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Binghamton Speech & Debate

Proposition: Sumin Park (Leaders Academy) vs. Opposition: Saanvi Kumar (Outschool Online - Intermediate)

Judge: Ian Miller (University of Oklahoma)

Resolution: Resolved: The United Nation should require countries to uniformly enact substantial criminal justice reform in one or more of the following: forensic science, policing, sentencing.

  • Sumin Park
    Sumin Park
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    Saanvi Kumar
    Saanvi Kumar
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    Posted at July 13, 2020 08:22:13PM EST by Sumin Park

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    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jul/02/autopsies-police-killings-medical-misleading?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Slack

    Posted at July 14, 2020 10:31:15PM EST by Saanvi Kumar

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    https://www.innocenceproject.org/

    https://www.law.umich.edu/special/exoneration/Pages/casedetail.aspx?caseid=5529

    https://www.un.org/en/

    https://www.hrw.org/reports/1999/india/India994-04.htm

    https://academic.oup.com/icon/article/10/1/153/689919

    https://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1179&context=fss_papers

    https://books.google.com/books?id=f7T7td6wf-IC&pg=PA554&lpg=PA554&dq=people+to+follow+law+because+of+fear+police&source=bl&ots=0o2i-XXjOR&sig=ACfU3U3q2dy0BLdXOLiV8oZqN9cyhcNrtg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjo06jjgavqAhUZmnIEHcI-B78Q6AEwCXoECAsQAQ#v=onepage&q=people%20to%20follow%20law%20because%20of%20fear%20police&f=false

    Posted at July 15, 2020 09:47:14PM EST by Sumin Park

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    https://religionnews.com/category/george-floyd-protests/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw0rr4BRCtARIsAB0_48PPWJAf3QecwE6sGnPEqgErXsLcOQtr50mmnC6elkBFxAsGjhxaqyEaAhG1EALw_wcB
    https://www.charleskochinstitute.org/blog/reform-criminal-justice-system/
    https://www.cntraveler.com/gallery/black-lives-matter-protests-around-the-world

    Posted at July 17, 2020 01:13:22AM EST by Saanvi Kumar

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    Posted at July 18, 2020 02:07:27AM EST by Sumin Park

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    Submitted at July 19, 2020 01:57:06PM EST by Ian Miller

    Category Sumin Park Saanvi Kumar
    Use of evidence: 4.4 4.5
    Delivery skill: 4.3 4.4
    Coherence of arguments: 4.5 4.5
    Responsiveness to opponent: 4.3 4.5
    Identification of key points: 4.6 4.7
    Comments: You had good points - but I would try to argue for forensic science being something that the UN has specific jurisdiction or ability to do.

    I think that if you tied your arguments more to forensic science then you could avoid a lot of the more broad general arguments your opponent is making about the UN.
    Great speeches. I would try to impact your arguments out a little bit more. (example: if countries don't join they might have conflicts with each other which causes a lot of global instability)

    The decision is for the Opposition: Saanvi Kumar

    Reason for Decision:

    This was a good and very close debate. I ended up voting for the opposition.

    I ended up being persuaded that a large scale uniform change to the criminal justice system would be impossible due to differing policies between countries.

    The opposition reasoned out a lot of their arguments specific to the UN being a poor actor for reform which made sense to me, especially when it was supported by a lot of examples.

    I think that both sides would do better if they were more specific about forensic science in particular and if they impacted out their arguments more.

    Good debate!


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