Unformatted text preview: suspects. One of the most brutal incidents took place in 1936 and resulted in the case of Brown v. Mississippi . Police accused three black men of a murder and whipped them until they confessed. A Mississippi court sentenced the men to death, but the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the verdict. Confessions obtained by physical torture cannot serve as the basis of a conviction in state or federal courts. The rationale behind this point of law is that forced confessions offend the dignity of human beings, undermine the integrity of government, and tend to be unreliable....
View Full Document
- Fall '09
- Mississippi, Amendments to the United States Constitution, Mississippi . Police