When He Walked Away At Berkley Analysis

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May 25, 1997, Sherrice Iverson, a 7-year-old girl lost the chance to grow up and live a full life. Jeremey Strohmeyer, a teenage boy walked into the women’s bathroom and intentionally molested and strangled the innocent child. David Cash was a key factor to whether that girl had a chance to a future or not. Choosing to ignore what he witnessed, he walked out of the bathroom leaving the teenage boy and 7 year old girl alone. Because of Cash’s decision, it created a controversial debate of whether he should continue to go to Berkeley.
Even though his actions were not acceptable morally, Cash should not be expelled from Berkley. The biggest problem is not that he walked away but because he has shown no remorse. The multitude of people are furious
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In Source B, Dawn McKeen writes, “Cash broke no law, except the moral law that commands us to help others.” Monitoring moral laws can be very tricky because everyone’s perspectives on moral is different, nevertheless he broke moral laws and not a state law, so there is no legal reason he should be kicked out. Though an impressive portion of people feel Cash broke the law that night when he walked away from the crime scene, “technically, Cash [had] not committed a crime. That’s because Nevada -- Like California—[did] not [have] a Good Samaritan Law, meaning citizens are not required to stop a crime in progress or report it to the police” (Source C Morgan). The teenage boy had a choice when he witnessed the struggling Sherrice Iverson and Stromeyer. He could report what was happening to the police, or simply walk away. As there was no law requirering him to report the crime, Cash walked away. Legally Cash has a right to Berkeley as much as any other person…show more content…
Lack of remorse and sympathy created a lot of enemies toward Cash, but a student cannot be expelled because of bad morals. Though many would like to believe laws have been broken, Cash broke no laws or University rules. Titled an accomplice to murder, David Cash never actually touched the child, neither assisted with or witnessed the murder. There are plenty of moral reasons to get Cash kicked out of Berkeley but legally, Cash has a right to attend Berkeley and receive an
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