Code of Silence Part 4 After Chicago police officers Shannon Spalding and Danny Echeverria filed a whistleblower lawsuit, retaliation against them only intensified. Expand All Parts Share the whole series In autumn ofthe code of silence was very much in the news in Chicago. The trial of the civil suit brought against the city by Karolina Obrycka, the bartender struck and kicked by off-duty Officer Anthony Abbate inwas unfolding before a jury in the federal courtroom of Judge Amy St.
Wells-Barnett inwhich recounts the three eras of atrocity in the South of the United States and gives the excuses that the Whites gave for each of these three eras. The article details the struggles that Black people underwent after their Emancipation from years of slavery. The central idea behind the research is to reveal the level of mistreatment and racism during this period and to reveal the reasons behind these injustices; the Whites viewed Blacks as inferior and were afraid that they would increase in number and thus dominate them.
The article also details the lynching that occurred during this period without the due legal trials and procedures. White people simply took the law into their won hands, while the authorities condoned it. The author also states that during slavery, Black people were made to submit to the Whites and were treated in a cruelly, but were never lynched because the slaves body belonged to his master, hence by lynching the slave the master would be bringing a loss upon himself.
Blacks would be lynched for any crimes; major or minor, proven or suspected. For instance, the Whites would lynch a man for wife-beating, insulting whites, self-defense and many other unrelated crimes.
The mass murders of Negroes occurred in three eras. In the first era, the Whites alleged that they had to use force to suppress the riots of Black people.
During this era, the Whites would make claims that Black people planning a revolution and hence something had to be done to prevent it. Their claims were unsubstantial as the revolutions they kept predicting never occurred and hence they had to look for another better reason to kill Blacks.
These groups viciously attacked Black people, instilling fear among them and killing thousands with no good reason. The government neglected the Blacks because it had granted them freedom, but failed to provide them with protection from the consequences of their emancipation.
In the third era, Whites used the excuse that they were avenging for the crimes that Black people had committed against women. Black men were charged with rape if they were found engaging in sexual activity with a White woman, if a relationship existed between a White woman and the Black man, the man would be charged with having the intention to rape her and thus be lynched.
The Whites did not believe that a consensual relationship could take place between a Black man and a White woman. Thus, whenever such a relationship was unearthed, it was disguised as rape and the Black man would be lynched.
In one case, a mentally unstable Black man killed a child. Police officers and one Bishop exaggerated the facts of the murder so much that it garnered the attention of the public and sparked their fury.
They claimed that the man had tortured the child and torn him apart limb by limb before killing it. The public was angered by the animalistic act, and hence intensified the pressure to lynch him.
On the day of his lynching, there was mad excitement everywhere; schools and shops were clothes and people traveled from all over the country to see the Black man being punished. Hot iron brands were poked into his body from his feet to his face and he was burned to ashes afterwards, as both adults and children watched and cheered on.
The most unfair thing about this is that firstly, the man was not of sound mind therefore the punishment meted on him was too cruel; he should have been placed in an asylum.
Secondly, thousands of murders occurred daily at that time, and these murderers are not made to suffer as much humiliation and torture as the Black man suffered on this day.
In another example of stark injustice, a Black man named Julian had killed a judge and escaped never to be found again, despite the intensive searches that were conducted. Unable to find him, the authorities decided to arrest his family instead; his mother, two sisters and three brothers.
The mother and two sisters were released, but the brothers were made to pay for the crime; they were all hung. As if this was not enough, a fourth person, who is suspected to not even have known Julius was also tortured and killed in relation to the murder of the judge.
This shows that during this time, authorities did not see any value in the lives of Black people, evidenced by the fact that four innocent people were made to die inhumanely for the crime of one person.
In Indiana, the son of a wealthy Black man named Butler impregnated their White servant-girl and is assumed to have assisted her to procure an abortion. The father was granted bail and went back to his home, while the son remained in jail in Lawrenceville.
In 'They Say,' James West Davidson recounts the first thirty years in the passionate life of Ida B. Wells--as well as the story of the great struggle over the meaning of race in post-emancipation America. May 28, · I am writing a double-spaced page essay. All I know is that it has to be about Ida B. Wells. The thing is, we have to be kind of arguing something in our essay. It can't just be informative. So I am trying to think of a good enthymeme, (thesis statement) for my paper. I need a specific thing to write about and argue about Ida B. caninariojana.com: Resolved. Lynching and Women: Ida B. Wells Emancipated blacks, after the Civil War, continued to live in fear of lynching, a practice of vigilantism that was often based on false accusations.
That night, an angry mob decided to hasten the justice system for themselves by lynching the son, but when they went to his home and did not find him, they lynched his father instead.
The leaders of the mob were neither interrogated nor punished for this inhumane and unjust act. This goes on to show that Black people were not protected by the law, injustices committed upon them were ignored, a factor that encouraged the perpetuation of this injustices.Get this from a library!
They say: Ida B. Wells and the reconstruction of race. [James West Davidson] -- "Between and , Southern mobs hanged, burned, and otherwise tortured to death at least 3, African Americans. And yet the rest of the nation largely ignored the horror of lynching or took. Ida B. Wells-Barnett, an African-American activist who was particularly outspoken on the inhumanity and barbarism of public lynching, can be used as an excellent primary source exemplifying how black women in the progressive era felt that they were expected to be presented.
May 28, · I am writing a double-spaced page essay. All I know is that it has to be about Ida B. Wells. The thing is, we have to be kind of arguing something in our essay. It can't just be informative.
So I am trying to think of a good enthymeme, (thesis statement) for my paper. I need a specific thing to write about and argue about Ida B. caninariojana.com: Resolved. Teenagers LeAlan Jones And Lloyd Newman, Tell Story Of Chicago's Ida B.
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