First, the victim was taken to a hospital for a rape examination and her clothing and bedspread were collected as evidence. The laboratory found sperm evidence in the rape kit, on the victim’s jumpsuit, and on a blanket, which matched Good’s blood type and one-third of the caucasian male population (Haynes: Circuit judge). This shows that there was evidence but not enough evidence to say it was Donald Good. Next, Good was convicted on the spot. Good spent more than seven years in jail for rape and murder has been exonerated because of a tainted testimony from a former State Police chemist.
In both the Rosewood Massacre and The Crucible the hysteria started from a rumor and false accusations. Theses accusations started from Fanny claiming a black man raped her to cover up an affair, while in The Crucible Abigail said innocent people were witches who were seeking revenge. The people in both The Crucible and Rosewood the people believed the girls with no questions asked, and many people either got hurt or killed in both. Just like in The Crucible John Proctor went against the law and even say “God is Dead” (Arthur Miller Act
This essay will be about two injustices the Scottsboro trial and Tom Robinson’s trial. A few similarities are that they were treated unfairly and they were all accused of a repulsive crime, raping a white woman. In the Scottsboro trial though, two women were supposedly raped. Both trials happened in the same time period, while also noting that the women in both trials came from poor backgrounds. Atticus gave his all to his case while the nine young men’s lawyer also tried his best.
For the LAPD one of their detectives, Mark Furman was proven to have tampered and placed evidence at the scene of the murders. He also was taped used very derogatory words about African Americans. The corruption scandal not only prejudiced the case, but exposed the racial discrimination inside the police department. It was a cry that many African Americans blamed when they were convicted in a court of law; evidence planted or fabricated in order to get a conviction against them. LAPD went through many changes in their recruitment, training and overall procedures of officers in the years following the OJ trial.
Central park five The Central park five were 4 black men and 1 man of hispanic decent. The attack they were tried for happened on April 19, 1989 it was for the assault, rape, and sodomy of Trisha Meili. Trisha Meili was in coma for 12 days and suffered severe hypothermia, severe brain damage, She lost 75-80% of her blood from the five stab wounds and gashes on her thy.
Recently, the biggest outrage of discrimination has been by police brutality towards innocent black or minority citizens. According to the Washington Post, 908 people have been assaulted, shot, and brutally murdered by police in 2016, most of which are native American, black, or Hispanic. The 14th amendment’s purpose is meant to protect all citizens of the United States, disregarding race, but why has no justice been served to the deaths of these innocent
Bigger is the one that gets caught and gets arrested.” But, Jack , ever’nigger looks guilty t’ white folks when somebody’s done a crime.” ( Wright 251). This quote means that when a black person commits a crime they spend most of their time feeling guilty and regretting. Bigger spend most of his time regretting what he did to Mary.
Cherry was convicted of murder and was sentenced to life in prison. The Ku Klux Klan is not as big as it used to be but that doesn’t keep many races from living in fear. These are many reasons that over the past few years the Ku Klux Klan has developed majorly in many ways, and how they have caused other minorities to live with physical and mental issues. All the destruction they have caused is the reason for the Klan to be classified as a HATE group and has caused others to live in
Rodney King was beat severely by police after high speed chase he had with the police. Rodney King was a black man that led to the case being a race issue, also another reason for the riots. The case of Rodney King was special because it was witnessed by a bystander and recorded the incident and sent it to the local news station. Three officers who part took in the beating of Rodney king were charged with assault with a deadly weapon and use of excessive force, the last officer was only charged with assault with a deadly weapon which may have been the cause to the violent riots where there were many deaths and damages to business. The case of Rodney King sparked awareness of police brutality and forced many changes in policing, but as years pass by we see the use of excessive force coming up again which makes the use of excessive force an ever growing
It has been in the news countless times in the past few years that a young black man, a young black woman, a young black child being murdered by the police or civilians who have not right to shoot people and getting away with it with no trouble. It is easy to claim self defense when there is the widespread notion that black people are dangerous thugs, and that all black people are “racist” toward white people. When white people recount how they defended themselves, such as in the case of Mike Brown being described by his murderer as an evil, aggressive, Hulk Hogan-like demon (Officer Darren Wilson’s Grand Jury Testimony in Ferguson, Mo., Shooting), it is easy to say that yes, they were justified in defending themselves. But black people are not demons, they are not evil, and when someone is half an inch taller than you and, as it is widely accepted, is not attacking you, you have no right to compare him to Hulk
Steven Truscott Case: Analysis In 1959, in Southwestern Ontario, town of Clinton a young man named Steven Truscott was wrongly convicted for the murder of his 12 year old classmate, Lynne Harper. Steven was seen giving Lynne a ride on his bicycle to the highway 8 intersection around 7pm, a favor she asked him to do. Two days after Steven Truscott was seen giving Lynne Harper a ride to the highway intersection, Lynne Harper was found dead near a tractor trail near a wooded area. Although Steven Truscott claimed that he saw Lynne Harper get into a car after he dropped her off, many people continued to believe that Steven Truscott murdered her.
Throughout the whole investigation of the Gail Miller rape and murder case there were many wrongs committed leading up to the false conviction of David Milgaard. The authorities were pressured by the public and other groups to convict someone of this heinous crime and in doing so this action of theirs put an innocent man behind bars for twenty-three years. Right from the start of the investigation there were faults and incorrect procedures perpetrated by the police. The events that took place leading up to the conviction of Mr. Milgaard demonstrate just how sloppy the investigation took a turn when the police became lax in their investigational procedures.
An absurd amount of innocent people in the nation, have fallen victim to a disorganized legal system, and are suffering because of it. Dennis Brown, and James Harden, are two examples of this, and can relate because of it. They’ve been falsely convicted, without DNA evidence, but the truth of the case is finally revealed with their release. Dennis Brown, a black male from Louisiana, has been one of many people that have been wrongfully convicted without proper DNA evidence. First off, he’s been falsely convicted of rape and burglary.
would have had to deal with the aftermath consequences. Sheriff Ed Tom Bell made the decision to locate Lleweyln Moss to try and protect him. Bell doesn’t realize the seriousness of the situation. He explain that he doesn’t understand this crime. Bell knew that Moss was in a great deal of danger but he wanted to help him still.
George Corell influenced me as a reader by driving me to understand his actions, the author’s purpose, and how making bad choices leads to consequences. Due to Corell’s work for Nazi’s, he lost his friendship he had obtained for so long in his town. Corell chose to abandon his friends for what he believed in and soon became part of the Invader’s side. Therefore, helping him towards the path of becoming the Mayor. Aiding the opposition only satisfied his need to take control of the town to become the Mayor.