With their father as the defending lawyer, Scout and Jem are introduced to racism with an anomalous perspective. Most wealthy, white children growing up in the south in the 1930s gained a biased attitude toward African Americans, but Scout and Jem luckily avoid this prejudice. Racism is introduced as prevalent to Scout and Jem as they attempt to understand what is going on. Scout figures out that sometimes bigotry and emotion overpower a supposedly objective justice system. Although all evidence proved Tom Robinson to be not guilty, his color secured his sentencing and inevitable murder.
Therefore, not trying juveniles as adults will or possibly can lead them to committing other minor or major crimes. Two juveniles who have been tried as an adult would be Nathaniel Brazill who killed his teacher at the age of 13. Brazill got his GED and his law & paralegal certifications in jail. Similarly, Greg Ousley who killed his parents at the age of 14 is serving 60 years behind bars. According to Anderson, he is a model inmate, he is trustworthy behaving himself in prison and getting his education behind bars; got his bachelor's degree in liberal arts.
His sentence is changed from manslaughter and he has now been sentenced to 18-20 years in prison for manslaughter, followed by four to five years in prison for illegal possession of a firearm. (Ryan, 2013) During a trial, the evidence is again presented to a court of law or a jury. Being sentenced to Capital Punishment is very unlikely to happen for Burke, as the state of Massachusetts has abolished Capital Punishment and only uses it in very severe cases where the suspect is tried federally (McCarthy, 2014) instead of regionally, like the Boston Bomber Case. Burke most likely got this sentence, because he pleaded guilty, possibly after enough evidence was gathered to prove his guilt and thereby “has taken responsibility for shooting the victim, resulting in his death, over what appears to have been a dispute about money” (Boston.com, 2013) Burke is most likely to receive this sentence, because it is exactly the crime he committed. He committed manslaughter which was proven by the messages on the phone and apparently other evidence that has been found.
African Americans should not have to be scared to go outside any day thinking they might not make it home. African Americans feel targeted in today’s society because so many innocent African Americans are being incarcerated, shot, and killed. Since 2001, it is 6.1 times likelier to be incarcerated as a black man than a white man. This is all because of skin color. Black Lives Matter (BLM) was a group created to raise awareness for the heinous acts the have presented itself to the black community
Also, they said that when you do something wrong there shouldn’t be a grudge that is kept for the rest of your life. At some point and time you need to pay back what harm you did and get over it. The video also referred to the KKK never really went away. The people kept saying that because blacks are still getting killed and that was the whole part of the KKK, was to target people. A black male in the video was put in jail for doing nothing.
With this said, it is no question as to why: white Latino men are much more likely than White men, but only half as likely as Black men, to serve time in prison. Latino boys also face high levels of incarceration, particularly in states with large Latino populations and why California and Texas alone imprison the majority of incarcerated Latino youth in the United States. By putting a stop to the mis labeling of Latinos in our country; there wouldn’t be such a heavy imbalance among different races and their incarnation rates. Our society and criminal justice system would function better as
This law represents the loss of legal protection for a slave's life in Virginia. It also was the first of several laws passed during the last thirty years of the seventeenth century that reduced the personal rights of black men and women. ]WHEREAS the only law in force for the punishment of refractory servants resisting their master, mistris or overseer cannot be inflicted upon negroes, nor the obstinacy of many of them by other then violent meanes supprest, Be it enacted and declared by this grand assembly, if any slave resist his master (or other by his masters order correcting him) and by the extremity of the correction should chance to die, that his death shall not be accompted felony, but the master (or that other person appointed
His argument understands the social epidemic of police killings on the emotional and psychological well-being of Black males to put an end to police killings. “From the failure of national data collection monitoring systems to accurately capture the number of cases of extrajudicial killings by police, to the reluctance of the criminal justice system to appropriately indict police officers who intentionally profile and purposefully use deadly force, the United States faces a crisis in the policing system, and the most vulnerable victims are Black males” (Hakim
About 1 in 3 black males are likely to go to jail,while 1 in 17 white men are likely to go to jail. Blacks and hispanics make up 58% of all prisons in 2008. It is estimated that if blacks and hispanic people are arrested at the same rates as whites,the jail population would decline approximately 50%. This wouldn’t be possible because there are laws enacted to keep prison cells filled, in order for certain people to continue making a profit from these prisons. These laws are similar to the ones in the time of jim crow, are used as a method to keep blacks down just like slavery.They stop people’s right to vote,the right to serve on juries, the right to be free from racial discrimination in emploment,housing and acces to public benefits.Systems
A black man could be shot in broad daylight and the perpetrator, if white, could claim self defense and get off scot free. Segregation was still going on down south and blacks sat in the back, lived in shacks, and had to turn their backs. In To Kill a Mockingbird Atticus is a seemingly unbiased lawyer whose reputation and ethics are cleaner than any whistle. He defended a black man in court for free, treats people of all races with respect and dignity, and openly defended Tom Robinson who was black and framed for rape. In one scene Atticus gave his black housekeeper, Calpurnia, a ride home to her house.
Thesis: 99% of deaths are due to racial profiling and police brutality in the police force. Police officer 's role in racial profiling police they just because they have a badge on their shoulder they have the right to do as they please and that 's not the case they just dont discriminate blacks all ethnicities just because of their appearance or previous things they have done or there race. Just because Osama Bin Laden had something to do with the crashing of the twin towers that doesn’t mean that you have to treat his race bad because of something he did every time you see an a Arabian with a briefcase you think in your mind that they are getting ready to blow up something but that nots the case. The American Civil
You are a savage man. It is very obvious from the crimes you have committed that we cannot let you hurt people more. We will keep you as long in the jail as we can until you tries to lift off your fingers.” The Judge did not give him a ‘Lifelong Restriction’ instead he jailed him for 20 years; for Donald’s involvement in cases of assault, abuse, rape and, sexual and serious assaults. He repeatedly made assault on his former two partners. One of the lady was severely injured from October 2009 to 2011.
Well found out that White mob would lynched family members or friends if they could not find the suspect. This brother of the suspect is innocent and did not rape White women, however, he was hung because of the hatred White men hold toward his brother. This is not about punishing crime, but to control or oppress them to social, economical in the society. Wells also found that white were rarely lynched even though they committed a crime. She found out that lynching become an entertainment for people in the South.
Pilcher’s trial began on January 14th, with Judge Richard Meadows presiding. Unfortunately, on January 30th, Judge Meadows had to declare a mistrial, as jurors were incapable of reaching a verdict. The second trial began on September 9th, 2014, with Pilcher pleading guilty to second-degree murder on September 16th. For second degree murder, Pilcher was sentenced to 10-years in jail, but could be out of prison in five years. The DNA of Robert Pilcher was not the only profile created, as there were profiles of two other individuals who were not able to be identified.