In today’s modern society, many feel that is okay for a police officer can kill a man armed with a harmful weapon at any cost. On many news channels, there are various amounts of articles and reports about a police officer committing this act. Even though a police officer has the right to take action against an armed man, this could be argued in many circumstances. In the 2013, Sammy Yatim was a young adult with a mental illness and was armed with a weapon on a streetcar in Toronto. Yatim was confronted by Const.
American Sniper puts an emphasis on showing the public, soldiers don’t lose any sense of humanity when joining the military. They are still civilians with a background story, who emote like everybody else on earth.With the flood of video games like Call of Duty and films such as Rambo, it’s too often the media portrays soldiers as war prone robots. Clint Eastwood seemed very determined to break any false portrayals of soldiers, manifested by the media. The backstory of Chris Kyle is he’s just a southern guy with aspirations to become a full fledge rodeo cowboy, who suddenly is compelled to enlist in the navy, after catching a glimpse of the embassy bombings on t.v. His enlistment, was for the sole purpose of defending and protecting the U.S
An officer in Delaware responding to a call from Jeremy McDole about his attempt in shooting himself the officer fatally shot the wheelchair-bound man and argued that McDole was armed. In the video tape of McDole and the officer McDole didn’t appear to be armed. Another person was fatally shot by an officer in Maryland. The officer was responding to reports of Keith McLeod trying to use fake prescriptions. The officer argued that McLeod was reaching around his back to pull out a gun.
According a study conducted by Chaney and Robertson, American’s attitudes about police officers have changed dramatically in the past ten years. Their study, which appeared in The Journal of African American Studies, suggests that instead of feeling safe and protected by police, many citizens actually feel animosity towards police officers, and are mistrustful and suspicious towards them (Chaney and Robertson 480). This situation seems almost impossible to rectify, especially since law enforcement is given the authority and the privilege to use force not only by the law, but also by society. In order to allow law enforcement officers this power, the public must completely trust those who are protecting them, and must believe that police are using force responsibly and ethically. People naturally assume that the police are well-trained to use force appropriately and fairly without prejudices.
With guns drawn and threats that they would “blow his head off”, the officers unjustly searched his car and held him at gunpoint. Stevenson explains his immense fear of these supposed upholders of the law, and how their own racial suspicions of him could have easily led to his death. The police maintain the ability to sentence civilians to death in a heartbeat, and unfortunately are guided by racial biases to at times unjustly distribute this punishment. This ability to kill is necessary for police officers to protect the community, yet continues to be grossly misused. While this right to kill is different from a judge and jury’s right to kill, misuse by both parties supports the claim that the death penalty is too powerful to be justly distributed.
Rhetorical Analysis of Shooting Dad The story “Shooting Dad” by Sarah Vowell discusses a story about a teenage girl and her relationship with her father and how they are constantly clashing with each other because they are almost exact opposites. The author develops her story by creating images in the reader 's mind to describe events that happened in her life, the use hyperbole for comedic relief, and irony for emotional effect. The use of these emotional strategies is effective because Vowell is able to use these strategies to help the readers understand the relationship between her and her father. Overall by the use of strategies like imagery, hyperbole, and irony the author creates a piece of writing that shows the relationship between the main character and her father.
“A monday shooting at a Los Angeles police station was stopped in seconds by an officer carrying a weapon.” (stockman 6). Rifles have been a key tool in law enforcement for years upon years. “The spree ended when the killer was confronted by a military police officer with a weapon.” (stockman 3).
Hannah Edmiston Boudreau AP Language Friday 25 September, 2015 Shooting an Elephant Analyzing Rhetorical Devices Shooting an Elephant, written by George Orwell in 1936, describes his experience working as a British officer located in Moulmein, Burma. He writes his essay to reveal the cruelty and disastrous outcome of imperialism he witnesses. Orwell uses strong resource of language such as symbolism, metaphors and imagery to express his disdain for British imperialism. Orwell uses symbolism to connect the character of the elephant to the effects of imperialism.
Although we hope our Police force will use their powers for good, but sometimes police misconduct can occur. Often, the police are under great pressure to act as quick as possible, espcially in a murder case and if the murder victime is white, a child, police officer, or prominent. For example, In the 1990’s the case of Rodney King, that not only shows a racist issue within the criminal justice system, but also the issue with abuse from police officers, but changed the country’s views on the LA police force. Twenty- Seven years ago,Rodney King was brutally beaten by Los Angeles police officers.
Buehler, J. W. (2017). Racial/ethnic disparities in the use of lethal force by US police, 2010-2014. American Journal of Public Health, 107 (2), 295-297. In Buehler’s article, he attempts to disprove a study that found no racial disparities in killings that law enforcement were responsible for.
“Several officers told us that concern about civilian complaints resulted in avoidance of situations likely to generate complaints. As one officer put it, “A lot of cops are scared to do their jobs.” This has resulted, these officers believed, in officers being less willing to get involved in enforcement actions, especially quality-of-life offenses or stop-and-frisk situations, which officers feel are likely to lead to complaints of abuse” (Robert C. Davis, 9). Due to the rate of crimes there at that time, the police were scared to risk their lives and that the civilians had some kind of dislike towards the police and that made the police uncomfortable with the civilians. But because of the old policy policy, it was said that they paired a younger man with an attitude to an experience officer.
Rhetorical Analysis: “Shooting an Elephant” Contrary to popular belief, the oppressors of imperialism lack freedom. Imperialists are usually powerful and maintain control over the native people of the land they are taking over. It is expected for someone with great power to have choices and freedoms, however, that is not necessarily the case. Sometimes power can limit or restrict the choices one makes.
Police got a call of a possible fight breaking out on the platform of the Fruitvale Station by a crowded train coming from San Francisco. As police started to arrive to the scene two officers had already reprimanded him with his arms behind his back. He was motionless and then one of the officers by the name of Johannes Mehserle who was a 26-year-old white male pulled his pistol from his waist and shot Grant in the lung, which lead to his death later that night (Kirk, Papachristos, Desmond: 864, Additional Cases). The researchers chose this case and the case of Sean Bell because they wanted to see if non-local shootings affected the crime reporting in Milwaukee as well. What was interesting is that in the case of Sean Bell the amount of calls went down like the other three cases.
My interest in being a part of the CUNY Law Review was peaked when I came across a CUNY Law Review article as I was preparing my research paper on police violence. G. Flint Taylor’s “The Chicago Police Torture Scandal: A Legal and Political History,” put into prospective the continuous outcries of the citizens of Chicago regarding police violence against people of color as well as the cover-up by the local political and legal systems. Particularly with the recent decision by the Chicago District Attorney’s office to charge a police officer for the execution of 16-year old Laquan McDonald after withholding video evidence for over a year. Though much has changed in Chicago since the torture scandal, it is clear that a lot more has to be done as there continues to be an issues of accountability and swift action when officers step across the line from public servant to criminal.
One of the more charged debates at this time in Minnesota is the actions of Police officers. In the past couple of years, Minnesota police have made headlines in incidents such as the deaths of Jamar Clark, Philando Castile, and most recently, Justine Damond. This has created a distrust of the police force that shouldn’t be there and can be fixed. This past summer, I went on a mission trip to Detroit, where I was blown away by what I saw and heard. I learned about the past in Detroit, which is plagued by racism and police brutality, most notably in the riots of 1967.