Lao-Tzu says that the people become less virtuous when their government places more prohibitions on them. I agree with Lao-Tzu in this statement. People would not automatically become righteous simply because the government has forbidden things that are deemed immoral or socially unacceptable. The prohibitions may just hide the problems and may not necessarily solve much. The attention that the prohibition has brought towards the issue may cause people to purposely seek out loopholes or other ways to exploit these laws.
This is an important concept because it explains that officers should not follow society and pressure from the public and media but follow the laws that our country. This a good thing to have when dealing with persuasive criminals and individuals. Both officers and civilians benefit from this principle because it protects both parties. Officers also need to know the laws, so they can stay away form trouble and not be deceived by public persuasion. This is a good thing to have in America today, because many criminals will say anything to get out of punishment.
Stop and Frisk has been a controversial issue since it was first enacted in 1964. Stop and Frisk is a officer protection procedure where a person is stopped for what the officer deems "reasonably suspicious" and then if needed the officer will frisk the person for weapons. The part that has been deemed controversial and what had many departments in hot water was the fact that many of the citizens were being stopped solely on their race and because they were in a bad part of town. Former Mayor Bloomberg of New York City rejected the idea of the courts when they declared stop and frisk as unconstitutional. He accused the judge of not giving the city a fair trial and said they would appeal the ruling so that they could allow the current stop and frisk procedures to continue.
Not one called the police, but why? We all believe that when you hear someone in a crisis you tend to freeze, not react the way others would want you to. Yes, it might be easy to pick up the phone, call the authorities as an anonymous caller, but what if the criminal saw you pick up the phone? Your mind gets you paranoid into thinking things that aren’t real, which results in you not do anything to help the person that was attacked but only help themselves. Some say that the benefits of having the bystander law will protect many American citizens and its society.
After all of our information we gathered, we can infer assault weapons are very harmful. People people of the United States hope to change this in the years coming by banning. Even though certain people could still hold powers to assault weapons, they are trusted people and that they should only use them for serious
However, if the patrol officer lets the Mayor off the hook again because of courtesy, then he is not fulfilling his duties because they are allowing her to continue to break laws. By allowing her to continue to drive recklessly would not be in the greatest good of others but only of her. Therefore, the officer doing their job and issuing her a ticket is protecting the public from harm which is in the greatest happiness for the greatest
This adds more and more to my reasoning of just banning guns from unworthy people completely. Since the second amendment is not applied daily to all citizens, this indicates it is fully flawed and shouldn’t have to take people dying in order to change our unfair system. Most of the time -if not always- your skin tone defines how situations are handled for you. In certain cases of mercy, colored people don’t get into as much trouble but aside from that, people with a lighter color of skin are found hardly ever guilty of crimes they wrongfully
It was discovered many years later that only a few people actually witnessed the attacks and there were even claims that two people did call the police, but there were no logs of the calls. As a result, the New York Times, the residents near the attack and the police received mass criticism for being responsible for the murder of Kitty. The question remaining for everyone following this case is “Who is or isn't responsible”. The witnesses who didn't call should not be held responsible due to the bystander effect and diffusion of responsibility presented by Professor Mahzarin Banaji. While most people immediately turn their heads to the witnesses of the events to blame or
Chavez said that “If we resort to violence, then one of two things will happen: either the violence will be escalated and there will be many injuries and perhaps death on both sides. Or there will be the total demoralization of the workers” (prompt) To paraphrase, Violence seldom does any good for either side of the dispute in question. Violence generally does not attract followers according
Oppression in The Handmaid’s Tale Throughout The Handmaid’s Tale there are many ways in which the people of Gilead are oppressed. The government of Gilead uses fear and threats of death or violence to control its citizens. The eyes organization play a large role in the oppression of the people of Gilead. The characters do not know who they can trust and are scared to speak their own opinions. Everyone besides high ranking officials in Gilead society are not allowed to read or write.