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. “Consider this example in light of the September 11 attacks. All nineteen hijackers were
“People project their own worldviews of others and assume they do what they do, Lie. Meaning liars always assume others are liars..” With this being stated, when others assume that the police are liars they themselves are liars?? Now this is just an opinion, but it shows how some Americans justify how others view the police. This doesn’t touch on the fact that police tactics are still brutal even if they aren’t liars. So “Addressing police misconduct” from source #3, I’ve found that the law enforcement officers, perform very difficult jobs, with respect for their communities and in compliance with the law.
Racial profiling is a tool used by law enforcement targeting an individual on suspicion of a crime, based on race, ethnicity or national origin. In order to create a solution for racial profiling, it must be addressed, not just in certain situations, but as a whole. Racial profiling which does not require the use of evidence is quite different from criminal profiling and is an unfair and ineffective way to judge someone. Eric holder once said "I don't want to talk about whether or not racial profiling is legal. Racial profiling is not an effective law enforcement tool."
I mentioned a few reasons on how the use of force has made police officers look bad. It is making officers look bad because recordings from the public only show the beatings and shootings, but do not capture the beginning of the confrontation. It will be bet for officers and the goof being of the community I officers use body-worn cameras because it will capture every second that happens between confrontations. The use of force is granted to the officers if they feel like the suspect is dangerous or is not complying with the officer. It was a right given to them by a case back in 1985, in which a person was killed by deadly force.
Some may argue that cops who are pulling people over for “small” crimes like a broken tail light or slightly overspeeding is what causes more police brutality, but if a cop pulls a person over for a broken tail light, and they gets out of the car with a weapon, is the cop really racist in that scenario? Or is the cop simply protecting himself and others around them? Racism in the police force is virtually nonexistent. I can agree that certain individuals will be racist, but one cop being racist in an entire department of cops does not mean there is an institutionalized issue, and can be cared for much easier; fire the
Communities will be able to see when cops are right or when they are wrong. After the results of a poll called “Race and Reality in America,” it is an acknowledgement that we have a race problem. According to the report, a large majority of minorities say that whether an incident in which an unarmed person is harmed or killed by police is videotaped plays a major role in whether or not the police officer or officers are charged for the crime (CNN Wire). A tangible solution, however, is to put body cameras on all cops. Most blacks feel like they are discriminated against when it comes to police brutality, because they are a minority.
If an officer is abusing drugs they could end up hurting civilians, whether getting into an accident on the road or accidentally shooting them thinking that they saw a weapon when there was not one. As well as the safety of their fellow officers, if an officer who abuses drugs goes with their partner to do a raid on a drug house. There is a potential chance that the officer’s partner good be injured because the officer
In some of Americas society, the African Americans are viewing our police officers as terrible people or as racist. They see them playing favors towards the whites and just doing everything they can to target the blacks. They view at it from a child 's point of view. They are viewing it as the majority of people are out to get them. Police officers are going to arrest and do what they are compelled to do, regardless of color.
Often when blacks commit a crime, the media tends to paint them as gangsters or thugs. These types of instances of bad reporting associates negative stereotypes with a certain groups. In order to end the stereotypes the media needs to do a better job reporting in a way that is unbiased. Most people get
Several law enforcement agencies have gone through expensive litigation over civil rights concerns. Police-citizen relations in those communities have been strained, making policing more challenging. Most importantly, racial profiling is unlikely to be an effective policing strategy as criminals can simply shift their activities outside the profile (e.g., if racial profiling begins with police stopping black males in their teens and twenties for being drug carriers, criminals may start using other demographic groups — such as Hispanics, children or the elderly — to move drugs). Despite training to avoid discrimination, officers may still rely on cultural stereotypes and act on their perceptions of a person 's characteristics (such as age, race or gender)” (National Institute of Justice, 2013). Either way, there must be adequate training to prevent certain actions from occurring by the police.