Atticus uses his credibility as a renowned lawyer in Maycomb County and his confidence in Tom Robinson 's to prove the jury of Tom 's innocence. He also uses the simplicity in differentiating between black and white to show the simplicity of figuring out who is lying in this case, and who is not. He then goes on to say "The state has not produced one iota of medical evidence to the effect that the crime Tom Robinson is charged with ever took place. It has relied instead upon the testimony of two witnesses whose evidence has not only been called into serious question on cross-examination, but has been flatly contradicted by the defendant. The defendant is not guilty, but somebody in this courtroom is."
Later in the book, the court case occurs. Atticus does his best to defend Tom Robinson, but the men on the jury decide the verdict for each other before the trial starts. At the end, “Judge Taylor was polling the jury” (282), which concludes that Robinson is “‘Guilty… guilty… guilty… guilty’” (282). Not one person, it seems, admits that Robinson is most likely innocent. His race decides for them, because they understand no other way to think than in a racist manner.
If Atticus had lashed out at Mr. Ewell, the community between that town and those two groups of people would have been even more disturbed than before. When Atticus lost the trial, “Atticus was standing under the streetlight looking as though nothing had happened” (284). Atticus didn’t act out in front of the trial audience and didn’t start saying rash things about the trial and how it was wrong. Even though he knew the outcome was wrong, he didn’t attempt to make the situation worse. If something doesn’t go a certain way that is ideal in society, their initial thought is usually to argue about it.
That’s how Stephen Paddock was found with 23 firearms inside of his hotel room, where the shooting came from. The three of these men, all could’ve been suspected to be planning something, but they still got their firearms, because of how poor their background checks were. We can see that the background checks are poorly done, because of all the horrible things Devin did prior to the shooting. Lastly, it is clear that all of their intentions were not to protect themselves, but to hurt others, showing that they were not going to use these guns for self-defense. To begin, unlike a car, you do not need to
Although Towler testified that his only meeting with Stone was at the Happy Kup during breakfast, there was sufficient evidence for corpus delicti on the murder crime. There was overwhelming evidence to show that Stone had earlier beaten Stone and declared him a dead snitch. Additionally, when he was last seen, the deceased was in the company of Towler, the same man who had earlier beaten him and who had a motive to kill him. Although there was evidence that Stone could have died from other causes that were nor crime related, the introduction of evidence by the prosecution on criminal agency were sufficient to convict Towler. On the action of the district attorney seizing documents from Towler without a warrant or the consent of the defense counsel, the same cannot warrant the dismissal of a case or the watering down of evidence presented (Gardner & Anderson, 2009).
When criminals go to trial for crimes they’ve allegedly committed, there are circumstances where they can avoid serious sentences by being found unfit to stand for trial, and being incapable of remembering the crime they’re on trial for is one of them. However, on the other hand, at the time of his sentencing, Vernon Madison was well aware of what he was accused of. Throughout the trial, he showed no sign of being mentally incompetent or unaware of what he had
Right in front of them” (315), proves that it was illegal for the guards to kill Mr. Robinson for his escape attempt. There are many governmental institutions that could have been utilized to spare Tom: an increased punishment as decided by his appeals judge, higher security prisons, and fining. Therefore, shooting Tom, especially an arbitrary amount, was unnecessary and illegal. Finally, the death of a citizen would not only be illegal in the eyes of the state, but the loss of a child would also be heinous in the eyes of God. The sixth commandment of the Decalogue as stated by Exodus 20:13 of the NIV commands, “You shall not
Interactionist Andrei Chikatilo worked alone through out all his killings. He did not share his plans with anyone neither, before or after he committed them. There was no clear person who inspired his actions beside his own discoveries he made about how to satisfy himself. As the interactionalist theory believes failure of self direction and insufficient social roles are the main causes of criminal behaviour, which are highly accurate regarding Andrei Chikatilo, still, he wants power over others more then acceptance in society, as he already has it (class notes). He is prepared to do this alone, as he wants the complete satisfaction for his own extremely personal and private gains, not for the acknowledgment of others.
Abigail told him in the beginning of the story that all of the witchcraft was a sham, and he refused to tell anyone else. If he had just been open about the lies from the beginning, rather than waiting for more craziness to break out, then perhaps the judges would have been more lenient and not as quick to hang people, no matter the accusations. “ I think you must go to Salem, John. You must tell them it is a fraud.” (1163) Unfortunately, John Proctor did not listen to his wife and kept the secret to himself. In fact, the only reason he brought up the fact that it was a lie was when his own wife was accused of witchcraft.
The difference is that Anthony Marston did not plan on killing the children, they ran in front of his car. Anthony already had a punishment, his license was taken away, which didn't last as long as it was supposed to but