Supreme Court Case

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Supreme Court Case Happy Villa May 19, 2014 Loanan Ase In the case of Robert Tolan and Marian Tolan vs. Jeffrey Wayne Cotton, I will be discussing what interest me about this case. I will also deliberating on the liability and criminal liability of this case. The Tolan vs. Cotton case interests me because the United States have so many police that are brutalizing citizens. In some cases the police officers are getting away with it. After reading, reviewing, and studying this case I have learn a lot about the criminal system and laws that men and women should obey. I will explain how the nine judges on the Supreme courts all came to a verdict against the police officer Jeffrey Cotton after he shot an innocent suspect. This people…show more content…
Accomplice Liability and Criminal Liability Accomplice liability consents the court to find a person or persons criminally liable for actions committed by another person. Criminal liability is when a person is commits the crime or act and that he or she intent to commit the crime at that moment. Sergeant Cotton was acquitted of all criminal charges against him in the criminal side. However, the Robert and Marian Tolan felt that the lower court’s decision was not fair. I do agree with the Tolans. I believe that courts did not take the evidence that was present to them inconsideration that Cotton was guilty. Cotton carelessly made an error on typing in the car tag number that Robert Tolan and his cousin was driving. Since, he made that mistake he is responsible criminal and civil. He should have been since to prison time and he should be responsible of the wellbeing of Robert Tolan. On the other hand Cotton was found not criminal liability for the charges in criminal court but Tolan took his case to the Supreme Court. Cotton then was found responsible in civil court. Difference between the various elements of crime including actus reus, mens rea, and concurrence Mens rea, actus reus, and concurrence are all elements to a crime. These elements must be present to charge a person with a crime. The guilty mind is known as the mens rea being that a person has the intent to commit the crime with the mental capacity. The “actus reus” of an

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