The encounter ends with Brown on the ground with 8 shots in him. What happened that made the officer shoot the teen though? St. Louis County Police Chief Joe Belmar claims “Brown physically assaulted the officer, and during a struggle between the two, Brown reached for the officer's gun. One shot was fired within the car followed by other gunshots outside of the car (Gannett).” How could we possibly know if this was what actually happened though? For all we know the officer is making this story up to protect his career from a possible mistake that he made.
Stanford v Kentucky was a United States Supreme court case that dealt with the imposition of the death penalty on offenders who were at least sixteen years old at the time the crime was committed. Stanford was 17 years old at the time he committed murder in Kentucky. On January 17, 1981, Stanford and an accomplice repeatedly raped and sodomized twenty year old Barpel Poore during and after their robbery at the gas station Poore worked at. Hearings were held to decide on whether Stanford’s case should be held in Juvenile court or adult. The juvenile court did make the decision to transfer his case, therefore; Stanford would be trialed as an adult under a state statute permitting such action as to offenders who are either charged with a class A felony, capital crime or anyone over the age of sixteen and charged with a felony.
The Los Angeles Riots of 1992 was an extremely controversial time in American history and also a great stepping stone for civil rights. Rodney King, a parolee under the influence of alcohol, although it had been assumed that he was under the influence of narcotics at the time of the arrest, had run red lights and stop signs and was chased down and detained in South Central Los Angeles on March 3rd, 1991 in the Lake View Terrace district. During his arrest, a local resident caught video of a violent beating on Rodney King by four members of the Los Angeles Police Department. This became a rallying cry for activists in and around Los Angeles and other places in the United States. The video that was captured shows four white police officers clubbing and kicking Rodney King repeatedly.
For the Application of the Criminal Justice System project of the Criminal Justice course, I chose the arrest of John Burke. This case is about the arrest and sentencing of John Burke who had shot and killed Joseph Ronan. Twenty-five year old John Burke agreed to meet with 22 year old Joseph Ronan at Ronans home, in Reading, Massachusetts on Monday, August 15, 2011 around 1pm, with the intent of purchasing Percocet pills. (Boston.com, 2013) However, shortly after entering Ronans home, Burke opened fire (News, 2011), and after shooting Joseph Ronan several times, with the belief that Ronan was involved in a robbery at Burkes apartment in April 2011 (Boston.com, 2013), fled the home. Ronans grandfather (Daniel, 2011), who had been in the home
Once the jurors have received the instructions from the judge, as a group they think through the case, which is he jury known as “deliberation” This is when the jurors make an effort in finding the suspect guilty or not guilty of the acts executed. Every juror must take part in the attaining the verdict. This being the first time the jury has been permitted to talk over the case. This process can last from a few hours to several weeks---when the verdict is reached the foreperson notifies the judge with a signed form, who in turn reveals the verdict in open court (Zalman, 2011).To find a suspect either “guilty” or “not guilty: it has to be a unanimous vote. If the jurors cannot get a unanimous vote in some states it is known as a “hung jury,” with the consequences being a “mistrial” whereas the prosecution might set a new court date and go thru the process again from the beginning (Zalman, 2011).
On November 29, 2013, she was arrested for assaulting a woman in a club in New York. Later that day, she was charged with various things, including reckless driving, due to a car crash she was in earlier that year. She was charged for an earlier crime because it was determined that she lied to police when she said that her assistant was driving at the time. Due to these new charges, her probation was dropped and she was sentenced to 90 days in a
Criminal Law Paper Carolyn Waddell-Tillman 354 February 7, 2014 Professor William Heiman Criminal Law Paper Arrest Search and Investigation DNA Cheek Swab Maryland v. King, 569 U.S._ (June 3, 2003) The defendant was arrested in 2009 for menacing a group of people with a shotgun, the defendant was charged in state court with assault, where he was processed for detention custody at a central booking facility. Booking personnel used a cheek swab to take the DNA sample from him pursuant to the Maryland DNA Collection Act. His DNA was uploaded into the Maryland DNA database and matched a 2003 sample from an unsolved rape case. He was charged and convicted in the rape case (criminallawresources.com) What interested me about this
Jury Trial Analysis Outline Taylor Drake CJA 364 April 21, 2014 Roderick Shelton Jury Trial Analysis Outline I. Introduction A. When a crime has occurred and a person or persons are arrested, the criminal process begins. B. After booking, the accused will have an initial appearance where right to counsel is applied and the defendant will be notified of why they are being detained.
2360: a. What is the correct citation for the case? 551 U.S. 205 b. What were the basic facts in this case? Bowles was convicted of Murder, and then filed his appeal according to a court ordered time-frame which was not within the statutory limits of filing an appeal.