Although, some laws are brutal, they are necessary to keep order in the community and crime at a low. An example to represent a fair law in the code of Hammurabi is, “If he has broken the limb of a patrician, his limb shall be broken.” To put the quote in simpler terms, it states, “If you break a man’s limb he’ll break yours.” This is a fairly honorable law. If a person breaks someone’s arm they should expect a consequence and this is not exceptionally crude. A law such as this one is created to keep balance, peace, and reduce violence. Even though this may seem strict to some; the victim who endured the limb breaking would have to disagree.
Sitz has to do with the police having the right to have checkpoints to catch people drinking and driving. The court reasoned that checkpoints are designed to eliminate immediate hazards posed by intoxicated drivers. This ruling may not seem substantially important to policing at first glance, but I feel keeping the public safe is a top priority for the police. These checkpoints enable the police to temporarily detain people who are, at that moment, a very serious threat to the public. The checkpoints have probably saved thousands of lives and this would not be possible if the police could only check for intoxication after someone has violated the law.
Others may think the exclusionary rule should not be used to enforce the Fourth Amendment. They feel at times it is necessary for the exclusionary rule to not be used. I can understand their position because they are looking at putting the accused defendant behind bars and make sure they are punished to the fullest. At times without the exclusionary rule, the case in court can succeed and get the result the prosecution and maybe even what the public want. Sometimes people feel the defendant has too many rights and has more benefits, which could help them get away with criminal activity.
In America, standard laws are usually common sense. Some examples are: no committing murder, no stealing, and unlawful drug possession. Even though many of those might be tempting and easy to break, I below that those laws are fair. Many, if not most, laws are meant to keep people controlled and safe. However, in Nightjohn, it was illegal for African Americans to be able to read or write.
A criminal or potential criminal will not volunteer this information willingly. This also falls into a civil matter where one does not have to provide personal information because it is a violation of one’s privacy, according to the Constitution. The chances of an identifier being incorrect are almost zero because each person has a distinct value or trait, making it hard to deny. Finger- printing and hand scans are accurate and distinct and require very little computer space this also provides access for many law enforcement officers to deal with unresolved case. Retina or iris scans are high in accuracy for identifying a person but is not commonly used among identifying criminals.
As United States citizens, we generally want to show that we believe in equality and don’t judge by race. However, there are still people in the United States that segregate, discriminate, and completely hate people who aren’t their own race. But, there are cases where racial profiling has been correct, and help apprehend a criminal. In any case, my opinion is that racial profiling is O.K to an extent. I believe that people should be treated equally so in that case, we shouldn’t be afraid to judge certain people like crime suspects because of color, and that we shouldn’t defend people because of color too.
One method they use is an affirmative action policy. Implementing such policy in a state will help reduce the problem in a wide view; however, within the society, people will always suffer racism in small matters. This means people will be declined social issues at the community level, despite the implementation of the policy at the national level. Likewise, many people support the use of ethics in controlling racism and yet they do not consider the practice at the community level. Racism starts at the ground level, limiting people from benefiting from the social benefits.
It's not going to happen. But the Code is well known by all – from the chief on down. It allows some cops to operate unethically, even criminally, and it prevents good cops from stopping them.” (Quinn, 2005) Quinn claims that the code is the predominant motivator behind police behavior. Quinn also claims that there is a component of self-preservation in police using the code. It may allow them to forget some of the more horrific scenes they have experienced.
At the same time Gates could have tried to understand Crowley’s view of the situation and could have spoken respectfully to Crowley. The reports cites research that shows people’s feelings about a police encounter depend significantly on whether they feel the officer displays respect and courtesy. I feel people of color tend to over exaggerate and most of the time play the racist card. I do feel sorry for officer’s that do play by the book and still gets the short end of the stick. Communication is supposed to be the key with dealing with people so they do not misunderstand you, but then again it is hard to deal with people who are so strong
Therefore, many people try to avoid talking about such controversial subjects. When living in a country comprised of a variety of races, one might think that acceptance and the freedom to live free of discrimination, especially by law enforcement officials, should be automatically granted, for a society of different individuals allows the realization that a specific race is not the only one inhabiting this world and that other races are here for the same reason. And yet this is not the case with the majority of the population today. Even though black people tend to be less educated and are lower income, the judicial system is racial profiling because white people commit the same amount of crimes as blacks but more blacks are in prison than whites. In 2010, the Bureau of Justice Statistics found that “in the United States an estimated 558,700 African American adults were incarcerated under the state and federal jurisdiction.