Arendt actually points out that in the Nuremburg documents, no account of murder for not fulfilling orders was ever documented (p92). Eichmann thought that not carrying out the orders of his Fuhrer was “unthinkable” and not “admirable”. The fact is, he was driven by idea of being part of something great, as a high ranking officer of the Nazi party, even at the cost of what he was doing. If he did not want to facilitate in the extermination, he could have simply applied for a transfer, as was suggested by Eric von dem Bach-Zelewski, but he did not
Fonda analyzes all the key evidence that was given during the trial. He successfully showed how the women across the street might not have accurately seen the killing because of the train. He also, went through the analysis of how the old man who was a witness could not have made it to the door in time to see the boy, because of this limp and the time it took. By questioning the evidence presented the other members saw other issues in question. As an example, the juror nine spoke up about the women wearing glasses and proved that if she had just woken up when she looked out the window and saw the killing, she most likely did not have her glasses on, therefore would not be able to accurately identify the boy as the killer.
The 1957 drama 12 Angry Men start when the jurors adjourned to make their final decision about a murder case. An eighteen-year-old boy is accused of stabbing his father to death. The conflict is between one juror who isn’t convinced the boy is guilty and the other eleven jurors who initially voted guilty. This movie is full of great examples of conformity, obedience, compliance, influence and persuasion. By definition, conformity is a change in behavior or belief as a result of real or imagined pressure.
The co-worker, Jeremy Lewis, 26, of Fullerton, had just arrived for his 6 a.m. shift when, authorities said, Syed shot and killed him. "He has a good heart. He showed up every day, on time, ready to do his share of work," Craig Heising, another project superintendent, said of Lewis. "When I saw police pull the yellow tarp over him, I was just overwhelmed by the senselessness of it. It's a classic case of being at the wrong place at the wrong
This exoneration was after he had been locked behind bars for several years. In this case, we can identify how these law practitioners worked on information that was inconclusive. The fact that the little Tim Masters had failed to report that he had found a body as he was heading to school made him to be a key suspect in the murder case. In addition, the fact that many pages of artwork characterized with violence and a collection of knives found in his room also made him a key suspect. The defense counsel failed in its duty of protecting the rights of the innocent.
I did a little extra research over the movie just to get some of the other facts maybe they couldn’t put in the movie because of length. Clarence Brandley is an African-American who, in 1981, while a janitor at a high school in Conroe, Texas, was wrongly convicted of the rape and murder of Cheryl Dee Ferguson, a 16 year-old student. Brandley was held for nine years on death row. After lengthy legal proceedings that ended in the Supreme Court of the United States, Clarence Brandley was freed in 1990. Suspicion immediately fell on two of the custodians, Brandley and Henry (Icky) Peace, who had found the body.
The sheriff struck the rope with an ax and sprang the trap door, and John's body dropped. His pulse did not stop beating for thirty-five minutes. Just over a month earlier, John Brown had been tried and convicted of murdering four whites and a black man, conspiring with slaves to rebel, and with treason against Virginia. The sudden rush of the trial, it's ill-prepared counsel, Brown's suffering physical condition, being tried in a state court for a federal crime, and overall nature of the indictment fueled the fire of those who argued the fairness of the trial. To this day, Americans are divided on on the question: Was John Brown a martyr to be admired or a
At the start of the attack, Hasan reportedly jumped up on a desk and shouted "Allahu Akbar!" before allegedly firing more than 100 rounds in the soldier processing center. Thirteen people (eleven soldiers and two civilians) were killed, of whom, eleven died at the scene, two later in hospital. Thirty others were wounded before Hasan was shot at least four times by local police officers, including Sergeant Kimberly Munley, who was herself shot by Hasan. Munley, who was doing maintenance on her patrol car nearby, arrived on the scene within three minutes of receiving the report of an emergency at the center.
Theorists claim Kennedy was also shot from a grassy knoll to the front of his car, but the government only accused and charged one gunman. One home video is not convincing evidence to a separate theory though. The government still claims that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone gunman, but documents realeased are incriminating against all involved. Statements released are vague and don't give any more details than the bare minimum. Logos is used in the death statement, but not very much or
In the case of Troy Davis he was convicted and executed of a crime where there was no physical evidence linking him to the crime and according to the Chicago Tribune,7 out of nine witnesses had changed or recanted their testimony. In addition, statics show that the death penalty does not deter crime the table below shows how the numbers of inmates on death row have grown since 1968. [pic] If the death penalty was a deterrent, the numbers who be decreasing instead of increasing. The death penalty is not a deterrent because most people who commit murders either do not expect to be caught or do not carefully weigh the differences between a possible execution and life in prison before they act. Those who believe that deterrence justifies the execution of certain offenders bear the burden of proving that the death penalty is a deterrent (Steiker & Steiker,