Abner Snopes Case Analysis

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More often than not, individuals struggle to fend against his or her own behalf on a court case when the government has accused a person. When responsibility falls to government, solutions will be their sheer power. Not only does the government have trained individuals, these individuals have their own biases. A man named Abner Snopes is being tried in a small-town court for allegedly burning down his landlord’s barn without any reliable evidence the judge kicks him out of town. The problem that arises in any society that professes human rights is how to resolve problems that arise when rights conflict. The government can be an immense benefit in modern society. Nonetheless, it can also be unfair to the individual. There is always a need for a mediator when no decision can be made. The need for a mediation/intervention is often the major downfall of governments, mainly because of the freedom people want of choice but without government at often times there can be…show more content…
In the court hearing Abner did not get a chance to speak or have hearsay at any point. The judge did not give him a chance to prove himself, telling Abner to leave the town purely based on the authority of the Judge who seems to have a prejudice . We tend to see this as racist oppression because whilst Abner was black there was no evidence support that Abner burned down the barn or if anyone had for that matter. “In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury.” Continually the government of Britain oppressed any sort of rebellion or secession. The signers of the Declaration of Independence as well as the people of the colonies in the thought that they need to be free from the British Kingdom, whereas their rules are unjust and unfair and every time the colonies begged for freedom they were
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