People may feel that they con not report crimes like rape because it is uncomfortable to talk to the police about it. If research showed this then police could be trained to deal with victims in a more caring manner. My hypothesis I expect to find that the official crime statistics in my area do not reflect the actual crime rate. I expect this because it is obvious that not all crime is reported to the police. Many people do not report crime that they feel is too petty and where they cannot gain anything from reporting it (e.g.
Police are disobeying the fourth amendment by searching illegally. Critics frown upon police, while supporters agree with the police. Being searched without a permit is unconstitutional, and police could take advantage of their power, and abuse it. It makes US citizens feel less secure and safe. Citizens need to be guaranteed rights as long as they behave.
According to the American Civil Liberties Union, “citizens will be more self-conscious and less free-wheeling to go places because they are going to constantly be watched on camera” (American Civil Liberties Union). Some people feel a little uneasy that someone is monitoring their every move. The main concern is that surveillance cameras are not going to stop crimes, just deter people from wanting to go out in public. “Opponents of video surveillance in public places say the cameras limit people’s personal freedom and are an invasion of privacy” (Zissou). Many people believe that putting more security cameras in public places is not an invasion of privacy.
However, in the society we live in, there are always people that think that having a gun brings and promotes more violence into the communities and also that is a bad influence for the children that grow in that type of environment. The government should make gun control laws more restrictive, although I think that not even if they pass legislations regarding gun violence, there will still exist crimes involving firearms the percentage of this acts of violence may decrease. Gun violence make us question if police officers are they really doing their job? I consider that not all of them are doing their jobs well, there has been a lot of cases of police officers killing innocent people for no reason. Right now, in the United States of America, we have many cases involving police brutality.
While both dash cams and body mounted cams record interactions between police and citizens, “dash cam- eras are confined to places where cars can go, which are usually public places, such as roads and parking lots. A dash camera cannot easily record inside people’s homes and other places where there is a heightened expectation of privacy”(Freund 97). Thus, allowing body mounted cameras to record the more private aspects of a law enforcement related situations. Also “unlike body-mounted cameras, CCTV cameras do not record conversations”(Freund 98).This could deter people from going to the police when they witness a crime, because they are afraid of being exposed to the person who committed the crime, giving them the information needed if they choose to retaliate. Ebi, Kevin states that “sensitive information can 't get out if it 's never recorded in the first place,” so, if there is a distress call made to the police for help, there won’t be concern that the person in distresses voice, face or the inside of their home could end up on YouTube ("Body Of
He also takes about how officers aren’t ready for a world where their every move can be documented (Bouie). Since the advancement of video camera being in almost all cell phone, tablets and other devices anything anyone does has the possibility of being filmed. Police officers aren’t caught up with the fact that anything they say or do themselves can be used against them in a court of law. Jamelle Bouie agrees that body camera would allow us to check up on officers and could be used as evidence during an incident but body cameras aren’t the way to solve the problem. He believe that the police department needs an outside force that will actually do their jobs in making sure officers aren’t abusing their power and being held accountable for their actions (Bouie).
Another statement made by police officers is that the media transfigures the evidence and make them look like the bad person in the scene. Although this is rare, in the case of Rodney King, it is said that the recordings of when the victim charged at an officer were deleted. The only evidence they had now was the police officers attacking Rodney King. Every action we make has a reason as to why it was done. Police brutality has it’s own reasons that, to some, may be shocking.
. . I am sure I am going to get in trouble for saying it, for $65 you can bring that lawsuit" (Carter, 2013, pp.4). The stop and frisk law is one reason I do not believe in law enforcement profiling. Even though some law enforcement officers allow personal feelings and power to allow them to not follow policy, some policies are not followed morally because I do not feel that officers should be allowed to frisk someone who is innocent and has not committed a crime because it takes the focus off real criminals and onto innocent people; it causes emotional stress.
Introduction The lack of training police officers is causing unnecessary incidents, is it true? Does the lack of Critical thinking, values, Ethics and Understanding the role as a police officer contribute to hire number of incidents? There is a chance that answer to this questions might always be divided, why? Well because officers will tend to defend their side and how the view the problem and the public will also defend their side and how they view the problem, for example most officers would probably say that people do not comply with their orders or the public might outcry because of the use of excessive force, it is most certain that there will never be an agreement on who is wright or wrong. Regardless of the outcome of who is wright
Just to be clear, I am not saying that the 1033 program should be abolished. Since the 1033 program does supply law enforcement agencies with bullet proof vests and other personal protective equipment I believe that the program should be very limited and have a huge oversight by both the people and the government. We have to ask ourselves, Are we willing to give up freedom for security? If law enforcement looks scarier and more militaristic than people will be afraid of them. A growing distrust in, the police will lead to a less effective police and more violence from both the police and the people.