I. Introduction In recent years and in light of recent tragedies, police actions, specifically police brutality, has come into view of a large, public and rather critical eye. The power to take life rests in the final stage of the criminal justice system. However, the controversy lies where due process does
The Michale Brown shooting has forever changed policing in the United States much like the Rodney King beating by the LAPD in 1991. History will show that the death of Michael Brown will prove to have longer and more dramatic influence on how law enforcement officers do their job than the Rodney King incident. The reasons for this are many, to mention a few, society has become more sensitive and less tolerant of police misconduct weather the misconduct is real or perceived. The public is also better informed because of the speed that the modern news media, and social media, are able to disseminate pictures, video and other information. Facebook has probably had a greater affect on the way law enforcement agencies operate that any high profile
21st Century Policing -1 Lt. Robert Boney/SLMPD The nation was jarred by events that occurred in 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri; Staten Island, New York; Cleveland, Ohio; and in 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. These events which followed officer-involved incidents in these American cities and around the nation exposed deep divides between communities and their police departments. As the discord reached a fever pitch, law enforcement agencies nationwide began the process of self-evaluation, reflecting on policies and practices and implementing innovative strategies to better engender community policing principles, build trust, and allay fear.
There is a war going on with police brutality. There’s always something new whether it’s abuse, homicides, or injustice in our community. Society has a huge issue with police officers because many are not pleading guilty for the murders of African Americans. Ever since the Trayvon Martin case, black culture created a bigger feud with police. We live in a world where our “heroes” are becoming villains in our country. The injustice for these particular cases are so common that the community and help from the president of the United States is not enough. During the Mike Brown case, Barack Obama walked in the march in Ferguson with the Black Panthers for the protest. Even if you have the whole community and the president on your back the white man still wins.
In the past year, the whole world has had its attention drawn to domestic conflicts between white police officers and black civilians. Since the invention of the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag in 2013, there have been over 50 million posts on Twitter alone under the hashtag. The recent incidents, largely prompted by the shootings of Mike Brown, Trayvon Martin, and the murder of Eric Garner by white officers, has brought both the topics of racism and the militarization of the police into public discourse. Arguably, however, it is the treatment of these cases in court, and the non-indictments of Darren Wilson and Daniel Pantaleo in their respective grand jury proceedings, that have ignited protests and riots from many across the nation who insist
Recent incidents of police brutality have brought up critical discussions on policing and law enforcement across the country. The nation seems to have come into a consensus about police reforms, and find an alternative way to fight crimes while assuring the safety of the public . At a time where
Upon examining former FBI Director James Comey’s 2015 speech and question and answer session which focused on law enforcement and race relations, many points were made to what got us to this point and possible remedies moving forward. Comey mentioned areas of debates which includes law enforcement’s relationship with communities, appropriate use of force, and the real and perceived biases within and outside of law enforcement. Several points were made during the speech and question and answer session which included data driven intelligence, understanding racial bias, cynicism, unjust laws, militarizing the police, and the impact of the media. Of the many points made by Comey, the two points that I found most important and compelling were
Calvin Ru Mr. Daniel Roubian English II H Per. 3 2 February 2015 Discrimination Research Paper: Law Enforcement Throughout the country, law enforcement serves to protect the nation and its people. However, throughout the past years, many disturbing cases come up and people question the true authority and power of those who call themselves protectors of justice. Within the past 30 years, four major events have caught the media’s eye: L.A. Riots, the Trayvon Martin case, and recently, the Michael Brown shooting case and the Eric Garner chokehold case.
Khadija Dosani Group 3 Project # 2 Introduction A story of a young African American male being shot and killed by a white police officer recently launched a nation-wide debate on the rift between communities and their local law enforcement. Although a small town, Ferguson has been under the national microscope. From individuals sharing their opinion on various social media platforms to personal involvement from the federal government, this case has redefined the mindset with which citizens view all police officers. The case of Michael Brown brought to light the dire need for transparency and accountability with police departments throughout the United States.
With the overwhelming recent media coverage of unarmed individuals being killed by police officers, it has now brought national attention to the seriousness of these events that should be addressed. One of the most notable event that caught the attention of the media and the public was the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. He was an unarmored black male that was shot and killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. This was not the first or the last time an unarmed person was killed by a law enforcement officer, it was an event that appeared to have caused citizens to start scrutinizing police department’s use of deadly force policy more in depth; especially the black community. According to “The Counted”, a database created by the Guardian that count the number of people killed by police and other law enforcement agencies in the United States; 190 unarmed individual were killed by law enforcement officer as of October 2015; 178 were male, 62 were Black, 28 were Hispanic, 76 were White, and 9 classified as other or unknown (guardian.com, 2015). Although the fact that the majority of the unarmed killing by police officers involved the death of White individuals, we have to keep in mind that Whites make up the majority of the U.S. population and that the number of minorities killed by police officers outnumbered their White counterparts, with the majority being Black individuals. While individuals should comply with the police, there is a need for better police and
During his second term of Presidency, Barack Obama signed an Executive Order creating the Task Force on 21st Century Policing. The Force was created to note which practices worked and which ones did not. They also made recommendations to help develop trust and reduce the scale of crime. President Obama created this Task Force when it became clear that a distrust had formed between the People and Police Officers and the crime rate had spiked. This distrust has always been a problem for Law Enforcement Agencies. However, the distrust and crime against Police Officers grew dramatically following the Ferguson shooting of Michael Brown. Some believe that the Ferguson Effect is a myth though it is clear that this is one of the causes of Officers De-policing certain areas because they fear for the worst. President Obama hoped that by creating the Task Force on 21st Century Policing it would help rebuild the trust that was lost and establish a good relationship between the community and Police Officers. Throughout The Final Report many recommendations were suggested to help Law Enforcement. After reading over the recommendations it has become obvious that some of the suggestions will not work and possibly could
As I sit down Dr. White made me feel comfortable he begin going over the rules and let me know anything that is said in that room would stay between him as the therapist and me as the client and then asks me to sign this paper which is called a confidentiality the letter also stated that the only way that Dr. White would be able to say anything without my consent that happen in the room is if I was trying to cause harm to myself or others. Dr. White then being to asks me a lot of questions about myself my family and my health issues. Some of the questions that were asked I feel that like I could of been more open on but I decided not to say too much. Dr. White was nice and understanding person to talk to he didn’t try to make me say more or
The United States federal government is demanding a reform of police in the country. Everyone in this country needs answers quickly before the violence continues. What is the government doing to speed the process in the reform? “In December 2014, Presdient Obama proposed $263 million in federal funding
Office Memo regarding the appearance of the building: To All employees: As you all know the company is under new management and we are trying to broaden our visions as well as show that we as a company are more diverse. Our new public relations officer has decided to acquire some paintings that will show a deeper side of the company.
• Our directors, officers, and particular shareholders o Salaries o Benefits o Any transactions between the company and the people listed above • Our operations • Financial condition of the business o As we show the public what has happened, what we are doing to fix it, and why it will never happen again, they will begin to trust the company again. As long as the public perceives the communications as truthful and sincere, we can begin to repair the damage that was done to the company’s reputation (Rentz, Flately, & Lentz, 2011) .