The Police Hi Mr.Schlanger and today I 'm going to be talking about some things that are going in the world. It 's been a lot of crazy things that have happened in the past few years. It 's been a lot of racism. The police don 't treat people right. They have beaten people.The police beat people all the time.They are only doing it because they think that they have some type of power.
For many people after seeing everything that the press was stating about the 38th street gang members, the society’s opinions changed about the Mechicano boys, “As El Pachuco says to the Press, "The Press distorted the very meaning of the word 'zoot suit.' All it is for you guys is another way to say Mexican”(Granger.6). The press made the word Zoot Suit become a symbol of being a foreign appearance guy who comes from a different heritage and should be looked at in a different way because of
This would eventually lead to a war between the Medellin Cartel and the Colombian government. The cartel carried out numerous terrorist attacks against civilians and government targets in order to bring down the Colombian government. Hundreds of government personnel and civilians died from the Medellin Cartel’s violence, including a presidential candidate Luis Carlos Galan. In order to influence Colombian government the cartel began to bribe many government officials and those who didn’t accept the bribery were killed. However, the enormous amount of violence began to negatively affect the Medellin Cartel.
Another article by Jon Pareles titled: “Have Rap Concerts Become Inextricable Linked to Violence?” examines the relationship between Hip-Hop and Rap with violence. He begins with describing what entering a rap concert would be like; a long line on policemen, a metal detector, then being frisked and more police and security guards lining the halls. He also explains how violence and the music has lead to hightened racial tensions among the African American communities. However, those views have been seen as racist. The violence appears to take place in diifernt ways such as, fighting, vandalizing property, and disturbances that occur when people are getting in.
They were all affected by this theory because each one of them went through a rough time in their life that boosted up their arousal level. For example, Paco got really upset when another group of gang members beat, stabbed, and jumped Cruz. He was so upset that he could not handle how angry he was. In fact, he started a huge violent fight between his gang and the other gang. The arousal theory also had a huge impact on Miklo.
In summary, Chicanos have been through awful and numerous events in order to fights for their rights. Specifically, these events, the Zoot Suit Riots have been called “the worst mob violence in Los Angeles history”. The Zoot Suit Crowd was just trying to have a good time and were dressing to demonstrate their individuality and to put themselves in a certain status in the community. After, what the Zoot Riots showed the world was how the Zoot culture was perceived by everyone and the tension it provoked by living in a multicultural and multiethnic metropolis like Los Angeles. These riots were not only about freedom, antiracism and segregation, but also to show how youth culture movements were controlled and undertake by the government;
These two dominating groups responded in anger and fear, with police saying that the rap group’s lyrics are provocative, intimidating, and belittling women. They ignore the fact that N.W.A is expressing the realities of violence and racism by police that they and others from Compton experience every day. In many occasions where they perform, police would encircle them and finish the concert with arrests while others riot around the city. As the story progressed, social structural factors are what drives N.W.A to create songs like “F the Police” and “Straight Outta Compton” because their surrounding circumstances are out of their control. Their mentality, values, and beliefs are affected by the harsh reality of life in Compton, from gang violence to racism; this way of life is set for them and opportunities such as getting a good education is far from what they see for themselves.
iii. In the 1920s many urban police departments, especially in large cities such as New York and Chicago, used extralegal tactics against members of Italian-immigrant communities in efforts to crack down on organized crime (Moore). iv. In 1943 officers of the Los Angeles Police Department were complicit in attacks on Mexican Americans by U.S. servicemen during the so-called Zoot Suit Riots, reflecting the department 's history of hostility toward Hispanics (Moore). v. In New York City in 1969, homosexuals and transgender persons were regularly harassed by police and triggered the Stonewall riots (Moore).
That is why there are cases where the police officer would take advantage of this fact and through the power of intimidation, violence, and fear have manage to obtain false confessions from underage suspects. One of these instances was the case of Florida vs Brenton Leonard Buttler. The were many aspects that lead to the wrongful persecution of the fifteen-year-old Brenton for the murder of Mrs. Mary Ann Stephens during an armed robbery on May 2000 (citation needed). The most severe of all was the tremendous lack of professional and diligent investigation work by the police detectives. Which in turn led to the extortion of a false confession that made it even harder for justice to be served.
That was bad for the blacks and immigrants also. Many got put off as a direct result of the New Deal’s attempts to give the workers rights. Businessmen had hated the New Deal because it interfered with their businesses and supported workers’ rights. The rich people accused FDR of betraying his class. Henry Ford hired thugs to attack his trade union workers.
The police engage in brutal beatings and unjustified shootings. Overall in situations the police use unnecessarily rough treatment. Police brutality was brought to head in 1991 with the beating of Rodney King. Rodney King was a victim of police brutality. The LAPD used deadly force against Rodney King beating him with a baton and kicking him frequently.
Rodney King was beat severely by police after high speed chase he had with the police. Rodney King was a black man that led to the case being a race issue, also another reason for the riots. The case of Rodney King was special because it was witnessed by a bystander and recorded the incident and sent it to the local news station. Three officers who part took in the beating of Rodney king were charged with assault with a deadly weapon and use of excessive force, the last officer was only charged with assault with a deadly weapon which may have been the cause to the violent riots where there were many deaths and damages to business. The case of Rodney King sparked awareness of police brutality and forced many changes in policing, but as years pass by we see the use of excessive force coming up again which makes the use of excessive force an ever growing
Racial discrimination is a major issue in the criminal justice system and has been for a while. There have been a number of unjust acts towards minorities, specifically Latinos and African Americans that revolve around racial stereotyping and the bias that comes with it. The war on drugs is often used as an excuse or justification of arresting and incarcerating African American men and women by law enforcers (Coker, 2003). Not only do African Americans get busted for drug use and drug trafficking but Latinos are faced with similar problems for being assumed to be affiliated with drug cartels on the Mexican border. Along with drug trafficking, Hispanics and African Americans are believed to be associated with many of the violent street crimes.