Further, the 8th amendment does not obligate the execution method be free of pain. Besides, those given capital punishment are “deprived of life”(Alito), so the meager pain they encounter is incomparable to the amount of pain he/she caused to the victim(s). In addition, there is not sufficient evidence that the use of midazolam causes induces a notable risk of severe pain that the death penalty should be outlawed. Judges agreeing with the majority opinion are John Roberts, Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy, Samuel Alito, and Clarence
Although Truman Capote attempts to illustrate the humanity in the murderers, Mr. Capote’s primary goal is to separate the two murderers’ characters; therefore, he claims, not all murders are equally as guilty. Mr. Capote humanizes the murderers, creating a sympathetic tone towards the killers. When the crime of murdering the Clutter family was committed, it did not just end the lives of the family, rather, Capote says that, “...four shotgun blasts that, all told, ended six human lives” (Capote 5). Through the use of a paradox, Capote demonstrates how the murderers are not shown as monsters, but rather humans. When investigated of finding out that six people end up dying, sympathy arouses.
I do agree that it was all about location in the selection of ruler over those oppressed or over-run. So often we do not think of disease as a huge factor when it comes to who wins a war and who loses, but this book showed me that they were very effective, and powerful in destroying certain communities. Different armies would bring different disease with them from where they lived, spreading them to a new population. This method of warfare was far more effective than the guns were at times. Sometimes the guns would not work, or would be too hard to fire to protect oneself, but the germs knew no limits.
J. “The Hidden Suffering of the Psychopath.” The Hidden Suffering of the Psychopath | Psychiatric Times, 7 Oct. 2014, www.psychiatrictimes.com/psychotic-affective-disorders/hidden-suffering-psychopath. This article argues that contrary to popular belief, psychopaths do have feelings, but they do not demonstrate them in the same way non-psychopaths do. According to this article, a serial killer’s explanation for killing people and keeping the dead bodies in his house was that he was lonely and wanted some company. Psychopaths are human beings that have the need to have some sort of physical contact with others.
If his mind is not occupied by his mistress Myrtle, he is drowning in thoughts of Gatsby’s suspected crime-filled life. “Indeed, Tom Buchanan's sources appear most reliable in his characterization of Gatsby's drug store chain as ‘just small change’ compared to his stolen bonds” (Pauly 116). Buchanan is a hypocrite towards Gatsby. He denounces Gatsby’s life actions as being morally evil but Tom’s actions are no different than Gatsby’s in the sense that both men are unfaithful to themselves and their nearest relationships. Tom is competing with Gatsby through deception and treachery, and their dangerous habits wound them
Although both Perry and Dick had committed terrible crimes, Capote focuses instead on emotionally humanising Perry, and to a lesser extent Dick; therefore Capote claims that immoral acts alone do not make a person inherently evil. Capote reveals how deeply emotional, and how quickly Perry can get emotionally attached to someone with an analogy: “But he was afraid to leave Dick; merely to consider it made him “sort of sick,” as though he were trying to “jump off a train going ninety-nine miles an hour.””(124) The juxtaposition between Perry as a murderer and Perry as child who is controlled by his emotions is a recurring idea in the second part of In Cold Blood, and it exemplifies Capote’s current purpose of humanising Perry. Capote’s main
In Dan M. Kahan’s article Shame Is Worth a Try, he argued that shame can be used as an effective alternative method to punish law-breakers instead of sending them to jail. Kahan explained how shame works by giving several examples of shaming punishment, such as wearing disgraced signs or putting on embarrassing stickers. He stated that shame hurts people’s reputation as well as financial income and that is why it works as an alternative way to punish people. Nevertheless, he then brought up some opposing ideas held by courts and judges and the reason why shame does not work as effectively as expected. He explained that shame may fail short as a punishment in that it does not hurt as much as jail sentence, it can be easily abuse and it is rather
Although the narrator of “No Ordinary Joe” has views that one can make ill advised decisions that can be detrimental to one’s character. It states , “Lemarkits said he had been tortured by the thought that he got to live and Harry didn’t...Lemarkits got out of jail for distributing cocaine”. This quote shows how a person made an ill advised decision and it had an affect on his character, but when one looks at people of high caliber like the
For example, the protagonist Shaun’s motivation was redemption, which was the same motivation of Marshall Cogburn. Cogburn is an alcoholic who feels that if he helps the young girl find the murderer, he will redeem himself. Both of the heroes of the film are unconventional, which highlight each films similarity and willingness to redefine their genres. Each of these films have a number of similarities, but one stark contrast is True Grit living up to the expectation of the inclusion of violence from Marshall Cogburn, while the average salesman having to kill zombies is not routine in the modern world that Shaun of the Dead is set
The Time authors were citing the official investigative report of King’s injuries, and were even taking notes from the 81 second video a bystander took. It outweighs the fraudulent officer. The Rodney King trial was flawed from start, but it was only worsened by the distortion of the facts and evidence by the defense. Similarly, in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’, there was very little evidence to convict Tom Robinson, but the distortion of facts caused the verdict to go
Capote’s bias makes the audience feel more sympathetic towards Perry and more hatred towards Dick, even though Perry is the killer. Another reason why readers believed that Perry shouldn’t have received capital punishment is because he has a mental illness. The court dismisses the plea quickly because “the justice system ignores psychosocial complexities and histories in favor of black and white definitions of right and wrong” (Myers). The justice system in this time very rarely accepted pleas of insanity or mental illness. Capote wrote that “after an hour’s conversation with the defendants, the doctor rule[d] out that neither man
Names are just words. They all have meanings, some do not illustrate the person they are with, others do. My full name is Chloe Dell Carman, I think a name is just words given to someone to address them. Names should not impact you as a person. Finding out the definition of your name should not change who you are, if you think a name changed you then you are an imbecile.
The petitioner’s original bond was revoked after evidence that he was intimidating the witness and after the petitioner screamed and shouted racial slurs at the magistrate judge as well as spit on his face. This behavior furthered supported that Charles Sell was suffering from a delusional disorder.The district court concluded that the decision to involuntarily medicate Charles Sell to restore his health and competence is constitutional. The courts also concluded that the drugs administered must not have any negative effects. They also stated that drugs used were medically appropriate for Charles Sell and it gave him the right to due process and protected his fifth and sixth amendment right to a fair trial. The majority of people found that
There were a few rare sympathizers, however, who identified with Jodi Arias’ anger at being used and lied to by a man and truly believed she murdered him in a fit of rage (Keifer, 2015). This would make the proper ruling manslaughter, and not premeditated murder, as the law dictates different punishments based on the premeditation, or lack thereof, of the killer. These sympathizers could argue that there was not enough mercy awarded by the court due to Jodi’s apparently sympathetic situation. What is the proper balance between mercy and justice? Should justice overrule mercy?
If I was part of the jury I would’ve said that Adnan is not guilty. I say this because there’s simply not enough valid evidence that clearly points to Adnan murdering Hae. I still go with my initial instinct that something is up with Jay. My theory is that Jay was jealous of Adnan and Stephanie’s relationship. Peers described Jay as “He was ‘mean, intimidating, shady’” (Episode Eight).