CJUS 350 Discussion Board 2

Liberty CJUS 350 Discussion 2

14th Amendment

Please post your answers to the following questions:

  • Consider the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution which provides equal protection under the law, or we must treat people who are similarly situated the same. Is this the case in our criminal justice system?
  • If you believe this is not the case, please cite examples in which people who are similarly situated are not treated the same. (Does biased–based policing exist?)
  • Do we control our actions and should we be held accountable for them?

Dilemma:

You are the President of the United States. You are advised that a commercial airliner has been hijacked by a terrorist who claims to have a bomb on board. The terrorist has diverted the flight and the plane is headed toward Yankee Stadium where the third game of the World Series is underway. Fighter jets have been deployed and they are following the aircraft which has 310 passengers.

If the greater good justifies your decision, what would you do?

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