(McCarthy,2006, 34). this quote reveals that the man resorted to violence using the gun, and the character known as a Roadrat is a bandit, who tried to kill the boy in order to get their supplies which hints that survival has taken a top priority for the most remaining people as they have resulted to this violent acts. The same thought process is applied to the other mentioned characters such as: cannibals and a man
The bullets flew through the passenger side window and missed William’s head by millionths of an inch. One of the rounds nicked his helmet. Through the night vision goggles, William saw a man jump from the back of the van into the driver’s seat and try to start the ignition. William quickly flicked the switch from full-auto to semi-auto on his rifle. He fired one round clean through the driver’s head.
Because there is no definite proof that Leonard Peltier ever murdered the two FBI agents on Pine Ridge Reservation in 1975, he should not be imprisoned for the crime. He did not own the pick-up truck that the agents claimed to be following on the day of the murder, nor can it be proven that he owned the gun that killed them. The two agents, Williams and Coler, were tracking a man that had stolen a pair of boots and were in unmarked cars when they drove onto Jumping Bull Ranch. Witnesses claim that they heard shots fired, and later saw a red pick-up truck fleeing the scene. The initial shots sparked a shootout between nearby residents and the agents.
This makes them seem more like villains than heroes. One case of this is in the murder of Kelly Thomas, “a Californian schizophrenic man who police beat to death in 2011. The story goes that the owner of a club called the police because they were suspicious that someone was breaking into the vehicles. When they arrived, the police saw no evidence of this. They did spot Thomas and they tried to question and frisk him.
Officer MacPherson testified that Bryan took one step toward him and without warning he tased Bryan. In Bryan 's defense, he states that he did not take a step toward the officer, also the evidence is showing that Bryan was tased in the back. As a result he fell face first to the pavement fracturing four teeth and suffering facial damage. He was arrested and taken to the hospital. (United States Court of Appeals) Following Bryan 's ordeal, he sued officer MacPherson, the Coronado Police Department, chief of police and the City of Coronado for excessive force and
Use of excessive force leads to the death of the citizen. Later, the trial goes to court as a partial case and authorities plead not guilty. In defense of authorities’ improper police procedures, the authorities commonly claim that their life was in danger or saw the unarmed victim reach for a weapon. Without sufficient evidence, authorities are capable of breaking free from murder charges. Body cameras are the solution to insufficient evidence of police brutality cases.
Criminal law brings the power of state, with all its resources to bear against the person. Criminal procedures are designed to protect the constitutional rights of individuals and to prevent the arbitrary use of authority of the part of the government (Miller, 2013). The United States government provides specific safeguards for those accused of crime and most of these safeguards guard individuals against government actions, as well as federal government actions of the due process section of the Fourteenth Amendment. The constitutional safeguards are set forth in the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendments. This paper describes the 4th, 5th and 6th Amendments from the viewpoint of adult and juvenile criminal court proceedings.
The officer did not stop him for the robbery he got stop for blocking traffic and for walk in the middle of the street,hours later after the documents came out claim him as a primary suspect. Everything didn 't relate to the story. The Question is “So why did Ferguson police opt to release surveillance video of the convenience-store incident Friday” (Botelho, Lemon, 2004). No ones could ever understand the statement from the Ferguson Police
On January 12, 2018, a state trooper was shot during a struggle with a armed assailant. He was alone with the shooter on an isolated road while bleeding out. As he was grasping for air, enduring intense pain in his shoulder and chest, he heard a car nearby. While the trooper was fearing for his life in his current vulnerable state, a civilian driving by, stopped and took immediate action. The heroic civilian drew his gun and exchanged heated gun fire with the assailant.
As the boys stand there frozen not sure what to do one of the police in the car starts to get outside and pull his gun. The boys are unarmed and innocent. The cop shoots down one of the boys as the other police pulls his gun and starts to shoot down the other boys. The police then get in their car and call for 911. The day of the court comes and the jury find the policeman not guilty because they were protecting themselves.