And have many mistakes to see that he was the killer, but still say that he was not guilty, and let him walk free. As it started out with the murder of Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman on June 13, 1994. As LAPD convicted O.J simpson for the murder, as the trial lasted for 10 months of arguments and disagreements, and where there was so many evidence of O.J that led him to be the killer of Nicole Simpson, and as October 3, 1995 he was found not guilty of the murder. But didn’t stop him to be a criminal and was sentence to jail for his behavior. As this trial showed us, the issues of law enforcement that still exist in our country, as this trial will be remembered for it creating a greater awareness of domestic violence issues, and a lessons of how the trial system work, for a criminal to be innocent tell the juries have proof that he was guilty.
This case dealt with an accidental murder, and resulted in the sentencing of William Henry Furman to death. The punishment however, was never carried out because the appeal was brought to the Supreme Court, which ruled in favor of Furman. To end the case the Supreme Court defined cruel and unusual punishment as a degrading, not arbitrary, or unnecessary and unaccepted actions. This “test” to see if some action violates the language of this amendment was used to determine that the death penalty was in fact unconstitutional, and led to a four year de facto moratorium throughout the United
On Monday August 26th, Tom Robinson was found guilty of rape and sentenced to death. This verdict came after a long day in the Maycomb county court. Mr. Atticus Finch represented Mr. Robinson; however, the testimonies provided by Miss Mayella Ewell and Mr. Bob Ewell left the jury with this guilty verdict for Mr. Robinson. A first-hand witness for the prosecution, Mr. Bob Ewell, says he is more than relieved to see the defendant sentenced to death.
One lady by the name of Elena Estrada went by the nickname as “ heartbreaker “. Elena had been sentenced to seven years, for stabbing her unfaithful lover and opening up his chest then cutting out his heart and through his heart at his face. A male inmate with the name of Frank Leslie went by the name “ fast gun “. He shot his girlfriend in a drunken rage and a man in a gang, then later on he became a model inside the Yuma prison. Another man named Barney K Riggs goes by the name of “ Hero of the Gates Riot “.
People believed Ross Sulivan was the Zodiac due to his suspicious behavior and dress attire, also where he lived. Other people believe Earl Best was the true Zodiac because of his child’s book and his scar that is just too much like the Zodiac’s for it to be a mere coincidence. People have been studying the Zodiac for years trying to figure out who he really was but alas, no one has ever truly been proven guilty. Even though the Zodiac killer has never been caught for his 5 murders, in the grand scheme of things this is a miniscule amount, for according to pewresearch.org 62% of homicides and murders go
Leslie previously worked at an Oriental Bar in Tombstone, Arizona. He killed a man from the Clanton Gang as well as his girlfriend while he was intoxicated. He was on the newspaper and caught the eye of a woman in California. She fell in love with him and they got married while he was still in prison. He was known as the “Fast Gun” because he had great accuracy and speed with a six gun, according to his boss.
For the past two years, thirty-year-old Freya Larson had lived vicariously through, of all people, herself. Knowing the death of her fiance, Rookie Officer Ian Larson, had prompted dynamic changes in the prosecution of repeat drug offenders in Barrington city did nothing to lessen the impact of his devastating loss. On the early evening of July 4, 2014, while pursuing an armed suspect into a condemned property at the corner of Pace and Singleton Streets, Ian and his partner, Calvin Woods, were ambushed in what was later verified to be a targeted gang shooting. Sustaining multiple wounds, Calvin 's injuries turned out to be non-life threatening, but Ian was hit in the side of the neck by a .38 caliber bullet, resulting in his death.
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.
However, the trial was not to have Generals Videla and Bignone go to jail, since they were already there, it was for the fifteen thousand people who where kidnapped and lost their lives, when only about fifteen percent of them were actually a threat, and it is for the Grandmothers who lost their children and the chance to see their grandchildren become adults. Thankfully, Generals Videla and Bignone were convicted with the National Security Archives assistance, the United States Embassy in Buenos Aires “declassify a full version” of the Abrams Memorandum. The National Security Archives, Latin American citizens, foreign countries, and even sole individuals are fighting to bring the hammer of justice upon those responsible. Another example, is the case of “Los Quemados”, the burned one, which is a gruesome crime against two teenager’s Rodrigo Rojas de Negri and Carmen Gloria Quintana. The Chilean army officer and his subordinates set Rodrigo and Carmen on fire and then left them in a ditch to die because they had attended a street protest against the military control.
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
An absurd amount of innocent people in the nation, have fallen victim to a disorganized legal system, and are suffering because of it. Dennis Brown, and James Harden, are two examples of this, and can relate because of it. They’ve been falsely convicted, without DNA evidence, but the truth of the case is finally revealed with their release. Dennis Brown, a black male from Louisiana, has been one of many people that have been wrongfully convicted without proper DNA evidence. First off, he’s been falsely convicted of rape and burglary.
I watched a documentary film “The Central Park Five” for this week’s field experience. The movie examines a 1989 case of five black and Latino teenagers who were convicted of raping a White woman in Central Park, NY. Compared to the research above, the five young male were guilty because of outside racism. The movie provides background, interviews, expert analysis, and details of associated facts related to the case. The five young men were forced and threatened to write their crime “story” but no one doubted their confession even though there was no DNA test results.
The results of the trial in Stamford was that Mercy Disborough was temporarily convicted of witchcraft while Goody Clawson was acquitted. The consequences for Mercy Disborough were that despite months and jail and continued peer accusation, she was acquitted. The consequences for the townspeople are blurrier, but it is evident that persistent hysteria was not one of them. The results of the trial in Stamford were largely reigned in from the massive hysteria and mass convictions associated with contemporary witch trials by the law.
Institutional racism was depicted in Marissa Alexander’s case. Marissa Alexander had stopped by Rico Gray’s house to visit him. She gave her phone to Rico, letting him view the pictures of their baby daughter and then noticed text messages from her ex husband. The argument had started and she headed into the garage, armed herself, and then shot a warning shot near her husband. Alexander tried to use the ‘stand your ground’ law, which had failed and was later sentenced to prison for 20 years.
On the 28th of June, 1969, a police raid on the Stonewall inn, a mafia-owned gay bar in New York, became a turning point in the fight for LGBT rights when the bar’s patrons began violently protesting their mistreatment. While the police had a warrant to search the bar for the sale of alcohol without a liquor license, they were also motivated by morality laws which included many anti-gay restrictions. The Stonewall riots continued for several more nights, and gave rise to an extreme increase in the number of gay liberation organizations and gave the LGBT community a more powerful voice, with the protests coming to symbolize the beginning of the gay liberation movement. Homosexuality in the 1960s