Is it fair that an African American man is sentenced up to life in prison for possession of drugs when Brock Turner is sentenced to only 14 years, later to be reduced to six months for sexually assaulting an unconscious women. The judiciary system are believed to have a high african american incarceration rate as a result of discrimination. At a presidential debate on Martin Luther King Day, President Barack Obama said that “Blacks and whites are arrested at very different rates, are convicted at very different rates, and receive very different sentences… for the same crime.” Hillary Clinton said the “disgrace of a criminal-justice system that incarcerates so many more african americans proportionately than whites.”
A later "rebuttal" to statements that the blade was illicit, prosecutors argued that Gray was "wrongfully arrested" well before the officers realized that he had a blade, and without "probable cause." On May 21st, 2015, a grand jury summoned the officers on the "vast majority" of the first set of allegations filed by Mosby of the particular case of the charges of "unlawful detainment and false capture" and added charges of "reckless endangerment" to every one of the officers involved. Gray 's death "resulted in series of protest." On
The New Jersey Supreme Court ordered the New Jersey Attorney General to investigate the police departments of the townships of Bellmawr and Barrington, suspected of "ticket fixing". The investigation showed that in Bellmawr, Police Chief Edward Garrity, a police officer, and a court clerk were involved and in Barrington, three police officers were involved in fixing tickets. Before being questioned all the employees are warned of the following: • Anything said may be used in a criminal proceeding; • The privilege existed to refuse to answer if the answer would tend to be self-incriminatory; • Refusing to answer would cause a removal from their office.
Eddie Griffin was released under Proposition 36. For instance, from a young Griffin has been introduced to alcohol and drugs and was dependent on it since drugs and alcohol can become very addicting and he was later,convicted because of possession of crack cocaine. After 13 years in prison he reformed himself went to rehab and became a model inmate. He now lives a clean life and supports other three strikes in a peer support group called “Hope for Strikes”. Charles Ramirez was arrested under the three strike law for stealing a car radio and was sentenced to life.
MILLERSBURG — Despite a plea for leniency expressed by the victim, a Sugarcreek man was unable to overcome a long history of criminal convictions and a bond violation when a Holmes County judge on Wednesday sentenced him to prison for making unwanted phone calls and threats to several members of a family over a period of months. David Lamar Schrock, 43, of 2578 State Route 39, previously pleaded guilty in Holmes County Common Pleas Court to two counts of telephone harassment and one count of menacing by stalking. In exchange for his guilty plea, the state agreed to dismiss two additional counts of telephone harassment and three counts of menacing by stalking. The charges are made more serious because Schrock was convicted, in January 2016,
Almost a decade ago, Antoine Jones was tried, convicted, and given a life sentence for operating a drug trade. Of course, his possession of illegal drugs and involvement in the selling of illegal drugs is enough for his conviction, but Jones argues that the police secured evidence unconstitutionally. When the police first started observing Jones on suspicions of his participation in the drug trade, they fastened a hidden GPS device on his car, in order to track Jones to a so-called “stash house,” although they did not procure a warrant to use the device. The police were able to successfully apprehend Jones based on evidence procured from the GPS. Citing the Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution, Jones took his case to the Supreme Court.
Under the current Indiana Code (IC) 35-45-4-3 patronizing is a class A misdemeanor to a level 6 Felony (if they have 2 prior convictions) with no enhancements for engaging in prostitution with a minor. Many other states have jail time and increased penalties attributed to these crimes. The AGs office cited a study, Deconstructing the Demand for Prostitution: Preliminary Insights From Interviews with Chicago Men Who Purchase Sex, showing that to make men stop patronizing the sex trade. Of those surveyed in the study, 80% stated jail time would deter them, 75% state a letter sent to their family describing the crimes they committed or suspending their driver’s license or a general increase in penalties, and 70% stated that having their car impounded would deter them.
On July 28th of 1967 Reagan signed the Mulford Act into law, the law stated that “from the moment it was signed anyone caught carrying a loaded gun on a public street in California would face five years in prison.” It was because of this law that there were many disputes between the black panthers and local law enforcement. With the arrest of their leader Huey Newton, the leadership of the panthers fell into the hands of Eldridge Cleaver who believed that the methods used previously again were not working. So he preached to the Panthers that their guns should be used on the offensive and that they should go out and “hunt down police officers during their coffee breaks”. This of course would not be tolerated by the federal government which
In the early 1980s, the United States declared an all-out war on drugs and over the past several decades the United States of America has traveled down a dark road when it comes to sentencing for drug offenses. One of the major tools that they used in this war on drugs is the mandatory sentencing laws. These laws were enacted in 1984 to help combat and get violent drug dealers off our streets. What these laws did was set a mandatory minimum sentence that stated if you are arrested for fifteen or more grams of crack cocaine, you would be charged as if you had five hundred grams of powder cocaine thus getting you a minimum of a ten year sentence in prison. If you are arrested for growing 100 marijuana plants under these draconian laws, you would be charged as if you were possession of 100 pounds of marijuana which carries a minimum of a five-year
Illegal drug activities, and crime have become more and more of a norm in the Northern Mexico – United States border. In 2010, after the infamous murder of Arizona rancher Robert Krentz (who was suspected to be killed by an illegal immigrant supporting drug operations), there has been a public outcry to increase the security along the border. The governors and adjutants generals of the Mexico Border States requested that President Barrack Obama, and his administration created a new federal border mission similar to Operation Jump Start in 2006. Members of Congress have also called for the deployment of National Guard soldiers along the southern border to combat illegal immigration, drug and alien smuggling, and violent
Muslims are not the only group of people Trump discriminates against. He also singles out people from Mexico, claiming they are “drug dealers and rapists.” African Americans have been discriminated against for hundreds of years. Several cases, one even in Minneapolis, have involved a cop shooting
The Kennedy v Louisiana was a Supreme Court case dealing with whether or not the Eighth Amendment allowed for the death penalty to be used when a crime did not end in death. The original case dealt with charging Patrick Kennedy with the death penalty for the severe rape of his stepdaughter. The rape left the eight year old girl with profuse vaginal bleeding due to extreme tearing in her vaginal area and anus. Despite the rape being severe and requiring hospitalization for the girl, the court decided that sentencing the death penalty was only for the most extreme cases in which the crime ended with death. It is important to note that his ruling only concerns crimes against individuals rather than state cases.
In 1991, a police officer from Illinois, Mary Redmond, shot and killed Ricky Allen in the line of duty. Allen’s family sued Redmond in federal court on the premise that Redmond “violated Allen’s civil rights by using excessive force” (Knapp & VandeCreek, 1997, p. 569). Prior to the court proceedings, it was discovered that Redmond engaged in individual therapy with a licensed social worker and Allen’s family intended to utilize the information from the sessions in the case against Redmond. (Shuman & Foote, 1999). During the proceedings, the social worker did not comply with providing the court specific confidential information from the individual therapy sessions resulting in the judge mandating the jurors to assume that the information that was refused would have been detrimental to Redmond.
In Mangan v. Mangan, John V. Mangan (Father) filed numerous petitions/motions regarding the failure of Deborah J. Mangan (Mother) to provide access for Father’s court appointed parenting time. After a petition for post-decree mediation (which failed to resolve the issue due to Mother’s refusal to adhere to informal agreement reached), a petition to enforce parenting time, evidentiary hearings (for which Mother most often did not appear), enforcement hearings (again, for which Mother most often did not appear), multiple findings of contempt (on the part of Mother), a petition to modify parenting time, custody and child support, and a motion filed to take possession of the children by force….Mother appeared telephonically for a return hearing on April 8, 2010. Temporary orders were