Also, the Americans who tried them are all biases and when the court case was trailed, it was the height of the red scare so all Americans were being so paranoid when they knew that a murder case had something to do with foreigners and they didn’t even find out what the truth was and just assumed that Sacco and Vanzetti were the attackers. More over , there are evidence proved that there are some people (107 of them) had confirmed that Sacco and Vanzetti were in somewhere else at the time of the crime . Those time witnesses can prove that Sacco and Vanzetti were innocent but unfortunately , most of them were recent Italian immigrants and they could hardly speak any English . That was certainly not a fair trial. Sacco and Vanzetti were not guilty to the crime at all because they had never done the crime they were charged.
Wrongful Convictions This article discusses the issue of wrongful convictions, and how many innocent people pay the price because the justice system has failed them. The article focuses on the case of Paul House, a man who was wrongfully convicted of murdering Carolyn Muncey. He spent twenty two years in a prison for a crime that he did not commit. His case “includes mishandled evidence, prosecutorial misconduct, bad science, cops with tunnel vision, DNA testing, the near-execution of an innocent man, and an appellate court reluctant to reopen old cases even in the face of new evidence that strongly suggests the jury got it wrong.” (Balko). In 1986, Paul House, was the prime suspect in the murder of Carolyn Muncey.
Just how faulted is the U.S justice system? One could say that the police force has its fair share of flaws. As stated in Kenneth Jost’s “Policing the Police” article: Police departments around the country are on the defensive because of accusations of abuse of authority. Los Angeles is being rocked by a corruption scandal involving planted evidence and shooting unarmed suspects. New York City officers have been convicted of torturing a suspect and covering up the crime but acquitted in the shooting death of an unarmed civilian.
They also helped people in a positive way to make it seem that they were good people. Media has also affected their image through mainstream television and film. Body Paragraph 1: One of the most prominent gangsters during the great depression was Al Capone. He was known for using the exploitation in the collapse of law during the prohibition era. He took advantage of the prohibition to make millions off of smuggling and bootlegging liquor into Chicago and other states.
Dominick Askew What’s the punishment for police brutality? What’s the punishment for defending yourself against police brutality? In the case of Troy Davis, Davis defended himself from being beating by two officers of the law leading him to kill one of them. With the actions of Davis in 1989 he was recently put to death in 2011 with no evidence of him committing that crime. Seven out of nine witnesses that testified against Davis said they were coerced into providing a false testimony.
As a whole, the Mafia’s assassination desires weren’t focused on Kennedy as much as with Fidel Castro. Castro’s revolution in Cuba forced the Mafia and their vested interests out of the country. This, along with the disdain for Robert Kennedy, seemed to fuel the Mafia’s rage and motive to kill the President. Though his place in the big picture was miniscule in appearance, some believe Jack Ruby had a hand in the process as well. Ruby’s role was questioned by many not solely because of the puzzling murder of Lee
In a nutshell, this epitomizes how corporate capitalism has become hopelessly intertwined with democracy to the point that it is difficult to approximate where one ends and the other begins. In conclusion serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. Our founding fathers envisioned citizen legislators who under the obligation of civic duty were given the opportunity to serve their countrymen and when their term was up they returned home. This ideal seems quaint when compared with current day career politicians who do nothing but lower Americans faith in the ability of their own government by way of endless scandals and investigations. The machinery of corruption can be overhauled within congress but that entails changing long held fundamental concepts as to who “we the people” truly means.
One of the main reasons was because Nixon was not physically involved in the the actual planning of the Watergate scandal; however his involvement in the cover ups for all the incidents that had taken place was his downfall. The Watergate scandal had made its mark on American presidential abuses of power. The cover-up itself signifies the White House to obstruction of the investigation .The Watergate scandal was the nation’s worst political stories of all times. President Nixon being incorporative during the investigation proved that his involvement was the one of the main reasons of his downfall. .By failing to provide the investigators with all the information just proves his admission of guilt.
In addition, he was also involved in highly aggressive gang activities, such as murders, armed robberies, and carrying concealed weapons without permits. Due to his connections, it was very difficult to find a judge or jury that would convict Capone of his crimes, though they were widely-known. Eventually, Capone was brought up on tax evasion and through the tireless efforts of the U.S. Treasury department, Capone was sentenced to eleven years in federal prison. Additionally, he was fined $50,000, charged $7,692 for court costs, and $215,000 plus interest due to back taxes owed to the government (Kobler, 1971). He was then released after serving only six months and having paid his fines
These individuals were incarcerated due to improper interrogation techniques and/or the admission of their guilt as a result of coerced confessions, leading ultimately to their wrongful convictions. Even in a post-Miranda age, there remains a growing host of individuals who have been arrested and convicted essentially based upon their interrogator-induced “I did it,” statement as suspects, when no other physical and/or other credible evidence suggested their true guilt. (Leo, Ofshe,