Racism is a huge example. Members of racial minorities bear the brunt of police brutality and excessive force in many parts of the U.S....Reported abuses include racist language, harassment, ill-treatment, unjustified stops and searches, unjustified shootings and false arrests (Randall). African Americans are the ones who usually end up being harassed by cops. “In bigger towns, blacks are more likely to commit violent acts, police officers concerned with self preservation are more likely to use violence when dealing with them” (Kester police
Strain theory is as sociologic theory that tries to explain why people commit crimes. It explains the likely hood of delinquency in two parts one is the addition of strain in a persons life and the second portion is the persons coping mechanisms to combat the strain that they experience. Another large part of strain theory explains how people measure the positive and negative things that will happen whenever they commit any crime or delinquent act. We know that juveniles are involved in more crime than adults and we can also use strain theory to help explain why this is happening. Being a juvenile comes with many different strains that most adults do not have to face as well as having far less consequence in many cases is they do something wrong or make a mistake.
Rikseim and Cherman make a note about police officers and state "arrest is the only area of police behavior that has generated a substantial number of findings on the influence of community-level variables"("Police: police officer," 1997). In poverty stricken areas with minorities teenagers are more likely to join gangs. In places such as Compton with a more African American community there is an increased amount of crime activity and gang violence hence a much more substantial amount of patrolling done by police officers. Other cultural differences can be found through out other “rough” areas in places Chinatown have gangs like “Black Dragon”. In Harlem, an increased amount of crime activity occurs due to the involvement of gangs such as “Bloods” and “Crips”.
He is the bully. His motivation was to get a gun. Conflict The conflict is when Tyray gets into a fight with Darrell and Darrell breaks his arm. Discussiooon of themes He lost respect from all the kids in Bluford high so to get it back he thought getting a gun was a good idea. He got a gun and one night he waited for Darrell to come riding down the road on a bike and he tackled him..
This documentary uses a range of generic conventions to position the audience to see Sam as a rebellious, mean teenager. This reinforces the traditional representations of contemporary society. The opening scene of ‘Educating Essex’ reinforces the traditional ways of thinking about teenagers through the generic conventions of a documentary. The opening scene has loud rock music which is the type of music associated with rebellious teenagers. The selective footage helps to show the bad behavior of all the kids picking fights, disobeying teachers, punching walls and not behaving.
For example, police brutality. One of the main complaints of police brutality is excessive force. Often officers do no know how to distinguish aggressive, necessary force from excessive force. “The Phoenix Police Department is now dealing with accusations that officers stepped out of line and beat up an innocent man. The state’s attorney general is learning about the claims and offering up help in investigating the claims (Fox 10, 2013).” Often claims are brought up in regards to police brutality when an officer is defending his or herself.
In other word these videos are uses to make the police look like the bad guys. Most of the time what you see and hear about is a white police officer involved in a violent confrontation with an African-American or Hispanic male. When this happens calls for excessive force or race becomes an issue, especial when the suspect has been shot by police. The duty of police today is to serve and protect, to maintain order in society by enforcing the law. However this was not always the role of police in the United States.
Juveniles tried as adults In today's world crime has become a major factor in our society. Everywhere we look especially when we watch the news there’s always some type of crime going on. Some people here in the United States believe that no crime should go unpunished. There is a serious controversy with the United States courtroom if a juvenile which means they are younger than 18 years old should be tried as adults for committing crimes. Juveniles need to be tried as adults for committing heinous crimes such as vandalism, arson, burglary or robbery, rape, aggravated assault, attempted murder, and murder.
In another case occurring at Santa High School in Santee, California in 2001. A group of children who’s parents were officers, grabbed their parents guns out of their cars in order to halt a shooting until the police on duty showed up. My opinion on gun availability to children/young adults for purposes other than what guns are intended; hunting, police,etc., is that when they have a disagreement with another party, their anger may entice them to grab a gun and shoot. Now these kids are on the other end of the law, criminals instead of law abiding citizens. No person except for the military should be allowed machine guns.
Police will be spending too much time tracking down teenagers past curfew instead of real criminals. In conclusion, curfew laws violate basic constitutional rights of teenagers. This is discrimination because it punishes teenagers just for being young. It also takes away a family’s responsibility for their own children. Are your children