The main topic of this paper has to do with whether police shootings are justified or not and it has to do with all the statistics of their shootings. Another point of this paper is talking about the details of when the officers shoot and what happens then. Surprisingly police officers do not hit their target a majority of the time. As a matter of fact police officers usually only hit an assailant twenty-five percent of the time. My opinion is that police officers more than not, are correct in whether or not they are when they shoot if it is justifiable or not.
Tamir Rice was a twelve-year-old boy playing in the snow at his local park, making the mistake of waving an air pellet gun at strangers- a mistake that would cost him his life. A bystander made a call to 911, and when the police arrived on the scene, within seconds of exiting the vehicle, Rice was shot. According to an article by the Pittsburgh Tribune, although police have been caught in the act, captured on camera committing a crime, they are not prosecuted 96 percent of the time. November 22, 2014, twelve-year-old, Tamir Rice, was playing and posing with his air pellet gun when a man sitting in the park called 911 to report, “there’s a guy here with a pistol, pointing it at everybody… [The gun] is probably a fake, but you know what,
Racism is an evil act that can destroy a society. The U.S is a nation of immigrants and, as such, it is a diverse society where racism has no place. In the past few years police officers in America have been discriminating against the black community. Police officers are meant to protect the public, not cause further damage and stress. They use over excessive force towards black people, target minorities and abuse their power.
There are many things wrong with this world. Natural disasters and terminal diseases are hardly a rarity, and destroy millions of lives each year. Upon the news of an earthquake, we unite in order to raise money to provide resources and medical care.
Everyday Police officers are serving our nation, state, county, and city. Their duty is to help product and to provide a safe environment to the community. Often officer face dangerous scenarios and are at risk everyday. Depending on where an officer works, will usually determine how much he/she is paid and what they do on a daily basis. Well a question that often arises, should law enforcement officers be paid higher wages, because of what they do for the community?
Confrontations between law enforcement and civilians are never a welcome thing. But, during the last year many of those confrontations have turned violent. Police shootings ignited a public outcry for justice, plus the number of police officers shot and killed stood at 60 fatalities as of Thanksgiving Day, twenty of those ambush situations. People are dying on both sides. While the number of shootings dropped over the recent holiday season, the Blue Lives Matter Organization is a voice growing in popularity across America.
Toby Crabtree AICE student number: 2567 Center US015 Word count: 1856 Does gun ownership make society safer? Humanity has been using guns for decades now. Guns have been utilized for many reasons. Hunters use guns to bring home food to keep their families from starving. Soldiers use guns to protect their country and those that live there.
My version of America would be that there are no more killing of cops. The second thing I would like to see happen is no more terrorism in America. The third thing I would like to see change in America is no more race problems. There are many other things I would like to see change in America, but seeing no more cops being killed, no more terrorism, and no more race problems are my main things I would like to get rid of.
Heroes are not important! Heroes are people who supposedly keep people safe. We don’t need heroes because they killed too many people. Also there not always there when we need them in dangerous problems.
My opinion on law enforcement is people doing their job and that job is enforcing the law and keeping the peace. The way law enforcement is being portrayed in the media lately is negative. The media is making it seem it that law enforcement should not be trusted. When I think about the police officers who have shot innocent civilians because they believed the civilians were a threat, I think about what they were doing their job. Police officers are humans too and humans make mistakes.