Fifth A mendment

Yasmina Ramirez,December10,2014,6th period,Rodger

Define 5th Amendment

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise in famous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in case arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger, nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put out in Jeopardy of life or limb, nor shall be compelled in any crime case to be witness against himself, nor shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law, nor shall private property to be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Court Case

In 1936, the supreme court heard the case of Brown vs. Mississippi. The three black men had been convicted of the murder of a white farmer. The police had beaten and tortured them into confession, and the convictions were based solely on the confessions. The court overturned the convictions on the basic that the force confession and the use of the confessions in court violated due process. They did not, however, emend the right-against self-incrimination to the state in the ruling.

My own court case

An old man was convicted of murdering a dog. They punished the old man in many ways. The old man was only 50 years old. They beat him and took all his money away and throw him in the streets. The only thing the old man has was a picture with a girl on it. However, the rights against self-incrimination to the states in the riling.