Knox was pressured by police and detectives to accuse another person for the murder of Meredith Kercher. She was also pressured by police into lying and saying that she was in the cottage at the time of the death of Meredith Kercher. Amanda even faced some consequences for not lying to the police and give a false confession. For not giving into the pressure by police Amanda Knox wasted four years of her life in prison. Later on Amanda was tricked into signing a document given by her interrogators stating that she did commit the crime.
I could hear the sorrowful tone of my mom 's voice that she had some negative news. My mom started crying heavily, before telling me that my sister Sarah arrested by the police in possession of drugs and incarcerated. I couldn 't believe it and was in shock. I thought that by now she would have learned her lesson, but apparently I was wrong and was arrested for the third time. My sister was sentenced to seven years based on her charges and had mixed decisions to use drugs in prison because she knew
Fulminante (1991), Oreste Fulminante had been convicted of the murder of his step-daughter, Jeneane Hunt. Prior to his murder conviction, he had been arrested and incarcerated for another crime, not related to the murder of his step-daughter. While incarcerated, Fulminante befriended another inmate, Anthony Sarivola, who was also an informant for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Upon direction from Sarivola’s FBI contact, Sarivola worked to see if he could find out more information regarding the allegations that Fulminante had killed his step-daughter. Sarivola later had a conversation with Fulminante regarding the rough treatment he had been receiving from other inmates and offered to protect him if he would tell him the truth about the murder of his step-daughter, Jeneane.
Miss Emily in Faulkner 's story, kills a man who she was dating. Together each writer uses setting to reveal more and more about the female protagonist’s emotional state or their conflict. The main female protagonist in each of the story/play sees themselves in many of the same aspects. In both the story/play the female-male relationship had a major impact on how the female characters actions are justified by their own standards. Faulkner uses the decaying effect of time on Miss Emily’s character which drives her to insanity.
She then learns the truth about her ex-friend, Nora, and the group she was involved in that where smuggling drugs and Nora explained that Piper was an “accomplice”, during the court proceedings. After a 5-year exceedingly complicated trial, Piper was sentenced to 15 months in a women’s penitentiary, which is where the journey truly begins. Throughout her time in prison, she gradually learns how to deal with, observe, and survive the prison system, while getting a trivial job, finding ways to maintain her rationality, and creating a few bonds with some of the female inmates along the way. She gained a plentiful amount of knowledge during her 13 months there (out of the 15-month sentence), such as keeping busy with a job and doing activities, while staying in the guard’s “good graces”, but, ultimately, she begins to realize that, like herself, the prisoners were caught up in this abnormal criminal system. As she begins to complete her sentence, she is brought back into the courtroom to testify another gang member that was involved in this debacle that landed her in prison in the first place.
Mary Flora Bell was born May 26, 1957 strangled to death two little boys in Scotswood, Newcastle in a rural inner-city suburb. She grew up in an unstable home to her single parent mother Betty nee McCricket a prostitute who was often absent from the home. Her mother tried to kill her by feeding her pills as treats Mary endured sexual abuse her mother forced her at early age of four to engage in sexual acts with men. Family members recalled numerous counts how Betty had attempted to kill Mary and cover it up by making her death look accidently when she was younger. Mary who had been a chronic bed wetter was severely humiliated by her mother rubbing her daughter 's face in the pool of urine.
Abigail Williams was a teenaged girl living in Salem, Massachusetts during the infamous Witch Trials. Her role in these trials was that she was one of the instigators, meaning she started condemning people. She and a few of the other girls in the town would have convulsions or visions, that were all untrue, and then claimed that they were bewitching them. They would point out a random man or woman living in the town, usually outcasts, and then the girls would say that the person was cursing them (IV. 978-1138).
In so many cases mothers are deemed responsible for crimes committed on children, even at times when mothers are victims themselves. In fact, the text noted “that under some circumstances, social workers within Child Protective Services have been particular unsympathetic and even harmful to battered women. These workers appear to blame the mother for not protecting her child from an abusive father or husband” (Barnett, Perrin & Perrin, 2011, pg. 134). As seen with Channel 5 News, reporters keened in on the mother, even going far as to note findings of past criminal history.
In my opinion Andrea Yates murdered all five of her kids due to the mental illness. Prior to the birth of the last child, Andrea have already had a history of mental issues and was treated with antidepressants, admitted to a hospital and even tried to commit a suicide. Also her doctor had warned her about high chances of getting psychotic depression after a birth of another child. Her postpartum depression had a very severe form and should have been treated with medications in order to avoid any major complications. I think that biological and social factors played an important role in occurring the type of psychological condition that Andrea had.
Bland and the fact that she knew her rights when Encinia attempted to forcibly remove her from her vehicle (Berg, 2015). Three days later, Ms. Bland was found suspiciously dead in her jail cell with confusing explanations from the police as to how her death occurred (Berg, 2015). There is much more to this heartbreaking story that I suggest everyone look into (I suggest reading this article by German Lopez for Vox Media—it includes the video of her violent arrest), but I want to say why I feel this relates to feminism: violence against women is a huge issue and Sandra Bland is unfortunately one of many black women who have been a recent victim of police brutality (Berg, 2015). I have been following this story and trying to find out all the verified information that I can, but most information I am seeing is coming from a civil rights perspective and very little is coming from a feminist perspective.