In this century the use of force by a police officer has become a concern to society. It has many civilians concerned about the amount of force that police officers are applying in most encounters with the people in different situations. Because of some bad encounters the police have had with some perpetrators, this has had an effect on society to the point that many believe that it’s a racial issue, or that the police are violating the civilian’s rights under the constitution. The issue is that some say that police have too much power over civilians by the use of force, while others say that use of force is necessary to stop a crime and secure the well-being of civilians. We will analyze this issue concerning the use of force by a police officer.
Police brutality is abuse by law enforcement, where a police officer feels that because he/she has a badge and a gun therefore it puts them above the law and they can use unnecessary force against another individual. Racial profiling is the tactic of stopping someone because of his or her skin color. Racial profiling mainly targets young Black and Latino men and is believed to be a justified form of law enforcement. the 1991 beating of Rodney King highlights abuse as one of the most pressing civil rights issues in the United States. It demonstrates that racism is still very real and that people continue to be treated based on the color of their skin.
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).
This impacts the quality of life for all of us if we have to “throw away people.”A justice system that tolerates injustice is doomed to collapse (The Sentencing Project, 2000). Illegitimate racial disparity is the result of contradictory treatment by the criminal justice system. This is located by the race of people in society. It may involve racial bias whereas others are influenced by factors that are associated with race (The Sentencing Project, 2000). Additionally, addressing racial disparity is a challenge but can be accomplished by the following.
Unit 3 b- Producing Creative Texts Controlled Assessment Task 4 Radio rant on Police Corruption In our times, the police have become the criminals. Some police are using their power to do bad things, and society has come to fear police. The law enforcement system needs a change. The courts have failed the police, and the police have turnt to other means of justice. We must stop the corruption in the police force.
1 Police Brutality Police brutality is still one of the most serious human violations in the United States. The intentional use of excessive force, usually physical, but potentially also in the form of verbal attacks and psychological intimidation by police officers persists because of overwhelming barriers to accountability. Police brutality can be from calling a citizen by his or her name to a death by a policeman’s bullet. What the average citizen thinks of when he hears the term, however, it is something midway between these two occurrences which can be more common to what the police profession knows as alley court. These facts make it possible for officers who commit human rights violations to escape due punishment and often repeat their offenses.
Crime - fear - withdrawal - isolation - weakened community bonds - more crime. All of us, victims, offenders and community members, are caught in a downward spiral where more crime leads to greater fear and increased isolation and distrust among community members, leading to even more crime. Community safety depends primarily upon voluntary individual restraint on harmful behavior. The more connected community members are, the more likely they are to restrain impulses which would be disapproved by the community. As community bonds are weakened by fear and isolation, the power of community disapproval is
Law Enforcement is making arrest every minute from different ethnic groups. Law enforcement officer’s relationship with different ethnic groups has been a rocky road for a very long time because of cultural differences and social differences. Sometimes the lines of communication seem to be strained between officers and minorities. Many minorities feel as though the officers patrol their communities with an iron fist instead of with compassion or equality. The police today must contend directly with a number of issues that carry a racial subtext both in fact and in perception: crime, drugs, disorder, civil unrest, and police brutality.
A bigot may not tolerate any religion, belief, or political views different from their own. Both terms are completely different because racism focuses on a superior group dominating over the less superior group whereas bigotry bases itself on a person acquiring a problem with an individual only because of the person's race. One of the most troubling features of the American criminal justice system is the disproportionate involvement of members of minority groups at every stage of the justice process. Long-standing debate centers on whether this
A startling 293 murders were reported in 2010 in Los Angeles and 32 murders for Long Beach and yet it is even more shocking to know there are far more forcible rapes that occur in both of these areas. I would think that population size, diversity and other environmental factors have something to do with the differences in these numbers. The murder rate seems to have decreased while forcible rape increased in both cities, with an additional 630 incidents in Los Angeles and an additional 102 incidents in Long Beach. On the other hand, for the past several years, crime rates have dropped continually. The Los Angeles Police Department reported in 2008 that