The Wrong Man (1956)

The Wrong Man (1956) Alfred Hitchcock experiments with documentary realism, adapting The True Story of Christopher Emmanuel Balestrero by Maxwell Anderson. Henry Fonda plays the everyman, accused of multiple armed robberies, and Vera Miles plays his emotionally troubled wife, as the full repercussions of false accusations split their marriage apart. The noir streets of Jackson Heights caught by cinematographer Robert Burks are reminiscent of Jules Dassin’s Night and the City (1950). The terror and trauma come directly from Hitchcock’s own memory of his father putting him in a police cell when he was six years old, saying “This is what we do to naughty boys.” Hitchcock said, “I have, ever since, gone to any length to avoid arrest and confinement.”

 

 

Some were picked up for a broken taillight

Philando Castile, 32, receives CPR after being shot by St. Anthony police when he was pulled over for a broken taillight.

Or whatever could put a black man in jail

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Arkansas man tased, arrested after ‘loud music’ police citation turns violent.

Or a Mexican from Fort Smith

 

Some of these people smoked pot,

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http://www.marijuanaandthelaw.com/marijuana-arrest-rates/

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Lost their temper, shot, or got shot.

Charles Edwin Jones, left, faces an attempted murder charge and Shawn Antonio Turner-McGee an aggravated assault charge in connection with a shooting at a Holiday Inn Express in St. Petersburg early Sunday. HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
Charles Edwin Jones, left, faces an attempted murder charge and Shawn Antonio Turner-McGee an aggravated assault charge in connection with a shooting at a Holiday Inn Express in St. Petersburg early Sunday. HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

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By a witness, by a victim,

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By cops who agree until they do too.

Once incarcerated, there’s more killing

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In self-defense

Winding up on death row.

                                   

How painless we want their deaths

Arkansas plans to execute eight inmates in April. The inmates, clockwise from top left, are Bruce Ward, Kenneth Williams, Jack Harold Jones, Jason McGehee, Stacey Johnson, Don Williamson Davis, Marcel Williams and Ledell Lee. Credit Arkansas Department of Correction

So whoever’s squeamish about execution

Will sympathize before the drug expires.

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Because DNA’s the ultimate proof,

Light Body and DNA

We can feel good about

Whom we kill.

                      

Human brain on a reptilian spine.

Revenge should cure

But there’s never any closure.

 

[Disposable Poem May 3, 2017]

Dr. Mike

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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