For over 20 years, millions of Americans have been following the twisted and unsolved murder of six-year old beauty contestant JonBenet Ramsey. Christmas of 1996 brought terror to Boulder, Colorado as the world watched the crime scene unfold as Little Miss Colorado was found strangled in the basement of her family’s home. Pieces from the brutal murder such as a lengthy ransom note are unheard of, leaving the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) shocked. Two decades later, the case remains a mystery due to police mishap, mishandled evidence, and an abundance of conspiracy theories. Suspicions have ranged from her parents, John and Patsy Ramsey, to the outrageous, Santa Claus.
MILLERSBURG — A Shreve woman on Wednesday was sentenced to three years of probation for admittedly altering prescriptions for narcotics. Jennifer Varnes, 40, of 327 N. Prospect St., previously pleaded guilty in Holmes County Common Pleas Court to a single count of illegal processing of drug documents. In exchange for her guilty plea a second count of illegal processing of drug documents and two counts of forgery were dismissed. While she sought treatment in lieu of conviction, the request was derailed after she violated the terms of her bond by smoking marijuana.
Various types of crimes have led many women to death row such as Karla Faye Tucker, since the execution of North Carolina’s own Velma Barfield, who was executed in 1984. Also, Tucker becomes the second woman put to death in the United States since capital punishment was re-introduced in 1976. Fourteen years later, she was condemned to death in Texas, since Chipita Rodriguez was hanged for killing a horse trader in 1863, and Tucker became the first female to be executed in Texas since that time. The Dallas Morning News asserts that “Tucker, 38, was convicted of using a 3-foot-long pickax to hack Jerry Dean to death during a burglary at his Houston apartment in 1983. Also killed was an overnight guest, Deborah Thornton” (Hoppe).
“In a child's eyes, a mother is a goddess. She can be glorious or terrible, benevolent or filled with wrath, but she commands love either way. I am convinced that this is the greatest power in the universe.” (N.K. Jemisin). JonBenét Ramsey’s short childhood revolved around her mother.
The man accused in a deadly shooting outside an Evansville Gentleman’s Club will not go to trial after this month as scheduled. Clarence Miller’s trial was set for October 16th, but it’s been moved to January 22nd in Vanderburgh County. That shooting happened outside the Pony Gentleman’s Club in April of this year. Miller is accused of shooting and killing Aaron Jennings of Sebree and injuring a second
Being in a deadly accident and you're the one to survive it, your going to have a guilty feeling about it. Most people have a feeling where they feel guilty about being the one to survive and not being able to have any others survive with them, they would have rather had everyone survive the situation instead of just them. They would most likely feel this type of way called survivor’s guilt. Survivor’s guilt is what some people feel after being in a life or death situation that they had survived. Some of us may believe that people shouldn’t feel survivor’s guilt, however others think that they should feel survivor’s guilt.
Legal history A system of rules that a particular country or community recognizes as regulating the actions of its members and may enforce by the imposition of penalties, this is the definition of law. Although the definition of law is evident and perceptible,the portrayal and act of law varies. Throughout the justice system there are many inconsistencies such as the type of law, there is common,criminal,civil, and administrative. Throughout these systems of law there are also criminal proceedings. In these criminal proceedings, some will find that the verdict is just.
A hero may not be seen with a cape, but one who has the qualities such as persistence and justice seeking. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, to be considered a hero , the qualities of seeking justice and persistence are needed because these traits help with the well being of others in the world. Atticus Finch shows these qualities when he fights for Tom Robinson and passes his morals to his children. Furthermore, Martin Luther King Jr. highlights these qualities when he stands up for others despite the risks. Seeking justice is one of the most important qualities Atticus has, so he is considered a hero.
With millions of criminal convictions a year, more than two million people may end up behind bars(Gross). According to Samuel Gross reporter for The Washington Post, writes that also “even one percent amounts to tens of thousands of tragic [wrongful conviction] errors”(Gross). Citizens who are wrongfully convicted are incarcerated for a crime he or she did not commit. Many police officers, prosecutors, and judges are responsible for the verdict that puts innocents into prison. To be able to get exonerated many wait over a decade just to get there case looked at, not many are able to have the opportunity of getting out.
There are many reasons for wrongful convictions, in the cases of Ronald Cotton, Christopher Abernathy, and Marvin Anderson, the main evidence that led up to their convictions were eyewitness testimonies. It is sad that people waste so many years of their lives due to false misconstrued information. Therefore, eyewitness testimonies should not be sufficient evidence to make a case. Fortunately, there have been innocent people exonerated and released from prison thanks to DNA testing. People should be cautious when making an eyewitness testimony, they should make sure that they are 100% sure that they are picking the right person.
Describing the problem: Found guilty in criminal trials when wrongful convictions transpire when acquitted suspects were oblige pleading guilty to crimes they did not commit to dodge the death penalty or severe sentencing. Moreover, wrongful conviction inexcusable injustice is enhanced once some acquitted individuals spend years in prison or on death row. How Big is the Problem? The Criminal Justice System is less than perfect which brings many controversial issues nevertheless one non-controversial fact is the reasons for opposing the use of irreversible punishment. Thus far, not every person stands exonerated of the wrongful convictions, there are still some counties and states who have had zero exonerates.
Why to Forgive A tragic loss is one to never be expected. The thought “What if” travels through the mind of the survivor. But can’t help feel guilty for the victim. What if the survivor had done something different?