Racism is a huge example. Members of racial minorities bear the brunt of police brutality and excessive force in many parts of the U.S....Reported abuses include racist language, harassment, ill-treatment, unjustified stops and searches, unjustified shootings and false arrests (Randall). African Americans are the ones who usually end up being harassed by cops. “In bigger towns, blacks are more likely to commit violent acts, police officers concerned with self preservation are more likely to use violence when dealing with them” (Kester police
Plus, this community is now having to deal with an organization (TEDRA) that perpetuates the fore mentioned transgressions. I noticed the tactics that TEDRA employ are a standard that privileged society have been using for hundreds of years. The use of coercion by way of political influence such as police harassment, lobbying local politicians, racial profiling and ultimately not acknowledging the root cause of the problem is only part of what I see with this organization doing to displace a struggling poor community. I also feel that TEDRA is blind to the fact that their organization, in part, is responsible for perpetuating the cycle of poverty and homelessness. In other words, I feel TEDRA
CRIMINAL JUSTICE LAW ENFORCEMENT - POLICE FORCE Aug 20, 2011 [pic] INTRODUCTION I chose this topic of police force why it should be reduced because it has been one reason many lives that have been taken unnecessarily by law enforcement. This subject matter is close to my heart because it saddens me each time I have watched the news or read articles where this type of unnecessary force has taken place. As concerned citizens we have all seen cases where police officers have taken matters in their own hands and have abused individuals upon being questioned or arrested. There is a reason for police officers to be carefully and show the force of being in charge as an individual of authority. To be a police officer is to be held at a higher standard since they position.
Police brutality has impacted our society because it changed the view of local authority; they went from being heroes of our communities to the vigilantes that we watch over our shoulders. Although police brutality has had its effect on our community, there are ways we can reduce the amount of abuse of the police. One of the most famous cases of police brutality takes place in 1991 in Los Angeles, California, where a black man named Rodney King
Abstract This paper will try to explain why false confessions have become more prevalent over the three decades. Public trust has also diminished with the increased occurrence of suspects making false confessions or being coerced into confessing to a crime they did not commit. False confessions and the absence of the criminal justice system into correcting this fault has caused innocent people to become incarcerated and the general public to lose faith in the abilities of our criminal justice system. False confessions have been an ongoing situation that has been occurring since interrogations have begun. They have become more prevalent in the past twenty-five years.
In the article “The Power of Context”, Malcolm Gladwell theorizes that context, or external pressure, contributes much more to an individual’s behavior than previously thought. The context that Gladwell refers to can be defined by the situation an individual is in. Within a particular situation there are influencing factors, such as people or the environment that he or she is surrounded by. He further argues that his concepts, such as the Broken Windows Theory, are the main reasons for the dramatic fall of crime rates in New York during the 1990s. In this case, the broken window is a signal that the community in New York was neglected, causing others to commit other types of crimes too.
They are afraid to walk at night in case they get attacked. I feel that they would prefer it to be how it used to be, it has changed to much. The crime rate has gone up, the fly tipping and vandalism is big in the area, the police and community officers are trying to help the area. Jasmine Ayre mentions something about when the area looks dirty and run down the crime rate goes up and people do not want to live in that area. I feel that’s an inequality, because when people do not want to look after there area or things start going down hill instead of helping prevent it the problems get worse and people move away.
How is the issue of violence represented in the lives of individuals in your core text and in one other related text? Violence is presented in Blackrock and Harry Brown through the issues of, the negative influence of peers, the influence of drugs, and powerlessness. These can be seen in various scenes in both texts where youths are creating harmful situations for themselves and others around them. These issues can be examined in the scene where Ricko and Jared fight which causes the relationship between them to melt. In Harry Brown, night raids turn into a large scale riot which is a powerful example of the negative influence of peers.
The way society looks down upon the lower class results in the formation of gangs and their struggle for power and opportunity. Even from all the pressure of being in a gang, there always seems to be a small percentage of individuals who see through the violence and recognize that the fighting and morals of a gang are wrong.
Children that have “high tolerance for deviance in general; rejection of the validity of the law , applies for law violations to a wide range of stimuli as reasons for anger,” tend to become a lot more trobleling when they get older. “Even the most sensitive the gang members often have committed terrible crimes ” However, those who are insensible to pain are often one of the most violent people in the