Officers should be taking into consideration the magnitude of their duty and how reliant the people of America really are on their efforts. Officers using violence upon the innocent is a close comparison to terrorism. If American officers continue in this malpractice, the general public will place no trust, compassion or admiration in the protectors of our society. Every ethnicity, sex, or religion has encountered police brutality throughout history. In the early 20th and late 19th century, poor white men in northern cities and Jews and Immigrants from southern cities have face inhumane discipline by their local officers.
The third issue we found out from “Serpico” is corruption. In the movie, police officer Frank Serpico exposed corruption in the New York City police department. He was the first officer to testify against another officer. Corruption is the dishonest behavior and wrong doing on the part of an authority or powerful party through means that are illegitimate, immoral, and incompatible with ethical standards. Corruption are include giving or accepting bribes or inappropriate presents, double dealing, under-the-table transactions, manipulating elections, diverting funds, laundering money and defrauding investors.
Their rights depend on the situation they are in. Sometimes police officers do go too far. For example, the videotaped beating of motorist Rodney King in Los Angeles is a time a police officer overstepped his bounds. This is violating citizens rights. If a civilian’s rights are violated they may be allowed to have protection through state and federal laws, which means the person whose rights were violated are being protected by the government.
Although we hope our Police force will use their powers for good, but sometimes police misconduct can occur. Often, the police are under great pressure to act as quick as possible, espcially in a murder case and if the murder victime is white, a child, police officer, or prominent. For example, In the 1990’s the case of Rodney King, that not only shows a racist issue within the criminal justice system, but also the issue with abuse from police officers, but changed the country’s views on the LA police force. Twenty- Seven years ago,Rodney King was brutally beaten by Los Angeles police officers. King was intoxicated while driving and the police had caught him speeding, and initally he tried running away from the police, only to be followed by multiple police and a helicopter.
Many people around the world deal with this not only the United States of America. This is a major conflict that needs to be solved. The society is being negatively affected by the police brutality. People are injured, harmed, or killed by police and they were not even armed with a weapon. Citizens should not be mistreated, for they are not capable of severely
Police officers are permitted to use force and the public and their superiors expect them to do so. There are many causes of police brutality. A very common one is an officer of the law will feel a sense of authority or develop an attitude, causing them to act as if they are above the law. There are several reasons why these officers act the way they do. One is that speculated that some personality traits can cause the officer to be more aggressive.
This might have sounded like a good idea to stop police brutality, but in reality it had little effect and simply publicized the fact that police are abusing their power. Officers are still just as brutal as they were before, but now the whole nation can see that. These cameras just are not
Introduction The effective attainment of justice can be greatly hampered by vices such as police corruption. When the police force is corrupt, there are heightened likelihoods that justice may be compromised. Corruption in the police force can be related to the application and/or abuse of force, or bribery, among other vices. It is worth noting that the police have an instrumental role to play in the criminal justice process, because of their responsibility of maintaining law and order. The police corruption issue appears to prevail in various nations and cities.
Racial profiling is a serious problem as we have witnessed in the last few years in cases such as Oscars, Trayvon Martin and Sandra Bland. An even more serious issue is the ability of our law enforcement to get away with such heinous crimes. Oscar was guilty of committing a crime by fighting, yes, but the officer did not know who the suspect was and assumed Oscar was involved. Once he made the assumption of Oscar’s involvement, he then proceeded to speak toward Oscar with uneasiness and prejudice. From what the film shows, there were no witnesses so the officers had no basis of arresting Oscar and his friends.
Police corruption and the law breaking the law has very serious and unpleasant consequences, but the high profile scandals we hear about say a lot about how the establishment works nowadays. Yes, there was a level of expectation from the police who were involved in the incidents at Horsnett Farm, but experience established that expectation was never met Quote from Napoleon Bonaparte comes to mind ‘Never ascribe to malice, that which is adequately explained by incompetence’. Incompetence is the safest fallback position for the police force, because the alternative, in systemic corruption and abuse of power at the highest level is too awful to contemplate. Police