And now for your State news….. An Urbandale man whose girlfriend called police after she recognized his face in a surveillance photograph was sentenced Friday to 20 years in federal prison for seven bank robberies. Richard Matzke, 58, was arrested in March 2002 as a suspect in more than 24 bank robberies in several states. He was convicted of seven Nebraska heists and was sentenced Friday in Omaha. Several robbery witnesses described a man who roughly fit Matzke's physical description, but none provided authorities with the license number of a getaway car. Matzke's arrest last year came after his fiancée tipped off police.
At the age of eighteen, Missouri police arrested Gideon for robbery, burglary, and larceny. The court sentenced him to ten years in prison but he only served three. For the next thirty years, he lived a life of poverty and crime. Gideon’s crime record included prison terms at Leavenworth Kansas for stealing government property, in Texas for theft, and again in Missouri for stealing, larceny, and escape. In between prison terms, he managed to get married four times; he had six children, managed to stay out of jail until his arrest in 1961.
He was convicted of 51 felony charges which included the illegal use of a firearm, robbery, and abduction. Blount’s advocates argue his six life sentences for an armed robbery violates the constitutional ban against cruel and unusual punishment. How, may you ask, did a 15 year old wind up with such an atrocious sentence? Here is a summary of what happened. Hanson (2013) narrates that on Sept. 23, 2006, Travion Blount, Morris Downing and David Nichols, members of the Crips gang, drove to a house near a Norfolk Navy base neighborhood in Virginia, where they believed a dealer lived with a few roommates.
Miranda vs. Arizona Ernesto Miranda was born March 19, 1941 and died January 31st, 1976. He committed his first serious crime in eighth grade, and was convicted of felony burglary. He was sentenced to one year in reform school, in his case, Arizona State Industrial School for Boys. After being released from a separate sentence from the reform school, Miranda moved to Los Angeles. While in L.A. Ernesto was arrested for lack of supervision, violating curfew and being a “peeping tom”.
Forensic evidence, traced one of the college rings back to the missing teenager, John Slye. A second search warrant allowed the Des Plaine Police Department to do a more meticulous search of the crawl space under his house, and that is when they found the corpses of 27 innocent teenage boys. Gacy was a sociable, charming and hard working man. The Des Plaines Police Department did not have knowledge of Gacy's crimes. On May 10, 1994, 15 years after being arrested John Wayne Gacy died of lethal injection at Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill, Illinois.
Of all the characters within The Crucible, there are three who had to make major decisions that would not only affect themselves but also affect the accused. John Proctor, a man who had quite a good reputation in Salem, underwent a test of moral integrity. Throughout the story, he is plagued with the guilt of having had an affair with Abigail, and in order to save his wife, must confess this sin to the court. Before his wife, Elizabeth, is taken to jail, she tells John this... ... middle of paper ... ... By reading about how people within the play responded to their tests, one can reflect upon how they respond to their own tests in day to day life. The theme of how fear and suspicion feed upon themselves and result in the destruction of public order and good sense can show one the serious repercussions that come with not considering all scenarios and letting fear take control.
At the time of his arrest, Peterson had colored his hair blonde, grown a beard and mustache, and was carrying $15,000.00 in cash. During his arrest police also discovered that Peterson’s car was full of camping and survival equipment. Peterson was arrested less than 20 minutes from the Mexican border. Peterson waived booking in San Mateo County, California, and was transferred back to Stanislaus County, California, where he was formally booked by the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department. Scott Peterson had his preliminary hearing on April 17, 2003.
With those profits, he bought a mansion in Lexington, Massachusetts, which made others question how he had the money to pay for such a life. Ponzi was caught in August 1920, when The Boston Post began investigating his “company”. The investigators had investors go in and try to take their money out, but they couldn’t. Charles Ponzi was arrested on August 12, 1920, with 86 counts of mail fraud. He owed about $7 million, he pleaded guilty to mail fraud, and for that, spent 14 years in prison.
John Dillinger was initially imprisoned for robbing his hometown grocer. The fifty dollar burglary was Dillinger’s first major crime and was committed with the local loan shark, Ed Singleton. Singleton denied association and was eventually given a two-year sentence. Dillinger’s father advised him to confess and he was given a twenty year combined sentence. The prison break shown in the film is true.
He knows from a young age how to deceive people and he does not think twice of it. After young Gatsby leaves home, he does not work like a man driven to achieve greatness, he works ', half fierce, half lazy'; (104). He was better at using young woman rather than manual labor. 'Since they spoiled him he became contemptuous of young virgins because they were ignorant, of the others'; (104). From a young age Gatsby is already corrupt, but only on a small scale.