Real Talk 2 - Chapter 7

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(aggravated) assault

a reckless attack with intent to injure seriously (as with a deadly weapon)

(be) arrested

the act of detaining in legal custody

case (n.)

an action or a suit or just grounds for an action

(be) charged with (a crime)

accuse

defense (attorney)

criminal lawyer

deliberation (room)

the place in which a jury, lawyers, and judge decide the verdict in a case

deny

disallow

down and out

lacking funds, resources, or prospects; destitute

evidence

proof

fleabag hotel

a rundown place of lodging

foreman

a man who chairs and speaks for a jury

guilty

not innocent

jail

prison

judge

a public official with authority to hear cases in a court of law and pronounce judgment upon them

jury

a body of persons sworn to judge and give a verdict on a given matter

jury duty

the civic duty to serve on a jury

long-winded

tiresomely long

nod off

to doze momentarily

open and shut case

a simple and straightforward situation without complications (Often said of criminal cases where the evidence is convincing.)

prosecutor

a government official who conducts criminal prosecutions on behalf of the state

resist arrest

oppose or fight off capture

testify

to make a declaration of truth or fact under oath; submit testimony

trial

the determination of a person's innocence or guilt by due process of law

witness

one who can give a firsthand account of something seen, heard, or experienced

witness stand

a stand or enclosed area in a courtroom from which a witness presents testimony

defendant

the party against which an action is brought

victim

one who is harmed or killed by another

charge

a claim of wrongdoing; an accusation

verdict

a decision, judgment, or conclusion

bless his heart

an expression of sympathy

poor fellow

an expression of sympathy

felt sorry for him / felt (bad) for

an expression of sympathy

my heart went out to him

an expression of sympathy

pity

an expression of sympathy

accelerate

to speed up

approach

to come up to or step toward

crosswalk

the area of a street where pedestrians may legally cross the road

detective

a police officer who investigates crimes

end up

result in

hit-and-run accident

an accident where the criminal leaves the seen of the crime (in order to avoid the law); usually involves autos or people

investigate/investigation

examine or research

make (of a car)

example: Toyota, Honda, Ford, etc.

speed (v.)

to go faster

suspect (n.)

a person accused of a crime

at first

to signal the original thought

originally

to signal the original thought

initially

to signal the original thought

to begin with

to signal the original thought

going over it in my mind

to signal the later thought

thinking it over

to signal the later thought

on second thought

to signal the later thought

going back and forth

to signal the later thought

competitor

one that competes with another, as in sports or business; a rival

curb (v.)

to cease or stop

empower/empowerment

to equip or supply with an ability; enable

erode/erosion

to deteriorate; decay; or ruin

generate

to produce

infuriate

to madden

keep (someone) away from (somewhere)

to protect; detain; or prevent

menacing

threatening

ordinance

law

sweep (something) under the rug

to hide

threaten

to frighten with danger

violation

a crime less serious than a felony

aboriginal

an indigenous person who was born in a particular place (i.e. - Australia)

capital/capitalist

goods/a person whose economic system is based on private ownership of capital

comprise

to consist of

Death Row

the part of a prison for housing inmates who have received the death penalty

disorganization

unorganized

homogeneous

of the "same"

manifestation

the act of demonstrating; display

migration

the movement of persons or animals from locality to another

norms

an average level of achievement or performance

perspective

a way of regarding situations, facts, etc., and judging their relative importance

property

something owned; land

social constructs

any phenomenon "invented" or "constructed" by participants in a particular culture or society, existing because people agree to behave as if it exists or follow certain conventional rules

sociologist

a social scientist who studies the institutions and development of human society

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