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    It was a faint but sudden ringing that pounded the accused 's head with the repeated sounds of 'tick, tock. ' Covering his ears to block out the pungent noise, he found it to be the clock on the wall that slowly ticked time away. Meanwhile, Beethoven 's Symphony No. 7 in A Major hummed peacefully in the background. "As the 9 councilors of CATA, we unanimously charge you with treason for spreading rhetoric that does not promote the good of our society." Dressed in an aesthetic black robe that covered him from head to toe, he was a seasoned old man with a face weary from the toll of doing anything absolutely necessary for the good of the society. Anything. That essential requisite chose the head of the world 's largest bureaucratic organization:…

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    Lady or the Tiger Did the princess’s love for the young man win over her jealousy? A long time ago, there was a semi-barbaric king, who had a daughter; like the king, she was a passionate and arrogant. Since the king was semi-barbaric, he had an arena to determine whether someone was innocent, or guilty. This was completely fair because it is unknown to the criminal what lies behind each door. If the accused criminal chose a door that had a tiger, the tiger would shred the criminal up into…

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    would be much more uncivilized and inhumane. Without the code, they wouldn't have been as advanced and as knowledgeable as they were. The code of Hammurabi reflected many things about the Babylonian society. It reflects that stealing was a very bad thing to do, in more than one way. For example, if someone stole an ox, a sheep, an ass, a pig, or a ship, they would have to pay thirty times the value of what they had stolen, and if they could not repay, they would be put to death. If…

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    like the case with Steven Avery, he or she needs to examine his personality in conjunction with the accusations. Just like Avery, Brendan is portrayed as incapable of critical thinking and is similar child that has to be interrogated by the contrastingly intelligent police. Although some viewers may see Dassey’s impressionable quality and conclude that Avery could have easily coerced him to carry out his supposed crime. However, because of Dassey’s lack of understanding and complete lack of…

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    She knew what she should do, but she was already the center of another scandal. She hung up and fled home, locking herself in the sanctuary of her bedroom. The sound of a gavel drew her back to the present. The accused was still staring at her. She wondered if he also knew she'd been there that night. When he'd first appeared on the six o' clock news the next day, she'd been shocked to discover the wrong person had been nabbed. Rather than capturing a murderer, the police had gotten a hold of a…

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    provides protection against a delay in the arrest and charge phase. The Due Process Clause provides a safety net against unfair conduct in regards to the processing phase. When the defendant is arrested and formally accused, as Betterman was, the Speedy Trial Clause should begin. However, the constitutional issue arose when the Supreme Court said the Speedy Trial Clause ends when the second phase ends. The Speedy Trial Clause is in place in order to shield the defendant with what is known as the…

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    Many people must deal with being accused of something they did not have any affiliation with. Some examples include citizens in The Crucible, Muslims after the 9/11 terrorist attack, and people in the state department or the Democrat party. All it took was one person to say someone performs witchcraft in The Crucible, and they will get arrested. All it took was Muslim culture to get accused of executing terrorist attacks against the United States. All it took was a career in the state department…

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    The Accused Film Analysis

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    How do these films articulate prejudice being overcome, and how may these representations influence law and justice? In the film ‘The Accused 1988’, is a young lady by the name of Sarah Tobias who is gang-raped by three men while a gathering of observers 'shout and applaud'. A youthful female legal advisor, Kathryn Murphy goes up against the case and consents to lessened charges to which Sarah is furious as she never got the opportunity to recount her side of the story. Kathryn pursues the…

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    One day when my mother came home, she found her favorite vase cracked. Regardless of my innocence, I was blamed because of the lack of evidence that proved I did not do it. I then received a punishment for a crime that I did not commit. I am sure you all have similar tales of being blamed for things as a child. Considering this, what if you were accused and convicted of a crime, like murder, but were incapable of proving your innocence? This concept, of being guilty prior to the obtainment of…

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    Throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in Europe, it is estimated that approximately 110,000 were accused of witch-craft, with some 60,000 “confessing” and being tortured or executed. Among the tens of thousands accused and/or executed, many were women who were often single, widowed, and of lower socioeconomic status. According to Sarah and Brady Hughes, “…centralized governments were willing to prosecute on sexual and religious matters fell heaviest on the lower class, those unable…

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