Real Justice: Convicted for Being Mi'kmaq: The Story of


Real Justice: Convicted for Being Mi'kmaq: The Story of Donald Marshall Jr. ❴EPUB❵ ✴ Real Justice: Convicted for Being Mi'kmaq: The Story of Donald Marshall Jr. Author Bill Swan – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk When a black teen was murdered in a Sydney, Cape Breton park late one night, his young companion, Donald Marshall Jr became a prime suspect Sydney police coached two teens to testify against Donald wh When a black teen was murdered Convicted for PDF Ç in a Sydney, Cape Breton park late one night, his young companion, Donald Marshall Jr became a prime suspect Sydney police coached two teens to testify against Donald which helped convict him of a murder he did not commit He spentyears in prison until he finally got a lucky break Not only was he eventually acquitted of the crime, but a royal commission inquiry Real Justice: Epub / into his wrongful conviction found that a non aboriginal youth would not have been convicted in the first place Donald became a First Nations activist and later won a landmark court case in favour of native fishing rights He was often referred to as the reluctant hero of the Mi kmaq community.

  • Hardcover
  • 184 pages
  • Real Justice: Convicted for Being Mi'kmaq: The Story of Donald Marshall Jr.
  • Bill Swan
  • 05 April 2018
  • 1459404386

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10 thoughts on “Real Justice: Convicted for Being Mi'kmaq: The Story of Donald Marshall Jr.

  1. zapkode zapkode says:

    my thoughts I have always enjoyed reading about the Criminal Justice System This book series is based on real events that have led to unfortunate miscarriages of justice.Donald Marshall JR is an Indian that is part of the Mi Kmaw tribe in Canada He was just seventeen when he and his mate seventeen year old Sandy Seale had a run in with some drunk older men that had attacked them Donald ran for help while his mate was on the ground bleeding from his midsection The two attackers had fled t my thoughts I have always enjoyed reading about the Criminal Justice System This book series is based on real events that have led to unfortunate miscarriages of justice.Donald Marshall JR is an Indian that is part of the Mi Kmaw tribe in Canada He was just seventeen when he and his mate seventeen year old Sandy Seale had a run in with some drunk older men that had attacked them Donald ran for help while his mate was on the ground bleeding from his midsection The two attackers had fled the scene.There is so much wrong with this case, how it was investigated, how the information was received and how the court trial had continued with lack of real evidence against Donald I couldn t imagine being in his place, being charged with life in prison for a murder I didn t commit all because the lead detective was racist and determined when he caught the case I was the only suspect to look at.As mentioned the lead detective was only interested in proving Donald s guilt and dismissed any information that said that Donald hadn t committed the crime Instead he worked as best he could to threaten all the witnesses into telling a fabricated story of their version of the night that helped to prove his theory Donald ended up serving eleven years in prison for a crime he didn t commit Eventually it was proven that he was not guilty and the real suspect had been charged for the murder, however Ebsary the actual killer got a lighter sentence.The first detective on the scene did a poor job, the lead detective only cared about proving his theory, the witnesses all lied for fear of going to jail and Donald kept saying he didn t do it He kept saying who did it but didn t have a name for the longest time.Donald s case helps to prove the the Justice System can in fact be flawed It proves that even though good cops work to better the streets that not all cops are honest and uphold the letter of the law in the ways they should It proves that even though a miscarriage of justice was first served, and even though it took years to sort out, that justice had finally prevailed It shows that eventually the truth had come out in a sense However, in this case it was a version of the truth that Donald had to alter in order to match Ebsary s version Since Ebsary admitted to the murder of Sandy but had insisted that it was self defense Despite all the appeals and all the attempts to clear his name in the end Ebsary was the only person that was able to completely clear his name.In this case the Criminal Justice System had failed Donald and his family so badly that by the time things were able to be made right it was nearly to late I am glad that he kept fighting for his right to be free, that he held true to his story for the most part and that in the end people listened and he was eventually freed of all charges I am saddened that he had lost eleven years of his life because a variety of individuals in the Criminal Justice System did their job poorly and didn t bother to do actual investigating At least in Donald s case it had been a bittersweet happy ending.There is so much about this book I liked I enjoyed that it was written in novel form and that it flowed so nicely Each chapter left me wanting to read on and continue through to the next The factual information and the novel like story blended together seamlessly and helped to create a wonderful book to read It didn t take me long to devour this book because it is something that is high up on my interest list This would be a wonderful book for 13 18 and older to read for doing research projects or just wanting to learnabout how the Criminal Justice System can in the end correct the wrongs that have been made within the system

  2. Synnie Synnie says:

    It was a really good read It was horrific though I bought the book because I am Mi kmaq and finding books that focus specifically on the Mi kmaq is actually pretty difficult I found it at a book fair and picked it up out of interest My GenEd for school is Aboriginal Studies and since I have to do a group project on Aboriginal justice, I thought it would be a good time to open this up.I was genuinely appalled by everything I read It s not just because he was Mi kmaq I would feel the same wa It was a really good read It was horrific though I bought the book because I am Mi kmaq and finding books that focus specifically on the Mi kmaq is actually pretty difficult I found it at a book fair and picked it up out of interest My GenEd for school is Aboriginal Studies and since I have to do a group project on Aboriginal justice, I thought it would be a good time to open this up.I was genuinely appalled by everything I read It s not just because he was Mi kmaq I would feel the same way no matter what their culture was I understand that policing wasn t quite what it is now at that time, but when cops force witnesses to change their story and to not even seal off the crime scene, well that s just wrong The book hit the nail on the head when it stated that it basically happened because he wasn t white The book is filled with injustice and parts of it made me want to cry butthan anything it made me want to scream But yet, it was able to end on a positive note After the shit the kid went through, he managed to change two laws in favour of Aboriginals One can only wonder what he could ve done had that not have happened The writing was very simple, which makes it an ideal read for someone that doesn t have high literacy skills whether they are young or newly literate When it does start using legal terms, the next paragraph literally translates it into layman s terms Honestly, I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone Yes, this happened in 1971 But given the way the world has been behaving, particularly in the states, it wouldn t surprise me to hear of something like this happening again

  3. Ricki Ricki says:

    This book is part of the Real Justice series by James Lorimer Company that shed light on teens who are wrongfully convicted of crimes Donald Marshall Jr spent eleven years in prison for a crime he never committed He was the eldest son of the Grand Chief of the Mi kmaw Nation, and racism certainly played a role in his conviction It was a late night in Wentworth Park when Sandy Seale, a black teen, and Donald Marshall Jr are waved over by two drunk men wanting cigarettes One of the men sta This book is part of the Real Justice series by James Lorimer Company that shed light on teens who are wrongfully convicted of crimes Donald Marshall Jr spent eleven years in prison for a crime he never committed He was the eldest son of the Grand Chief of the Mi kmaw Nation, and racism certainly played a role in his conviction It was a late night in Wentworth Park when Sandy Seale, a black teen, and Donald Marshall Jr are waved over by two drunk men wanting cigarettes One of the men stabs Sandy Seale in the side, and Donald Marshall Jr runs for help What he doesn t know is that the police won t believe his story, and they will do anything they can to convict him of the Seale s death.I enjoyed the journalistic format of this book Swan does an excellent job researching and depicting the facts of the case He goes into depth when in his description of each witness s story, and the reader gets a comprehensive background of the crime scene, investigation, and trial As a Micmac Indian the American version of this tribe , I was very interested in this story Admittedly, I was a bit disappointed that aside from the comments about racism and a brief note toward the end of the book, there wasn t much information about the Mi kmaq Indians I completely understand this, as the author chose to focuson the investigation and trial, but I was secretly cravinginformation about Donald Marshall Jr s life background and customs This text would make for a great nonfiction text to use in the classroom

  4. Pam Camel Pam Camel says:

    This is one of a series of YA books about people who have been wrongfully charged and found guilty of crimes They are written in a way that is easily understood by younger readers The books also include a glossary to define legal terminology used This story was about Donald Marshal a native Indian in Canada who was fast accused then confected of the murder of his friend Sandy Donald and Sandy were in the park when they were approached by two white men Ultimately they were stabbed and Sandy This is one of a series of YA books about people who have been wrongfully charged and found guilty of crimes They are written in a way that is easily understood by younger readers The books also include a glossary to define legal terminology used This story was about Donald Marshal a native Indian in Canada who was fast accused then confected of the murder of his friend Sandy Donald and Sandy were in the park when they were approached by two white men Ultimately they were stabbed and Sandy died The lead detective was a known racist against Indians and already had a ax to rind with Donald He did everything in his power including intimidating witnesses to pin the murder on Donald Throughout the trial there were multiple mistakes Later when a man came forward to say he was there and Donald did not do it his statement was said to be a fantasy and ignored It was eleven years before Donald was released It was 18 years before the highest court got the case and dulled that he should have never been charged This is written age appropriate focusing on the trial but staying away from any gruesome descriptions

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