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  • The Robin Hood Police Case Study

    West Memphis 3: Wrongfully Accused? On May 5th, 1993 three eight year old boys were reported missing in West Memphis, Arkansas. The boys were found the next day, hog tied in a wooded area called “Robin Hood Hills”. After the case had been “thoroughly” investigated, the West Memphis Police announced on the news that they had found the murderers, pointing fingers at Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley and Jason Baldwin, three teenagers who were different from the norm in West Memphis, making it easy for them to be accused. I believe the boys were wrongfully accused of this crime because there is a lack of evidence in the case pointing to the boys, and the crime just seems to convenient for these three to actually pull off. During the investigation several fibers and two hairs were found on the boys, one negroid hair and one Caucasian hair.(Sauls) None of these hairs or fibers could be linked directly to any of the three boys. This evidence was also somewhat just tossed aside and overlooked for the remainder of the case… I wonder why? During the police investigation, it was said that the crime could have been some sort of sexual assault by a serial killer, but there was no trauma on the boys anuses found by the coroner. Most of the clothes were found in the water next to the bodies, but instead of being torn all of the clothes were turned inside out. Two of the three pairs of underwear were never found, nor were Christopher Byers missing parts. It’s said that serial killers…

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  • Paradise Lost: The Child Murders At Robin Hood Hills

    Being guilty “beyond a reasonable doubt” is the highest standard of proof in any trial, especially in criminal trials where a defendant can be deprived of his or her liberties and even result in his or her death. This principle, however, is often forgotten with the presence of strong religious beliefs and rising emotions following violent crimes. Directors, Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky, in the documentary film Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996) takes an insider look…

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  • West Memphis Three Short Story

    usually comes to mind with a lot of people is the West Memphis three. This story was a gigantic topic when it first hit TV and newsstands. There is another case almost exactly like West Memphis three called the Central Park Five. Both stories prove that innocent people go to jail and do time for crimes they didn’t commit. Both stories took place in the 1900s. The central park five took place in nineteen eighty nine. The West Memphis three took place in nineteen ninety three. The Central Park…

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  • Damien Echols

    the police come after me? Who did they kill? How did they kill them? In May 5 ,1993 three teenagers were convicted of three murders are Damien Echols was 18 Jason Baldwin was 16 and Jessie Misskelley was 17: and one of them was ordered to serve a life time in prison . Echols who was sentenced to death. That involved three boys from West Memphis. They were an easy…

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  • Devil's Knot Character Analysis

    Mara Leveritt writes a fascinating tale of the American justice system gone terribly wrong in her book Devil’s Knot. On May 5, 1993, Christopher Byers, Michael Moore, and Steven Branch went missing from their homes in West Memphis, Arkansas. Subsequently, their bodies were recovered in a body of water by their homes with signs that they had been ferociously beaten and murdered. The evidence showed that Christopher Byers had been castrated before he was killed. Quickly, the town found out about…

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  • Compare And Contrast The Witch Trials

    to look bad. The witch trials are a great example and one of the oldest to happen in the colonial era, but it was still in America. The West Memphis three is another great example of the judicial system being corrupt. Even though these trials were hundreds of years apart, they are very similar. The Witch trials were hundreds of years ago, but they still have relevance today. The trials consisted of people being accused of being witches and the community went insane because they thought their…

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  • Martin Luther King Assassination Essay

    Ray was a petty thief that had an arrest record stemming from 1949 until 1968. James Earl Ray was sentenced to the Missouri State Penitentiary in 1960 to serve a twenty year sentence. He had a rap sheet for petty crimes but was he capable of murdering someone? James escaped from the Missouri State Penitentiary in 1967 and was on the loose for over eleven months. The story was told that James Earl Ray traveled to Memphis, TN on April 3, 1968 and checked into a room across from the Lorraine Motel…

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  • Drum Major Instinct Analysis

    Martin Luther King Jr. was a famous and respectable man when he was alive. He was a leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He gave many sermons and speeches in his day. On one very important day, 4 February 1968, he gave a sermon called “The Drum Major Instinct;” it was based off an adaptation of J. Wallace Hamilton’s “Drum-Major Instinct.” In King’s sermon, he explains what the drum major instinct is and why you need to be cautious with it. King believed that you shouldn’t use…

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  • ' To Tell The Truth Freely: The Life Of Ida B. Wells

    first took shape around a one woman political battle she launched in 1883 at age twenty.”2 Bay explains, “Lizzie and Jim Wells prospered during Reconstruction, rapidly achieving a political and economic independence that was all too rare among African Americans in the post emancipation South.”2 Ida’s parents were very lucky to have had the opportunities that they had. While in Memphis, Wells accomplished many incredible things. According to Bay, “Indeed, more than anything, it was her…

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  • Angela Davis The Blues Analysis

    When the blues was first produced, it was grown out of a tradition of sorrow songs from the slavery period; songs that spoke about the African American soul during conflicting times. Several writers have identified the blues as a multifaceted concept that can be defined through the lens of the traditional, black conservative politics; the white liberal ideology; and through the secularization of the traditional religious ideology. The blues created an era when African American could air their…

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