When a person thinks of a police officer, what should come to mind is a protector. Cops should be a sign of safety, honesty, and protection. Many years ago it was that way, now cops are seen as people you want to stay away from. Cops are abusing, assaulting, framing, and killing innocent people. Police brutality can be described as the misconduct of police officers such as police corruption, harassment and discrimination.
My reflection after reading Chapter 12 is that I form the idea that when people in a society are not educated it increases the risks of crime. Crime is defined as any act that is against the law. The Court system is responsible for deciding which crimes should be considered worth punishing for. As we look at the two different types of crimes such as mala in se and mala prohibita. Mala in se is considered to be “inherently evil” meaning such as robbery, murder, rape, etc that people in society have decided that should be banned due to its evil inhuman nature.
This practice is extremely unreliable and is already banned from use in Europe. More specifically, I think the practice of telling suspects that they have failed the polygraph test in order for them to confess to crimes that they may or may not have even committed should be banned. Many innocent people go on to confess to someone else’s crimes because they believe that the polygraph is infallible. By telling them that they failed the test even when they haven’t, it results in many innocent people being convicted of
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. BODY PARAGRAPH 1 Police brutality is a big problem in the United States. Police brutality is a misconduct when police use violence that is not necessary. This includes unjust shootings, which is when whoever was shot did not deserve to be shot because they either did nothing wrong or was complying with orders but was still shot. This is a big problem in the U.S. because it happens all around the states.
She extensively shows that the officers neglect the lives of the informants since they are lawbreakers. Stillman says that criminal informants, “[…] have been given false assurances by the police, used without regard for their safety, and treated as disposable pawns of the criminal-justice system” (3). By stating that the police are manipulating CI’s into acting as bait, leads into the safety hazards that lie within their administration. In Rachel Hoffman’s situation, Stillman makes certain to write about how the “[…] police lost track of her and her car” (2). The police falsely assured Rachel that she was going to be safe, which resulted in her unfortunate death.
you, are you will to answer my questions without an attorney present? (Gardner & Anderson, 2013) One of the biggest controversies surrounding Miranda warnings is that it has caused great difficulty to law enforcement officer’s efforts in controlling crimes. At times, it now appears that are police officers have their hands tied in things that they can and can’t do while at a crime scene. Another controversial issue with the Miranda warnings is whether or not they should be given to terrorists. With the many recent terrorists attacks that have occurred over the years, the debate of whether non Americans should be read Miranda warning is a controversy that has raged on.
Headstrong in the face of adversity, they took an oath and they will uphold it. At least a vast majority of them. Officers have achieved a bad rap in the past couple years because of a few legitimate bad apples and primarily the media trying their damnedest to paint a poor picture wherever possible of police. The false misconception created from this narrative has garnered enough attention that the positive and hard work officers do everyday seems to have been forgotten. People hastily right officers off as it seems so easy and then when they need them the most, they are left no choice but to ask for help from the same officers they just wrote off.
Police officers have vowed their life to protect and serve. They risk their lives every day for their communities. As the last few years have sped past us, police officers have been very aggressive with the force they use when arresting a suspect, or even people in general. According to a Texas article on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights, “police officers typically use force offensively rather than defensively and do so with at least some degree of premeditation.” (Gross,2013, page 167). Many police officers get off easily because they call it as self-defense, but it’s not.
But, whether the shooting was justified and self defense or not, people simply don't buy it. They riot and call the police liars, refusing to believe multiple coroners reports and witnesses testimony. The media spreads controversy and reports on select stories often times while having only a little information, spreading lies and mistrust. It has become very clear that something needs to change fast, but what can be done? I strongly believe that requiring every police officer across the
While such mistreatment should not be prohibited, many law enforcement officers continue to apply force when unneeded. The Rodney King Riots, which demonstrated its excessive brutality towards an unarmed black victim, proves the lack of justification for such an action. Their abuse became known for its discrimination towards these racial communities, which continued to promote society’s civil unrest, through public rioting and retaliation towards the LAPD. As time progressed, police abuse during the 70s and 80s, became prevalent during the rise of punk rock and gang violence.The daily interference of law enforcement contributed to the long-term negative publicity by punk bands, such as Black Flag, as well as the daily shootings between the Crips and Bloods. All things considered, when police act forcefully against their counterparts without reason, society engages violently in response to their