Some officers pick money and corruption over good policing and a good reputation. Brutality and unauthorized force are also a problem and most likely always will be. Problems arise from officers thinking that they are above the law in which they uphold. “If you are wearing blue and you commit a criminal act, that is a sign of corruption” (Perry, F.L, 2003, p.1). There is a big problem revolving around whether police should carry guns or be able to shoot people.
In this movie, a dramatic situation took place in which Denise Moore was a victim of a robbery and got assaulted by slashing her face during she went to meet with someone. To find out the criminal, Police showed her several photos and she picked up Jessie Williams mug shot. Later she also confirmed him by showing him in a lineup. But from the first, till last Jessie William said that he did not do that and he was not there. This movie shows a wonderful case in which both of the criminal and suspects seems right from their perspective.
This is what started the Blue Lives Matter movement, a movement for police officers to be protected. Due to a spike in police deaths the government imposed harsher laws against assaulting, harming, or killing a police officers. The BLM community is concerned because they feel like they are taking a step backwards in the relationships between the community and its people with the local police officers. Lots of people are saying that the movement is unjust because they believe that “All Lives Matter,” but the movement is just simply pointing out that African Americans are being wrongfully targeted and killed. The movement is trying to prove that all of our lives should be equal not one life is better than the
Race relations are other factors that make it hard for the courts to sentence cops for on-duty homicides in the United States. In spite of the United States claiming to be a postracial nation, racial prejudice and division pervade the country. Racial discrimination is primarily prevalent in the American judicial system. Jury bias frustrates the attempt to prosecute police officers, particularly in cases that involve a white officer and a black victim (White 302). The study shows that the blacks have a negative attitude towards the police compared to the whites.
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.
With these types of investigations, the media and the public put intense pressure on the personnel that is conducting the investigations to find the suspect or suspects. When serial killers kill they hardly stay in the same jurisdiction, when they commit a criminal act. Serial killers can distinguish the nature of their crimes, so a majority of each jurisdiction does not share information with other agencies. Follow up calls on most cases may not be enough on serial murders. The only difference between reactive investigations is when a crime happens law enforcement officers are called upon.
How did the recent media coverage of Ferguson and the Black Lives Matter impact law enforcement? He says that the media is always going to show the negative side of things, never the positive. There is a misunderstanding with how police deal with intense situations. The public don’t understand that we only have a split second to make a decision in an intense situation like this. The media uses negative news to attract more attention.
However, more shootings have come to light and the once peaceful and helpful group has turned into violent riots causing curfews and breaking up of protests, such as in Charleston less than a month ago. Discriminative support groups have been aiding people in picking sides rather than furthering social and civil rights. Building support groups to not target a side, but aim to further their social rights and other group’s social rights will change groups who’ve been dividing our culture. Discriminative support groups come in all shapes and sizes. Support groups can include: women 's rights, different race’s rights, sexual orientation rights, and much more.
Mass media and popular culture have long propagated the stereotype “thug” in both positive and negative modes depending on the context and audience. While, amongst peers, young men may take the stereotype of “thug” to be a badge of honor, the same stereotype applied from figures of authority can have disastrous results. Eyewitnesses to the Michael Brown shooting interpreted the event much in line with “trained observers” of the brawl at the masquerade ball. The stereotype of police brutality on young men of color lead to witnesses testifying to have seen Michael Brown was shot in the back with “hands up don’t shoot.” Even though this narrative was contrary to forensic evidence, it did not stop the media from further perpetuating the story and reinforcing the stereotypes. When Lippmann first applied the term stereotype, he was well aware of the original meaning of a firm, unwavering imprint.
Dr. King’s speech is related to my future and the future of others like me because even now we are not provided the opportunities we deserve. In conclusion, Dr. King’s speech is still relevant because even now the racial inequality between blacks and whites is quite large. Things like police brutality are still big issues even in modern society and people are still dying because of it. Like in the case of Eric Garner it was something that never should have come to pass. His speech is even relevant specifically to my life and my future career because of the inequalities in the work force.