in front of Union Railway Station in Kansas City, Missouri shocked the American public into a new consciousness of the serious crime problems in the nation.Kansas City mass murder was committed by This murder took place on Union Station railroad Depot in Kansas City this gun battle occurred when a game glad by Brandon Miller attempted to free Frank Kelly Nash a federal prisoner the Kansas City Massacre shocks the American public into a new currency of the serious crime problems in the nation the killings which took the lives of our 4 peace officers in the prisoner involved the attempt by Charles Arthur Pretty Boy Floyd Nash was in the custody of several law enforcement officers who was
Austin:On August 1, 1966, Charles Whitman, a former Marine sharpshooter, took rifles and other weapons to the observation deck atop the Main Building tower at the University of Texas at Austin, then opeetuhdrthned fire on persons indiscriminately on the surrounding campus and streets. Over the next 96 minutes he shot and killed fifteen people (including one unborn child) and injured thirty-one others; another victim died in the hospital, and a final victim died in 2001 from the lingering effects of his wounds. The
On August 1, 1966, The University of Texas at Austin was the target of a school shooting. This tragedy was known as the deadliest school shooting in America before the Virginia Tech Massacre in 2007 (Slotkin). School shootings are something that should not be taken lightly and the victims should be