Dr. Ossian Sweet
This paper provides an opening statement for the defendant in the case of Dr. Ossian Sweet.
# 97217 | 909 words | 1 source | MLA | 2007 |
Published on Jul 27, 2007 in Law (Civil) , African-American Studies (Racism) , Criminology (Criminal Justice and Corrections) , Criminology (Public and Crime)
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In this article, the writer provides an opening statement in defense of the actions of African-American Dr. Ossian Sweet. The writer explains that Dr. Sweet, a law-abiding citizen, was faced with open hostility from members of racist organizations like the Klu Klux Klan, who barraged the Sweet family with threats almost as soon as the family arrived in Detroit. The writer describes how throngs of hostile Whites mobbed his house one night, throwing stones. The writer raises the issue of self defense and notes that we live in a divided world, in a divided city where many people fear losing their jobs and thus perhaps are more apt to fear people who are different. The writer concludes by asking the jury to honor their duties to the law and to simple humanity, and to imagine themselves in Dr. Sweet's shoes.
Sample of Sources Used:
- Boyle, Kevin. Arc of Justice. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 2004.
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