158). Maria describes how the members of Pussy Riot was forced by the prison guards to be taken away from the prison on purpose so that Pussy Riot would miss the meeting plan for their trial. This heavily impacted Pussy Riot’s case in the trial as they did not have the meeting promised with their lawyers, so during the trial, the lawyers were unprepared to defend Pussy Riot’s case creating an unfair trial. During the trial, Pussy Riot’s lawyers have been constantly dismissed from the judge whenever asking a question that relates to Pussy Riot’s performance. What makes this trial unfair is that the judge is purposely dismissing the questions that the lawyers, so they will not be able to do their job.
The two men were sentenced to life in jail, only after the media had covered the trial and the whole world knew of the att... ... middle of paper ... ...on's attorneys filed another appeal to the state high court in 2001. The case has been portrayed in a move, "Boys Don't Cry", in which the lead actress, played by Hilary Swank won an Oscar in 1999. Because the crime rates have dropped, crimes against homosexuals have rose in the past years. Laws in several states do not cover crimes related to homosexuals. There are four states in America that have no safe haven for homosexuals, states must establish crueler punishment for men and women that commit heinous hate crimes based on sexual orientation In a statement released by Judy Shepard, Matthews mother, she says: Matt is no longer with us today because the men who killed him learned to hate.
By 1913 (five years before prohibition of the USA commen... ... middle of paper ... ...years of prohibition (source C) shows that the amount of arrests for drunk behaviour almost trebled. Bribery was a strong contender in getting off the hook (Source F – John Torrio bribing Bill Thompson). The police failed to follow through arrests – or 6902 cases involving the breaking of the law in Source D about 6074 were dropped. 5 people held for alcohol related crimes were held for trial. A film we watched called “some like it hot” shows several gang murders true of every day life in Chicago.
Duke struggles to accept what his Attorney says because he desires the Las Vegas lifestyle. Duke explains to Dr. Gonzo that they cannot leave Las Vegas, “…we’re right in the vortex [and] you want to quit….you must realize...that we’ve found the main nerve’” (Thompson 47-48), but Dr. Gonzo has already realized “…that’s what gives [him] the Fear” (Thompson 48). Duke and his Attorney thought that once they were in Las Vegas, the American Dream would be remarkable; but they realize that the American Dream is not magnificent, there are downsides to it. Witnessing how society acts in the “main nerve” of the American Dream, Dr. Gonzo is stricken with fear because he knows the American Dream is not benefitting him. When Duke looks back at his memories of his journey in... ... middle of paper ... ...ollow a path of destruction hindering one’s life.
Similarly, his power and influence prevent him from hearing a defense in the witch trials, even when offered a proper defense by Giles Corey, Danforth calls for Giles’ arrest for being in contempt of the court. Additionally, Judges Danforth further show his incompetence by refusing to postpone the hangings of John and Rebecca by outright denying Reverend Parris’ request. Danforth claims “Postponement now speaks a floundering on my part” this shows Danforth’s incompetence is caused by his fear of losing power and how it has subconsciously influenced his actions and rulings in the proceedings of the witch trials (1158). Correspondingly, Judge Hathrone also seems to power blind like Judge Danforth. Hathrone seems to dismiss any evidence and defense presented as being in “contempt of the court” (1138).
This constant threat led the American society to become extremely paranoid and chaotic at times. Nihilism is the “general rejection of customary beliefs in morality, religion etc.” It is also “the philosophical doctrine that life is meaningless and there is no deep order or purpose to the universe.” The film contains many nihilistic elements that allow the viewer to imagine the sociological problems and the political complications at the time while still depicting some noon-nihilistic issues present in society to and the negative effects of this philosophy on the political spectrum. “The Atomic Café” is a type of documentary that depicts the social situation of the United States during the Cold War. It shows the general attitude of the average American citizen toward the war and the effect of the political conflict on ordinary life. It is definitely an anti-war war movie since it shows the negative side of the consequence of nuclear warfare on the general public and therefore convinces the viewer that nuclear war is ridiculous.
Context: This comment can be found in the l Act, where Miller explains the theocratic nature of Salem’s society. In Salem heresy was punishable by prison or death. Just like in Salem, lack of patriotism in the U.S. automatically made people think of communists. When people were being accused with no evidence to back the claim, even the... ... middle of paper ... ...n whether to confess to witchcraft or not. His unwillingness to sign his name to the confession is because of his desire not to dishonor his fellow prisoners’ decisions to stand firm.
The way these two media portrayed him influenced many Americans to determine a verdict without hearing the trial. In the article “The Quiet Racism in the Zimmerman Trial” by Steven Mazie, he implies ... ... middle of paper ... ...rman guilty because they would have racially profiled Zimmerman guilty. Also according to Steven Mazie, he implies “But since these racial overtones were banned from the courtroom discourse, the jurors had no opportunity to consider them” (2). The jury couldn’t consider racial profiling in the case due to it being banned by the judge. The way the jury is chosen has a lot of effect on the trial.
Police officers, FBI, etc. have caught many traffickers, but fail to stop the illegal trafficking on the black market. In fact, organs on the black market continue to rise with little being done. “In the United States, the National Organ Transplant Act of 1984, Pub. L. 98-507, forbids any sale of organs that affects interstate commerce with a penalty of five years imprisonment and/or a $50,000 fine.”(InPublic Safety, 2014).
Today we are highly advised not to display gruesome images on television for numerous reasons, all involving censorship. The display of gruesome images is ill-advised since you can’t always contain the audience that is watching, as well as the unknowing of how an individual will react; would you want to see a relative beheaded on national television? Some believe that the censorship of such information is against their 1st amendment. Journalists have access to alm... ... middle of paper ... ...://canton.sln.suny.edu/AngelUploads/Content/201402-CAN-JUST-375-0W1/_assoc/47224E2EE0AB4D3BBBCD848A08DF3E64/Terrorism_and_Mass_Media.pdf Freedom of Reporting and Security Issues. (n.d.).