Include any important potential economic, social, or political pressures, and exclude inconsequential facts. | Law enforcement officials have the responsibility to determine if the offense is grave enough that it requires apprehension of the offender based on probable cause. In this case however, the individual was driving under the influence so he is risking the lives of those around him and the he is also putting his own life in danger. He is also breaking the law, morally and ethically, the individual should immediately go to jail but there must be a trial first. The officers must have enough probable cause or sufficient evidence to validate the arrest of the offender.
Offences under this Act overwhelmingly involve the general public, and even when the same drug and a similar offence are involved, penalties are far tougher. Drugs subject to this Act are known as 'controlled' drugs. The law defines a series of offences, including unlawful supply, intent to supply, import or export (all these are collectively known as 'trafficking' offences), and unlawful production. The main difference from the Medicines Act is that the Misuse of Drugs Act also prohibits unlawful possession. To enforce this law the police have the special powers to stop, detain and search people on 'reasonable suspicion' that they are in possession of a controlled drug.
Racial Profiling is when a single group or race is singled out and watched closely because the police feel that they are more likely to commit crimes. The example that is most common is “driving while black”. This means that black people are pulled over and searched more often then others. Racial Profiling is currently illegal but it still happens. Racial Profiling is a violation of the people’s civil rights.
Every conflict has its significant implications on administrative and departmental officer procedures. The mainly problem that always occurring is the physical brutality, which the main goal is to get the police department to enforce and adopt a written policy. However, polices limiting actions will bring most of debate especially from the police officers themselves. “Many feel that their firepower is already too weak to battle the weapons criminals have on the streets, and limiting their legality of gun use will not only endanger them, but the innocent bystanders who must endure the hierarchy gun power creates in the benefit of criminals.” (Bouza, Anthony. 1990) It’s necessary to ask help from the superior officers so that a tolerance of brutality will not establish.
Probable Cause and Reasonable Suspicion After taking a look at all the information in the situation the stopping of the Honda Civic in where Mr. Tierney was driving, Officer Melbourne clearly had the right amount of reasonable suspicion that is required in order to perform a traffic stop by the book. The multiple violations that brought about the traffic stop include the following: • A huge crack in the cars windshield • A headlight that was not functioning properly • Expired tags • Vehicle was traveling well bellow the speed limit All of these traffic violations protected Officer Melbourne’s decision to conduct a traffic stop due to the vehicle having multiple code violations. As far as probable cause goes, Officer Melbourne only learned of the warrant that was out for Mr. Tierney’s arrest during the traffic stop that he was performing and because he had a warrant out for him, the officer had probable cause to put Mr. Tierney into states custody. However, while the officer was in the process of placing Mr. Tierney under arrest, he fled. The action of fleeing only gave more stabilization to the officer’s original decision, having enough probable cause to place the man under arrest.
RED-LIGHT THE RED-LIGHT CAMERA The newest wave in crime fighting is the red light camera. These red light cameras have the potential for good, but as of now they are causing more harm than good. One problem is that the cameras are impartial. The cameras are also a liability because they are costing the city more in litigation than the tickets from the lights are bringing in, and while the cameras are preventing accidents they are also causing accidents also. Like every other type of authority it has the need to be regulated.
Included in those rights is the Fourth Amendment, which guards us from illegal search and seizure. Even though many believe changes in the Fourth Amendment are needed to catch criminals, terrorists, and keep society safe, Americans Fourth Amendment protection from illegal search and seizure is constantly being challenged by law enforcement as courts continue to define the scope and limitations that law enforcement has when contemplating probable cause and its ability to allow warrantless search of person and vehicle. Do these challenges change these
The obvious examples in the past were when police officers have a power to arrest with ‘sus’ laws, under the 1824 Vagrancy Act (s4 and s6). Many people saw and ethnic minorities felt the abuse of this practice. Police officer stop and search and arrest people based on ‘intent to commit an arrestable offence’ for people grouping in public area. Hunte (1966: 12) mentioned ‘nigger hunting’ activity by junior police officer. Due to this problem, Scarman Report suggested to reform ‘recruitment and training’ because of racism in young police officers.
A lot of people have died because of police officers and the reasons are clear, it is due to criminal activities they have undertaken and then refuse arrest which later causes a spark to ignite between the authorities and the civilians. Other times it is proved that police men just take advantage of their rights and brutally use force against citizens. Are police officers considered fair or brutal towards people? No one can deny that police officers have abused of their authority specially in big cities. Amadou
Whether one turns on the television, reads the newspaper, or notices a park bench, ethnic minorities are the prime focus of crime related ads. Ethnic Minorities are played off as the villain. These ads vilify ethnic minorities and help promote racial inequality in today’s ever increasing media circle. "Racial Profiling" refers to the discriminatory practice by law enforcement officials of targeting individuals for suspicion of crime based on the individual's race, ethnicity, religion or national origin, as defined by the American Civil Liberties Union. Racial profiling is only continued by the racial stereotypes that are portrayed in the media today.