Sacco and Vanzetti and racial profiling
Volume of 8 pages (2200 words)
Assignment type : Essay
Sacco and Vanzetti and Racial Profiling:
Must Be 8 pages long
Sacco and Vanzetti is a case that exposes the weaknesses and unbridled bias of the early part of the 2oth century’s justice system. High crime, the massive wave of immigrants, xenophobia, unrest in labor and the rise of social movements impacted the ways “the system” treated unsupported and vulnerable individuals. Were Sacco and Vanzetti “victims” of an unfair justice system? Was the fact that they were admitted Anarchists not only a liability but a reason for their doom? (In other words, even though they got an unfair trial, did their political affiliations condemn them?) ) In any case, justice was not served. How would you analyze the case today and what do think would happen in this day and age?
A Useful site: https://www.aclu.org/issues/racial-justice/race-and-criminal-justice/racial-profiling
Contrast and compare other recent events that are different in nature but have a similar issue: for example, Rodney King, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Philando Castile, Keith Lamar Scott, Alton Sterling, Terence Crutcher (the list goes on…) The following quotes (option 2) may also apply to these issues.
Another useful site: http://www.innocenceproject.org