Hernandez v. Mesa involves the shooting of an unarmed Mexican citizen from a border patrol agent within the United States. The 5th circuit of appeals ruled in favor of the government and now the case is in the hands of the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court heard the oral arguments of both sides on February 21st, 2017. Hernandez v. Mesa can be traced to the 5th Circuit of Appeals using three articles. The first article, “Mexican politicians urge Border Patrol agent 's extradition for trial in shooting
as the "death penalty." Webster defines Capital Punishment as punishment by death or the practice of killing people as punishment for serious crimes. Capital Punishment is the most extreme form of correctional system theory used. The demands of the 21st century contend that our justice system is in need of reform. One of the underlining reasons the death penalty has no future is due to the cost that this correctional theory imposes from start to finish. Currently thirty-one states allow capital punishment
Founding Fathers drafted the Constitution of the Unites States, a document that has been governing our country for more than 200 years. The constitution was drafted accordingly to ensure that people’s opinions were heard. What our Founding Fathers could not foresee is that in our 21st century, The Freedom of Speech not only gives a person such a massive power, but also an opinion even if it is immoral and goes against citizens’ values. Thesis statement The First Amendment is the right that
care. This end-of-life care involves many decisions that most people do not want to make but have to, whether it is to prolong this person’s life or deciding to let them go peacefully and without any pain. In this paper, I will discuss one particular case, that of Terri Schiavo, and her end-of-life care. Terri Schiavo was born Theresa Marie Schindler on December 3, 1963 in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania to the parents of Robert and Mary Schindler. Throughout her childhood, Terri struggled with being
13-year-old Tavaris Knight was convicted by a criminal court jury in Tampa, Florida, of kidnapping and raping a 43-year-old woman. Prosecutors proved that Knight, who was 12 at the time of the offense, had used a silver toy gun to force the woman away from her four young children at a playground and into the surrounding woods. Knight raped the woman twice and beat her with the gun, which he left behind.2 Knight’s case had been transferred to adult criminal court because of the serious nature of his crimes.
It feels as if nothing has changed about police brutality over the years. The usual cycle is that juries acquit the police, cops get their jobs back, and brutality happens again. One of the most broadcasted cases of police brutality, was the beating of Rodney King. On the night of March 2, 1991, a bystander named George Holiday, videotaped the moment when five officers used excess force on an African American man named Rodney King, beating him with batons as he struggled on the ground. Also, it was
been put to the test. The founders of this country created the first amendment to allow colonists to speak out against the British. In the 17th century, the press was accurate and informative with little competition among journalists. But today in the 21st century the circumstances are different and the stakes are higher. Due to the great level of competition among journalists today, the news is often exaggerated in order to capture a larger viewing audience.
Twenty years after the First World War, humanity was, yet again, plagued with more hostility. September 1st, 1939 marked the start of World War II, this time, with new players on the board. Waves of fear and paranoia rippled throughout the United States, shaking its’ very foundation of liberty and justice for all. The waves powerfully crashed onto a single ethnic group, the Japanese-Americans, who had their rights and respect pulled away from them. They were seen as traitors and enemies in their
Movies and entertainment outlets speak volumes about the current state of a nation’s culture. Cinematic creations in the United States allow small voices to be heard and controversial issues to be addressed. However, a repetitive and monumental issue continues to be addressed, yet continues to persist in our 21st century culture, racial inequalities. Since the inception of the United States, black men and women alike have been disenfranchised at the hands of the “white man” in America. Instead of
In the summer of 1959 a seven year old came in from play feeling feverish and headachy. His mother gave him aspirin (the drug of choice in that time) and put him to bed with what she imagined was the flu. The next morning his condition had produced physical weakness in his legs. A visit to the doctor, and a spinal tap, brought the devastating news: polio. He was rushed to the isolation ward of the county hospital where his condition was judged to be very grave; the next morning, he could move