Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Polsci finals
I realized that it is not easy to take part in a case even when you are the witness.
In the hearing, I have observed that the witness seems to be nervous and a little
troubled. The atmosphere inside is so heavy and everyone really pays attention
to the case. I have also noticed that the size of the court room is actually not
big. We were standing inside the court as there are many people including
police lawayers, officers, witnesses, concerned familes, detainees , and a lot
Even if I was just an observant, I can really feel the tension everyone has.
Especially the families of the convict. I have also realized that there are a lot of
cases to be discussed in one day. That is why everyone moves fastly. They can’t
afford to waste time as each tick of the clock is important. There is even no
noon break on the court. This is how they want each cases to be done.
I learned that possession of firearm is illegal when it is not licensed. No matter
what your reason, for personal protection or for safety, it won’t matter. The
firearm must be licensed first in order for it not to be illegal. I also learned that the
judge talks a lot during the hearing as well and is really fair in asking questions.
He should not be biased because justice has to be served to everyone. Indeed
the judge the public official appointed to decide cases in a court of law. In the
eyes of God you might be innocent, but will you be innocent iin the Laws of the
land? You must show evidences in order for you to prove your innocence. But
it’s easier said than done. One mistake might render you immediately as guilty.
As what they have said, less talk, less mistakes. That is why each accused person
will be given a lawyer in order for them to be guided through the whole process.
Since the lawyer knows all the technicalities, the person must as much as
possible follow the instructions of the lawyer.
I wonder that when will the case will be decided. Will it take years like the other
extreme cases, or will it only take months as it is not really a big case like murder?
Everyday there are lots of cases going on in every court rooms and I wonder if
how each of cases will be taken care. Would some be prioritized , neglected, or
be forgotten forever?
I wonder what’s the feeling of the accused. Is he nervous and worried, or feeling
nothing at all? Being accused of what you have not done is the hardest thing to
accept. What’s worse is that everyone seems to believe it already and you
cannot find any evidence to prove your innocence. I wonder how it feels to be
decided as “ GUILTY” on a certain case. Once you have a case and you were
proven guilty, I doubt if you will be able to live a normal life again. After you get
out of the prison, one big challenge is to find a job. Most companies and
employers will be hesitating or in fact immediately reject you because of your
bad record. How will these ex-convicts live a normal life again?