Even though the Zodiac’s identity is still uncertain to this day there are some truths that investigators have confirmed. To begin with, the Zodiac would occasionally send letters to newspaper companies, and the first one he sent was on August 1, 1969 (“Zodiac Killer Biography”). Many investigators believe he was sending letters to newspaper companies because he wanted to intimidate the public and taunt the police for not being able to catch him. In addition to that, he would also include cryptic ciphers in his letters that contained hidden messages about his addiction to killing people (Newton 412). Furthermore, the Zodiac has been “directly linked to at least 5 murders in Northern California” (“Zodiac Killer Biography”).
The Wells Fargo Fake Account made national headlines in mid-2016 different from other historical scandals such as Enron and Volkswagen engineers and their emissions “workaround.” The Wells Fargo scandal did not include a few wrongdoers within the organization, instead the unethical behaviors was widespread at the bank with thousands of employees being involved. According to a lawsuit filed by the state of California against Wells Fargo in May 2015, it claims employees engaged in “unlawful and fraudulent conduct, including opening customer accounts and issuing credit cards without authorization” and the bank “has known about and encouraged these practices for years.” The suit also cites “the results is that Wells Fargo has engineered a virtual fee-generating machine, through which its customers are harmed, its employees take the blame, and Wells Fargo reaps the profits.” The shocking scandal of 2016 is employees of Well Fargo secretly created over 2 million new bank and credit card accounts for over 15,000 customers without their knowledge, resulting in overdraft and other fees. This ethical dilemma also resulting in 5,300 Wells Fargo employees’ termination, and copious amounts of fines and monies reimbursements to be paid to consumers and the government.
An often-cited example of when the memory of an eyewitness has failed to serve justice is the case of Ronald Cotton. In 1984, Jennifer Thompson-Cannino was the victim of breaking and entering and sexual assault. While being raped, Thompson-Cannino attempted to study her attacker’s face so that she could identify him in a police lineup. When she picked Cotton from the photo-lineup of six men, she said, “I think this is the guy” (Hughes 2014). When a detective asked her if she was sure, she said she was positive (Hughes 2014).
Isla retrieved the credit cards from Vargas’ bedroom and gave them to Abrego. Isla reportedly told Abrego she heard several conversations between Vargas and Aguilar about committing robberies. Isla did not hear where or when those robberies occurred. Abrego spoke with Suspect #2 Aguilar, who reportedly told him that Suspect #1 Vargas stole the listed items. Aguilar did not give Abrego any details of how or where Vargas stole the items.
Institutional, legal and social hurdles affect the prosecution of cops for on-duty homicides. In the United States, the law gives police officers the power to use force when dealing with uncooperative criminals. Thus, it is hard for the juries to indict an officer. Besides, police receive massive support from the public, which makes it hard for the jury to determine if an officer violated his/her code of conduct in the event of a homicide. A conflict of interest arises amid the prosecutors and police officers in the course of an investigation.
John Wayne Gretzky was put on trial for fraud (wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial or personal gain), check kiting (taking advantage of the float to make use of non-existent funds in a checking or other bank account), conspiracy of robbery, murder in the second degree (any intentional murder with malice aforethought, but is not premeditated or planned), criminal negligence (“recklessness”), and forgery (the action of forging or producing a copy of a document, signature, banknote, or work of art). After the trial, it was decided by the Jury that John Wayne Gretzky was found innocent of fraud, check kiting, conspiracy of robbery, murder in the second degree, and criminal negligence. However, he was found guilty of forgery.
The Innocence Project The term “false confession” means that a person confessed to a crime that he or she did not commit. There are different reasons for this decision; all of them can be divided into external and internal. The first category means the person was forced to confess to a crime because of external circumstances like police officers’ violence, indirect evidences or witnesses’ testimonial. For example, two men Jose Montanez and Armando Serrano “were convicted of a 1993 murder based on the testimony of an incentivized witness who was allegedly fed information about the crime by Reynaldo Guevara, a former Cook County detective” (innocenceproject.org). The “inner” category means people make false confessions on their own free will
In this movie, a dramatic situation took place in which Denise Moore was a victim of a robbery and got assaulted by slashing her face during she went to meet with someone. To find out the criminal, Police showed her several photos and she picked up Jessie Williams mug shot. Later she also confirmed him by showing him in a lineup. But from the first, till last Jessie William said that he did not do that and he was not there. This movie shows a wonderful case in which both of the criminal and suspects seems right from their perspective.
As the days move on the number of dirty cops begins to rise in the departments, and some of the officers show no mercy to the public.“A Kentucky officer convicted of tasing an unarmed man who swore at him has a disturbingly violent past that stretches across multiple police departments” (How Dirty is This Taser-Happy Cop, 2016, p.1). That’s not all of what the officer was accused of. An officer from kentucky was using excessive force for two decades, and now he is paying the price for in in federal prison. (How Dirty is This Taser-Happy Cop, 2016). The police will continue to keeps us safe in our environments as long as they stay loyal to their job.
By July 25, 1991, he was charged with four counts of murder, as the hearings went on, Dahmer kept gaining charges. During a preliminary hearing, he pleaded guilty to fifteen counts of murder, but claimed it was because he was insane. Jeffrey Dahmer’s trial finally began on January 30, 1992. The defense tried to make an insanity plea but failed. Many psychiatrists were called to the stand to testify on behalf of the insanity plea but they proved that Dahmer was not mentally ill and the plea was not granted.
P alleges that MOS searched him on the street then he was taken to Mel’s apartment. Defendant MOS Peinan states that he was executing a search warrant at the location which obtain after confidential informant buys and P was the subject of the search warrant. MOS Peinan states that he observed people about to exit the apartment then MOS entered the apartment. Defendant MOS Peinan stated that P was part of the group arrested. Criminal charges were, later, dismissed Third incident (10/10/2008) – P alleges that he was outside when MOS approached with guns drawn and ordered into a van.
The Brinks Robbery took place in Nanuet, New York on October 20, 1981. The Robbers were by Jeral Wayne Williams, Donald Weems, Samuel Brown, Samuel Smith, Nathaniel Burns, Cecilio Ferguson, David Gilbert, Judith Alice Clark, Kathy Boudin, and Marilyn Buck, and some unknown accomplices. The robbers stole a total of $1.6 million from an armored car at the Nanuet Mall. In the first skirmish between the robbers and the authorities, two police officers and a Brinks armor car guard were killed. There were a couple more gun fights later on between the Brink’s robbers and the police.
This was a violent feud between two rival criminal gangs, Richmond and Fitzroy that lasted for several months. In 1918, a robbery was planned out with the Fitzroy and Richmond gang working together. 3 people were arrested in this incident and the Fitzroy gang were suspicious that someone had told the police. They were also unsatisfied by the money that was split between them and decided to drug and rob Dolly. Squizzy was arrested for a shooting incident and sentenced to 18 months in jail.
Miranda v. Arizona In 1966 Ernest Miranda was arrested at his home and taken to a police station where he was identified by the complaining witness. After a 2 hour interrogation he was found guilty of kidnapping and rape. He confessed all of this without being read his rights. The police did not read him his rights that are stated in the 5th amendment. So he did not have a lawyer and he did not know he had the right to have an attorney present.
The client’s current charges are probation violation and larceny $200 or more not from a person. The client has an additional pending case in Salisbury, Maryland for allegedly stealing laptops. The client has been arrested several times relating to his substance abuse (forgery, grand larceny, and possession). The client is currently awaiting sentencing.