On June 12,1994, Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were murdered. Their bodies were discovered outside Nicole Simpson's condominium. Nicole Simpson was the estranged wife of the famous football player and T.V. star O.J. Simpson.
I agree with you, I do not understand why Kenneth was given that sentence because he was not the adult in the situation with a gun. I believe that Kenneth was with this guy because he had no one else to look up to. It is sad that our justice system is so hard on our young men; some of them are just in the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong people. I do believe that Kenneth was rehabilitated and I believe he should be released from prison due to his hard work and time served.
All through the United States the African American community has been targeted by the Caucasian community. We are in the year 2015 and still to this day we are having the same problem our grandparents and their ancestors were dealing with in today’s modern society. A young lady by the name of Renisha McBride became another victim of racism, she was shot and killed asking for help after she was in a car accident. The accident happened in Dearborn Heights Michigan, which is 20 minutes away from the major city Detroit. This is an unfortunate event that happens all the time throughout the country.
The midnight sky is pitch black with only a slight gleam of light emanating from the moon. The night is so silent that even a pin drop could be heard from miles away. No one is stirring and the world has drifted off into a deep sleep. The night seems blissfully peaceful. But the silence is torn by the sound of rustling leaves in the distance. Two dark shadows emerge from the forest and gaze heavily at the sleeping house. The two figures slowly creep towards the house with devious thoughts racing through their minds. They begin to tear open the window screen and quietly crawl into the house. A flashlight pierces through the darkness and flutters through the rooms. The figures begin to rummage through the house and fill their hands with wealth.
On my way into high school, I began to flourish mentally. I already knew who I was as a person and who I wanted to become. My environment, although it was negative, is what truly turned me into the person I remain today and the person I happen to be. The America we live in today still has some growing up to do. My eyes began to open the in the summer of 2012.My family decided to take a trip to Florida in the middle or racial mayhem. The Trayvon Martin case ravaged Florida and it seemed like every television channel and radio station was broadcasting some part of it. Street posts clasped in “Justice for Trayvon” posters and calls for George Zimmerman, his killer, to be jailed for racial profiling him and murdering the 17 year old. My child like
This past week, I started shadowing Bill Davis, one of fourteen judges from the eighteenth district court, which encompasses Guilford County. Judge Davis is a former public defender and newly elected district court judge. I first worked with him last year in the public defender’s office and asked a couple of months ago if I could incorporate working for him as part of my legal internship. Fortunately, he agreed. Up until last week, I had not seen Judge Davis in court. The reason for this is that I worked exclusively in the criminal courts, while Judge Davis, until recently, worked exclusively in the civil courts. His preclusion from criminal matters resulted from his previous work as a public defender. This restriction ended last week, and
Justice for Trayvon Martin. No justice, no peace. Hands up, don’t shoot. The first time I ever visited UC Berkeley I heard these chants, saw these signs, and felt the anger as I protested that black lives matter alongside students and locals. Two months later I return to UC Berkeley for a debate tournament and make it to the elimination rounds for the first time in a Lincoln Douglas event. One year later and I attend an empowering women of color conference that sparks my passion for social justice and my love for learning about race and gender inequality. Eight months later and I show my cousin around the school that I find to be beautiful and inspiring. A week ago my former classmate gave me a tour around the school and I realized that this
On the other hand, Koenig begins her investigation with the belief that Syed’s defense lawyer is corrupt. Koenig was informed along with the request by Chaudry to investigate the state’s case, that Syed’s defense lawyer was the same lawyer who Koenig wrote about in the Baltimore Sun after he was disbarred from law for mishandling client’s money, and therefore Koenig was suspicious of Syed’s defense lawyer. Koenig explains this in her introduction: “Rabia was writing to me because, way back when, I used to be a reporter for the Baltimore Sun, and she'd come across some stories I'd written about a well-known defense attorney in Baltimore who'd been disbarred for mishandling client money. That attorney was the same person who defended Adnan, her
A. Hook (Johnny Cochrane stated in court “if the glove does not fit, then you must acquit”) Consider this for instance; I find it peculiar that years later Chris Darden had the audacity to state publicly that Johnny Cochrane ripped the lining in the infamous gloves, That were wore the day of heinous murders. Even today our society is left with the indelible question; what really happened, and will we ever really know? There is plenty of speculation, and circumstantial evidence. There is one undeniable fact, and that is the two victims will remain forever silent, and the one person who can reveal the terrible tragedy will die with the sinful secret.
I knew I didn't pass my jury the moment I saw Mary's face when I asked to see my score sheets. On each of those goldenrod colored pieces of paper, the phrase Jury Failed: Recommended additional semester of study was checked off. My eyes quickly took in each of those scores; 67, 69, 62, 70. I knew that I was going to end my fall semester with a D in my tuba lessons. How pathetic was that? A D in tuba lessons.
I too, like Ms. Burleson, am curious why Oklahoma is ranked second in the nation. I feel you have a strong topic and I like how you chose a topic regarding something you have observed while working in law enforcement. You also bring up an interesting point with how mental illness has been brought to light in the recent years in reference to shootings and murders. In my opinion and observations, I have observed a recent trend of defense attorneys using the mental illness title as a possible defense. More often than not their clients pass the competency evaluations with little to no problem.
Severance works somewhat differently in federal criminal trials because this case involves the indictment of more than one defendant Jones, Walsh and Bert. In Bert 's situation, his defense attorney will provide an argument that a joint trail might be unfair against Bert or reaching a decision on the rape charges against him. The Severance is not automatic because the Federal rule 14 allows judges broad discretion in deciding whether to grant a severance to Bert. To be successful, Bert’s defense will to fill a motion for his severance which must show the concerns for Bert 's right to a fair trial outweigh the goals of the joinder. One of the most successful grounds for seeking severance for Bert arises when Bert wishes not to testify on all, some or any of the charges in the trail but chooses to claim his Fifth Amendment privilege on one or more charges. The separating by court order, such as separate trials for Bert, Jones, and Walsh who are charged with the same crime, or trying the negligence aspect of the rape charge or any other charge before the trail. Such division of issues in the trail is sometimes called "bifurcation." ("Burton 's Legal Thesaurus," 4E. (2007).
The 48 Hours: A Family Accused video detailed the journey of the Amirault family who were accused of sexual assault by the children who attended their day care which could have been falsely made due to the improper interviewing techniques used. Throughout the video, there are several issues made by those who interviewed the children that could have influenced, or even caused children to completely fabricate, their testimony.
On a Tuesday morning Tom, a well-respected attorney was over scheduled. He had three different courtrooms he was needed in all at one location. However, he also, had another two courtrooms he was needed as well in a different courthouse forty minutes away. And all were scheduled at the same appointed hour. So, he begins his morning rushing out the door with some very hot coffee and ends up spilling it on his light grey jacket. Thus, leaving a lovey stain that would remain all day. Tom, than makes the plan of how he can attempt to make this as clean and neat as possible. He has his administrative assistant named Sierra prep each case file and make sure that he has all of the paperwork and coffee that is required for his very busy day that lies