Law and Public Safety Level 1
A. Introduction 1.Brown vs. Mississippi 2.Defendant-Ed Brown, Henry Shields and Mr. Ellington Plaintiff-(Police) State of Mississippi 3.Case describes the police actions and the violation of the 14th amendment violated and the courts wrongs.
B. Body-Case Description 1.Describing the police actions and the violation of 14th amendment and brutality also the courts final decision.
C. Body-Ruling 1.The Supreme Court ruled the defendants guilty of the murder of Raymond stewart. 2. The majority of argument during the case.
D. Body-Impact 1.The courts ruling today has impacted many americans against police brutality and it wouldn't be the same without it.
E. Conclusion- Opinion 1. I believe that the police should have had a better reason to arrest the men
The case, “Brown vs. Mississippi’, argues over the issues of police brutality on January 10th, 1936 over the murder of Raymond Stewart. The majority of the argument was about the confessions being submitted into evidence. Defendants Brown, Shield and Ellington were brought to court by the plaintiff. (The State of Mississippi Police). At 1:00am on March 30th, 1934 police found Raymond's body in his Georgia home. That night the police had an idea to who the murderers were. Police then went to Mr. Ellington’s house an brought him to the house of Raymond Stewart. They then told Ellington to confess to the murder, which Mr.Ellington said he did not do. With the opinions of a crowd of white men yelling to hang him for his crime, the police strung a rope up on a tree and hung Ellington till he couldn't breath. Letting him down and Ellington still not confessing, they did it again. After several attempts and still no confession, Deputy Sheriff Dial roughed him up somewhat and then let him go home. Later that night Shields and Brown were detained overnight. With the two in custody, Deputy Dial and a crowd of white men showed up at Ellington’s home the following morning and arrested him, also joining the other two. But on the way to the jail, Deputy Dial decided to drive into Alabama only to pull over, where he then decided to whip Mr. Ellington until he agreed to confess to any scenario the deputy decided to make up. Which later that evening he also did to Brown and Shields in jail. In court the jury which was made up of 2 sheriffs and 8 white citizens, heard the 3 defendants forced confessions on April 4th,1934. Even though the jury who had knowledge of the cruel treatment of these men, still were eligible to hear the case. The majority of the arguing done in the case was to see if the confessions would be considered as evidence or tossed out. On February 17th, 1936, the Jury along with Judge Huges convicted the defendants guilty of the murder of Raymond Stewart.
Brown v. Mississippi established the