Eyewitness identifications can ruin the lives of innocent people and cause them to live their life behind bars for a crime they didn’t commit. Eye witness testimonies can be the deciding factor for a criminal trial, but the the reliability of the eye witness testimonies is not always as accurate as we assume. Although eyewitness identifications can be very beneficial in solving a case, there have been countless instances where the eyewitness identification has been incorrect due to multiple psychological factors. Memory is the most important aspect to eyewitness identifications because it is the sole tool for remembering details of a specific event, but memory is very complex and has many different aspects that can cause for unreliable
There is a lot of “what if” or “maybe this happened” on the story that makes a difficult end result of figuring out who actually did the murder. Adnan Syed was wrongfully convicted due to unsettled answers, and evidence in the hearings of Jay Wilds and contradicting cellphone
S could be a possible suspect in the murder of Hae, Adnan loved Hae and he wouldn’t that upset to just go kill her, and Jay kept changing his alibi about what happened. Even Jay is saying that he found Hae’s body in the back of Adnan’s car, Adnan is ultimately innocent because Jay could have took part in the crime somehow and he could be possibly covering something up. What I learned most from this project is that people can’t trust everyone. They can stab them in the back or make up lies but all the lying and false accusations can make people be involved in crimes or tough situations. From what had happened to Adnan, readers can tell that Adnan couldn’t trust Jay because he was telling wrong information the
The detectives knew that the eye-witness account wasn't going to be enough to convict Butler. Therefore, they drew up a false confession that was allegedly (in a way implied... after all it's a “confession”) verbatim that Butler spewed/confessed to the detectives. Maybe it is not fair to use the word “they” as if everyone in the investigation was involved in the framing of Butler. I want to make it clear that I do not think everyone was out to frame Butler. However, because the detectives spent more time harassing the boy into “confessing” instead of investigating the crime.
He loved his family and friends and was aspiring to be the best. He was tragically gunned down, shot more than seven times by a close friend jealous because Rob had control of that bag. Rest in Heaven, cousin. Terry G had the best heart in the world. He loved his friends and family hard and was one of those guys that would do anything for us.
Racial profiling is a serious problem as we have witnessed in the last few years in cases such as Oscars, Trayvon Martin and Sandra Bland. An even more serious issue is the ability of our law enforcement to get away with such heinous crimes. Oscar was guilty of committing a crime by fighting, yes, but the officer did not know who the suspect was and assumed Oscar was involved. Once he made the assumption of Oscar’s involvement, he then proceeded to speak toward Oscar with uneasiness and prejudice. From what the film shows, there were no witnesses so the officers had no basis of arresting Oscar and his friends.
The purpose of the rebellion was to rebel against the people who enslaved them with the use of violence. The murders were rebellious, however some of the more unnecessary acts of violence were more than rebellious, they were vengeful. Most of the murders happened quickly, without noise so that they were systematic and calculated. However the murder of Mrs. Williams was less than systematic: the members of the rebellion could have killed her while she fled, rather than dragging her back and forcing her to see her husband’s dead body. This example of violence emphasizes the atrocious aspects of an event that can still not be considered an atrocity given the justification of the
I have… certain skills that helped me find the man, but with no evidence it was useless to go to the law.’’ Before he continued I managed to ask: ‘’How does that explain 56 murders?’’ Marston looked up at me for a second before answering: ‘’Have you ever heard the phrase; ‘an eye for an eye’?’’ I nodded the affirmative before he continued: ‘’An eye for an eye, a world for a world. He took my wife from me and let me suffer, I was going to take his back. Every family, friend, or colleague. Every part of his world, as he would suffer like I did while realizing that this horror was his doing.’’ A long pause followed his monologue as the only sound was his heavy breathing, I responded with nothing but silence for a while before gathering my thoughts and continuing: ‘’Tell me something, your track record shows that you could have easily avoided the police and walked free after you were done. You didn’t even try to, being a free man was an option but you deliberately turned yourself in after all this,
Use of excessive force leads to the death of the citizen. Later, the trial goes to court as a partial case and authorities plead not guilty. In defense of authorities’ improper police procedures, the authorities commonly claim that their life was in danger or saw the unarmed victim reach for a weapon. Without sufficient evidence, authorities are capable of breaking free from murder charges. Body cameras are the solution to insufficient evidence of police brutality cases.
Many homicides are related to conflict or disputes between family members, friends and lovers. Thus, law enforcement officials are able to connect and link the victims to someone that they know. But in the case of serial killers, due to their aggressive and impulsive behavior, they usually do not have a set motive for their killings, so their victims can range from loved ones to complete strangers. Their constant drive for fulfillment and fantasy makes them even more susceptible to horrendous crimes against many different individuals. This makes it difficult for police to track serial killers and link them to the crimes.
However, the public will deem the search excessive use of force on the accused performed by the RCMP officer. This search would increase public outrage regarding excessive use of police powers as they believe the search could have performed in a less intrusive mean. Furthermore, the “throat hold” should not be performed on anyone especially females as it can result in health complications (Atherley & Hickman, 2014). However, it is necessary to note that the “throat hold” is a common practice used by the RCMP drug squad to prevent drug traffickers from destroying evidence. This practice is not illegal as it is used to prevent the swallowing of drugs that may be in the accused mouth that will aid in substantiating the charge.
I don’t believe a person should be convicted of a crime based only on circumstantial evidence because I don’t think it’s fair for the victim. The victim might not have all the evidence of what happened to them but they know that it really happened or maybe there isn’t any witnesses but the victim. For example, in Los Angeles on January 18, 1991 a man named Donald Sarpy who was putting his
Moreover, this type of issue has been sighted throughout history, although some negative police force cases falsely informed of the higher power. Such as cases from ancient times where laws did not apply to them. As this progressed, worsening through the 1800’s to the late 1900’s, the wrongly using the police force has affected many including the community’s trust in the Justice system. One such case titled as, Escobedo v. Illinois, where a law enforcement arrested a suspect for obtaining a confession to a previous murder, in which they undoubtedly ignored telling the suspect about is right to remain silent or the right to have a consultation with his attorney. Providing using methods as “....they confronted him with an alleged accomplice who accused him of having perpetrated a murder…” As previously written in The case recorded document.
There were several of Holtzclaw’s victims who obstinately spoke out about their abuse done by Holtzclaw himself. There was more than enough evidence to successfully put Holtzclaw aways for his crimes yet there were several dogmatic people who still had the audacity to say that he was innocent. Daniel Holtzclaw used his badge and the power he had coming from being a cop and used it to hurt innocent people when his job is meant for protection. Holtzclaw chose his victims from Oklahoma City’s poorest neighborhoods making sure that they had criminal records so in a case
This isn 't great on the grounds that with cops speculation like that it gives them to some degree a need to overstep the law. They essentially feel that with the end goal them should implement the law they need to break some. Cops hone this unwritten manage all over the place, particularly Los Angeles ' CRASH unit. Debasement was so basic in the CRASH unit that they had standard systems to cover it up if something turned out badly. In general, the LAPD didn 't have the solid bolster it required from the group.