American Injustice And Injustice Analysis

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"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” (Martin Luther King Jr.). Injustice even to one man can threaten the foundation that society is built on. What Martin Luther King Jr. is trying to say here is that even the most insignificant act of injustice, even onto one person, is an act of injustice to all people. This seemingly small act of injustice reveals the flaws in society which is a threat to all people. In the novel The Scapegoat By Sophia Nikolaidou, justice is not served. A man, Manolis Gris, is convicted of a crime that he did not commit, he is denied a fair and speedy trial, and injustice was served upon him. Manolis Gris and Gerry Conlon share a similar life story; both were arrested on charges of murder, used as a scapegoat…show more content…
Greece considered the United States its savior, and had welcomed the Americans with hosannas and wreaths of laurel. The negotiations regarding the Marshall Plan brought hope to the broken country. NATO was just beginning to take shape, and the Berlin blockade wasn't fair in the future. None of the involved parties, Greek, British, or American, wanted Talas's murder to knock any of that off course (146).
What this quote shows the leader, is how the Greek government did not just indict Manolis Gris to satisfy the people he did it to satisfy other nations as well. They knew that if they did not take quick immediate action that their might be negative large scale implications to their actions. Both Manolis Gris and Gerry Conlon were charged as a means to fulfill the utilitarianism framework, which allocates efforts in a way to benefit the needs of the many over that of the few, in both cases the needs of entire nations outweighed the importance of their freedom and so they were sentenced. Manolis Gris and Gerry Conlon both experienced a botched trial that was rushed and resulted in their false indictment. Manolis Gris's arrest was rushed, because there was an ultimatum. The government had a deadline to meet so they had to indict the most likely suspect, even if there was not enough evidence to do so. The author shows the pressure that the Greek government was facing when she
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