Alex King killed his father at the age of 13, he got only 7 years in prison. Once he was out, he got into a car accident and ran from authority going back into the system. This is just one incident, now moving onto Nathaniel Abraham, who killed a 17 year old when he was just 11 years old got only 10 years in a juvenile facility. Abraham was not tried as an adult, got out was charged with not only drug possession, but also charged for assaulting 2 guards facing more time in prison. Therefore, not trying juveniles as adults will or possibly can lead them to committing other minor or major crimes.
In 2012, the case of Miller v. Alabama was presented in front of the Supreme Court detailing the crimes that took place in 2003 by Evan Miller. In July 2003, Miller, who was only fourteen years old at the time, with companion Colby Smith killed neighbor Cole Cannon by beating him with his own baseball bat and burning down the trailer Mr. Cannon lived in, while he was still inside. In 2004, Miller was to be tried as an adult for his crimes for capital murder. In 2006, he was found guilty and charges with aggravated murder and sentenced to mandatory life imprisonment without any parole. Miller proceeded to file a motion for a new trial and felt that sentencing someone his age to life without parole was constituted as cruel and unusual punishment
Jeffs will never get out of jail because he is actually in there serving a life sentence plus 20 years. Warren was put behind bars for aggravated sexual assaults of a 12-year-old girl and a 15-year-old girl. Warren Jeffs tried to say they were his spiritual wives. Even though Warren is still in jail, Jeffs is in charge of the 10,000-member Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day
On September 19, 1934, Bruno Hauptmann was arrested and tried for murder on January 2, 1935. In the book “The Case Never Dies”, Gardner states that “there was insufficient evidence to convict him [Bruno]” (Gardner 1) of first degree murder. There were many witnessed that claimed Bruno gave them “ransomed bills” (Schwartz 3) at many businesses. The jury did not believe him when he took the stand and denied any involvement in the kidnapping. Bruno Richard Hauptmann was “put to death in the electric chair” (Crime Museum 2) on April 3, 1936.
Hospital Employee received 18 months in jail for HIPAA Violations On February 24, 2015, 30 years old Joshua Hippler, was found guilty for convicting HIPPA Violation and has been sentenced to serve 18 months in jail. Hippler was a former employee at East Texas hospital where he was alleged to have accessed to Protected Health Information. But instead he was intentionally selling patient’s information for his own personal gain. Hippler was indicted by a federal grand jury on Mar. 26, 2014 and the case was heard by United States Magistrate Judge John D. Love on August 28, 2014.
However, his fellow partner in crime could not deal with the guilt and agony of the crime, so he later confesses to the police. Hansen was sentenced to three years in Iowa Men’s Reformatory; however he only served 20 months. It was also recommended that Hansen receive psychiatric treatment. Hansen agreed to the treatment; he opened up to the psychiatrist and explained his compulsion to set fires. Unfortunately Hansen soon realized that his prosecutors were using the information he was telling to the psychiatrists’ against him in court.
Ted Cruz at RJC Forum: “Our Enemies Are at War With Us” Beginning his remarks with a moment of silence for the 14 people murdered Wednesday in a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, Senator Ted Cruz said he worries that last night attack is the markings of radical Islamic terrorism. “All of us are deeply concerned that this is yet another manifestation of terrorism, radical Islamic terrorism here at home” GOP presidential candidate said at a cattle call meeting at the Republican Jewish Coalition in Washington, D.C. Cruz was the first out of all fourteen candidates for president to speak at Thursday RJC forum where he blasted President Obama for refusing to acknowledge radical Islamic terrorism. “When the President says the Islamic State isn’t Islamic, that is just nutty,” Cruz said.
Holding Police Accountable for their Killings of Unarmed People of Color Fruitvale Bart Station is where I begin and end my day. The infamous platform in Oakland, California where bart police murdered Oscar Grant, a fully restrained unarmed African American who was celebrating New Year 's Day with his friends and girlfriend. Johannes Mehserle, the police officer involved in the shooting was convicted of involuntary manslaughter. Thus, having to spend the minimum two years in prison but being he had time served he only would only spend seven months in jail with possible bail. Murder?
Otto Warmbier dies days after returning to the United States Otto Warmbier, an American college student, was released after being imprisoned in North Korea for 17 months. Afterwards, he died a week later at the University of Cincinnati Medical Centre. On January 2nd, 2016, Warmbier was arrested at the Pyongyang Airport for allegedly stealing a propaganda poster from his hotel room. In a one-hour trial, he confessed to stealing the poster. For this reason, he served a 17-month prisoner’s sentence fulfilled with hard labour.
In PBS’ “Stickup Kid”, a man named Alonza Thomas was threatened with a gun by a man and was ordered to rob a store when he was trying to go back home. Alonza tried and failed to rob the store and was charged as an adult and given 13 years of jail time. This evidence shows how unfairly he was charged for a crime he was forced to do. Alonza had no choice but to commit the crime because the man put him into a position between life and death and Alonza had no choice but to save his own life. In Adam Foss’ TED talk the speaker says, “In the fall of 2009, a young man was arrested...He was 18 years old..He had his sights set on college but his part time minimum-wage job wasn’t providing the financial support he needed to enroll in school...In a series of bad decisions he stole 30 laptops from a store and sold them on the Internet.”(Adam Foss).
In addition, Hixon had just seen the man walking toward town (Pfeifer, “United”; “Shipp”). Ed Johnson was arrested and questioned for three hours, but he told Shipp that he didn’t know anything about the rape (Pfeifer, “United”; “Shipp”). That same night, an angry mob attacked the jail where Johnson was thought to be held, but, little did they know, he had been moved to a jail in Nashville for fear of a lynching (Pfeifer, “United”; “Shipp”). On January 27, Nevada went to Nashville, where Johnson was identified as the assailant and was indicted for the rape of Nevada Taylor (Pfeifer, “United”; “Shipp”). On the day of the trial, Johnson had an alibi, stating he was at the Last Chance Saloon when Nevada was raped, which was supported by many people at the saloon; however, Hixon and Nevada say that Johnson was definitely the rapist (Pfeifer, “United”; “Shipp”).