Imagine the numbers are as one percent of the convicted are wrongfully convicted that is still a significant amount of people serving prison sentences for nothing. The recidivism in many cases are so strong and that idea once a criminal always a criminal gets set in. In the event a person who truly is not a criminal gets sentenced to prison and learns to be a criminal while in prison. Are all of their crimes exonerated when they are freed from the original conviction or are they a slave to the situation they were placed in due to the courts wrongdoing? There is an unlimited amount of questions that can come from the wrongful convictions.
Police would rarely venture into the Bronx and some who did were kidnapped or killed. Nevertheless the Bronx was able to thrive as a drug hub because the criminals who ran it had up to 50 police officers on their payroll judicial sources have said. Officers were allegedly paid to turn a blind eye to illicit activities warn criminal groups of imminent security operations and refrain from searching the Bronx 's regular clients. Police witnesses have even accused former police station commander Gerardo Rivera. Also known as Verde 14 of faking anti-narcotics operations and ordering agents to hide the extent of criminal activity in the Bronx.Although the Bronx drug hub may have been suppressed it continues to cause headaches for the local government.
We already established that blacks and other minorities in prison do not receive the same treatment as white inmates. The other problem is that prisoners have almost no legal representation. Although inmates have the right to appeal in court and be represented by a lawyer, rarely would they find a lawyer willing to help. According to a study done in The New York Times article, out of the tens of thousands of inmates who got disciplinary tickets in 2014 and 2015, only 280 were represented by Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York. Now that we’ve identified the problem, we can implement the solution.
Police Brutality Police brutality is a civil rights violation that occurs when a police officer uses an unnecessarily excessive amount of force upon the victim. Police brutality is a hate crime committed by officers who have too much power. Also, most of these police haven’t been held accountable for their actions. It’s sad to say that this is a very familiar topic in America. Race, age, and location are all factors that seem to have an impact on this act of crime.
Police officers are always looking for a target and they end up finding the perfect person to penalize. For example, many people are usually shocked when they find out that the reason they were pulled over was not, in fact, against the law, and end up penalized. In my opinion police officers should really focus on stopping crimes such as rapes, robbery, murders etc. Those crimes should have high penalties, but crimes such as speeding, driving without a license, carrying a small amount of drug should not equal the same prison time for a major crime for ethnic minorities. Therefore, unreasonable suspicions, pre-texts used by officers and jail time are things that play a huge role regarding the criminal justice system that affects the way ethnic minorities are
Police brutality -the use of extensive or unnecessary force used by police officers when detaining civilians. Police brutality has been a worldwide issue since the forming of police forces , in recent years police brutality remains a major concern for those of the minority community. Present-time, many countries have laws which address police brutality as a very serious heinous offense , and the allegations of police brutality are invested gated by commission of district attorneys. Unfortunately, even with investigations within law enforcement , many complaints about police misconduct are not actually being investigated. Researchers suggest most civilian police brutality reports unnoticed as result of police officers having the authority
Over the years the death penalty has been used way more than it should, especially with African Americans. Not only were they treated unfairly in court but they were often killed by mobs of white men for ridiculous crimes. In the past juries were not unbiased. The sixth amendment gave little guidance, insisting only that the jury be “impartial.”(King 53) This gave people lots of leeway in choosing jurors. Up Until the Civil War all the federal courts followed the jury selection procedures of the state in which the court was located.
With such a large and growing number of people under correctional control during a time in which crime rates had either fallen or were stabilizing raises important questions about the purpose and consequences of this institutional intervention. While "tough on crime" policies may be effective in incapacitating offenders, little consideration has been given to the impact this mass incarceration effort has had on offenders following their release from prison. Every year more than 600,000 people are released from jails and prisons to face the challenge of re-entering society in a productive capacity (Geiger, 2006; Travis, Solomon, & Waul, 2001). Due to the collateral consequences of a criminal conviction, reintegration is often met with a host of daunting and unnecessary barriers. Black Americans comprise a major segment of the neglected population and when they are released from prison the barriers to reintegration are often compounded by the stigma of their racial classification and the mark of a criminal
In America, 2.3 million people are in prison. American has the highest prison population in the world. This is due to “tough on crime laws” that have been enforced since the 1960’s. Although these laws do help keep crime off the street, they have done more harm than good for our country. Mass incarceration is a major issues in America, it leads to poverty, broken families, money wasted, and many other problems.
People are demanding answers about why these sad incidents are taking places even after the videos have shown proof about the victim’s innocence in most cases. In the news they also discuss some of the major issues could be related to the law and order and they believe racism is found there instead of the police. They feel that racism is extremely held by people who make policy and pass these laws. Non-white defendants are arrested more often, face heavier charges, and receive harsher penalties. It is only because police, DAs and judges are biased.