The Stonewall Inn, at that time was run by the Mafia. It welcomed an assortment of patrons, but it was known to be popular with poorest and most marginalized people in the gay community: drag queens. Police raids on gay bars were routine in the 1960s, but officers quickly lost control of the situation in Stonewall Inn, and attracted a crowd that was incited to the riot. Gay residents began with more protest with New York City police the next evening and several nights later. Village residents quickly organized into activist groups by gathering gays and lesbians to concentrate efforts on establishing places for them to open up their sexual orientations without the fear of being arrested.
In many parts of the world, homophobia can lead to several horrific events. These events include anything from being bullied, or emotionally tormented, to some parts of the world like Iran and parts of Africa where they execute individuals for being homosexual. There are thousands more homosexual assaults then any other minority. Gays are treated as outcasts, and all because why? What causes people to fear or loath homosexuals?
STOP AND SEARCH DISCRIMINATION FOR ETHNIC MINORITY IN UK CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM Racism thinking and practice still can be found in UK in the last decade, for example, in the criminal justice system. In the UK criminal justice system, stop and search is the early process that has a critical point whether somebody can be arrested for the next process or not. This short essay will explain the evidence of ethnic based bias for ethnic minority, particularly black people by police officers in the stop and search stage. Stop and search is the most critical points which police officers tend to discriminate ethnic minorities. The obvious examples in the past were when police officers have a power to arrest with ‘sus’ laws, under the 1824 Vagrancy Act (s4 and s6).
Hate Crimes against LGBT Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people are frequently targeted by state and individuals because their sexual orientation. The violence can be motivated by political, religious, social basis or homophobia. The violence can take the form of lynching, intimidation, mobbing, assault, cyber stalking, bullying and rape. In most democracy countries, legal provisions permitting or decriminalizing homosexuality have been in place since the Second World War. Under these legal issues, violence is qualified as a form of hate crime.
Abstract Within the history of Law Enforcement, racism has been a constant controversial issue that the media continually focuses on. In the recent years with rules and policies becoming stricter, law enforcement seems to continue using racism as a method of determining right and wrong in a situation. What has changed in the last 30 years affecting racism within police departments? Statistics were gathered by multiple sources, one being the National Police Misconduct Statistics and Reporting Project (NPMSRP). This material covers multiple factors of police racism within the history of the United States.
The Sandford Police department is faced with many ethical issues since the shooting death of a young black teen in February. The department is facing racial issues in the community that are fueled by the mass media coverage of the case. The police chief has been forced to step down, the community is in a rage, and the news outlets are only reporting information that keeps the community thinking that this case is about the defendant being Hispanic and the victim a young Black man. The Sanford Police department is facing high racial tension among the members of its community. The shooting of Trayvon Martin a young black teen by a Hispanic male; has sparked many protest by the black members of the Sanford community among others.
From the readings of Rape-Prone Versus Rape-Free Campus Cultures, I read, I gathered some very pressing issues for black women and horrible acts that they are being succumbed to such as domestic violence, and rape. In the black community in particular, there is a continuous increase of domestic violence cases, race cases, and other various sexual exploitation that is going on concerning black women. In the Vibe Magazine article, it talks about domestic violence in the music industry particularly against rappers and their significant others. The article starts off by telling the story of the relationship of Christopher and his wife Liza. Throughout the course of their 10 year relationship, Christopher also known as "Big Pun" abused Liza on frequent
The results, however, are largely inconclusive as many other causes that are not easily isolated, such as ethnicity and health, are involved when comparing homosexuals with heterosexuals and determining economic discrimination. “Homophobia” is a term describing the irrational attitudes of hate and loathing felt toward homosexual people. Within the past thirty years, this word has spawned a more blatant and more profound discrimination toward this group of people with sexual preferences challenging the norm. In fact, recent studies have unveiled that more than 30% of gay youth have been threatened or injured because of their lifestyles. Hate crimes, such as the 1993 Brandon Teena slaying, remain prevalent (Burns, 2007).
Though not completely tolerated nor accepted, society today has familiarized itself with the idea of same sex relationships. In order to become more at ease, however, homosexuals had to endure a series of events such as the Stone Wall Riots, discrimination in groups and clubs, and personal hate geared towards the gay community. Homosexuals have gone through years of being ridiculed and discriminated against. Perhaps the most memorable and eye opening event in the history of the gay and lesbian community were the Stone Wall Riots. Prior to 1965, gay and lesbian bars were subject to constant raids in cities across the United States.
The WCVB was investigating a Facebook page that had some offensive images and comments about different racial groups. The profile was created under the alias name “Al Sharpton”. Through this Facebook page “Al Sharpton” was mocking people who suffered conditions of Down syndrome, people who were homosexuals, transgendered, and also had the audacity to make a post a picture titled “The Rape Train Stops for No One” (Edward, 2014). The WCVB decided to look deeper into this Face Book page and soon discovered that it belonged to a Boston police officer named Jason Barriteaun. This was a well-known and well-respected police officer in the local community; so you can imagine then surprise and disbelief the department had when they heard they had discover Jason Barriteaun had a completely different side to him.