“...Much of the recent crime increase threatens the vitality of America’s cities–and thousands of lives–it is not, in itself, the greatest danger in today’s war on cops. The greatest danger lies, rather, in the delegitimation of law and order itself’ (Mac Donald). In the book “The War on Cops: How the New Attack on Law and Order Makes Everyone Less Safe,” published in the year of 2016, author Heather Mac Donald provides credible evidence to expand on her viewpoint of our country’s current criminal crisis. In addition to “The War on Cops, Mac Donald has written two other books. Her works “Are Cops Racist?” of 2003 and “The Burden of Bad Ideas: How Modern Intellectuals Misshape Our Society” of 2000 contain ideas similar to those expressed in “The War on Cops.” The powerful stance Mac Donald takes on certain themes expressed throughout “The War on Cops” direct the reader’s understanding towards the flaws of America’s governmental systems, revealing the backstory and complexity of racism and criminal justice behind our “war on cops.”
Ta-Neshisi Coates a well-known writer of “Between the World and Me” uses his book to meditate on what it means to be black in America today. It uses a letter from Mr. Coates to his son, Samori and speaks on living in a country where unarmed black males and little boys are targets of police brutality – such as victims like Michael Brown, Tamir Gray, Eric Garner and many more. Mr. Coates uses this title “Between the World and Me “from Richard Wright who wrote a poem based on the fear he felt growing up. Fearing the police who possessed to have full control of his body, meaning they were beating and frisking anyone whom they believed was causing trouble (“the blacks”). Coates however writes with the purpose of urging his son and other African American boys and men to be watchful, to be careful, and to arm himself with knowledge by giving them recounts of stories of innocent men.
Books cannot save human life; However, they can change hearts and minds of a human. 'All American Boys,' by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely is one of those books. ‘All American Boys’ is a young adult novel that looks at a specific instance of police brutality and racial profiling from the perspectives of two high school classmates. For those who have not experienced racial profiling or do not know someone has, it may seem to be nothing more than a mere inconvenience. However, for characters in the novel, racial profiling changes their perspective. At first main character of the book is Rashad Butler, a 16-year-old junior R.O.T.C. member and young black man suffered mentally and physically discrimination
When one encounter’s society, he or she notices various responses to traumatic events. A traumatic event is a scenario that results in distress and alters one’s state of security. All American Boys, a novel written by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely, depicts a scenario where Officer Paul attacks Rashad, a young African male who is accused of stealing. The culture as presented in the novel responds with elements of protest, favoritism, rage, stereotyping, and a distrust in law enforcement. All American Boys depicts the aftermath of traumatic events in society through the prevalence of survivor 's guilt, coping methods utilized by law enforcement officers, and presentation by the media.
The policy problem that I have identified is Georgia’s Racial Profiling Law HB 87. The problem with the policy is that it makes every citizen other than Caucasian, a target in the eyes of the police. This policy allows the local and state police the authority to ask anyone with Hispanic decent or with an accent the right to ask for identification or immigration card. This procedure is done to see if the individual is legal the issue also doesn’t give officers the proper training to identify those individuals who are residing in Georgia illegally. As a result, if a crime is committed in the Hispanic or foreign communities, no one will be willing to help the authorities because they fear being prosecuted themselves.
The paper if focused upon immigration in Texas. Everyday tens and thousands of people immigrate to Texas – whether for employment or making their living in Texas by many other means. Now the question arises whether the immigration is well maintained with immigration laws of Texas and whether it is good or bad for the city. The thesis is focused on the various aspects of the immigration in Texas. The immigration laws in Texas are strict and effective. The immigration law in Texas is good and beneficial for the city to effectively manage any illegal immigration. The authority takes close look by keeping regular checks in the educational institutions and employers. These laws also empower the law enforcement to check E-Verify
Jeremy Smith writes about the American policy’s negative effects on immigrants, particularly unaccompanied minors to unearth why they are criticized so harshly. Rodrigo Smith was a fourth grader in Berkeley California when he was deported to Mexico long after his tourist visa expired. As a result, his classmates asked, “How is that fair?” When they worked together to create a video to bring his spirits up, they showed more empathy and comfort than an abundance of humans on our planet. Despite the emotional punch this anecdote lands with readers, it is not an effective piece of writing on its own.
Have you ever wondered how many illegal immigrants are in the U.S. committing crimes, as their undocumented and not even suppose to be here? Well in this essay, there will be three reasons why undocumented immigrants should be deported; The immigrants might be committing crimes, they take American’s citizens jobs, and their are a large population of illegal immigrants in the U.S.
It’s said that we should not criminalize the undocumented immigrants. The Migration Policy Institute has estimated that 820,000 of the 11 million unauthorized have been convicted of a crime. About 300,000, of the 11 million undocumented, have committed felonies. Compared to the proportion of felons in the overall population, the ratio is only a half (3 percent) (Nazgol Ghandnoosh 2017). Though the undocumented immigrants may not be the criminal themselves, it still arouses serious social disorder through forming intricate environment. First, the region such as Mexico-U.S. border city is characterized by migration and mobility, with cross-border interactions common. For instance, Tijuana, Baja California, the northwestern-most city in Mexico
Immigration has always been a controversial topic in the United States. Recently, it has become an even more relevant and heated issue due to current presidential candidate, Donald Trump’s racist comments towards Mexican Immigrants as well as other racial minorities. Despite the fact that it has always been a highly discussed issue, it has never been resolved in an appropriate manner in which both sides of the argument can find a middle ground. As of today there are approximately eleven million undocumented immigrants in the United States, most of them are hiding in the shadows of society in fear of being deported. The fear that these immigrants face on a daily basis is why we should reconsider our current immigration policy and help provide
In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Atticus states, “Don 't fool yourself--it’s all adding up and one of these days we 're going to pay the bill for it. I hope it 's not in you children 's time” (Lee 233). This novel takes place in Alabama in the 1930’s, a time of racial segregation between whites and blacks. During this time, Tom Robinson, a black man, was convicted of rape. Even though he was innocent, he was found guilty by the jury. While all races are equal under law today, it does not always seem such. For example, race riots still occur in our modern-day society, affecting both blacks and whites alike. As well, the War on Drugs affects many blacks, creating unhealthy relations between them and cops. Further, there is
According to ……..10,845 people were arrested between January 22 and April 29. These arrests took place in people’s homes, subways and sensitive locations including churches, schools and courthouses. There are rumors of ICE checkpoints in places such as Brooklyn. In February, ICE agents arrested 40 immigrants in New York some of whom had no criminal convictions. Whereas immigration officials and ICE agents say that they arrest only criminals, reports from the media show that law-abiding families and non-criminal immigrants are also being rounded up and arrested. While most of these are unfounded and unconfirmed rumors, it has succeeded in raising fear among immigrant communities. People do not want to go out because they are afraid. Undocumented immigrants who work manual jobs have stop going to work because they are afraid that ICE agents will track them at their workplace or that their employers will release their status to ICE
When we think about the future of our nation, we picture a utopia. A place where everyone has equal opportunity, where there is no discrimination, where crime is not an issue, where there is no corruption in our government, and where we do not have to worry about what our status with other countries is. Today, we expect our government to keep order, give structure, protect our rights, and provide justice. However, Neal Stephenson, in his book Snow Crash, depicts a future America completely different from what we know and expect. Stephenson describes a nation in which the citizens take matters into their own hands because the entire judicial system no longer exists, where businesses and money mean more than values and life, and where there are
Illegal immigration is becoming an increasing problem within the United States of America. The influx of people over the past few years has grown. They hope that coming to this country will bring them good fortune and a life of prosperity. Many illegal immigrants believe they have the right to become citizens even though they came here illegally. Though there are many opinions on the subject of immigration, two viewpoints are Roberto Rodriguez 's article, “The Border on Our Backs,” which supports illegal immigrants gaining citizenship and Star Parker’s article “Se Habla Entitlement”, is against them gaining citizenship.