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Joseph Franz March 5, 2008 Eng-W 131 Basgier 2:30 “Rex 6” 1. Repetitions: Los Angeles * 4, acquittal * 3, King * 11, judges * 3, jury * 16, evidence * 3, defendants * 4, America * 6, New York * 3, testified * 3, testimony * 6, witness * 4, Koon * 4 2. Strands: officers, cops, police, police officers, LAPD; black, African- American; jury, juries, jurors 3. Binaries: guilt vs. innocence; biased vs. fair; prosecutor vs. defendant; unicultural vs. multicultural 4. Ranking: a. Top Two Repetitions: America * 6, Koon * 4 b. Top Two Strands: officers, cops, police, police officers, LAPD; c. Top Two Binaries: guilt vs. innocence; biased vs. fair
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5. Paragraph: The binary of guilt vs. innocence is displayed throughout this article by Los Angeles Times writer Jerome H. Skolnick about the beating of Rodney King by many police officers one of which is Sergeant Stacey Koon.
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Unformatted text preview: When Skolnick writes, Judges are perfectly capable of hearing evidence and deciding guilt or innocence (Skolnick par. 2) he is describing how judges are much better at making the correct decisions in trials rather than having a jury. Had it been the judges decision, most likely, Sgt. Koon would have been found guilty. It is much easier for a jury to find someone not guilty than for judge to make the same decision because a jury has the ability to nullify evidence (Skolnick par. 2). Although the trial on the beating of Rodney King against Sgt. Stacey Koon seems to be about people being racially bias on a situation, but it is also about a jury failing to convict the defendant despite there being more than enough evidence....
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