Sandra Bland Research Paper

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Introduction. On the date of July 10, 2015, Sandra Bland was arrested and accused of assaulting a police officer after she was stopped for a traffic violation of failing to signal a lane change. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Sandra Bland became “argumentative and uncooperative. It was not until the video of the arrest was released that we saw exactly what happened during the incident. Cannon Lambert, who played the role as the attorney for Bland’s family, reported to CNN that Sandra Bland was asked to put out her cigarette and when she refused she was asked to step out of the car. When Bland did not step out the car the trooper then opened her car door and asked once more; still not receiving the results he wanted he threatened to Bland informing her that he would “light her up” with his Taser. Video surveillance shows the trooper using his knee to pin a woman onto the ground and the woman screaming “I can’t feel my arm… You slammed my f------ head to the ground.” Autopsy reveals that Bland suffered from a “deep tissue bruising to her back” On July 13 Sandra Bland was found dead in her cell allegedly hanging herself with a plastic bag. Sandra Bland was only one of the many victims of police brutality. That leaves us with the question, do the laws today ensure a sense of morality amongst the…show more content…
A world without laws would take us back to the stone age meaning without them we would be lost. The definition of criminal law is a system of law concerned with the punishment of those who commit crimes. Having a sense of morality is a necessity when concerning law and also the main purpose of law. Laws let us know what is right and wrong and minimizes mischief to individuals in society. Lippman (2013) revealed The New York criminal code that sets out the basic purposes of criminal which are: • Harm. To prohibit conduct that unjustifiably or inexcusably causes or threatens substantial harm to individuals as well as
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