American sniper Chris Kyle was murdered February 2, 2013. His murderer Eddie Ray Routh plead insane and blamed mental illness, he was found guilty of his crimes and sentenced to life in prison after the evidence of him ordering fast food after the murder was brought forth. An act he cannot perform with his “mental illness.” Ruth Lee Johnson J.D. graduate of Harvard Law school writes about the defense saying “Insanity is a legal term, not a medical term.” This gives the jury the power to determine insanity, opposed to a psychologist. Does the jury have the qualifications to make such decisions and even if some are truly insane how can you differentiate between them and those who want an easy way out?
DiLorenzo, Thomas J. The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War. New York, New York: Three Rivers Press, 2002. DiLorenzo outlines the unlawful things that Lincoln did. Lincoln commenced an invasion with Congress’ consent, he illegally suspended the court order of Habeas Corpus, he imprisoned tens of thousands of political adversaries from the North, closed approximately three hundred rival newspapers, he cut off all communications by telegraph, he imprisoned a great number of elected legislature of Maryland, and he also imprisoned Baltimore’s Mayor.
On July 10th of 1925, in the heated town of Dayton, Tennessee, a great debate culminated in the greatest joke of the year. At the onset of Dayton’s Scopes Trial, now laughably referred to as the “Monkey Trail” the cause for conflict was quite real. John Scope had been charged with “illegally teaching the theory of evolution” (dd) Prior to this event, Democratic candidate for President Bryan had succeeded in passing legislation in fifteen states, including Tennessee, which banned the teaching of Evolution in public schools. When the scopes trial came to fruition, Bryan himself chose to Prosecute. While some argue that he only did this for the sake of political attention, he was in fact an ardent Presbyterian Fundamentalist.
In a case that generated national controversy, Susan B. Anthony was arrested for voting in the presidential election of 1872. The judge directed the jury to deliver a guilty verdict. When he asked Anthony, who had not been permitted to speak during the trial, if she had anything to say, she responded with what one historian has called "the most famous speech in the history of the agitation for woman suffrage".  She called "this high-handed outrage upon my citizen 's rights", saying, "... you have trampled under foot every vital principle of our government. My natural rights, my civil rights, my political rights, my judicial rights, are all alike ignored.
The San Francisco Chronicle published stories in 2004 about a BALCO steroids investigation, involving grand jury testimony of four baseball stars, Barry Bonds, Jason Giambi, Gary Sheffield, and sprinter Tim Montgomer. In 2006, Lance Williams and Mark Fainaru Wada, the two San Francisco Chronicle reporters, were ordered jailed by a federal judge after they refused to divulge their source. The reporters repeatedly had said they would rather go to jail than reveal how they obtained the transcripts from a grand jury that investigated the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative. A federal court judge ruled that Williams and Fainaru-Wada must testify before a federal grand jury and reveal the name of the confidential source that leaked information to them
Furthermore, another mayor event that happened in in the capital building was the attack of the abolitionist Charles Sumner after denounced the “slave power” of committing “the rape of a virgin Territory” (94). In respond congressman Preston Brooks confronted Sumner in the floor of the senate claiming his speech was a defamation and then he beat him so hard that Sumner was absent from the senate for three years. Additionally, in retaliation, on May 24 a small Free-State force under John Brown attacked three cabins along Pottawatomie creek, killing five men with swords and triggered a summer of guerrilla
Johnson was arrested and charged with violating the Texas flag desecration law. The trial court convicted Johnson, sentencing him to one year in prison and fining him $2,000. A Texas appeals court reversed Johnson’s conviction, and the U.S. Supreme court agreed to hear the case.
But let 's say a conspiracy formed and killed all the Supreme Court justices and the sitting president tried to appoint 9 new justices that all would do whatever he said. The Senate would never approve all of them and Congress would probably start impeachment proceedings against the President. At the same time, law enforcement and other branches of the justice system would be investigating the mysterious deaths of the Supreme Court justices and once they connected the president to them, he would be arrested and thrown in jail. If by some impossible way he managed to avoid either arrest and/or impeachment, it 's entirely possible that citizens would demand he
Is it fair that an African American man is sentenced up to life in prison for possession of drugs when Brock Turner is sentenced to only 14 years, later to be reduced to six months for sexually assaulting an unconscious women. The judiciary system are believed to have a high african american incarceration rate as a result of discrimination. At a presidential debate on Martin Luther King Day, President Barack Obama said that “Blacks and whites are arrested at very different rates, are convicted at very different rates, and receive very different sentences… for the same crime.” Hillary Clinton said the “disgrace of a criminal-justice system that incarcerates so many more african americans proportionately than whites.” An 18 year old first time offender caught with less than two ounces of cocaine received a 10 year sentence. A 46 year old father of three who sold some of his painkillers to someone he thought was his friend, received a 25 year sentence. In 2006 37.5% of all state and federal prisoners were black.
The officer driving the van was accused of second-degree "debased heart homicide," and others were charged with violations extending from murder to unlawful arrest. A later "rebuttal" to statements that the blade was illicit, prosecutors argued that Gray was "wrongfully arrested" well before the officers realized that he had a blade, and without "probable cause." On May 21st, 2015, a grand jury summoned the officers on the "vast majority" of the first set of allegations filed by Mosby of the particular case of the charges of "unlawful detainment and false capture" and added charges of "reckless endangerment" to every one of the officers involved. Gray 's death "resulted in series of protest." On
Illegal drug activities, and crime have become more and more of a norm in the Northern Mexico – United States border. In 2010, after the infamous murder of Arizona rancher Robert Krentz (who was suspected to be killed by an illegal immigrant supporting drug operations), there has been a public outcry to increase the security along the border. The governors and adjutants generals of the Mexico Border States requested that President Barrack Obama, and his administration created a new federal border mission similar to Operation Jump Start in 2006. Members of Congress have also called for the deployment of National Guard soldiers along the southern border to combat illegal immigration, drug and alien smuggling, and violent
Since the brutal murders at Columbine High School in April 1999, the long, contentious debate over gun control has reached fever pitch and become a forum for the president and congressional allies to demonstrate "leadership." A plethora of new proposals regularly emanates from the White House to reflexive squawks of disapproval from gun owners and manufacturers and their allied organization. Essentially, however, the debate boils down to a choice between new regulations over sale, purchase, and possession of firearms or increased enforcement of criminal laws against those who use firearms illegally. That is, do we focus on legal possession of firearms or their illegal possession and use ¾ on controlling gun owners or controlling
Mexico has a drug problem that continues to grow. About three and a half years ago, Felipe Calderon was sworn in as president and immediately declared "war" on drugs. Since Felipe Calderon became president, about 23,000 people have been killed in drug-related violence, and a mass majority of Mexicans, according to surveys, believe that their president is losing the war on drugs. Despite the huge number of federal forces that are sent into the cities where the cartels are operating. Despite the social programmes that are set up to fight poverty that encourages many to enter the money-making drug trade.