Police Personality Joe (Ty) Trail Final Paper CRJ 451 Professor Barthe 12/10/2014 Altogether, there are a vast number of jobs whether it is a lawyer, teacher and doctor that many people inspire to be. For every job, each person develops distinctive qualities in order to adapt and respond in their environment. For a police officer, however, they are mainly focused on authority, danger and efficiency.
Many police officers get off easily because they call it as self-defense, but it’s not. People being brutally beaten or killed, riots breaking out, mourning of neighborhoods, lawsuits against police departments all can be at stake of police officers using excessive force. This is part of the reason our country has been in an uproar. In the last few years’ police brutality has been at an all-time high. Because of it, movements have been started and protests have broken out.
One way or another a case will eventually land in the hands of the police. Police then can decide to investigate, arrest, or dismiss a case. After the police determine their investigation path they then have to decide if the information they have gathered is going to lead to the arrest of the criminal. If an arrest is made more steps follow for the criminal and his or her case. The prosecutor of the case
Along with this, police use of deadly force is conducted with the daily work environment for police officers put them on the front line for potential harm and vulnerable situations (Ross, 2015, p. 244). Violence which is sometimes the only necessary means for police, is said to be “situational in nature” (Parent, 1998). This violence which is situational in nature can be revolved around the personality, stress and danger that a policeman are put into. With this in mind, it can be a controversial topic when it comes to explaining that police officers are put into certain situations needing them to act within seconds. During this alteration, it can change the outcome of the situation and transform the aftermath of the
Use of force is the amount of force used in a given situation during police work. The police are supposed to follow the continuum when it come to using force. This continuum is known as the “Use of Force Continuum”. Despite this, use of force is still a constant problem in policing. There are many cases where a cop are sued for using more force than necessary, sometimes on purpose and sometimes by accident.
I was assigned to walk within the crowd and watch for people who were attempting to cause civil disturbance. The Tennessee Highway Patrol had a large trooper presence there and that became significant when numerous fights broke out between the two parties. Several anti-Trump personnel were arrested and taken to jail for assault, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct. It is my experience that officer presence along with a show of force is instrumental during civil disobedience. When peaceful protests turn into violence, the police agencies have to have the ability to quickly diminish the violence in order to protect life and
A problem that we tend to have in our criminal justice system that needs to be addressed is police brutality. Police brutality have become a widespread problem against the world and not just only in the United States. There have been a few unjustified shootings, serious beatings, deadly choking 's, and other brutal offenses that have been made over the years. At this point of time, fatal shootings are becoming very common for our officers in today 's society. However, the police officers responsible for the killings are not suspended for long or punished before they are able to report back to their normal duties.
Police body cameras hold one main purpose and that’s to work to prevent brutality on the parts of both the officer and civilian(s) in question. The Police brutality issue finds itself weaved into history, going back as far as the 19th century. Of course, the idea of equipping police officers with body cameras wasn't around at that time, but one can’t help but entertain the thought of how much more peaceful things would be today had we been able to incorporate them sooner. Whether anyone will really admit it or not, the police have a long history of
Big businesses, such as oil and railroad companies owned by John D. Rockefeller and J.P. Morgan, tended to dominate politics. Even businesses on smaller scales did very little to provide security for workers, which fueled the desire for reforms even more. The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911 was a catastrophic event that proved a change was desperately needed, but when the owners were sentenced and merely fined, it only seemed to, once again, prove that the courts did not side with the victims. In response, more and more people, such as Rose Schneiderman, began to attempt to organize unions because of the lack of support from the government. Although the government did make attempts to stop monopolies and trusts, such as the Sherman Antitrust Act, the attempts were not strong enough to make any progress.
Another example is the Interstate Commerce Act. This law was introduced following public outcry for the regulation of railroads. According to ourdocuments.org, railroad companies previously had the ability to control virtually every aspect of the business. They could set low prices, which often drove out smaller competitors who couldn’t afford to compete with the prices. This led to these companies controlling the market in several
In Law Enforcement and enforcing the law there is six areas in which police departments have been found to be defective or deficient. This is a very difficult topic for me to agree with because police officers are put in to very stressful and unknown circumstances on a daily bases. In many cases these scenarios require a decision to be made in a split second or it could be life or death. This split second decision has months and months to be twisted and picked apart by lawyers, jury, and mostly the media. Another reason police receive such attention is because it is their job to be in the view of the public at all times and today’s technology is making it even more difficult for them to effectively and efficiently do their jobs.
The Capitol was important to many people because people made laws, but also broke them. In this building they had court where people were if they committed robbery, treason, murder, or other cases. For 80 years the Capitol was a hard working building
The judges and governors that are elected by the Texans, however, should be monitored more frequently because of prior incidents. The fact and the matter is that most state and federal judges have spent more time behind bars and in trouble with the law than they spend time working since the show 60 minutes addressed their opinions about the Criminal Justice System in Texas (“The Mess in Texas: State and Federal Judges Accused of Everything from Arson to Corruption to Sexual
For countless families, this violence instilled immense fear in their hearts. Fear took over the lives of many people, but I decided that this situation would not stop me from living a normal life. When people asked me why I was still living in such a deadly city, I would simply respond that I loved my hometown. The city was going through a tough period, but it was up to its people to keep the city alive. We had to work as a community to rebuild what had been lost through violence.
Police brutality, since the birth of our nation, has had a history of lawmen overstepping what their authority grants. We can see how these lawmen viewed themselves as being above the law as far back as the settler days when the west had outlaw like police. Many western videos depict the ruthless Sheriff acting as the judge and executioner. The beginning of substantial documented police corruption and brutality were attributed to the poor labor workers. These events were related to the labor strikes such as the Lawrence textile strike of 1912 and the Pullman Strike of 1894 where police arbitrarily beat striking workers for no reason (McPherson, John Bruce).