Court of Appeals 1921

Court of Appeals 1921

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ... Address of Mr. Hea-ley. him with a-lawyer to defend him, and the Court is obliged by necessity.t0 employ lawyers for him. Banquets are held, celebrations are arranged, in honor of these two hardened criminals, as Mr. V.oss would have you believe. Has he given one iota of proof here that either one of these boys is a hardened criminal?.No, there is no evidence that either one of them has-been convicted of any crime before, but they stand hero on trial for their lives b.fore you twelve men. Do not let that veil of friendship, that veil of men running to their a.ssista.nce, influence you against them. If that boy had friends, another lawyer would be defending him instead of Mr. Milligan and me. _ We have taken our oath to do everything in our power to protect the rights of this boy whom we believe innocent of any crime. It therefore makes our blood run hot, our cheeks flush, when we look at that witness-stand and see that female creatu-re--and I say creature after serious thought and reflection. When I was a little boy at my mother's knee, I had instilled into my heart real respect for womanhood. I know what my little gray haired mother means to me, -and I say that a sweet, loving object of God's handiwork is a noble creature, but I say that a creature whom men say they can pick up on the street and commit prostitution with is as low, as filthy. as contaminated, and as damnable and despicable as the worst beast of the forest. I say. even the beasts of the forest would not do-the things that that creature has done. I am not giving you my own opinion'; I am giving you Closing Address of Mr. Hea-ley. the testimony of witnesses who took that stand under oath and condemned her fo-r what she is. I am giving you the testimony...
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  • Paperback | 238 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 431g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236859340
  • 9781236859341