Doc D has a note under the comic shown. In my opinion, this note says something very important that he did. L.B.J. made a provision saying that anyone that would break the laws in the Civil Rights Act, would get a jury trial. Since the people that would WANT to break these laws are the people from the south, they then would go to a trial with a potential all-white jury and most likely get away with what they did.
During the trial, Tom Robinson tells Atticus that he ran out of the Ewells’ house when he saw Mr. Bob Ewell. Atticus asks him why he ran and Tom replies, “Mr. Finch, if you was a n***** like me, you’d be scared, too” (195). Tom knows that he will be unjustly accused of committing the sexual assault due to his race. This is because Mayella’s word will be taken over his because the people of Maycomb would believe a white woman’s sworn testimony over that of a black man, even if it was not credible.
The Black Party for Self-Defense was just that, a group with the ultimate goal self-defense. The goal was to protect Black People and the fundamental constitutional rights all citizens deserved; and the way the group decided to go about it was exercising the right to use arms in self-defense. The organization’s hope was that using weapons would cause fear amongst the police and government, who the organization felt had oppressed and mistreated Black Americans for
I do believe that this video has made me think more about racism and to be more aware of how racism affects everyone in the United States. The big question that is still being debated si weather racism is taught through the government and other higher powers. Or is it taught through our own individual ways and experiences. I believe everyone should be treated fairly and equally, as along as you haven’t commited a crime. Everyone has their own opinion and their own views, but it is how we sue those in the real world and don’t use to judge or segregate others just for their race and or views.
In considering this extract, it is obvious that The Ku Klux Klan firmly believed that autocracy was to be exclusive to their race and that other races were lesser and therefore should revere them. Amidst these perspectives it is a lengthy process in order to gain social change and progress to a more equal environment. Although social change has occurred, there are still a percentage of the American population that partakes in these views. It conceives it increasingly more difficult to accomplish unabridged views within their society on the concern of racial
There is a concept of “jury of peers” which came by from Great Britain’s Magna Carta, wherein, which guarantees that nobles accused of a crime must be tried by the nobles and commoners by the commoners for a just and fair trial. The US jury works on the principle of a fair balance maintained in the jury for administering objective justice and not a biased decision which was clear in the Simpson’s case wherein due to the racial disparity in the jury the bent was naturally towards acquitting him rather than analysing the case on the basis of the facts of the case. There is also a misconception that a jury trial must always comprise of twelve people which is not true for in the US it varies from state to state as the fairness of a trial is not dependent on the number of jury members but on the basis of law for if the law is flawed the justice delivered will also be flawed for certain. 6.4 INCONSISTENCY OF JURY
¨We reserve the death penalty in the United States for the most heinous murders and the most brutal and conscienceless murderers.” I can see why the Supreme Court doesn 't want these people in prison, because they might kill somebody in prison, or if they get bailed out they wouldn 't learn their lesson and do what they were doing AGAIN. ¨We have the responsibility to punish those who deserve it, but only to the degree they deserve it.¨ I can also see why they think people deserve it for their horrible actions, they believe that since they did some outrageous murder, or a really bad crime they deserve to die. ¨"Whatever your feelings are toward the death penalty, one thing most people will never know is the pain experienced when a family member, or in my case, family members are brutally tortured and murdered.¨ This is saying that families go through a lot when a murderer kills one of their loved ones, and the family wants that person executed. Personally, the death penalty in my eyes can help families feel like they 've got justice, and make them feel like they did something for the loved one that was
Our life experiences make our present, our values, our way of behaving and thinking. Although no one is perfect, we are prone to develop prejudice against those who are totally different from us. For most of the time, prejudice only affects us personally. But if an individual is given a power to be responsible for another person’s live or death, prejudice can turn into a deadly weapon. In "twelve angry men," we can see how prejudice has its own way with the cloak of justice.
• The contract was broken. • You lost money. • The defendant or offender (person or business you're challenging) was responsible. The remedies for breach of contract are specific performance which is a court order for each person or business to follow through with the initial agreement, award of damages, rescission which is when the contract is canceled, any money returned, and the matter dropped as if it never happened, and restitution achieved when the contract is re-written to better suit the actual intention of the contract-essentially a 'do-over'. The main remedy of breach of contract is the award of damages which will be use when an innocent party faces a contract being breached.
But today, police officers can justify their killing as proper law enforcements. They can explain they also kill white, Asian or Hispanic if there is fierce resistance from criminals or suspects. The stronger opposition against racism gets, the subtler racism becomes. People can experience racism from unknown online, with another reason or by an unacceptable standard as mentioned above. That is why people still try to exclude
To them the path of non-violence taken by Martin Luther King Jr. had failed and as a result change would not come. “By any means necessary” became the mantra of the Party which signified that all things were possible, and that they were going to get the basic human rights they deserved, no matter the circumstances. The Black Panthers followed their constitutional right, by allowing citizens to bear arms, but the fear of a black American owning a gun publicly was too “scary”. The Black Panthers had four desires which were equality in education, housing, employment, and civil rights. The Panthers were aware of their rights and made sure police officers knew they knew their rights.
It was not only the system that had flaws but also the people on the board. The prosecutors "opposed testing, arguing that it would make no difference" whether or not those being convicted got DNA tested (Garrett 1). Confessions was one of the causes that often led to the downfall of those innocently convicted. In the case of Jeffrey Deskovic, the police officer was supposed to conduct the polygraph examination. The detective for this case explained that he did not actually conduct the examination but only tested "Deskovic 's truthfulness" and to "get
With the bar for execution being that the defendant needed to be shown to be a danger to society the testimony of the psychologist stating that a person 's race is a deciding factor in predicting future violent acts clearly brings the question of race into the supreme court. The appeal states “the latent association of African Americans with violence continues to distort perceptions of reality and result in racially biased assessments—and the risk of such bias is especially acute in death penalty proceedings. The Constitution, however, forbids racial stereotypes from affecting the administration of justice, expressly
The system is like a beast if you don’t watch out for it and you don’t know its scams it will certainly capture you. And when that happens to anyone it’s the worst, that’s what happened to Richard. Lawyers have to be smart and know the system well, that’s the first part of a big puzzle. The reason to be smart is to know the system beck and forth and to know the judges because that will help a lot in any case. And that’s a great thing for the defense side and the prosecution side.
What justice would there be to take this life?” ( Gaines pg: 8) This is a perfect example on how the attorney believes Jefferson is guilty in his case because in the end he gave the jury a mental image for a moment to vision Jefferson being guilty and then comparing the relationship on whether it matters to keep this man alive or not. All the evidence the attorney had to present Jefferson’s defense showed how much of a difference it is to be black rather then white in the