Many succumb to pleading guilty and never have the opportunity to speak with a lawyer or public defender. The war on drugs propagated by the prison-industrial complex is a failed draconian system that should be replaced with an emphasis on rehabilitation and removing the focus on low-level offenders that do not significant reduce the drugs on the market. The film The House I Live In by Eugene Jarecki, highlights similar problems that people, especially low-income minorities face when dealing with the justice system. Lack
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
Throughout, the story Charlie tries to help the kid 's situations as they come up. However, at the end of the story, Charlie commits suicide in his car and no one understands why because he didn’t leave a note. Charlie Hartz is the character the story has the most focus on throughout the whole story. However, he is the most mysterious character since there isn’t much depth of his life told to the readers. The narrator describes him as “very determined”, “vaguely soft”, and “condescending and insensitive”.
I still haven’t heard any answers that convince me that it couldn’t have been done differently” (RCP,2006, Crimes in New Orleans Section). Terrance made a really good point supporting the needs of others and emphasized the idea of how the government made a lot of mistakes of not risking their chances to help out others who are in need. In the documentary, the government represented himself as a powerless and useless soul who had no authority to set a safe and protection policy for the citizens of new
Sociopaths, often described as having antisocial personality disorder, are not born with their traits but their experiences they go through make them the way they are. Perry Smith has many examples of how his upbringing has made him the way he is. Perry’s life was filled with violence and neglect. Perry had a seemingly happy life until his dad started to beat his mother and she turned to drunkenness and promiscuity. Finally perry’s parents split, which can also to lead to problems in children's lives, he travels with his mother and siblings to san Francisco where he constantly gets in trouble to which he blames it on having, “no rule or discipline, or anyone to show me right from wrong" (54).
Life in prison differs from the one you live outside of it since you are limited to certain things in life. Jack never experienced the love he got from his girlfriend Michelle or his parents in prison, nor was he ever exposed to the kind of friendship he had with Chris before or in prison. He came from a broken home with a mother that had cancer and a callous father. He was bullied, but saved by the devil in disguise. Phillip was the one to fend off the bullies, but he was sadistic and had a horrible influence on Jack.
Although my father’s addiction might not have made the best childhood, he did show me the kind of person I did not want to be. Growing up with an alcoholic dad showed me the damage that addiction has not only on the individual, but also on the people around. I have seen my mother cry because my dad would rather get drunk than spend time with us. I have seen my father unable to walk or talk. When my dad is drunk, he is a completely different person, short-temper and
However, the teacher was still not satisfied, saying all is vanity, "a chasing after the wind, there is nothing to be gained under the sun" (Ecclesiastes 4.9). Self-interest can lead to self-destruction especially when it is hurting others. Living in a capitalistic society this is something often seen and sadly many are immune to the pain they cause others, for example in September of 2011 the GOP presidential debate, CNN moderator Wolf Blitzer presented a hypothetical question about whether an uninsured 30-year-old working man in a coma should be treated. Congressman Ron Paul responded with “what he should do is whatever he wants to do and assume responsibility for himself, that 's what freedom is about. The follow up question was “are you saying that society should just let him die?” To which the crowd shouted
Both men had been self employed. Both men had filed for bankruptcy, and failed at achieving their idea of “The American Dream”. But their differences end there. While one man, seeking refuge from the horrors of existence, had taken his first sip of alcohol in a long while so he could ease his aching mind of the stress of reality, the other, had the same drink, but for different reasons. One
_____________________________________________________________________________________ Your good friend has just confessed to you something you have been suspecting for a while: he (or she) is addicted to hard drugs (say, heroin or meth) and (or) prescriptions drugs. Your friend is worried about the addiction, does not know what to do, but... the friend makes it clear to you that he (or she) only confessed to you because he (she) needed someone to talk to, he (or she) asks you to not tell anyone about the addiction or the details of your conversation, asks that you give your word to not tell anyone, which you (on an impulse) do. _____________________________________________________________________________________