14. Tomlin, Charles • Date of Conviction: 1979 • Date of Exoneration: 1994 • Summary of the Case: On the night of 12/7/1978, Daniel Stewart, a 25-year-old drug dealer was fatally shot and robbed of nine pounds of marijuana worth $5,000 in an alley in Bakersfield, California. Stewart’s girlfriend, Leticia Mendez, 24, was sitting next to Stewart when he was shot in the face. Mendez told Bakersfield police that the gunman was a stocky black man, about 5 feet, 6 inches to 5 feet, 8 inches tall with a mustache and a medium Afro hairdo. At first she said the gunman was a hitchhiker.
To Kill a Mockingbird was published right as the Civil Rights Movement peaked in the 1960s. Lee 's interest in the subject of civil injustices in the south began when she was just five years old. At the time, nine black men were on trial for raping two white women. This was a highly controversial and publicized trial. In the end, the nine men were sentenced to lengthy prison time.
At the age of 22, Steven Avery was wrongfully convicted of rape. Avery’s first incident with the law was when he was 18; March 1981, Avery was convicted of raiding a bar with a friend and sentenced to two years in prison. The sentence was stayed and instead Avery served ten months in the Manitowoc County Jail, he was placed on probation for
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.
The Milwaukee Cannibal was sentenced to 15 terms in prison for the murder of 17 men and boys in 1992, which adds up to approximately 957 years in jail. Dahmer was “...charged with four counts of first-degree intentional homicide…” after a victim escaped, and reported Dahmer to the police. The Milwaukee police found a tub full of acid, human remains, and gruesome photographs of Dahmer’s murders. After years of molesting, drugging, cannibalism, and performing necrophilia, Dahmer was killed in jail by another inmate in 1994 (Maranzani). Not all serial killers are men; Myra Hindley is an example of a female serial killer, also known as "The Moors Murderer" and "The Most Evil Woman in Britain" (The Most Famous Female Serial Killers).
By the same token, in 2016 there was a total of 7,615 victims of biased hate crimes. Of those 7,615, 29% or 2,220 of the victims were African Americans. Letting such a gracious amount of people die purely for the color of their skin is not only a crime against the people of the United States but a crime against the world. On May 20, 2017, African American university student and lieutenant in the US army Richard Collins was stabbed waiting for an Uber with his friends. Collins was three days away from graduating college.
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.
She was sentenced to five-year imprisonment, in West Virginia. When she came out of jail, Charlie was 8 years old. Since then, the boy lived in a succession of "uncles", his home became a cheap hotel room, where Charlie often had to sit alone all day. Manson's mother, as well as the many men who, according to him, lived with her, cared a little about him. In Washington, Charles Manson first became a victim of homosexual rape, then he began to make such acts.
Miranda Vs. Arizona On March 2, 1963, Ernesto Miranda was arrested from his home in Phoenix, Arizona in regards to a rape and kidnapping. After a two hour interrogation, the police had finally gained a confession from Ernesto. The problem arose when the police officers said they had not advised Miranda of his right to an attorney. Miranda’s lawyer was concerned that his Sixth Amendment Right had been violated. This case was noticed by the ACLU and was taken to the Supreme Court.
Steve Madden went to jail in 2002 after being accused of money laundering, stock manipulation, and securities fraud through his friend’s company, Stratton Oakmont. He completed 31 months of a 41-month sentence, after which he spent time in a New York City halfway house and two months under house arrest. Transition: On another note… III. Steve’s Main Goals A. Target Market 1.
So she passed a note to her friend saying she had gotten raped by Banks and that she was no longer a virgin. They then reported what happened, later on that night Banks was arrested. On January 3, 2002 they charged Banks with two counts of forcible rape and one count of sodomy with a special circumstance of kidnapping. Banks was facing a potential prison term of 41 years to life, he pleaded no contest on July 8,2003. He was then only sentenced to 6 years.
‘The Central Park Five’ documentary details the events that led up to the arrest, conviction, and exoneration of five teenage boys: Raymond Santana, Korey Wise, Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, and Yusef Salaam. On April 19, 1989 Trisha Meili a 28 year old investment banker was out for a jog when she was sexually assaulted, beaten, and left clinging for her life. A short time there after the assault was said to have been done by the 5 teenage boys ranging in ages from 13 to 16.The night of the crime the boys were out misbehaving, with a larger group of boys. The court found them guilty of rape, assault, and robberies in 1990. During the late 1980’s, New York City was plagued with violence and the ever increasing issues with racism and classism,