The Pursuit of Justice

Pursuit noun (ACT OF FOLLOWING)

The act of following or searching for someone or something, in order to catch or attack the person or thing:
The two children ran through the field in pursuit of their puppy.

Pursuit noun (ATTEMPT)

An attempt to achieve something:
The Declaration of Independence states that life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are basic human rights.

Pursuit noun (ACTIVITY)

An activity that you spend time and energy doing:
scholarly pursuits

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EXAMPLES of pursuit

The tests were carried out as the last of a battery of eye-movement tasks, including smooth pursuit and prosaccade tasks.


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If, however, pursuit and perception have different motion-integration pathways, the pursuit response to image motion will not be tightly correlated with perceptual coherence.


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1 What The Pursuit of Justice Means

Gepubliceerd op 24 feb. 2013

 
Professors and Co-Directors of this year’s Pursuit of Justice Conference, John Shuford and Jason Gillmer, discuss what the idea of “The Pursuit of Justice” means to them. To see more about the conference, which will be held April 18-20, visit http://www.gonzaga.edu/pursuitofjustice
 
 
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What the pursuit of justice means

To me, the question of justice is really about fairness and about being treated equally fairly in the judicial system. And when I say fairness, I think that means not just the individual, say, civil litigants or criminal defendant but it also could mean the victim, say, of a crime. So the idea, I think, is just about being treated fairly, whoever you are, and indeed that’s, I think, the whole idea behind the rule of law is that each person is going to be treated on their own merits and that’s what justice is and that’s what this conference is about. It is about pursuiing that as a goal.

As a philosopher, I understand justice as a standard but I also understand justice as a striving, a calling, a kind of longing and an obligation.

And I always sort of harp back to a political philosopher that you know very well, John Rawls, probably the most important social contract thinker of the past century, who apposite that justice is the first virtue of social institutions and quite simply justice is what we owe each other.

 

And as someone involved in this conference and the work I do,

I’m always concerned with how it is that we ever fall short of justice, how it is that we ever fail 

 

and the “we” can be indiviuals, goups, communities, societies, and our social institutions.

2 CONVICTION – Official Trailer

17 jun. 2010

CONVICTION is the inspirational true story of a sister’s unwavering devotion to her brother. When Betty Anne Waters’ (two-time Academy® Award winner Hilary Swank) older brother Kenny (Sam Rockwell) is arrested for murder and sentenced to life in 1983, Betty Anne, a Massachusetts wife and mother of two, dedicates her life to overturning the murder conviction. In theaters this October!
 

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3 Betty Anne Waters Segment

13 nov. 2016

On this segment of Our Voice, show host, Rebecca Evans interviews Betty Anne Waters. Her story has been captured on the silver screen in the movie, Conviction, starring Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell.
 
A powerful story about Betty’s older brother, Kenny, wrongly convicted of murder and her personal journey to get that conviction overturned.
 

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4 The True Story Behind “Conviction”

16 nov. 2010

When Kenny Waters was convicted of a murder he didn’t commit, his sister Betty Anne Waters promised to help overturn his conviction and set him free. She put herself through college and law school and worked with the Innocence Project to obtain the DNA tests that finally proved Kenny’s innocence. Their story is the subject of the film “Conviction.” Learn more about the movie and the work of the Innocence Project at http://bit.ly/cLagqg
 

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5 Omar Epps on Fixing America’s Broken Criminal Justice System | NowThis

17 jun. 2020

In US news and current events today, America locks up more people than any country in the world, and it disproportionately impacts people of color. Omar Epps explains how our broken political system is making the problem worse, and what we can do right now to fix it.

In the new short film Unbreaking America: Justice for Sale, Omar Epps and Represent.Us bring you a sobering look at the racial disparities that exist in the for profit prison space, and why Black people and people of color are incarcerated at wildly disproportionate rates. In the film, Represent Us confronts the massive amounts of lobbying money paid to people in power that ensure the police to prison pipeline remains full, even if it means ruined lives and devastated communities. The killings of George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks, and countless other Black people and people of color have shined a harsh light on police brutality, police violence, and police racism, but the police are only part of the problem. Until we reckon with the systemic problem of incarceration and prisons, whether its through prison reform or abolish prisons entirely, it’s clear that there is much that still needs to be fixed in our broken criminal justice system.

To find out how you can get involved, visit: represent.us/justicenow

 

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6 Snakes on a cab!

27 mrt. 2011

 

Enough is enough! I have had it with these motherf– snakes on this motherf– cab! Boa comes out of nowhere from behind the taxi drivers! A presentation of the Just For Laughs Gags. The funny hidden camera pranks show for the whole family. Juste pour rire les gags, l’émission de caméra caché la plus comique de la télé!