They will forever effect and influence the future of America. During the Republican National Convention in Dallas, Texas in 1984, a group of people gathered to protest Ronald Reagan’s nomination and his policies (The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica). Gregory Lee Johnson was among the protestors complaining about Reagan. Johnson decided to burn an American flag in his attempts to show how he felt about Reagan’s ideas
1. Describe your overall impression of the movie and its relevance to a topic or topics we covered and discussed in class. After watching this movie, I think the right to counsel under the Sixth Amendment of Constitution is as basic as any right listed in the American Constitution, because the threat of imprisonment or even execution is greater than any other threats. Without this fundament right, most of criminal defendants will not have a fair trial and equal protection of the laws, which further violates the defendant’s constitutional right that is protected by the Fourteenth Amendment, just like Gideon. He was charged of breaking and entering a Florida pool hall and stealing money and some beer and coke.
In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, after the massive flood that submerged the region, members of a Black Lives Matter protest filed a lawsuit, in federal court, against the Baton Rouge police, after the death of Alton Sterling.The activist, DeRay Mckesson claimed that officers used excessive use of force during demonstrations, ending in the death of three officers. Activists argued the police violated civil and constitutional rights of the protesters, who were peaceful, without provocation or need for defense. The American Civil Liberties union of Louisiana had also filed a lawsuit against the officers, seeking an injunction to stop officers from using “militarized tactics” at protests, for example, the deployment of armored vehicles and wearing riot gear, which was quickly defended, stating the military-style response to protesters was a result from
He gained his money by participating in organized crime. The first encounter with the cops was getting pulled over for drunk driving. Capone was under the influence and hit a parked taxicab, this is when he got arrested for the first time. When Torrio found out that Capone was arrested he got his city government connections to let him off the hook. In 1923 Torrio and Capone moved their base beyond city limits, after the city of Chicago elected a reformist mayor who planned to get rid of all city corruption.
First and foremost, the Amendments addressing rights related to court weren’t always fundamental, but were only in use for federal hearings. This first changed in 1963, starting with the 6th Amendment. In 1963, Clarence Earl Gideon broke into a Florida pool hall, stealing beverages in addition to $5 in cash. Shortly after, he was arrested. As he couldn’t afford a lawyer, he asked the state to provide him one,
What are the arguments that support the Supreme Court 's ruling in favor of Phelps? The arguments that supported the supreme court are that they were attending a public event, they were protesting from a far distance that was approved by the state of maryland, the had organized the protest with the local police department and did not interrupt the service. What are some arguments in support of Snyder, the soldier 's father who claims he was harmed by the Phelps ' protest? The arguments in support of Snyder are that they targeted his son. Which was overturned by the supreme court because they were saying nation issues like "America Is Doomed" and "Fag Troops" and "Priests Rape Boys," which does not attack the son directly but in directly and they said all of those things on public property.
The American Civil Liberty Union, since the second provision of the law took effect, received hundreds of calls about the possible rights violation related to the provision, hence the reported victims reveal that they (U.S. citizens and permanent residents) were subjected to racial profiling and unlawful detention by law enforcement (Wessler, 2013). The bill is a violation of the United States’ 4th Amendment that protects people against unreasonable searches and seizure. The policy grant law enforcement the authority to detain people through subjective judgement, therefore, police officers can harass and discriminate against those whose visually appear to be Mexican or Hispanic, regardless of the person’s immigration status or
The films The Nine Lives of Marion Barry and Anita, contribute to history in allowing us to go back in the past to see how we as a society chose how to handle scandals, which creates certain expectation and set boundaries during the era in which they occurred. With this information, we can then redefine the differences between events in the past and compare them today. For example, Barry was elected into office countless times after countless drug scandals surfaced about his coke addition, yet Anita Hill’s reputation was destroyed after she accused Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment. Many would consider this to be great injustice, resulting in confusion. As a result, the media plays such an important role in helping us understand and in showing how some scandals are very specific to time, place, and culture which is why people react differently to them.
This compromise between the United States and Spain in the Adams-Onis Treaty was a significant compromise during the colonization of America because many conflicts between Spain and the U.S. were resolved, it led to further expansion of the U.S, and today, Florida has a huge effect on the United States. Florida did not just walk into the hands of the US though, other countries had already made their way to Florida to claim it as their own. This caused there to be many fights about who actually owned it. The Spanish were the first to colonize in Florida at St. Augustine and only had brief peace as sometime in the 17th century, Native Americans and English settlers attacked the people living there. The Spanish, who owned Florida, made a mistake by entering the French and Indian War very late under the
Since the founding of our judicial system there have always been individuals claiming innocence to a crime that they have been found guilty of, traditionally, after their sentencing no matter how innocent they may or may not be would have to serve, live and possibly die by the decision of their peers. The Innocence Project, founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck alongside Peter J. Neufeld faces this issue by challenging the sentencing of convicted individuals who claim their innocence and have factual ground to stand upon. The Innocence Project uses the recent advances in deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) testing to prove their client’s innocence by using methods that were not available, too primitive or not provided to their clients during their investigation,
Policing was forever changed in 1966 after the deciding factor of the case Miranda vs. Arizona. The case also addressed three other cases involving custodial interrogations, the cases were Vignera vs. New York, Westover vs. United States, and California vs. Stewart. Ernesto Miranda was arrested for rape, kidnapping, and robbery, after he was identified by the victim. Miranda was not informed of his 5th amendment rights to self incrimination, and also his 6th amendment right to have a counsel. Miranda was then interrogated by the Phoenix Police where he was arrested for two hours, and allegedly confessed to the crimes which was recorded by the police.
Clarence Earl Gideon was falsely accused of burglarizing a cigarette machine and jukebox inside a poolroom. When Gideon was sent to court to receive his sentence, he had no lawyer, therefore he had to defend himself. Despite his valiant efforts, Gideon was sent to 5 years in prison. While there, Gideon filed a petition for writ of habeas corpus hoping to challenge his conviction. His ability to file for a petition is a positive right, so even though he was not given a lawyer, despite his need and right to one, some of his positive rights—filing a petition—were still upheld.
Bowers v. Hardwick in 1986 and Lawrence v. Texas in 2003 imposed very similar factors and set down the some constitutional question for the court, however the outcome of the cases where completely different. The Bowers case originated in Atlanta Georgia, the Lawrence case had taken place in Houston Texas. In both cases local police officers responded to anonymous calls reporting burglaries of private residences, however when police officers arrived at the specified addresses they found a couple involved in homosexual sodomy. In both cases police proceeded with arresting both men and charged them with the respective sodomy laws, in both cases both men were convicted in trial, in both cases ended up before the United States Supreme Court on