After a week had passed since the crime, the victim was shown photos that had possibly matched the description that was given to the investigators. The victim had picked the photo of Bennett Barbour then him again out of two live line-ups. The next day Barbour was arrested for rape although he had only weighed 115 pounds at the time of his arrest. Furthermore, Barbour was suffered of a brittle- bone disease and had a pin attached in his elbow at the time, which can make rape seem very unlikely. Both the hair and the blood type found on the scene did not match Barbour’s but was still being accused for the crime.
Body Paragraph 2: Bonnie and Clyde was a well known criminal couple who went on a two-year crime spree during the Great Depression. During this time the public opinion of the government was negative so they used this to their advantage to get what they want. They were suspects of many different crimes from murder, robbery, and kidnapping. As their crime spree
One of the men survived long enough to identify his former coworker as the shooter. The man was arrested, and a trial ensued, but after three weeks of hearing the case, the jury deadlocked. Judge Rothwax later learned that the jury had voted 11 to 1 to convict the defendant, but the one holdout just could not believe that “someone so good-looking could commit such a crime”(Guilty: The Collapse of Criminal Justice)Page 198 . Obviously the selection of jury has a problem and the justice system needs to make a reform, maybe the jury should have some type of legal
Peggy Hettrick case is a case that revolves around the unsolved murder of Peggy Hettrick in 1987 in Fort Collins. In this case, Tim Masters was accused for the murder of Peggy in cold blood. He was charged and then convicted of killing Peggy Hettrick. Nevertheless, Tim Masters was later exonerated of the charges that had been filed against him. This exoneration was after he had been locked behind bars for several years.
Williams was tried as a codefendant and was convicted, along with this defendant, of breaking and entering and of assault with intent to commit murder. Williams' application for a delayed appeal was denied by this Court on April 18, 1967. Lorrick pled guilty to breaking and entering on January 25, 1965, and testified for the prosecution at defendant's trial. He stated that he met defendant and Williams in a bar the night before the breaking and entering and left with them and two others. The five men allegedly drove around for a while before stopping to pick up some tools.
The police were allegedly on the scene for thirty minutes, all while the girls were being raped, killed and the house was being set ablaze”. (Randle, 2013) Joshua`s former defense attorney described him as being a “genius” and a talented artist. He had a photographic memory and was able to recall every detail of every burglary. He has a long history of burglary with 19 home invasion convictions across four towns. Joshua was a sophisticated burglar who had honed his skills over the years.
Robert William "Willie" Pickton (born October 26, 1949) of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada is a former pig farmer and serial killer convicted of the second-degree murders of six women.  He is also charged in the deaths of an additional twenty women, many of them prostitutes and drug users from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. In December 2007 he was sentenced to life in prison, with no possibility of parole for 25 years —the longest sentence available under Canadian law for murder. During the trial's first day of jury evidence, January 22, 2007, the Crown stated he confessed to forty-nine murders to an undercover police officer posing as a cellmate. The Crown reported that Pickton told the officer that he wanted to kill another woman to make it an even 50, and that he was caught because he was "sloppy".
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.
“While granting citizens the means to protect themselves, it also gives criminals the means to commit crime. Concealed-carry extends more rights to crooks and felons, guaranteeing that some weapons will fall into the wrong hands, making law-enforcement a virtual nightmare.” (Lichtenheld, 2005). It is unreasonable to believe that carrying concealed weapons can be used successfully in self –defense; “of the over 30,000 gun deaths in 2002, only 163 were deemed “justifiable homicide,” and it’s well known that a gun is 43 times more likely to be used in killing its owner or relative than an intruder. It is clear that allowing citizens to carry weapons not only puts more guns on the streets but also provides opportunity for shoot outs. I am convinced that, we can all envision what could happen if a simple misunderstanding between two adults, was resolved with weapons that they were legally carrying.