On June 19, 1961, the Mapp v. Ohio case was taken to the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C. The situation addressed in court was a violation of the Fourth Amendment. The Fourth Amendment states that people have the right to be secure in their houses, and it forbids unreasonable searches and seizures. Mapp took to court when police forcibly entered her home in Cleveland, Ohio without showing any warrant. The police suspected Mapp of harboring a bomb suspect in her home and possessing illegal betting equipment. After she refused to let them in, the police torn off the screen door and broken the glass to gain entry. Mapp argued it was an invasion of privacy along with a violation to the Bill of Rights and Constitution. While the police did not find either of the two things they were looking for; they did find other illegal material in
The children could hear the terrifying screams from their siblings in the bathroom. One by one all five entered the bathroom where their mother waited for them, unfortunately not a single one would make it out alive. Within six months of this heinous crime Andrea Yates the mother of these five children was put on trial. The evidence presented by both sides in the courtroom, would have long lasting effects on everyone involved in the case, as well as the millions of Americans that were following the trial. Visual testimony in any trial, especially a murder trial can have many effects on the outcome of a trial. Both prosecutors, and defense attorneys have a huge burden to fulfill in order
The Ninth Amendment states: “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be constructed or deny or disparage others retained by the people” (Bill of Rights). This amendment was made to protect people’s rights. Including things like marriage, abortion, slavery, and police conduct. However, this modification has been compromised several times in the past and the present.
This incident changed her life and the lives of her husband; Judge Bazil Coutts and in particular her son; Joe. The normal life of a 13- year old and what he has known up until now is all gone. His life takes a 180- degree in a single day. He will now have to deal with the aftermath of the violence his mother has had to endure and the fact that their lives have been changed forever!
In September of 1961, a woman from District of Columbia had an intruder break into her apartment. While the invader of the home was there, they had taken her wallet, and also raped the woman. During the investigation of the crime, the police had found some latent fingerprints in the apartment. The police then established and processed the prints. The prints were then connected back to 16 year old Morris A. Kent. The prints the connected back to when Kent was first entering the system back in 1959 for his earlier crimes. Kent at this time had already been on probation due to crimes committed two years prior to this case. Morris Kent at the age of 14, had first come into contact with breaking the law when he was placed on probation for breaking
Law enforcement is ensuring an act of obedience to the law. Police officers often take advantage of enforcing the law and end up using violence when it 's not necessary. According to the Washington post ( 2015 ) every 28 hours an unarmed colored person is killed by a police officer. I think it is time for these and other victims who were treated unjustly by police officers to get justice. These deadly law enforcement incidents must come to an end. By reading this you will be informed that etiquette police training and use of body cameras will majorly improve law enforcement incidents. But first we must get to know one of the many victims of police brutality Jessica Hernandez.
The case of Mapp vs. Ohio is a case of illegal search and seizure. It went to the Supreme Court in 1961. It is important to today’s society because it might mean the difference between guilty and innocent. I agree with the Supreme Court because it is illegal to access private property without a warrant or consent. The case lasted until June 19, 1961.
The article I read today is talking about a tragic event involving a case of a Local police officer. Officer Tim Brackeen was killed due to a gunshot wound to the chest. "Brackeen died Monday as a result of a gunshot wound to to the chest area Saturday." Tim Brackeen 's funeral will be held today in Shelby. The murder suspect was arrested September 14th around 2 a.m. Irving Lucien Fenner Jr., 23 is charged with first-degree murder. "Murder suspect Irving Lucien Fenner Jr., 23 was arrested in Rhode island on Wednesday morning just after 2 a.m. He is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of 28-year-old
She was among other city officials were finally indicted on corruption charges following an investigation led by state and federal agents. The following excerpt summarizes the scandal’s details and the circumstances surrounding the charges levied against Dixon as published by The Economist (2009).
On Friday, 10/04/17, V1 Linda West was the victim of suspected elderly abuse and assault with a deadly weapon by S1 Ricardo Sainz via being struck with a black metal stick and suffered a right broken femur. This occurred at 567 Sylvan Street #A, Daly City. V1 West was transported to Stanford hospital via an unknown means.This case will remain open for follow up information.
On 12/2/17, Hennepin County Child Protection accepted a report of alleged predatory offender status concerning Tayshawn Robinson, Makayla Mason and Jemeul Robinson by their father’s partner Lillian Simmons. Per reporter received an anonymous report concerning children Tayshawn Makayla and Jemeul. Per reorter the children father’s partner Ms. Lillian Simmons was conited of murder in the 1st Degree in 1989. Ms. Lillian Simmons resides in the home with the children’s father Mr. Quincy Mason. Per MNCIS and MGA review, Ms. Simmon’s murder charge is unavailable to view, but State of Minnesota document in Supreme Court filed on May, 12, 1998. Per reporter this document states that Ms. Simmons (aka Dunn at
The 14th Amendment is one of the most influential Amendments in the history of our nation. The amendment defines what it means to be a US citizen and protects certain rights of the people. There are three important “clauses” in the 14th amendment, each of which are still important today. The clauses are; the Citizenship Clause, which gave individuals who were born in the United States, especially African Americans at the time Citizenship, the Due Process Clause, which protects the first amendment rights of the people from being taken away by any government without due process, the third and final clause is the Equal protection clause, this clause states that there may be no discrimination against people by the law. The 14th amendment was important
On June 20, 2001, A woman named Andrea Yates drowned and killed her own five kids in her bathtub. Andrea Yates was married to Russel Yates, and together they had five kids between the ages of six months to seven years old. When the news came out about what happened, the population was horrified and outraged. The Andrea Yates case can be explained but not justified, by looking at what happened, the things that led up to the crime and the convictions.
Floyd Cochran was a 36 year old, mentally challenged, African American man. In 1947, Cochran was convicted for the murder of Marylou Jenkins and was later arrested for killing his wife with a shotgun. He was sentenced to the death penalty by the gas chamber at the Missouri State Penitentiary. Cochran was the only man from Boone County who was executed by the gas chamber at the MO State Penitentiary. Cochran raped and killed a woman by the name of Marylou Jenkins in her home, located in Columbia, MO, February 5th, 1947. He was convicted and sent to the Penitentiary until his trial. He didn’t understand what he had done wrong because he was mentally challenged, so it
Racism is a problem in our society, there has been shootings, protesting and disrespect for our country’s past, present and future.Black lives matter! Racism is no good and bad for our country.