In the case of Katko v. Briney, the plaintiff entered what he thought to be an uninhabited, abandoned home with the intent to get antique jars. He believed the house to be abandoned due to the lack of maintenance of the property. While in the process of finding the jars, the plaintiff triggered a spring gun trap, which blew away a portion of the plaintiff’s leg, including the tibia. The defendant was the owner of the home. Due to the house constantly being broken into, the defendant made an unseen spring gun trap in the north bedroom.
The fatal shot occured while Zimmerman and Martin where fighting. The police responded 2 mins after the shots fired because Zimmerman called the police prior to the fight. Trayvon Martin an African American male, died at the age of 17. Zimmerman would be taken to custody and was questioned for 5 hours. Zimmerman was later released and no charges were filed at the time.
George Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty towards the Trayvon Martin case. Zimmerman is the neighborhood watch volunteer. Zimmerman said that he shot Trayvon in self-defense. The state of Florida has a law stating “stand your ground”. Zimmerman was the only witness of the death of Martin.
In February of 2012, Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old, was shot and killed by George Zimmerman in an act of self-defense. Martin, who was in Sanford, Florida visiting his father, was coming home from a 7-Eleven carrying a can of iced tea and a bag of skittles. 28-year-old Zimmerman was a neighborhood watch coordinator in the housing community in which Martin’s father lived (Abuznaid 1143). Zimmerman noticed Martin, who was wearing a gray-hooded sweatshirt, walking through the community and grew suspicious. Zimmerman called the police but was told to wait and not engage.
Hard Data, Hollow Protests I highly disagree with majority of Mac Donald’s argument. Firstly, her inclination that officers “have more to fear from black men than black men have to fear” from the officers does not sit well with me. Although blacks may make up the highest percentage of cop-killers, blacks are more likely to be shot than whites. I suggest that since both facts are true to an extent, social culture and biases have become the driving force for both instances to play out as they are: Black men are more likely to kill cops, cops are more likely to kill black men.
This verdict sparked an outrage, igniting a flame for justice under the American people. Nation-wide rallies and protests put Florida’s self-defense laws under fire; in particular its stand your ground laws. Stand your ground laws are cemented around a person being able to use whatever force they
The jury in this case was an all white jury who ultimately found him guilty. Stevenson took on the case and believed on McMillan’s innocence and fought for him on appeals which eventually after years of efforts was granted a chance to have courts review the evidence. After proving the states that the witnesses were unreliable and the evidence was false McMillan was granted his freedom after six years on death
Dr. Maio also stated that even though Zimmerman had minor cuts to the back of his head, most of the bleeding from the head occurs inside the skull (Padnani and Griggs). In the closing arguments, Bernie de la Rionda, the lead prosecutor, claimed that Zimmerman had profiled Martin, leading a confrontation that ultimately lead to Martin's death (Padnani and
Where the courts come into play is when Erik got to his trial. During Erik’s trial the Columbine shooting happened. In the same town, with another white teen whose name was also Eric. This gave him an unfair trial because of the media surrounding the shootings. Some might argue today, that if Erik had a fair trial he, might not be found guilty or have a lesser sentence.
He had so much life to live until it was taken away from the cruel punishment of death penalty some people say he deserved it. That is an example of racial bias a 14 year old african american teen killed by death penalty due to a murder he committed of two young caucasianfemales but George was only 14. Supreme court says if your 15 and under you shouldn’t receive a death penalty because you are not seen as an adult unless your 18 or older 15 and under your still seen as a juvenile. Then why did George stinney get executed ? Is it far that kids have been getting killed by death penalty due to their actions.
February 26th, 2012, 17 year old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, a community watch volunteer while walking home from a convenience store. In a 911 call, Zimmerman stated Martin was just walking around and up to no good. The dispatcher advised Zimmerman not to follow Trayvon and wait for a police officer to arrive. George Zimmerman proceeded to shoot Trayvon Martin, killing him. Based on physical evidence and the testimony provided by Zimmerman it was viewed that he acted in “self-defense”.
If you feel that your life is in danger you have the right to kill the person even if you could have gotten away. It does not matter if the person has a weapon or not. It is simply a perceived threat. George Zimmerman was found not guilty and used “Stand your Ground Law” to get off. The killing of Trayvon Martin caused many people to take another look at the law.
Good morning ladies and Gentlemen of the jury, I would like to first thank you all for deliberating in the trial for the past two months. These charges should not have been brought against George Milton. Would you consider someone guilty if they killed someone for the right reason, or to not see their best friend in so much pain and in so much danger? Ladies and Gentlemen, I hope that you all find my client, George Milton, not guilty of all charges brought against him and give him the opportunity to explain what had happened that night. Death is a saddening thing that happens every day to millions of people.
In a suburb outside St. Louis known as Ferguson on August 9, 2014, Michael Brown, a black unarmed teenager was shot and killed by a white police officer, Darren Wilson. Ferguson isn’t known as a violent town when it is compared to its neighboring towns. On November 24, 2014, the jury decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson. Thus, the uprising began. There was already distrust with the majority white police department.
For example, in the Trayvon Martin case, George Zimmerman claimed that he was utilizing the “stand your ground” law, which allows murder in the case of self-defense. There is no cap on the amount of people that a police officer can kill, and police officers know that there is not a large amount of consequences if they kill