An African-American man walked into a local Bojangles severely bloodied and disoriented. Although blood samples were later submitted to testing. The West Memphis Police never followed this lead. Other possible suspects were Brian Holland and Chris Morgan. Both men had left to Oceanside, California just a few days after the discovery of the bodies.
Starting with executing a plan to decrease the number of untested rape kits. “In August 2009, approximately 11,000 sexual assault were found in a Detroit police department storage facility, the vast majority of which had never been tested for DNA evidence” (Campbell, Shaw 151). Unfortunately, Detroit is not the only city in America with thousands of untested rape kits are lined up along shelves in crime labs unknown. Even the labs right here in Greenville, South Carolina are guilty of neglecting kits.
On May 3rd 2009, a girl named Deborah Perez said that her stepfather is the Zodiac killer and that he took her with him to two of the attacks (Dad was not the Zodiac, sfgate.com). But, the witnesses of the crime said that they never saw a child with the Zodiac. Guy passed away in 1983 (Who is the Zodiac, blog.sfgate.com) because of cancer, and he lived in Orange Country, which was a few hours away from San
Prosecuting Attorney: “Ready for the people, your honour.” Defence: “Ready for the defence, your honour.” Clerk: “Will the jury please stand and raise your right hand? Do each of you swear that you will fairly try the case before this court, and that you will return a true verdict according to the evidence and the instructions of the court, so help you, God?
While the standard still demands the judge/court/party is allowed to call upon an expert witness who is neutral, independent and unbiased, the practice still continues where parties pay the expert witnesses who have the ability to sway the judge/jury with their expertise and reputation in the field. In general, an expert witness is primarily under a duty to the judicial body to whom his evidence is to be given to provide independent, objective and unbiased evidence. However, the pressures imposed on an expert from the party employing him, (and thus paying his fees) to lean towards them in giving his evidence, and not to be too fair to the other side, can make this a difficult task indeed. This problem has been recognized in courts in India and around the world. Unfortunately, many common law countries like India, US and UK, using adversarial system, have decided that parties shall opt for their respective experts while others have made an effort to use different means to bring in expert testimony that is fair and neutral in order to reach a just and unbiased decision.
CNN reported on August 1, 2014 that 43-year-old Eric Garner died on July 17 after being confronted by police on Staten Island for allegedly selling cigarettes illegally. As police officers approached Garner he raised both hands in the air and told the officers not to touch him. Moments later, a video recording shows an officer grabbing the 350-pound man from behind in a choke hold and wrestled him to the ground, rolling him onto his stomach. CNN News also reports that the video has Eric crying repeatedly that he could not breathe until his last gasp. Evidence and Applicable Laws Julie Bolcer, a representative of the NY medical examiner 's office confirmed that the cause of death was "compression of neck (choke hold), compression of chest and prone positioning during physical restraint by police.
Since the Police never informed Miranda of his rights he had no counsel, never finished the 9th grade, and had a former history of mental instability. The prosecution on the case only used his own wrongfully obtained confession against him, and sentenced him 20-30 years in prison. He had appealed to the Arizona Supreme court claiming that the Police had unconstitutionally obtained his confession, the court disagreed with him and upheld the charges and
Psychologists have contributed immensely on the ways in which an appropriate investigative interview should be conducted. As would be clear by the above discussion, incorrect questioning can bias the memories of the witnesses. The classical studies by Loftus and her colleagues have emphasized the importance of suggestibility. A study conducted by RAND Corporation (1975) found that although eyewitness testimony was an important variable that determined whether a case was solved or not, yet many eyewitnesses were unreliable as they were highly suggestive. Hence, it is extremely important that police officials and others who are involved in the criminal investigation process are properly trained in conducting interviews.
Black lives matter, all lives matter. The Black Lives Matter movement has been expanding around the United States in the last few years. There are a huge number of people that are against the Black Lives Matter movement and say that the cops are just doing their job no matter what happens. When there is a news story about police brutality on black people, there are people that say that the cops are innocent and should not be held accountable for murder (Greene32).
They will be asked questions about is it about the ratings is that why the always make sure to broadcast only shootings most of the time when it deals with African Americans. City of Sherwood Chief Jim Bedwell will be interview on his thoughts of racial shootings. He will always be asked questions about how the city of Sherwood is known for racial profiling African Americans. I had a friend that was a Police Officer for Sherwood and he was fired refusing to go with a story from fellow Officers about how a African American male was treated by them while he was in custody.
Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot and killed on August 9, 2014 by Darren Wilson, a white police officer, in Ferguson, Missouri. The shooting prompted protests. When it was announced that Officer Wilson would not be indicted, the announcement set off another wave of protests. Not all police officers are dishonest and abuse their power but It 's obvious that today 's community of people has a suspicion of officers true intentions. The idea of cops and cameras has been around for a while but ever since the fatal shooting of Michael Brown the debate on whether police officers should be required to wear body cameras has been the center of attention.
Intense training and testing has to happen within all branches of law enforcement. A great teaching method would be to actually put forensics on trial, dissect its entire process relative to eyewitness accounts, stress, and memory. Moreover, as difficult as it is to put any victim through, great benefit can be had from a professional not connected to the investigation, have the victim recount why she/ he is sure they picked the right person. Chances are they will have to all over again if they pick more
Brandon L. Garrett used a lot of evidence to support his claims in Convicting The Innocent. Garrett used many facts to support the claims he made and represented his findings with many charts, graphs, and percentages. He reviewed police reports, interrogation transcripts and recordings, prosecution files, trial transcripts, and court opinions. Just like Garrett 's Convicting the Innocent, William Stuntz 's, The Collapse of American Criminal Justice, he talks about how prosecutors now decide whom to punish and how severely they will be punished. Garrett wrote about this in his book about how the judge and jury believed the prosecutors even though before the trial they recalled a different image of their attacker then the image they have of them during
Rodney king, born in Sacramento, California in 1965 and grew up to be known as a polite yet not very intelligent child and teenager. King was a high school dropout and a single father with a history of criminal activity. Rodney King was most famously known for his court battle against L.A.P.D. officers Stacey Koon, Laurence Powell, Ted Briseno, and Timothy Wind . On March 3, 1991 two crimes occurred involving King, one of which he was the offender and the other where he was the victim. On this Saturday night at 12:50 am Rodney king was driving his white Hyundai under the influence of alcohol along with his two fiends Freddie Helms and Bryant Allen.