From the perspective of the Panther Party, the utilization of systemic racism in America, allows those in power (“White pigs”) to place those with ethnic differences (Blacks) in a perpetual state of oppression. Thus, It is true what Feagin states in his text, Racist America, that systemic racism involves the unjustly gained economic and political power of whites, and white- racist ideologies, attitudes, and institutions that are created to preserve White advantages and power (Feagin, 2000, p. 16). So in this light, one can accurately say that the Panthers saw America as a “total racist polity” in which every aspect of life is shaped to some degree by racist truths. With that being said, the Panthers viewed America in the following ways: As a polity that suppresses the political, social, and economic rights of its citizens, (Blacks) as a polity
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.
Hell and Back; The Night She Disappeared Everyone has a cause, the thing the keeps us going. It gives us the strengths and the necessity to keep going on with life. April Henry, the author of the book, did a good job at describing every detail about the book that it seem realistic.
In today’s world, unless you call and ask for help, the police are not your friend. Police in 2015 is around to decide if you’ve done something wrong and whether they can arrest you or not to “maintain order” in the community. When you get pulled over by a police you should follow three simple rules. The first rule is to always be courteous and polite to the cop. The second rule is to resist every request of the police until he uses force.
In the beginning of this excerpt when Synge relates the anecdote of the Connaught man who killed his father, he suggests that this experience relates the “primitive feeling of these people…that a man will not do wrong unless he is under the influence of a passion… [and] they can see no reason why he should be dragged away and killed by the law.” While this seems to be an accurate assumption for the majority of cases, this is a potentially dangerous statement. The premise of this argument rests on the notion that the accused murderer feels remorse and is forever changed by their action. Yet this viewpoint falls apart and would be naive if the person who committed the crime is deranged and knowingly and unreservedly killed the person.
Within the criminal justice system, the police have three main goals: to serve, enforce the law, and to maintain order. Most police officers are people just trying to fulfill these goals and protect the citizens, using discretion wisely, but sometimes in this process, it may seem that there is an abuse of power, especially in terms of the use of force. As stated in Criminal Justice in America (2014), police are able to use legitimate force on those individuals that are deemed uncooperative, but this force is sometimes deemed excessive. Excessive use of force is when the force used by an officer either violated department policy or the constitutional rights of the individual by exceeding the level of force permissible and necessary for the
After reading your essay I was really impressed by the way that you presented your ideas and also the great way that you developed the main points of your essay. Police suicide is a topic that is very sensitive in the law enforcement community. “The real number of police officers who committed suicide is not well known because the department many times presented them as accidents to protect the reputation of the department” (Burns 2013). Police officers are expect to be strong and tough and demonstrating weakness for many of them is a sing of vulnerability that can damage their image in front of others as reliable .
Police and prosecutors have very crucial roles in the criminal justice field. Although their duties and job descriptions vary tremendously, they are both very important in the deliverance of justice, and they are held to high ethical standards. Police officers are responsible for apprehending and detaining offenders, and prosecutors present to the court a written statement of the charges and match the wits of the accused’s defense attorney. Both police officers and prosecutors have many ethical obligations to abide by. They must both be impartial, honest, reasonable, and professional.
After reading this case, there were many things that went on in my mind. Qualified immunity is what stood out to me. According to the Legal Information Institute, it states, “Specifically, it protects government officials from lawsuits alleging that they violated plaintiffs’ rights, only allowing suits where officials violated a “clearly established” statutory or constitutional right” (Legal Information Institute). To me, I think when a police officer use any type of force, they are going against that person having constitutional rights. I feel as though police officers think that it is their right to use excessive force when they are in a tough situation such as this.
Mostly the countries have been facing transnational threats, so called nontraditional security challenges, such as illegal migration, drug and human trafficking, gun running, smuggling of commodities and cross border terrorism and so forth. Transnational crime blurs the line between "crime" and "national security" because criminal organizations are now perceived as posing a national security threat to some countries as well as the international community. Officially demarcated borders cannot keep out transnational threats and such threats have not yet addressed because of some obstacles including mistrust and lack of regional cooperation. In an increasingly interconnected world, security issues are transnational and cannot be addressed effectively by individual states. Transnational threats require common efforts and joint action by governments across borders in order to be dealt with.