It was the summer of 1994, when we first heard about the OJ Simpson case, and the media quickly dubbed it “The Trial of the Century”. OJ, the football legend, OJ, the actor, and eventually, OJ, the convicted felon was acquitted in the killings of his former wife and friend. He was later found guilty in the civil trial. In the early hours of June 13, 1994 a neighbor finds the bodies of ex -wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman outside of Simpson’s apartment in the Brentwood estates in Los Angeles California. The police suspect former NFL legend O.J.
In the United States in 2016, there was an increase in violent crimes by up to 5.3% and a decrease in property crimes by up to 0.6%. Violent Crimes include: murder, nonnegligent manslaughter, rape, and aggravated assault. The killer that I have chosen to research is OJ Simpson. Simpson is said to of killed his wife and her boyfriend outside there home. What made OJ Simpson go from a loved idol on the football field and in the streets of Hollywood to a murder?
The Los Angeles riots began on April 29, 1992. The riots started because four white police officers beat Rodney King, an African American. Rodney had been pulled over by police after an eight-mile chase and then refused to get to the ground. A man had videotaped the scene and it was broadcasted in the United States (Wallenfeldt). Jeff Wallenfeldt, the author of the article published on Britannica, wrote, “Although many Angelenos in the late 20th century prided themselves on their city’s ethnic diversity, there was a strong feeling on Los Angeles’s minority communities that the city’s predominantly white police force practiced racial profiling and engaged in racist brutality against African Americans and Hispanics” (Wallenfeldt).
He was convicted of incest in 2008 after his daughter, Aaralyn Mills, spoke out about herself being violated by Bevel. On December 19, 2008, 72, Bevel died (in prison) in Springfield, Virginia due to pancreatic cancer. (“James Bevel”) Gordon--3 Overall, James Bevel opened the eye of the public very well to the amount of abuse black people took. Bevel began protesting early in his life and had a big impact throughout his life, even after activism. It’s clear that the actions Bevel made influenced the amount of publication of the horrible abuse towards black people during the Civil Rights
What is the first thing you think of when you hear the name O.J. Simpson ? Some think of the star running back for the Buffalo Bills, some think of the award winning athlete and sports anchor, but most think of the man who was accused of killing his ex-wife, Nicole Simpson, and her best friend Ronald Goldman. Many think O.J. did commit the crime, but the court and others say otherwise.
I could not believe what I heard; Tom Robinson was found guilty of raping and beating 19 year old Mayella Ewell. After Mr. Finch’s beautiful closing argument on this case, the jury still found Tom guilty. I guess the color of your skin makes you guilty or not guilty. I actually thought that the people of Maycomb could put aside their issues with colored people and give this trial a fair run.
In contrast, Eramo immediately took action in Jackie’s case and arranged meetings with the victim and the Charlottesville Police Department to make the rapist accountable for their actions. In result, Jackie did not want to cooperate with law enforcement in describing the rape or give any names of the men involved – which concluded to no official police report. ISSUE Eramo had to prove that the defendant’s, the Rolling Stone and Erdely’s information in the article was actual malice. COURT’S DECISION AND REASONING Two years after the article was published and two weeks in trial, a federal jury of ten decided that Erdely did commit actual malice and unfairly portrayed Eramo’s reputation. Originally, Eramo requested for $7.5 million in damages, however the jury’s decision ordered Erdely to pay $2 million in damages to Eramo.
Orenthal James Simpson, commonly called O.J. Simpson was a former Hall of Fame football player. O. J. Simpson was tried on two counts of murder after the deaths of his exwife, Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Lyle Goldman, in June 1994. On October 3, 1995, O.J. Simpson was found not guilty of murder.
Arika Reddy Philosophy Hnrs 1/30/16 Extra credit Discrimination in society Many argue that America’s long practice of racism and discrimination ended with the Civil Rights Movement. However, what people fail to realize is that even decade’s later racism and discrimination continue to dominate the lives of many especially in the criminal justice system. The case of Marissa Alexander is a shocking scenario in which the court system fell prey to the vicious grip of racial prejudice. Marissa Alexander, a woman scared for her life fired a gunshot into the wall in an act of self-defense during a domestic dispute with her abusive husband. The Court system ruled against Alexander’s “stand your ground” self-defense argument and charged her with aggravated
In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ by Harper Lee there were several instances where this showed through. On page 282 Tom Robinson’s trial against Bob and Mayella Ewell was going on and the jury was out discussing whether or not Tom, the defendant, was guilty. They finally came back after a long time, over thirty minutes (page 279), and before they had even said anything everyone knew that the verdict would be saying that Mr. Robinson was guilty of raping Mayella Ewell. This is an example of racial inequality because before the jury had even left to discuss, the case had clearly been one by Atticus, defense attorney, and they ruled in favor of the accuser, Mayella and Bob Ewell and Mr. Gilmer as the prosecutor, because Tom had been a black man and Mr. Ewell was a white male. People of color also, had to sit in a completely different part of the courtroom than white people (page 219).
Even Bill Cosby spoke out against giving the death penalty to the man who shot and killed his own son. Over 100 innocent people have been accused and executed over the years before death penalty was illegal. There are 8 ways to lead up to be in the position of the death penalty, the ways are treason, terrorism, espionage, drug trafficking, attempting to kill