Briefly describe the 1984 case of Denice Haraway. Describe the Ada police mistreatment of Tommy Ward and Karl Fontenot with regard to the case. Make connections to the Ada police mistreatment of Ron Williamson and Dennis Fritz. Denice Haraway was at a local convenience store, where she was assumed to be kidnapped with no traceable evidence. Haraway’s body was never found nor was it proven she was kidnapped supporting her disappearance. Moreover, the only account to follow through was the statement that Tommy Ward, a reputable drunkard, was seen at the same establishment as Haraway the time of hr assumed disappearance. Upon finding out, the driven police associated Ward to be the one responsible, similar to Williamson’s experience, although both gentlemen were willing to take polygraph exams. Additionally, Karl Fontenot was arrested under suspicion of agitated police officers, but not harassed to a grand extent as Ward similar to the harassment Fritz endured. Explain the impact of The Dreams of …show more content…
During depressive moods, his primary characteristic during the trial, he is apprehensive as a result of his Bipolar Disorder. Individuals with Bipolar Disorder cannot endure such devastation Williamson is enduring. Unmedicated, forced into a cell for a murder of a woman he cannot recollect meeting prior, and judging audiences makes Williamson all the more unstable. Describe Ron Williamson’s family assistance before and during his trial. Williamson could not gain assistance from his parents as they passed away. Williamson’s sisters however did acknowledge he needed assistance and their support before and during his trial. Unfortunately, they were left with very limited ways to help him such as convincing police to grant him limited permission to attend the family funeral before the trial. Describe District Attorney Bill Peterson’s legal tactics and motivation in convicting Williamson and
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On 3-19-16, Highway Patrolman Jeremiah Byrd had a traffic stop. The vehicle was occupied by the alleged perpetrators and the alleged victims. The children were in restraint in the maroon Chevrolet Suburban 1500, traveling East on I10, near the mile marker 61. Judith gave the officer a Texas ID card, and it was suspended. Ramiro also have a driver license to the officer.
On May 12, 1983, Suzanne Figueroa was abducted at gunpoint in a child care center’s parking lot after dropping off her child. Subsequently, Figueroa was sexually assaulted and sliced with a knife. Suzanne and her husband, Luis Figueroa, sued North Park, the child center operator doing business at Evangelical Covenant Church, for negligent failure to provide adequate parking lot security. After the district court ruled against the Figueroas, they appealed the case arguing material issues of fact exist to prove the Evangelical Covenant Church owed them a duty of protection. The appeals court disagreed and affirmed the district court’s judgment.
The majority found nothing irrational in the state’s application of Strickland given the defense’s efforts to discover mitigating material, which included interviews with Rompilla and his family members, and multiple mental health experts. It was noted that the lawyers did not find any information that could be useful in any school, medical, or police records and that the lawyers would have looked through the records when their other efforts gave them reason to. Rompilla’s case was then distinguished from
During the witness recollection, Mr. Lengen cleverly created an instance in which the was able to briefly review his police report and reveal emails sent by Mr. Grievers. Mr. Grievers recently sent six emails prior to the TPOs unrelated to child visitation and sent a message threatening to “tie up” the victim. The defense attorney argued that the nature of the email was apologetic and the sole purpose of the emails was to admit to wrongdoings and ask for forgiveness. Attorney Lengen immediately responded by stating that “the nature of the emails does not dismiss the obvious violations of a prior court’s order”. The defense attorney tried to dismiss the claim and continued to questioned the witness.
The purpose of this paper is to help Rose’s attorney out for her Appellate Review. Rose was convicted of killing her roommate. There are a lot of issues regarding this case and there is a big possibility that Rose is innocent. While reviewing the case I find out that there were issues with the jurors which should have resulted in a Batson challenge. Another issue was the whether or not it was beneficial for Rose to take the plea.
The police officers arrived at Ms. Dollree Mapp’s home, looking for a bombing suspect who was believed to be staying with Mapp. Officers knocked at her door and demanded entry. After placing a call to her attorney Mapp decided not to let law enforcement enter her home. (Landmark Cases) After a few hours, the officers returned to Mapp’s home with what they claimed was a search warrant (Landmark Cases); while, Mapp still wouldn’t allow them entrance; they used brute force to gain entry to the home. After the officers were inside of the house, Mapp grabbed the paper from the officers, and she was handcuffed “because she had been belligerent”.
On the 27th of May in 1997, an 18-year-old, high school senior, Jeremy Joseph Strohmeyer, raped, beat, and strangled the seven-year-old, Sherrice Iverson to death in the Primm Valley Hotel Arcade. Strohmeyer was charged, 15 months later, with first-degree murder, first-degree kidnapping, and sexual assault on a minor. Along with Strohmeyer, that night, was his friend, David Cash, however, he got away with no charges, how so? Hours before the murder occurred, Sherrice, her older brother, and her father arrived in Primm Valley around midnight, soon after, Sherrice’s father began gambling at the hotels casino and was later paged by security, they told him that his daughter was found wandering alone.
Introduction "Justice doesn 't mean the bad guy goes to jail. It just means someone pays for the crime" (LaGravenese, 2007). This quote summarizes Robert Mayer 's The Dreams of Ada perfectly. Mayer 's book follows the true story of the investigation into, arrest, and trials of Karl Fontenot and Tommy Ward for the kidnapping and murder of Denice Haraway. In the end the two are convicted, although all evidence suggests otherwise.
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Innocent people who are incriminated under improper evidence are hanged. Parallel in the McMartin day care abuse case, the McMartin family, who administrate the establishment, and other members are accused illegally of having abused sexually numerously of the children under their vigilance. The accusations used against the McMartin
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Mr.Riordan goes insane after the manslaughter of his 24 year old daughter. The night Riordan heard his daughter was killed he wanted justice done, but no they let a murderer walk out of the courtroom with the killing of Riordan’s daughter on Cletus Johnson’s hands. That’s not the only thing that happened Cletus Johnson’s witness gave falls information. Riordan could never survive in jail, one he is a 66 year old man, and 2 he is mentally insane. Can you