Another sadistic pedophile-murderer was Gordon Northcott who fled Vancouver and relocated to Riverside, California to avoid the law. He allegedly was running a child prostitution network for the elite pedophiles in Los Angeles and there “wasn’t enough evidence to prove” this but it would have been very lucrative for him and would have provided him with the funding to build the chicken ranch and pay the bills too. He claimed he had been sexually abused as a young boy which is believable because sometimes severely traumatized people go into repetition compulsion of the original trauma meaning he would’ve committed the same traumas done to him to other young boys. A very red flag is how the police tried to cover the missing boy up (Walter Collins) by claiming he was returned to his mother and forcing a runaway on her. When she insisted, the runaway wasn’t her son the Captain forced her into a lockdown psychiatric unit.
The abusive and alcoholic mother led him to commit many crimes when he grew up. He was placed in jail for over half his life. When he got to San Francisco and created his cult, it was not based on worship to god but of being the most elite people. Charles told them that they would be safe in the Mojave Desert and he used a lot of manipulation and control over the people. He abused, raped and verbally hurt people for them to stay in the cult and get they “help” they “needed”.
Tom was accused of raping a white woman who was Mayella Ewell, Mayella said he raped her while he was helping her with chores. She later on tells the readers that it was false allegations. The reason why she didn 't tell the truth at her first trial was because, Mayella was afraid of being embarrassed because she kissed a black male. She rather have an innocent man get charged with a crime than that. “However, Robinson was transferred from the state prison to Maycomb 's county jail on Saturday, two days before he stood trial on Monday, and Atticus had to defend him against a lynch mob”.
Print. In the novel “Dear Martin”, a story about teenage African American named Justyce McAllister and has is perseverance through racial profiling on many levels, especially by the ones who are supposed to protect. Justyce and his other black friend Manny was driving and had the music too loud and a white cop who wasn’t on duty at the time, cursed and used racial slurs against the two boys and ended up shooting both of them. Manny was killed and Justyce was in the hospital for a few days. Also Justyce went to a primarily white school where the students didn’t understand the side of what it like to be discriminated against, in theory they are in the majority.
Miranda v. Arizona is a very popular criminal case, it occurred in 1966. Miranda v. Arizona is a case where a man, Ernesto Miranda, was charged for rape, kidnapping and robbery. When he was sent to interrogation the police officers did not advise him about his rights as criminal. Thanks to Ernesto Miranda, officers must say the rights we have when being arrested, these rights are called The Miranda Rights. However, Ernesto Miranda was an eighth grade dropout, at the age of 22 he kidnapped and raped a mildly retarded 18 year old
The beginning of Escobar’s reign over the law started in 1976. Pablo and his cousin Gustavo had been arrested for illegal possession of 39 pounds of cocaine. The charges that had been charged against them were very serious. Pablo had influenced the judge to free them by a bribe. It was soon after the case had been attempted to be reopen by a different judge who wanted Pablo arrested for his actions, and knew the prior process of Escobar’s trial was unjust.
But, they had to start somewhere… • However, despite both Atticus and Rosser’s efforts, Tom Robinson and Leo Frank were both found guilty. • In jail, Leo Frank had his throat slashed by a fellow prisoner, but was able to survive. However, on August 15, 1915, “the best citizens” of Mary Phagan’s hometown stormed the jail, kidnapped him, and lynched him the next morning. The civilians stood and posed proudly after performing such a heinous crime. • The lynch mob that killed Leo Frank is quite similar to the lynch mob that came after Tom Robinson.
That is why there are cases where the police officer would take advantage of this fact and through the power of intimidation, violence, and fear have manage to obtain false confessions from underage suspects. One of these instances was the case of Florida vs Brenton Leonard Buttler. The were many aspects that lead to the wrongful persecution of the fifteen-year-old Brenton for the murder of Mrs. Mary Ann Stephens during an armed robbery on May 2000 (citation needed). The most severe of all was the tremendous lack of professional and diligent investigation work by the police detectives. Which in turn led to the extortion of a false confession that made it even harder for justice to be served.
It all started in March 1991 when Rodney King was spotted speeding while drunk and led police on a high-speed pursuit. When King came to a halt, a witness caught on tape, four police officers beating King and submitted it to the authorities. The four police officers were found innocent and this verdict led to a riot by outraged African-Americans on 29 April 1992. Although the riots appear to be sudden and unplanned to many, the Los Angeles riots can be said to be a planned mishap waiting to happen as a result of several social conditions like poverty, racism and police brutality that caused dissatisfaction amongst the people, and the incident involving Rodney King was the breaking point. As Smyth (2006) suggests, “the Los Angeles Riots were not borne overnight.” As a result of the riots, Los Angeles suffered damages of around $1 billion and 53 people were killed, thousands were injured and 5,000 were arrested.
“The candidate in question was Joe Edwards, a 29-year-old lawyer who had gained some notoriety the year before when he defended a group of hippies who'd been arrested for "vagrancy" in town. Edwards argued that the arrests were part of a pattern of institutional bias in Aspen wherein those who looked different were hassled by the local police force and its magistrate, Guido Meyer. He challenged Meyer's "unconstitutional" sentencing of beatniks and eventually had him remove from office” (Sophie Gilbert). My idea was to help Edwards run for mayor in the city. As the campaign went on it looked as if Edwards would win.
In November 1989, the police arrested both James and Perry. The two were charged with various criminal offences, including possession of stolen property. Perry decided to plead guilty to some of his charges, in exchange for shorter prison. But afterwards, the Crown would not proceed on the similar charges against James. However, the charges against James were dropped because Perry went missing and
Charles Ramirez was arrested under the three strike law for stealing a car radio and was sentenced to life. He suffered as a child which put him in the situation of being homeless, a drug addict and become surrounded by non- violent criminal activities. During his sentencing the trial
The Rodney King incident took place 23 years ago, however the issue of police brutality against African American men persists today. Even when verite video that captures the incident from start to finish and audio is heard from both parties, police are continuously let off. Lets take for example the contemporary 2014 incident, in which a police officer placed African American male Eric Garner in, what looked like a chokehold, which ultimately killed him in the streets of New York City – all caught on video by a passerby’s cellphone. After considering everything seen and heard in the video, including Garner claiming 11 times “I can’t breathe”, a jury decided to not indict the officer. The autopsy examiner ruled Garner’s death a homicide, explaining the death was caused by compression of the neck and chest (Calabresi, 2014).
In contrast, Eramo immediately took action in Jackie’s case and arranged meetings with the victim and the Charlottesville Police Department to make the rapist accountable for their actions. In result, Jackie did not want to cooperate with law enforcement in describing the rape or give any names of the men involved – which concluded to no official police report. ISSUE Eramo had to prove that the defendant’s, the Rolling Stone and Erdely’s information in the article was actual malice. COURT’S DECISION AND REASONING Two years after the article was published and two weeks in trial, a federal jury of ten decided that Erdely did commit actual malice and unfairly portrayed Eramo’s reputation. Originally, Eramo requested for $7.5 million in damages, however the jury’s decision ordered Erdely to pay $2 million in damages to Eramo.
Almost a decade ago, Antoine Jones was tried, convicted, and given a life sentence for operating a drug trade. Of course, his possession of illegal drugs and involvement in the selling of illegal drugs is enough for his conviction, but Jones argues that the police secured evidence unconstitutionally. When the police first started observing Jones on suspicions of his participation in the drug trade, they fastened a hidden GPS device on his car, in order to track Jones to a so-called “stash house,” although they did not procure a warrant to use the device. The police were able to successfully apprehend Jones based on evidence procured from the GPS. Citing the Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution, Jones took his case to the Supreme Court.