Officers cannot go out and make choices of their own freely without underlying consequences. Criminal justice officials are governed by laws, rules and codes of ethics when exercising discretion. Discretion varies among officers of different positions. Patrol officers and their
I would be very calm and show the person who stopped me that there is no reason for profiling me, because getting angry and being difficult only makes things worse. I feel that there is no escape from racial profiling especially in these tense times. Bob Herbert’s article, “Jim Crow Policing” Publishes in the New York Times on February 2, 2010, states that “The New York City Police Department needs to be restrained”, and I believe that his evidence shows this to be true. The author goes on showing statistic after statistic about the type of people that are stopped by the NYPD and more importantly their nationality. Bob Herbert is not writing this article to bash the NYPD, but to educate the people of America that although we may think racism and humiliation is gone, in New York it is still very prevalent.
My own answer to this question is that there are times when it is right to break the law. In this specific situation I am going through that light, especially if I believe my life is in danger. Here is my justification for going through the light and breaking the law: 1. the original intent of the lawmakers was not to stop everyone in all circumstances but to simply regulate the flow of traffic and avoid accidents. There would be no accident in this case since there are no other cars.
My brother stood next to me face frowned, arms crossed his chest, shouts out he didn 't do anything, let us go. The clerk rummaged through my red hooded swear shirt, he gazed at me, focused on my empty pulled inside out jean pockets with a look of confusion on his face. He shortly realized I didn 't steal anything. He then ask my brother and I to stay where we were at and not moved very politely.
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.
Although we hope our Police force will use their powers for good, but sometimes police misconduct can occur. Often, the police are under great pressure to act as quick as possible, espcially in a murder case and if the murder victime is white, a child, police officer, or prominent. For example, In the 1990’s the case of Rodney King, that not only shows a racist issue within the criminal justice system, but also the issue with abuse from police officers, but changed the country’s views on the LA police force. Twenty- Seven years ago,Rodney King was brutally beaten by Los Angeles police officers.
When it comes to having and being able to maintain a strong moral code, front line patrol officers are the perfect example of what law enforcement requires. To ensure front line patrol officers maintain a strong moral code, they must be able to keep their integrity on and off duty. Officers should have this characteristic before they are hired and should be open for the police academy to repair and strengthen them.
As routine officers arrive on scene to carry out the purpose of the police department by providing peace, safety, and to maintain order emotions, rights and authority can disrupt judgment. In the case of Oscar Grant one officers actions were quickly misunderstood because another unarmed person would be killed by a police officer. In my opinion the officer failed to carry out the purpose of the police department because officers are expected to not do unnecessary harm but protect and serve. With new policy educating the public and police officers on how to commutate and react to one another could help decrease these types of actions.
Seconds after, a traffic officer comes in from nowhere, he is checking and reading time card receipt in every car parked on the road. He stops by the LTB van and after finding missing display of the time card on the dashboard, he looks up and down the block and after soon after that he scans the registration and started writing the traffic ticket. At the exact time I took his picture attached (Exhibit 1). (The officer show his displeasure for taking the picture and inquired, if the van is mine. On my saying no he tells me, let me do my job and I must stay out of it).
Acknowledge the officer is doing their job, and again do not take this encounter personal. Is it an inconvenience? Yes of course it is, but the encounter will not last forever. Help the encounter to end sooner by being pleasant or cordial. If the citizen decides to take the contact personal, their attitude will not be cordial or pleasant.
Coming in and out of the store or driving around town, police officers are perceived in ways that don’t necessarily apply to the specific officer. Stereotypes and misconceptions have lead individuals to look at police officers differently, without making the effort to understand who they really are. As a child, I grew up believing that a police officer was scary and mean because my parents would tell me that the cops would take me away, if I didn’t wear my seatbelt. However, the information I wasn’t given was that the officer is doing his/her job by following the law, and if I break the rules, I am at fault and will be cited for it. At times that I saw police officers, some looked chubby, some had a mean look on their face while others looked buff and smiled at me.
After waiting for an eternity the officer finally came up to my car with his flashlight that could probably be seen from space it was so bright. Then he began to follow protocol. “Young man are you aware of how fast you were going”. I decided to lie and try to get out of the ticket by saying that I had no clue how fast I was going but my curfew was in 2 minutes and I lived on the next road. Then he threw it on me,”young man i could take you to jail for how fast you were going, but since you 're almost home i’m just going to write you a citation for 70 in a 35”.
More than likely, the police officer will not follow the individual wherever he or she decides to turn. In the rare and unlikely event, the police officer does decide to follow him or her, one should press the accelerator as far down as it will go. Then, the individual should not remain on the same road for the