Ethics: A set of principles of right conduct, which means a general set of rules that humans live within to be morally accepted within a professional environment… ~Good Samaritan conduct or random acts of kindness ~Acts of vigilantism & violating the law to enforce the law ~Acts of civil disobedience & violating the law to change the law ~Three criminal acts committed by professionals in the course of their employment other than criminal justice professionals in which the defendant was believed to have violated the ethical standards of his or her profession.
In Kings Mountain there was a car wreck. A women driver and a good Samaritan who was trying to help the woman get out of her car. The good Samaritan and his wife was passing when they saw the women trying to get out of her car. She was pinned against the guardrail behind the truck. Everything was happening so fast, a snap-on company truck was coming towards the husband and wife. The husband saw the car coming. The husband then pushed his wife out the way and let the truck hit instead. The husband got pinned to the guardrail. Both the women and the man were rushed to the hospital for their injuries. It is told that they will be ok.
Johnnie Shaw had disappeared from his apartment on Friday evening in Grand Rapids; I. Shaw suffers from dementia and uses a cane to walk with. A Good Samaritan saw Shaw having some problems walking in the snow and stopped to see if he needed any help. The man was worried about Shaw well beings and took him to his home where he gave him some food and shelter. The next morning the man took Shaw to the Lutheran church in Kent County to see if they would be able to help him with a room. The pastor had decided to call the Kent County department and that’s when they found out that Shaw was reported missing. Shaw was taken back home and caretaker.
A good Samaritan jumped into action and made an amazing rescue. Early Tuesday morning after seeing a truck that he believed maybe carrying a 8 year old girl that had been kidnapped. The man followed the truck trying to cut the man off the road. He start yelling to the man that the little girl was not his child and that he needs to stop the truck. The man yelled back and said he didn’t have time to talk because his battery was about to die. The man manage to cut the man off. Once he did the man pushed the little girl out of the car, then he drove off. The police had caught up to him about 40 minutes later down the road.
Jonathon Edington, a 29-year-old patent attorney, allegedly snapped after his wife told him their next door neighbor had molested their 2-year-old daughter. Edington’s wife and daughter were out of town when she broke the news to him over the telephone. After Edington hung up the phone, he allegedly went next door, climbed through a bedroom window, and stabbed 59-year-old Barry James to death while his elderly parents were in the house. Police reportedly found Mr. Edington back in his home, talking on a phone, standing at the kitchen sink, washing blood off his hands, a bloody knife on the counter nearby. When the story first broke a few months ago, the media seemed to have labeled this a case of “vigilante justice,” almost endorsing the defendant’s actions by seeming to cheer and applaud and say, “If someone did this to your kid, wouldn’t you kill him too?” But from the very beginning, when this story broke, I countered this approach saying the taking of a life is homicide, no matter what the reason, except for legally justified homicides such as self-defense or defense of another.
Amanda Cunningham said she vividly recalls the day her Uncle Coy raped her. &quot;I remember I had my purple Little Mermaid shirt on,&quot; she told ABC News. &quot;He told me to take my clothes off, and I said no, so he took them off me.&quot; (ABC News) She was 9 years old. Coy Hundley was drunk, Amanda said, but that wasn't unusual. He would rape her again a few months later, she testified in court. Nearly five years later, in the fall of 2003, Amanda's mother, Kimberly Cunningham, finally learned of the alleged attacks. What happened next was the talk of Knoxville, Tenn., for years. Kimberly got into her car and drove to the tool company where Hundley worked. She called him out into the parking lot. Cunningham said that she was praying he would deny the rape. Instead, she said Hundley, 39, laughed at her. &quot;What are you going to do about it?&quot; he allegedly said. Kimberly shot him five times, reloaded the weapon and fired five more rounds, killing him. &quot;I'll never forget him laughing at me,&quot; she testified at trial, according to court transcripts. Witnesses said that after Kimberly shot Hundley, she got back into her car, pulled out of the parking lot and up to the road, put her blinker on and calmly drove away. Forty-five minutes later, she was in the Alcoa, Tenn., Police Department, turning in her nickel-plated revolver and telling police there had been a shooting.
Preceding the Revolutionary War, British laws were disobeyed by colonists in protest against the harshness of British rule. People protesting against the Stamp Act of 1765 (Act granting & applying stamp duties, & other duties, within British colonies & plantations in America. This would aid in relieving expenses of defending, protecting, & securing the same; & for amending such parts of several acts of parliament). Also, expression against the Tea Act. Tea was dropped off on the docks and left to rot. Tea was also dumped into the Boston Harbor to protest against damaging or weakening the business and sale with local merchants. The tea was wasted instead of sold at a bargain price.
The Fugitive Slave Act was created in 1793. This Act required the return of any escaped slaves back to their masters. This Act was violated constantly by people who tried to hide and help the slaves. In 1830, an escaped slave was brought into federal court & instead of the courts imprisoning the slave or returning him to his master, anti-slavery people stood up for the slave & he was set free. The anti-slavery people were not charged with violating the Fugitive Slave Act because the moral reasoning behind helping the slave superseded that of the importance to follow the law set in place against slaves.
People of all races participated in “sit-ins” to emphasize how segregated the whites wanted to be & how blacks thought segregation was unfair and demeaning. This protest caused all races to come together at the cost of segregation to emphasize the importance of equality in civil rights and the evolution in the honor and respect of each other. Whites may not have looked at it that way, but the time would come when equal rights would be distributed evenly across the board. 75 students were arrested in The Tennessean on February 28, 1960.
EISHA: Bernard Madoff was a former American stock broker, investment adviser, and non executive chairman of the NASDAQ stock market, and the admitted operator of what was described to be the largest Ponzi scheme in history. Ponzi scheme is a fraud operation that pays returns to separate investors, not from any actual profit earned by the organization, but from their own money or money paid by subsequent investors. The Ponzi scheme usually entices new investors by offering returns other investments cannot guarantee, in the form of short-term returns that are either abnormally high or unusually consistent a fraud investment operation that pays returns to separate investors, not from any actual profit earned by the organization, but from their own money or money paid by subsequent investors. The Ponzi scheme usually entices new investors by offering returns other investments cannot guarantee, in the form of short-term returns that are either abnormally high or unusually consistent. In March 2009, Madoff pleaded guilty to 11 federal felonies and admitted to turning his wealth management business into a massive Ponzi scheme that defrauded thousands of investors of billions of dollars. JAMES: Former Enron executives Ken Lay and Jeffrey Skilling have been found guilty of fraud and conspiracy. Lay, 64, was convicted on all six counts against him, including conspiracy to commit securities and wire fraud. He faces a maximum of 45 years in prison. Lay also faces 120 years in prison in a separate case. Lay posted a $5 million bond secured with family-owned properties at a hearing following the verdict. He was ordered to stay in the Southern District of Texas or Colorado. &quot;I firmly believe I'm innocent of the charges against me,&quot; Lay said following the hearing. &quot;We believe that God in fact is in control and indeed he does work all things for good for those who love the lord.&quot; http://abcnews.go.com/Business/LegalCenter/story?id=2003728&page=1 Deputies from the Pitkin County, Colo., sheriff's office were called to the rental property at 1:41 a.m. Mountain time to respond to a medical emergency. An ambulance took Lay to Aspen Valley Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:11 a.m., a hospital administrator said. Robert Kurtzman, a forensic pathologist who performed an autopsy on Lay's body yesterday, said the immediate cause of death was coronary artery disease. Pitkin County As of the census  of 2000, there were 14,872 people, 6,807 households, and 3,185 families residing in the county. The population density was 15 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 10,096 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile The median income for a household in the county was $59,375, and the median income for a family was $75,048. Males had a median income of $40,672 versus $33,896 for females. The per capita income for the county was $40,811. About 3.00% of families and 6.20% of the population were below the poverty line , including 4.40% of those under age 18 and 5.60% of those age 65 or over. TONIA: In February 1983, a grand jury was convened to look into 47 suspicious deaths of children at Bexar County Medical Center Hospital that had occurred over a period of four years. The grand jury indicted Jones on two counts of murder, and several charges of injury to six other children. Instead of taking advantage of passion for accommodating others, Jones took for granted the access to ruining lives.
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ETHICS By: Batisha Branner, Tonia Golfin, & James Kemp
<ul><li>Definition: Ethics </li></ul><ul><li>Good Samaritan conduct/random acts of kindness </li></ul><ul><li>Acts of vigilantism & violating the law </li></ul><ul><li>Acts of civil disobedience & violating law </li></ul><ul><li>Criminal [non-cj] acts committed by professionals violated ethical standards of profession. </li></ul>
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