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    that the book is an instance of “talking story” about a local story, using this style of oral transmission in written form to convey to the reader the contents of the book. This is not a book specifically about the Massie-Kahahawai case specifically, but about the effect which this case had according to the author, a look into the formation of a local identity that brought together people of different ethnicities into one collective group as a result of the Massie-Kahahawai case (Rosa 2014:7). Local Story is indeed successful at explaining the Massie-Kahahawai case’s impact on the formation of local identity, but delves too deeply into the case’s smaller details and loses the reader to what should be a topic for the curious reader to research on their own.…

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    FOURTH DRAFT An American Tragedy: The Hawaiian Scottsboro Boys In his book, “A Death in the Islands – The Unwritten Law and the Last Trial of Clarence Darrow,” Mike Farris recounts in vivid detail a miscarriage of justice in early 1930s Hawaii that echoes an all-too-familiar American theme. We learn that several men, collectively known as the Ala Moana Boys, were the Hawaiian equivalent of their more notorious black contemporaries, the Scottsboro Boys of Alabama, who themselves became…

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    In most cases, people have the freedom of choice in their lives. and there are bountiful different obstacles that people have to overcome. In both Reginald Rose’s, Twelve Angry Men and Harper Lee’s, To Kill A Mockingbird, there were man vs society conflicts that brought many people to their breaking points. Both books had a strong emphasis on discrimination and prejudice. In Twelve Angry Men the jury was against the defendant for racist reasons just like the town was against Tom Robinson in the…

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    An aboriginal by the name of Victor Daniel Williams, was charged in the year 1993 with robbery of a pizza parlour. He elected a trial by judge and jury, at which he pleaded not guilty to the crime. His defence was one of mistaken identity, nevertheless the jury convicted him . He claimed he was not involved with robbery, and that the robbery was committed by someone else. At his first trial, Williams argued that his rights under the grounds of, ss.7, 11(d) and 15(1) of the charter, had been…

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    12 Angry Men Thesis

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    What if you were on trial for first degree murder? In the movie 12 Angry Men by Reginald Rose, a young eighteen year old male was on trial for supposedly murdering his own father. The twelve men on the jury were faced with different opinions and facts that questioned their morals and values in life. I feel as if this movie did have “worth” in my life. I think the movie had worth because no one should ever be stereotyped, judged, and accused based on what other people say. I feel strongly about…

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    8th Juror Analysis

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    Juror #8 replayed the testimonies steps to make sure the witnesses information and assumptions given were true and accurate. Juror #8 was not sure yet the defendant did not kill his father, but he had a reasonable doubt about the case. Juror #8 didn’t see it as a waste of time to stay longer to prove the points and testimonies false or unreasonable. He wanted the unanswered questions answered Juror #8 had a peculiar feeling about this trial because of the defense counsel not defending the young…

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    Patricia Acioli Case Study

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    The family of judge Patricia Acioli, murdered in August last year, are wary about a possible presence of municipal guards in the jury trial of the first PM accused of participating in the murder of magistrate, corporal Sergio Costa Júnior. The hearing will be held next Tuesday (4), in Niterói, in the metropolitan region of Rio de Janeiro. The information comes from the victim's cousin, Humberto birth, which calls for the appointment of the new Secretary of Public Security of the city,…

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    entire community. Likewise, Franz Kafka’s The Trial also juxtaposes the agency of the individual with the strength of the justice system, and displays how the trial suppresses K.’s psychological freedom and agency. As both novels demonstrate how the law subordinates the individual to the community, justice therefore appeases the public rather than vindicates or punishes the offender. As a result, the execution of justice in both novels becomes highly theatrical, as the novels measure justice…

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    Affirmative Defense Essay

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    formulating criminal intent because he/she blacked out or was acting unconsciously”, and therefore, had no intent to commit the crime. (p. 79). For instance, there have been many cases where individuals commit criminal acts while in an unconscious state of mind. Specifically, there have been instances where defendants acted outside of the law while sleep-walking. As a result, the mens rea, or guilty mind aspect is not applicable in these cases, meaning there is no crime committed. Another…

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    Mr. Abbadi Case Summary

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    speaking loudly making incomprehensible statements while looking over his shoulders. As Mr. Abbadi’s behavior became increasingly anxious, the interview was terminated. LEGAL STANDARD FOR COMPETENCY TO STAND TRIAL Competency to Stand Trial is a requirement of the United States Constitution designed to assure the defendant due process of law through meaningful participation in their case. Trial of an incompetent defendant violates the U.S. Constitution (Pate v. Robinson, 383 U.S. 372…

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