Communication between law enforcement and civilians has grown ever so further apart as time has gone on. Brutal shootings and violence on both sides are broadcasted in the media, making their communication that much worse. Civilians fear law enforcement due their assortment of defensive weaponry and the “legal authority to use coercive force” (Giles et al., 3). Police officers live with the constant fear that they might not make it back home to their families. To break the communication boundaries, law enforcement and the civilians will have to repair the broken trust and work together to improve our society.
Border security has been and issue facing Texas for a prolonged time. Due to recent disputes, this year by President-elect Donald Trump, border security has increased in the United States. This problem has affected my community in such a great scale noting that I live in the border city of Brownsville. In a city with Hispanic heritage running through every corner of the city, many have considered border patrol agents as the villains that are trying to get rid of Mexicans due to the racist comments made by Donald Trump. But that is really not the case at all. After talking to a long time family friend who works for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection services here in the city, he has told me that much of the changes have been made because
Human trafficking is a figure of transnational organized crime and a serious infringement of basic human civil liberties. The fight against human trafficking is the joint responsibility of the global community and joint efforts must be strengthen by further developing the close cooperation that already exists between governments and nongovernmental organizations (U.S. DOT & CBP 2013). Concentrating efforts towards bordering countries is paramount in the fight against human trafficking. A prime example is U.S. Senator John McCain and Congresswoman Martha McSally from Arizona presented to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives the Transnational Criminal Organization Illicit Spotter Prevention and Elimination Act. This was generated
John Horgan’s book “The Psychology of Terrorism” examines what terrorist do and how they go about their motives. Horgan asserts the claim that terrorist use a variety of motives in order to change political objectives through the use of violence (Horgan 2003). Using a plethora of weapons, such as guns, bombs and others weapons of mass destruction Horgan believes that these means are a symbol of revolutionary liberation. The use of the internet and the way terror acts are portrayed in the media, which Horgan calls…” a poor mans tatic”…. in that these internet and media coverage are boasted to the public creating fear and suspicion, which leads to people being on high alert looking for
Individuals have been talking about terrorism lately. With all the events that happened recently, terrorism has become a hot topic. Terrorism is a threat to humanity and those who are involved are very violent and have no regards for human lives.
After these local officials are deputized, they help raid worksites sometimes armed with a warrant and often conducted in a dragnet fashion by blocking the exits and discriminatorily questioning those who looked foreign or spoke with a foreign accent. These raids target people based on their appearance or accent. The abusive tactics that characterize an immigration raid inevitably entangle citizens who are not and should not be required to carry with them their naturalization papers, or to retrieve them from home to satisfy an agent of the government. These practices are inconsistent with the principles that underlie the Fourth & Fifth Amendment, the equal protection component of the Due Process clause, and the most basic notion of privacy: the right to be left alone (Shahani, Aarti, and
Terrorism is a controversial, tricky, complicated subject, and thus it has a multitude of definitions. Although the majority of these definitions are sensible and working definitions, none of them are free from flaws. Each definition of terrorism has its own unique pros and cons which all ultimately come down to which groups and historical information it includes and which groups and historical information it excludes.
Sean Bell, Daniel Shaver, Walter Scott, John Crawford, Michael Brown, Ezell Ford, Raupheal Thomas, Tamir Rice, Nicholas Thomas; all these men have something in common: they were unarmed, shot and killed by police. All these officers were let off due to typical excuses such as self-defense, raised suspicion, or probable cause, without a single form of punishment. Law Enforcement, more specifically police officers, should be held accountable and receive reasonable punishment for their misbehavior and wrongdoings. These men and women hold such authority and responsibility that should not be abused whatsoever. These men and women are responsible for the safety and wellbeing of the community they protect and serve. Police officers are meant to enforce
regarding the classification of the means by which the Internet is often utilized to promote
Community policing can be implement throughout the country to help with counterterrorism efforts. The use of local law enforcement to respond to threats of terrorism throughout our country is crucial. Local law enforcement officials are usually first in investigating suspicions of terrorist activities, arresting suspected terrorists, and engaging with them during active situations. When community policing is implemented and adapted with homeland security policies it can help combat terrorism while helping community police relations.
The US-Mexico border hold a great importance when it comes to national security. In this regard the Border Patrol plays an important role. The certain problems which highlight the importance if Border Patrol include, Illegal Immigrants, drug smuggling and human traffickers. Although all these situations can be handled by investing time and effort to improve the border.
A thorough analysis of deadly lone wolf cases in the United States since 2009 shows the significant factors that contribute to radicalization in each incident. Lone wolf terrorism is arguably the most widely used method of terrorism in today’s world. Based on the six cases listed above, individuals actively sought out ISIS and or Islamic ideologies. While there are plethora of propaganda and right wing views available online, the individual plays a significant part in this exchange. The facts presented about the cases suggest that ISIS and other Islamic ideologies influenced these individuals to commit acts of terror against the United States. In most instances, many family and friends stated that these individuals were “normal” and did
Terrorism is the unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims. Throughout the history of the United States there has been many cases of foreign terrorism. Notable terror attacks with fatalities on US soil has been occurring since 1980. Even today you still hear news of Foreign terrorism in the United States. There has been debates going on for years on if terrorists should be given constitutional rights. Enhanced interrogation techniques have been used on terrorist since 2002 when the George W. Bush administration issued the torture memos. Foreign terrorism has been a big problem sociologically, psychologically and has affected stakeholders while benefiting terrorist groups.
Terrorists have always been a threat to this great nation, but the events that occurred in Washington D.C. and New York on that fateful day showed many Americans the reality of what terrorists are capable of. Even though the hijackers on 9/11 had entered the country legally, albeit under less stringent immigration laws, the fear that other terrorists might possibly be exploiting weaknesses in our border security is ever present. While many people fear these terrorists entering into our country from the south, Alan Bersin, former Commissioner of The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency, says that the biggest threat actually comes from the north. In 2011, Bersin told reporters that the CBP “has recorded more cases of people with suspected terrorist backgrounds or links to terror organizations entering the U.S. from Canada than from Mexico.” (Mora). This could be because the Canadian border is nearly three times as long as our border with Mexico, and with thousands of miles of desolate terrain, it is harder to patrol. A lack of manpower within the CBP, agents that can be either corrupt or overworked, and a lack of equipment could all be compounding the problem as well. All of this only encourages terrorists to cross into our country unnoticed, regardless of
Police patrol methods have remained reactive in nature over the decades largely for two reasons, first patrol is considered the most visible form of policing to the public, seeing police actively patrolling in their communities, and second the lack of empirical research proving the most effective way to allocate and employ patrol. For more than a century now police have been actively patrolling the streets of cities and towns across the United States. It has been widely accepted by law enforcement, the public, and politicians that visible police presence deters, or at least denies, would be criminals the opportunity to commit crime (Kelling, Pate, Dieckman, & Brown, 1974). The belief that police presence on the streets and in neighborhoods creates a perception that police are in all places at once has been largely accepted. Additionally, the public feels safer and sees their taxes working for them. For police departments working with limited resources placing officers on patrol, whether on foot, bicycle, or in a car, it is the quickest way to respond to calls for service. If police are already in the area, they serve two purposes deterrence and faster response. Despite