Today, more officers are recording all interactions they have with suspects to avoid false suspicions. According to the Cop Crisis’ statistics, citizens are killed by police about every eight hours and so far this year, police alone have killed 1107 Americans. The most horrific incidents are against children, women, handicapped, and
In some cases the police have injured and even killed people through the use of excessive force and brutal treatment. The use of excessive force is a criminal act and I will try and explore the many different factors involved in these situations. 1. Introduction a) History of police using excessive force b) Incidence in the United States and outside the country c) Cause of police brutality 2. Investigations a) Prevention and redness b) Independent oversight c) Legislation 3.
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. Citizens, however, have been caught up in this gung-ho attitude, and police are more and more often crossing the line of investigation and interrogation with abusive behavior. This abuse must be monitored so that police do not forget who they are serving--not themselves, but the public. This means that even the criminals, who are a part of the public, have certain rights, particularly, civil rights. All citizens must be aware of these rights to protect themselves against over-aggressive officers who take advantage of their position as badge and gun holders to intimidate and abuse civilians for personal or departmental goals.
This paper compares and contrasts popular opinions and professional assessment of police brutality and acceptable use of force. This is not only a sensitive subject, but one that proves hard to identify. The main takeaway is that each encounter is different. Within each situation, the details and contributing factors are also different. Police have to serve the public and are entrusted with an inherent amount of power.
Police violence remains a dire human right violation, especially in the United States. Over the last decade, police have applied force and aggression in ways that leave people wondering if they are discharging their duties. Recently, law enforcement seems to have taken a different turn characterized by aggression and violence when dealing with the public. Cases of unjustified shootings, physical assault, fatal chokings and violent treatment have contributed to the ongoing problem of police brutality in the America. Worse still is the fact that a greater proportion of these cases go unreported and undetected.
Police brutality is the considered use of unnecessary force, usually physical, carried out during law enforcement activities with the population. This type of behavior also includes verbal attacks and psychological intimidation by a police officer. Police brutality has an adverse effect on society, and it has lead to critical injury and even death. There are three different was to explain police brutality: the history, the reason, and the solution for it. The history, including the beginning or the first case of police brutality, the different police brutality through the times, and present day police brutality.
This study was published on September 1st, noting an average of about three people are killed per day by unlawful police violence. “The data was compiled by The Guardian for a project called The Counted a continuously updated, interactive database of police killings in the United States” (Mint Press). According to the statistics, police have killed white people than any other race with a total of 385. Also, reported that 161 of 776 were completely unarmed at the time of their death. So the question still stands, are they protecting the community or being excessive?
Almost everyday we can turn on the news or read the newspaper and we hear stories about horrific workplace murders and assaults. Not only is the workplace violence increasing in those workplaces where violence is expected, such as correction, enforcement, and mental health, but also it has become a danger in almost every occupation that deals with the public. Therefore, few would argue that over the last ten years, occupational violence has become a serious problem facing workers and employers alike. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, murder was the second leading cause of death in the workplace in 1996, accounting for 15% of all workplace deaths. Although the press focuses on the “crazy worker-type violence,” where a worker kills his supervisor or co-worker, violence among co-workers occurs very infrequently compared to other types of workplace violence.
Everyday, police officers across the United States are forced to make decisions while on duty, some are ethical and others are unethical. Police officers are under immense stress when in dangerous situations and have to use their discretion to the best of their ability. One of the most common unethical decisions police officers make is the use of excessive force. Unfortunately, police brutality has taken the lives of many people in our country. This violence that has occurred for so many years has caused an outrage among society (Bach, 2014).
Gun violence is a very big topic in the u.s.. some people support the idea of carrying a gun and some people are against it. In the past 5 years many schools have been attacked by criminals with guns and many children and teachers died. So the question is, is it right to carry a gun? On October 1st, 2015 there was a shooting in Umpqua College, a 26 year old man went into a classroom and killed ten people, and seven were wounded. The killer died when he was fighting with the police.