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The use of lethal force by police is becoming a present day issue that recently seems all too common. Excessive use of force, brutality, racism, and profiling are all terms that serve to describe this horrendous situation. Maybe the police are not all at fault, but it is becoming an ever increasing problem that needs extensive research and proactive solutions. The varieties of names given to this situation describe the different treatment that people are experiencing on a daily basis. The police may call it just doing their job effectively, but the citizens of the United States’ rights are being infringed upon turning our “free country” into a police state.
But the police manhunt in Baltimore for the Veney brothers became almost as infamous as their crimes. Without warrants, police broke into scores of homes in black neighborhoods. Some critics protested that the raids were a widespread violation of civil liberties. Federal courts and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People had to get involved.
Even though, police brutality is a big problem, it is only proving the police wrong when it is clear they are trained to serve and protect with a lot of different protocols in the process of the whole situation. The police would only react to a perp violently and with force if they felt threatened and when this happens local news and internet makes it look as if police are the bad guys which in some situations they are, but others they aren 't they are just doing their job as officers to serve and protect. Three possible solutions to this problem would be firing the officer, giving them jail time, or even treating them as they treated the victim for reasons that did not require brutal force, but in other cases the pipe should be the one in
This is very hard to determine while recruiting police officers and managing your force. However, excessive force by the police is the issue, it prohibited with the unreasonable search and seizures. The police officers are just taking their jobs too far. As I mention earlier, there will also be good vs. bad. However, there must be a solution for this issue.
There are different levels of force and the situation dictates the level use most of the time. The police have very strict rules about police use force and the manner in which they use it. In this paper I will try to explain the many different reason the police cross the line, and the many different people that this type of behavior effects. There are thousands of reports each year of assaults and ill treatment against officers who use excessive force and violate the human rights of their victims. In some cases the police have injured and even killed people through the use of excessive force and brutal treatment.
The Stop and Frisk program, set by Terry vs. Ohio, is presently executed by the New York Police Department and it grant police officers the ability to stop a person, ask them question and frisk if necessary. The ruling has been a NYPD instrument for a long time. However, recently it has produced a lot of controversy regarding the exasperating rate in which minorities, who regularly fell under assault and irritated by the police. The Stop, Question and Frisk ruling should be implemented correctly by following Terry’s vs. Ohio guidelines which include: reasonable suspicion that a crime is about to be committed, identify himself as a police officer, and make reasonable inquires. First of all, the initial foundation of the Stop, Question and Frisk ruling started on October 31, 1963 when a Cleveland Police Department investigator, Martin Mcfadden, recognized two men, John W. Terry and Richard Chilton, standing on a road turning at 1276 Euclid Avenue and according to the officer, their acts were suspicious.
Many people are losing faith and trust in their police departments because they believe that police are using too much force and using it disproportionately by race. There have been multiple cases where police have been seen using excessive force on suspects. Many people believe it is racially driven. We have seen protests all across the country, with some of the largest taking place in Ferguson, Missouri. Some TV critics say that Chicago PD is promoting violence.
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