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Lawyer employs slave syndrome defense

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by DaytonBuck, Jun 7, 2004.

  1. DaytonBuck

    DaytonBuck I've always liked them

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    By The Associated Press HILLSBORO — A 2-year-old boy lost his life because his father suffered from post traumatic slave syndrome and could not see the error of his violent ways, a Portland lawyer says.

    Randall Vogt told The Oregonian he will argue — "in a general way" — that masters beat slaves, so his client, Isaac Cortez Bynum, was justified in beating his son.

    The father is charged with murder by abuse in the June 30 death of his son, Ryshawn Lamar Bynum. An autopsy found the boy died of a brain injury and had a broken neck, broken ribs and as many as 70 whip marks on his legs, buttocks, back and chest that were of various ages.

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    Bynum told police he hit his son with a watch strap during toilet-training. He said the day before the boy died, he was playing "helicopter," swinging his son around the room, when the boy hit his head on a table.

    "He had a traditional, Southern, small-town, working-class upbringing where 'whuppin' was accepted," Vogt said. "Whether that was abusive or not, that is in the eye of the beholder. He was raised differently than your typical kid in Beaverton."

    The slave syndrome is an untested theory that has never been offered in court. It comes from Joy DeGruy-Leary, an assistant professor in the Portland State University Graduate School of Social Work.

    DeGruy-Leary testified earlier this month that blacks are affected by past centuries of U.S. slavery because the original slaves were never treated for the trauma of seeing relatives whipped, raped and killed.

    Because blacks never got a chance to heal and still face oppression, they suffer from multigenerational trauma — and violent or aggressive behavior often results, she said.

    Washington County Judge Nancy W. Campbell recently threw out DeGruy-Leary's pretrial testimony, noting that the theory has not been proven.

    But the judge said she would reconsider the defense for Bynum's September trial if his lawyer can show the slave theory is an accepted mental disorder with a valid scientific basis and specifically applies to this case.

    "I think it can be proven," Vogt said. "The problem is it's brand new. It's not as easy to present in court as something that's been established over years."

    The judge also said the defense would have to show Bynum, who grew up in Mississippi, has slave syndrome.

    http://www.gazettetimes.com/articles/2004/06/01/news/oregon/tueore03.txt
     
  2. BuckeyeInTheBoro

    BuckeyeInTheBoro This space left intentionally blank

    Does explaining WHY someone committed a crime make the crime go away?

    I hate defenses like this or insanity, etc. Most violent crimes are committed by people with some type of mental problem... duh. Abnormal people exhibit abnormal behavior. Apologize to him for slavery. Give him counciling to overcome the traumas his great-great grandfather might have seen. Then lock him up and throw away the key.
     
  3. ashlandbuck

    ashlandbuck Banned

    Joy Degruy-Leary needs an enema, because she is completely full of shit.
     
  4. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    no she needs to be beaten for as long as it takes me to get out of work, fly to portland, load a gun, and shoot her in the chest with it.

    fuckers like her get murderers out of jail.
     
  5. DEBuckeye

    DEBuckeye It ain't easy, bein' cheesy.

    You have GOT to be kidding....

    You know what I'd like to see? Just once, I'd like to see someone stand up and take responsibility for their actions.

    Post traumatic slave system- give me a fucking break. Hey, I'm of German descent, does that mean that I can start imprisoning or killing anyone who isn't blonde/blue eyes? "Sorry man- I couldn't help myself. It's post-traumatic-Hitler-syndrome."
     
  6. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    the sad part is you could probably get away with that
     
  7. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    DeGruy-Leary testified earlier this month that blacks are affected by past centuries of U.S. slavery because the original slaves were never treated for the trauma of seeing relatives whipped, raped and killed.

    Because blacks never got a chance to heal and still face oppression, they suffer from multigenerational trauma — and violent or aggressive behavior often results, she said.


    Uh, wrong. Non-genetic mental disorders are not passed from generation to generation because they are in fact non-genetic.

    I'm really getting tired of hearing how blacks and others can justify shit because they were oppressed.
     
  8. FKAGobucks877

    FKAGobucks877 The Most Power-Drunk

    Careful, Mili. LouisHGonzalez will accuse you of being a racist. :wink2:
     
  9. LoKyBuckeye

    LoKyBuckeye I give up. This board is too hard to understand. Staff Member

    This makes me sick. I hope he gets a major ass whipping in prison... where he'll be for a long, long time. No way he gets off. Whipping a kid while he was potty training.... shows what kind of SOB this guy is. Very, very sad.
     
  10. methomps

    methomps an imbecility, a stupidity without name

    I don't think the theory is based on genetics.

    My guess is they argue it is passed socially
     
  11. DiHard

    DiHard Guest

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    Careful, Mili. LouisHGonzalez will accuse you of being a racist.
    i'll tell you what....i'll be the lead dog for this.....slavery happened.....get over it....now....any african-americans that want to go back to their homeland.....i'll start a fund buying their ass a one-way ticket......no wait.....shaq, michael jordan, manny ramirez, tiger woods, denzel washington...etc..etc....should open their "opressed" fucking wallets and do it....

    lawyers have surpassed the old-time used car salesman as the absolute lowest form of professional life....the best thing the US could do is to close 3/4 of all law schools.....make them get a real job.....
     
  12. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    I think I'll go beat up some Englishmen and blame it on my "colonialist" syndrome.
     

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