Unfortunately, a lot of innocent people get locked up for crimes they did not commit. Unfortunately, a handful of people have been executed for crimes they did not commit. Imagine being the accused and knowing damn right that you are innocent and trying your hardest to show the law your innocence yet losing the battle. Sometimes, you're innocence is proven or at least believed by a jury. Other times it takes investigations by institutions like the Innocence Project to prove your innocence.
People go to jail or maybe even prison for such petty crimes that doesn't deserve the many years that were given to them. Even the innocent get sentenced major years for crimes that weren't even committed by them. Sentence reforming needs to take action.
In this simulation the different rules for teams 3 and 4, supported Michael Shwalbe’s argument that we are not playing a fair game, because not everyone was playing the same game with the same rules and not everyone received advantages. Team 1 and 2 received more money than Team 4 and I when passing go, and did not have to go to jail when rolling doubles. We also bought into normalizing the reproduction of inequality. Team 3 and I never changed the rules until we were told to do so because we went along with the routine and just assumed that is how we had to do things, because they were the rules and we have been taught to follow them. I also thought it was kind of humorous how Shwalbe called how the game was going to go by saying, “And if Monopoly is played to its logical conclusion, one person end up rich and the others go broke.
Police officers that make wrong choices tend to be less appreciated by the society, those who make the use of discretion effectively tend to have a positive impact in the community. The article Organizational-level police discretion states that, “officers with a great deal of discretion at their disposal may allow biases to affect their decision making. Such biases could convince an officer that one suspect is more dangerous than another, prompting preemptive use of lethal force, and many of these biases invoke extralegal factors, such as race (Nowacki, 2015, Pg. 646).” Teaching these officers how and when to use discretion is crucial because it will allow them to apply certain strategies to different cases. Officers understand that not all situations will always be easy, either some may be dangerous; others can be simply misunderstandings between cases.
Then almost immediately after Alex contradicts himself by thinking “ In my book and the blind eyes of justice, the fact that a man had it coming doesn’t make killing him right “ (Patterson 194). This shows Alex’s true opinion in that he believes that killing a man who was clueless doesn’t make it right. It also shows he thinks everyone is innocent until proven guilty just like most cops are caught not and that he believes only courts can issue punishment not some group of vigilante
When most people think of Al Capone, they often regard him as a villain because of his historical status as a criminal. However, his family knew first hand how loving he could be. From growing up in a large family, to being at the head of an empire, Capone was always there to help those who needed him. His enemies, however, knew that Capone did not have the desire to serve everyone. Capone is not rightfully described as just a criminal: in addition to being a ruthless killer, he was also a caring family man and a masterful business person.
John Proctor can be considered a good character, even though the first glimpse of him was not a favorable one, he realized his mistake and tried to rectify that mistake. In the world there is good and evil, but the majority of the population, are like John Proctor; good but sometimes
Timothy Evans was wrongly convicted with the murder of his wife and daughter, and was therefore executed for a crime he had not committed and was further given a royal pardon in 1966. An argument against this view would be that Capital Punishment saves more lives than it takes. Recent studies show that for every inmate put to death, 3 to 18 murders are prevented. However if the justice system did not have the death penalty, there would be far higher death rates of innocent people than there are currently. Personally I think the argument that more lives are saved
Something else that made the Yuma Territorial Prison significant and much needed was, yuma was a very small town and with a small town they’re were more criminals than innocent people. If there was no yuma territorial prison not all the bad men would be put away. I say this because if they hadn’t built that prison then there would be no prison around the area and although some of the men were really bad such as murderers they wouldn’t go out of their way to send one to a close prison. Since they had a prison nearby they took advantage and used it wisely, it wasn’t that big so they couldn’t arrest any guy that looked suspicious or was part of something
These men were not punished or harmed for their inability to execute the killings. In fact, once they transferred out, they were not burdened with the lifetime guilt of killing thousands of innocent people, as were their younger comrades. In Ordinary Men, Browning provides an excellent analysis of showing how a working man from the middle class, can be transformed into a mass murderer through peer pressure and the desire to follow orders of their superiors. The Holocaust was one of the most devastating and brutal massacres in modern history, executed by people who previously lived normal lives. By dehumanizing the situation, the members of Reserve Police Battalion 101 were able to justify the orders to murder the Jews, and then later suffer the lifetime terrible feelings of guilt for their
Some historians argue that Gold, Bentley, and Greenglass confessed simply to make their prison sentences shorter. Still others believe that Ethel and Julius were unjustly executed, simply because they refused to confess. To this day, the Rosenbergs are the only people in history to be executed in the United States for
One reason was because a vast majority of the people accused were family and friends of other people. These people began to question the righteousness of the court and felt that innocent people were being executed. The main reason for the end of the trials was, because the accusations soon became too bold. In the beginning, people of low class were being accused, making it seem more believable. As the hunt continued, accusations were aimed at higher classed people.
Richard was a kid that the system took with no fundamental reason. It was all played out well by the justice system, something that usually happens to people who commit a mistake and isn’t even heard before being judge and sentenced. Justice can be different for so many people like Richard being sentenced could be justice to people who believe that he wanted to murder his own mother. In fact the people who have this mentality