I kept it in till now... I still am scared. Definition of stop and frisk: “Stop and frisk” is the police practice of temporarily detaining people on the street, questioning them, and possibly also frisking or searching them. Under the law, an officer may not stop a person without having a reasonable suspicion that the individual. Persona used to target minorities: The form lists several possible reasons for the stop that officers check off", including “Fits Description,” “Furtive Movements,” “Suspicious Bulge/Object,” “Wearing Clothes/Disguises Commonly Used in Commission of Crime,” “Sights and Sounds of Criminal Activity,” and “Area Has High Incidence of Reported O"ense of Type Under Investigation” (high-crime area).
“During the last three years, there were over 16,398 verified violent gang crimes in the City of Los Angeles. These include 491 homicides, nearly 7,047 felony assaults, approximately 5,518 robberies and just under 98 rapes” clames the Los Angeles police Department. To summarize a lot of things that happens in books still goes on
Racial profiling can cause multiple problems. Several law enforcement agencies have gone through expensive litigation over civil rights concerns. Police-citizen relations in those communities have been strained, making policing all the 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. 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).
Clarke is the chief of police in Milwaukee, a very large city with some crime and a diverse race population. In an attempt to defend themselves, the police are denying there is racist targeting. It is obvious that police are racist with their use of harsh tactics on innocent people. It is very disappointing that people in the police force are denying it. Some would argue that the police are doing their job and using the skills they have learned.
Police Body Cameras When I consider the police I think of how they protect people and our city. Some people assume that cops are just trash and they hate them. The topic of police body cameras sounded like a good idea to me because many people are always filming cops at their worst. When they happen to be beating up on someone, but notice it is always only after the police “agonized” the person then the camera turns off. It never shows how this individual may have been acting towards the officers.
The police grew concerned and ordered the crowd to disperse. After failed attempts the police used tear gas on the crowd. The following day Cox was arrested and charged with three counts, one of them breach of the peace. The Court determined that the only charge that did not stand was breach of the
As I go further throughout this chapter, I began to realize this chapter is about judgment of character, where you from and the ongoing justice for black lives. One of the interesting things about this chapter is where it explains the situation where the police commissioner is dealing with his fellow officers, as they wonder what side is he actually on. Which was also confusion. For example, where the police commissioner would visit the community park and the gym, where the truce meetings were held. The confusion part of this chapter was that he would actually talk the gang members, some gave him the okay to communicate and some wanted to kill him, because of the obvious, of him being a cop.
Although this type of profiling is not always considered fair, law enforcement officers consider it necessary to identify possible criminal activity before it occurs and causes injury to others. (Encyclopedia 2) One of the most heated issues in law enforcement is the profiling of individuals based solely upon the race, ethnicity, or national origin of the individual. Statistics show that African Americans are several times more likely to be arrested and put in jail than white Americans. As of 2000, fewer African American men were in college than were in prison. Moreover, black children were nine times as likely as white children to have at least one parent in
Literature Review Lee et al. (2007) argues that racial profiling has become a leading issue for law enforcements which has been driven by the public and political interest. Lee et al, (2007), also states that race is used as a justification in police decision making during discretionary traffic and field stops, this usually relates back to racial profiling. Racial profiling takes place when law enforcement officers rely solely on race, ethnicity, national origin, or religion as one of the many factors in determining who to stop and search (Lee et al, 2007). However, race is only one part of the suspicion aspect along with other factors such as gender, age, general appearance and behavior.
According to Stop and Frisk (A Case Study in Judicial Control of the Police) by Herman Schwartz, " the power to search, the New York "stop and frisk" statutes provides temporary questioning of a person in public places search for a weapon"(434). An officer has the right to stop an individual in public if he has a reasonable doubt of suspicion to temporary stop and frisks the individual. The statistic has shown that many officers have targeted the minorities in the stop and frisk. According to An Analysis of the NYPD 's stop and frisk policy in the context of the claim of racial bias by Andrew Gelman, Jeffrey Fagan, Alex Kiss " the number of arrests of each group in the previous year black were stopped 23% and Hispanics 39% more often than whites"(19). Minorities are stopped twice as often for violent crimes and a
Under recent events, police are being called out for racial brutality. After the killings of black people by police officers, some people are calling it an injustice and that it was race related. Today police are under high amounts of pressure are trying to do the best job that they can. Police, for the most part do not racially discriminate. The police have one of the toughest jobs in America.
The wrong lesson to take out of this is to believe Black Lives Matter without thinking that blue lives matter, too. Every action comes with a reaction and no, not every cop has good intentions. The majority of cops that do, only want the best for the people that they serve. On one side a person can be distressing for the black men who have been killed by white police officers, but then on other side grieve for the five Dallas officers gunned down by an African-American sniper while doing their duty. In this situation it is not hard to choose a side.
For me there are many reasons to why I think police brutality is apparent in our community. One of the biggest reasons is because police man and woman are scared when they 're in certain situations I think to fix this problem the police departments all around America should start training these police men and women how to be calm cool and collective when it comes to situations like this. Also, looking back at the Michael Brown case I think that the policemen should be fired and I feel the police department should personally apologize to the family and try to help them with any losses and any financial problems they have in the near future because of the death. The Police Department do have reasons for why these events occurred. The police say they were either getting attacked or they felt that they were being disrespected.