Mello, highlighted on one particular case that led to his decision to no longer work directly in the American System of capital punishment, the case of “Crazy Joe” Spaziano. “Mr. Spaziano was the co-founder of the Outlaws Motorcycle Brotherhood group for the Orlando chapter. In addition to be wrongly convicted of a crime he did not commit and serving twenty years on death row, he was almost executed. Mello invested thirteen long years, totaling twenty six judges just to prove Mr. Spazinao’s innocence.
My second example is, “’What’s rape?’ I asked him that night … and said rape was carnal knowledge of a female by force and without consent” (180). This is evidence he does not coddle his children unlike most parents from this time period, he just bites the bullet. He does not sugarcoat the truth, and this is good because it helps Scour get ready for life back then, and the risks. Lastly, “’In our courts, when it’s a white man’s word against a black man’s, the white man always wins. They’re ugly, but those are the facts of life’” (295).
The hanging of Tathlasut was an extreme, and could be considered a misstep, as Thomas Williams was only shot and didn’t die. This made the hanging unheard of, severe and out of practice in the way of the Crown, because a death penalty was never used “unless life had actually be taken”. Though Douglas often believed that he was doing very peaceful and non-threatening negotiations, the people he dealt with didn’t always agree that this was clearly conveyed. “The threat of total annihilation backed by an incredible array of fire-power achieved Douglas’ aim.” The treaties he earlier created are often scrutinized as they offer very little compensation on the Native’s side of the deal. Blankets in exchange of the loss of their right of land forever doesn’t seem very fair.
His eye would trouble me no more!” (66). The criminal is aware that he murdered someone, yet shows no remorse. A person who is criminally insane does not understand the effects and consequences of their actions, and therefore cannot take responsibility for them. The murderer also hides his wrongdoings from the police. If he were criminally insane, he would not have to lie about his actions.
Because Wes had no boundaries for what he could do this led him down a criminal path of dealing drugs. He knew how the drug game worked “…the streets would get him that money back, and more”(page 74). Wes without any expectations, but to make money gets himself into trouble, and “getting arrested was starting to feel routine”(page 114). Since Wes has no expectations for him, he doesn’t fulfill his true potential, while the author was pushed to his limits and beyond allowing him to exceed everyone’s
And he cut them open often enough that The Officials were on to him. Russo hadn 't actually been warned by them -- no one ever warns a serial killer -- but he had noticed men in sharp-looking uniforms, watching him. He still believed it was worth it. The microchip, Russo thought, was the source of all violence in the world. He figured that the people should learn, rather than having an implant to do all the thinking for them.
Johnny was known to be shy in many ways. As the book states him in the beginning on page 14, "Johnny wouldn't open his mouth unless he was forced to." He felt unsafe like an outcast in his family because his mother often ignores him and his father often abused him. Ever since then, he never talked to anybody, not even his gang in which he felt safe. Until that night in the movie theater Johnny with his friend Ponyboy, with two Socials named Sherri (Cherry) Valance and her friend Marcia, will forever make him talk especially Ponyboy's retelling them about how Johnny gets beaten up by the "four Socials in a blue Mustang while getting
The court was so fearful of the devil and of witches that they killed many people without any real evidence. John Proctor was accused of witchcraft; he had a chance to save his life but knew it was not the right thing to do. In order to save his family and clean his conscience, Proctor accepted his fate and chose to be
Overall this does not help our society at all, but really there is nothing we can do about it. There’s people in this world with no arms or legs but we deal with them. There’s also people that are sociopaths and phychotic and we just have to deal with it. The only time we can do something about it, is if they harm are doing something crazy like their usual ways. Aileen Wuornos wouldn’t have been executed if she didn’t kill 8 men, but she did, and she got caught.
When people think about murder, they usually don’t think that it will ever be them. But murder can take other forms. For example, taking someone’s life is an unfair advantage because what did they do to deserve for someone to take their life. Certainly, the people do not care what happens to other people they do not try to help them. As a citizen, I never experienced someone being murder or saw anyone get murdered.