The topic I chose was actually breaking news last evening. On Tuesday night in Missouri, the Supreme Court halted a scheduled execution, stating delay of the lethal injection until a lower court ruled on the issue. In 1994, Ernest Lee Johnson was sentenced to death for killing three people with a claw hammer Attorney’s for Johnson asked the Supreme Court to stay the execution due to a surgery Johnson had in 2008 to remove a brain tumor. The attorneys wrote, part of the tumor in Johnson’s head could not be removed and he is missing between 15 and 20 percent of his brain. Citing a doctor’s medical expert opinion, he believes Johnson could suffer seizures due to the lethal injection.
KILL THEM. And Let Us Watch. In the essay “Executions Should Be Televised” Zachary Shemtob and David Lat argue that executions should be made public. They claim that while most executions are made to be painless, some may cause “unnecessary suffering”.
Gentleman of the jury, today we have heard the accusations against Tom Robinson. He is accused of rape. I, Atticus Finch, have been appointed as Mr. Robinson’s defense and I urge you to strongly believe that he is telling the truth. In Mr. Heck Tate’s testimony he stated that Tom Robinson has raped Bob Ewell’s daughter called Mayella.
Homicides are unlike many others, since one’s intentions are discrete as soon as they have a reason to murder. Threatened obligations are innumerable due to the character's personality and their way of thinking into certain circumstances, although a distinct detail can affect the situation. When little to none consequences have any impact to the “murderer” who caused victim's injury, or death, they are responsible regardless of what their intentions are. For instance, a distressed officer, U.S. Marshal Edward Mars, pleaded to end his miserable life due to the pain he was suffering from the shrapnel. Everyone in the camp suggests the cruel deed.
If it wasn’t for DNA, Ronald Cotton would been convicted and locked up for a crime he didn’t do. The case against Ronald Cotton was one of many that involved African Americans, for there were approximately 200 African Americans who were exonerated after spending an average of 14 years in a correctional facility (“DNA Exonerations Nationwide,” 2016).
Introduction: The Jamie Reynolds Case gained public interest in 2013 with the murder of a 17 year-old girl Georgia Williams. However, previous to this in 2008 police had issued him with a final warning when he assaulted a 16 year-old girl - Alison. Parents of Georgia Williams refer to the 2008 investigation on Jamie Reynolds as ‘inadequate to say the least’ (2015). The Case involved Legal Accountability and Professional Accountability of three main multi-disciplinary organisations – the Police, Children’s Services and New College.
It was found later by Ruby Bates in another trial that they had seen 2 men before they left for the train. She told them that they had sexual intercorse with the 2 men that night before they left. The jury did not believe her because Samuel Leibowitz, the lawyer of the negroes, found her while she was in hiding and had her hiding until it was the right time to tell the jury what happened. Samuel was a white lawyer that defended the 9 negroes because he said that they were like everybody else and deserve the same rights as everyone.
In many cases of negligence bad practice takes in place that are intentional for someone’s financial gain, but in other cases it could be the lack of communication. Many patients face misdiagnosis and treatment from their nurses or doctors and it leads into an unintentional commission. 34- year- old Kim Tutt was healthy and doctors informed her that she had three to six months to live due to jaw cancer. Tutt went ahead with the surgery to get the cancer removed from the left side of her chin to behind her right ear and replaced it with the fibula from her leg. She has children of the ages 10 and 12 years old and wanted to spend as much time that she could in their lives.
Through the compelling court case of Tom Robinson and other relevant events, Harper Lee reveals that even in the most fair place to obtain justice, the courtroom, injustice has been and still is a part of society. Throughout most of the story, themes of injustice and bias, especially in race and gender, play a major role and impact the outcome of many events that take place. For example, the climax event of the book; the trial of Tom Robinson. Throughout the trial, the lawyer for the defendant, Atticus, repeatedly provides cunning and convincing evidence that shows Tom Robinson could not have been the attacker. Yet, in that time period, time and time again black people were convicted for crimes they did not commit, and Tom is unanimously convicted.
The trial of the Scottsboro boys was a trial that was the cause of two white women accusing nine black men of raping them. Their appeals, retrials, and legal proceedings attracted the attention of the nation and produced to Supreme Court rulings in their favor. The Scottsboro boys trial demonstrates that nonconformity to unjust practices can lead to justice for all people because their trial triggered The Supreme Court ruling that had a major impact on the American system of laws for the right to adequate counsel, the ruling for the right to not be excluded from a jury based on race, and still has a continuing effect in our own time which affirms the principle of equal protection under the law. Their case not only saved them from the death sentence but also started up debate about equal protection under the law such as in the first Supreme Court ruling.
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The trial against Robert Blake was accused of murdering his wife is also an example of the C.S.I. effect. The prosecution had very strong evidence that connected Robert Blake to the murder of his wife. However, the jury wanted “hard” evidence. Since there was no trace of gun-shot residue or blood on Blake’s clothing, the jury acquitted him of all charges.