Ultimately, having body cameras is important because they will help show what really happens during an altercation. A police officer has to be trustworthy at all times even without the use of body cameras, but they will help protect his reputation. My opposition believes that using body cameras invades the privacy of police officers. Although police officers deserve privacy, the public should know what is going on. So many unsolved crimes are happening that body cameras will be a big help to the people.
Racial profiling is a positive thing. Racial profiling is a practice used by law enforcement officials to target individuals and groups of people who are suspicious of crimes based on their ethnicity. Racial profiling should be allowed for the police to use because it is easier for them to track down criminals, to prevent crimes from happening and to create a safer place. Racial profiling should be allowed for the police to use because it is easier to prevent crimes from happening. Judging someone based on the way they look is never good but in this case it is because a suspicious looking black man could be taken in by the police for questioning on gang violence and that would help prevent some crimes.
Very good discussion Thomas, I also concur that the purpose of 'ban the box ' is to give an ex-offender a better shot at going farther in You have provided many valid points regarding the use of body cameras by police officers. Indeed that the utilization of body cameras by officers do provide transparency and accountability towards potential and suspect individual in question to include officers ' conduct. The officers must also use good judgment and with plenty of discretion when executing their legal authority to use such device. Like you also mentioned, some witnesses would be reluctant in assisting with the investigation, if they know that video cameras could potentially be release to the public that could result in retribution.
The Exclusionary Rule is grounded in the Fourth Amendment and it is intended to protect citizens from police doing illegal searches and collecting evidence. (How the) This means all evidence that was collected is inadmissible. However, this information is important and could help to label a criminal guilty. Criminal convictions have been minimal under this rule and criminals are getting away with more. The Exclusionary Rule only hampers police investigations.
The use of previous videos can be detrimental to new cops because it can teach them how to deal with many different situations correctly that way they don’t put their career in jeopardy or the lives of their partners in danger. Everyone knows that there is always three sides to a story: what one individual says happens, what the other individual says happened, and what happened. With the execution of body-worn cameras, it would eliminate, the reduction seen in complaints filed and sustained against officers and videos can reduce the need for lengthy
By using racial profiling, the FBI and CIA were able to identify Arabic terrorists coming into the U.S with weapons and prevent their attack from happening. In addition to tightening security, racial profiling also drops the crime rates in the country. Some police officers have claimed that it's important to include ethnic background when suspecting criminals. Since police officers will target ethnic groups that commit the crimes the most, criminals from those ethnic groups will want to stop their criminal activity in order for them not to get caught. As one commentator suggests, “order to do their jobs and find criminals, they acknowledge the importance of race and ethnicity” (4 Impressive Pros and Cons of Racial Profiling).
This is an important concept because it explains that officers should not follow society and pressure from the public and media but follow the laws that our country. This a good thing to have when dealing with persuasive criminals and individuals. Both officers and civilians benefit from this principle because it protects both parties. Officers also need to know the laws, so they can stay away form trouble and not be deceived by public persuasion. This is a good thing to have in America today, because many criminals will say anything to get out of punishment.
There is unethical behavior in the NYPD and although it is a small number of police officers that cause this problems it is a huge impact in the community. Once a police officer accepts gratuities, misuses their badge, practice racism and discrimination, or misuse privileged communications, or confidential information and much more it is considered unethical conduct. For example, If a person is being arrested and is cooperating with the police and not resisting arrest but simply following instructions then, in that situation their is no threat and the use of force should not be
Now there are times that an officer’s use of force is necessary, whether the officer feels that his or her own life is at risk, or the public’s lives are in danger. But for the situations where the arresting officer is at fault and is not reprimanded due to the fact that there is not enough evidence of the incident, there is a need for another set of eyes. If officers were to wear portable body cameras, this would help deter “bad cops” from using excessive force on individuals that do not deserve it because the officers are being recorded at all times (Segan 2). Using body cameras will cause good behavior to come naturally for police officers around the country, and turning on the camera is the first step. Some departments that already have cameras in the field are considering stricter penalties for officers who do not turn on their cameras (Kauffman 1).
One way we could do this would be providing deterrents. The reason why we have punishments in place for breaking the law is to provide a deterrent for those who would want to break the law. Like if there was no punishment for, for example, stealing. There would be a higher amount of people that steal because there is no deterrents, no punishment. We need to make sure that the cons outweigh the pros.