It is no surprise that recently there has been controversy on the issue of police force. So many people have been taken from their families over something that could have been prevented without taking it as far as killing. From Michael Brown to Walter Scott it just doesn’t stop. Thankfully, for some of these incidents a witness has caught Officers using excessive force. But others, you just get to hear the Officers side of the story since the other person isn’t alive to tell their side to what happened. Which is definitely not enough. There needs to be a legitimate system where we can see everything that happens start to finish when excessive force is the case. Organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) are demanding for
Officers have specific training regarding use of force, for this purpose officer’s continuums were developed in the year 1960s. These continuums are based upon the resistance faced by the police officer and the amount of force that can be justified at that particular time. It can be said that he use of force should behave in a linear manner that means the rise should occur from the negligible resistance to increased aggression (Hess, 2009). Law enforcement agencies almost, at all places give policies according to which a police officer can utilize force by
On the above date and time, I, Officer Marion, was dispatched to 100 Shasteen Street for a domestic assault that had already occurred. The complaint, Cherlyn Trussell, told dispatch that her husband, Mr. Charles Trussell, had assaulted. She told communication that Mr. Trussell cocked a firearm, and then shoved her in the closet. Ms. Trussell meet Deputy Machuta at the police department, to explain what had happened. She stated that her and Mr. Trussell got into an argument, during the argument, he went and grabbed his firearm and cocked it, making a bullet fall out, and pushed her in the closet. In fear for her life Ms. Trussell yelled she was going to call the police making Mr. Trussell retreat. Ms. Trussell was able to record the altercation on her phone, and you can hear the arguing as well as the
Hickman’s findings are important because it gives a better understanding of the trends involving use-of-force situations. It gave a better understanding of single use of force incidents, as well as a better overall understanding of all the incidents. This study shows the reliability of the force factor and can potentially help to improve the way the public view police behavior. It can also help to better the relationship between law enforcement and
There were times where, you would sit and pounder whether the United States is truly called the home of the free and the land of brave along with being known as the motherland of great opportunities and equality. With Great Civil Right Movements and Great Activist such as, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Ella Baker, and many more. You would think and assume that the nation would be at peace. Yet there are wreathing of broken hearts, shedding of blood of bloodless crimes, and unfair laws. Like, the stand your ground laws, whereas the civilian that possesses the firearm can choose the option to retreat or using that weapon he/she is registered to, as self-defense. Recently, cause of that law an unarmed black teen was killed by an officer in training
What are “Stand your ground” laws? This is accurate in the United States; there are current states with different options on “stands your ground” laws; and the different perspectives on how it’s viewed, why it’s a law and why it’s proficient to have. Stand your ground laws states that, a person may use deadly force in defense without the duty to retreat, when faced with a reasonable perceived threat. Retreat is when a person doesn’t back down, doesn’t run away, or try to defeat the enemy. Only under certain circumstances that deadly force is used; is readily capable of causing death or serious physical injury. “Stand your ground laws” have taken different directions in certain areas, but isn’t a law in others. In this
Hundreds of African American men and women are killed by police almost each and every year across the United States. No one really knows the exact number of deaths occurs by the police because” the United States does not count how many lives are lost” (mapping…). The use of lethal force by police officers raises serious right concerns, the united states has a legal obligation to protect, provide security, and respect the right of freedom, of human in the society no matter their race rather if they are black, white, Hispanic. Their genders, whether they are males or females, sexual orientation, and religion. People should feel protected when they see a police officer driving around their neighborhood they should feel protected instead of feeling
The African American fight for civil rights has been a time-consuming conflict in the United States of America. More than 50 years after The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed, African Americans are still treated differently from their white peers. While some people believe that African American equality was solved with the election of Barack Obama as President of the United States of America, this is not correct. Ever since the election of President Barack Obama, unarmed African Americans are still being murdered by their American peers, causing the Black Lives Matter movement. The Black Lives Matter movement was formed after Trayvon Martin, a young black male, was murdered by George Zimmerman. While the 21st century is here, African American racial inequalities are still a major problem.
The title of my presentation for now is, “Moral Warrior”. I keep changing it, as I’ve gone through this process. First, I did the typical guy thing, and I did not read ahead. So, this whole time, I’ve been doing a research paper with multiple rewrites, scrapping the whole thing, and now a 99% done product that I didn’t need to do.
Martin Luther King once said, "One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws." Civil disobedience is a ritualistic violation of the law; it does not go against laws or the government as a whole. We, as Americans, have a constitutional right to peaceful protesting when it comes to things that we think are unjust. Peaceful resistance to laws positively impacts a free society because it allows an opportunity for change in unjust laws, sets a positive example for the future, and unifies people to act for a common cause.
“Oh, I know that you’ve never laid a finger on her, but it’s certainly not because of your chaste soul, not by a long shot. She wouldn’t let you. She still has you right where she wants you - drooling over her like one of Pavlov’s dogs, and then sending you home to me with an itch to scratch. You make me sick.”
When my history class was told the new NHD theme for this year's History Fair is Taking A Stand in History, I had already known what I wanted to focus on; The battle for women's rights, or the women who have helped. I did not know what I wanted to do at first, but I had remembered seeing a protest on abortions. I then searched abortions and feminism/feminist and what I had found was extremely interesting, yet I still did not know what I wanted to do. My teacher gave me suggestions, and one of the suggestions was Roe v. Wade. I looked up Roe v. Wade up having no idea what it was about, it is about a woman who wanted an abortion not only for the reasons of a mental illness or being endangered but for the reason of wanting an abortion and being her right.
Grab your crossbow and put on your garlic aftershave because it is time to hunt things that go bump in the night again. This time the opportunity to thin out the freaks comes courtesy of Hero Defense – Haunted Island from Happy Tuesday. The most powerful vampire in the world, Count Necrosis, is making a menace of himself and his brethren, so you must gather your merry team of slayers to take him down. While this sounds like the perfect setup for some good old fashioned role playing, Hero Defense is actually a tower defense title.
Stand up and take action. The people who truly make an impact in our world and society are people who do not let anything get in the way of their personal beliefs. Anyone can have a unique opinion; however, it takes someone with true courage and leadership to express their thoughts aloud.