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.
but as it comes to gun control, the blame for these mass shootings lie in the access to firearms within the United States. Gun control refers to the policies that the federal and governments limit accesses to firearms in the counties. Having a stricter gun control, it leads to background checks in order to keep firearms out of the procession of people, more like convicted felons. Crime has also tension between the law enforcements and other racial backgrounds. As an example, Hispanics or African Americans have higher rates to commiting a crime.
People certainly should be able to defend themselves with a gun against an attacker. The main concerns on the Anti-CC side are that carrying a concealed weapon can lead to unplanned injuries whether by accident or in the unfortunate snap decision of a heated argument. I also understand these concerns. For some people, their emotions can get the better of them and they can do detestable things such as shooting the person they are arguing with.
This law was disadvantageous for black people because they were much more likely to have crack due to economic and political factors (Elsner p. 20). This meant that having only 5 grams of crack in one 's possession meant a minimum of five years jail time while having 500 grams of powder cocaine equaled the same amount of jail time (WIKIPEDIA). This law along with pre-existing racial prejudice made it that black people are incarcerated at a rate ten times higher than whites (5D). This was observed by a sociologist Katherine Beckett and her research team in
This leads to police violence that has happened throughout the year, causing people to do protest that want justice for the deaths of the ones that were killed in the hands of a police therefore they organize protests. Americans tend to believe that people who are affected of police violence is because they resist and make it harder on them. “43 percent of voters have a positive view of BLM, while more than half of voters some 57 percent have an “unfavorable view” of the organization.”(Williams para 4).This shows that When it comes to the topic of police brutality or even people doing protests most people will argue that what is a protest going to help or also say its just causing people to do crazy things in the street but really they are just trying to get justice and for cops to do the time in jail and pay for what they did. It has become common today about the black lives matter movement which has impacted the national movement against police brutality and the killings they 've done. Those who are unfamiliar with Black Lives Matter, it started in 2012 by civil rights activist groups this movement followed upon the death of 17 years old Trayvon Martin an unarmed teenager that was walking home from a store and was eating a bag of skittles and shot by George Zimmerman who was at that time supervising inside of his car patrolling the
Is it right for the citizens to have to take the disrespectful treatment certain cops give them? Of course not all officers of the law are like this. They all have the good, the bad, and the ugly. It’s the scumbags that harass people and take advantage of the badge and gun that give police officers a bad name. But if all police officers know that they can get away with certain things and they are aware of the things they can get away with, then eventually humanity will see an even bigger threat to society than what these police officers say is a threat.
Many individuals have been humiliated and scared off by cops. I would encourage everyone to become less judgemental. You could never know who you need in the end. Looking these situations, the cops quickly judged the victims because they were in a categorized group. We all tend to judge someone that has something different about them.
of this report, Ferguson’s pattern of using excessive force disproportionately harms African-American members of the community. The overwhelming majority of force—almost 90%—is used against African Americans” (Investigation of the Ferguson Police Department 2015 pg28). As I stated in my thesis Institutional Racism is very alive and is clouding the judgement of police officers. The quotation previously stated from the department of justies own research they discovered factual evidence supporting my thesis that yes indeed officers are in fact more biased towards minority groups,and in this case Ferguson. If the actually fact of police brutality isn't chilling enough it is the lack of accountability that the officer's face after that is even more gut wrenching “In addition, even when there is little evidence that departmental rules have been enforced, prosecutors rarely indict police who have killed citizens (Fyfe, 1988; Kobler, 1975) .
However this was only the beginning of my awakening, as the class continued I was in awe of the injustices that African Americans face in the criminal justice system. It was around this time that I first saw the Rodney King beating along with the LA riots. I was in disbelieve of the entire situation. In this paper we will be looking into the racial disparity in prison sentencing. Young, African American and Latino males -especially if unemployed- are subject to particularly harsh sentencing compared to other offender populations.
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.
“Black youth are ten times more likely than white youth to be arrested for drug crimes” according to the ISR (International Socialist Review). As you can see African Americans were at a disadvantage, even if they weren’t doing anything wrong, they were more likely to get stopped by a cop over any other race. Even in today’s society, we see a repeated act of unfairness, especially towards ethnic cultures. Though officers no in their mind its not right, they continue to abuse their
This paper is focus on the racial inequality of crime rate in the criminal justice system. Also, it argues the different treatment of black and white groups in the criminal justice system. Moreover, it shows the relationship of black males with crime rate. The black males face high crime rate than white males in the criminal justice system. However, in relation to police relations, the police stop black males more frequently than white males.