The book To Kill a Mockingbird is directly comparable to the movie 12 Angry Men. Both Texts show the theme that true understanding takes time, study, and effort, but To Kill a Mockingbird shows what happens when people do not take the time to obtain a true understanding. In the book Tom Robinson is convicted for allegedly raping a teenage girl even though there was sensible doubt that Tom did not rape the girl and there was no concrete evidence. In the film a teenage male Puerto Rican was accused of murdering his father. All the evidence and the defendant weak testimony made him look so guiltily that 11 out of 12 jurors voted guilty in the preliminary vote.
I had never heard of this tragic Romona Moore case until we had a chance in the class to watch the horrific crime, which was perpetrated against this young woman, in the. It is a terrible distress what happened to this smart and hard working young woman, by two despicable pieces of garbage, but what is even more of a tragedy, is the way, the New York City police department dismissed her family and friends when they reported her missing. All of civilians have a right to the same resources as anyone else who need a help from police or who reports a missing person, yet, victim’s family were ignored. In addition, there are another ignorance which was deprived of humanity. The man who knew about Romona Moore's kidnapping and torture did nothing to aide or assist her even he didn’t report to police.
Police brutality remains a major concern for those of the community. The intent of this paper is to show examples of police brutality and how the criminal justice system and law enforcement administrators handled these cases. Administration’s Handling of Police Brutality The community has been subjected, for many decades, to violence by those in law enforcement in the United States. Over the last several hundred years, people have endured violence in many different ways. In today’s society, police officers have used excessive force that leads to inexcusable assaults, beatings, shootings, or even death.
He told the dispatcher that Trayvon Martin had his hand on his waistband but later on the local police found nothing on Trayvon Martin but a bag of skittles and a sweet tea. George Zimmerman told the local police that he shot Trayvon Martin in self-defense. This case it local news nationwide and still today the case is still making
On August 9, 2014; Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager was shot and killed by Officer Darren Wilson. The shooting resulted in numerous acts of Civil Disobedience by the Ferguson and St. Louis Communities. Non-violent protesters blockaded highways and numerous city streets. The goal of the protesters was to pursue their call for racial equity and changes in policing. Many of the protests where interrupted by the abuse of force by the Ferguson Police Department; just like the protests during the Civil Rights Movement, corrupt officials abuse their authority and violate constitutional rights.
He may be using it to take out a criminal, or to take down one of his old enemies. The police do not need to carry guns when they are off duty because there are police who are on duty who can take out criminals. There was a case in a federal court where a retired police officer was carrying a gun and was shot and killed by a gang. This is an example of why off-duty police should not carry guns, because it promotes gang violence. In another case occurring at Santa High School in Santee, California in 2001.
The Sandford Police department is faced with many ethical issues since the shooting death of a young black teen in February. The department is facing racial issues in the community that are fueled by the mass media coverage of the case. The police chief has been forced to step down, the community is in a rage, and the news outlets are only reporting information that keeps the community thinking that this case is about the defendant being Hispanic and the victim a young Black man. The Sanford Police department is facing high racial tension among the members of its community. The shooting of Trayvon Martin a young black teen by a Hispanic male; has sparked many protest by the black members of the Sanford community among others.
Look past the skin color of not only Tom Robinson, not only those unfairly punished based on race, but all humans. Yes, some humans should be punished, based on their actions. No man, or woman, should be punished because they have a darker skin color than us. The color of your skin is not in control, but your actions are. Rage is the action that is determining the fate of this bright young man who’s only done good for this world.
Racism is the site of deeper struggles. A lethal mix of ignorance, guilt, greed, and fear underlie the biases that maintain white supremacy. Thus, Baldwin realized, nothing less than whites' souls are at stake: You see, there is no prospect of setting Negroes free, unless
same race crimes drastically different from one another? Referring back to paragraphs three and five, America’s reaction to a white and Hispanic male killing a black caused a drastic uproar. America reacted with protests, speeches, vandalisms, and looting, while the reaction to black on black crimes are little to none. People seemed to just sit back and observe it as if black on black crimes are expected. That shouldn’t be the mind-set of America.