He attempts to grab the older sister, and she fought with him to get away from his grip he then proceeds to the other sister attacking her and throwing her onto the ground and begins raping her. Being a man of color talking to a white woman could be one the worst crimes any African American male could commit back in 17th century. Since he did not write his own confession, the validity of the story is questionable. It is very possible that the author could have made up his own version on what happened on that fateful day. Although the confession of Joseph Mountain sounds convincing if the reader were to examine the confession through a critical lens on the unfair treatment of African Americans judicially, Joseph Mountain life history and the authorship of the confession one would come to the conclusion that Joseph Mountain was
October 2, 2012 Case Brief Cupp v Murphy 412 U.S. 291 (1973) Facts: Daniel Murphy was convicted of murdering his wife in the second degree. After he found out of the murder he called the police and voluntarily submitted himself to questioning. In the middle of his questioning the police noticed a dark spot on his finger and they asked if they could get a sample and he refused. The police did not respect his wishes and they took the sample anyways of what was under his fingernail. They processed it and later found out there was traces of his wife’s nightgown, skin, and blood all from the deceased victim.
Kip Kinkel vs. State of Oregon: Teenage violence should be punished Kip Kinkel vs. State of Oregon: Teenage violence should be punished Kip Kinkel, at the age of 15 shot and killed both of his parents. The next day he went on a shooting rampage at Thurston High School and shot 28 students, two of whom died from their injuries. Tried as an adult, Kinkel was convicted of four counts of murder and 26 counts of attempted murder (Oregon Court of Appeals, 2002). In the case State of Oregon V. Kip Kinkel, the appellate court of Oregon reviewed Kinkel’s case in order to determine whether his sentence should be reduced. Judge Haselton made a sound decision in leaving Kinkel’s sentence the same.
Thompson and Venables were arrested and controversially tried and convicted in an adult court. They were both found guilty of murder and sentenced to custody until the age of 18. 8-Year-Old Boy Kills Father and Friend: In 2008, an 8-year-old boy, whose name was not released, was arrested and charged with shooting and killing his father and his father’s friend in their St. Johns, Arizona home. The
There was a heated gun fight and three of the thieves ended up dead, but Tom got away with Mattie. He declared to the marshals from far away that if the marshals tried to rescue her he would kill her. The marshals had no choice but to withdraw. Tom took her to his hideout and was told to then stay there by his boss, Ned, while him and his thieves rode off to another hideout. He agreed and as soon as the thieves left Mattie attacked Tom and tried to run but Tom caught her.
Sangstrom also was violent when he pulled out the pistol and was scaring the druggist. Any who the druggist was thinking smart but in a violent and cruel way. It’s also like the druggist is playing god for example he poisoned Sangstrom so that he couldn’t poison his wife. So he’s killing someone in order to save another ones
Week 6 Check Point: Mind Over Matter By Mary Setzer The difference between mental illness and insanity is that insanity is a more severe form of mental illness where a person fails to realize what is real and what is fantasy. The M'Naghten rule can't be used to defend the actions of someone who drinks alcohol because drinking is a voluntary act. Had the person not had alcohol, they would not have committed a crime. If someone receives a rational and guilty verdict after committing a crime, it means that the person convicted knew what they were doing and aware of the consequences. A guilty but insane verdict means that the person convicted was insane to have killed someone (for example) but realizes what they have done is wrong.
“Good by mr wigin tell them im strong tell them im a man”(234). Jefferson was at the wrong place at the wrong time when two other black men tried to rob a white man’s liquor store. After the death of these men, instead of calling 911 he steals some money out the register and a bottle of wine off shelf. After Jefferson has been sentenced to death by execution, his godmother, Miss Emma, requests that Grant Wiggins teaches him to be a man before he dies instead of allowing him to die as a hog-which is what Jefferson’s defense attorney refers to him as. Although Grant initially doesn’t want to help Jefferson, he gradually changes throughout this book and accomplishes his goal of transforming him into a man.
Steven Steinberg stabbed his wife 26 times. Mr. Steinburg fabricated a story about a break in and robbery. Police found no evidence of this, but Steinberg was found not guilty on the grounds of somnambulism or sleepwalking murder. The jury found him temporarily insane when he committed the crimes. 3.
Her title, "Elliot Rodger was a misogynist -- but is that all he was?," implies that she is attempting to figure out if he really was a misogynist or something more complex, but her real goal is to convince her readers that he was indeed nothing more than a misogynist acting out the violence that our misogynistic culture encourages; in addition to ignoring the hateful words Rodger directed at men, she also glossed over the deaths of his male roommates, his obviously troubled mental state, and his blatant racism. Hadley Freeman's 2014 Guardian article, "Elliot Rodger was a misogynist -- but is that all he was? ", therefore, is a perfect example of slanted