Along with referenced facts about the Stop and Frisk Policy, this paper will include and discuss methods and findings of my own personal field research. Since Mayor Rudolph Giuliani first stepped into office in 1993, new rules and policies were implemented to bring change to the then corrupt and dangerous streets of New York City. Quality of life and zero-tolerance policing took in effect and with these new standards came a drastic drop in crime. Even with statistical reports and research about decreased crime rates, the stop and frisk policy of the NYPD has caused much controversy and debate over the issue of racial bias within the judicial system. In the late 1990s, popular, legal, and political concerns were raised across the U.S. about police harassment of minority groups in their everyday encounters with law enforcement.
He was the first to stand against police corruption; “a form of misconduct in which law enforcement officers break their social contract and abuse their power for personal gain.” After that, Serpico had gain a lot of enemies of criminal act, mostly drug dealers. Along the years, his superior does not take any attitude against the harm and Serpico is an outcast police officer, rejected by his workers. For example, in a drug bust, Serpico got shot in his left side of his face, leaving him deaf in one ear, his coworker failed to support him and Serpico was betrayed. When Serpico got shot his colleagues didn’t even call in that a police officer got shot so it was obvious that they want him dead. He felt like he attended that drug bust to get killed because his partners didn’t follow him and when Serpico called for helped they ignored him.
It’s mostly black communities being affected by the police in 2014 and 2015 from Tray Martin all the way to Clarence Bell. Innocent black males in their teens doing absolutely nothing ,but being shot at and killed. These problems dehumanizes a person and makes them feel as if they are really unequal which isn’t what the U.S. was built upon. Social injustice is a big part of us as the people’s economy today without it there would be total chaos and anarchy running through the street’s. There are many ways to end police brutality but mainly
When Hudson arrived at the department and complained to the sergeant he was told to get back to work. Racial profile can’t be denied, it is a problem that needs to be resolved. On the other hand Manhattan Institute wrote an article titled; “What looks like racial profiling might just be good policing.” It is believed that an officer 's decision to ask someone to step out of a vehicle ... ... middle of paper ... ...Matt Hamilton. “California’s racial profiling law is ‘terrible’ legislation, police officers say.” Los Angeles Times 4 Oct. 2015 Dutta, Sunil. “Criminal profiling vs. racial profiling.” Los Angeles Times 22 Nov. 2010 Golgowski, Nina.
This encounter between poli... ... middle of paper ... ...being watched and that there is video evidence if there are complaints against them, they would be less likely to use such aggressive force or think twice about the actions they are about to take. Police officers abuse of their power and use excessive force against people which most of the time isn’t necessary. In the case of Richard Moore, two Toronto police officers beat him leaving him with fractured ribs and a severe cut to the skull because he was running in the streets allegedly drunk and they wanted to save him from running across the street and harming himself. The results from the hospital indicated that there wasn’t even any alcohol in Moore’s system therefore the police honestly had no reason to beat him up like that. This just goes to prove that police officers don’t think twice about their actions and often use excessive force when it isn’t necessary.
Local and state authorities in 32 other jurisdictions are either engaged in active investigations or prosecutions of dirty cops (Johnson,1998) . FBI Director Louis J. Freeh has stated: "The insidious nature of police corruption inherently undermines the confidence of the American people in one of the basic tenets of democracy that law enforcement officers will honestly and fairly protect and serve the citizens to whom they answer. The selfish and deceitful acts of a few cannot be allowed to impugn the integrity of the law enforcement profession." (U.S. Department of Justice,1998). The existence of police corruption in society raises many important questions.
He is shown in such a comparable manner not because all juvenile offenders are out robbing, rapping, and murdering people (although an argument could be made that today’s offenders are as bad, if not worse), but because he can do such things and feel no remorse until he is caught. His parents provide for him, but only in a financial light. What good is it if his parents don’t get involved in his extracurricular activities. He goes out all night doing wrong, and his parents think he’s out working, c’mon!! In today’s society, many parents are at the source of why a child may start to commit crimes.
Under some difficult situations, police officers would have to make quick decisions based on the assumptions from their past experience and historical crime data. The conservative supporters believed that police officers were not engaging in racial profiling, but merely focusing on the race with high crime rates. For the case of George Zimmerman, supporters pointed out that “Trayvon was not killed because he was black. He was shot in self-defense because he repeatedly punched and smashed Mr. Zimmerman’s head on the pavement” (Kuhner). These cases regarding police brutality and racial profiling have made the front page of many news articles and news channels.
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.
When asked how he felt about racism being involved in police brutality, Yussuf Naimkly of the University of Regina commented: "Excessive police force against blacks has always been tolerated, because as a formally enslaved minority African Americans are trapped in a cultural context specifically designed to inhibit their development and thus minimize their threat to white hegemony" (C.C. 72) Executive Director of Police Misconduct Lawyers Referral Service Karol Heppe commented, “Brutality against minorities is a daily occurrence in Los Angeles,” she says. “The difference this time is someone videotaped it (C.C. 36). Another shocking incident of police brutality occurred in Reynoldsberg, Ohio.