Call To Order Describe what is going on in this picture using at least three specific details.
We just finished up regulatory agencies! Mastery Scores: Period 2: Period 3: Period 7:
Is this a boy doing a puzzle with his sister? Or is the girl a part of the puzzle?
INTERPRET: make sense of • Each of you had DIFFERENT interpretations of the picture. • Supreme Court justices might have DIFFERENT interpretations of the law.
What is the judicial branch’s role? To interpret the law! (figure out what it means)
Melvin Williams grew up in West Baltimore By the age of 15 he had made a few hundred thousand hustling in crap shooting (dice) and pool He considers himself a mathematical genius The Story of “Little Melvin” Williams
Little Melvin found his career in gambling. His skills became legendary in Baltimore
To this day “Little Melvin” claims officer Winecke set him up and planted heroin in his pocket that night “Little Melvin” believes the police were intimidated by his growing power and influence in Baltimore as a legendary gambler “He planted it!”
Little Melvin makes a decision that will forever change his life • After being charged with possession of heroin “Little Melvin” decided to become a full time drug dealer • He has been quoted as saying • “They wanted to call me a drug dealer” says Williams, “so I was gonna be the biggest drug dealer anybody ever saw. I sold more than anyone. I did it in anger”
“Little Melvin” soon became the largest drug trafficker in Baltimore city
For the next forty years “Little Melvin’s” life was a blur of drugs, millions of dollars, expensive cars and federal imprisonment “Little Melvin” spends 26 and a half years in and out of Jail
The Story of “Little Melvin” is a story of crime and law This unit we will be looking deeply into criminal and civil law But we will start with criminal law, and use “Little Melvin” to begin Why tell “Little Melvin’s” story?
Due Process • The steps that the government must take in order to take away your freedom (planting drugs on you isn’t one of them…but let’s figure out what they are!)
Informing the suspect of his rights against self-incrimination • The fifth amendment says that you do not have to incriminate yourself. • The sixth amendment says you also have a right to a lawyer.
Knowing the Charge You’re under arrest…for being cute! • The cops must tell you why they are arresting you.
Obtaining Probable Cause • Evidence that police have that make it likely that something will be found where it is said to be found
Warrant • A judge needs to sign a warrant to search peoples’ homes and belongings.
Setting Bail The amount of money that must be paid to be released from jail.
Habeas Corpus • Means “you hold the body” • The government must give you a speedy trial • The government cannot hold your body in prison for a long time without a trial • Can be suspended during emergency situations
In your notebook, order these from least offensive to most offensive. • Littering • Disturbing the Peace • Trespassing • Embezzlement • Arson • Burglary • Murder • Vandalism • Assault • Stealing • Harassment • Trespassing