As the days move on the number of dirty cops begins to rise in the departments, and some of the officers show no mercy to the public. “A Kentucky officer convicted of tasing an unarmed man who swore at him has a disturbingly violent past that stretches across multiple police departments” (How Dirty is This Taser-Happy Cop, 2016, p.1). That’s not all of what the officer was accused of. An officer from kentucky was using excessive force for two decades, and now he is paying the price for in in federal prison. (How Dirty is This Taser-Happy Cop, 2016).
Claims of the police using excessive force when dealing with unarmed criminals are common in the United States. The increase in the number of homicides perpetrated by police officers in the line of duty has evoked great indignation across the country. The public demands that police officers are held accountable for their actions when they are on duty. In the United States, police are hardly prosecuted for on-duty homicides, in spite of the high number of murders that the law enforcement agents commit (Cooper 46). Numerous factors stop the judges from prosecuting officers who commit murder while on duty.
By the look at the last answer, I am sure you could gather what I would respond here in this one. However, I would change imposing punishment or sentencing. While I understand and respect that felony law states that incarceration is mandatory, what if there were other ways to punish that person? This may sound harsh, but bring back physical punishment. A man robs a store with a gun, remove a finger or two, not in a humane way either.
This usually happens in cases of murder or sexual assault. The average time on death row before execution has risen from 6 years to 16 years. I believe that it is critical that the death penalty becomes abolished because we won 't be taking away somebody else 's life or killing
The author says that law-and-order is thought be affected by violent crime, when in fact it is normal, everyday citizens that break them. In this case, the author is right, as citizens encourage citizens to break the law and normal citizens are harassed into breaking the law without even realizing it. The author’s argument has the stronger point to be made, but there are those out there that could argue against his claim. For example, one could argue that one only breaks the law in important situations, so it does not happen often. This
In today’s society, many people question if local law enforcement is serving and protecting communities or if they are unfairly stereotyping and brutalizing citizens of local communities. In some instances, citizens find themselves fearing local law enforcement due to recent incidents where innocent men and women are unjustly arrested and/or killed by law enforcement officers. Many bystanders say due to the methods officers used to handle volatile situations it leads to these tragic incidents. and women are unjustly arrested and/or killed by law enforcement officers. Additionally, many citizens believe law enforcement officers handle cases differently based on an individual’s age, gender, race, or et cetera.
Capital murder is one of the most controversial topics in this country. It 's a very two sided argument, many people have their own opinion on the topic. It is a sensitive topic for some people because, personal feelings and emotions really come into play when discussing the death penalty. There are a vast amount of reason that serve great for being against it but, there is also just as many fantastic reasons as of why we should keep using capital murder. There are those who believe that no human being, no matter how much power or jurisdiction they have, should not have the ability and power to take away another persons life.
There are some states to this day that still believe in the use of the death penalty. The states that use them have the intended use of them because they want the people who convict horrible crimes to never see the light of day again. In the usa there are still “31 states that use the death penalty”. The crimes that are convicted to be given the death penalty are murder which is taking the life of another human, treason which is betraying one 's country, drug trafficking which separates drugs everywhere through states, and last but not least espionage which is spying on one 's country or people. Some of the states that allow the death penalty in their state are Florida, Kentucky, Virginia, South Carolina, Arizona , Alabama, Utah ,Washington , California, Arkansas,Tennessee.
Police and media have been in the news lately and mostly for the wrong reasons. The media can highlight police officers in a good light or a bad light, However, most people only get to see the one percent of police officers that shed a bad light over all police officers. One example would be the Michael Slager case where he shot Walter Scott, and was found guilty of violating Walter Scotts civil rights while unlawfully using his gun. Cases like these make the public believe all police officers are and should not be trusted. The media rarely shows the good acts of police officers.
Numerous times we have seen that it has been unfair on people of low social status as well as colored people. The death penalty has also made it easier on the criminal because of the one time sentence that they get instead of suffering the rest of their lives for the high level crime that they committed. Lastly, the death penalty has been irreversible because innocent people that have been accused and killed by the death penalty are now dead forever for something that they did not do. All of this proves how the death penalty is not always the right way punish a
The law on double jeopardy has a 1“legal heritage of 800 years”. It has been under criticism in recent years as guilty criminals can get away with crimes from a technicality in the justice system. This law stops the retrial of accused criminals who in their trials were proven guilty. I personally disagree with the current double jeopardy laws and believe that changes need to be implemented in the current law to make them more just. The case of Raymond John Carroll is spread over decades and as it developed more witnesses came forward and better technology also developed.
I was already aware of the issue about discrimination towards blacks and how it relates to police brutality, but before reading this article, I never knew what the main reasons for the discrimination was. In 8th grade, I was supposed to write about a current event, something that had just happened recently. I chose the shooting of Trayvon Martin. At the time, this was a recent incident and it disturbed me that some man would willingly shoot and kill a teenager for no probable reason other than he found Martin “suspicious.” As the case went on to trial, I later found out that Zimmerman, the gunman, was found not guilty.
Arizona State University 's Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety on body camera studies, Professor Michael D. White states “Body-worn cameras (BWCs) are perhaps the most debated topic in policing today. Advocates and critics have made numerous claims about the impact and consequences of the technology, but most of these claims are untested. BWCs have the potential to completely transform police-citizen encounters, and in the wake of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, adoption of the technology is likely to be exponential. This transformation, in the virtual absence of empirical evidence on BWCs, is profoundly troubling.” So although there are many pros and cons to body worn cameras by police officers, the benefits surely outweigh the negatives and more studies are being conducted to prove
Final project #1 Stereotypes and prejudice are two concepts that have been receiving much attention lately, especially in mainstream media. Many news sources have played a part in this through racial baise. An example of this would be how often white male shooters are portrayed by the media as shy, troubled, loners, mentally ill or a good kid that just snapped. On the other hand their black counterparts are not painted in such a warming light. Often when blacks commit a crime, the media tends to paint them as gangsters or thugs.
Sandra Belanger, videotaping across the street, watched the standoff unfold. "I wanted people to see what police were doing, how hard they were trying to get him to give up," she said. Police said Zambrano made his way through an duplex and was hiding in a closet to ambush officers. He burst out and shot a trooper, and then officers returned gunfire, killing him.