Also, he needs to defend peoples’ rights like he mentions a story about an innocent man who got shot by the police and no one punished this officer. Instead, he is getting a raise every year. Harmond believes that No one is above the law and if he became a mayor, even the police misconduct will never be rewarded and all the people will follow the
It seemed to work smoothly and efficiently but it was a bit confusing for me as I have never attended a city council meeting before. It was difficult to keep up with what they were saying and the topics they were going over since I had no previous knowledge of them. Thankfully the meeting was recorded so I could go over it a few times and figure out what they were saying. I recognize the difference now to if you are in the the meeting versus being an observer. I feel like it isn’t very easier for an outsider to state their thoughts if they are uninformed, or misinformed, of what’s going on.
While it can be interpreted as standing for ones beliefs, a police officer must uphold a high moral code in accordance to the society which is being served. The ethics to which police officers holds themselves, must include the character traits demonstrated in personal life, in addition to operating as public servants. If an officer is deemed untrustworthy at home, they cannot be trusted to work legally within the police department. Honesty within policing is just as important, where failing to admit a mistake can weaken a reputation and call previous cases into question. Although these traits can be trained into an individual, integrity must be developed personally before it can be applied
What is being loyal to someone, how can it be seen? Why is it that when one is betrayed, that is all that they think about night and day? The truth is loyalty cannot be seen but only felt between people who have faith within one another. As for betrayal, it can affect one so severely that it cannot leave their mind, especially if a loved one has caused it. In “Choices” by Susan Kerslake and “The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury, the authors suggest that a person can change based solely on their needs, and question their ability to stay loyal or betray.
The first pillar of character is trustworthiness. Trustworthiness is defined in the dictionary as “the ability to be relied on as honest or truthful”. Trustworthiness is often portrayed as someone who does not lie or someone who shows candor often. Trustworthiness is much more than simply telling the truth. Trustworthiness means that you
Situation: As a patrol officer, I am only doing my job when I stop a car for running a red light. Unfortunately, the driver of the car happens to be the mayor. I give her a ticket anyway, but the next morning I get a call into the captain’s office and told in no uncertain terms that I screwed up, for there is an informal policy extending “Courtesy” to city politicians. Several nights later, I observe the mayor’s car weaving erratically across lanes and speeding. What would you do?
He knows that they live in a town where rumors can spread
The Sheila Dixon saga Sheila Dixon became mayor of Baltimore city in 2007 following Martin O’Malley gubernatorial win. She was elected to city council in 1987 and Baltimore City Council president in 1999. She was among other city officials were finally indicted on corruption charges following an investigation led by state and federal agents. The following excerpt summarizes the scandal’s details and the circumstances surrounding the charges levied against Dixon as published by The Economist (2009).
Being loyal is being faithful and having a commitment to a relationship. In Nancy Farmer’s science fiction novel The House of the Scorpion, Matt, the main character, always finds himself in a new home and making new relationships with a base of trust and loyalty. Matt is a clone of a powerful drug lord named El Patrón. Matt leaves his first home because he realizes El Patrón has been lying to him his whole life. He runs away to an orphanage where he find new friends who stay loyal to him.
It states in the first line, “my fundamental duty is to serve the community; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation and the peaceful against violence or disorder” (p. 1). The Code of Ethics steers an officer to want to become a servant for the people, treating all individuals the same. In the Code of Ethics, it speaks of not allowing your preconceived ideas and bias interfere with providing protection and due process for all
The government had to subsidize housing projects using taxpayer’s money. Thus, maintaining status quo is inefficient and against the Constitutional right of all Americans to have better housing facilities. 2. Intensify enforcement of the housing
but he claims he cares for his city, but what about the people who live in
For example, landlords who think the properties in the piece of land are worth charging more for the original renters, which leads to higher income households entering the neighborhood, or may harass renters to empty the house for the purpose of filling in these new households. Other residents, finding that friends and family have been "evicted", may follow these social networks to maintain the original living. From past research, several indicated that low income households were relocated to areas nearby their previous locations. However, recent research showed that displacement is now likely to push such households to the boundaries of cities. Consequently, low wage labor in these cities find more difficult to relocate and most households suffer great stress in relocating some distance away from the supporting networks of local family and friends, which can also impose psychosocial problems to those
Wilcox about the real situation and let him know I planned on doing the moral thing which is reporting the truth. Out of the ethical systems I would choose natural law, because it’s not based off the government, but more so human morality. Natural law is based on the ideas of right and wrong behaviors that come naturally to an
Genuinely, what is loyalty? One can’t even begin to interpret such a word. It’s one single seven letter word yet, it has a broad profound definition. As a matter of fact, typically one does not use loyalty until they are put to the test. Without a doubt, the test can be anything.