This would typically include interviewing potential witnesses, determining what happened, and putting the pieces together. On an incident such as the Michael Brown slaying in St. Louis, witnesses couldn’t be taken as seriously as usual simply because of the uproar within the community. Any witness would automatically determine fault to be on the police officer. Investigators may read between the lines, though, often determining what truth is and what lies are. When video released of the Rodney King beating, South Central Los Angeles was
Desmond LeSure Professor Bolton ENGL 1020 19 April 2012 “Is the Three-Strikes Law fair and ethical?” There are individuals who were known as habitual criminals who constantly repeated the cycle of committing a crime, getting arrested, and eventually getting released. In 1993, Americans noticed that this was very costly to the public because the process of arresting and trying these criminals was expensive. American tax payers were beginning to become concerned with this issue and wanted something to be done about habitual offenders. Society is pushing the issue that it was more logical to keep repeat criminals in jail and not release them to commit more crimes. Politicians listened to society and executed a law that would put an end to
To start off the Sean Bell case was an example of Police brutality. Police Brutality is one of the most serious issues of human violation that is unaddressed because of the cover up by fellow police officers during internal investigations. There are many instances when police officers engage in the activities of rough physical behaviors such as shooting, beating, torture and other unnecessary brutal acts among citizens which often result in injury or sometimes even death. Suspects of a crime, the victims, as well as their families, who are seeking justice, are usually disregarded. Usually if not always the people who deserve to be held accountable by the brutal violation of human rights getaway from the due punishment and continue to do their foul crimes (Collins 1).
Once a law enforcement agency has established that a crime has been committed, a suspect must be identified and apprehended for the case to proceed through the system. Sometimes, a suspect is apprehended at the scene; however, identification of a suspect sometimes requires an extensive investigation. Often, no one is identified or apprehended. In some instances, a suspect is arrested and later the police determine that no crime was committed and the suspect is released. (Bureau of Justice Statistics) If the justice system fails then any crime can be committed such as rape, burglary, murder, driving under the influence, etc.
The Effects of Felony Convictions RaShawnda Anderson Kaplan University The Effects of Felony Convictions The effects of felony convictions are a very hot topic in America. This is because there are many Americans that commit crimes and are punished yet still deal with the effects for years to come. Felons are a part of society and should be treated as such especially if they are reformed. A person can commit a crime that results in a felony and twenty years later still suffer the harsh reality of certain privileges being taken away. Yes, an individual should be punished for their crimes but the effects of a felony conviction should not include or affect that person’s right to vote, finding employment, or the pursuance of a higher education.
For example if I were and officer and I was to go beyond a certain point and abuse either a suspect or a criminal and get away with it because my partner believes in the "Blue wall of Silence" and doenst report me. I absolutely do not agree wtih act what so ever. b) Is the infamous “Blue Wall” the result of an “us against them” mentality among police officers? Why or why not? - Yes its like all of the officers have to stick together as a unit to protect the community and some officers just abuse the
Based on the facts; believing in “an eye for and eye” is not such a bad thing so long as the justice system follows suit. The time should match the crime equally. There are innocent bystanders caught up in the terror of crime every day and to their horror, end up watching hardened criminals walk the streets because of courts that wanted to lighten the punishment due to a first offence. It is no wonder; people take matters into their own hands. This is not justice and something needs to be done to correct the current situation our justice system is in.
They pushed the blame onto the victim and created a problem for someone else. Both scenarios had the officer proved guilty but the damage was already done and the victims had to deal with the officers responsibility. This was a bad decision for the officers because it meant that someone else was blamed for their crime but also they ended up responsible for it anyways. The Power Of One is a very realistic book. It had scenes that are relatable to events that continue to happen very often around the world.
Courts exist only to prosecute the criminals to the full extent of the law. One can be sentenced to jail time, pay a fines, probation and even humiliation in front of the public eye. These types of sentences are used to teach the criminal a lesson and to show them that committing any type of crime is against the law. Everyone must obey the criminal laws. That is why they were put into effect, because anyone that doesn’t obey them is punished to the full extent of the law.
Some of the tactics they employ include starvation, beatings, rape, and gang rape. Also, the traffickers are not the only ones to perpetrate violence. Reading ahead, I noticed we will be learning about Power and Social Justice and this subject fits in perfectly because there is no answer to why people hurt one another. Our previous assignments focused on issues in society such as the one in Enrique’s Journey and Loaves and Fishes and George Orwell’s 1984. Most humans have fear in speaking against something that is unjust and a violation of our dignity because it gives power to the higher authority to control.