Texas Criminal Laws Media Analysis Project.docx

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Texas Criminal Laws Media Analysis Project Texas police officer charged for shooting black man. 2 nd may 2019. BBC News retrieved from; - 48138431 In Arlington, Texas, a police officer was charged with homicide after shooting a black man in a car during a traffic stop in September, 2018. The police officer claimed that the black man was smelling marijuana and had an expired driving license when he drove off after being stopped. However, this is not enough to shoot a person. The offense committed by the police officer falls under the Texas Penal Laws Title 5 (Offenses Against the Person), chapter 19 (criminal homicide), section 19.05. (criminally negligent homicide). (a) “A person commits an offense if he causes the death of an individual by criminal negligence”. (b) “An offense under this section is a state jail felony”. Under the Texas Law, tittle 3. (Punishments), chapter 12, sec. 12.35. (classification of felonies) . The offense under this section would be a third degree felony Since the policy officer used a deadly weapon punishable by imprisonment for a period not more than 10 years and not less than 2 years or a fine not exceeding $10,000 as stated under sub- section (C). Basing on the information provided in the article and the Texas penal code, the police officer is indeed, liable for criminally negligent homicide. Provided that he was on his daily duty and the victim is reported to have been driving under influence of marijuana, I would suggest two year- imprisonment. I think the minimum punishment for third degree felony would be much fair. However, if the police officer had any criminal records, I would suggest 5-year imprisonment and a fine of $5,000.
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Man Accused of Driving to Tennessee to Have Sex with a Minor. 5 th Feb 2019; Cable News Network. Retrieved from; - of-driving-to-tennessee A 39-year-old-man was arrested in Feb this year and accused of driving out state to Tennessee to have sex with a minor. After the investigation, it was found out that the man shared sexual images with the minor over social media before travelling to have sex with her on more than one occasion. The old man was held waiting formal charges of sexual exploitation of a minor, statutory rape and solicitation of a minor. Under Texas Laws, this old man could probably be charged with continuous sexual abuse of a young child listed under tittle 5 chapter; (offenses against person), chapter 21. (Sexual offenses), Section 21.02(continuous sexual abuse of a young child). This section defines “continuous sexual abuse of a young child “as when a person of over 18 years old, during a period of 30 or more days, commits acts of sexual abuse with a minor of under 14 years. According to Texas Laws, Continuous sexual abuse of a young child is a first degree felony punishable by facing a period of not exceeding 99 years and not less than 5 years in prison or a fine not exceeding $10,000.
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