Police shootings occur all over the world but are a huge problem within the United States. We continue to hear more and more about them. These shootings are making headlines. Front page news it seems almost weekly. All the shootings go one of two ways. Either a Police Officer has been shot or a Police Officer has shot a citizen, but either way the final result is death. Whether an Officer has been shot or an Officer has shot someone these cases seem to be related to one thing, fear. People in today’s society feel as though they can’t trust Police Officers as they are there to hurt and kill them. And Police Officers feel as though they are in danger of doing their everyday duties because people see them as the “bad guys” and want to hurt or …show more content…
This particular shooting involved Officer Darren Wilson (which happened to be white) shooting and killing an unarmed black teenager (Michael Brown). As soon as this news broke out, angry citizens took to the streets of Ferguson within hours. They destroyed businesses, burned cars and assaulted officers. All of which these events took place before an investigation had even began. The rioters carried on for days without actual facts of what happened that Saturday when Officer Wilson pulled the trigger and let out six rounds into Michael Brown leaving him dead on the …show more content…
I believe officers in law enforcement are here to serve and protect the citizens of this country. Although as I stated before I also believe that there are still a few that are bad. The majority of them are good. For any kind of change to begin a number of factors need to be involved. The citizens need to use fairness. Fairness when seeing an officer on the street. Not be quick to judge. Just because they see an officer on the street in uniform does not mean that he is bad and out to hurt them. They need to use clarity. Yes, Wilson shot and killed Brown but they need to know all the facts before making a decision on the situation. Why did he shot? Did he feel threatened? Why did he feel threatened? Accuracy, as they need to dig deeper into why the shooting occurred. Ask does this all make sense? Logically would a police officer have shot to kill simply to commit murder in broad daylight with witnesses? Without all of these questions being answered with facts and being quick to judge is not only ridiculous, but it leads to more issues such as rioting and looting. It will also lead to more shootings. More innocent people will continue to be hurt. Either physically or by the loss of their business and cars, etc. due to the damage. This ignorant behavior not only causes more problems but
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What do you think when you see a police car? Do you feel safer knowing there 's a police officer if anything happens or do you get nervous and think you might get pulled over. The majority of people get nervous when they see a police car. With all the cases in which police use excessive force to arrest or kill a suspect people are more worried and the armored vehicles don 't help. The whole world watched in the early days of the Ferguson protests the huge police response. Armored vehicles, gas masks, assault rifles all worn with a military like uniform, this is the police that exists today. Do small police departments like Fergusons really need mine resistant armored vehicles or drones? I don 't think they do and that 's why I think that the
Casebolt’s actions were unpardonable due to him coming to the scene emotionally distressed, after answering two suicide calls. Casebolt since then has apologized many times for his conduct and representation of his team and training in a negative light (Holley and Izadi). I agree that the calls may have taken a toll on his day, but I do not agree with the way he treated the children. His emotions should have been handled before he gotten there or he should have left work until his mind was free from what he had experienced earlier that day. Instead, Casebolt “blew his credibility” when he manhandled the African American teenagers. To support this argument the police chief over then officer Casebolt stated, “I had 12 officers on the scene, and 11 of them performed according to their training” (Fantz, Yan, and Shoichet). This statement that the chief of the police department made, lets us know that Casebolt, was not trained to act in that way because the other officers that were called to the scene demonstrated authority
Each year, more individuals are killed by civilians than by the police force. So why is society choosing to go against the police force, the ones who serve to protect? Police brutality has been exaggerated to the point that mankind is rushing to judge the actions of law enforcement before facts or evidence has been stated. The terms “necessary force” and “reasonable force” need to be better explained in order to resolve the conflicts between citizens and the police force. To prevent police brutality throughout America, individuals must choose to stand behind the police force instead of opposing them.
Today in this day and age the world is filled with hate and violence and other terrible things. People use weapons and other objects to cause terror on others for many reasons such as power and wealth. Firearms are one of the weapons someone may use to harm or rule over others because of the danger the weapon can cause. Over the years with gun violence and killings, some people want to get rid of the citizens right to purchase and own firearms. Although gun violence bad, by taking a person’s right to bear arms will not solve the problem with gun violence in todays society.
The negative views of everyday people often make work hard for officers, adding more stress to their careers. The general public regularly criticizes officers for using excessive force and brutality, especially when a police officer ends up killing a suspect or criminal. Oftentimes, especially when a white police officer shoots a citizen of a minority race, the general public is quick to find faults in the officer, blaming the officer for being racist. However, cold, hard statistics show that the majority of police officers are, in fact, white, and the neighborhoods in which these officers are placed in tend to be high-crime areas with many minority citizens living there (Miller “When Cops Kill”). In addition, people might say that a citizen who was shot was not armed; however, almost anything close to the shot individual could have been turned into a deadly weapon that he or she could have used to wound or kill the officer involved. Whenever officers are in this position, the natural reaction is to defend themselves. Everyday, police officers confront the most aggressive, immoral, and sick-minded individuals of society. Officers jeopardize their own lives every time they report for work. Officers witness things that no person should ever have to encounter. They see the most horrific and gruesome scenes that the general public turns away from and
In 2007, thirty-three students and faculty were shot and killed by a former classmate at Virginia Tech University. The shooter, Seung-Hui Cho, was a senior at Virginia Tech and was majoring in English. Two years earlier before the attack, Cho was ordered by a judge to seek help after making suicidal remarks to his roommate.
I think police brutality is a good thing. For the people who don’t know what police brutality is, it’s cops who are just defending themselves. It’s a good thing they are too, because they can’t just let people run them over like in the movies! Police have to tell people who’s boss! If it wasn’t for the cops, we would be way out of line and people would be getting into trouble with the law all the time. I mean we already do but, if their wasn’t cops their would be more people in trouble with the law and stuff.
Recently in the United States there has been in increase in deaths that have come from police officers using deadly force. The use of force is inevitable as a police officer, many times their own lives or the life’s civilians are at risk when it comes to determine what type of force a officer should use. There are many incidents where police officer have to react in a matter of seconds and has to choose between his own life or that of the individual causing the disturbance. When a Police Officer uses deadly force has caused outraged with the public, stirring up protests and creating a scandal for the police officer and the Police Department. Many do not know when it is right for an officer to use deadly force and what constitutes it, or what happens when the officer does not use the appropriate amount of force that is required to control the situation. There has been many changes in Police Departments around the country to try to reduce the use of deadly force in response to the issues that have occurred because of it.
What most people would think is that only black men and women are killed by police officers. Yet this year there has actually been more white individuals killed by police officers than any other race. This is only a problem, because when you read about police killings it is almost all about how police target people of color. With this idea it makes it so that people of color feel more like a victim in the country and are then scared of police officers, who are supposed to be there to help. The statistic of white people being killed by police officers is not covered by the media, because it is not as intriguing or as controversial as the other stories. It is very important that people know that police killings as a whole is an issue not just police killing minorities. Using social imagination and looking at this problem you can see why you would not want one group to feel victimized, which would lead to them striking back at the people that are there to help
[Exordium] 27 shot in Sandy Hook Elementary. 9 dead in Church shooting in South Carolina. 11 people shot in Fort Lauderdale airport massacre. People often resolve conflicts through the use of guns. In the past year alone, over 10,000 innocent lives were taken by others. [Thesis] Every shooting case has obvious signs such as racist ideals, and violent pasts that the public must be educated upon in order to save the lives of others before they are taken.
The New York Police Department has a mission to "preserve peace, reduce fear, maintain order," and protect its civilians in their communities (NYPD, 2016). On the contrary, civilians do not see the police officers as individuals who are there to protect them because they do not trust the police officers or the justice system. In the past few decades, police officers have not been held accountable for their actions in a few incidents where a few unarmed young black males were killed by the police. Communities responded to this issue with the Black Lives Matter movement with protests nationwide to show support for the unarmed young black men who were killed by police. In response to the aggressive policing, methods of using body cameras and detailed incident reporting ...
Whether kneeling or sitting, professional athletes using their national fame to protest for social justice is a very good idea. Collin Kaepernick has created the most peaceful protest concerning police brutality. People dislike what he’s standing up for so they’re saying they don’t like that he’s sitting/kneeling when in reality, that’s not it. His protest was about police shootings not just police shooting african-americans or black lives matter. People just assume that because he’s biracial.
“I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe.” Those were the last words Eric Garner ever said. He was killed, no murdered, by police four years ago. Now, it’s 2018 and 175 people have been murdered by police. One hundred seventy-eight people, faceless to the public, but they all had a family, somebody who cared about them. That’s only 2018, what about the almost 1,000 people killed last year, or the 1,000 in 2016 and the 1,000 in 2015? Police are killing, but more people are getting upset over the fact that somebody had an abortion than the fact people are getting killed everyday by somebody who is supposed to protect them. I believe we need to get the police to change, they are killing people, everyday, more and more people are getting added to that list, they are teaching the children that this type of behavior is okay, and
What is Police Brutality? That is the question. Well it is unnecessary force by a police officer dealing with civilians, said by S. Danilina, The Law Dictionary. But would you ever think that it is unnecessary? Maybe, it’s something that is needed among the civilians. Really when you here about a cop using force against a civilian it is usually a white cop with a black man or women. Now why don’t we ever here about anything when there is a white cop and a white man or a black cop and a black man or any other scenario that comes to hand.
Cops need to consider a few things before they conduct a lineup. The police should discuss the lineup with the prosecutor, for legal sense, before conducting a lineup. A lineup should be directly after an arrest. This will help eliminate innocent people. A lineup makes sure the witness has a good and clear memory, and ensures that the criminal doesn’t get released before he/she gets identified. “A person in custody may be compelled to participate in a lineup without violating Fourth or Fifth Amendment right” Ferdico, Fradella, & Totten, 2013). When a person is in jail their liberty is not being infringed upon under the Fourth Amendment, just because they are in a lineup, so that a witness can look at them to see if they were the ones who