Even though Mary Surratt was hanged she still deserved a better sentence as she did not get a fair trial against her. Mary Surratt was never included in the assassination, because evidence from Kingseed’s article, “Booth also left behind evidence exculpating Mary in the assassination.” Also a testimony from Lewis Paine, otherwise known as Lewis Powell from Jame Swanson’s book Chasing Lincoln’s
Both the terrorist organization and the Party committed crimes. The terrorist organization murdered people and destructed evidence just like the Party did. Winston mentions that if a person committed a thoughtcrime they were already dead because the Thought Police would figure it out and vaporize them. In his diary Winston writes, “Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death.” What he means is it’s not a matter of IF the Thought Police find out, but WHEN they find out. In the article Beate Zschaepe explains that she wasn’t involved in preparing or carrying out the crimes, but she felt guilty because she couldn’t do anything to stop them.
I think after learning this the officers should have charged Peaches with unlawful entry because she knew she didn’t have any rights to the home and had no right to invite others there. Officers should have charged her with 21 counts of unlawful entry because her actions caused the party goers to be there and trash the house. I feel that would have been enough probable cause to arrest her but not anyone else. The party goers should not have been arrested because how are the party goers supposed to know she wasn’t supposed to invite
A controversial and very popular media case that took place decades ago is the Time, Inc. v. Hill. This particular case took place in 1967 in New York. James Hill and his wife and five children were victims of hostage in their Whitemarsh Township, Pennsylvania home by three escaped convicts in 1952. The family members were held hostage for 19 hours and the criminals were captured shortly after leaving the Hill’s home. The family received plenty of media attention and relocated to Connecticut in efforts to get away from this attention.
I got to see a side of the criminal justice system that I have never seen before. After writing multiple papers on the War on Drugs, I am completely aware of the injustices it entails. Federal lawmakers impact lower-level, nonviolent drug defendants with their enactment of mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines, even though they are attempting to target high-level distributors. Incarceration of these people destroys their lives because a criminal conviction makes it harder to live a productive life as you are not eligible for certain jobs, loans, etc. All things considered, my experience at the King County Drug Diversion Court opened my eyes to some of the changes occurring in our justice system in regards to the War on Drugs.
Closing Statements Intro Your Honor today the prosecution did in fact prove that the defendant Robin Banks is guilty of arson and murder. The defense witnesses that spoke today wasted our time starting with Collins Mr. Collins who attempts to give some background on Robin Banks character when they have on been friends for a few days or so they say in their statements. But on the night of the fire Banks told Chief Gray that she was not even an acquaintance of Collins. Collins and Banks whereabouts are unknown on the night of the fire and when they were picked up by the honorable Chief Gray, Collins refused to be arrested Chief Gray even reported that both Collins and Banks had the foul stench of accelerant when they were all together in the
Beginning, the news frame opens with Reality Winner’s chilling hand written note saying, “I want to burn the White House down.” Before she was arrested at her home, Winner wrote the sentence in a notebook according to Federal Prosecutors. Ultimately, Winner allegedly leaked classified information voluntarily to an online site. Also, Winner is alleged of stealing a number of other top secret documents and a flash drive containing other high profile national secrets. As one of many reasons, that is why the judge has denied Winner bail. While in jail, Winner called her mom and said, “Mom, those documents.
Knox was pressured by police and detectives to accuse another person for the murder of Meredith Kercher. She was also pressured by police into lying and saying that she was in the cottage at the time of the death of Meredith Kercher. Amanda even faced some consequences for not lying to the police and give a false confession. For not giving into the pressure by police Amanda Knox wasted four years of her life in prison. Later on Amanda was tricked into signing a document given by her interrogators stating that she did commit the crime.
The Serial Killer Adnan Syed’s case was skewed against his innocence in the Hae Min Lee murder Case. The police and detectives came up with unreasonable reasons for Syed’s will to kill Lee, and they constantly backed up their theories with invalid testimonies of others. However, many of the theories against Adnan could be supported through phone records and alibis. There is one issue with the conviction of Syed. Syed repeats his innocence by saying, “I had no reason to kill her” (Koenig Episode 1).