Annotated Bibliography Books Dudley, William, et al., editors. Police Brutality. D.L. Bender, 1991. • Police Brutality gives information on how police brutality is a widespread issue in the United States and explains different controversies and cases that relate to police brutality.
In 2014, the UN Committee against Torture reprobated police brutality and inordinate use of force by law enforcement in the US, and highlighted the "steady and recurrent police shootings or fatal pursuits of unarmed black individuals. “According to a 2016 report by the United Nations ' Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, "contemporary police killings and the trauma that they create are evocative of the past racial terror of murder. There are many reasons as to why police officers can sometimes be overly combative. It is thought that some personality traits make some officers more predisposed to the use of excessive force than others. In one study, police psychologists were surveyed on officers who had used excessive force.
He should not have gone out of his way to make his advisors steal with the risk of getting caught. If he was that desperate for a better campaign, then he probably would not have won in the first place without breaking in. I do agree with the advisors or aides getting punished for their actions. I do not however, agree with Nixon getting pardoned from the punishments. Gerald Ford shouldn’t of let him get away with it.
People's justification to engage in civil disobedience rests on the unresponsiveness that their engagement to oppose an unjust law receives. People who yearn for a change in a policy might sometimes find themselves in a dead end because their “attempts to have the laws repealed have been ignored and legal protests and demonstrations have had no success” (Rawls 373). What Rawls says is that civil disobedience is a last option to oppose an unjust law; therefore, providing civil disobedients with a justification for their cause. Civil disobedience is the spark of light that people encountered at the dead end and they hope that this spark of light will illuminate to show that an unjust law should not exist at all. Martin Luther King, Jr, in his “Letter from
To clarify, although Holmes quarrels that the Supreme Court was right in their decision to arrest Schenck whom, “…as to create a clear and present danger that they will bring about the substantive of evils that Congress has the right to prevent.” In contrast, this decision violates the 13th Amendment since Schenck was not presenting an harm or danger. But, however, his actions were, “…more like someone shouting, not falsly, but truly…” In a sense, the Supreme Court was incorrect in their decision; therefore, U.S. citizens have the right to protest during times of
Malcolm X 's speech is fueled with anger and rage. He cautiously avoids directly encouraging his audience to be violent but makes statements like: "I don 't mean go out and get violent; but at the same time, you should never be nonviolent unless you run into some nonviolence" (X 360). X is subliminally telling his audience that they haven 't run into nonviolence, but that the horrors being committed against them, because of the color of their skin, are violent. He is ironically saying that he is not telling them to go out and be violent but that they must fight violence with violence in effort of
In 1999, President Bill Clinton held a conference to shed light on mental illness and the stigma that surrounds it. Likewise, Haynie makes a point to expose the effect the media has on the public with its biased portrayal of the negative side of veterans and their connection to mental illness. The public’s opinion is formed by how the media covers a story. It just goes to show that when the media is biased in mentioning service members and how dangerous they can be, it leaves the public with only a violent image regarding veterans. In the coverage of Itzcoatl Ocampo’s case, some news stations revealed his connection to the marines or the fact that he is a veteran before properly identifying him.
During times of conflict, the American government often sets limitations on civil liberties. For example, President Abraham Lincoln suspended the writ of habeas corpus during the Civil War. Recently, after the attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001, the government has been attempting to strengthen its control on the growing terrorism threat by increasing surveillance on the American people. Some people do not see this increase in security as a violation of their civil liberties. However, these restrictions infringe on rights specifically included in the Constitution and therefore are not admissible in relation to the “war on terror”.
King states another important solution in his report saying that police departments must create and enforce reasonable new use of force standards. King says that police brutality occurs when the level of force being used does not match to the threat that is being posed. The case of Eric Garner is a perfect example where Garner was a suspect to selling Loosies (loose cigarettes) outside a store and was then put in a chokehold while being surrounded by multiple officers. Garner died from a situation that could have been handled differently. Police officers should be given better training on when they must utilize the use of force.
What is Police brutality (rhetorical question) Everyone has their own definition of what police brutality is, it may differ from person to person but most have a similar understanding of what it is. The encyclopedia Britannica defines police brutality as the unwarranted or excessive and often illegal use of force against civilians by U.S. police officers The history of police brutality The term ‘police brutality” was first used o October 12, 1872 in a newspaper, when a prisoner wwas maltreated. He was kicked and pounded with near fatal injuries. The next time police brutality was in the national spotlight was in the 1960’s during the civil rights movement where African American demonstrators were arrested, beaten, and lilled by police.