7 The Night Stalker Thestar.com Richard Ram was known as the Night Stalker and during his 8 month killing spree during the 1980’s he killed 14 victims. The self-proclaimed Satanist broke into homes, burgalured, raped, and killed, and once captured seemed to enjoy the publicity and media attention. And his crimes attracted a lot of attention. On the first day of his trial he entered the courtroom, held out his hand, which had a pentagram drawn on it, and shouted, “Hail Satan!” He never expressed any type of guilt or remorse for his crimes. After being found guilty on 13 counts of murder, 5 attempted murders, 11 sexual assaults and 14 burglaries, he was sentenced to death.
Modern sentencing practices are outrageous and out of control. People go to prison for 162 years for stealing a car or 25 to life just for simply making a mistake of leaving their child in the car for no longer than 20 minutes without killing or harming the child. Even the innocent get sentenced major years for crimes they didn’t even commit. Lately sentencing has been crazy, so at this point in time sentence reforming is relevant in this case. To begin with, sentence reforming needs to take place because people are getting way to many years for petty crimes they didn't commit.
Vargas was arrested on 07/21/1998. He was charged with rape, sodomy and kidnapping Teresa R. and assault with intent to rape Edith G. and Karen P. In June 1999, Vargas went to trial in Los Angeles County Superior Court. By that time, three other sexual assaults had occurred in similar fashion in the same geographic area, but the police failed to disclose those crimes to the defense. On 06/15/1999, the jury convicted Vargas of all counts. The judge then sentenced Vargas to 55 years in
The shooter who was later identify as Glenn Patrick was charged for involuntary manslaughter and was put in jail for one year along with fines and probation. This incident caused the governor of Georgia to prohibit any concealed weapons in the tourist attractions (“Coroner identifies Texas woman” internet). Another example of a shooting accident, happened in Erath County, Texas a 25 years old Marine Corps veteran Eddie Ray Routh killed the American Sniper Chris Kyle at the Lodge
Unfortunately, he got caught, and finally only admitted to 36 killings, out of one hundred. January 23rd 1989, only hours before he would not be alive anymore, Ted Bundy said he felt tranquil and that he did not feel guilt of what he had become, but said he did not want to die. On January 24th 1989 at 7:16 am, crowds set off fireworks and cheered outside the Florida State Prison, as Bundy was executed by the electric chair. He was only 42 years
Tom Robinson, a 25 year old black male, is accused of raping and beating Mayella Ewell, a 19 year old white female. Even though he was innocent, the town found him guilty and sentenced him to life in prison. Atticus was defending him in his trial. Atticus found that Tom Robinson didn’t beat Mayella because bruises done on the right side of her face were inflicted by a left-handed person. Tom Robinson’s left arm was practically useless because his arm got caught in a cotton gin at the age of 12.
By saying this, Hughes implies that America isn’t truly united and free. His interpretation is that America let him down, and led him to believe what wasn’t true. However, his main aspiration is for America to truly be united and free. He believes that America can improve to become the America we claim it to
Alex King killed his father at the age of 13, he got only 7 years in prison. Once he was out, he got into a car accident and ran from authority going back into the system. This is just one incident, now moving onto Nathaniel Abraham, who killed a 17 year old when he was just 11 years old got only 10 years in a juvenile facility. Abraham was not tried as an adult, got out was charged with not only drug possession, but also charged for assaulting 2 guards facing more time in prison. Therefore, not trying juveniles as adults will or possibly can lead them to committing other minor or major crimes.
In America, for every fifty one minutes, someone is killed in a tragic drunk driving accident. That almost equates to twenty seven people every single day. Statistics by FBI states that in the year 2011 alone over 1.2 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics. Also over 3,952 drivers have been tested positive for drug involvement after they had encountered an accident and escaped with deathly injuries. An even more shocking fact has been put forward by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) which stated that on an average, two in three people will be involved in a drunk driving crash in their lifetime.
Racial profiling also is unethical and can raise racial tensions, it is unethical because it targets specific groups, while this may help narrow down a suspect pool, it also can target people who have committed no crime at all. Racial profiling can raise racial tensions in areas where racial profiling is most prevalent by law enforcement. Animosities tend to run high which results in those most likely to be profiled against won’t cooperate with law enforcement when necessary even if they have not committed any