Bibiana Valenzuela9/9/18CRJ 419Assignment 2: Richard JewellPBS studies done in 2013 show that the American Dream is usually defined by Americans as “Becoming rich and famous” (Tobey 2013), but what if it is not all what it’s cracked up to be? Take the case of Richard Jewell, hailed a hero and quickly made into the villain. The summer Olympics were taking place in Atlanta, Georgia in 1996 and on July 27th the unimaginable occured. At 1:20 in the afternoon, a pipe bomb disguised as a backpack detonated by a major tourist attraction (Ostrow 2000); the bomb resulted injuring a total of 111 people and killing 2 others. Before the deadly bomb went off, Richard spotted the backpack, alerted police officials and assisted in evacuating tourists out of harm's way (Sack 2007). Richard was instantly praised and looked upon as a hero for his quick thinking. Within three days, that had changed. Richard was the target of investigations, and his name and face were all over the news (Williams 2015).The Atlanta Journal reported him as the focus of police attention (Sack 2017), and
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- Summer '18
- Richard Jewell, Centennial Olympic Park bombing, Eric Robert Rudolph