Recently Police Departments have been using these such body cameras and have seen significant results. Although some people may not like body cams, their benefits are too important to ignore. There has been many citizens that have complained about the use of body cameras. Police Officers have commented that these body cameras invade unwanted personal privacy. Some Police Officers believe that body cameras will not help decrease force by Police Officers because a
The article “Lawsuit Settlement Funding” states “of those deaths, only three have led to an indictment and only one on-duty officer who killed someone was convicted.” Which is ridicules that so few of the killers where not convicted of killing people who were unarmed. The people of the U.S needs something to help ensure them that they won’t get falsely killed and the person who killed does get punished. Which is a reason on why police officers need to wear body cameras. Others might say that this will only help the slightest well that might be true but the evidence does not lie it has been researched and has been found that body cameras do work. As shown in paragraph two in which the studies found that the body cameras reduced incidents.
However as I got older I would frequently hear about someone getting killed by the police force. It still didn’t click but I knew what was happening. Growing up police brutality wasn’t broadcasted as much as it should’ve have been. This then made me think about how to improve police brutality not only dealing with African Americans but also with other colored skinned people. In “Etiquette of Police Violence” Rion Alamar Scott talks about some of the things cops first assume to do when approaching someone of color.
In the twenty-first century and the threat of victimization remain a perennial concern. But whether crime is on the increase or decrease, it remains a constant in our society, and to many it is one of the most important social issues confronting our communities today. These questions or the essence of the study of policing although the police do much more than enforce the law, their role in societies is integral and preserving the American dream, whatever we perceive that to be. The enforcement of the law is one of the most significant mechanism for social control. There is no function of government that more directly controls the activities of citizens than the police.
Many police officers get off easily because they call it as self-defense, but it’s not. People being brutally beaten or killed, riots breaking out, mourning of neighborhoods, lawsuits against police departments all can be at stake of police officers using excessive force. This is part of the reason our country has been in an uproar. In the last few years’ police brutality has been at an all-time high. Because of it, movements have been started and protests have broken out.
However, the police officers responsible for the killings are not suspended for long or punished before they are able to report back to their normal duties. Research has shown that police tends to use excessive force against minority groups. For example, police are know to use
If people continue to talk about gun control along with the president, maybe congress can agree on passing the bill in hopes of becoming a law, so that everyone can keep and buy guns. The 2nd amendment is still to be enforced and many citizens need to reread their right because many are abusing their right to carry firearm publicly. When the background checks become stricter and the age limit changes, less events and crime could probably reduce. It may be hard, but the nation would be
Since the Bill of Rights was first created 250 years ago, our rights as citizens have never been jeopardized. However, more recently in our society, there has been an upsurge in debate on whether some rights should be left out of the Bill of Rights for the better interest of its citizens. For the safety and security of the people, it is only justifiable to remove the Second Amendment of owning guns. Guns are seen as part of the American identity and many citizens even own one or more guns at home. It is an “every man for himself” ideology in that there is a growing uncertainty on whether the police will show up on time.
Crime and the poverty level in the 1960’s were abnormally high, and citizens’ rights were almost unheard of. Gang activity has also been prevalent in years past. Now, the crime, gang, and poverty levels are much lower, citizens have more rights, and people are starting to have a feeling of pride in their community. This is partly due to the police roaming the area at all times. The police seem to be winning the battle on drug trafficking and violent crimes, which encourages citizens with a sense of safety.
Police Body Cameras Should be Taken Into Consideration “In Rialto, California, a police department has been using body mounted cameras and recording what happens between officers and the public. The use of force by officers declined 60% during the first year the cameras were introduced and citizen complaints against officers dropped by 88% (Safety vision). This statistic proves the debate of police body cameras or not. Though these cameras have a big price tag, they are a piece of equipment all officers need to wear in order to maintain a more clear picture of what happens in an incident. Most normal people tend to have better behavior when they know they are being watched or recorded (Erstad).