It also included his associates going through patient charts to see who would be a good candidate for a meaningful civil lawsuit. As Brusier continued to operate his firm on many illegal pretenses...the FBI joined in on an investigation with the police against him and Prince on corruption charges that included jury tampering, tax evasion and them running a money skimming operation. Deck Shifflet (played by Danny DeVito) was a less than ethical avid “paralawyer” in Bruiser’s law firm that had a haunch based on newspaper articles that Bruiser’s firm was in jeopardy and was going to be investigated and shutdown. So therefore, he convinced Rudy to join him in partnership and bolt from Brusier’s firm by acting fast and taking 3 of the files that
In another one of Jost’s articles, “The Jury System,” he points out, “Public discontent with the jury system appears to be increasing. The O.J Simpson murder trial dramatized concerns about jury selection, trial procedures, and the possible influence of race on jury verdicts in criminal cases” (Jost). That being said, it is clear that prejudice can influence the outcome of a court case, thus wrongfully allowing a guilty man to walk free, or vice-versa, imprisoning an innocent man for a crime he did not commit. This example brings up another flaw in the judicial system:
Simpson hired a team of high-profile lawyers such as Robert Shapiro, Lee Bailey, Alan Dershowitz, Robert Kardashian, Gerald Uelmen and many more. These Attorneys specializing in DNA evidence were hired to attempt to eliminate the prosecution's DNA evidence. They even argued that Simpson was the victim of police fraud and claimed that “sloppy internal
In coerced-internalized, suspects actually come to believe they are guilty of committing a crime. Coerced-internalized confessions occur when nervous suspects feel intimidated by interrogation tactics. Interrogators typically offer suspects a reason or scenario as to how or why they could have committed the crime, and then forgotten it. In a recent Los Angeles Times article it details how detectives coerced a confession out of a 19 year; the detectives said they would let Archer go if he was at the time in the car when murder happened, which basically is tricking him into saying something he
Dearest Mr. & Mrs. Lee, I know that this letter is very overdue and most likely unwanted, and may be seen as “a trap to try and convince people” (Sarah Koenig, Serial, Ep. 11, 33:34). I thought, since I have never provided you with my side of the story, you both may get a better understanding as to the reasons why I continue to maintain my innocence for the murder of Hae. Your daughter was a great part in my life, and although my words may mean nothing to you, I hope that you will hear the truth in my version of events and understand that I, too, am a victim in this tragedy. I would first like to discuss the only “hard evidence” that the state has offered in convicting me of this murder; the outgoing phone call on my cell phone to Nisha Inez Butler on the day Hae was murdered.
Case Study: Robert William Pickton October 10, 2010 Introduction Serial killers have long astonished people throughout history with their sadistic and disturbing behavior. Academics have researched and theorized the question of what factors or influences foster individuals to become serial killers. In the following paper I will do a case study of Robert William Pickton who faced twenty-six-murder charges in 2002. I will analyze the case of Robert Pickton using a different theory in the areas of sociology, psychology and anthropology. Criminology can be used to reveal how society, police and the media all created a vulnerability that gave Pickton the opportunity to carry out his killings.
Mr. Gilmer, the prosecutor, used Tom’s race and physical strength to imply that Tom was just another stereotypical black man who targeted a fair skinned female. Mr. Gilmer hinted that because Tom was strong and coloured, Tom would rape and beat a white woman. Not only was Tom discriminated against on the stand, but after Tom was sent to the slammer, Tom was killed and shot at multiple times after he was already dead. “ ‘Seventeen bullet holes in him. They [the police] didn’t have to shoot him that much.’ ” (235).
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.
Many react negatively because of Tom’s color. For instance before the trial takes place Bob Ewell, Mayella’s father, confronts Atticus and says, “you nigger lover” (). Harper Lee uses the word nigger in her book because during this time period many African Americans were referred to as “niggers”. Bob Ewell also stated later on while talking to Atticus, “I’m real sorry they picked you to defend that nigger that raped my Mayella. I don’t know why I didn’t kill him myself instead of going to the sheriff” ( ).
The first proof they used was Simpson’s motive Simpson was mad because his ex-wife broke up with Simpson a second time; Simpson was also an emotional mess with also losing his current girlfriend. Also Simpson had a cut on his index finger of his left hand and no one could remember seeing the cut before the murders. The second proof that they used was the physical evidence. While searching the crime they came across a left handed glove that had blood on it and a ski cap. The matching glove to the left hand glove was found behind the home.