Harris’ character is an example of police officers’ potential for corruption. For instance, when Harris misuses the police authority and uses some fake arrest warrant seizing millions of dollars from a former LAPD veteran, now an informant drug dealer, for personal gain. Norberg (2013) agrees that the exercising of the authority makes policing a morally risky profession. While at the armed robbery, Harris challenges Hoyt’s personal values and asks him to kill the drug dealer he raids, but Hoyt refuses, and Harris murders the man himself. Harris violates the police organization code of conduct rules and tries to introduce Hoyt into corruption, drugs, and murder.
Imagine how a court would be run if it was dysfunctional. With many pieces of evidence to solve one problem that can lead to months after months, just to say those words, “guilty or not guilty.” There was one case that caught everybody's attention and became very famous. In 1994, O.J Simpson was accused for brutally murdering his ex-wife Nicole Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. He was sentence to court, and it took about 10 months to come to a conclusion as he walked out of court as a freedman. As it was a nation worldwide news that was all over tv.
The prosecution stated that Calvi’s hands had not touched the bricks, which is impossible if he had committed suicide. The breakthrough was made by a Mafiosi turned informer. The motive was alleged to be two fold. To keep the Mafia’s links with the Vatican for money laundering confidential as well as the P2’s links to the Vatican. Calvi had also apparently embezzled Mafia money and his killing was also because of his daring to do so.
The beginning of Escobar’s reign over the law started in 1976. Pablo and his cousin Gustavo had been arrested for illegal possession of 39 pounds of cocaine. The charges that had been charged against them were very serious. Pablo had influenced the judge to free them by a bribe. It was soon after the case had been attempted to be reopen by a different judge who wanted Pablo arrested for his actions, and knew the prior process of Escobar’s trial was unjust.
He continues by mentioning the names of suspects whom were killed by the police with a little bit of background information to make the audience feel anger towards the situations. Coates asks the questions; “Was Walter Scott’s malfunctioning third-brake light really worth a police encounter?... Do we really want people trained to fight crime dealing with someone who’s ceased taking medications?” Coates makes the claim that experts should handle the situations not only the police, as they are specially trained to handle a suicidal man or a mentally ill one. Coates questions the audience again on whether if sending the police to handle the situations that led to the death of the victims was the right call. Situations should be handled by experts in the field, and that the police are “only women and men who specialize
Although some may say that racial profiling is not a problem but the fact that it leads to police brutality, racial profiling in its essence is discriminatory against all people of color proving that it is very unjust. For the past 10 year we have witnessed many different forms of racial profiling and police brutality. We have had many incidents including the Eric Garner case, the Trayvon Martin case, and the Rodney King case. These are all cases of police brutality taking into effect. For example, the day Trayvon Martin was killed, George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman responsible for Trayvon 's death, which according to https://www.cnn.com/2013/06/05/us/trayvon-martin-shooting-fast-facts/ “ calls 911 to report "a suspicious person" in the neighborhood, he is instructed not to get out of his SUV or approach the person, Zimmerman disregards the instructions.
“Bud” Frazer. Frazer who had been sheriff for less than a year, was in search for a deputy in the frowner town and asked a few questions of Miller. Askign too many questions was typically considered rude in this era, thus Miller took offense from this, resulting in a fatal mistake for Frazer. Nevertheless, Miller had been hired for the job and quickly began pursuing thieves, although he never actually captured any. The raise of thefts began when Miller became deputy, and Frazer’s brother-in-law suggested Miller should be looked at as a suspect and fired.
News reports have documented several violations of illegal immigrants ' Fourth Amendment rights by police officers and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. It seems illegal immigrants have been stopped, searched and arrested because they fit a particular ethnic profile. The Fourth Amendment requires police to have probable cause before searching people or their property in criminal investigations. Is ethnicity probable cause? In practice, if police search without probable cause, any evidence found in the search may be excluded from court.
But, they had to start somewhere… • However, despite both Atticus and Rosser’s efforts, Tom Robinson and Leo Frank were both found guilty. • In jail, Leo Frank had his throat slashed by a fellow prisoner, but was able to survive. However, on August 15, 1915, “the best citizens” of Mary Phagan’s hometown stormed the jail, kidnapped him, and lynched him the next morning. The civilians stood and posed proudly after performing such a heinous crime. • The lynch mob that killed Leo Frank is quite similar to the lynch mob that came after Tom Robinson.
That is why there are cases where the police officer would take advantage of this fact and through the power of intimidation, violence, and fear have manage to obtain false confessions from underage suspects. One of these instances was the case of Florida vs Brenton Leonard Buttler. The were many aspects that lead to the wrongful persecution of the fifteen-year-old Brenton for the murder of Mrs. Mary Ann Stephens during an armed robbery on May 2000 (citation needed). The most severe of all was the tremendous lack of professional and diligent investigation work by the police detectives. Which in turn led to the extortion of a false confession that made it even harder for justice to be served.
This scene is set inside a mall after a shoplifter is escorted out for stealing clothes. Socrates sparks up a debate with a mall cop named Gregory. The dialog remains on the matter of law and punishable actions. Socrates: What makes a deed or action worth punishment by the law? By what level of severity must the action be for the law to feel the need to step in and control the person whom is committing the deed?
The North Randall paper states,"…Lumpkin, 29, bought firearms for two people in 2012, even though he knew it was illegal for them to own guns…(Heisig 2)" This raises a startling realization that Lumpkin has been committing crimes for almost four years. How – and more importantly – why did Lumpkin escape punishment when caught black-marketing firearms the first time? This is similar to a child stealing a toy. If he gets away with it once, what is preventing him from doing so again? In the police officer 's oath, it says that each officer must hold themselves and others accountable ("What is Law Enforcement?").
On October 31,1963 John Terry and two other men who were walking out of a store and a police officer Martin McFadden stop them. McFadden suspected them of robbing at a store and having concealed weapons. They were taken to the police station and was charged with carrying concealed weapons. According to McFadden the two men behaved in a suspicious manner when he was questioning them about the weapons which leads to the cause of the pat down searches. Richard Chilton could have possibly defended Terry about the concealed weapons just to prove to the court on how it started.
Not only did Gurley receive a 4-matches suspension, the NCAA also added 40 hours of community service as punishment. This attached to his ruling makes it look like a criminal offence. It means that he generates the same number of negative headlines as someone who robs a store or beats up his girlfriend. The NCAA was established to prevent Athletes from being endangered and exploited and to an extent it has successfully done so. However,
Is it fair that an African American man is sentenced up to life in prison for possession of drugs when Brock Turner is sentenced to only 14 years, later to be reduced to six months for sexually assaulting an unconscious women. The judiciary system are believed to have a high african american incarceration rate as a result of discrimination. At a presidential debate on Martin Luther King Day, President Barack Obama said that “Blacks and whites are arrested at very different rates, are convicted at very different rates, and receive very different sentences… for the same crime.” Hillary Clinton said the “disgrace of a criminal-justice system that incarcerates so many more african americans proportionately than whites.” An 18 year old first time offender caught with less than two ounces of cocaine received a 10 year sentence. A 46 year old father of three who sold some of his painkillers to someone he thought was his friend, received a 25 year sentence. In 2006 37.5% of all state and federal prisoners were black.