If he were to have used a non-lethal form of force, such as his taser, this incident could have been avoided. If that use failed then he could have safely moved to the next choice which would have been deadly force. I was not there to witness the events leading up to the death of Michael Brown, so the only thing left to do is to trust in the United States justice system to make a fair decision on the matter. The second subject in the article is the militarization of the police forces throughout the United States. The federal government has awarded grants to police departments in excess of $34 billion dollars since 2011 to purchase military equipment.
Without these rules and regulations the beliefs in which we all hold true would not hold to this day. One way in which the Government tries to protect its people is by setting up laws to prevent militia control. The Posse Comitatus Act is one such act to help maintain civilian authority in the United States. The Posse Comitatus Act suggests that the military must maintain separate duties from civilian law enforcement (The Posse Comitatus Act). Although the idea behind this act is age old, the PCA presented itself after the 1876 elections.
The 4th Amendment and the Military Aaron Orta CRJ 551 Introduction Many people misunderstand the Armed Forces of the United States of America. They believe that when a person joins the military that they give up certain rights afforded by the constitution. There are certain restrictions on what a member of the U.S military can say and to whom they can say it. They are not abandoned by the Bill of Rights or the Constitution. In the military personnel are subject to search and seizure however, they have the same rights as anyone in the civilian world.
Gun control laws have become such a huge controversy in the United States due to the fact that citizens believe their Second Amendment right is being taken away from them. In my eyes, I believe that extended gun control measures should be taken to ensure that access to assault weapons should be limited to certain people. I believe one deserve a well rounded background check to see if any mental health issues are visible. I also believe you have the right to own a weapon and the government is not trying to take away your hunting rifles, personal permitted handguns, etc. They government is emphasizing more on the fully automatic weapons, explosives, armor and other things that only the military should have access to.
The Military Draft: Unfair and Unnecessary The freedom to choose a life served in the armed forces is a right given to the American people by its government. A draft ruins the benefits of an all volunteer military , is against life ownership principles, and only adds more numbers to the troops we have stationed all over the world protecting countries other than our own. An all volunteer military ensures that the soldiers we train, support, and trust with our lives and the lives of other; want to serve and protect. Driven by patriotism, and faith, these soldiers have a state of mind that cannot be forced. Being away from home, family, and almost every luxury is both physically and emotionally taxing, having the courage to do this makes being away easier, being told by a piece of paper that you are leaving for a few months to a few years to a location you don’t know, is terrifying.
In order to understand the implications of instituting a nationwide ban on firearms, one must understand the past, consider the actions of the present and predict the outcomes of the future. In 1791, the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution was ratified and stated that “a well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." This statement has been debated for the past few decades by legal experts and ban activists with fairly little action due to the Supreme Court’s interpretation that it protects an individual's right to have guns rather than that of an organized para-military force. Proponents of the Second Amendment, such as the National Rifle Association, argue that the right to bear arms is a freedom similar to other freedoms granted under the Bill of Rights, like free speech and press. Because of this, gun rights advocates protest individual state laws by citing the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, which states, "No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."
I was not sure if that civilian party was congress leaders or actual civilians that did not understand the role of the military during wartime and peacetime. The further I read into the civil-military conflict, I began to understand that the civilians did not know that the military did much more than just fight wars but to build roads and yet to explore and expand the western front. I agree that the relation between civilian leaders and military leaders in crucial to be able to prepare the military for future wars that may arise. Even though the military just came out of a war doesn’t mean they should
In other cases, the state lacks the capacity or will to take action. And it’s also not possible for America to simply deploy a team of Special Forces to capture every terrorist. Even when such an approach may be possible, there are places where it would pose profound risks to our troops and local civilians -- where a terrorist compound cannot be breached without triggering a firefight with surrounding tribal communities, for example, that pose no threat to us; times when putting U.S. boots on the ground may trigger a major international crisis.” (President Obama, 2013) There are several international events in the past that can be traced back to a foreign policy created after the Civil War. * Platt Amendment of 1901, which allowed the U.S. to militarily intervene in Cuba whenever revolution threatened, would be one of the earlier actions that serve as an example of the U.S. interfering when we were not wanted. There was a lot of resentment from Cubans because they argued that it took away their independence.
English 1102 Why gay men and women should be allowed in the military Since the “Don’t ask, Don’t tell policy” came into place in 1993, more than 13,000 troop members have been discharged due to their sexual orientation (Shanker). This staggering statistic leaves many Americans wondering how the policy works and is it being used effectively? The United States Military’s “Don’t ask, Don’t tell” policy should be repealed because it is a hardship on American taxpayers, it would increase troop numbers, and increase America’s strength morally. The United States Military’s “Don’t ask, Don’t tell” policy was introduced in 1993 by former President Bill Clinton. While Clinton was campaigning for the Presidency, he had promised to allow all citizens regardless of sexual orientation to serve openly in the military (Shanker).
From fighting wars that greatly benefitted others, to giving funding, weapons and troops to ensure safety and to teach these countries how to defend themselves. America has demonstrated that the welfare of smaller, lesser armed countries is a major concern. However, that same concern had been used as a “stepping stone” by the US. Taking advantage of the weakened governments, the US has used that country’s location to further the goal of becoming a global superpower. Being described as a global empire, by many analysts, America did its best to live up to that statement.