On top of pleading not guilty, he refused the advice of the attorney presented to him to plead insanity and blame it on black rage. The attorney tried to convince Ferguson that he would be likely to win if he plead not guilty on the basis of insanity and black rage which came from the suppression of African Americans in a white society. He refused to plead insanity and repeatedly told the court that he was sane- although he refused psychiatric analysis as well. He fired his attorney, shortly after he was granted him, and refused his right to be represented in the court of law, his right as an American citizen protected under the fourteenth amendment. This is what made this court case so interesting.
When it comes to the Alton Logan case there is an automatic red flag thrown up on the attorneys decision to remain silent and a lot of critical comments are being thrown toward the attorneys because most of us find this silence by the attorneys to be unacceptable and very unmoral. When we start to read the details of this case we could easily begin saying that the two lawyers who represented Andrew Wislon should have spoke up and that saving an innocent man was more important than the attorney-client privilege law but then again it is easy to argue that the lawyers did the right thing by not breaking the attorney- client privilege law and if you’re willing to keep an open mind and try and see where these two lawyers are coming from in this moral decision they made, you might be swayed a different direction or at least understand the attorneys decision a little
I do not get why they have done this most people have said that it is because he is a black man and that in his testimony he said he felt sorry for her (Mayella.) I feel as though that what everybody is saying is true. But it shouldn’t be like that, if he isn’t guilty then he shouldn’t be convicted it is just wrong, very, very wrong. They need to sort something out now, because Tom Robinson is about to be executed for no reason, this is cruel and in humane. Can’t anybody do anything about it, we are talking about an innocent young man who is crippled about to be executed for nothing.
More than anything, for many of us, it is exhausting. Exhausting because nothing could bring back our lost child, exhausting because the verdict, which should have felt shocking, arrived with the inevitability that black Americans know too well when criminal law announces that they are worth less than other Americans. Every step Mr. Martin took toward the end of his too-short life was defined by his race. I do not have to believe that Mr. Zimmerman is a hate-filled racist to recognize that he would probably not even have noticed Mr. Martin if he had been a casually dressed white teenager. References Yankah, E. W. (2013, July 16).
Understaffed, high pressure, 12 hour shifts with no breaks” When challenged by a reporter that this was no excuse for their behaviour he apologised for what had happened. BBC news reported that Judge Neil Ford QC had said that the acts of abuse were “vile and inexcusable” and what had happened was “a gross breach of trust” with the staff at Winterbourne View making “no attempt to provide a caring environment” and “if the BBC had not uncovered the abuse then it would have
So when they announced the verdict, I was so shocked that I was nearly knocked of the chair. How could it be so? How could they convict Tom when Atticus had shown everyone that he was absolutely innocent? That was so unfair. They couldn't convict Tom because of his color, which he couldn't do anything about and let that evil and dirty Ewells live
He also refused to take off his hat as a sign of respect to the judges who did attend. This seemed to confirm in the minds of the judges that Charles, even when he was on trial for his life, remained arrogant and therefore a danger to others as he could not recognise his own faults. This trial is unfair in so many ways: Firstly the setting up of the court that was to try Charles 1st was written by forerunner. Secondly, the fact that people weren’t allowed into the trial just because they didn’t agree with it, in my opinion this is the most unfair part of the trial because everybody is entitled to their opinion, even back then. Thirdly, only just over half of the 46 judges agreed to the trying of Charles 1st.
Injustice is basically when somebody has been wronged and when adding collector is when somebody has been wronged many times over their life. Society in my opinion cannot protect themselves against these types of people because we have no way of knowing who they are. For all we know our teachers or best friend could be just like Cho, but we will never know until they lash out. The only possible way would to mandate a law requiring everybody to never wrong anybody in the world, which as we all know could not be
Appy says of a firefighter who lost his son “He was furious because he saw antiwar activists as privileged and disrespectful snobs who 'insult everything we believe in” without having to share his family’s military and economic sacrifices. In virtually the same breath, however, he said about the war his time, “The sooner we get the hell out of there [Vietnam] the better.”(142) What he meant was he did not think the protestors had the right to speak against the war because they and their families where not the ones being affected whether it be economically or personally such as having to loose a loved one. The working class also felt as if the wealthy politicians were forcing them go to war, but they were not the ones actually fighting in the war. This led to much distain towards the upperclass and had many of them questioning if the war was really worth it. With the working class not being able to side directly with the “hawks” or “doves” it left them without a voice.
King points out, “I would agree with St. Augustine that “an unjust law is no law at all” (218). An unjust law, to Martin Luther King Jr., is not a law that people should follow. Martin Luther King Jr. disobeyed the laws and protested did sit-ins and even spoke against the white people. Although he felt he was exercising his right to freedom of speech, everyone else felt he was breaking the laws by speaking out and not obeying the segregated areas. This led to the assassination of King in