The men and woman of law enforcement risk their lives daily to make sure the citizens in their area are safe. There are certain races, ages and times of the day in which an officer is assaulted or killed in the line of duty. In order to get accurate statistics, in-depth research has to be done. In order to design an accurate research on statistics on “Officers Assaulted or Killed in the Line of Duty” you must start with the programs that accurately analyze the individual states that report such activity within their department. Once this information is obtained, than one can determine an approximate national average of officers assaulted or killed in the line of duty.
Scott Hain Case Study Scott Hain was a 17 years old at the time he and his friend carjacked, robbed, stuffed the victims in the trunk and set fire to the vehicle subsequently killing both Michael Houghton and Laura Sanders in what started out as a carjacking on October 6, 1987. The issues of the case were the death penalty and if it was just for a juvenile to receive that sentence. The case was contrary to the “normal” standards of justice because society tends to view minors as unable to commit such crimes that would end up in an execution. Hain had a history of theft, trespassing, theft, etc during his juvenile years. The case had brought much attention to the issue of executing juvenile offenders and caused the Supreme Court to address raising the age for such punishment to 18.
Police officers are given the power to take any citizens rights away and even their lives. With that kind of power comes responsibility, that’s one major concern with the amount of discretion officers have is when to use force or when to use lethal force. Why do we have police offers who take an oath to protect us but most of the time they abuse their powers? Police brutality has been an ongoing issue in the United States. In many cases, police have taken advantage of the power they have and used it to hurt the people that they are supposed to protect.
Many rumors circulated following the Columbine shooting, including the shooters being social outcast who were frequently bullied and harassed. It was later discovered in a journal written by Harris and Kleibold, that they bragged about picking on freshman in the hallways and had planned this attack over a years process, hoping to recreate the Oklahoma City style terrorist bombing (Toppo). Psychologist Peter Langman, was quoted in a USA Today online article saying, “ These are not ordinary kids who played too many video games. These are not ordinary kids who just wanted to be famous. These are simply not ordinary kids.
The police already know that they can’t be trusted so they allow people to move within their own firm snooping for agents that don’t belong. Some officers do things for personal gain that results false allegations. An example of this would be a woman in Cleveland that falsely accused police of raping her; during an open container citation on March 7, 23-year-old Danielle Eggleton was arrested on a warrant by two Third District police officers for assault on a police officer, attempted harassment of an inmate and resisting arrest. After officers transported her to the Cuyahoga County Jail, Eggleton said she was sexually assaulted by her arresting officers, according to the police report. (Cassandra Nist,
Even though Michelle concocted the plan, it was Byrom Jr. who actually committed the murder. Byrom Jr. admitted to committing in several jailhouse letters and, according to court documents, in an interview with a court-appointed psychologist” (cnn.com). In one explicit confession letter to his mother, he detailed how he killed his father in rage after a fight. Because Byrom’s defense attorneys never had the confession letters entered in as evidence, a jury never heard any of Edward Byrom Jr.’s confessions. This meant that without the confessions, Michelle was going to be convicted of the murder.
Amber Solberg Mrs. Amini Government 21 May 2014 Should You Have The Right To Stand Your Ground? Dark hoodie. Skittles in one hand, cell phone in the other. That was all that was found on the body of Trayvon Martin, a seventeen-year-old African American high school student after he was shot dead by George Zimmerman, former neighborhood watch captain. This trial created a national uproar, opening the first of many debates regarding Stand Your Ground Laws, state which that person may use lethal force with no duty to retreat when faced with a “reasonable perceived threat” (US News).
He was later convicted of killing a thirteen year old boy. Then there is Freddie whose life consisted of violence like shooting a girl with a BB gun hitting a rival gang member in the head with a hammer and selling crack. The Juvenile Court judge said that his mother could not control him and he was placed in the Audy House. The list goes on and on so that after a while the faces become blurred for the people working at the Audy House. While dealing with Chicago's Juvenile Court system, Ayers always has to compare the contrast to his own children lives .His son who had just turned sixteen,has opened birthday cards and presents,basketball, video games,gift certificates,clothes and a trip to get his drivers license.
As I researched for this paper I was surprised of how hard I had to look to find a good topic to write about. Two hours of research and I still had nothing its only because I looked at the website Project Censored that I even stumbled upon such a horrible thing. Sexual Assault in the Military definitely falls under the category of Non-information. The United States government must of has to go though a lot of trouble to keep this out of major headlines. There are so many stupid topics in news today that don’t even come close to how big this could be.
Everyone has the right to know the charges against them; this is not being done with people and detainees. The government detains people for years without giving them due process and alienates them from their family and or attorneys. I thought this government was built on the notion that you are innocent until proven guilty. Now it seems that people are guilty first and have to prove their innocents if given the opportunity to be proven innocent. Privacy violations and civil liberties are being abused by the Patriot Act with little to no resistance from the different agencies of the federal