Nelson worked with Chase as an armed guard for the truck used to transport illegal liquor. Together, they moved to Reno, Nevada, where Nelson had killed a person for being a witness to the United States mail fraud case. In 1933 Nelson, and his new friends, Tommy Carrol and Eddie Green robbed banks in Iowa, Nebraska, and Wisconsin. Most of the blame for these went to Dillanger and his gang. A year later Dillanger joined gangs with Nelson.
Coby Gunning Block 1 June 2, 2014 Jesse James When you think of the Wild West who is the first person that comes to your mind? When you think of daring bank and train robberies in the Wild West, now who comes to your mind? Jesse James was an Ex Confederate who could not get over the loss of the Civil War, so he expressed his pain and anger in other ways. He robbed Union banks, stagecoaches, and even a few trains. Fueled by this anger, Jesse James became a giant thorn in America’s side.
Bass and Underwood started throwing stones at them and were chased out of town by the sheriff and from then on Bass was known as an outlaw. • As an outlaw Bass formed a gang made of four men Tom Nixon, Bill Heffridge, and Jim Berry. The Gang would rob stagecoaches but when the money got low they concentrated • on trains • The Bass gangs first big train strike was on a Union pacific carrying money from Wells Fargo going west. The gang boarded the train at a water stop in Big Springs Neb. On Sep. 19, 1877, taking more than $60,000 in newly minted twenty- dollar gold pieces, an additional $1,300 from passengers, and $450 from the mail car.
Born on September 5, 1847 in Clay County, Missouri was probably the most famous criminal in all of America Jesse James. Jesse was the highlight when it came to criminology and still is his name comes up and anyone can tell you who he is in America. His life of crime began not at a young age but later on during his campaign in the civil war as a confederate soldier. Jesse and what he then started as his gang would capture unarmed Union Soldiers and put them through cruel torture sessions, but they would usually capture them and kill them without orders of their commanding officers and scalping them like game. However this did not help Jesse and his brother when they were trying to do this to what they thought were Union Soldiers who were unarmed,but Jesse found out that they were not unarmed he was shot in the chest near Lexington, Missouri.
Moores Ford Lynching On July 25, 1946, two young black couples- Roger and Dorothy Malcom, George and Mae Murray Dorsey-were killed by a lynch mob at the Moore's Ford Bridge over the Appalachee River connecting Walton and Oconee Counties (Brooks, 1). The four victims were tied up and shot hundreds of times in broad daylight by a mob of unmasked men; murder weapons included rifles, shotguns, pistols, and a machine gun. "Shooting a black person was like shooting a deer," George Dorsey's nephew, George Washington Dorsey said (Suggs C1). It has been over fifty years and this case is still unsolved by police investigators. It is known that there were atleast a dozen men involved in these killings.
After this act Manson was sent to Washington D.C’s National Training School for Boys, there he escaped a number of 18 times, after being sent too many different places Charles Manson was finally... ... middle of paper ... ... cult, there were also many plays, movies, and television shows made about him. Today there is little form of The Family left but Charles Manson still receives mail from people who want to join and become part of his family. The Manson Murders were a big wake up call for America, it also showed the fall of the hippie counter-culture and the carefree attitude of the 60's society. People saw that Manson was capable of manipulating people into killing other people and was the mastermind behind these killings. People then realized that they need better security in the Los Angeles area, many people moved out of Los Angeles or bought guns and keep them at their house for safety.
Lincoln was very interested in being a lawyer, he would walk fifteen miles just to watch the court cases in Boonville, Indiana. Lincoln got a license to practice law after several hard years of teaching himself. By the early 1850s, the Lincoln-Herndon law office had become a leading Springfield firm. Chairman of the Senate’s Committee on Territories, Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois came out with a new congr... ... middle of paper ... ... was shot and killed by federal troops who cornered him in a burning barn near Port Royal, Virginia. Seven men and one woman were arrested as accomplices to Booth.
One of the most shocking racial crimes that ever took place in the United States occurred on October 17, 1981. That week a jury had been struggling to reach a verdict in the case of a black man, Josephus Anderson, accused of murdering a white policeman. The killing had occurred in Birmingham, Alabama, but the trial had been moved to Mobile, Alabama. Francis Hays, the second-highest Klan official in Alabama, and his fellow members of Unit 900 of the United Klans, knew that the presence of blacks on the jury meant that a guilty man would go free. According to Klansmen, who attended the unit's weekly meeting, Hays had preached that Wednesday saying, “If a black man can get away with killing a white man, we ought to be able to get away with killing a black man”(Kornbluth).
When released, he met a new girl and decided to leave Colorado, violate is parole, and go back home to Oklahoma. He got there, changed his name, and lived a good life until he ran low on money and decided to rob a bank. He and his group robbed two banks, and Henry was shot in the leg, arrested, and sentenced to 25 years at a prison in Oklahoma. But Henry was a pro at leaving early. He was out in a few years.
Billy the Kid was born in New York City on November 23, 1859 to William and Kathleen McCarty Bonney and given the name William H. Bonney (There are other stories of his birth but this one is the most reliable). The first recorded killing committed by Billy the Kid was on August 17, 1877. This is also where he got his nickname “Kid';. The story has it that he got in a fight with a blacksmith in a saloon where the blacksmith slapped him and threw his to the floor. Knowing that he was no match for the much bigger and older blacksmith he drew his gun and shot the blacksmith who died the next day.