Will we ever be able to stop police brutality from happening? The answer is no, but we can make people aware of it and help minimize it . There will always be some kind of complaints about police brutality happening no matter what is done because under dangerous situations that require fast action and quick thinking people will make mistakes. The only thing is to hope for the training of police to be more advanced, the officers to be more aware of their current situations, and police officers to do their best to protect the public without causing more injuries than
Web.). Another way the problem can be solved is if the justice system would stop “turning their heads the other way” to citizens’ reports of police officers wrong doings. It almost seems that the justice says well this a police officer the citizen is reporting, and the police officers work for the justice system and they do no wrong because they are police officers. This needs to change because it is allowing the police to get away with entirely way too much, and the growth of police brutality incidents. We are all human, you give us an inch and we will take a mile.
We can put a stop to this and we will put a stop to this. If you ask a police officer their perspective on police brutality, their response will be much different from a civilian’s. They believe that some inexperienced or new to the job officers take quick action without thinking because they are under stress due to the situation they are put in. Just because you fire the “bad” police officers and hire “good” police officers doesn’t mean you are making a change. Another statement made by police officers is that the media transfigures the evidence and make them look like the bad person in the scene.
Despite numerous oppositions against this new act, it is a positive addition to the legal system, allowing fewer victims to be charged for self defense related offenses and giving those victims the rights to protect themselves and their property. It fills in many previous loopholes and perhaps may even act as a deterrent to further crime. As stated previously, many victims were charged for their actions unde... ... middle of paper ... ...e can focus efforts and time into dealing with more pressing matters. Crime rates may even begin to drop due to the increase in support to victims. Finally, since police forces cannot be everywhere protecting every citizen, the citizens themselves should be granted enough rights to protection, especially for crimes relating to property, since they tend to receive less police attention.
These factors are as follows; the officers are pressured to conform to the aspects of the police duties which are designed to sustain a substantial resistance to the criminal subculture while protecting the members within the police force, this goes to the extent of violating the law while at the same time the criminals are viewed in a suspicious perspective and with a lot of distrust. Then there is the command and the control structures that have a very firm hierarchical structure, with law enforce... ... middle of paper ... ...the use of force so that they do not break any laws when force is required. Officers that use excessive force should be punished. Often times when force is used it usually is within the rights of the officer to use the force to bring the criminal behavior to a halt. The Police have the right to use force in protecting themselves.
Out of the four responsibilities of an American police officer, I would have to say that enforcing laws is the most important. Laws are very important, because they dictate what is acceptable and what is not within a given society. Police officers must uphold these laws to keep society in balance and the people within it safe. If police officers did not enforce laws, then society would be in utter chaos. There would not be any consequences for crimes unless someone was enforcing the laws and arresting those who violated them.
It is important that the public feels safe, and that isn’t always the case when criminals are let out much sooner than what they should be, the public has the fear of being a victim of a re-offender or first time offender. Yet, you still need to look at the other side, where it is thought that we should not be getting any tougher on crime. There are also alternatives, such as getting smart of crime, or creating a tent city such as Sherriff Joe Arpaio has done. “Punitive sentencing appears to meaningfully reduce crime and re-imprisonment rates for sever offences” (Shaw, 2011). If we increase sentences it will prevent crime because people do not want to spend so much of their life behind bars.
The more pu... ... middle of paper ... ...effort to get this problem under control. The idea is to make sure the public does not have to fear that an officer of the law can use their power and get away with this type of behavior. It is the job of the entire police force to look at the situation and work amongst themselves to find anwsers that work best for their department, by doing this it could absoultely reduce unnecessary abuse of power in their department. It would not be acceptable to sweep this behavior under-the-rug, but to deal with it head on. It is possible to prevent so many unnecessary incidents of excessive force or abuse in police departments.
For these problems, solutions will be discussed, focusing on political reform, education, and citizen review boards. These measures are necessary to protect ourselves from police taking advantage of their positions as law enforcement officers with greater permissive rights than private citizens. Because of this significant differential, all citizens must take affirmative action from physical brutality, rights violations, and information abuse. Problems arise, however, when one side is told what to do by another, as there is bound to be conflicting viewpoints. In regard to police abuse, there will be many officers who feel that their job of fighting escalating street crime, gangs, narcotics violations, and other violent crimes is difficult already, and that worrying about excessive policy for abusive behavior will only further decrease their ability to fight crime effectively, efficiently, and safely.
Police officers would be wearier of how they interact with citizens as well as avoid us of foul language. A 2013 New York Times article written by executive director of Law Enforcement against prohibition, Neill Franklin explains how officers will be more accountable for their actions and put at the same standards as regular citizens (Franklin). Citizen behavior would also greatly improve because a trust in police would most likely follow and more likely to seek police assistance when needed. Implementing body cams would make citizens feel like police officers are just as responsible for their actions as they