Characteristics Of Civil Rights

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Chalise 1 Manisha Chalise Professor Sharifian Govt 2305 10th February 2018 Civil Right; Civil Liberties Civil Rights refers to the basic right of each and every individual to be free form all the discrimination or any unequal treatment on the basis of different characteristics like: race, gender, disability, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual preference, political affiliation etc. It is also considered as the basic right of every person. Civil rights actually insure the physical as well as mental safety of the people from different kinds of inequality or discriminations based on different characteristics. 1 Some of the examples of Civil Rights are: freedom of speech, right to vote, right to equality in every field, right to…show more content…
So, even the government doesn’t have any right to question or interfere in any individual’s religious preference. Lots of people think that Civil Right and Civil Liberties mean the same thing but actually it is different; however, they both are concern with the basic rights and freedom of every individual. A “Terry Stop” is a law under the Fourth Amendment which allows the law enforcement officers the right to stop a person whom they suspect to be involved in any kind of criminal activity. The officers are allowed to stop and apprehend an individual for a pat- down search of outer clothing. The name “Terry Stop” was set up from a supreme court case in 1968 named “Terry v. Ohio”. This law gives a very powerful authority to the police officers to stop any individual they suspect, but…show more content…
4 Yes, an authorized search warrant is required to keep a GPS Surveillance on a suspect’s vehicle without their knowledge. After the numerous numbers of unnecessary searches and people protesting it, court have decided to make it a compulsion to have a search warrant. 5 The U.S. 6 Supreme Court recent decision in United States v. 7 Jones, the court announced that the installation of GPS tracking device constitutes a search triggering the Fourth Amendment Protections. Now talking about the drug-sniffing dog in front of anyone’s house. In this case also a valid search warrant is required. There should be a valid reason like any suspicion on the house owner in any criminal case. DUI Checkpoint are police stops or any checkpoint where officers are there who randomly stop the vehicles to check for impaired drivers. So, for DUI some of the cases requires search warrant whereas some of them they don’t too. So, its depends on the circumstances. Profiling does takes place but under some valid reason. Without a valid reason the profiling is actually violating an individual’s Civil right as well as liberties. In my opinion Civil Rights and Civil Liberties are always the most important aspect in every individual’s life. So, I think that the government should always be there to protect their citizens from any danger hindering their
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