Law enforcement agents are should behave to a standard that is greater than the average civilian. Police brutality comes from an abuse of power granted to the police. Police brutality is often drawn on by overreaction in certain situations drawn on by panic. Police using excessive force in the United States is a crucial dilemma and must be stopped. The regulation of the carrying of firearms reducing the movement of guns would obviously make police officers less nervous, regardless of the color of their skin and that of their interlocutor.
This essay shows three aspects about thinking this controversial problem more rational. First and foremost, making the control over guns stricter could save many people’s lives through preventing parts of the suicides. Secondly, making the control over guns stricter may protect citizens’ lives by keeping them away from violence and some crimes. Last but not least, making the control over guns stricter might protect people from the risk of traumatic stress disorder. Adversely, there are some opposing views.
The subculture of violence is one of the theories that people believe is the reason that African Americans are so violent and commit so many crimes. “The subculture of violence theory posited that high rates of violence in inner-city communities existed because residents carried pro-violence values and norms”(Crutchfield). The theory is that because so many blacks live in a community that violence and other crimes are approved by and that's the way of life for them, they don’t know any better and that's what they instinctively do. It can be said that if people lived in a better neighborhood or even one where they didn’t tolerate this kind of behavior than African Americans wouldn’t be in this situation. They also said that because children
Gang involvement and where a person lives can also play a part in discrimination encountered by people. Illegal immigrants are more likely not to report any crimes for fear of deportation. Police agencies have enacted policies to reduce the liability placed on them because of incident of discrimination. These polices protect the department and they also help them with the relationships they have with their
Hate crimes against race not only affect one person. The Encyclopedia of Race and Racism “Hate Crime” states, “When a person of a selected race or ethnicity is attacked simply because of skin color, the entire ethnic community is put in fear” (Hate Crimes). When a hate crime is committed against a certain race or ethnicity it strikes fear on the rest of the race or ethnicity. In an article titled Racism it states “Racism is a prejudice or an animosity against a person or group of people who belong to a different race”. Some may believe it is only one race that is being prejudice, but racism can be found in almost all cultures.
Are Hate Crime Laws useful or Should they be Revoked? The subject of hate crime and the validity of hate crime laws is a sensitive matter to many people. As a result, people tend to be divided into two groups, the first one is supportive of the laws and the second group opposes them. The laws of hate crimes might appear to be the solution; however they are not, therefore they should be revoked. Let’s start first with the legal definition of hate crimes.
Police officers that make wrong choices tend to be less appreciated by the society, those who make the use of discretion effectively tend to have a positive impact in the community. The article Organizational-level police discretion states that, “officers with a great deal of discretion at their disposal may allow biases to affect their decision making. Such biases could convince an officer that one suspect is more dangerous than another, prompting preemptive use of lethal force, and many of these biases invoke extralegal factors, such as race (Nowacki, 2015, Pg. 646).” Teaching these officers how and when to use discretion is crucial because it will allow them to apply certain strategies to different cases. Officers understand that not all situations will always be easy, either some may be dangerous; others can be simply misunderstandings between cases.
Recently, there have many problems revolving the black people and police officers that could relate in some way to the dream book and racism of Invisible Man. There have been many situations in which the black folks have felt oppressed by the police officers during confrontations. There have been many violent fights about this particular subject that has killed many lives. It has been hard to put a stop to racism. People should not have to go through many emotional and physical suffering just to put a stop to it.
“Yes officer, I actually DO know how fast I was going, And when you write the description of the violation, make sure you scrawl the acronym D.W.I.” It is a common belief that based upon the average African-American stereotype perceived, means everyone of that race must fit into that box of assumption. The box being the category I was placed under. Racial profiling is a controversial issue in today's society. The implicit bias as well as the explicit bias does not work in the favor of those who are a darker skin color typically. The world as a whole has to work together to bring to light the problem of racial profiling.
It is made even more disturbing upon recognizing that these biases are not, as is often believed, seen only in consciously racist individuals, but even in people who believe themselves to be neutral and objective. It would be simplistic to pin police brutality and racial violence on racist actors - that would imply that institutional racism could be remedied by removing such officials from the system. However, acknowledging these ingrained biases and understanding their impact is crucial to recognizing that the system is itself inherently biased, and that a neutral and objective institution of law enforcement can only be created when the emphasis is placed not on racists, but on the construct of racism itself. Ingrained racial biases clearly impede rational decision-making
Through my research I continuously asked myself; why are there more people of color incarcerated than whites? Is it because they commit more crimes? Or are parts of the criminal justice system flawed and discriminatory? Nonetheless, if the there is some kind of discrimination, does this explain poverty in African American and Hispanic communities? I found that, today, people of color are more likely to be incarcerated and sentenced disproportionally than their white counterparts.
Racial profiling can cause multiple problems. Several law enforcement agencies have gone through expensive litigation over civil rights concerns. Police-citizen relations in those communities have been strained, making policing all the more challenging. Most importantly, racial profiling is unlikely to be an effective policing strategy as criminals can simply shift their activities outside the profile (e.g., if racial profiling begins with police stopping black males in their teens and twenties. The "cumulative impact of racial discrimination accounts for the special, way that blacks have of looking at and evaluating" their experiences in public encounters (Feagin, 1991:115).
Thesis In our generation of black teens, racism has had the most detrimental effects on them. African americans have delt with years of discrimination and oppression from other races, mainly whites. Racism has brought out protests, riots, and the BLM movement. Blacks and other minorities feel that there is no freedom or equality in America. Racism has also affected the way blacks perceive the police force and are unsure of whether or not they will be protected or killed.
Racial profiling speculating that certain individuals are more likely to be involved in criminal activity or terrorism based on their race or ethnicity. Law enforcement officers often profile certain types of individuals who are more likely to perpetrate crimes based on that person’s race, national origin, or ethnicity. Most people think this type of profiling is unfair,
He wants the people to notice and realize injustice the law is. However, there is nothing wrong with fighting against something that feels unjust, but fighting sometimes may lead to destruction within the public. The law shouldn’t be based off of just the people’s opinions but also what the government think is best. It’s acceptable to do what is right but many are afraid to stand up to the the government due to the fact that they have more power. Therefore, people may see going against an unjust law as something to avoid because of the aftereffect they will be having to face.