This story comes to us from the little town of Olathe Kansas via the Los Angeles Times. However, this story was also on the front-page of The New York Times. Our author, David Eulitt, leads with the defendant telling jurors he didn 't care what sentence was handed down. The author continues, Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe had urged the jury to recommend a death sentence. The jury convicted 74-year-old Frazier Glenn Miller Jr. of capital murder for the April 2014 shootings, Eulitt notes.
Martin Bryant was sentenced with 35 life sentences and 1035 years imprisonment, for various charges including murder, attempted murder, inflicting grievous bodily harm. Therefore, Martin Bryant is undoubtedly guilty for the murder of 35 people along with 20 people injured as though he initially denied having anything to do with it, he later confessed at the court hearing, and admitted his
A popular story that has recently been in the news is the fatal shooting of 12-year old, African American Tamir Rice. In 2014, Cleveland police got a call that an African American male was at a nearby park waving something around that looked like a gun. The caller reported to the dispatcher that it could be a kid. When relaying the information over to police, the dispatcher failed to mention that the suspect was possibly a kid. When police arrived at the scene they ended up killing the little boy almost immediately after encountering him.
So many lives could be saved and so many police officers’ careers could be saved through the utilization of this idea and the reaping of its benefits. Whether it captures a citizen attack on a police officer or whether it captures a case of police brutality, the great possibilities outweigh the potential cons of police body cameras and make them a risk worth taking. Whether one takes the side of the citizens and believe the police are typically irrational or one takes the side of the police and believe they are only doing their jobs to the best of their ability, the incorporation of body cameras to the controversial police force would be extremely beneficial for
Tulsa police officer, Betty Shelby, shot an unarmed black man after his car was found abandoned in the middle of the road. Federal, State, and local authorities have launched investigations into the officer shooting. Tiffany Crutcher, the victim 's twin sister, has urged prosecutors to press charges immediately. Terence Crutcher was shot and killed after he ignored direct orders from the officers confronting him, and as officers thought he was reaching for a weapon. There was no weapon found on him, or in his vehicle.
The acquittal of Jeronimo Yanez sparked protests from thousands of people in the St. Paul area. Yanez, a police officer, shot and killed an African-American man, Philando Castle last July. Yanez faced the charge manslaughter among other offences. Yanez cleared of all charges
Williams Doesn’t believe that body cameras will not stop police brutality or stop the violence, and even if it decreases the violence, it will not create legal action against the police themselves and the police department. For example, Lauren C. Williams says body cameras don’t always cause legal action between the victim and the officer being accused. This solution is invalid or ineffective because having body cameras on their officers will have more evidence on the officer doing violence to that person or civilian.(Why Body Cameras Alone Won’t Solve Our Police Abuse Problem. "ThinkProgress Why Body Cameras Alone Won 't Solve Our Police Abuse Problem Comments. N.p., 19 Aug. 2014.
His attacker George Zimmerman- a neighborhood watch member- reportedly shot and killed Martin merely yards from his home. Similar to Trayvon Martin, Mike brown was an unarmed teenager who was brutally killed by police. “The fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager Saturday by a police officer in a St. Louis suburb came after a struggle for the officer’s gun…” ( Mike Brown NY Times Article). Hundreds of community members gathered to peacefully rally for a better investigation of his death, and in response police brought K-9 enforcements and weapons, if that isn 't a despicable representation of police force, I don 't know what
Take a Stand: Police Officers Should Wear Body Cameras Police officers are portrayed as the protectors of the people, the men and women who fight to keep our communities safe, but that image is often blurred when there is a victim involved. In order to guarantee a more efficient justice system, many people turn to look for alternatives to help find answers to unknown questions when settling disputes between police officers and victims. Due to recent incidents of innocent lives lost, police officers should be required to wear body cameras on duty in order to ensure a decrease in misconceptions between the public and the police. By requiring officers to wear body cameras, public outrage can succumb, officers will be able to do their jobs better,
I intro A.The New York black man(Eric Garner) got chock hold to death buy a NYPD police officer. B.Dr. King declared, “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed” (Smith, 2009). II body A.In
Some may worry that body cameras on police officers are not necessary a great idea, some may even say it’s against their privacy. According to “Cameras on Cops a Privacy Question “states that Governments and police departments argue that while the cameras provide transparency and accountability, they may also compromise a citizen 's right to privacy and the integrity of some investigations which will inevitably rely on the video in a
On February 26th, 2012, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was senselessly shot and killed on his way home from the local 7/11. Despite the massive media coverage this tragedy attracted, more than two years later similar events continued to happen, and unfortunately, it appears as if nothing has changed. Recently, young Michael Brown was shot (over six times) by a white police officer—who was eventually acquitted from his horrifying murder— nevertheless, his dead body would then lay on the street, uncovered, for hours to come. The graphic remains of his corpse were there to be viewed by his entire community (including his grief-stricken family). Brown 's death would soon act as a catalyst for a movement more powerful than any other.
Black Lives Matter began with one bullet and a dead teenager. Trayvon Martin was shot and killed February 26th, 2012. The officer responsible for the shooting was George Zimmerman. Officer Zimmerman claims Trayvon knocked him down to the ground and started punching him in the nose, trying to take his gun. That night in February
Within the criminal justice system, the police have three main goals: to serve, enforce the law, and to maintain order. Most police officers are people just trying to fulfill these goals and protect the citizens, using discretion wisely, but sometimes in this process, it may seem that there is an abuse of power, especially in terms of the use of force. As stated in Criminal Justice in America (2014), police are able to use legitimate force on those individuals that are deemed uncooperative, but this force is sometimes deemed excessive. Excessive use of force is when the force used by an officer either violated department policy or the constitutional rights of the individual by exceeding the level of force permissible and necessary for the
In my journal I will discuss the three important elements of ethics, morality, and integrity that will relate to your desired role in the field of criminal justice. And then explain the role of ethics and integrity in the criminal justice profession, and the higher standard expected of criminal justice professionals. I believe ethics is the foundation of the criminal justice system; ethics helped officers develop morals that will be used in the performance of their duties. It helps officers understand and explain criminal activity, and what society deem as acceptable punishment. Ethics is important because the criminal justice system is effective when officers perform their duties in an ethical manner.