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
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.
However as I got older I would frequently hear about someone getting killed by the police force. It still didn’t click but I knew what was happening. Growing up police brutality wasn’t broadcasted as much as it should’ve have been. This then made me think about how to improve police brutality not only dealing with African Americans but also with other colored skinned people. In “Etiquette of Police Violence” Rion Alamar Scott talks about some of the things cops first assume to do when approaching someone of color.
Recently Police Departments have been using these such body cameras and have seen significant results. Although some people may not like body cams, their benefits are too important to ignore. There has been many citizens that have complained about the use of body cameras. Police Officers have commented that these body cameras invade unwanted personal privacy. Some Police Officers believe that body cameras will not help decrease force by Police Officers because a
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. Research has shown that police tends to use excessive force against minority groups. For example, police are know to use
It brings up statistics as to how unarmed black people are much more likely to be shot than unarmed white people are when it comes to dealing with the police. This is very relevant to my source as riots and police brutality is shown throughout my video, and that is what my paper will be focusing on.
Body camera will be very useful to support a case. Having a video for a case will be a great evidence to prove someone is guilty or innocent. Not only its very helpful towards a case but it will also show the police officers behavior towards other people. It will also help citizens attitude and behavior towards the officers or people Even though it will invade their privacy but this will help maintain a good condition towards the
This shooting helped me decide that my career would involve establishing successful criminal reentry programs throughout Texas. My goal is to lower the rate of repeating offenders in the state and attempt to make a change regarding the way past offenders are treated once they leave the system and enter back into society. I want to do this not just for the offenders, but for their families as well. My thought is that if these people are offered recovery and therapy programs, employment opportunities, and housing arrangements when they are released, that they would be less likely to return to a life of crime and more likely to become successful members of their communities. Ultimately, this could save someone in a situation like my brother, and possibly avoid similar situations all
Law enforcement officers more disconnected with their communities using only the newest equipment to maintain order rather than the use of traditional methods. Newseek has stated that "Studies also show that police have the power to either lessen the tensions of an angry group of people or goad them into a riot" Confronting angry citizens in military clothing with gas masks and automatic weapons angers protestors and accomplished
Civilians have options to reduce police violence such as building a coalition, monitoring police through use of film and auditory methods, and educating communities. These methods can help accomplish their goal without using violence and jeopardizing more police and civilian lives. The civilians are also allowed to record video footage of police interactions while staying in bounds of legality. The video footage can be used as evidence for either side to assure justice is served. It can be agreed upon that civilians would like to see a decline in coercion and the “inappropriate use of police force” (Harmon).
With cameras and video recording devices more easily accessible, documentation of these incidents has become more frequent. Racial profiling is not a new terminology, yet it is something that occurs daily in the United States, becoming almost a normality. Law enforcement is meant to create a sense of security and safety, yet there seems to be a growing mistrust and anti-cop mentality, especially among minorities. Cases such as the infamous Rodney King scandal, or the most recent murder of Michael Brown, only give communities further reason to be wary of police. With numerous incidents of police misconduct and use of excessive force that results in the death of an innocent victim, you can no longer ignore this
Although, the decision tested the true meaning of the 4th amendment, it also provided clarity as well as security for the men and women who serve in law enforcement. The ruling allowed law enforcement to legally “Frisk” a subject, thereby providing law enforcement officers the opportunity to protect themselves. Furthermore, it is through these reasonable stops and pat downs that thousands of arrests are made for illegal activity. For example, the New York Police Department through the increase in police enforcement, along with what is referred to as “Stop and Frisk”, saw a 80% reduction in the homicide rate, therefore protecting and saving thousands of lives through this court
The idea of cops and cameras has been around for a while but ever since the fatal shooting of Michael Brown the debate on whether police officers should be required to wear body cameras has been the center of attention. I believe that police officers should have to wear body cameras while on duty.
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
In response to this public outcry for more transparency in regards to police use of force, peace officer agencies have now required their officers to utilize body worn cameras (BWC). Body worn cameras are small video cameras, typically attached to an officer’s clothing, helmet or sunglasses that can capture an officers point of view, video and audio recordings such as traffic stops, arrests, searches, interrogations and other critical incidents such as officer involve shootings (Miller & Toliver,