The #BlackLivesMatter development has started across the country dissents and has brought issues to light worldwide about the unequal treatment of dark individuals by police in the United States. Tuning in to the voices from the development — and gaining from the passing of Eric Garner and the arrangement of different passings of unarmed dark men — obviously two issues should be tended to: racial profiling and police utilization of over the top power. Both cross paths with the U.S. Constitution, yet stay normal practices in law implementation, again and again with grievous outcomes. For Garner's situation, for instance, police focused on him for the insignificant wrongdoing of offering free cigarettes — the kinds of violations dark individuals
Racism means hate towards another race and injustice mean unfair treatment, according to learner 's dictionary. In Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson, an African american lawyer, was helping people get justice for the colored community. Another book similar to Just Mercy is, To Kill a Mockingbird, which made in 1960 was written by Harper Lee. Harper Lee addressed many issues about racial injustice too. Just Mercy was written in 2014, In modern day society, racial injustice has a big impact in this world today, as stated in Just Mercy and To Kill a Mockingbird.
The officer was forced to react.. The assailant should have just given up, but he didn’t. Even though most people think that the penal system is not racist some people, like congresswoman Maxine Waters, say that “the color of your skin dictates whether you will be arrested or not, prosecuted harshly or less harshly, or receive a stiff sentence or gain probation or entry into treatment (“Is the Criminal Justice System Racist”). Even at a 2008 debate ”Barack Obama charged that blacks and whites “are arrested at very different rates, are convicted at very different rates, [and] receive very different sentences ... for the same crime” (“Is the Criminal Justice System
With the bar for execution being that the defendant needed to be shown to be a danger to society the testimony of the psychologist stating that a person 's race is a deciding factor in predicting future violent acts clearly brings the question of race into the supreme court. The appeal states “the latent association of African Americans with violence continues to distort perceptions of reality and result in racially biased assessments—and the risk of such bias is especially acute in death penalty proceedings. The Constitution, however, forbids racial stereotypes from affecting the administration of justice, expressly
When they realize there is no one else around, they freeze. Police brutality is becoming a huge problem in America because, police don’t know when to pull the trigger therefore needing better training, which would then cause innocent people to stop dying, and police are supposed to protect not kill. First, police need better training so they know when to actually pull the trigger or not. Sometimes, police think that you are armed just based on the color of your skin. Watching the news has made this more apparent than ever, white policemen are killing black teens,
Police officers are always looking for a target and they end up finding the perfect person to penalize. For example, many people are usually shocked when they find out that the reason they were pulled over was not, in fact, against the law, and end up penalized. In my opinion police officers should really focus on stopping crimes such as rapes, robbery, murders etc. Those crimes should have high penalties, but crimes such as speeding, driving without a license, carrying a small amount of drug should not equal the same prison time for a major crime for ethnic minorities. Therefore, unreasonable suspicions, pre-texts used by officers and jail time are things that play a huge role regarding the criminal justice system that affects the way ethnic minorities are
Simpson was guilty (Gregory 1). Americans were completely spilt based on race and it is because the meaning of the trial varied between the races. To white Americans this was a double homicide were two murders must be brought to justice to black Americans this was this conspiracy for the character assassination of O.J. Simpson and way to bring down someone who was symbol of black success in America. When the jurors were a majority black they ruled not guilty and when the jurors were a majority black they convicted Simpson(Enomoto).
Five police officers ambushed by a sniper and two black men shot by police during a supposedly peaceful protest. This protest quickly got out of hand because of the violence and threatening protest. Killing police for the rights of the black community was or should have never been a part of the plan. Now that police officers have been killed, this gives the police a greater reason and law enforcement to fear us and another reason for us to take caution. According to USA Today, Dallas Police Chief David Brown had a simple, prayerful message: “All I know is this must stop ... this divisiveness between our police and our citizens.” One must agree for us to work as a nation, law enforcement and the people they are protecting must come to a total
Sean Bell, Daniel Shaver, Walter Scott, John Crawford, Michael Brown, Ezell Ford, Raupheal Thomas, Tamir Rice, Nicholas Thomas; all these men have something in common: they were unarmed, shot and killed by police. All these officers have been let off due to typical excuses such as self-defense, raised suspicion, or probable cause, without a single form of punishment. Law Enforcement, more specifically police officers, have to be responsible and take full accountability and receive reasonable punishment for their misbehavior and wrongdoings. These men and women hold such authority and responsibility that should not have to experience these brutal consequences whatsoever. These men and women are responsible for the safety and wellbeing of the
Another objection raised by the opposition regarding this topic is that capital punishment will safeguard society. Many people in today’s society firmly believe that a criminal who has expressed violent behavior before, is more than likely to do such a thing again. Furthermore, they often argue that in the same way robbers are sentenced to jail in order to make sure that they will not commit the same crime at least for they time of their sentence, murderers should be punished with death, both for the reasons aforementioned and due to the fact that they will not be able to harm anybody else, in or out of prison. Finally, those opposed to the banning of capital punishment are of the opinion that by executing one that has committed a heinous crime will neither bring back the person murdered nor cure the one who was physically and emotionally scarred for life but it will undoubtedly provide a sense of justice to those who suffered as a consequence of the
There is nothing more credible than having a video as evidence in a court. Many police officers that have been charged with police brutality in the past have either just been laid off of work for some time. Police officers need to be fired from their job just like anyone else would be fired if done the wrong thing. Jesus Gutierrez 1 Author Phillips Swarts, states that “Police officers need to learn more than logistics of policing but also the broader significance of their role in society,” This means that police officers need to stop being selfish their job is to protect people. This problem hasn’t been solved yet due to the lack of law.
Others are in for revenge and keep that on their mind to kill people and sell drugs. Everyone knows what they are doing, they are aware they are ending a life, and living a life of violence, but something brought them into the gang and they focus their attention on that one thing to execute the tasks given to them. Towards the end of the video, the girl’s killer says this about the gang he wasted his life defending, “We fight to protect territory that isn’t ours to begin with. We cover ourselves with guns to show we are tough, but inside we are weak.” Like all of those guys in jail, like the girl who became a rat, and Chester who agreed to be a part of the video, they get to a point where all the killing, violence and drugs take a toll on them and they want out. To most of them there is no “out,” because they know the task of getting out is extremely dangerous and there is a slim to none chance of completing it alive.
One crime, for example, occurred after the end of the Civil War, when former slaves went to vote, and total of sixteen African Americans were elected to office. This election caused violent reactions in the southern states by several hate groups, including the Ku Klux Klan (records of rights.org). These violent outbreaks took a major toll on the lives of an African American. Because the government was scared to challenge the white supremacist groups, the black’s rights were not enforced, and they became, again, like slaves, who were mistreated, and had no say in their politics or the actions of the government. The actions of the hate groups not only effected an African American’s political power, but also their daily lives.
He states that the reason the prosecution and conviction of minorities in the case where a white person is the victim is a result of the location of the prosecutions. In his paper, Gilboa analyzes some statistics regarding the claim and makes derives from it this: If death sentences are relatively unlikely in metropolitan areas, how might it shed light on the white-victim effect? Our best answer is this. Murder victims in metropolitan counties are predominantly African American (Gilboa, 2010). I don’t agree with this statement because it implies that African Americans are particularly singled out by the government to receive such a penalty because the government enforces capital punishment in certain states that are predominately black.