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There are many concerns for a working police officer in America. Officers can face several types of dangers while on duty. Most of the time when police officers sign up for their job they already have prior knowledge of the risk they may be taking. They represent the civil authority of the government. According to Rose Johnson, "The job of a police officer is risky, and officers incur a higher rate of illnesses and injury than the national average for other jobs. Officers spend a great deal of time working with criminals and dealing with threatening scenarios". Although officers in America face several types of dangers, it does not give the officer the right to engage in unlawful acts. Police officers who receive more education and training will more than likely interact with different minorities through his/her institution. Officers should be more diverse because they will not be very biased and it could help end the problem with racial profiling. Police officers should be randomly drug tested for the safety of the citizens.
The Justice system has shown a pattern of taking the side of law enforcement. As of today, police brutality, specifically excessive force still remains as one of the most serious human rights violations. From the severe beatings, to the unjustified shootings, and inexcusable aggressive rough treatment all contribute to police officer misconduct. Many officers need to be opened minded about the way they address victims, suspects, and criminals. Yes, they have the upper power, but in any situation everyone is a human being and should be treated as such; the majority of this unacceptable behavior goes unnoticed or unreported. As a result, this creates complications for everyone as a whole, therefore, officials face corruption allegations, and the public is fighting for their rights.
Police Officers remain abusing one of the most serious human rights violations in American. Over the past years, police officers have acted out in many ways towards of dealing with a situation that have made people questioned themselves “are the police officers are really doing their jobs correctly?” Police Brutality is a serious issue that us Americans have to face everyday in our everyday lives, Police brutality is when Police officers use of excessive and/or unnecessary force when dealing with civilians in a situation. It has been going on for many decades, up to the point that us Americans know more about it. The subject of Police Brutality has been going on media such as television, radio, newspapers, magazines and etc where people
Law enforcement is ensuring an act of obedience to the law. Police officers often take advantage of enforcing the law and end up using violence when it 's not necessary. According to the Washington post ( 2015 ) every 28 hours an unarmed colored person is killed by a police officer. I think it is time for these and other victims who were treated unjustly by police officers to get justice. These deadly law enforcement incidents must come to an end. By reading this you will be informed that etiquette police training and use of body cameras will majorly improve law enforcement incidents. But first we must get to know one of the many victims of police brutality Jessica Hernandez.
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
Sandra Bland 's, was pulled over by a state trooper by the name of Brian Encinia. Brian Encinia pulled over Sandra for a minor violation. Why 'll he was writing the ticket for traffic (He decided to ask her was she irritated and yes I am very irritated so she decided to smoke a cigarette he "asked" her could she put it out she said no he said well you can get out the car she said no I 'm in my car and I didn 't do anything wrong then he said well I can get you out myself next thing you know he gets her out and arrest her. Sandra was 28 years old when she passed away July 13, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. She was found dead her jail cell; she allegedly hung herself. I have an interest in becoming a police officer. I would like to understand the
Ever believe that you are protected, but deep down there is a feeling that says otherwise. Many police officers follow the law and protect innocent people. But there are some out there that are the total opposite. They use force for reasons that are unjustified. Police brutality spreads out around the United States. Police Brutality is a problem in the US because it is used when it does not have to be, Some cases of police using force are not included in records, and when force is used people could be hurt or killed.
Police brutality has become a too often occurring event in the United States. The rampant act of police brutality, often killing, is a direct violation of the Fifth and Fourteenth amendments. Breaking and all but destroying the relationship between police and the communities they are supposed to protect and serve. Minorities and the poor are often the victims of a modern militarized zero tolerance police force of modern times. More recent times has seen the media as being a main source of the infringement on rights upon these communities terrorized by police tactics. From the News to Facebook and YouTube the camera phone has pushed this issue to public attention, putting what too most of America would see as almost an urban
Many can recall videos of policemen repeatedly bludgeoning the skull of a defenseless man or angrily strangling a neighborhood peacemaker gasping for air. Another many, though a lesser one, remember, if the beating was not too severe, the cracks of police batons on their heads and backs. In today’s United States, reports of police brutality flood police departments by the thousands each month. A mistrust so great in officers has never before been recorded, but this phenomenon is no stranger to American citizens. For at least the last forty-five years, reports of wanton police brutality have regularly surfaced. Often times, at least in the most notorious cases, a perceived threat or transgression leads to a definite death or injury. The local
Police brutality remains a common yet controversial topic around the world. Police brutality is “the use of excessive and/or unnecessary force by police when dealing with civilians” (thelawdictionary.org). It’s a topic that segregates communities and makes each other their enemy. Specifically, a white officer has been the enemy of the black community. Unfortunately, the tension between police and blacks grew over the past few decades. As a result, there is a drastic increase of violent outburst between both sides. For the last years, it was reported that 51.5 percent of black were killed by police officers (ibtimes.com). On the other hand, there have been 51,548 assaults against law enforcement and it resulted in 14,453 injuries in 2015 alone (nleomf.org). In the United States, recently, police brutality has been a popular subject all over the news and social media.
Imagine this scenario: you are complying with the police that are screaming at you, guns pointed at you, screaming “please don 't shoot” and trying your best to do what the police are asking. Daniel Shaver was an unarmed man fatally shot for no good reason. He was complying with the police officers orders and was begging for his life, screaming “please don’t shoot,” before he was fatally shot 5 times. Unfortunately, this is just one example of police brutality, an instance when police use unnecessary force when either they are unarmed or are complying with orders. Today I want to tell you of the injustice of police brutality, the people it affects, and how just asking the right questions could make sure that police are punished for their crimes.
Recently within the United States, actions of police officers and others within law enforcement have been put as the face of headlines and news stories everywhere. There have been multitudes of videos streaming social media of officers killing unarmed innocents, as well as throwing children in classrooms for not obeying the rules. With many people unaware of what is legally acceptable, all citizens really can do is question; is the brutal force being used really necessary or are they harming people because they are capable of doing so without consequences thanks to their badge?
Police brutality will be an issue until a solution is created. Many individuals are victims of this form of assault on daily basis. The liberties held by law enforcement are challenged each time they perform their duties. Police officers should abide by the same laws that each citizen is expected to abide by. Although police officers are granted with the right to determine laws as constitutional, civilians are sometimes treated in ways that are beyond unlawful.