1. The Equal Protection Clause, part of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, provides that "no state shall ... deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws." Why is it important in a democracy for every individual to have equal protection under the law? What individuals and groups are covered? It is important in a democracy that every person have equal protection of the law because a democracy is composed by the citizens of that government, if not all people are included - regardless of age, race, sex, ethnicity, or nationality, then it is not a true democracy.
The 15th Amendment (1870) guarantees all the voting privileges of citizens no matter which state they reside in (although did not go far enough in guaranteeing an absolute right without condition), "the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State on the account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude." The love for the people
3. Just societies are committed to and respect the autonomy of their citizens. C1: Equality of condition requires equal autonomy. C2: An autonomous society is also an egalitarian society. Nielsen states ”I shall argue…that autonomy cannot be widespread or secure in a society which is not egalitarian: where, that is, equality is not also a fundamental value which has an operative role within the society” (Munson 708).
It was said that the marriage didn’t guarantee “the fundamental right to marry a person of the same sex.” Also it was said that the marriage exclusion does not offend the liberty, freedom, equality, or due process provisions of the Massachusetts Constitution. From my knowledge, I know that you can only get married to the same sex in San Francisco, California and in Canada. In the Loving v. Virginia case, the Fourteenth Amendment was on their side by stating that marriage shouldn’t be restricted by invidious racial discrimination. Under the Constitution, the freedom to marry or not marry a person of another race resides with the individual and
But what most of you probably don’t know, is that this cop got away with murder, the shooting of john Williams was declared unjustified, and a normal citizen with this charge would do anywhere from 25 years to life in prison. Ian berk was charged with being negligent and got no reasonable punishment from the law, besides a short term suspension from duty. Washington state law makes it extremely difficult to press charges against any police officers around the state, and around the country it is nearly impossible for a police officer to get charged with a crime of injustices. So how will we ever catch the cops doing wrong if we can’t even charge them? Police officers around the country know this is the case, they know they can abuse their power and get away with it.
THE GEORGE ZIMMERMAN TRAIL ''improving Organizational Performance"" BCOM/275 15/2013 CHRISTINA BEHLING THE GEORGE ZIMMERMAN TRAIL My article is from the Los Angeles Times and the topic is very controversial because there was a killing of a child and the only statements were from Zimmerman who was accused of second degree murder. Within the article it states that George Zimmerman acted in self-defense, in response to the attack of Trayvon martin.After spotting the teen walking in his neighborhood, wearing a hoodie on a dark and rainy night. Zimmerman followed the teen and then called 911 to give a description of martin to authorities and continued to follow Trayvon even after being to not to do so by the 911 operator. A fight in sues it is never clear or important who was on the top or the bottom followed by moans for help are heard from neighbors. The facts of the case were as the following there was a killing of an unarmed black teen walking home from the store where he purchased a bag of skittles and a Arizona ice tea.
Following the murder of Matthew Shepard, there was no single or common reaction from the public. Various emotions surfaced throughout the country as the town of Laramie Wyoming became the center of brutal hate crime. In the film, a number of residents from the town of Laramie gave their opinions on the topic of homosexuality, and what they believed to be the common attitude toward gays. Most said things along the lines of Laramie is “live and let live”, they said that they might poke fun at homosexuality here and there but it never went beyond that. A few of the residents that were interviewed made it clear that they were completely opposed to homosexuality but still saw the murder of Matthew as a tragedy, and did not believe any human being
Professor Anwar Harper January 12, 2012 Social Loafing According to in class reading and discussing of Book VII of Plato’s Republic, Martin Gansberg’s “38 saw murder and didn’t call the police”, Carol Tavris’s “Individuals in the Groups”, people behave differently in different dangerous or critical situations when they are alone and when they are in the groups. I believe that this is because of people always think there are others who will take the responsibility instead of themselves. In my opinion, this “diffusion of responsibility” or “social loafing” can cause a lot of troubles and lead our society into a dangerous, desperate situation, where everybody could become a victim of people’s ignorance and selfishness. The main common idea
The prisoner says no. “I signed it because the police beat me up” (Stace, pg. 100). The prisoner never had intentions on signing the confession himself, he was forced to sign the document due to the beating by the police officers. When certain events happen it may lead you to make some choices that you don’t normal make under any other given event or circumstances.
Therefore, these are rights that can’t be taken away or unalienable, unalienable rights are rights that are unable to be alienated, given up, or transferred to someone else. They come from God, and no man or government can rightly give them or take them away. Some examples of unalienable rights are life; liberty; self-government; to bear arms; to purchase, develop and dispose of property; make personal choices; free conscience; choice of profession; choice of a mate; to assemble; to petition; and to free speech. Lastly, even with times passing and things changing, we have to remember that we the people are the authority in America. We have to educate ourselves for the sake of progress while still reminding ourselves that our Constitution is