Speech Outline Title: Body Cameras I. Introduction Attention-getter: Body cameras were used because of Michael Brown’s death and police misconduct. B. Significance Body cameras may increase police accountability and protect them from accusations. C. Credibility: My interest in this topic is due to the latest deadly encounters with police officers and improving the communities’ safety.
Ted Nugent has a few good points on the Second Amendment, the right to bear arms. He states how he believes that it is such an obvious right that it shouldn’t have to be permitted. Ted Nugent believes that citizens of the United States shouldn’t have to be told when, how, and where they should defend themselves. In the United States, there has been a controversy on the right to bear arms due to the multiple mass shootings throughout the nation. Nugent makes a point on how many people could still be alive by defending themselves with a weapon at hand.
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
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.
Yes these cameras would make solving issues in cases much easier, but there are many who think this is a violation of their privacy to have an officer with a camera entering their house or looking into their car. It is understandable that someone would not want a rolling camera seeing into their home, but the ability to prove innocence or guilt in a court case should more than outweigh this temporary invasion. If someone is accused of something and the option of having a camera that could prove or revoke the accusation, or having no evidence to prove anything, which should be chosen? Should police officers carry body cameras? If so, should there be restrictions on when and where they can be used?
The James Holmes Conspiracy Introduction The James Holmes Conspiracy has brought about contradicting views from those who do not believe the word of the government and media as evident through the link https://topdocumentaryfilms.com/james-holmes-conspiracy/. There have been arguments about the condition of his mind prior to the shooting in addition to controversies on whether he was the real shooter. Many tend to believe that he was not the shooter at all while others have confidence that he was not alone in the shooting. From the assessment of these contradicting views, I draw my belief that James Holmes at the time of shooting was simply a competent, cold-blooded murderer who was fully aware of his actions. Prior to the incident, he had no criminal record whatsoever.
For officer Betty Shelby, I do believe that charges should be pressed, and that she should not be able to continue police work. Due to the fact that she has taken a life only under suspicion of a weapon. When an officer shoots their gun, they do not shoot with the intent to kill, but they shoot to stop the opposing threat. The threat in this case was never truly identified as a threat, thus making this shooting unlawful.
Running head: GUN VIOLENCE GUN VIOLENCE What Changes Should Be Made Cassius A. Kurns Jr Mr. Redmond Leo High School A way that we can decrease gun violence is have a stricter sale on firearms. Loopholes now exist in the background check system that make it possible for people with criminal records or mental health issues to procure guns. For instance, a gun purchased over the Internet or from a private individual at a gun show is not subject to a background check because neither instance involves licensed gun sellers.
Both were unarmed and did not seem to endanger the lives of the police officers who were involved. In En Vogue’s song “Free Your Mind” there is a line “Before you can read me you got to learn how to see me”. This perfectly illustrates the story of these men. The police arguably acted based on their prejudices, before assessing the situation. Also, the most abhorrent part of the entire
Non supporters of concealed carry on campus have great counter arguments for the pro-gun supporters. Someone carrying a weapon can be easily disarmed. A weapon can go off accidentally through negligent discharge. According to ConcealedCampus.org, “Among the more than 150 college campuses that currently allow concealed carry, there have been three accidental/negligent discharges—two by faculty/staff and one by a student. Two of the negligent discharges were the result of the license holder carrying the gun in a pants pocket without a holster (both of these incidents resulted in non-life-threatening injuries to the license holder’s leg), and one was the result of the license holder showing a new gun—a gun with which she was not yet familiar—to her coworkers (this incident resulted in only minor abrasions that did not require medical attention)”.
While a man from the NRA, Brian Calabrese, said self-defense is used in various ways, the thought of a panicked person with a gun during a crime is not beneficial. From my perspective, I don’t want to live in a society where the at any point in time, I should be ready to shoot a gun. The arms race which Kelly Sampson was talking about, also made me think about how different society would be if the arms race ensued. Most of society would have to adapt to the norm of owning a gun, which would force the criminals to get stronger and higher capacity firearms. In this hypothetical society, I believe there would be a much higher death and crime rate.
Michael Brown. Everyone has heard this name tossed around on the news, heard the debates and the speculations of what truly happened. This unarmed African American teenager, shot and killed in a wrongful police encounter, was just one of the victims of police brutality this year. Countless other casualties have occurred as a result of similar crimes and most have one specific thing in common. The accused officers in a majority of these cases escaped with no consequences.
Although the conduct of police officers and the validity of the video evidence will be highly scrutinized, body cameras are necessary because police brutality and falsified reports would be diminished. Malcom X stated “If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.” In my personal opinion, I feel the police officers would be held in check due to their knowing that they are constantly being monitored. First I will state by explaining why cameras are considered an unbiased resource.
Body-Cameras “A government that operates in the dark is a government people should be concerned about.” - Bates, a police analyst. Police Departments around the Nation are looking at requiring officers wearing cameras. In 2014 Barack Obama stated, he would strengthen standards by enforcing body cameras for police departments to lower the amount of deaths, complaints, and viral harassment, towards the police departments. For Instance, Leslie Sapp was fatally shot as Marshals went to Leslie’s house to give him a warrant, they claimed that he pointed a toy gun at them, the Marshals were not charged.