Officers use brutality for the wrong reasons such as being racist or discriminating the individual. Police brutality isn’t only happening on our city’s streets but in prison as well. The government and the people living in the city should investigate this matter since their tax paying dollars
From unjustified killings of minorities, to the arrest of non-violent offenders, The United States police department has only recently been criticized heavily for their atrocities. The extensive abuse of their power has lead to the unjustified incarceration of people and even death. Since the controversy of Furgeson, the police department needs to start treating their officers as they would treat every other person. Special treatment is unfair and promotes things like racial profiling. The United States need to reform the justice system and hold public servants accountable for their actions.
Then it will identify two cases one of police misconduct and another of police brutality in the United Sates. Last it will explain the outcomes of each case and what I believe the outcome of each case should entail. Police corruption happens in every major city in the United States; New York, New Orleans, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles. Police corruption is conducted by officers of every race, color, ethnic background, and creed. Police officers turn bad to gain wealth, power, and rank in most law enforcement agencies.
Although the blacks were harassed and abused by the police the black charges of brutality were often treated differently than those that had been brought by whites. Police back then had been men from the same social background as the men that they were arresting; they didn't need an education, just muscle and they used their own common knowledge. When you look back on the police force and the people they hired there's not really any doubt that they were the reason on the many harassment cases brought upon them. The police as well had their own share of crime; they had been payed off by the mafia and some even worked with and for them. Despite the
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.
In today’s society, police officers have used excessive force that leads to inexcusable assaults, beatings, shootings, or even death. This type of violence is called police brutality. Police brutality remains a major concern for those of the community. The intent of this paper is to show examples of police brutality and how the criminal justice system and law enforcement administrators handled these cases. To help alleviate police brutality, review boards started to appear in the 1960's (Albrecht, Halleck, Lardner, & Milton, 1977).
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
In Harlem, an increased amount of crime activity occurs due to the involvement of gangs such as “Bloods” and “Crips”. Even though there is crime activities in these two places the cultures are very different from one another. Police subculture contributes to police corruption for many reasons. In police subculture police officers do not practice a professional code of ethics they instead follow their own personal code of ethics which prioritizes loyalty to colleges rather then doing their job and serving and protecting the community (Herbert, 1998). Due to this, “cop code” and “code of silence” become a
According to various media professionals, racial bias is very common. A variety of professionals in the media say that they are bias when it comes to censoring in the media. John Langley, creator and producer of the TV show COPS bragged to conservative columnist Ben Shapiro that he censors black crime. Langley states “What irritates me sometime is critics still watch something and say ‘Oh look they misrepresent people of color.’ That’s absolutely not true. I show more white people than statistically what the truth is in terms of street crime.
Police Abuse and Corruption Sheena Western Governors University Issues in Behavioral Science BLT1 March 24, 2014 Social Problem Police corruption seems to be becoming more of a problem or at the very least more prevalent in the news. It seems as though we read or hear about police misconduct on a weekly basis from police officers accepting bribes for personal gain to more the extreme cases of officers abusing their power in their personal lives. In reviewing articles from the last six months of a local newspaper there were several attention-grabbing stories showing examples of police corruption. One news article described an incidence where 3 officers helped a local drug dealer sell drugs illegally and receiving a