Not every crime should be subject to double jeopardy. Robbery, traffic offenses, divorce suits, and minor assault cases should remain protected from double jeopardy. Only the crimes where society is at a serious risk, and new and compelling evidence is brought to light for those serious crimes, should there be a retrial of an acquitted person. In 2006, there were new rules on double jeopardy that were put into force which scored a first conviction. ( Economist) “Pressure for a change in the law came after an official inquiry into the murder in 1993 of Stephen Lawrence, a black London schoolboy, found that the principle of double jeopardy would cause “grave injustice to victims and the community” (Economist).
Richard Allen Davis, according to Tucker Carlson has “a monstrous personality (168)” and was apprehended for killing Polly Klass after being released multiple times. In both of these cases, and in many others, authorities were warned early that they were dealing with very dangerous predators. The “revolving door (Breig168)” is so quick that police know to question freshly paroled convicts once a new rape case occurs (Breig168). The social cost of letting career predators go every year is enormous. According to a recent study,
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.
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).
Sometimes parents are to blame, sometimes the neighborhood you live in is to blame, but more recently the derivative of gun violence is the gangs. In the fifties gang were produced to stop the whites from entering the blacks communities to terrorize them. The purpose of the gangs back then was to protect their neighborhood. Now with the gangs fighting for territory and respect it seems like they have become greedy and wanting more power, money and respect. These thing have been achieved through violence most of it through gun play.
Structured Inequality in the Justice System Brianna Fanello Chamberlain College of Nursing STRUCTURED INEQUALITY IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM Racial profiling has been used by law enforcement to stop, detain, question, search, and sometimes justify the use of excessive force against African Americans, Latinos, Arab Americans, Muslims, and other minority groups. According to the U.S. Justice Department, in 2003 about 10.4 percent of all African American men between ages 25-29 were incarcerated, as compared to 2.4 percent of Hispanic men and 1.2 percent of Non-Hispanic White men. This is evidence that higher poverty populations have more problems with the prison system. This paper will take an in-depth into these startling statistics. Furthermore, it will look how racial profiling is unnecessary in keeping Americans safe, as well as how racial profiling impacts our society as a whole, and solutions for the future.
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. On an opposite note, some criminals have been locked away because of the quick elimination of possible suspects in a case due to racial profiling. In recent news, there is a new immigration law in Arizona. This law states that any legal immigrant within the state must carry documents to identify their status. Governor Rick Perry thinks that laws like this can encourage unconstitutional racial profiling.
Stuart Hall argued in his writing of ‘Policing the Crisis (1978) where he dealt with the stereotypical image of a black youth that was presented by the media with their uneven amount of attention which they paid to certain varieties of crime. The media however tend to radicalise, dramatic and decontextualised crime, such as presenting the riots in the 1980’s as tremendously ‘black riots’ (Campbell, 1993; Gilroy, 1987), not to reject the major involvement of young blacks being the offenders of certain crimes, and not labelling the criminalisation (Keith 1993). Such as the vast array of evidence that the victims of crime are committed by black offenders which are usually living in the same area (Burney, 1990). This should not be seen as ‘black on black crime’ as the media mostly describes it to be but should be seen as neighbour on neighbour, youth on youth and poor on poor. Youth crime is normally seen as something they usually will get bored of and grow out of where they normally stop as they grow up and eventually starts to build a family of their own and settling down.
If we are to believe popular social media both the riots of 1981 and 2011 were the result of a race war between select ethnic groups and the police, that has been happening in England for the past 30 years. But how do we know this to be true? We have to look past these excuses and look deeper into the problem. Do certain groups of the population blame those in authority of being racist and having heavy handed tactics because police are targeting them because of their race or is it because they have committed/or suspected of committing a crime in the first place. But what truly is the police’s role in such matters to the main populous, by the doctrine it is to serve and protect, and to provide safety for the community from those who are
Blacks are four times more likely than whites to say they have been unfairly stopped by police, and twice as likely to say they have been insulted, threatened, or attacked because of their skin color. In the short essay written by Brent Staples, “Black Men Public Space”, we see how Brent being an educated black man is often stereotyped as a thug or a mugger by people who are not of his race. Many people judge by the color of other people’s skin or appearance. While Brent takes his usual daily stroll, he writes about how people lock their car doors or cross the street before they come close to him. Brent also writes about another example of stereotyping which concludes in racism; “Women are particularly vulnerable to street violence, and young black males are drastically overrepresented among the perpetrators of such violence”