America need to figure out a way how stop or decrease these shooting and possibly help these “Troublesome” shooters Media has been racially profiling shooters of color thugs or gang member also terrorist, but then portrays shooters of the white race as troubled or mentally ill, which doesn’t really make sense because why isn’t the shooter of color also troubled or mentally ill. Anthea Butler a professor of religious studies and African studies at the University of Pennsylvania believes that “By labeling white male shooters mentally ill, while shooters of color are thugs and terrorist, the new media reinforces the narrative that the lone wolf is an aberration (Butler).” Media has been using racially biased stereotypical names to describe these shooters which isn’t fair. These stereotypical labels have a caused racial tension in America. Which is giving another
Destiny Colon I definitely think that malingering or faking insanity should have an added punishment for the offender who is trying to get away with the crimes that they committed. I feel like if they have some sort of way to show the offenders that malingering will cause more harm than good, there would less false insanity pleas (even though the numbers are already low). Malingering only really postpones the trail and makes it harder for everybody involved in the case. Zanathul Ahmed I do think that the media likes to exaggerate the amount of times that someone actually pleas for insanity. It’s a much more compelling story for a show if they have someone raving about they’re crazy.
“...Much of the recent crime increase threatens the vitality of America’s cities–and thousands of lives–it is not, in itself, the greatest danger in today’s war on cops. The greatest danger lies, rather, in the delegitimation of law and order itself’ (Mac Donald). In the book “The War on Cops: How the New Attack on Law and Order Makes Everyone Less Safe,” published in the year of 2016, author Heather Mac Donald provides credible evidence to expand on her viewpoint of our country’s current criminal crisis. In addition to “The War on Cops, Mac Donald has written two other books. Her works “Are Cops Racist?” of 2003 and “The Burden of Bad Ideas: How Modern Intellectuals Misshape Our Society” of 2000 contain ideas similar to those expressed in “The War on Cops.” The powerful stance Mac Donald takes on certain themes expressed throughout “The War on Cops” direct the reader’s understanding towards the flaws of America’s governmental systems, revealing the backstory and complexity of racism and criminal justice behind our “war on cops.” To begin, Mac Donald notes one of the many shortcomings of the Obama administration, of which she addresses frequently throughout the book.
The main idea is to help raise awareness of america in foreign countries and help them out. It can be seen as deviant because some people might take it that the volunteers working abroad are brainwashing the people they work with and talking against their cultural norms. CESARE BECCARIA‘S ON CRIMES AND PUNISHMENT- A book written by Cesare Beccaria arguing against torture and death penalty. The main idea was to call for reforming the criminal law system. He stated it was inhumane and unjust so he appealed for rationality in the laws.
MacDonald makes a lot of good points about how the politicization of criminal justice can hurt the entire field. I do not agree that racial profiling does not exist, but I do agree that political witch hunts and fishing expeditions are likely to punish good officers and limit their ability to do their jobs, while failing to ensure that minorities are treated equally. An unfortunate but valid point that she offers is that the disproportionate amount of minorities involved in incarceration does not indicate racial profiling, but just that more minorities are committing crimes (Macdonald, 2001). I’d like to say that I’m well aware that crime is a response to poverty, not ethnicity. The disproportionate amount of minorities below the poverty line
“America’s Unjust Sex Laws” is an editorial published in the Economist that argues that America’s laws for sex offenders is too stringent. The author makes tenacious arguments that gets the reader thinking, however most of the arguments that were made I contest with. “America’s Unjust Sex Laws” argues that the sex offender laws in America are too harsh. It begins by discussing “Megan’s Laws” and the Adam Walsh Act of 2006 to describe the current sex offender laws. The author then goes on to discuss how large the sex-offender registry is in order to support their first point that harsh penalties shouldn’t be imposed for minor crimes.
This blog, is based on Evan Defilippis overview on the pros and cons of gun control. Defilippis develops well written and clear visual arguments on both sides of the issue. For example, he states “The main point of this argument is that criminals do not follow laws; therefore laws restricting gun ownership and types of guns would only hurt those who follow them.” “Gun control laws only help criminals, criminals do not play by the law. That is why we need to punish criminals, not law-abiding citizens by disarming them. Gun control laws is not the answer.” What he meant by this is why punish EVERYONE including people who abide by the laws that are already in place?
Garner’s death was a heartbreaking tragedy, but the unjustified backlash against misdemeanor enforcement is likely to result in more tragedy for New Yorkers” (36, Heather Mac Donald).” Here, Mac Donald makes me feel threatened by the criminal justice system. She advocates for more tyrannical policing involving interrogating and searching innocent people. I would hate to be in a situation where an officer was questioning me and wanted to search my person. If I declined the search I would most likely be asked “what do you have to hide?” and that can escalate into an unnecessary confrontation. Police officers should be involved in more community policing.
Deportation “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists, and some, I assume, are good people.” (Trump). I agree with the part that some of the criminals shall be deported. They know and understand what they are putting at risk when they decide something.
Another problem and cause with racism are how others think when you see something happening others might take it if that race has the same characteristics. Which would be under the lines of racial profiling. Racial profiling occurs when a person in authority, particularly a law enforcement agent, suspects people of criminal behavior based solely on their race, ethnicity, or national origin. This has become a very big problem in the 21st century because you see a lot of shooting with cops recently, and the news channel twisted up the story to make the crime more live for others to be worried about. One of the articles wrote“In 2012, George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer in Sanford, Florida, shot and killed unarmed African-American teenager Trayvon Martin as Martin was walking through a gated community where his father 's fiancée lived.
According to Immanuel Kant, criminals ought to be punished for their wrongdoings. Essentially, it is unacceptable and unjust for a person to escape the consequences of their actions. In order for balance to be restored, a perpetrator must receive their just deserts (Walen 2014). However, it is important to recognize that many factors of crime and addiction are out of the control of the individual. For example, a Bureau of Justice Statistics survey found that in 2005, “64 percent of jailed inmates self-reported as having some kind of mental illness” (Ollove 2015).
Flaws of the Crime Control Model In the Crime Control Model it seems as though any citizen can be a committer of crime and that individuals should be okay with being monitored because if you are not doing anything wrong then you wouldn’t mind more of a stronger police presence so that they can arrest, investigate, search, convict, seize, and arrest more individuals (Crime Facts 2015). This logic is fundamentally flawed and not what our founding father’s had intended when building the foundation of this country. To give those in power as well as the police force more control will lead to making more monsters in this world. The crime control model takes away a certain level of accountability for police officers such as the legal pathways they
A theory that explains why people commit criminal behavior is the general deterrence theory. This theory suggests that “people will commit crime and delinquency if they perceive that the benefits outweigh the risks” (Sigel 103). For example, gangs who commit white-collar crimes know the risks of deciding to commit crimes checks frauds and identity theft. As previously mentioned, the article stated that these crimes have light consequence. Therefore, they outweigh the benefits over the risks, which include gaining millions of dollars through fraud and light jail
The findings showed that society constructs a criminal justice system that scares future criminals off by making an example of those who commit it.” What this means is that capital punishment will marginalize murders. It pushes them to the edge of society so that they cannot commit crime again. Accordingly, it will eradicate and terminate the future threats of dangerous offenders who are inclined to bring to community while behind bar or after parole (Shepherd). A second disputation of those who advocate capital punishment is that it is “just and moral”. One of those who believe this is Casey Carmical, who is professional translator and blog writer of website called “Casey 's Critical Thinking” pertaining to current social and political issues.