Both the hair and the blood type found on the scene did not match Barbour’s but was still being accused for the crime. Later at the trial, the evidence that was against Barbour was the eyewitness testimony of the victim. Nevertheless, Barbour did not match the initial description that the victim had told to the investigators nor did any physical evidence that could attach him to this crime. His alibi was confirmed by three witnesses at the trial taking place. Besides all of this Bennett Barbour was convicted of rape on April 14, 1978.
Some say he killed six more women until 1892 but because he was not caught it was never proven. There were some attacks on women in the area before the actual murders occurred and it is said that they were acted out by the man who later was called Jack the Ripper. The victims were all prostitutes, they varied in both age and appearance. Their deaths were similar, the throats were slit and they were mutilated. The victims were: Mary Ann Nichols, murdered Friday, August 31,
Jack the Ripper On dark and gloomy nights it was not uncommon for an alcoholic prostitute to get mangled in a dark alley for about twelve weeks in Whitechapel, London that is. The notorious Jack the Ripper was never caught that is why he could possible be the worlds most famous serial killer. Since he was never caught several people have been considered suspects of the brutal killing of middle aged women. Of the multiple women killed during the rein of Jack the Ripper only five were considered to be victims. Throughout the murders there was also letters sent to the police telling them how he would kill the next person and mooching them because of their false accusations.
In January of this year, a judge in Luzerne County, Pa., was forced to acquit a man charged with homicide and first-degree murder in the death of a 1-year-old, and declare a mistrial on a number of other counts, after the court found out a juror had independently done online research about injuries sustained by the victim, and possibly offered to share her knowledge with the other jurors.” Imagine letting this happen to thousands of felons and then granting them freedom that they don’t deserve, just because jurors are careless. They are sworn to "to base your verdict solely upon the evidence” which they are not doing and are apparently taking the cases into their own hands and looking for other evidence that most likely is not
Administration’s Handling of Police Brutality ABSTRACT 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. This type of violence is called police brutality. Police brutality remains a major concern for those of the community.
A 20-year-old college student had killed a woman at his Ladera Ranch home and had set out on a killing spree that stretched through the heart of Orange County. He had killed a businessman and stole his BMW. A few minutes later, he killed a plumber and took a work truck. He shot randomly at the morning commuters on the 55 Freeway, which had hit at least three cars. The authorities were surprised at the "senseless violence," which had spanned about 25 miles.
Because Unlike today, with DNA evidence, and other forensic tools, made famous by current TV shows, there was little to go on except the 'gut instinct' of the police, testimony of witnesses, etc. Since there were no witnesses to the grisly crimes and since many if not all of the victims were prostitutes, there was less to go on. Until it became sensational, I guess it was being covered in the newspapers, nobody would have cared if 'ladies of the evening' were killed, and some may have even thought they 'deserved
If there is not enough evidence then the grand jury will issue a “No True Bill”. At his point, the prosecutor may request another grand jury, but it is not common practice. Some places do not use grand jury proceedings anymore so they have a preliminary hearing (Hill & Hill, 2012). A preliminary hearing is a hearing to determine if a person charged with a felony (a serious crime punishable by a term in the state prison) should be tried for the crime charged, based on whether there is some substantial evidence that he or she committed the crime (Hill & Hill, 2012). A preliminary hearing is held in front of a judge where the prosecution presents only enough evidence to show probability of guilt.
These clubs were called "speakeasies". Many of them were held underneath actual legal clubs or were in sketchy boarded up buildings. This led to many police raids, and these raids tended to be violent. Of course, wherever there is police, there are criminals. Someone had to be making all of this illegal alcohol, and prohibition gave many small to medium time crooks the oppurtunity to build their crime empire.