This strategy, called community policing, is clearly working. But we still have a long way to go before our streets are safe and our people are free from fear. Our next step in the fight against crime is to take on gangs the way we once took on the mob. I'm directing the FBI and other investigative agencies to target gangs that involve juveniles in violent crime, and to seek authority to prosecute as adults, teenagers who maim and kill like adults. More police and punishment are important, but they're not enough.
In recent years, police actions, particularly police abuse, has come into view of a wide, public and critical eye. While citizens worry about protecting themselves from criminals, it has now been shown that they must also keep a watchful eye on those who are supposed to protect and serve. This paper will discuss the types of police abuse prevalent today, including the use of firearms and receipt of private information. I will also discuss what and how citizens' rights are taken advantage of by police. For these problems, solutions will be discussed, focusing on political reform, education, and citizen review boards.
Our society may see the officers of the criminal justice making an arrest or patrolling the streets, but they do not realize that the criminal justice system has a government type structure, has goals, and is made up of three components, law enforcements, the court and corrections and all three works together to protect an individual’s rights and the rights of the society against crime. Law Enforcement is the first line of action and is the most dangerous component in the justice system. They take crime that happens in their area, investigate crimes and gather evidence.” Law enforcements offices may arrest offenders, give testimony during the court process and conduct follow-up investigation if need.” People look up to the law enforcements because officers being on the line of duty protect the people from crime that’s being commit by others. Crimes are reported to the police which are called “crimes known to the police “which are the more serious crimes. Every government agency under the American constitution may have its own police force.
Tommy G Thompson in his article “Juvenile law needs to come in to ’90s” argues; “Children who rob and murder should be punished in accordance with the severity of their crimes, not the “tenderness” of their age. Youths who run with gangs, terrorizing their neighborhoods, are as frightening as adults; more so, in fact, because they are corrupted so early”. He also states; “gangs are able to use those youths to commit crimes, knowing the punishment won’t be as severe”. In agreement with Thompson, most juvenile delinquents are “run by” gang members and criminal master minds but instead of punishing these young people with adult prosecution and sentencing why don’t we capture the true perpetrators behind it all and clean up our streets from drug dealers and gang
Most of the time they do not know what is going on around their precinct because it happens behind their back. So if the issue is brought to light, we are not only helping ourselves but we are also helping future victims of the abuse. When police officers feel like they have all of the power they need to do whatever they want, they don’t focus on the consequences of their actions. Everyone knows that sexual assault is illegal yet people on the law force do it anyways. Police officers need the correct discipline when it comes to controlling how much power they are giving.
Police brutality now in the year 2015 is focused more on blacks first hispanics second and other races third. This crime has to stop with police. Although, the police are intimidated by young black males there is no reason for anyone to be brutally beaten then the police the freedom to get away with this. Even though, police brutality is a big problem it is only proved 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.
When teens are being tried as adults, we do not only think of their families, we think about the safety of our community. Even if a teenager did not know it was wrong, it does not mean that it was right. All in all, there should be no pity for these teenagers who commit such gruesome, violent crimes. Works Cited Kaiser, Emily. "6 Facts about Crime and the Adolescent Brain."
Breaking one of these laws is a very serious offense and will be investigated by a district attorney. Unfortunately, even with the laws covering police brutality, many accusations made by civilians about unnecessary use of force are not investigated. Researches think that police brutality happens because police are authorized to use whatever force when necessary, and often times it is very hard to prove that police brutality has taken place. Officers now are starting to constantly record all interaction that may take place while they are on duty, so that late the reordered conversations may be looked at in the case of an investigation. Sociologically, cops commit brutality crimes because of the social status of the victim.
Both of these strategies want to fix the problem the community is having and not just wait for crimes to happen. This can use crime mapping and investigations in these areas which involved speaking with community member to get insight on what 's going on. Problem oriented policing still focuses on the crimes more than the community. The actual crime might not be the main concern of the community, this can make the community unsatisfied when the police believe they fixed the problem because they solved the crime but have not met the community 's
Another problem in these cases that involves police officers is that the District Attorney’s office needs the police in their side therefore they are bias. I believe that we should have government attorneys that only work with internal affair and only deal in prosecuting police officers, so there isn’t any conflict of interest. When it comes to the disappointing events of this case I believe the best we can do is to train our police officers and when it comes to breaking the law treating them as if they were