“Ford just wants to find the right suspect so they are convicting even the innocent” says Derek’s attorney. Finally the last suspect is Omar Ballard. He was recently released of prison after doing two years for beating a woman that ironically lived in the same apartment building as the victim. He also was in jail for the rape of a four-teen year old girl that lived one-hundred feet from her as well. Omar Ballard is also friends with Tamika, the Neighbor of Michelle Moore-bosko who wrongly accused first suspect Daniel Williams.
He was found guilty of the murder and was convicted of killing Peggy. However on January 22, 2008 Timothy Masters was exonerated of the charges which were filed against him. The dismissal of the charges against him was after he had served several years behind bars. In this case, it is clear that these law professionals relied on inconclusive information. Timothy Masters’ arrest was only because he had failed to report that he had found a dead body while he was heading to school.
Those 7 received only minor convictions. There were many more involved in the lynching including the Neshoba County Sherriff. In 1989, Jerry Mitchell saw the film Mississippi Burning, which peaked his curiosity with old civil rights cases that had turned cold. Mitchell began working with a high school teacher, Barry Bradford, to help develop the case a bit more in order to convince officials to reopen the case. Bradford was able to obtain an interview that he taped with Edgar Ray Killen and helped Mitchell identify Mr. X. Mr. X was the mystery informant that helped the FBI discover the bodies in 1964.
The evidence was clear that Woodall was the perpetrator. But there were others who surprisingly weren't charged. The case went to trial and Fred Zain was the chemist who in performed the lab tests on the clothing. Glen Woodall was convicted, but he did appeal over and over again. Finally, he got his the appeal awarded to him and was later released.
Kimberly Prine 4/21/15 CJ 112 Assignment #4 Psychological Theories Aileen Carol Wuornos was a serial killer who had killed seven men, widely believed to be the United States’ first female serial killer. She was convicted for six of the murders and sentenced to death, ultimately meeting her end through execution by lethal injection. The product of a highly dysfunctional marriage, Aileen had been subjected to horrific tortures as a young girl. Her father was a psychopathic pedophile who was in jail at the time of her birth while her mother was an immature teenager who abandoned Aileen and her brother. Brought up by her grandparents, she found herself the victim of rampant childhood sexual abuse at the hands of her grandfather.
The conductor called the police and had Plessy arrested immediately; he spent the night in the local jail and was released the next morning on bond. The Citizens Committee had already retained a New York attorney, Albion W. Tourgee, who had worked on civil rights cases for African Americans before. Plessy’s case went to trial a month after his arrest and Tourgee argued that Plessy’s civil rights under the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution had been violated. While Judge John Ferguson had once ruled against separate cars for interstate railroad travel (different states had various outlooks on segregation), he ruled against Plessy in this case because he believed that the state had a right to set segregation policies within its own boundaries. Tourgee took the case to the Louisiana Supreme Court, which upheld Fergusons decision.
The trial lasted for sixteen months and the jury was resulted in a motion of not guilty. Many think that one man changed the outcome of the trial. Mark Fuhrman, a key witness, was dismissed after lying in front of the jury and presenting false evidence. Mark Fuhrman was a racist who hated mixed race couples. Fuhrman pleads the Fifth Amendment twice to calling African Americans a nigger and to planting evidence at Simpson’s home.
In the following weeks, eight of the boys were convicted and sentenced to death in the electric chair. The only one, who was not convicted, was twelve year old Leroy Wright. His trial ended with a mistrial. There was a great deal of public outcry for and against the boys. The NAACP was slow to help the boys and the International Labor Defense (ILD) took over their cases.
And in Florida jury had gave a 14 year-old boy who killed a girl while playing wresting moves on her, and now will be life in prison without parole. (Jessica, Reaves that some consider 16-and 17- year-old for the death penalty). My second source was on a website huff post crime at (WWW.huffingtonpost.com) were their is a case that is written (By Paul Elias 08/18/12) were a young girl at age 17 from San Francisco she was sentenced to die in prison without parole. For killing and robbing and in that same city there was a murdered in 1993 by two teen did a robbery of gun shop. The San Francisco of California Assembly’s passage a bill introduced by state Sen. Leland yee, D-San Francisco.
Racism inside and outside races and in schools In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee racism in schools was shown when Scout went to school. When all of the students found out that her dad was helping Tom Robinson, they said her father was a “nigger lover.”(Lee 87) In current event, Yorkshire primary schools recorded 3,018 racist incidents while secondary schools recorded just over 2,000. At a high school in Ontario a Korean kid got charges pressed on him, and suspended after being bullied and punched in the nose. After the other students found out about Atticus helping Tom Robinson win his case, all Scout and Jem heard in school was that their dad was a “nigger lover.” The Korean kid in Ontario got charges pressed on him and suspended after being punched and bullied. Racism and prejudice inside and outside, same races, and schools still happen today.