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 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.
They say that rumors spread through town in the time it takes for the truth to our on its jacket. In today’s society the damaged will often prey on the strong, confident and successful in an effort to level the playing field. Add illicit narcotics into the mix and you have bullies who can become so egotistical they will believe their own lies. Often thought of as something that only effects youth, bullying has become something that can happen to anyone at any time. In recent times there have been reports of people being bullied so bad, they have taken their own lives to escape from the constant torment.
you greaser!” In society’s view Los Angeles police department is thought to be bias against blacks, Mexicans, and Hispanics. They are known to beat civilians other than whites, after a crime, and use the excuse they were resisting arrest. Many suits have been filed against the Los Angeles Police Department, Not many won. Los Angeles is a very racial area of our country. The gangs of L.A. kill each other everyday and run the streets.
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.
For instance, police officers would begin cracking down on smaller crimes such as kicking vendors out of unissued areas in the hopes that it would somehow eliminate drug sales or theft. Because of this theory, many people were getting in trouble by the law for things they previously did without thinking twice. I think that in short term, this theory can truly be beneficial because of its hands on action. However, in the long run, crime will happen no matter what because people will rebel due to the strictness of these officers. This theory has gotten much support, but because of its intensity it has also received some criticism.
The percentages of the people that are arrested in New Orleans are young African American Males. Now are all them all committing horrible crimes like murder? Well some are, but instead of these crooked cops trying to do undercover work they should be stopping the real problems. Many of New Orleans police officers are not in it for the safety of our city. There polices officers that arrested men with weed just to keep it and sell it back to another drug dealer so that they make money off of it.
N’Kia West April 22, 2014 English 1010 Professor Jones The Mind Behind the Crime There are many known serial killers out in this world, and of course, these serial killers are not favorited by people. Many people do not know exactly why they kill, though there are simple reasons, maybe because of their childhood, not getting the love and support that any child should get, or maybe because of a mental disorder. But what makes a serial killer conceive of such malicious acts and with disregards of morality and consequence? What drives someone to such drastic measures to go as far as killing another? Do they do it for pleasure and ease?
On August 9, 2014; Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager was shot and killed by Officer Darren Wilson. The shooting resulted in numerous acts of Civil Disobedience by the Ferguson and St. Louis Communities. Non-violent protesters blockaded highways and numerous city streets. The goal of the protesters was to pursue their call for racial equity and changes in policing. Many of the protests where interrupted by the abuse of force by the Ferguson Police Department; just like the protests during the Civil Rights Movement, corrupt officials abuse their authority and violate constitutional rights.