They think that once they put on the uniform and once they have the badge, they own everyone. Yes, police officers do rule a lot of things, but they are humans just like us. They are trying their best to help citizens and to keep everyone safe and out of danger. Police do give respect to others, even though they should give more respect to blacks, but numerous people do not give police the respect that they deserve. They do a lot of good things that get unrecognized but every little bad thing they do gets blown out of proportion.
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.
Reducing the amount of fear toward the particular criminal justice profession. It has change the outlook on policing in the communities and enhances the level of trust from the communities for law enforcement. This allows for a sufficient reduction and prevent crimes when law enforcement and the people of the community come together. “The First 48 Hour” is a show that shows the criminal justice process from the crime, arrest, to the investigation stages in the criminal justice process. This show follows detectives around from the state of their investigation (right after a crime occurs... ... middle of paper ... ... not yet stood trial random offenders who are pick of the streets.
Probably the most famous recorded police arrest is the beating of Rodney King in 1991. A bystander captured the brutal beating of Mr. King by Los Angeles police officers. Despite the gripping video, the officers were acquitted of the charges. The Rodney King video did change policing in Los Angeles from the leadership, to use of force policies, to the ethnicity of the force. “What was once a mostly white force is now mostly nonwhite, including in the supervisory ranks” (Winton).
Basic occurrences they are called to include assaults, domestic disputes, robberies, car accidents, fires, and noisy parties. When arriving at these scenes officers need to take control of the situation properly and immediately. Police officers are not always on the job alone. If there is any situations containing an injury the officers notify first aid to help the inju... ... middle of paper ... ...because that is a big bonus. I also know a lot about being a Police Officer because I have a couple of Officers in my family and i talk to them about how they got started and what it is like to be out every day protecting peoples lives and so on, and I also know a lot of information because i have watched the show Cops a lot growing up and they have some good information on what it is like to be a Police Officer.
I need the feeling of accomplishment, that what I am doing is helping people in need and the excitement that every day is a new day on the job. That is why I want to be a Police Officer that serves our cities, but most importantly be the protector of the people. Police Officers are one of the most imperative jobs in our country. Police Officers enforce the laws of our society and without them; there would be utter chaos. In 1822 Sir Robert Peel, the founder of the British system of policing said, “The basic mission for which the police exist is to reduce crime and disorder” (Schmalleger 88).
In the media,there is often two kinds of criminals: those with mental illness, and violent thugs.However, the distinction is based on the color of one’s skin and not the crimes they committed. The media influences criminal stereotypes against Blacks in many ways. News programs use racial slurs to discuss Black Americans; the movies constantly use the stereotypes of Black thugs, and social media reacts negatively towards the struggles of Black families. The case of Dylan Roof, Zimmerman,and Mike Brown are only a few cases of the media’s unfair portrayal of criminal stereotypes. Whereas white people can use mental illness to get sympathy from the media, Blacks are harshly criticized for the same crimes.Why is this accepted by American society?
Police brutality is when an officer beats a person or criminal even though they are not resisting arrest or fighting back. One of the most common forms of police brutality is racial profiling. In the United States, beat... ... middle of paper ... ...t deserve it. This article that I have chosen is a perfect example of why officers commit police brutality on people especially minorities. Racial profiling by officers must also end because not everyone in a certain race is a criminal.
To police officers, minorities are dangerous, and a threat to society. Some Police officers believe that racial profiling is part of the job, however all Americans should be treated equally, and with respect. In order to prevent racial discrimination in the criminal justice system and ensure equality in the treatment of all people, officials must enforce the same policies and guidelines regardless of race. African Americans and other minorities are more likely to be stopped at traffic stops by police due to the color of their skin. Police officers have been known to stop minorities over caucasians at traffic stops all over the United States.
The definition of racial profiling, “refers to the practice of singling out individuals, solely based on their race or ethnicity, for questioning, investigation, arrest or detainment” and is so clearly a mistreatment of power, racial profiling is nonetheless legal in most states and not much is being done to stop it. For this crime to stop completely, we have to recognize the crime and make laws to stand against racial