(Page 5, "Greg Ousley is Sorry for Killing His Parents. is that Enough?"). And the same people who know him, wants him to be set free early from prison because he has "grown" enough, and because what they are going to gain by keeping a person who shows total improvement in prison?. Cindy Estes, his former work supervisor, said that “This kid has jumped through every hoop the state has put in front of him,” and she finally states that “He deserves to come out. There’s absolutely nothing to be gained by keeping him in there for another 10 years.” (Page 5, "Greg Ousley is Sorry for Killing His Parents.
I am 21 and for as long as I can remember I have heard many stories about innocent people being accused of and being punished for crimes they did not commit. On Monday, March 20th of this year, I met Anthony Ray Hinton and learned about his story. Arrested on suspicion of two capital murders at age 29. He was convicted and sentenced to death despite having a reliable alibi and passing a polygraph test. It was only after repeated efforts by the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) team that the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously overturned his conviction based on his attorney’s deficient representation and he was eventually exonerated after 30 years in solitary confinement on Friday, April 3rd, 2015.
Many felons go back to the same iniquitous behavior because after they served their time society still punish them with voting rights, the ability of carrying a gun, or even basic as getting an apartment. I truly believe in some cases, not having a second chance results in having a high unemployment and crime rate. The idea that people deserve a second chance is an important American value. In 2010, there were over 2 million individuals classified as a felon in the United States. When is America going to wake up and realize our brothers and sisters need help?
Over the next 99 days there was a total of 72 witnesses that were called to the stand. The jury argued and argued for 8 months, then finally they reached a verdict. The jury found OJ Simpson “Not Guilty”. The reason for the jury finding him not guilty is because the defense made it look and sound like the police tampered with the evidence. They tried to make it look like they planted everything to make it look like OJ did it.
He built his own house, and repaired the family vehicles, also employed as a tow motor operator for 30 years, after retiring, he also works as a janitor for 11 years at an Elementary School, and he provides help to his friends by putting up hay, also he fills in as a father figure for his nephew and mowing grass, and cut down trees. While layoff, he butchered cows, and painted houses. 20 years, as a member of the Church and the Fire Department, although he afraid of heights, however, he climbed up a silo, and carried a man down who hung himself at the peak, also man had been up
The case against the men, always weak, fell apart after DNA evidence implicated another man whose possible involvement had been somehow overlooked by the authorities even though he lived only a block from where the victim’s body was found, and he had admitted to committing a similar rape and murder around the same time. The startling shift in fortunes for the men, Henry Lee McCollum, 50, who has spent three decades on death row, and Leon Brown, 46, who was serving a life sentence, provided one of the most dramatic examples yet of the potential harm from false, coerced confessions and of the power of DNA tests to exonerate the innocent. As friends and relatives of the two men wept, a Superior Court judge in Robeson County, Douglas B. Sasser, said he was vacating their convictions
Even in today 's culture a boy is more accepted after he shoots his first animal and puts food on his family 's table. As a young twelve year old boy I was determined to do this at the hunting shack in Wisconsin. My uncle was my mentor on how to kill a deer. The night before he told me everything to do and I listened until my brain could hardly take any more information in. The very first day of deer season my uncle wakes me up at a very early hour.
I could not believe what I heard; Tom Robinson was found guilty of raping and beating 19 year old Mayella Ewell. After Mr. Finch’s beautiful closing argument on this case, the jury still found Tom guilty. I guess the color of your skin makes you guilty or not guilty. I actually thought that the people of Maycomb could put aside their issues with colored people and give this trial a fair run.
The case of Raymond John Carroll is spread over decades and as it developed more witnesses came forward and better technology also developed. Carroll was accused of the murder of baby Deidre Kennedy. The trial started on the 18th of February 1985, he was found guilty by a jury 's verdict. Carroll appealed the verdict and was acquitted of the crime as the court of appeal found the forensic evidence couldn’t be relied upon as it caused a reasonable doubt. The prosecution also had no evidence to disprove that Carroll was not in Ipswich.