Should the death penalty be accepted even though god said “thou shalt not kill”. The death penalty was outlawed in 1950 because an innocent man was blamed for the death of his wife and daughter. In 1953 a man overheard the officers conversation about how they were going to execute him and the prisoner escaped from prison and as time went by he was involved in a bad situation at a bar. Meanwhile, one of the few things that represents death penalty is killing a cat on accident or on purpose. In addition, Jails pay over $9 million a year just to have the
"Tha ' man 's gone and raped my Mayella and s 'only right that he face the 'lectric chair for what he 's done!" He alleges to have seen the attack on his 19 year old daughter, Miss Mayella Ewell. The trial consisted of Mr. Finch and Mr. Gilmer 's examinations of the witnesses, which included the local sheriff, Mr. Heck Tate, Mr. Ewell, Miss Ewell, and Mr. Robinson himself. Mr. and Miss Ewell both testified that Mr. Robinson raped Miss Ewell, while Mr. Tate, who only arrived later, testified to Miss Ewell 's injuries, including a black eye and many bruises. He stated, "[...] she was pretty bruised up when I got there, and she had a black eye comin '.
In Oslo, Norway’s worst mass killer, Anders Behring Breivik, is suing the Norwegian state for allegedly violating his rights during his incarceration. Breivik killed 77 people in a shooting and bombing attack in July 2011. His case focuses on the complaint that he is isolated from other inmates and the outside world. The state’s legal team argues that the circumstances are appropriate and fitting to the crime. Breivik was sentenced to 21 years in prison in 2012.
James Earl Ray was born in Alton, Illinois, on March 10, 1928. known for being racist and a criminal, Ray began plotting the assassination of the civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. in early 1968. He shot and killed Martin Luther King in Memphis on April 4, 1968, confessing to the crime the following March.in April 1968, Ray rented a room at a rooming house under the name Eric Starvo Galt, near the Lorraine Motel, where King was staying.Just after 6 p.m. on April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. is fatally shot while standing on the balcony outside his second-story room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, while Ray rented a room at a rooming house under the name Eric Starvo Galt, near the Lorraine Motel, where King was staying.
New York City— NYPD officer Peter Liang reacts on February 11 as a guilty verdict is read during his manslaughter and official misconduct trial for fatally shooting an unarmed black man, Akai Gurley, in a darkened public housing stairwell in 2014. The verdict meant the rookie cop was automatically fired from his job and could face up to 15 years in jail. Nationwide, outrage over police shootings and interactions with minority communities has spurred protests and turned the Black Lives Matter movement into a presidential campaign
Leo Frank was a white, Jewish, superintendent of a pencil factory in Atlanta, Georgia where the body of Mary Phagan, one of the factories’ workers, was found. The murder of the thirteen year old girl prompted outrage in the city of Atlanta and around the country, and in a highly controversial trail, Leo Frank was quickly given the death sentence. Frank’s sentence would later be changed to life in prison, but while he was in a jail hospital, a mob broke in and lynched Frank on the outskirts of Mary Phagan’s hometown. The trial of Leo Frank is unique in both its ability to spark controversy up to the present day, and its ability to highlight the social tensions of America and Atlanta, one of the countries busiest cities. With a new progressive
On February 18, 1994, Carmela Buhbut shot her husband to death. Carmela caused her husband death with 31 bullets, fired at close range. Carmela was convicted by the Nazareth district court of manslaughter and was sentenced by Justice Bach to seven years imprisonment. Carmela appealed to the Supreme Court against the severity of the sentence. When we asked Carmela what is the reason for her act she exposed us to her life story as a batterad woman.
The following months Hussein was captured, the U.S government handed him over to the Iraqi government to stand trial due to the charges related to the killing of hundreds of Iraq people. In 2003, Saddam Hussein was found guilty and sentenced to death. A month later Saddam was hanged, in spite of his request to be shot to death. He was buried in his birthplace, on December 31, 2006 (Editors, 2008). Osama bin Laden Osama bin Laden was born Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 1957.
American sniper Chris Kyle was murdered February 2, 2013. His murderer Eddie Ray Routh plead insane and blamed mental illness, he was found guilty of his crimes and sentenced to life in prison after the evidence of him ordering fast food after the murder was brought forth. An act he cannot perform with his “mental illness.” Ruth Lee Johnson J.D. graduate of Harvard Law school writes about the defense saying “Insanity is a legal term, not a medical term.” This gives the jury the power to determine insanity, opposed to a psychologist. Does the jury have the qualifications to make such decisions and even if some are truly insane how can you differentiate between them and those who want an easy way out?
For instance, “Hitler committed suicide in his Berlin bunker on April 30th, 1945” (Axelrod 2). Adolf Hitler was a Nazi politician, and some believe he alone is to be blamed for the Holocaust, even though the Nuremberg Trials proved many others were guilty as well. When millions of people are killed, and one person that helped gets away, it is hard to be content. In addition to Hitler, “Goring was sentenced to death by hanging but two hours before his execution the “last renaissance man” committed suicide, taking a cyanide capsule he had managed to smuggle into the cell” (Catherwood and Horvitz 3). He had been tried and sentenced to death at Nuremberg, but instead of taking his punishment he rebelled.