How is that protecting, and serving the community? In recent events involving the Michael Brown shooting which went viral is a prime example of communitie(s) not having any trust in law enforcement officials due to racial profiling and other reasons as to which I will not state now. With this case study, I feel that officer smith racial profiled this individual and I will explain why. “Did Officer Smith’s thoughts about “those people” influence her decision-making during this stop?” Although I believe officer Smith is a racist I do not believe that her thoughts about “those people” influence her decision making during the stop. The reason why I believe this is because in the case study it says, “as Officer Smith walks to the driver-side of the vehicle, she remembers that a car fitting this general description was the suspected car in a recent road side killing of a fellow police officer.” Officer Brown in my opinion did everything
Wouldn’t you be angry if an officer pulled you over just because of your race? I would be too, this is what racial profiling is. Even though it is not much talked about in the news, it is a big issue in today’s society. This is not much an issue in the white areas but a well-known issue in black communities. For more than half of this century, it was police that enforced the Jim Crow laws in this country, but discrimination is still an issue even after the Civil Rights Movement.
To what extent was the federal Government responsible for improving the status of black people in the United States in the years 1945-1964? After the war attitudes towards racial equality had greatly changed, there were many reasons for this ultimately inevitable change. One of the largest was the hypocrisy of fighting for freedom against a Fascist country then returning home and being treated as second class citizens, despite the fact that the fourteen amendment says that all persons born in the U.S are American citizens. Another thing that led the change was the way ally countries such as Britain treated their black citizens with a lot more respect in comparison. This idea that they were dying for an ideological dream of freedom that wasn’t even extended to their homes began the attitudes of people to change and when the attitudes of people change the government has to mould to keep the people appeased.
These two killings took place in the black community by armed white men. Surveys were taken about raising the issue of race, confidence in investigations, and the interest of the stories. Yes, whites and blacks view these situations completely different, but an increase of empathy arose in the white community in the surveys during the past year. We should stop believing race divides us more than we think and realize that we are changing little by little as a nation. Personally, it took me a couple of times reading this article to fully grasp the concept.
The author jerry Oliver and Phuong Ly made a very logic points most times when blacks and Hispanic stopped by a cop they feel like the cops is being racist because they receive different treatment from the whites example some argue black drivers were stopped at a disproportionate number of traffic stop of minorities drivers is in itself evidence of racial profiling. Other would argue that it isn’t true that police are
Police Brutality Today across the nation racism and police brutality go hand in hand, unfortunately today police brutality is major concern in the United States. Unfortunately when one usually thinks about the subject topic, the biggest incident that comes to mind is the Rodney King trial. The date of Rodney King police brutality incident occurred on March 3, 1991 in the state of California. King, who is African American, was involved in a high speed chase with four Caucasian police officers from the L.A.P.D., once King was eventually pulled over he was approached by four officers; who were by the officers; Stacey C. Koon, Laurence M. Powell, Timothy E. Wind, and Theodore J. Briseno. These four officers kicked King and hit him with their batons more than fifty times while he struggled on the ground.
A lot of police officer in the racial profiling like the KKK was going on in the past as is with the present time. Being a police officer doesn’t sound very easy to be they accused of too much like beating the opposite race or sex. Like the beating of Rodney King in L.A. that happen on March 3, 1991 there were 17 officers standing by watching the beating without helping Rodney King at all. This whole thing started because Rodney didn’t stop on a traffic stop so it
For the vast majority of these individuals, there will be no bail and dream teams to defend them. Being poor can be a defining issue in whether these people will receive the same treatment as their white or rich counterparts. Gender: In viewing many arrests in my lifetime, there seemed to be an overwhelming silent principle to arrest the ‘man’ rather than the women in abuse cases. Females are believed to not be the aggressor in the relationship, which simply isn’t the case in many instances. A spokesman for the SAVE foundation, Carl Starling, states, “Predominant aggressor laws pressure police officers to arrest the man regardless of who called the police or what person instigated the abuse," according to SAVE spokesman Carl Starling.
Through the years of the American history, thousands of people has been murdered or tortured, but it starts to get interesting when these crimes are more concentrated in minorities. To this, the national media started calling it hate crimes, because racism was emerging. Others couldn’t attribute another name that it wouldn’t be crime. Several years passed and the United States legislation decided to give equal rights to everyone so these problems wouldn’t repeat anymore. The news bombarded the public even more with many attacks from the majorities to the minorities.
Because Martin was black and Zimmerman has a white father and Hispanic mother, the case has become a racial flashpoint that has civil rights leaders and others leading a series of protests in Sanford and around the country. These protests grew bigger and bigger everyday because many people believe that Zimmerman should be punished for the crime he committed. Zimmerman said he shot Martin in self-defense and has not been arrested. (Alvarez, NYT, 2013) At the trial, the fight between Mr. Martin and Mr. Zimmerman that preceded the shooting produced a muddle of testimony and grist for reasonable doubt. It remained unclear who had thrown the first punch and at what point Mr. Zimmerman drew his gun.