One recommendation to better prevent and be aware of hate crimes is to push the federal government to require all agencies to include hate crimes as a classification in their records and to report these to the FBI. This will allow for better understanding of most at risk areas, and will also encourage agencies to take hate crimes seriously. As the current hate crime statistics are so low, many individuals may no longer think that hate crimes are a problem in the U.S. States. Federal and state lawmakers could also consider harsher sentences for hate crimes, as the current sentence is relatively low, as compared to non-violent drug related crimes for example. Harsher sentencing could send a message to people that the government does not tolerate hate crimes and the punishments for committing one are severe.
Thesis statement: Police should wear body cameras because playing body cameras could improve the public’s view of police by showing the human side, help to provide evidence when a person may not be able to, and it protects the officers and public both. Cameras Imagine there is a huge case going on where a police officer is coming under question on if dealt with a potential suspect in the correct way. Now think about the money being used to provide lawyers, a judge, a jury, etc., to handle the high profile case. 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.
Policing policies including broken windows and zero-tolerance policy have different limitations on what can be stopped. The broken windows theory gave police a wide discretion when stopping citizens. During the time when broken windows was implemented, citizens were able to get away with low-level crimes. Once zero-tolerance began, the officers became more strict in stopping citizens which would make them feel targeted for the wrong reasons, like the color of their skin. The zero-tolerance policy was implemented to update the police’s discretion of what to stop and to keep crime down.
Fischer who was interviewed at the New York International Auto Show tells CNN Money Watch, that by looking towards new crash mitigation technology it will worn the driver if an accident is about to occur. Moreover, it will automatically hit the breaks for the driver if there is something impending. This not only explains the ways in which travelling would become safer by depending on technology, it also shows that these technological advances could go on to save lives. Not only does research show that humans are more accident prone, but when using driverless cars not only would less accidents occurs it could also lead to the prevention of accidents, for humans, on
Now there are times that an officer’s use of force is necessary, whether the officer feels that his or her own life is at risk, or the public’s lives are in danger. But for the situations where the arresting officer is at fault and is not reprimanded due to the fact that there is not enough evidence of the incident, there is a need for another set of eyes. If officers were to wear portable body cameras, this would help deter “bad cops” from using excessive force on individuals that do not deserve it because the officers are being recorded at all times (Segan 2). Using body cameras will cause good behavior to come naturally for police officers around the country, and turning on the camera is the first step. Some departments that already have cameras in the field are considering stricter penalties for officers who do not turn on their cameras (Kauffman 1).
Very good discussion Thomas, I also concur that the purpose of 'ban the box ' is to give an ex-offender a better shot at going farther in You have provided many valid points regarding the use of body cameras by police officers. Indeed that the utilization of body cameras by officers do provide transparency and accountability towards potential and suspect individual in question to include officers ' conduct. The officers must also use good judgment and with plenty of discretion when executing their legal authority to use such device. Like you also mentioned, some witnesses would be reluctant in assisting with the investigation, if they know that video cameras could potentially be release to the public that could result in retribution.
Through the use of financial and administrative sanctions against police officers we can better deter illegal searches and seizures. If an officer makes an illegal search and seizure there can be a set fine that they would have to pay to the courts, the fine can adjust in value to match the severity in misconduct. Officers can face being removed from the case, suspension without pay, or even termination from their job depending on the severity of the violation. These alternatives provide real and motivating consequences to police officers and would act as a better deterrent than the exclusionary
One often wonders what had occurred before the taping, especially if it starts at a violent scene or ends before the scene is controlled. Considering civilians and the media can portray a tainted picture of an alleged police brutality case, it is no wonder why police agencies are agreeing to supply their officers with the body cameras. This action protects the officers and the public. According to Newcombe (2015) it discussed finding from the Rialto experiment where, due to self-awareness, individuals conducted themselves better when the cameras were on (Can Technology satisfy policing Policy and Politics section, 2015). The concerns with losing one privacy because of the cameras, storage of the recording, data retrieval system and equipment for the cameras, training personnel to operate the program, and cost are concerns to be
The Democratic party 's views are reasonable enough to grasp, although the proposition offends Republican citizens. By having gun control in the states, suicides, homicides, and overall violence could decrease drastically. Citizens would no longer have to fear walking the streets alone at night or anything of that sort, or unarmed citizens getting shot by other citizens. The people of the States, tourists, and visitors will feel safer and more secure going about their days knowing there is a gun control act in place and although this will not stop all gun-related violence, this will decrease it. The safety of the People is more important than the violent and life-threatening American tradition.
Contrary to how many people think, you shouldn 't wait until you 're vandalized or robbed to realize just how important having a CCTV system installed is. Video surveillance cameras are also effective deterrents to crimes since criminals tend to avoid breaking inside homes or properties that are equipped with surveillance and monitoring device. Homeowners will feel more secure and confident about their safety with the use of efficient and reliable surveillance cams
With checking records one can easily see whether a customer has had mental illness or committed a major crime. Before entering large residents like malls, airports, or government buildings; it would be a good idea to search visitors. Doing so may lower these mass attacks. In the U.S., there are fewer people killed these attacks. The reason behind this is because of police training.
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.
For example according to the bureau of justice survey,Nearly 90 percent of local police departments were using some type of video camera technology in 2013, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics survey. About 17 percent used automated license plate readers and about 49 percent used video cameras for the surveillance of public areas. Facts about the solution of body cameras on police officers is”25% of the nation 's 17,000 police agencies are using them with fully 80% of agencies evaluating the technology”(What Is Police Brutality? Depends on Where You Live." NBC News.
SUMMARY: In the article, “ The Minimum Legal Drinking Age” written by Traci L Toomey, Carolyn Rosenfeld, and Alexander C. Wagenaar in Alcohol Health & Research World, the reasoning behind the why the minimum legal drinking age (MLDA) is 21 is addressed. Till this day similar claims that were used to lower the MLDA many years ago are being applied. Regardless of the continuing debate about the MLDA studies show the effectiveness of a higher MLDA in averting alcohol related deaths and injuries within the youth.The lowering of the MLDA resulted in rates of injuries and deaths increasing. Once the MLDA was increased the rates of injuries and deaths decreased drastically. The advantage of using environmental approaches, being the MLDA, is that it
Including new policy that could help prevent this action of police brutality against unarmed individuals by increasing police training on de-escalating situations verbally before becoming physically aggressive. Change in policy could enforce more penalties for officers who carelessly do not recognize the difference between their Taser and gun or the difference between a suspect walking home with candy wearing a hoodie from one walking from a crime scene wearing a hoodie. Public relations could increase community activities or involvement that include the police force in a positive