David Cash was not charged with anything, the police even confirmed that he did not do anything wrong, however, college classmates, community members, mothers, radio hosts, and many others were furious and demanded that something needed to be done. They tried to get him kicked out of college, arrested, and even create a law requiring Samaritans to intervene and report crime. However, all efforts failed, Cash now lives his life with the haunting images of a friend raping, beating, and killing a young girl. But why? Why would Cash just sit back and stay quiet while this crime was going on?
“ Now you can admit you are guilty,” the chief said[...] “We won’t punish you severely provided you write a self-criticism[...] Mr. Chiu cried. “ I won’t write a word because I am innocent.”(Ha 472) Mr. Chiu still believes that his plead of innocence will help him win his freedom. He does not realize that he is not in a place of influence or power to sway their decision. His complaints have no impact on those in charge of him. “If he were able to, he would have razed the entire police station and eliminated all their families.”(Ha 476-477) Mr. Chiu has become a truly changed man.
When Sal heard that her mother was going to have another child she didn’t like it. She wanted it to just be her mother, her father, and her. Sal thought they were perfect and that they didn’t need any more kids. Her mom and dad are really excited for the baby, but Sal didn’t want any siblings. Sal says, “As the baby grew inside her.
The evidence for this case was very unexplainable, but of course, the state went after Hae’s ex-boyfriend Adnan who really had nothing to do with the murder. Things that prove Adnan’s innocence are the breakup between him and Hae, how Adnan thought about and his feelings towards Hae, how the times and stories told with others didn’t suit well, and his alibi. Additionally, his DNA didn’t match with items found near Hae and her autopsy and medical evidence didn’ match the stories told by Jay, inaccurate stories that the state relied on. As has been noted, the past relationship and breakup had a big part in Adnan’s conviction, however according to many people, this doesn’t add up. The motive for this murder, claimed by the state, was that Adnan was upset about the breakup between
In Philip Caputo’s book, “A rumor of war”, I do not believe that his trial was really fair. They basically just said this your choice for the easy way out or you can go the hard way. If Crowe, the marine who had his trial before Caputo, did not be found not guilty, I believe that Caputo’s outcome would have been different. However, it did work out in his favor as he were dropped from all charges except the last charge. How they got to this point, Caputo, in anger, went into search for two prisoners and at the time did not care if they killed them.
The Marines in the movie never accept responsibility for what they did until they are finally convicted, even then Downey still doesn't understand why they were convicted. This is similar to Calley when he was on the stand for the My Lai massacre. He based his entire defense argument on the fact that he was merely following an order and his actions were not out of line. His actions could also have been caused because he became overwhelmed with the war, and took out his tension on the people of Son Lai, similar to how the guards treated of prisoners at Abu Ghraib. This may be why there was was never any sign of remorse from anyone; the guards, Calley, Dawson and Downey.
Throughout the whole trial there are multiple times when anyone who reads the novel knows that he is not getting a fair shake. The first time is when Atticus delivers his closing remarks and he says something that is very powerful and also very true about the case and Tom receiving an unfair trial, “To begin with, this case should never have come to trial. This case is as simple as black and white” (Lee 203). What Atticus explains is that no matter how plain it is to everyone that Tom is innocent and could not have commited the crime, it does not matter because one thing is certain, Tom is black. And the jury being white means he has no chance at winning, it’s truly sad, but during the time of the trial that 's just how society works.
Either way, I believe the lawyer should have helped him out. Juror Seven asks the men, “Why didn’t his lawyer bring up all these points?” (Rose 327) Even the men in the jury room realized that the boy’s case was not properly presented. Due to this, the lawyer could have taken more time to help the boy’s chance of receiving an innocent verdict. “He hardly seemed interested” (Rose 318). Juror Eight points out that the boy’s defense lawyer hardly tried.
Vinny always fool the Judge, as his 1st trial he has no knowledge regarding the court procedures and dress code. Vinny does not cross-examine any of the witnesses, after Vinny poor performance Stan fired him and hire a public defender, Vinny ask for one more chance to prove himself. The trial begins now and Vinny represents his cousin and Gibbons represents Stan, Vinny shows that he can make up for
He does not believe in God or go to church and is not really affected by his mother 's death which displays his separation from the people within the Christian society. After Meursault murders the Arab, a curious magistrate examines him about his reasoning. The magistrate tries to convert Meursault to Christianity by showing him a silver crucifix and telling him that God will forgive him if he repents. When the magistrate asks him if he believes in God, Meursault continually says that he does not. The magistrate then tells Meursault that he has “never seen a soul as hardened as [his]” (69).