Despite this, the police still use them, as they do with Tommy Ward, when he goes to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) to prove to the law enforcement agents that he had nothing to do with Denice Haraway. Ward takes the test, but the results of the polygraph are never revealed. The agent (WHO???) tells Tommy that he failed the test, and whether or not this is true, the results mean nothing. If it were true that Tommy failed the test, it would not mean he had a hand in the crime; his failure could be attributed to the 40% error rate of polygraphs (Dowler, n.d.).
It is Proctor’s beliefs and qualities that stop him from going along with the trials. Throughout the story there are events that show Proctors qualities, the first of these is when Mary comes home from the trials(page ). Proctor is shocked that people are being hanged because of the lies, he never believes the charges that so many were faced with . The second event is when Hale comes to his house, the Proctors tell him that they do not believe that there are witches in Salem and that the charges of witchcraft on them are false. The third event is when procter comes to the court with evidence from Mary stating that the girls
There is no physical evidence that proves and links Adnan to Hae’s murder. There so many inconsistencies in Jay’s testimony, in the evidence, and even the time of the murder. The trial for Adnan was totally unfair and he deserves better than that. There isn’t even enough evidence to convict him of this murder! Just imagine sitting in prison for a murder you never committed.
In the Article Blow’s mentions “the system failed him” a lot of times, he expresses how disappointed he is about the choice of the justice system. The author mentions about how kids were thought not to run in public, however this case was different because Martin was walking too slowly, and it became a crime. The author also talks about the pictures they showed during the case, it was Trayvon without a shirt, and it was supposed to be helpful to prove that Zimmerman was not guilty at all, by showing pictures of shirtless Martin they thought that it would make him look bad and it was absolutely a wrong. Given, the advantages of black lives matter outlined in the previous paragraph, about how the unfair justice system is regarded to the black
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
I personally feel like if he is telling the truth about Adnan and if he honestly wanted to help Hae then he would have told the police. You can 't just sit there knowing that someone you know is going to be murdered and not do anything about it, you would have that on your mind. I don 't believe Jay 's story at all, he is a sketchy person who can 't make his mind up about certain things.He keeps changing details in his stories, and his alibi doesn’t seem right to me. Jay keeps going back and forth on his word and how things actually happened. He doesn’t seem trustworthy to me.
Pedophile in Penn State The general argument made by Maia Szalavitz in her work, “Bystander Psychology: Why Some Witnesses to Crime Do Nothing”, is that it is wrong when people view crime, and they do not take action. More specifically, Szalavitz argues that people tend to keep quiet for each other as a conglomerate. She writes, ”Mike Mcqueary… witnessed child rape firsthand in 2002... How is it that a powerfully built ex-quarterback could watch the rape of a 10 year old boy and do nothing to stop it?... And why did the team and the university fail to act at every possible step? ” In this passage Szalavitz is suggesting that during the Penn state child rape cases by Jerry Sandusky, even close colleges who clearly knew of the situation, but
Today, people are innocent until proven guilty. For the people accused it was hard to find evidence that proved their innocence so they remained guilty. Also, he did not allow a lawyer for the people that were accused of witchcraft. He expected them to be able to defend themselves when most of them did not
“Desperate to prevent convicted criminals from voting, Florida hired Database Technologies to produce a list of felons on the voter rolls. But the list was so poorly drawn that people who had never been convicted of a crime were kicked off the rolls. So were hundreds of former felons from other states who had been granted clemency and should have been allowed to vote” (Hiaasen 8). People who should be allowed to vote were not able to because of a list that contained incorrect information. Many Florida citizens were affected by this.
Due to lack of evidence, it is often hard to charge an officer for disorderly conduct, which causes the public outrage and turns them against the justice system. If officers wore body cameras, there would be more evidence to support any claims made between both the officers and the public who ask for answers. A great example of this occurred earlier this year with the death of Mike Brown, who was an unarmed teenager killed by Darren Wilson. Wilson was indicted because of the lack of evidence that Brown was actually a threat. It was basically the public against an officer.
Jay lied in his interviews because he gave different stories to detectives and at the trials. Jay is lying, since his words do not match the cell phone log, Jay gives different witness accounts, and he lies the location of Hae’s body and the car. Adnan’s cell phone call log and the map do not support Jay’s story. Jay’s first interview; On January 13, 1999
After putting the pieces together and seeing where Trisha Meili was at the time she was attacked, they noticed it didn’t match up to where the teens were when they were. If you watch the video confessions, it turns out the teens didn’t know where the crime took place, when it took place, or how it took place- they only knew that it happened. There was no DNA match to any of the teens but they were still prosecuted. They created a scenario where there is a sixth perpetrator but even if they were correct that there was a sixth perpetrator, his absence in the confession made the confessions factually
Kevorkian openly defied the law but was incapable of having legal action implemented and so was continuously found not guilty ("Profile: 'Dr. Death’"). Kevorkian’s assisted suicides expanded to a vast number of people. At one point of his criminal journey, Kevorkian held a