As a teenager today in America, freedom is thought of as being able to hang out, shop, have a cell phone, and internet. In the year of 1860, there was a slave population of fifty-thousand and freedom meant a lot to all of them. Freedom is the state of being free rather than confinement or under physical restraint. Freedom was like a long term goal or accomplishment for slaves; with many limits and restrictions, blacks were not truly free in the North. For slaves, freedom was inevitably political, social, and religious freedom; education and economic rights were sought after as well. Generally, slaves had limited political freedom. Political is in terms of having any relation or concern to government. Voting was a main contention. In 1860, black male suffrage was restricted in New York, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. (Doc. A.) Suffrage was only allowed in most parts of New England which only excluded Connecticut. Massachusetts was the only Northern state that allowed both black male suffrage and jury duty. (Doc. A.) Black men had a greater advantage of being able to vote if they were wealthy enough. Women, not determined by race, could not vote at all any where, in the North until after the civil war. Assuredly, blacks took part in their religious freedom by interacting with each other in the black church. The black church was the place where blacks expressed their religion, became involved in community politics, and fought for voting rights, temperance, and abolition. The church was a place to get married and buried. The church offered services such as a literary club, Sunday school, a published newspaper and even hosted abolitionist meetings. (Doc. D) The church also provided refugee for fugitive slaves. The church was like a whole other secluded world. The Black church took on roles that were limited by white society. The church became a place to become involved in community politics, fight for causes such as voting rights, temperance and abolition. Even though the church was segregated, it shed a little light towards their freedom. In addition, social freedom was diverse in the North, blacks were free to live, thrive, if “he” could, pay taxes, and perform duties. Blacks were not free to dine, drink at the white board table, share deliberations of the jury box, attend courts, represent in legislature, or mingle in…
prevented from becoming jurors.
The selection is done by the Central Jury Summoning Bureau who generates names of the probable jurors using the computer. Summons are then sent out with a form to return confirming that the person does not fall onto disqualifying group. It is then from this resulting list, that the jury panel is formed and it is also at this stage that the vetting will take place. These selected members of the jury they must be between 18 and 70 years of age for them to be capable to…
What is Freedom?
Living in Black Americas society, freedom is one on the number of issues that brings out much conflict. Of course freedom is a word which contains inbuilt restrictions. A free society contains individuals who are free to do what they do, whilst respecting the freedoms of others. Freedom can define as many other different definitions. Are we actually living in a society where freedom actually exists to the full extent? Most times we are limited to what freedom is actually…
Jury Trial Analysis
March 16, 2015
CJA/364 Criminal Procedure
Jury Trial Analysis
In today’s society, there are many people who know what a jury trial is and what is expected in the process of a jury trial. They may also know why the process is important and very necessary as it protects the citizens of the United States. The part that some people may not know about is the process that is taken during the pre-trial phase. Any and every individual that has…
In first degree murder cases, as well as other homicide crimes, defendants often ... If an officer kills someone in the exercise of duty and without an unlawful ...
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It was a trial about the murder of an innocent civilian. ... custody, or in the execution of a police officer's duty, or if it falls under…
December 3rd, 2008
LAWS – Make-up class
Legal Actors 2 – Judges and Juries
Two separate functions in tension:
1. Accuracy: Decide the facts of a case, and apply the law to these facts under the judge’s direction
Much more common in criminal trials. Bring in the jury to ascertain the facts.
Primary job is to listen and find out what really happened
2. Flexibility: A safeguard to resist applications of legal rules that would contradict the “conscience of the community”
Reflect the values…
To be or not to be
I don’t fully understand the concept of “freedom” some contend that it is their constitution and bill of rights that they deserve and must preserve. However, if a piece of paper tells people what they should and shouldn’t do and what they do and don’t deserve isn’t that still limiting their rights their choice. So what is freedom? Isn’t it to be unrestricted from the chains (or in this case paper) telling them what actions they are…
2: Human Freedom
Chapter 2: You are what you do?
Part 1: Development of ‘self ‘
Catholic teaching refers to the human person as being at once physical and spiritual (CCC #362)
“The Lord God formed man out of dust from the ground. And breathed into his nostrils
The Catechism describes the ‘soul’ as our ‘innermost aspect’ and ‘what which is of the greatest value’ n us The soul, it says, signifies our ‘spiritual principles’ ( CCC, #363)
1. Why it’s it that humans beings…
not indicted, ethics that are tied into it, and self-regulation.
First, Chris goes to explain that grand juries are reluctant to indicting officers. MacDonald stated, “Not just reluctant overall, but comparatively reluctant. Because generally, grand juries do indict the people brought before them.” In the statistics provided in the article it stated that it was uncommon for grand juries not to indict.
MacDonald explains that police officers have a tough job and that it is hard for people not…
where he is from
Storytelling: Stories allow people to persuade themselves. A story will lower a prospect’s resistance, make complicated things easier to understand, and perk up their emotions.
• Juror 11: A foreign-born watchmaker focuses the jury on the beauty and responsibility of the American judicial process
• Juror 12: Often strays off course with advertising stories and slogans
Analogies/Metaphors: When you can relate your scenario to something that the prospect already accepts as…
This essay will discuss the role of the magistrate and jury in the English and Welsh legal decision-making process. It will assess both the advantages and disadvantages of both mechanisms and give an opinion on the contribution they make in the process.
The role of a lay magistrate is one that is at the core of the legal system in England & Wales. They help maintain the foundation of the criminal justice system and deal with approximately 98% of all criminal matters. The sheer volume of cases…