finally stood and fought for their rights. The Civil Rights Movement took place in the
Brown vs Board of Education was one of the biggest cases ever brought upon the Supreme Court and on May 17, 1954, it was unanimously ruled that the segregation of races within public schools was unconstitutional. In fact, at the time of the case, over thirty three percent of public schools were lawfully segregated by race and the court had to decide between the racism within the United States. Dating back to the Civil War time, the United States declared its independence from England with a document known as the Deceleration of Independence; in this document it is stated “all men are created equal,” and this was definitely not
In the case of Riley V. California, Mr. Riley was stopped on a traffic violation, which led to his arrest on weapons charges. The officer searching Riley’s incident to arrest seized a cell phone form Riley’s possession. There was information on the phone and repeated use of a term associated with a street gang. Hours later a gang detective examined the phone’s digital contents and based in part on photographs and videos found, the State charged Riley in connection with a shooting that occurred a few weeks earlier. They sought an enhanced sentence based on Riley’s gang membership. He was ultimately charged with connection to an earlier shooting, firing at an occupied vehicle, assault with a semiautomatic firearm, and attempted murder. Riley
In September 1976, during the course of ten days, the respondent, Strickland, planned and committed three groups of crimes, including three brutal stabbing murders, torture, kidnapping, severe assaults, attempted murders, attempted extortion, and theft. His two accomplices were arrested, and the respondent surrendered to police. He provided a voluntary statement and confessed to the third murder. He was indicted by the State of Florida for kidnapping and murder and was appointed an experienced criminal attorney to represent him.
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka was a very popular case at the time and still is today. The case was decided by the Warren Court, and it addressed the ethics of racial segregation being practiced in schools. The court ruled?that ?separate but equal? was unconstitutional and declared it went against the Equal Rights Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment.
In the assigned case Simpson v. Ernst & Young, a former co-worker of EY states that he was wrongfully fired due to his age. Simpson states that EY violated the Age Discrimination Employment Act (ADEA) and sought proper compensation. EY argues that Simpson was considered a partner not an employee, therefore, having no protection under the ADEA. The courts decided in favor of Simpson, stating he was deemed an employee per the economic realities test. EY was forced to pay Simpson damages for violating the ADEA.
In September 1998, a same-sex couple in Houston, Texas were arrested in their own apartment after police found them engaging in a consensual, intimate, sexual act. The two men, John Lawrence and Tyron Garner, were convicted of violating the Texas “Homosexual Conduct” Law, which made it a Class-C misdemeanor for same-sex adults to engage in sexual intercourse and considered it illegal sodonomy. The statute was created in 1973 after the state changed its criminal code to end the banning of heterosexual anal or oral sex. The sheriff deputies arrested and charged the couple for performing “deviate sexual intercourse” as listed in the mentioned in the Texas statute. John Lawrence and Tyler Garner
Riley was stopped for driving on expired license plates by San Diego police officer. The police officer found out Riley’s license was also expired, which resulted in the impounding of the his vehicle. During the inventory of the vehicle, officers found firearms stashed in a sock under his car’s hood a. People v. Riley, No. D059840, 2013 WL 475242, at *1 (Cal. Ct. App. Feb. 8, 2013). While searching Riley before his arrest, an officer found evidence of Riley’s association with the “Bloods” street gang. See Riley, 134 S. Ct. at 2480. The police seized and searched Riley’s smart phone without a warrant, which uncovered further evidence of gang relationships. The police discovered records that placed Riley’s phone at a shooting three weeks earlier. See Riley, 2013 WL 475242, at *1–2. The trial court judge denied a motion to suppress after finding that the search fell within the scope of the search-incident-to-arrest exception. See id. at *3. Riley was convicted of assault with a semiautomatic firearm, shooting at an occupied vehicle, and attempted murder.
Most states implement expunged laws; at the age of twenty-seven juveniles can have their record expunged. The purpose of the law is to allow juveniles become adults without having a criminal record. In the case of Docket No. 105833 People v. Smith, 448 NW2d 794, Michigan Supreme Court (1989), during the presentence investigation into Ricky Franklin Smith he was indicted on charges as an adolescent. Smith plead guilty to breaking and entering; the career criminal past decisions resulted in his incarceration. The defendant was considered a habitual offender; fourth offense. He appealed his rights and was awarded a resentence; Docket No. 87874 People v. Smith, 470 NW2d 70, Michigan Supreme Court (1991). Smith case was referenced to People v. Price
In this case, a divided married couple Charles and Tracey Thurman experienced a vicious split-up. Documents report, the first time Tracey had contact with the Torrington Police Department (TPD) (October 1982) was after her husband became violent towards Charles Thurman, Jr (son) out of the residence. Sadly, officers from the TPD refused to take Tracey's complaint resulting in the escalation of Charles violent behavior. As the violence escalated on November 09, 1982 while Tracey was sitting in her vehicle Charles approached, and started yelling threats and untimely resulting in him smashing her windshield. This was all witnessed by TPD Officer Neil Gemelli as he stood on the street watching Charles activities. As a consequence, Charles was arrested and booked into the county jail for "breaching the peace" and charged and got six months with a two-year order to stay away from Tracey. (Tracey Thurman, et al. v. City of Torrington, et al (United States District Court for The District of Connecticut October 23, 1984)
Brown v Board of Education of Topeka in 1954 was a landmark United States Supreme Court Case. The Case was about a Court that declared the state laws for separating public schools for black and white students. A sixty year proceeding in the Brown Case there were a lot of race relations in the U.S. it had been over ruled by racial segregation. The Brown Case served as an agitator for the modern civil rights movement inspiring education to improve everywhere and forming legal means of challenging segregation in all areas of societies.
The case involved an individual by the name of Danny Escobedo, who was arrested on January 19, 1960, for the murder of his brother-in-law. Escobedo was arrested without a warrant and interrogated; he did not make any statement to the police and was released after contacting his lawyer. On January 30, Benedict DiGerlando, told the police about Escobedo’s involvement in the crime that Escobedo “had fired the fatal shots” (Escobedo v. Illinois- Supreme Court Cases: The Dynamic Court, 1999, pg.2). He was later arrested a second time and taken to the police headquarters. Soon enough Escobedo requested to have “advice from my lawyer” (Escobedo v. Illinois- Supreme Court Cases: The Dynamic Court, 1999, pg. 2), but his request was denied. “Although Escobedo was not formally charged, “he was in custody and “couldn’t walk out the door.”(Escobedo v. Illinois- Supreme Court Cases: The Dynamic Court, 1999, pg.2)
Facts: Graham is a diabetic and asked one of his friends to take him to a convenience store so he could purchase juice to counteract an insulin reaction he had been experiencing. While in the store Graham noticed that the line to check out was extremely long and decided to leave the store. Graham left the store extremely fast, raising suspicion about his activity to police officer Connor. The suspicion caused Officer Connor to pull over Graham and his friend for an investigative stop. Police respondents handcuffed Graham and ignored his plea for them to stop, resulting in injuries.
Our country has been through many struggles to get where it is today. Both women and African Americans in history overcame many obstacles in order to achieve the goal of having equal rights. Both have been sent to jail, beaten up, been on protests, and much more to get what they need. These people have faced many obstacles, find the goal they needed to achieve, and overcome the obstacle.