No Heroes, No Villains Essay
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No heroes, no villains
Monroe Community College
No heroes, no villains
On June 28, 1972, James Richardson awaiting the subway train which would take him to work. He was stopped and ordered to “put up your hands, and get against the wall”. These directions were given by an off duty Transit Authority patrolman named John Skagen. Skagen’s actions seem unprovoked and unnecessary. After a short tussle the two men exchanged shots and Richardson fled the scene on foot. Two other officers that were on the main street above the subway station were made aware of what was transpiring below and rushed to the scene. As they approached the entrance of the station, Richardson who was fleeing the scene ran directly into one of the…show more content…
Richardson’s trial was delayed for twenty seven months before finally beginning in Sept. 1974.
The trial was long and was delayed numerous times due to Kunstler’s busy schedule with other demanding trial cases. The delays were also part of Kunstler’s defense strategy. There was an abundance of evidence shown throughout the trial among which was the ballistics test. These test showed that of the five shots that Skagen endured only two were from Richardson’s gun. After a yearlong trial the prosecutor and the defense gave their summations and the jury deliberated. The deliberation took several days. In the end Richardson was convicted with three of the original seven charges; manslaughter in the second degree, possessing a weapon as a felony, and criminal possessing of stolen property in the third degree. The judge sentenced Richardson to a term no more than ten years for the conviction of manslaughter in the second degree. No more than seven years for the conviction of felony possession of a weapon. The criminal possession of stolen property was unconditionally discharged and the sentences were to be served concurrently. Kunstler appealed this sentenced and Richardson was allowed to stay out of jail on bail. On April 13, 1976 the Appellate Division reversed the manslaughter conviction and the felony gun conviction. The case was sent back to the original court and Richardson was resentenced to three years
Heroes And Villains
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Is a hero a person who wears tights and a cape and goes around saving the world? And is a villain a person who schemes evil plots against the hero? Even though heroes and villains might be seen differently through the eyes of individual people, we all know that not all heroes and villains are recognized for their actions. A hero can be somebody as big as Superman or someone like your mother and a villain can be somebody like Charles Manson or a fictional character such as DR Evil from Austin Powers. There are many different types of people in the world and sometimes you are at the right place at the right time and do something good or you can make wrong decisions and do something that is very bad. The hero and villain I will discuss with you, my audience, is Michael Jordan and Jeffery Dahmer. Two very well known people.
Michael Jordan is an idol to not only me but to many other people of many different ages. He was an exceptional basketball player leading the Chicago Bulls to six NBA championships and along the way; he was MVP of the league numerous times. He is the best player in my opinion to ever play the game. However, He is not only a good basketball player he is also a good businessman. He was a representative of ballpark hotdogs, Gatorade, and Nike just to name a few. He was always looking for opportunities to make money as any good businessman does. Even now, he is the co-owner of the Washington Wizards. Yet this is not why I look up to him, I look up to this man because he is a hard worker. He put many hours of work into his game everyday, working out to get better even on game days unlike almost everybody in the league. He was always trying to improve. He also was always a good showman. You will never see him in an interview or in a picture with something bad to say or with out a smile on his face. He knew many younger kids looked up to him and he made an effort not to disappoint anyone, always having a good positive mental attitude. He is just an all around exceptional person.
The villain I will discuss with you is Jeffery Dahmer. He was a very sick and twisted person.
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Villains Heroes Basketball Player Jeffery Dahmer Charles Manson Other People Michael Jordan Bulls Schemes Plots
He was a man who not only killed many people in our era but he murdered them in a way that is indescribable. This serial Killer was a cannibal who had his way with his victims. He would tell people he would meet to come up to his apartment and have a drink or dinner and would sadistically lock them up and torture them. Unfortunately, He got away with this behavior for many years especially during the 1980’s. Thankfully, he was caught in the latter half of 1991, when one of his victims was still alive and got away and told the cops Dahmer was found with body parts in his freezer and weapons that had been used. He went to trial and eventually to prison and his life was ended in there on November 28, 1994. He was killed by a fellow inmate with apiece if exercise equipment in the shower according to US news and World reports
HE was a very disturbed individual causing many people to die a very horrible death. He was a very cruel and viscous villain.
In conclusion, Hero’s really do not have to wear tights and a cape and villains do not have to scheme evil plots against heroes. Michael Jordan is a very well known and great basketball player and businessman. He got to be this way by hard work, which should be a strong point in all of our lives. And Jeffery Dahmer possibly the sickest and most twisted person that I have known of that lives in my lifetime is truly an evil villain to the whole human race. He not only was a serial killer he was a cannibal as well, making every killing that much more horrific. I hope I have informed you on why I think Michael Jordan is a hero and why Jeffery Dahmer is a villain.