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Jury Nullification and Its Effects on Black America
Jury Nullification and Its Effects on Black America
Jury Nullification and Its Effects on Black America It is obvious that significant improvements have been made in the way that the criminal justice system deals with Blacks during the history of the United States. Blacks have not always been afforded a right to trial, not to mention a fair one. Additionally, for years, Blacks were unable to serve on juries, clearly affecting the way both Blacks and whites were tried. Much of this improvement has been achieved through various court decisions, and
Olmstead v United States 1928
Olmstead v United States 1928
Olmstead v. United States (1928) Opinion delivered by Chief Justice Taft Vote: 5-4 Case reached Supreme Court by writ of certiorari. Facts: The evidence in the records discloses a conspiracy of amazing magnitude to import, possess, and sell liquor unlawfully. Involved were not less than fifty employees, two sea-going vessels for transportation of the goods to British Columbia, a ranch beyond the city limits of Seattle with a large underground cache to store the liquor, and many other caches arou
Cultural Diversity in Local Politics
Cultural Diversity in Local Politics
Cultural Diversity in Local Politics Overview This paper explores the limits and potentials of ethnic and racial coalition building in Los Angeles. The demographic changes that have occurred in Los Angeles during the past twenty years have been extraordinary, both in scope and diversity. The area has witnessed a literal boom in population growth, increasing from 7 million in 1970 to 8.8 million in 1990. (US Bureau of the Census) However, it is the dramatic change in ethnic and racial diversity o
The United States of America vs Richard M Nixon
The United States of America vs Richard M Nixon
The United States of America vs. Richard M. Nixon Issue In this case, the court is asked to decide if the president had knowledge\involvement in the Watergate robberies and if he had the right to invoke Executive Privilege. Facts During the campaign of President Nixon's second term, a group of burglars working for the committee to re-elect the President broke into the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate office- apartment complex in Washington DC, apparently in sear
Mexico
Mexico
Mexico Mexico was the site of some of the earliest and most advanced civilizations in the western hemisphere. The Mayan culture, according to archaeological research, attained its greatest development about the 6th century AD. Another group, the Toltec, established an empire in the Valley of Mexico and developed a great civilization still evidenced by the ruins of magnificent buildings and monuments. The leading tribe, the Aztec, built great cities and developed an intricate social, political, a
The Political Career of Richard Nixon
The Political Career of Richard Nixon
The Political Career of Richard Nixon 1. Nixon's Beginning in Politics 2. Emergence in National Politics A. The Hiss Case B. Nixon's Political Obituary C. Resurgence as a presidential candidate 3. The 37th President A. Nixon's Appointment's B. Foreign Policy 1. Nixon's plans for Europe 2. Vietnam C. Domestic Policy 4. Nixon's Second Administration A. Reelection B. Watergate A few weeks after the United States entered World War II a young man named Richard Nixon went to Washington, D.C. In Januar
Watergate Was The Nixon White House Involved
Watergate Was The Nixon White House Involved
Watergate: Was The Nixon White House Involved? What was Watergate? Watergate is a term used to describe a complex web of political scandals occurring between 1972 and 1974. On January 20, 1969, Richard M. Nixon had become the thirty-seventh president of the United States. As Nixon entered the White House, he was “full of bitterness and anger about past defeats, and about years of perceived slights from others in the political establishment.” Nixon, a Republican, once stated that, “Washington i
Lincoln Abraham 1809-65 16th president of the United States 1861-65 wh
Lincoln Abraham 1809-65 16th president of the United States 1861-65 wh
Lincoln, Abraham (1809-65), 16th president of the United States (1861-65), who steered the Union to victory in the American Civil War and abolished slavery. Early Life Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, near Hodgenville, Kentucky, the son of Nancy Hanks and Thomas Lincoln, pioneer farmers. At the age of two he was taken by his parents to nearby Knob Creek and at eight to Spencer County, Indiana. The following year his mother died. In 1819 his father married Sarah Bush Johnston, a kindly wid
Brief History of the NRA
Brief History of the NRA
Brief History of the NRA The National Rifle Association in its simplest form is the largest gun club in the world. The organization was founded in 1871 by former Union Army officers to encourage sport shooting in order to have a fine tuned militia in case of emergency. The Union officers believed that a well regulated militia was integral for the security of a free state. It is an organization that opposes gun control, it believes in the individual defense of the uses of firearms, and it is int
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TITLE This report is based upon the book In Contempt, written by Christopher A. Darden with Jess Walter. This book is published by Regan Books an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers and is copyrighted 1996 by Christopher A. Darden. Introduction of the Author The book In Contempt was written by Christopher A. Darden. Chris Darden is famous for being one of the prosecuting attorneys in the court case, The People vs. Simpson. He has worked hard his whole life to reach the status he has now achiev
Brief History of the NRA
Brief History of the NRA
Brief History of the NRA The National Rifle Association in its simplest form is the largest gun club in the world. The organization was founded in 1871 by former Union Army officers to encourage sport shooting in order to have a fine tuned militia in case of emergency. The Union officers believed that a well regulated militia was integral for the security of a free state. It is an organization that opposes gun control, it believes in the individual defense of the uses of firearms, and it is int
It is obvious that significant improvements have been made in the way
It is obvious that significant improvements have been made in the way
It is obvious that significant improvements have been made in the way that the criminal justice system deals with Blacks during the history of the United States. Blacks have not always been afforded a right to trial, not to mention a fair one. Additionally, for years, Blacks were unable to serve on juries, clearly affecting the way both Blacks and whites were tried. Much of this improvement has been achieved through various court decisions, and other improvements have been made through federal
The Watergate Scandal
The Watergate Scandal
The Watergate Scandal The Watergate Scandal The Watergate Affair, is the worst political scandal in U.S. history. It led to the resignation of the president, Richard M. Nixon, after he became implicated in an attempt to cover up the scandal. �The Watergate Affair� refers to the break-in and electronic bugging in 1972, of the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate apartment, and office building complex in Washington D.C. The term was applied to several related scandals. M
The Life of Doc Holliday
The Life of Doc Holliday
The Life of Doc Holliday On January 8, 1849, Henry Burroughs Holliday, a future Confederate Major and a druggist , and Alice Jane McKay were married. They had two kids. The first child was Martha Eleanora Holliday, she died on June 12, 1850, six months after birth. Their second child, born on August 14, 1851 in Griffin, Georgia, was John Henry Holliday. Better known by the nickname he would earn later in life: 'Doc' Holliday. That year, this entry was entered into the local church for record
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition Law Enforcement Against Prohibition 27 Austin Road, Medford, MA 02155 [email protected] (781) 393-6985 http://www.leap.cc LEAPBoard of Directors Jack A. Cole Executive Director – Massachusetts Peter Christ Treasurer – New York Edward Ellison Director – The United Kingdom John A. Gayder Secretary – Ontario Walter McKay Director – Canada Judge Eleanor Schockett Director – Recruiting, Florida Howard J. Wooldridge Director – Media, Colorado Advisory Board Hon. Larry C
Chapter 41 The Stormy Sixties
Chapter 41 The Stormy Sixties
Chapter 41: “The Stormy Sixties” ~ 1960 – 1968 ~ I. Kennedy’s “New Frontier” Spirit 1. In 1960, young, energetic John F. Kennedy was elected to president of the United States—the youngest man ever elected to that office. 2. The 1960s would bring a sexual revolution, a civil rights revolutions, the emergence of a “youth culture,” a devastating war in Vietnam, and the beginnings of a feminist revolution. 3. JFK delivered a stirring inaugural address, and he also assembled a very young cabinet, inc
The Growth of Litigations Concerning Prison Rights
The Growth of Litigations Concerning Prison Rights
The Growth of Litigations Concerning Prison Rights The U.S. Supreme Court has interpreted Section 1983 of the U.S. Code to permit prisoners to sue state correctional officials when the conditions of confinement fail to meet constitutional standards of physical security, adequate medical treatment, freedom of religious expression, and so forth. (www.ncsonline.org) In the 1960s when the U.S. Supreme Court established that prisoners had constitutional rights, (Cooper v. Pate, 278 U.S. 546 (1964).)
Criminal Trials
Criminal Trials
Criminal Trials One of the most vaguely understood events in the United States is the modern criminal trial. Most people have a faint knowledge of the goings-on of criminal proceedings, mainly due to what is seen on television, but the person who knows the real course of a trial is rare. However, there is nothing mysterious about the events that determine criminal guilt. Trials are carefully orchestrated, following procedures that have been laid in legal concrete over the years, and generally fo
An American Tragedy
An American Tragedy
An American Tragedy History Book Report – Historical Fiction Your Name _ _______________ Book Title _An American Tragedy____________ Author Theodore Dreiser _ Where did you get this book? _ ________ Number of pages _853__ Number of pages you read _853__ 1) Write a summary of the events in the book. For every 25 pages of the book you must write at least a one-half page summary of what happened in those pages. If your book is over 300 pages, you may summarize every 50 pages. Make sure to emphasize
WRONGFUL CONVICTION AND IMPRISONMENT IN ALABAMA
WRONGFUL CONVICTION AND IMPRISONMENT IN ALABAMA
WRONGFUL CONVICTION AND IMPRISONMENT IN ALABAMA ROBBERY OF FREEDOM: The Ultimate Injustice One human being is too many when it comes to unlawfully, wrongfully having their freedom taken away from them and their rights denied. I received a most bizarre false accusation, wrongful conviction, and illegal imprisonment. I was the victim of malicious prosecution and conspiracy to maliciously prosecute. The corrupt individuals have gone so far as to literally sentence me THREE times for the same bogus
William H Taft
William H Taft
William H. Taft William H. Taft was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on September 15, 1857. His father, Alphonso Taft, was a lawyer who later served as secretary of war and as attorney general in President Ulysses S. Grant’s cabinet and then as ambassador to Austria-Hungary and Russia. Alphonso Taft’s wife, the former Louise Torrey, wrote of her son William a few weeks after he was born: “ He is very large of his age and grows fat everyday.” The words were prophetic, for Taft as an adult weighed three h
Chemistry of crime
Chemistry of crime
Chemistry of crime The case of jonbenet ramsey The Ramsey’s Home The first images of JonBenet Ramsey that were broadcast to the world showed a pretty little girl in heavy make-up and flamboyant costumes parading across a stage. At the time, the media described her as being a painted baby, a sexualized toddler beauty queen. From the day in 1996, when JonBenet was found dead in the basement of her home in Boulder Colorado, the Boulder police and a large proportion of the world's media believed tha
Police Brutality and Community Relations
Police Brutality and Community Relations
Police Brutality and Community Relations Management of Law Enforcement AL318 Police brutality and poor community relations continues to plague racial and sociological groups throughout United States, which proves that law enforcement management needs to implement better community relations policies and procedures. The Watts Riots of 1965 was the peak of police brutality at its worst that was documented by video. At the time, California had adopted Proposition 14. This proposition moved to block
The Regulators of North Carolina - Outraged Opressors
The Regulators of North Carolina - Outraged Opressors
The Regulators of North Carolina - Outraged Opressors The history of colonial North Carolina is bombarded with frequent strife and turmoil. The people of North Carolina, because of a lack in supervision from the British monarchy, learned to possess an independent spirit. The colony remained isolated from the rest of the country because of several geographical conditions such as poor harbors, the abscence of navigable rivers, numerous swamps, and bad road conditions. Due to these conditions, comm
War Laws
War Laws
War Laws The term laws of war refers to the rules governing the actual conduct of armed conflict. This idea that there actually exists rules that govern war is a difficult concept to understand. The simple act of war in and of itself seems to be in violation of an almost universal law prohibiting one human being from killing another. But during times of war murder of the enemy is allowed, which leads one to the question, if murder is permissible then what possible laws of war could there b
The Watergate Complex is a series of modern buildings with
The Watergate Complex is a series of modern buildings with
The Watergate Complex is a series of modern buildings with balconies that looks like filed down Shark's Teeth (Gold, 1). Located on the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. it contains many hotel rooms and offices. What happened in the complex on June 17, 1972 early in the morning became a very historical event for our nation that no one will ever forget. The Watergate Scandal and constitutional crisis that began on June 17, 1972 with the arrest of five burglars who broke into the Democratic Na
Limiting Children s Access To Internet Pornography
Limiting Children s Access To Internet Pornography
Limiting Children�s Access To Internet Pornography Pornography is one of mankind�s most revered, respected, and repulsed pastimes. Adults can use pornography to relieve stress, enhance their sex lives, or simply as a means of entertainment. One of the easiest and most popular ways of obtaining pornographic material is over the Internet. The only downside is that the Internet is accessible to children; therefore, pornography is accessible to children. While adults should have limitless access
The Life and Death of President John F Kennedy
The Life and Death of President John F Kennedy
The Life and Death of President John F. Kennedy President Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917, in Brooklin, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. The other eight Kennedy children were Joseph, Jr. Rosemary Kathleen Eunice Patricia Robert F. Jean Edward M. Ted . As the Kennedy children grew up, their parents encouraged them to develop their own talents and interests. Loyalty to each other was important to the Kennedys. But the brothers and sisters also developed a strong competitive spirit. Jack, as h
The Dred Scott Decision
The Dred Scott Decision
The Dred Scott Decision The Dred Scott decision of the Supreme Court in March 1857 was one of the major steps on the road to secession. Dred Scott was a slave who was taken to Missouri from Virginia and sold. His new master then moved to Illinois (a free state) for a while but soon moved back to Missouri. Upon his master's death, Scott claimed that since he had resided in a free state, he was consequentially a free man. The case eventually made it to the Supreme Court. As stated by Supreme Court
Terrorism In the United States
Terrorism In the United States
Terrorism In the United States Over the past few years the United States have become more vulnerable to terrorist attacks. There have been newspaper headlines that described the World Trade Center bombing, the Unabomber's arrest, and the bombings in Oklahoma City and Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta. Though investigators didn't find evidence that an explosion caused the crash of TWA Flight 800 was a bomb, the airline security has risen drastically. While the lawmakers debate which steps to tak
INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION Firearms Identification is a discipline of Forensic Science that has as its primary concern to determine if a bullet, cartridge case, or other ammunition component was fired from a specific firearm. FIREARMS IDENTIFICATION Whenever a shooting occurs the firearms evidence is collected and evaluated as to its importance to the case. The evidence submitted to a lab's Firearms Section will typically include a firearm or firearms, fired bullets, spent cartridge cases, spent shotshells, s
The Infamous Watergate Scandal
The Infamous Watergate Scandal
The Infamous Watergate Scandal The Watergate Complex is a series of modern buildings with balconies that looks like filed down Shark's Teeth (Gold, 1). Located on the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. it contains many hotel rooms and offices. What happened in the complex on June 17, 1972 early in the morning became a very historical event for our nation that no one will ever forget. The Watergate Scandal and constitutional crisis that began on June 17, 1972 with the arrest of five burglars
The Infamous Watergate Scandal
The Infamous Watergate Scandal
The Infamous Watergate Scandal The Watergate Complex is a series of modern buildings with balconies that looks like filed down Shark's Teeth (Gold, 1). Located on the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. it contains many hotel rooms and offices. What happened in the complex on June 17, 1972 early in the morning became a very historical event for our nation that no one will ever forget. The Watergate Scandal and constitutional crisis that began on June 17, 1972 with the arrest of five burglars
The Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI
The Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) The agency now known as the Federal Bureau of Investigation originated from a force of Special Agents created in 1908 when Attorney General Charles Bonaparte appointed an unnamed force to be the investigative force of the Department of Justice (DOJ) under the Presidency of Theodore Roosevelt. Before that time the Department of Justice often had to borrow Agents from the U.S. Secret Service to investigate violations of federal criminal laws within its ju
It was April and El Nino was pelting the rooftop in full
It was April and El Nino was pelting the rooftop in full
It was April, and El Nino was pelting the rooftop in full force. The rain came down in buckets, only to let up for a few seconds, then resume with a crash of thunder and a torrential downpour. Detective Jack Barretta hated being called out on a case on days like this. He and his partner, Wally Cruz got the call to go to the scene of a homicide on the East side of town. A body had been found in a batchelor's apartment apparently stabbed to death in a home invasion robbery. When Jack and Wally ar
President Kennedy was born on May 29 1917 in Brooklin Massachusetts a
President Kennedy was born on May 29 1917 in Brooklin Massachusetts a
President Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917, in Brooklin, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. The other eight Kennedy children were Joseph, Jr. Rosemary Kathleen Eunice Patricia Robert F. Jean Edward M. Ted. As the Kennedy children grew up, their parents encouraged them to develop their own talents and interests. Loyalty to each other was important to the Kennedys. But the brothers and sisters also developed a strong competitive spirit. Jack, as his family called him, and Joe, his older brother
Throughout time there has been a transition of power from one individu
Throughout time there has been a transition of power from one individu
Throughout time there has been a transition of power from one individual to another. This has been a time honored tradition that takes place every four years. This remarkable tradition is formally known as the United States Presidency. Every four years there is an election to guarantee that the most fit person is selected to run our country. There is usually two to four runners for this grand position but only one is deemed the winner and the American President. So far in our history there have
ANDREW JACKSON
ANDREW JACKSON
ANDREW JACKSON Andrew Jackson was an American soldier and statesman. He was born on March l5, l767, and was the 7th President of the United States. Young Andrew was wild, quick tempered, and independent, with little interest in studying. His few years of formal education were interrupted by the call for soldiers to resist the British invasion. At the age of l3, he participated in the Battle of Hanging Rock (August l, l780). The following year, he and his next oldest brother joined their neighbo
1824 January 21
1824 January 21
1824 January 21 Thomas Jonathan Jackson was born at Clarksburg, [West] Virginia. Parents: Jonathan Jackson (1790-1826) an attorney, and Julia Beckwith Neale (1798-1831). They were married in September 1817 and had four children: Elizabeth (1819-1826); Warren (1821-1841); Thomas (1824-1863), and Laura Ann (1826-1911). Gen. Stonewall Jackson From the original image in the VMI Archives Photograph collection 1826 March Jackson's sister Elizabeth (age 6) and his father died of typhoid fever. Julia J
The Law of Sexual Harassment
The Law of Sexual Harassment
The Law of Sexual Harassment Abstract Sexual harassment is a very popular case that has taken place ever since in the 1960s. As time goes by and with the law slowly changing, more cases of sexual harassment were acknowledged by the courts. There are two types of sexual harassment, namely quid pro quo and hostile work environment, and it has been a shared burden among the judges the difficulty in drawing a fine line between them. However, quid pro quo cases are harder to win because the criteria
On February 21 King is indicted along with twenty-four other ministers
On February 21 King is indicted along with twenty-four other ministers
On February 21, King is indicted, along with twenty-four other ministers and more than one hundred other blacks, for conspiring to prevent the Montgomery bus company from operation of business. A United States Discrit Court rules on June 4 that racial segregation on Alabama's city bus lines is unconstitutional. On November 13, the United States Supreme Court uninamously upholds the decision. On December 21, blacks and whites in Montgomery ride for the first time on previously segregated buses.
Arizona
Arizona
Arizona State Statistics 1. Capitol: Phoenix 2. Area: 113,909 sq. miles 3. Chief Products a.) Agriculture -beef -cotton -cattle -milk -hay b.) manufacturing -nonelectric machinery -electric and electronic equipment -transportation equipment -primary metals -stone, clay, and glass products -chemicals c.) mining -copper -molybdenum -coal -sand -gravel Voting in Previous Six Presidential Elections 1. 1976: Gerald Ford (R) 2. 1980: Ronald Reagan (R) 3. 1984: Ronal Reagan (R) 4. 1988: George Bush (R
Lincoln Abraham 1809-65 16th president of the United States 1861-65 wh
Lincoln Abraham 1809-65 16th president of the United States 1861-65 wh
Lincoln, Abraham (1809-65), 16th president of the United States (1861-65), who steered the Union to victory in the American Civil War and abolished slavery. •Early Life Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, near Hodgenville, Kentucky, the son of Nancy Hanks and Thomas Lincoln, pioneer farmers. At the age of two he was taken by his parents to nearby Knob Creek and at eight to Spencer County, Indiana. The following year his mother died. In 1819 his father married Sarah Bush Johnston, a kindly wi
HISTORY
HISTORY
HISTORY Legal executions in California were authorized under the Criminal Practices Act of 1851. On February 14, 1872, capital punishment was incorporated into the Penal Code, stating: A judgment of death must be executed within the walls or yard of a jail, or some convenient private place in the county. The Sheriff of the county must be present at the execution, and must invite the presence of a physician, the District Attorney of the county, and at least twelve reputable citizens, to be selec
Evan Shelby Sr came here from the mother country and brought his famil
Evan Shelby Sr came here from the mother country and brought his famil
Evan Shelby Sr. came here from the mother country and brought his family to the colonies and accumulated a vast amount of wealth while here for a short time before his death. Evan Shelby Jr. his oldest son, was very active for his new home land, by obtaining the rank of Brig. General of the militia in the American Revolution and Evan Shelby Jr.'s son Isaac Shelby a very decorated Revolutionary War hero and the first governor of Kentucky. The above mentioned gentlemen are direct ancestors of min
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OMERTA
OMERTA? THE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN MAFIA Throughout history, crime has existed in many different forms and has been committed by not only individuals, but by groups as well. Crime is something that has no limits; it exists in all cultures, committed by all races, and has existed in all time periods. Crime exists as a part of society and is a lifestyle for many people. Crime also exists in both organized and unorganized forms. Since the early 1900's, organized crime has existed in the United S
Nevada
Nevada
Nevada Alan Gray Table Of Contents 1) Table Of Contents 2) State Flag 3) Facts a) Seal b) Motto c) State Symbols 4) History a) Capital b) Year of Entry 5) Major Industries 6) Population 7) System of Government 8) Wildlife and Environment 9) Tourist Traps 10) Vacation Plan 2 3 State Seal- State Motto- All For Our Country State Tree- Single-Leaf Pinion and Bristlecone Pine State Flower- Sagebrush State Animal- Desert Bighorn Sheep State Colors- Silver and Blue State Song- “Home Means Nevada” Lyric
America
America
America America, the Revenge-Minded Nation, has created the conditions for a rising crime rate, and invited her people in. Crime in America has become a multibillion dollar Corporation for the Judicial System. The Corporation itself breeds white collar Criminals. The little man is nothing more than a tax slave who, at the cost of being revenge-minded, has bought into the problem, and not the solution. Good people in the middle are held in prisons of fear is the crime rate rises around them. Soma
John F Kennedy
John F Kennedy
John F Kennedy In another bizarre twist to a mystery that has haunted Americans for more than a quarter century, the son of a former Dallas police officer plans to tell the world that his father was one of the assassins of President John F. Kennedy. Ricky White, a 29-year-old, unemployed oil equipment salesman in Midland, says he had no conception of ever, ever giving this story out but decided to do so after FBI agents began asking questions in May 1988. I'm telling you a story that has touched
Roosevelt
Roosevelt
Roosevelt Franklin Delano Roosevelt, (1882-1945), 32nd of the United States. Roosevelt became president in March 1933 at the depth of the Great Depression, was reelected for an unprecedented three more terms, and died in office in April 1945, less than a month before the surrender of Germany in World War II. Despite an attack of poliomyelitis, which paralyzed his legs in 1921, he was a charismatic optimist whose confidence helped sustain the American people during the strains of economic crisis