LAW ISU

Kamesha Wint

Canadian law is changing in many differ ways to constantly meet the needs of society. Technology is changing in many ways to help individuals in society. Secondly Murder is changing in many ways also because at one point of time there was a saying an "eye for eye" ,which that changed. Finally women's rights is changing to meet society as well.

Technology (Article)

(CNN) -- Brandon Turley didn't have friends in sixth grade. He would often eat alone at lunch, having recently switched to his school without knowing anyone.

While browsing MySpace one day, he saw that someone from school had posted a bulletin -- a message visible to multiple people -- declaring that Turley was a "fag." Students he had never even spoken with wrote on it, too, saying they agreed.

Feeling confused and upset, Turley wrote in the comments, too, asking why his classmates would say that. The response was even worse: He was told on MySpace that a group of 12 kids wanted to beat him up, that he should stop going to school and die. On his walk from his locker to the school office to report what was happening, students yelled things like "fag" and "fatty."

"It was just crazy, and such a shock to my self-esteem that people didn't like me without even knowing me," said Turley, now 18 and a senior in high school in Oregon. "I didn't understand how that could be."

Technology (Case)

Cyber bullies may think they are anonymous, but they are not. A 15-year-old has been charged with cyber bullying after Arvada police tracked and traced anonymous comments posted on Instagram.

It's not the first time the department has charged someone in a cyber bullying case, said Jill McGranahan, a spokeswoman for the Arvada Police Department, but this is the first time the police have tracked an anonymous person on Instagram.

"The take-away from this is that while people may believe they are anonymous, it is still possible to trace IP addresses to determine who 'anonymous' really is," said one of the case's detectives in a statement.

The alleged cyber bullying was initially reported through Safe2Tell, the state's program that allows young people to report dangerous situations .

The tip alerted police to a "burn book" on Instagram — a photo-sharing social site — that had appeared on New Year's Day under the user name "Anonymous." The postings included photos of students from an Arvada high school with derogatory and sexual comments about them.



Read more: 15-year-old charged in Arvada cyberbullying case - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_22454341/15-year-old-charged-arvada-cyberbullying-case#ixzz2WWoBrXXq

Technology (video)

Cyber Bullying Virus

Women's Rights (Article)

Women’s Rights

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Women’s rights around the world is an important indicator to understand global well-being.

A major global women’s rights treaty was ratified by the majority of the world’s nations a few decades ago.

Yet, despite many successes in empowering women, numerous issues still exist in all areas of life, ranging from the cultural, political to the economic. For example, women often work more than men, yet are paid less; gender discrimination affects girls and women throughout their lifetime; and women and girls are often are the ones that suffer the most poverty.

Many may think that women’s rights are only an issue in countries where religion is law, such as many Muslim countries. Or even worse, some may think this is no longer an issue at all. But reading this report about the United Nation’s Women’s Treaty and how an increasing number of countries are lodging reservations, will show otherwise.

Gender equality furthers the cause of child survival and development for all of society, so the importance of women’s rights and gender equality should not be underestimated.

Women's Rights (Case)

On Oct. 18, 1929, women are finally declared "persons" under Canadian law. The historic legal victory is due to the persistence of five Alberta women -- Emily Murphy, Nellie McClung, Irene Parlby, Louise McKinney and Henrietta Muir Edwards.

The battle started in 1916. From Murphy's very first day as a judge, lawyers had challenged her rulings because she is not a "person" under Canadian law.

By 1927, the women have garnered support all across Canada. They petition the nation's Supreme Court. After five weeks of debate, the appeal is unanimously denied.

Shocked, the women take the fight to the Privy Council of the British government; in those days Canada's highest court.

In this CBC Radio clip from June 11, 1938, Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King unveils a plaque commemorating the women activists in what became known as the "Persons Case" and Nellie McClung, one of two surviving members of the "Famous Five," speaks of the historic struggle.

National Archives photo, June 11, 1938:
Rt. Hon. W.L. Mackenzie King and guests unveil a plaque commemorating the women. [Front, L-R]: Mrs. Muir Edwards, daughter-in-law of Henrietta Muir Edwards; Mrs. J.C. Kenwood, daughter of Judge Emily Murphy; Hon. W.L. Mackenzie King; Mrs. Nellie McClung. [Rear, L-R]: Senators Iva Campbell Fallis, Cairine Wilson.

Women's Rights (video)

Persons Case_0001.wmv

Murder (Article)

Though not the only law code around in the Ancient Near East (the codes of Ur-Nammu and Eshnunna predate it by a few hundred years), Hammurabi’s code stands today as a fundamental example of laws that are so simple that they can not be altered by anyone, not even a king. The laws, 282 of them in total, catalog a number of crimes and their applicable punishments, with little or no provision for the accused to offer explanation in his own defense.

Hammurabi’s code, a fine example of the “an eye for an eye” mentality of justice, was established in order to please the gods he worshipped. It was usual and customary for different Ancient Near Eastern civilizations to establish their own sets of law codes, and many of them are quite similar in content.

The laws were strict and absolute. Hammurabi’s Code was carved into a large slab of stone of black basalt (known as a stela) and displayed publicly. Thus, no citizen or slave could claim he was not aware of a certain law or infraction. This stela, which stood 8 feet high, was discovered in 1901 in Elam, and is now housed in the Musee de Louvre in Paris.

Some of the laws according to Hammurabi include:

If a man accuses another of a crime, but can’t prove it, the accuser will be put to death. If a man accuses another of a crime, and can prove it, the accuser shall receive a monetary reward. If a robber is caught while stealing, he is to be put to death. If a man marries a woman, but has no relations with her, it is not considered a marriage. If a slave strikes his owner, his ear shall be cut off. If a son strikes his mother, his hands shall be cut off.

Murder (Case)

—Michael Rafferty has been found guilty of first-degree murder, sexual assault causing bodily harm and kidnapping in the death of Victoria (Tori) Stafford, the eight-year-old girl who disappeared outside her Woodstock, Ont., school three years ago.

Tori, went missing April 8, 2009, and her body was found July 19, 2009, in a field in Mount Forest, Ont., about 100 kilometres from her hometown.

Rafferty, 31, had pleaded not guilty to all three of the charges he faced.

Victoria (Tori) Stafford disappeared outside her elementary school in Woodstock, Ont., on April 8, 2009. (Canadian Press)

Rafferty and his girlfriend at the time, Terri-Lynne McClintic, were charged in connection with the death.

McClintic, now 21, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the case in April 2010 and was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years.

Murder (Video)

Tori Stafford murder trial begins

Write Up

Technology is being changed a lot because in my article it is talking about people cyber bullying and the negative effects and impacts it has on the person who is being bulled plus the friends and family members of the person who is being bulled. In the law case I have chosen is about cyber bullying as well. In this case it shows you the law is changing to meet society because the bullies who were doing the cyber bullying got charged for their negative behaviors and actions. The video I posted is just showing you a visual of cyber bullying. Based on my article, case and video it is sowing have technology did change in a negative way be the law is turning it into I positive way for the people who are being affected in different situations.


Women's Rights changed a lot because in 1929 women weren't even consider persons in the eyes of the law. In my article it is talking about how women's now have a big impact in society and men doesn't have the power any more. In my case it is talking about the persons case and how the law changed and women's were now consider persons in society. In my video it is also talking about the case above and how women's were now consider persons in society.


Murder is changing to meet society needs because in may article it talks about how the code of Hammurabi was in place and this code was basically an ''eye for an eye'' and that met if your kill someone you will be killed. Now in todays society if you kill someone you go to jail and your sentence is based now how you murdered that person and also what caused you to murder that person. That is what my article shows. In my video I posted is just talking a lot the case that is above.


In this isu I showed you how technology, women's rights and murder is changing or was changed to constantly meet Canadians society .