Law enforcement is ensuring an act of obedience to the law. Police officers often take advantage of enforcing the law and end up using violence when it 's not necessary. According to the Washington post ( 2015 ) every 28 hours an unarmed colored person is killed by a police officer. I think it is time for these and other victims who were treated unjustly by police officers to get justice. These deadly law enforcement incidents must come to an end.
The numbers in the police are falling short in order to successfully create peace within the country. As a result, many police officers feel they have to abuse their power and go to extremes to stop criminals. One of the biggest problems with police brutality is the disgusting racist police culture and how they treat minorities such as blacks and Hispanics. On the third of March, 1991, a black man named Rodney King was involved in a high-speed car chase with officers from the Los Angeles Police Department. The officers were successful with pulling King over.
Body cameras are seen as an invasion of privacy, as they provide state-owned footage. When police cameras are on, they will capture everyday civilian and police behavior that does not necessarily need to be recorded. Because it is not practical to have cameras play constantly, there must be guidelines for when police should turn their cameras on and off. Many current policies encourage the cameras to be turned on only when police are among the public (Baum,
Research shows that 95% of all large police departments have BWC programs in their departments. The extension of BWC programs are due pushed by the American Civil Liberties Union, Campaign Zero, and Black Lives Matter movement (BLM) to improve policing in the country. The reason for an increase in the use of BWC in departments is due to officer involved shootings and incidents in which bystanders recorded events and later posted the videos on social media. A theory on the effects of body cameras states that police officers and civilians behave differently on when being recorded than they would off film. This theory suggests that when a person is being watched, crime reduces, honesty is encouraged, and work productivity is increased.
Citizens who cooperate with any law enforcement officer will end up well because no use of force or breaking of the law was committed in the situation. Unlike other cases some citizen seem to dislike officers, which leads them not to comply with officers and that leads officers to make quick decisions to not let these citizens get out of control. According to the article Organizational-level police discretion states that, “Thus,
For example, that of Amilcar Perez-Lopez, a 20 year old undocumented immigrant from Guatemala whom two, San Francisco police officers shot and killed on February 26. Police brutality doesn't only happen on lations, but also an African American like Michele Brown, who
One might say, "Well cops have nothing to hide so it shouldn 't be a big problem for them to have the cameras right?" But regardless of the person who says that, police are humans too. Body cameras in policing will improve the accountability of each officer because people behave differently when they know they are being watched and police should feel the same way. The first reason why police should wear body cameras is because when police use the camera, the camera will
Nowadays there have been a lot of accidents linking police officers. Right now in the 21st century, we are seeing more things that are questioning the police officer's behavior after there have been more reports of the assassination of color people and in which they are incriminating the officers. This is why I believe that Police officers should wear body cameras for their own safety when it comes to providing sufficient evidence and stop all the complaining that the people have against them. In the previous months, there have been situations that have come out in television and in social media where the assassinations of color people have been killed mostly by “white” police officers.
Now there is two possible outcomes, there was police misconduct and abuse of power, or the police officer did everything correctly and by the book. Either way there needs to be something that can protect the public from police misconduct and also protect law enforcement from dealing with false accusations that can tarnish their reputation. That is why body worn cameras need to be mandatory for all police officers to wear because it protects the public and the police officers that are wearing them. A couple positive outcomes police officers wearing body cameras is how they can lower police officers misuse of authority and also lower false complaints against officers as well. These are two
Why do cops kill for no reason? In the month between May and June more than 4 people in every state was getting killed by a cop (Dilascio) .Police Brutality is excessive force or use of a weapon against a civilian. This issue is important to society because people need to know the law and how it works. Congress passed a law that really does not hold any weight it’s called “police misconduct” but this isn’t hitting the main point of Police Brutality.
Final project #1 Stereotypes and prejudice are two concepts that have been receiving much attention lately, especially in mainstream media. Many news sources have played a part in this through racial baise. An example of this would be how often white male shooters are portrayed by the media as shy, troubled, loners, mentally ill or a good kid that just snapped. On the other hand their black counterparts are not painted in such a warming light. Often when blacks commit a crime, the media tends to paint them as gangsters or thugs.
News reporters and media outlets frequently paint a picture that portrays the decrease in crime due to an increase in stop-and-frisk procedures. According to Evans and Williams (2015), those who agree with stop-and-frisk feel that this policy helps police officers to prevent crime from occurring. Many believe that it is drastically decreasing the amount of illegal firearms, therefore making cities safer. However, this is not the case as many often perceive it. According to the New York Civil Liberties Union (2012), on average less than one of every 800 stop-and-frisk scenarios resulted in the confiscation of a firearm.
Why doesn’t the average person take the Black Lives Matter movement seriously? Like many movements, the initial purpose of BLM has become perverted by an ignorant population of its followers; this group shouldn’t be a representative of the entire movement but sadly they tend to be the most well known. Generally, the crowds that gather to represent BLM are peaceful. However, these peaceful protests aren’t the ones that attract the most attention; it’s the violent ones. After 5 police officers were murdered in Dallas, a nearby 7/11 was looted.
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,
How long will we continue to reject the fact that it is racism that fuels police brutality in the United States? Racism has been a topic of in the media each day in the country. Police brutality is happening everywhere and has become more commonplace with the increase of racist police officers who are a part of a corrupt system that targets the African-American male population. Police are not killing blacks because the crimes they commit are threatening, but because of the color of their skin and the way they look. Whites are rarely killed because they appear to be innocent to the police.