Throughout history, disputes and tensions between law enforcement officials and communities of minorities have endured hostility and violence between each other. Racial profiling has become a “hot topic” for researchers as well as for politicians and by now it is likely that most citizens are at least aware of the common accusations of racial bias pitted against law enforcement (Cochran & Warren, 2013). Communities of color are being discriminated against and racially profiled by white police officers for any suspicion of criminal activities. It has been widely assumed by policy makers and citizens alike that allegations of racial profiling are mostly associated with the policing practices of white officers and their treatment of racial and ethnic minorities (Cochran & Warren, 2013). Also, individuals of minority descent will certainly recognize that they are being racially profiled during a stop that is being conducted by a white police officer.
Police Brutality stands as one of the most controversial political issues around the United States. This issue has existed throughout history with just one example being the Tompkins Square Riot in 1874. Police brutality relating to race still exists today with an arguably recent example being the Ferguson, Missouri riots which took place during 2014-2015. These examples are the result of stereotypical racial implications such as the separation between the white and black communities in more populated cities and even in smaller states. These separations and misunderstandings cause a negative impact on the police force.
Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. said that “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” In today’s criminal justice system, it can be said that justice is not always served and that criminals are not always given a fair chance. Injustice to a criminal is still an injustice and often times these injustices occur because of differences. One of the biggest differences in Martin Luther King Jr.’s time and in today’s justice system is the treatment based on race. Race affects in many ways the treatment of people facing capital punishment, all the small things add up to a bigger issue; race. Cases like those of Walter McMilliam and Duane Buck are examples of the lack of equality in the justice system.
American culture sees police officers as violent, unethical people after shootings. Although not all all people see police officers that way. Over time people and police officers have had conflicts, but recent conflicts have become more violent. Violence against police officers have become an issue because officers have stated that they feel unsafe at work. The society I live in has made police officers look bad.
Police officer misconduct has been a publicly controversial topic for many years. Many people are familiar with the infamous “Ramparts” division of the LAPD where they committed acts of beatings and extortion and the “Riders” of the Oakland Police Department in their brutality against suspects (Criminal Law, n.d.).These examples are just a few of the problems that have occurred and occurring within our criminal justice system. The examples previously described also provide a connection of one familiar form of police misconduct and that is brutality. Police brutality is just one of the many forms of police misconduct and the types that follow under misconduct include theft/fraud, bribery, sexual misconduct, use of excessive force, domestic
These crimes are often controversial, and spark media and political debate. This causes crimes to be missed or even missed tried. If the government does not effectively change its policies soon more damage will occur. It doesn 't matter whether it 's local or global damage; crime and deviance, will always have a pejorative effect on our society. Crime and deviance rates are rising, and wreaking havoc on our nation.
Claims of the police using excessive force when dealing with unarmed criminals are common in the United States. The increase in the number of homicides perpetrated by police officers in the line of duty has evoked great indignation across the country. The public demands that police officers are held accountable for their actions when they are on duty. In the United States, police are hardly prosecuted for on-duty homicides, in spite of the high number of murders that the law enforcement agents commit (Cooper 46). Numerous factors stop the judges from prosecuting officers who commit murder while on duty.
The American police force today has one of the toughest jobs in the country. Between the physical demands and mental toughness, they police also have to deal with the continuous negative onslaught from the media. It seems that in today’s world, there has been a war on the police in the United States and has resulted in countless deaths of police officers in the past couple years. The media and members of protest groups claim police brutality and record every single moment of any incident to blame the police for excessive use of force and ruin their careers. However, in many incidents, officers wear body cameras to counter-act the bystanders.
Police and media have been in the news lately and mostly for the wrong reasons. The media can highlight police officers in a good light or a bad light, However, most people only get to see the one percent of police officers that shed a bad light over all police officers. One example would be the Michael Slager case where he shot Walter Scott, and was found guilty of violating Walter Scotts civil rights while unlawfully using his gun. Cases like these make the public believe all police officers are and should not be trusted. The media rarely shows the good acts of police officers.
why do people steal,lie, and even crave violence ,and also why do people cling to bad habits. Many studies have been done and research has found that background has a big effect on society not only to each of us individually but to us as a whole. Racism is a big thing we see at the moment. Everyone sees racism all the time and that hatred can lead to lies, theft, and even murder at many times. We judge these people and never take the time to understand where this hatred for this set of people came from.
It’s hard to feel safe when the ones who are suppose to be protecting you are killing you. Police were trained to guard, prevent crime, and enforce laws, not to kill and destroy the citizens. Lately, within the past two years police brutality has been a major issue in our society. This worldwide phenomenon has once again divided the races of black and white even further apart. This issue is no secret to the public, a national situation that only spreads more rapidly every day.
The Media is another issue that has always plagued police agencies since the start of the newspaper. The relationship between police and the media has proven to be apprehensive as the media can both help and hurt the reputation of law enforcement. Thus no matter how the news and other forms of media perceives them law enforcement takes how they are represented very seriously. Though officers are taught to always show police professionalism while on duty it’s the way media resents law enforcement that really can set the public opinion. The most viewed type of news is bad news.
We also have seen that there has been an urgent review on Joint enterprise “The Justice Select Committee has called on the government to carry out an “urgent review” of the joint enterprise law in murder cases, saying it has a growing problem that the common law doctrine may be causing injustice” this has increased the amount of appeal cases by 11% to 22% this is because the people prosecuted believe that there is not enough corroboration against them and feel that they are not accountable for it. This shows that many amounts of teenagers are being condemned for crimes they didn’t
How long will we continue to reject the fact that it is racism that fuels police brutality in the United States? Racism has been a topic of in the media each day in the country. Police brutality is happening everywhere and has become more commonplace with the increase of racist police officers who are a part of a corrupt system that targets the African-American male population. Police are not killing blacks because the crimes they commit are threatening, but because of the color of their skin and the way they look. Whites are rarely killed because they appear to be innocent to the police.
So why is it that we 're afraid of the police? Is it because too much power got into their heads or they feel superiority when they harass people. There have been many cases of police brutality throughout the years, it have escalated to bigger problems and it have caused massive outrage through the nation. In 2015 the city of Maryland Baltimore protesters