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
Some would argue that the police are doing their job and using the skills they have learned. The ones they are using however, are over the top and resulting in injury or death of the people they are arresting. In a “study—which gathered data voluntarily reported to the FBI from 2011–2012, tracked by race (excluding Latinos)— found that 70 departments from Connecticut to California arrest Blacks at a rate 10 times more than people of other races” (Catalan, DiversityInc). In addition, they are using these harsh tactics on primarily African Americans, who most of the time are getting stopped for a traffic violation and end up being hurt or killed. In this case, many officers are abusing their powers, shooting people, and claiming it was an act of self
Hays, Z. R. (2011). Police use of excessive force in disorganized neighborhoods. El Paso, TX: LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC. In the book written by Hays (2011), the problem of police targeting disadvantaged neighborhoods is discussed. The author expands his explanations with various sociological theories.
Cao main focus is to “establish the baseline correlation of citizen complaint rates with various police organizational factors, and to identify the causal effect of police brutality” (n.p.). In Professor Cao study, he states data that can be helpful to study the problems of unnecessary force and brutality as it is correlated to the percentage of angry concerns from the public. Cao’s thesis was intended to evaluating the aspects in constant knowledge that may add to police brutality. Cao studies “excessive physical force and the second was police use of all other nonphysical forces, such as abuse of authority and verbal abuse” (n.p.). Cole, Tyler.
With recent high profile events involving civil unrest, body cameras are being rapidly adopted not only by police officers, but other first responders as well. The purpose of body camera is to deliver an accurate record of officer engagements for complete situational awareness and tamper proof digital evidence. It can record high-quality video even in low lighting conditions such as at night or a dark vehicle interior, and also provides an interface for the officer’s two-way radio. Given the recent officer-involved shootings and brutality in Ferguson, Missouri, South Carolina and Baltimore, Maryland, we are likely to see departments quickly begin adopting their
This paper will consider the consequences of warfare on vulnerable groups in the light of the international humanitarian law. It is a study that asks the question what are the effects of armed conflicts on human rights? This observation reviews the violations of international human rights law and humanitarian law during wars and armed conflicts over the previous and recent years and through several cases. The Battle of Solferino was the direct cause to establish the international humanitarian law. Moreover, armed conflicts continue to be a fundamental source in developing the principles for the confirmation affecting this law.
Police body cameras Police body cameras are a type of video recording system, which used by law enforcement to record their behavior with the people, and also known to increase both police officers and citizens liability. One of the causes that made body cameras almost mandatory was police brutality against citizens, and especially black people. The other cause is just the inconsistency what the police says, and what the people say, why always people should think that the police officer is telling the truth. In the last 10 years, we saw many conflicts between police officers and citizens, which result into dead of innocent people and it was not a good image for police department. One of the issues is that the law enforcement gives the police
Its consequence is not limited to physical health it can effect mental health & social behaviors as well. Literature Review Number of arguments brought forth as to whether or not being exposed to media violence leads to increased levels of violent & destructive behaviors amongst young people & adults as well. (Greenfield, 1984) Even though media violence is hard to define, some experts have observed violence to be an act or a threat to injure or even kill someone
Sexual assault affects people’s life, both directly and indirectly. It is a crime that spans race, sexuality, religion, and affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels. It is estimated that one in five women and one in 71 men are sexually assaulted in their lifetimes in the America. Altogether, there is more than 23.6 million humans who survive being raped of sexually
According to the guardians who track police killings the police have killed at least 258 black people. Out of 258 , nine died in police custody, four were killed with stun guns and 232 were shot. The washington post found that 34% of the victims were unarmed black men. Black men from the ages of 15-34 are nine times out of ten more likely to be killed by an police officer. Police officers are not being held accountable