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).
We have seen how three or four police officers beat up a defenseless civilian using their baton (police stick), also how they mistreat a woman or a teenager. The media has played a key role in demonstrating the abuse of force used by the police. This has created fear in many civilians and also a bad perception about the police department. According to the penal law guidelines (sec.35.10), the police have justification for the use of force
There will always be racial tension within the court system as long as society keeps it in existence. One way to stop this is by educating our police, and any other person involved in the criminal justice career. So many times a person is judged because of the race or ethnicity they belong to. An example of this would be 9/11. Islamic people were looked at as terrorists by many people because of the attacks that happened that day.
Above the Law Police officers are given the authority to uphold the law and to maintain peace. They risk their lives every day and will have to use the rules of engagement to determine the threat level of violence towards them or society. They are able to use excessive force towards people who are violent and unable to comply. But in some scenarios, officers who think they’re above the law, abuse this rule and that’s when police brutality take place. Officers use brutality for the wrong reasons such as being racist or discriminating the individual.
Police brutality in the United States Police officers are supposed to protect us from criminals danger; federal agents are supposed to protect us from terrorist attacks, and CIA agents are supposed to collect and evaluate information about our enemies. All of these law enforcement officers work together to provide us with the ultimate protection, but this decent purpose changed to become a terrifying nightmare for citizens in the United States. The sad truth about the policing system in the states is that many law enforcement officers use excessive force on powerless individuals or groups such as minorities, the young, and the poor in order to complete their jobs. Police brutality is one of several forms of police misconduct; in fact, it is now one of the US government’s biggest concerns because it violates human rights. So what does it mean?
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 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.
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.
Criminal Justice Ethics 1 Criminal Justice Ethics Delono Walker Devry University August 8, 2013 Criminal Justice Ethics 2 Making choices as a police officer can be difficult and as an officer if you had a problem with your partner who would you tell. Police officers have a brotherhood that allows them to spare each other. Officers also have human resource agents that work from within their organization to remove those who are not fit. The newspaper is the voice of the people and will allows the civilians that officers swore to protect to decide. Making choices as a police officer can be difficult and as an officer if you had a problem with your partner who would you tell.
Computer/Career Essentials Controversy in Racial Profiling There are many controversial issues occurring in the world at the moment. One of the largest issues is racial profiling. There have been several accounts in history involving innocent people being prosecuted due to race. However, there are also people who have been stopped from causing havoc by this strange form of paranoia. Hate crimes are something that has been occurring since old times in forms of things such as slavery, and to an even more extreme extent, The Holocaust.