During the past few decades, millions more have cycled in and out of the system; indeed, nearly 70 percent of people released from prison are rearrested within three years” ( Alexander). Minorities are also much more likely to be arrested, experts estimate that at the rate of current trends 1 in 3 black men will be arrested in their lifetime compared to 1 in 17 white men (Hagler). The obvious disparities in these statistics reveal just how far deep racial discrimination runs in the criminal justice system. Minorities are discriminated against in every stage of their prosecution: from stop-and-frisk, to arrest, to sentencing and
and the offensive provided no communist gain in any military way. These false depictions of the events in a negative way caused the public to believe that they were losing the war and caused them to stop supporting the war. Also, after the offensive, many more news-gathering institutions adopted antiwar editorial positions, which in turn would cause an accelerated decline in support as the negative views would be distributed and spread more quickly. A poll conducted in the months following the Tet Offensive showed that more than half of Americans believed that getting involved in the war was a mistake. Even though the offensive was a success, due to public relying solely on the media for evidence of how the war was progressing, public support declined as media coverage was often incorrect.
Racial profiling is mainly used by law enforcement officials as a way to knit out who their criminal suspects could be. Racial profiling is not benefitting anyone and has affected many people. Racial profiling has affected many lives for many years, especially people of color because law enforcement officials have often arrested, interrogated on the wrong person because of Racial Profiling. It is believed that the Racial Profiling is mainly towards the African American and the Muslim religion. Racial profiling became very high and important to do ever since September 9, 2001 because of the attacks on the World Trade Center.
Police Brutality is the use of excessive force that is used unnecessarily by police when dealing with civilians. Recently, there has been a widespread of cases involving police brutality. Police brutality cases has been increasing over the years. Every year cases are filed against police: 9.5% city police, 3.5% sheriff officers, 2.9% county police, and 1.3% are state police. A study by the U.S. Department of Justice revealed that in 2002, individuals filled over 26, 000 citizen complaints of excessive force with local law enforcement agencies.
Police brutality is one of the most serious human rights violations in the United States. In the past five years the police have murdered and seriously injured unarmed and in some circumstances innocent people and have made people all over the world upset even resulting in the start of movements such as “#BlackLivesMatter and #HandsUpDon’tShoot”. Unreasonable shootings, fatal beatings, brutal choke holds, and excessive force has been some of the recent cases of police brutality in America. The problem is that more cases go unreported, than the ones that actually are. I believe police brutality is a crime protected by the government.
In the United States alone, more than 36 million people abuse illegal substances, however, most of these are not caused by the prescription of opioids. A drug abuse crisis is overtaking the U.S. Drug abuse kills over 200,000 people worldwide each year, although only .002 percent of these deaths are caused by the prescription of opioids. 117 million people suffer from a chronic illness, many of which need the prescription of opioids to function on a daily basis. Even though many people abuse them, doctors should not stop prescribing opioids because they are necessary for many people to function, most people who abuse them have had problems with other substances, and most opioid-related deaths do not come from doctor prescribed pills. First, they are necessary for many people to function.
During the first week of September, police killed more civilians than the total number of police officers killed so far this year. By the end of the month, 99 people were killed, according to the Killed By Police database. At least 77 wrongfully shot by the police officers. A big variety of people were murdered by the end of the month, all done by police officers.
And incidents like these are hard to forget. 26 people were murdered during their weekly sunday service in a Sutherland Springs church, and 58 people were killed and over 500 were injured during the Las Vegas shooting. According to the Mass Shooting Tracker, which catalogues such incidents, over 520 people were killed this year and 1,870 were injured. I think it is agreed by all that the act of innocent mothers, fathers, and children being shot and killed while going about their daily lives is a heinous act, and that the immense number masacres has put the country in a deplorable state. Republicans and Democrats alike are trying to find an effective solution
Following the recent election of Donald, reports of hate crimes have steadily increased. Whether it’s in the form of vandalism, threatening fliers, physical or verbal abuse, 4-6 hate crimes happen every week. With the amount of hate crimes being committed, surely the people running our country have taken the reins and found a solution, right? The unfortunate truth is only 20% of hate crimes are actually reported, and less than 4% of the perpetrators are held accountable for their actions. Hate crimes have become a serious issue, and continuing to leave them unreported can and will tear America apart.
isn’t the only thing people believe needs to change; the reasons for arrests have been criticized by many. America incarcerates more citizens for drug related crimes than any other place in the world. Of the roughly 200,000 in federal prison, 52% are being held for drug crimes and only 8% are for violent crimes, such as: murder, assault, and robbery (Waldman, 2013). Many believe that the “War on Drugs” must become less aggressive because of its large contribution to the prison population. The distribution of prisoners by race has also raised concern among Americans.