Court: SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, IN BANK Judicial History: Defendant was charged by information with the murder of Joseph H. Anderson and with assault with intent to murder William Russell Locklear. A jury convicted defendant of first degree felony murder and of assault with a deadly weapon; it fixed the penalty for the murder at death. This appeal is automatic. Conviction of murder is reversed. Facts: Defendant Butler was charged with the murder of Joseph Anderson and assault with attempt to murder William Russell Locklear.
Rodney King, a black construction worker in Los Angeles, California, was on probation for previous charges of robbery when he was involved in a high-speed chase with the Los Angeles police department. King was eventually apprehended by the police officers and then beating by at least 3 of the 5 officers to near- death, while the other two officers did nothing to stop or prevent the racially motivated police brutality. The beating was recorded by a near-by onlooker on his balcony and viewed nationwide by millions of American’s. Public outraged ensued and the notorious LA Riots soon followed the horrific beating of Rodney King. Eventually, during the trial of Rodney King against the officers who beat him, the federal Judge, John Davies, harshly criticized King for provoking the officers to commit such brutality and further said that the police men were right in the actions that they took.
Tom Robinson’s case was an example of injustice due to the fact that the jurors had not gathered any evidence that proved Tom Robinsons guilt, Atticus had proved the court wrong but that was not enough for a racist and biased group of jurors to allow Tom Robinson to leave freely. Research
Based on the principle of accountability, filmmakers should not be held legally responsible for the actions of moviegoers. Another opposing argument states filmmakers should be at fault because they show a false sense of reality in their movies. Several supporters of this idea criticize the filmmakers’ lack of consequences in the movies. In multiple movies, the bad guy gets away without any retribution for the crimes they committed. The lack of consequences in the movies leads to deliberate, heinous crimes in which the perpetrator thinks he can get away with his actions.
Reference Vigilante Justice; Scott Johnson; Dec. 20, 2004 An eleven year old girl is raped and the wrong man is attacked by a group of men, severely beaten he is sent to the hospital. The police had put a $10,000 reward for information to catch this criminal; because of mistaken identity an innocent man was beaten. The mob decided to be judge and jury. Amanda Cunningham of Knoxville, Tennessee was raped by her uncle when she was just nine years old, and again a couple months later. For five years this girl held this secret because of the uncle threatening her family.
No! Armington’s request to drop the civil lawsuit is fruitless, because the 5th Amendment to the Constitution; double jeopardy also does not apply if the later charge is civil rather than criminal in nature, which involves a different legal standard crimes must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt, whereas civil wrongs need only be proven by preponderance of evidence (Harper, 2007). Yes, the other rights inside protects witnesses from being forced to incriminate themselves. To "plead the Fifth" is to refuse to answer a question because the response could provide self-incriminating evidence of an illegal act punishable by fines, penalties or forfeiture. The Double Jeopardy Clause encompasses four distinct prohibitions: subsequent prosecution after acquittal, subsequent prosecution after conviction, subsequent prosecution after certain mistrials, and multiple punishments in the same indictment (Harper, 2007).
Crime is still a crime no matter how old you are. Killing is still killing no matter what. Many believe that this is the wrong approach to take up because it does not focus on the main factor at hand the crime that has been committed. It is also argued that juvenile courts do not aim to punish, but are put in place to merely guide and treat. (Reaves) Furthermore, juveniles to be tried as adults is that it'll not only make them understand the consequences of their action, but also prevent them from committing any further crimes, knowing fully well that they are not given any special consideration because of their age factor.
According to Dunn he fired the shots because “he felt threatened.” His attorney, Robin Lemonidis, says: “It will be very clear that Mr. Dunn acted very responsibly and as any responsible firearms owner would have acted under these circumstances.” Firing 8-9 shots at a car of four unarmed teenagers listening to music doesn’t sound responsible to me. This is a clear example for racial profiling against African Americans. Even though Dunn was found guilty of first degree murder is still doesn’t make it right. Some might say justice was served but in some cases that it such as in, the Trayvon Martin case
The proponents for banning guns, and the defensive use of a gun, cannot show any proof of taking banning guns will slow the crime rate with tighter gun laws. I’m all for strict and tough enforcement of gun laws that prohibit criminals from using them in the commission of a crime (cite, Blanks 1990) Because if they (criminals) feel they can take advantage of individuals or families who are consider unarmed. These are individual and families are easy prey for them. The criminals will not hesitate to harm or
Executive Director of the National Rifle Association Neal Knox told the subcommittee on criminal law of the United States Senate, "Gun laws fail because they do not address the issue. The Issue is not possession of firearms, but misuse of firearms. We cannot expect criminals to abide by gun laws when they have already shown a disregard for law and order by their criminal activity. The only people ever affected by gun laws are peaceful, law-abiding citizens, who never abuse their firearm right (Gottleib