Nutter, mayor of Philadelphia and President of the United States Conference of Mayors testified before the U.S. Senate committee on the judiciary topic of the proposed assault weapons ban (Lane 2015). Nutter’s opening statement is empathizing with senator Feinstein by sharing a story about how when he first got into office one of his senior police officers was killed in a supermarket bank robbery, leaving a wife and three children behind. He then goes on to mention the most significant mass shootings in history, specifically Virginia Tech claiming 32 lives and Columbine claiming 13. Philadelphia’s citizens have been killed by handguns, and assault rifles. America’s mayors have come to a consensus that these weapons of mass destruction are destroying the nation’s communities, cities, and families.
Rock v. Arkansas was a case, which took place in 1983. The defendant, Vickie Lorene Rock, was charged with manslaughter. She was convicted of killing her husband in July 1983. The defendant was unable to remember everything that had happened the night of her husbands killing.
In the case of Jesse Winston vs. the District Attorney, our initial response was one of shock and despair. There was no doubt that Jesse Winston had killed his wife of fifty six years, Annie Winston age seventy nine, but was it murder? There was a great deal of mixed emotion in the room. The entire courtroom was filled with tears, tears of compassion, and tears of pain. Maybe he was taking medication that may have altered his thought process?
The police then beat Rodney King for about 15 minutes, which lead to him having skull fractures, broken bones, broken teeth, and permanent brain damage. The police didn’t know that they were being filmed for most of the beating. The person that filmed it brought it to a local news station, and within days the film was seen through all of America, Police brutality had been a problem for a while in LA, but this was the first time it was filmed. Four white Los Angeles police officers were charged with assault with a deadly weapon and using excessive force. On November 26, 1991 the trial was moved from L.A. to a mostly white town in Ventura County.
Perry’s mother later died due to her alcohol abuse, and two of his three siblings committed suicide. His relationship with his father began to decline after their falling out, and his relationship with his sister deteriorated as he came to resent her for her formal education and stability. After this scarred upbringing, Perry turned to a life of crime. In Cold Blood not only tells the story of the Clutter murders but also explains the importance of family.
In charge of the murder investigation was veteran LAPD detective Tom Lange. In 1995, O. J. Simpson’s criminal trial was aired and covered on television for a total of 134 days. The prosecution elected not to demand the death penalty and replaced it with a life sentence. Not only did Court TV televise this historic case but also included other cable and network news outlets. A prosecutor from Los Angeles County, known as Christopher Darden, argued that Simpson murdered his ex-wife in a rage filled with jealousy.
In “Murder on Sunday Morning” the documentary follows the trials of Brenton, a fifteen year old who is being charged for first degree murder and robbery. In both trials Brenton and Steve were treated unjustly by law enforcement. Brenton claimed he was hit by a detective, while Steve was overhearing security bet over his trial. In Steve’s
Simpson wrote a book called If I Did It: Confessions of the Killer. He talks about his marriage and how bad his ex-wife was, that she was an instigator that had a drug problem. He had claim that, he used to beat her because she was always cheating him. In his book, he had said “If she wanted to take herself down that was one thing, but I wasn’t going let her take me down with her.’’ O.J goes in great details about the killing, in chapter 6 of his book, he talks about that he wanted to talk to Nicole but instead had a run in with Ron Goldman.
At 1:45 am Eddowes body was found in Mitre Square. Jack the Ripper had roughly ten minutes to complete each murder, and while this feet is not impossible the differences between the wounds inflicted on the bodies of the two women does raise some questions as to whether the murders were committed by the same
Prior to this, his girlfriend, Twila Hoffman, had her car’s license recognized by a rape victim’s brother. The victim, Ann Jameson, recognized Ernesto in a police lineup a few days later as the man who assaulted her (Landmark Cases of the Supreme Court, Ernesto Miranda). He was officially charged for robbery, kidnapping, and rape of a handicapped woman. (Legal Cultural Literacy Test, Ernesto Miranda) After being identified, Ernesto was interrogated for two hours until finally signing a confession.
Another proven false confession, Wayne and Sharmon Stock were found shot to death in an upstairs bedroom in April 17, 2006. Police had no leads, so they focused the investigation toward the family. More than a few family member suggested that Matthew Livers a 29 year-old, had a tough relationship with his Uncle Wayne and wasn’t much liked by his Aunt Sharmon. Authorities also connected Livers cousin Nicholas Sampson a 28 year-old with first-degree murder. During Livers interrogation by investigators from the Cass County Sheriff’s Office and Nebraska State Patrol for nearly 11 hour without a lawyer, put a lot of pressure towards Matthew to give the detective what they wanted.
The paramedics rushed Jailah to the hospital, but she was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital. Jailah 's mother is devastated. However, she has stated that she can sleep better at night knowing the man who killed her daughter is off the streets. Max attempted to hide evidence from the accident by putting a gray tarp over his car. Police officers had released a video of the accident.
Adnan Masud Syed is the accused, prime suspect, and in official and general opinion the murder of Hae Min Lee. He was the victim’s ex-boyfriend, and was convicted of first degree murder and given a life sentence plus 30 years. His big problem in this case is that he does not remember what he had been doing in the day and time of the murder, and that he did not have alibi; apart from the fact that all the evidence against him is circumstantial. The majority of information of Adnan’s background comes from episode one of the show. “Adnan was born in the US, but his parents are from Pakistan.
When Lee broke it off, their friends had conflicting interpretations of Syed 's behavior: he was either cool with it, sad, or in a rage, leading some to believe that he conspired to kill her. Lee went missing in on the afternoon of January 13th, 1999, in Baltimore and Six weeks later, her body is discovered in Leakin Park. Serial 's goes over "follows up on long-dormant leads, rechecks alibis, and questions assumptions." During interrogation, it becomes clear that Adnan cannot seem to
She went missing the same day. On November 11, Avery was charged with the murder of Halbach after her car and overdone bone fragments were found at the salvage yard. He upheld that authorities were attempting to frame him for Halbach 's vanishing to make it harder for him to win his pending civil case regarding the false sexual assault conviction. To avoid a conflict of interest, Mark R. Rohrer, the Manitowoc County district attorney, requested that authorities from bordering Calumet County lead the investigation. Manitowoc County authorities remained involved in the case, however, leading to