Defense and Prosecuting Attorneys

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The movie that I decided to use is called A Time to Kill. This movie took place in a small town in Mississippi and is about an African American father whose ten year old daughter was beaten and raped by two raciest rednecks while she was walking home from the grocery store. The father, Carl Lee was enraged by this and he shot the two men to death while they were on their way into the court room. Carl Lee is later arrested at his home by the African American sheriff. A young lawyer named Jake who has a young daughter of his own takes Carl Lee’s case without charging him anything. The judge of the trial is white judge Omar Noose and the prosecution lawyer is Rufus Buckley. Rufus wants the case because he knows there will be a lot of publicity and that it will get him elected if won. Helping Jake with the case is his friend and lawyer, Harry Rex Vonner, his former law professor, Lucien Wilbanks and a law school student, Ellen Roark. Ellen has been on death penalty cases and that is what Rufus is looking to get for Carl Lee. Jake tries to get bail and change venue for Carl Lee but Noose denies it. One of the men that Carl Lee killed, brother, Freddie wants revenge on Carl Lee so he contacts the Ku Klux Klan. Later a Ku Klux Klan member is caught trying to plant a bomb under Jake’s porch. Also the Ku Klux Klan attacks Jake’s secretary Ethel Twitty and her husband Bud. Jake, Harry, Ellen, and Lucien still keep helping Carl Lee with his case. The day of the trial the Ku Klux Klan shows us and a huge riot starts outside of the court room. The head of the Ku Klux Klan is killed in the riot. Freddie and some others from the Ku Klux Klan start burning crosses throughout the town. One of the crosses that they threw burns down Jake’s house. Luckily he and his family were not at home. Because of the riot and the surge in criminal activity, the National Guard shows up to keep the…...

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