For modern police officers this an important principle, this is not always followed and not following this principle causes many unnecessary tragedies and conflicts. This principle should be used by the general public as well, in case of an incident, to only use self-defense if absolutely necessary. The seventh principle of peel is a really important for everyone to remember. This principal helps people understand that there is not much difference between the public and officers. The principal explains that the police are the public and the public are the police, the only difference is that police are payed and make it their full-time duty for modern police officers and public this is important for people to remember because of big divide between the
Thesis statement: Police should wear body cameras because playing body cameras could improve the public’s view of police by showing the human side, help to provide evidence when a person may not be able to, and it protects the officers and public both. Cameras Imagine there is a huge case going on where a police officer is coming under question on if dealt with a potential suspect in the correct way. Now think about the money being used to provide lawyers, a judge, a jury, etc., to handle the high profile case. Now there is two possible outcomes, there was police misconduct and abuse of power, or the police officer did everything correctly and by the book. Either way there needs to be something that can protect the public from police misconduct and also protect law enforcement from dealing with false accusations that can tarnish their reputation.
Racial profiling is a very important issue that individuals in society face every day. This problem occurs in low income or poverty-stricken areas throughout cities and communities across the nation. Hundreds of anecdotal testimonials allege that law enforcement officials at all levels of government are infringing upon the constitutional rights and civil liberties of racial and ethnic minorities through a practice called “racial profiling” (Ward, 2002). So what is racial profiling? According to the National Institute of Justice, racial profiling by law enforcement is commonly defined as a practice that targets people for suspicion of crime based on their race, ethnicity, religion or national origin (National Institute of Justice, 2013).
These now called “gangs” which blacks didn’t call them were a form of identity for kids, and a form of acceptance and comfort. As more of these so called African American clubs were formed, the tensions and rivalry only grew higher. From the video, Groups of youth were depicted into local neighborhoods being criticized by other neighborhoods. This lead to a violence between two gangs, which in its worst case was labeled by the title Crips and Bloods or the colors of blue and red. This violence has been ongoing for approximately forty years now, and the body count is only getting higher.
I was completely blind to the struggles of African Americans. I really believed that most police officers were good and they were not corrupt, so I just got angry when people started blaming cops for being murderers and saying that they should have done something different. I was (and still am) biased because my dad is a police officer and my mom used to be a police officer when I was a child. I was raised to believe that police officers are heroes and that they can do no wrong. I obviously now know that real life does not work that way, but I think the optimist in me still wants to believe that the police can do no wrong.
To achieve his objective, Staples further appeals to the audience by establishing a likable and understanding persona by concession and rebuttal, as well as light humor to make himself more charming. For example, Staples admits that for women, “the danger they perceive is not a hallucination. Women are particularly vulnerable to street violence, and young black males are drastically overrepresented among the perpetrators of that violence”. However, he wastes no time to assure that these problems don’t make up for the alienation black men feel always being treated as suspects (543). Staples further demonstrates understanding by recognizing the fact that many young black men are pulled into the ideal of being a
The United states and their police forces are doing the best they can to help keep the peace, but from bad publicity and less community policing they can barely hold on. Also anti-police movements of citizens who disagree with the force officer's use during arrests makes the officer's concern for safety even greater. However,the media will only report the negative sides of police and their duties they do everyday. Next the police are targeted by people and have been in the 60s and more recently in the past couple months. In the 1960s Police were targeted by the Black Panther party and had at least 13 planned killings of police that the authorities know of.
Kingston can’t stand up to her own bosses in America due to their racist beliefs. This is hugely related to the theme of self as listening to this story is helping Kingston grow as a person. She believes if the mythical warrior can pretend to be a man, as women were not allowed to fight, in order to fulfil her hopes and duties then Kingston believes that it may be possible for her to stand her ground too. She soon realises that instead of being at battle with weapons, her weapons soon become her words and this is how she will fight for herself. “The swordswoman and I are not so dissimilar.
Although there is discrimination in law enforcement, many cops are not racist and do not racially profile people. There is discrimination in law enforcement because of cops arresting and being more aggressive towards blacks than whites. However many people think that police are not prejudice and are just doing their job. When cops stop people for seeding or other reasons. Law enforcement racially profile people when making traffic stops, people feel like the police target them because of their skin color and are more aggressive to them.
Already since the 70’s, the media has been giving us many racial labels, one of the largest supplies coming from crime showed with “Law and Order”, and “CSI”. When dealing with different crimes, people of color are reflected in the demarcation of “them” and “us”. Whites are often represented as the “good guys”, or the strong, law obeying citizens. Meanwhile They often target people of color, sometimes without any sort of evidence at all. Writers and directors use racial stereotypes to make a more complex story with more
Sherwood has been known for years for racial profiling. So we will see what Chief Bedwell says when I ask him about the problems within the city. City of North Little Rock Police Chief Mike Davis will be interview on his thoughts of racial shootings. He will be asked about in the last 6 years they had 53 African Americans shoot by the police. Now saying that North Little Rock is always ranked high in the United States for crime every year especially murders.
This is not hyperbole it’s a fact of life for those living in these communities. Young African American males in order to maintain a level of respect among their peers implement the principles of the “Code of the Street.” Unfortunately, a lot of people have fallen victim to gun violence and been killed or seriously wounded because of minutia incidents as well as gang and drug related encounters. The principles of the theory are pretty simple: A person must protect his or her reputation by not allowing others in the community to disrespect
Similar cases such as black on black violence and police on black violence that seem to be never ending spark anger and hate in the hearts of the African American race which has only turned into more crime and more violence. This violence and crime has turned tourist city into a war zone for the past decade and it paints a terrible picture for a city whose main financial income is its tourists. The black on black and police on black violence can be solved over time by a multitude of means one of them being the coming together of the African American community to protect themselves from racism, stereotypes, crime and self-inflicted
The "cumulative impact of racial discrimination accounts for the special, way that blacks have of looking at and evaluating" their experiences in public encounters (Feagin, 1991:115). For example, descriptions of black citizens ' mistreatment by the police are abundant in some African-American communities. Regardless of their accuracy, the dissemination of these narratives increases the likelihood that neighborhood residents will come to view local policing strategies as racially biased (Weitzer, 2002). Feagin 's (1991) examination of racial discrimination highlights the importance of understanding the impact of accumulated discriminatory experiences. One of the most reliable findings in research on attitudes toward police is that citizen distrust is more widespread among African-Americans than whites.
Police officers patrolling the area assumed he was breaking into the residence and arrested him. (Racial Profiling) Even though we are a very open society, many people are still profiled just because of their race at many shopping centers, airport, by police and in many other situation and many other people. Some people believe racial profiling does not exist anymore. They are wrong because racial profiling has become more common since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, especially toward Arabs and Muslims. (Racial Profiling) 9/11 was a day in history that nobody could forget but even with this we should not use racial profiling as a way of security.