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Police Brutality And The Police

- ... Next, People don’t process or take in the truth. For example, in the case of Eric Garner, people bypass the part of Eric selling illegal cigarettes and all people hear is the Eric was put in a choke hold. The media realize how to exploit the minority faults. For instance the minorities have a low literacy rate. That means a most of the minority population don’t know how to read and write. The media know how to use their power to get an emotional reaction without providing a considerable amount of information and that can cause people to make irrational decisions....   [tags: Police brutality, Police, Police officer]

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Police Enforcement And Police Department

- ... This is an organization wide philosophy that promotes; police government and community partnerships, proactive problem solving instead of reactive, also community engagement to address the cause and fear of crimes. The demographics of a city are the characters of the human population of the community, this includes population size, distribution, growth, employment rate, ethnic make-up, race and gender. When a police department attempts to police an area, it absolutely has to think about the ethnic make-up of that area, what is the race that makes up the majority of that area and how populated is that area....   [tags: Police, Constable, Police officer]

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Police Brutality : A Police Officer

- Police Brutality Have a police officer ever abused a family member of yours. Police brutality affects communities by lost of trust in police officers. Victims and witnesses of crimes are much less likely to report crimes. Which brings problems to our communities. In this research paper, readers will understand when a police officer who uses force when it is not called for, or who uses excessive force to perform his or her job, have crossed the line into police brutality. Police brutality remains one of the most serious and divisive human rights violations in the United State....   [tags: Police brutality, Police, Police officer, Abuse]

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Police Brutality And The Police

- ... Louima was marginalized, leaving him to deal with the case on his own. Due to police brutality, many lawsuits have been filed against police officers. One example is the George Zimmerman trial. The shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch coordinator for a gated community, took place on February of 2012 in Sanford, Florida. Martin was a 17-year-old African American high school student. Zimmerman shot Martin, who was unarmed, thinking that he was up to no good, when in fact Martin was staying where the shooting took place....   [tags: Police brutality, Police, Police officer, Abuse]

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Preventing Police Brutality And The Police

- Preventing Police Brutality Freddie Grey, Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, John Crawford, Eric Gardner, Jordan Baker.These are just some of the many, many African American people that were killed by the police, all unarmed, all mistreated by the police, all shot and killed, without a crime.. Every twenty-eight hours a life is lost. There are hundreds of innocent lives that are being taken away from their families. Police officers, who are meant to protect and serve, are instead killing and abusing civilians....   [tags: Police brutality, Police, African American]

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Police Brutality And The Police

- ... . . racist attitudes, assertive police strategies, inade. quate [sic] training, and lenient treatment.“ Between April 2009 and June 2010, there have been over 5,000 instances of misconduct performed by police, about 300 led to the deaths of people, and of those 300 cases, police officers have only spent an average of about 14 months in jail, while, a regular civilian would be in jail for a minimum of 25 years or maximum of 60 years (Cassandra & Roberton; Reinhart). Several cases of police brutality have been recorded with different developments and outcomes on the verdict....   [tags: Police, Police brutality, Constable, Crime]

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Police Brutality And The Police

- ... The human body can only handle so much, and the police are no exception. Its not fair to judge the minority group right off the bat, without probable cause or knowing the suspect is known to be violent and heavily armed, that’s when excessive force can be justified if the suspect disobeys all commanding orders from a officer. Race plays a key role in police misconduct. Many minority groups are more likely to be victims of unfair police treatment. The Rodney King beating is truly a representation of police brutality....   [tags: Police brutality, Police, Rodney King]

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Police Brutality And The Police Force

- ... In order to fix this arising issue, Philadelphia passed a law in 1749 to give officials—common known as wardens at the time—the authority to hire watchmen as needed (Johnson). As a result, their power expanded. No longer did men have to volunteer, or even be forced, into the neighbor watch. Only men that wanted to apply for the job would be considered. However, even with quick remedies to aid to the growing population, the population started to climb to outrageous numbers that the police force could not handle....   [tags: United States, Police, Constable, Police brutality]

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Police Brutality And The Police

- ... The most recent research recalls how personal experience affects an individual’s attitude towards the police in the long term. Weitzer (2002) investigates the magnitude and longevity of the effects that highly publicized police brutality cases have on victims of abuse. Literature prior to Weitzer suggests that police brutality in the public eye does change public opinion in the various communities. Weitzer (2002) emphasizes that highly publicized cases of police brutality have a greater effect on public opinion....   [tags: Police, Police brutality, Law enforcement agency]

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Police Brutality And Police Abuse Complaints

- ... Officers have just entered an apartment complex in Cleveland, Ohio, responding to a distress call regarding a 64 year old man treating to kill his wife and landlord at gun point. This whole encounter can be seen on the news website CNN, and CNN was able to show the view body cameras have when they are used by officers. The video contains sound where a shot goes off and a police officer is hit, but not injured. It then goes to a yelling match between the shooter and officer, who is ordering him to drop the weapon....   [tags: Police, Police brutality, Constable]

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The Structure Of Police And Police

- ... The entire idea of CP is a mutually beneficial relationship where the police gain information and the community gains safety and comfort. The police has retained its autonomy from the reform area where it separated itself from political influence as well as the public. This autonomous structure has not needed to foster relationships in the professional policing model because it had established a reactive and distant role rather than an engaging proactive one; similar to the military, it fosters an us vs....   [tags: Police, Law enforcement, Community policing]

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Police Forces For Police Officers

- ... Calgary is the first city in Canada to create their own Integrated Ballistic Identification System (IBIS); by having their own lab it makes wait times for evidence drastically shorter (R. Hawkins, October 23, 2015, personal communication). If the lab had not :developed as rapidly as it has and looked at new and innovative ways to gather evidence, a lot of crimes would have remained unsolved” (McMurray, 2013, para. 14). Hiring and Accountability of Officers Over the past 35 years, Canadian law enforcement agencies have focuses on diversifying their staffs by hiring more women, people of visible minorities, and Aboriginal people (Goff, 2014, p....   [tags: Police, Constable, Law enforcement agency]

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The Use Of Lethal Force By Police

- Civil Unrest Suppose you are just walking down the street to the gas station, and all of a sudden you are stopped by the police and told if you do not lay down with your hands on your head they will shoot. It sounds pretty unlikely, right. Well it may be happening more often than you think. The use of lethal force by the police has become all too familiar to the people of today’s world. The use of lethal force by police is becoming a present day issue that recently seems all too common. Excessive use of force, brutality, racism, and profiling are all terms that serve to describe this horrendous situation....   [tags: Police, Police brutality, Police officer]

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The Duty Of A Police Officer

- ... This unresolved issue raised so many questions in New York Times. “We don’t want to say that his life was taken because he was born with his dark skin. But there is no other explanation” his father told the paper. (Lawerence, 2) The New York police department countered this issue by telling reporters that “There’s far less force used by the police now than in the past.. The Rodney King stuff you used to hear about a lot…. Some recent cases makes the public think the problem is more wide ranged than it really is.” In regards to this comment a Times news report answered back “a batch of cases from this year alone, 1996, suggests police misconduct is wide ranging” and also it was observed t...   [tags: Police brutality, Police, Police officer]

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Police Brutality And The United States

- Attention Getter: Are all the officers who are intended to "Protect and Serve" really following through with that. Background and Audience Relevance: According to the Human Rights Watch 2012 report on Police Brutality and Accountability in the United States; police brutality has become one the most serious human rights violation. As citizens of the United States it is our duty to make sure that those with authority don 't take advantage of their power. Credibility: I believe I am credible to persuade you with this issue because as a citizen of this country myself I cannot idly sit by while the rights of others are disregarded by those who are meant to be our protectors....   [tags: Police brutality, Police, Police officer]

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Police Brutality Is True And Accurate

- ... The officer ask Christopher to show his badge and Christopher flashed his library card. According to the Albuquerque Police data report, the Albuquerque Police Department shot thirty-eight people and killed nineteen (Aviv 2). More than half of the victims were mentally ill. The rate of fatal shooting by police in Albuquerque is eight time that of New York City (Aviv 2). The officers Albuquerque often announced that the person who was shot by the police officers was violent, a career criminal, or mentally ill....   [tags: Police, Police brutality, Police officer]

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The International Union Of Police Associations

- ... They offer insurance discounts, houses and home protection and travel accommodations. One of the main goal of this organization is to keep their members up to date with “legislative issues impacting them [police officers] and their families” (IUPA). Communities United for Police Reform, CPR, is an organization based out of New York City, New York. CPR, hosts campaigns aimed to end discrimination in political practices, including the police department. CPR is composed of lawyers, activities, and communities members that work together to bring the rights to the general public....   [tags: Police, Police brutality, Police officer]

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Police Brutality Of The United States

- ... The homeless man’s killing was caught on an officer’s lapel camera sparked outraged in Albuquerque over what some perceived as unnecessary lethal force.’ (Ortiz) In California, Carlsbad Police Department face some tough paparazzi when a video that was filmed in 2013 is released this year showing an officer hit a woman in the face. The officer allegedly had Hahn get out of the car, and he started beating her up while her children, ages 7 and 11, watched from the back seat. “While she was being beaten and pummeled, Ms....   [tags: Police, Police brutality, Police officer]

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Police Enforcement And The United States

- ... The statistics of police brutality is a big number, but the number of alcoholism and suicide that is caused from being an officer is even bigger. An individual’s color, religion, and race have nothing to with the treatment by police officers. As law enforcement, they are given a lot of authority and power in society in order to keep everything safe and running, as it should be. People have started to believe that officers abuse their power with the weapons that they are provided with. Officers use force to not only protect themselves but also protect us from a harmful situation, “So in order to understand police use-of-force, it seems clear that one must include officers’ individual pred...   [tags: Police, Police officer, Police brutality]

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The Police Killing Of Michael Brown

- ... Until then, don’t complain unless you have a solution. Consequences of the Media As a result of the Eric Garner and Michael Brown killings, the community and protestors were outraged. One man, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, took his frustrations beyond what was acceptable. Brinsley ended up assassinating two random, and innocent officers in New York. He boasted about his plans to murder the two cops on social media prior to his actions. Brinsley stated “I’m putting wings on pigs today..they take one of ours, let’s take two of theirs” on Instagram with a picture of his gun (Tracy, et.al., 2014)....   [tags: Police brutality, Police, Police officer]

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Police Accountability vs. Police Independence

- Introduction The debate regarding police independence versus police accountability has been hotly contested since at least the 1960s.1 At the heart of the debate are questions relating to the degree and manner of oversight to which police forces should be subjected, while maintaining the independence of those polices forces to carry out their duties free from undue political (or other) interferences. This essay examines the principles underlying the “independence of the office of constable”, the notion of responsible government, and how the interaction between these two ideas has been characterised in the literature....   [tags: Police Governance and Accountability]

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Police Shootings And The United States

- 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....   [tags: Police, Police brutality, Police officer]

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A Report On Police Brutality

- ... There is a fine line between excessive and justifiable force, and the problem with understanding the work of police lies in the fact of what they do, how they do it, why they did it, whether or not it should have been done, and if they are actually ‘doing their job’ (Lawrence 19). With the rate of excessive use of force by police officers growing every year, it must be put to an end. It cannot be put out all together, but efforts can be made to decrease the rate. In the book Police Use of Excessive Force in Disorganized Neighborhoods, author Zachary Hays proposes a theory from information gathered from from the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods stating how to predict...   [tags: Police, Police brutality, Police officer]

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Police Brutality And Its Effects

- ... Furthermore, many citizens believe that this is a racial issue, but their has been reports that have shown that this problem has occurred to people of all races. Many African Americans have supported a group by the name of “Black Lives Matter” which is ignorant because all lives should matter. In fact more white citizens have been killed by police then African American citizens. “Based on The Guardian’s statistics, police killed more white people than any other race this year. A total 385 white people have been killed by police this year....   [tags: Police brutality, Police, Police officer]

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Persuasive Speech On Police Brutality

- Maria Lara COMM 150 11/12/14 Persuasive Speech Outline Attention Getter: Are all the officers who are intended to "Protect and Serve" really following through with that. Background and Audience Relevance: According to the Human Rights Watch 2012 report on Police Brutality and Accountability in the United States; police brutality has become one the most serious human rights violation. As citizens of the United States it is our duty to make sure that those with authority don 't take advantage of their power....   [tags: Police brutality, Police, Police officer]

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The Abuse Of Police Abuse

- ... The capability that the police officers are given can corrupt them and make them only see in black and white instead of grey. They can go from being a serious police officer and following the rules, to being someone whose reason for being there is simply to protect their reputation or the reputation of their towns no matter the cost. They commit crimes and then get away with them because they are the ones who convict people who break the law, they are in control of what happens to them. The subject of abuse isn’t just about the cases they are on, police are also abusing bystanders and more specifically colored people....   [tags: Police, Police brutality, Police officer]

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Proposing A Pl Police Brutality

- Proposing a plan: Police Brutality Shnisha Mimis Cardinal Stritch University Professor: Mr. Charles Foster ASB 201 Written and Oral Communication June 25th 2015 Police brutality remains one of the most serious issues in the United States; however in more recent years Milwaukee has faced a few incidents where police violence became the center of a widespread issue that has had a significant impact on many communities. While citizens worry about protecting themselves from criminals, there has been an even greater concern when dealing with the police....   [tags: Police, Police brutality, Police officer]

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Police Brutality And Body Cameras

- ... They feel what is up for debate if there is physical recorded evidence which most deem as solid. Most of the cases have been dealing with African American males who people feel are unfairly targeted by law enforcement. Police brutality has sparked national attention prompting hashtags such as #blacklivesmatter and sparking protests and even sit-ins. Recently, some protesters have choosen to take matters in to their own hands and kill police officers due to the many cases of police brutality that have been acquitted or received minimal punishment....   [tags: Police, Police brutality, Police officer]

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The Problem Of Police Brutality

- Police brutality is becoming an increasing problem in today’s society. Being a cop is a very dangerous job as we all know, and sometimes they are put in situations where the use of force is necessary. Unfortunately, because some officers use excessive force when it is not necessary(which is debatable) it has become a big issue. Are there certain factors that lead to police brutality or excessive use of force. Why have the statistics suddenly jumped through the roof. Are Police Departments not providing training for non-violent solutions....   [tags: Police brutality, Police, Police officer]

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The Violence Of Police Brutality

- ... When mandatory body cameras are put in place, we have clear, concise evidence of what happened. With the use of body cameras, we will no longer have to rely on witness reports, which can be changed and lied about. The police already have mandatory dash cameras placed in their cars, however these camera only capture about 5% of a policeman’s day. Using body cameras would capture 100% of a cops activity and give a clear report of their activities throughout the day. It has been reported that the Obama Administration is in favor of police forces wearing body cameras....   [tags: Police, Police brutality, Police officer]

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The Violence Of Police Brutality

- ... More backup would also reduce the need for quick and rash actions. When faced with dangerous situations a cop might feel more prompt to act rashly if he feels he is alone. With this added abundance of police officers, it would require those of more experience to demonstrate to the proper way to deal with any situations. “Age and experiences are important factors in handling the delicate human relationship” (Liqun Cao Ph.D. 2002). If the older officers show the newer officers how to do the job properly the likelihood of future incidents should decrease....   [tags: Police brutality, Police, Police officer]

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Body Cameras By Police Officers

- ... Butler, a lawyer with the Maryland Crime Victim Resource Center argues that the public should not be given the access to video footage obtained by police body cams during incidents such as domestic violence or sexually abused victims. In a report from the Force Science Institute, titled, “10 limitations of body cams you need to know for your protection” published by police one. According to Dr. Bill Lewinski, executive director of the Force Science Institute said using information from a footage of a camera to condemn an officer for his action can be dangerous because it’s not providing all the information needed....   [tags: Police, Police brutality, Police officer]

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Police Brutality : The Reason, And The Solution For It

- ... Also, there is a view that victims of police brutality often belong to relatively powerless groups, such as minorities, the disabled, the young, and the poor. In March 1991, members of the Los Angeles Police Department harshly beat an African American suspect, Rodney King, while a white civilian videotaped the incident, leading to extensive media coverage and criminal charges against several of the officers involved. In April 1992, hours after the four police officers involved were cleared at trial, the Los Angeles riots of 1992 commenced, causing 53 deaths, 2,383 injuries, more than 7,000 fires, damage to 3,100 businesses, and nearly $1 billion in financial losses....   [tags: Police brutality, Police, Constable]

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The Gun And The Police Car

- ... Burnout rate among law enforcement officers is typically the result of two components; workplace stress and organizational resources (McCarty, Zhao, Garland, 2007). Workplace stress originates both out in the field and in the workplace setting, which is typically the department that the officer serves. Out in the field stress is always high, as police officers always need to be alert and attentive, as they never know the dangers of what they may encounter on a day to day basis. What could just be another day serving the community with traffic stops and house calls could escalate quickly to a domestic violence or robbery call which puts the officer in an incredibly dangerous situation....   [tags: Police, Constable, Police officer]

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The Actions Of The Police Force

- ... The U.S is making progress on race issues, yet it’s hard, if not impossible, to separate issues of race and class. There is a rise of conflict against the ways of the police enforcement, the community has hate growing because of the lives taken away from the loved ones. In the community, it isn’t noticed but the way of the Law Enforcement is corrupt. It is a proven fact that power corrupts the minds of the ones with power. "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men." (John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton)....   [tags: Police, Police brutality, Constable]

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Police Brutality And African Americans

- ... To combat these statements police departments are striving hard to prove that the criticism is not true. Now when police officers go out in the field they weigh the options of how the public will react to their tactics. Many police officers feel like it’s them against the world because they do not have people defending their case (Haddon). Police officers are also being targeted more and more by angry protesters fighting for justice for unarmed African American teens being murdered (Haddon)....   [tags: Police, Police brutality]

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How To Reduce Police Corruption

- The majority of peace officers are committed to the profession they chose. They view the career as a calling, a dedication to perform a public service to their community. Being a police officer requires one to continually strive for perfection, but there is no such thing as a perfect cop. What makes a good cop turn bad. Many factors can attribute to police corruption, but the question that should be asked is if it can be stopped. Although police agencies have progressed greatly from its beginning, police corruption is the black mark that will forever leave a stain of embarrassment within an organization....   [tags: Police Ethics, Police Integrity]

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The Advantages Of Police Technology

- ... Body-worn cameras can create a public record that allows the entire community to see what really happened, even if officers do or does not break the law. Police departments struggling to provide transparency to their communities and resolve civilian complaints efficiently, but by providing a video record of police activity, body-worn cameras have made their procedures more translucent to the public and have helped resolve questions following an encounter between officers and members of the public (Anastaia and Majerol)....   [tags: Police, Police brutality, Constable]

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The Violence Of Police Officers

- ... They should be judged to the same criteria, to the same standards as the public, without bias. They should be punished to the same extent, without any reluctance or leniency that have been displayed by so many courts over the indictment of officers. It is essential that officers are held to the same laws as criminals in the general public are. Effectively, if officers are not punished in accordance to the law then the notion that they are above it will continue, and their abuses of power will escalate....   [tags: Police, Police brutality, Constable]

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Police Brutality And The United State

- Have a police officer ever abused a family member of yours. Police brutality affects communities by lost of trust in police officers. Victims and witnesses of crimes are much less likely to report crimes. Which brings problems to our communities. In this research paper, readers will understand when a police officer who uses force when it is not called for, or who uses excessive force to perform his or her job, have crossed the line into police brutality. Police brutality remains one of the most serious and divisive human rights violations in the United State....   [tags: Police brutality, Police, Abuse, Police officer]

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The Abuse Of Power By Police Officers

- ... For example, there are people out there that don 't feel safe relying on the police department: "A black Greensboro man who nearly lost his job as a result of asking an officer why he was being ordered out of his car during a nightmarish encounter said: 'Every time I see a police officer, I get a cold chill. Even if I needed one, I wouldn 't call one '" ("Political Lies About Police Brutality"). Such case shows how incredibly emotionally abused a person can be, and how our governmental system failed such victims....   [tags: Police brutality, Police, Police officer, Abuse]

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Police Brutality Of The United States

- ... That is more than half of the law enforcement who witnesses what their coworkers are doing and go without reporting it. Technically they are accomplices to the crime itself since they are present while the illegal action is taking place. About every 8 hours an officer killed a citizen. The police force is meant to protect society from any sort of danger, not cause harm and stress. So the police should be trained properly so they do not resort to violence and abuse of power. Many cases of police brutality are performed by a group of police....   [tags: Police brutality, Police, Police officer, Crime]

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Police Brutality Is A Thing Of The Policing System

- Reasons According to (Kristian, 2014) police brutality is a thing of the policing system, not circumstantial. She points out one of the most obvious reasons, which is the lack of training that officers receive to identify what is the appropriate amount of force. Kristian also identifies the lack of training officers receive in regards to domesticated pets. The most important part of Kristian’s argument is that the policing system is targeting minorities, with some city police’s procedures explicitly stating that....   [tags: Police, Police brutality, Police officer]

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Police Officers Are Abusing Their Power

- ... Due to the officers who have no respect for the uniform and badge they wear, citizens have a hard time trusting the police. The abuse of power has been going on for years, for example the Screws V. United States case. In this case Screws, sheriff of Baker County, was said to have forced Robert Hall, an African American male, from his home and arrested him. Once they arrived at the courthouse, Screws along with Jones and Kelly, allegedly beat Hall with their fists and a solid bar while he was handcuffed for 30 min and within an hour of arriving at the hospital, Hall was pronounced dead....   [tags: Police, Police officer, Police brutality, Law]

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A Brief Note On The Civil Unrest Of The Police

- Steven Schleper English 102 Mrs. Prochaska 03 February 2015 Civil Unrest Suppose you are just walking down the street to the gas station, and all of a sudden you are stopped by the police and told if you do not lay down with your hands on your head they will shoot. It sounds pretty unlikely, right. Well it may be happening more often than you think. The use of lethal and excessive force by the police has become all too familiar to the people of today’s world. Excessive use of force, brutality, racism, and profiling are all terms that serve to describe this horrendous situation....   [tags: Police, Police brutality, Police officer]

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Police Brutality : A Problem Over The Years

- Abstract Police Brutality Police brutality against minorities has been a problem over the years. Police brutality is the use of excessive physical force including beating citizens with hands or batons stun guns, teargas and even lethal weapons (Walter, 2014) Police brutality has caused severe physical harm over the year but it may also involve psychological harm through the use of intimidation tactics beyond the scope of officially sanctioned police procedures. Police brutality has been a major problem in many areas among law enforcement officers through the mistreatment of unarmed citizens....   [tags: Police brutality, Police, Police officer]

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Police Brutality And Racial Profiling

- ... Thats right, Police brutality is not directed to one specific race or ethnic group, in fact CNN says that in the year 2014 there were 414 White victims of Police brutality compared to the, 233 African American victims of Police brutality that same year. What does this mean. Could it mean that people have just been looking past cases that could have been just as bad, but the race of the victim isn 't a minority so they just overlook it. I don 't know why the media does not exploit this, or if they do why does nobody talk about it....   [tags: Police brutality, Police, Police officer, Abuse]

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Police Brutality And Its Effect On Society

- ... The violence committed by police officers has been occurring for more than 20 years, so it’s understandable that society can no longer put up with such behavior (Bach, 2014). The number of people killed by police officers is increasing each year, while the amount of crime is decreasing (Pollock, 2017). Pollock (2017) finds force excessive: When their use of for exceeds that which is necessary to accomplish their lawful purpose, or when their purpose is now lawful apprehension or self-defense, but rather personal retaliation or coercion, it is defined as excessive force and is unethical and illegal....   [tags: Police, Police brutality, Police officer]

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Censorship : Fighting Police Brutality With Technology

- Transparency: Fighting Police Brutality with Technology The media has never been a reliable source of information, considering the fact that anything can be altered by a network to change their audience’s perception on a subject. Entering an era of smartphones and social media where a majority of Americans have access to these advances. Technology has opened up the possibility to access real time, live footage in different places around the world. It can now be used to increase transparency between police officers....   [tags: Police, Police brutality, Police officer]

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Police Officers And A Poor Justice System

- ... Furthermore, active duty police officers must be subject to another background check; if they have displayed any biased action or racism towards any particular group of citizens then the officer will be fired from his position. The hiring process must require a psychology assessment. This psych evaluation should determine prospective employees’ personality and behaviors. Essential the test will be utilized to determine how well he or she can and will handle pressure, and if they are suitable for the job they desire....   [tags: Police, Police brutality, Police officer]

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Police Misconduct and Corruption

- Within our police system in America, there are gaps and loopholes that give leeway to police officials who either abuse the authority given to them or do not represent the ethical standards that they are expected to live up to by society. Because of the nature of police work, there is a potential for deterioration of these ethical and moral standards through deviance, misconduct, corruption, and favoritism. Although these standards are set in place, many police officers are not held accountable for their actions and can easily get by with the mistreatment of others because of their career title....   [tags: Police Racism, Police Ethics]

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Police Officers Should Be Restricted On Duty

- ... The way that this is done is being in control of "your tone of voice, body language, and facial expressions everything that was just listed can make all the difference"(Klein,22). That’s exactly what Darren Wilson did he set his authority, but everything just went down hill from their in the end Darren Wilson shot and killed an unarmed black male named Michael Brown. With this all being said the police department needs to spend more money on the training of these police officer. If anything these officers need to spend more time in the academy and the academy needs to spend more time teaching about the physical responsibilities that this job brings a huge emotional responsibility....   [tags: Police, Police officer, Police brutality]

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Police Brutality Law And Legal Definition

- ... To get the respect an individual deserves from law enforcement, they must be respectful to the officer. Nobody deserves respect if they are just going to smart off, fight back and resist in any way possible. Officers are there to protect us citizens, and although it is true some abuse their rights, a majority does not and we need to treat all with the respect they deserve. After all they are risking their life for us. It is said that the only reason police brutality has become such an issue is because of the technology we have today, people are able to record events and post them....   [tags: Police, Police officer, Police brutality]

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Police Tactics Are Justified And The Public

- Police tactics are completely justified and the public should not concentrate on the race of the criminal or the officer, but on the criminal and his/her crimes. Militarization of the police has been only for the safety of the public, and the officers themselves. Recent Police events have caused a massive debate on the use of lethal force. Much of the debate can be credited to the recent shootings of Michael Brown, and John Crawford. Also, the death of Eric Garner in New York due to police force....   [tags: Police, Constable, Crime, Police officer]

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Police Brutality And Its Effects

- ... It is an officer’s job to know the limit of force and to also report other officers pushing that limit. The instillation of cameras on officers and in their vehicle’s is for officer and civilian safety. It is also the only “way both the public and the accused police officers be more assured of a fair assessment of police actions” (Emery). Some departments have already begun installing more cameras on their officers for those exact reasons. People tend to let their emotions alter their memories, thus resulting in a brutality case that might not have actually happened....   [tags: Police brutality, Police, Police officer, Abuse]

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Police Brutality And Its Impact On The Society

- ... After Brown struggled to keep Wilson in his patrol car and later after Brown ran towards the officer, Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown approximately 6 times. While many believe that Brown was murdered in “cold blood”, others in the nation believe that the whole case was used for an excuse the community to loot and riot. Others also take the side of officer Darren Wilson and believe that he was merely trying to do his job and get home to his loved ones. Aside from this being considered a case of police brutality, it is also a case for people to use in an attempt to enforce that police use alternative weapons aside from firearms....   [tags: Police, Police officer, Police brutality]

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The Sworn Title Of Police Officer

- ... This creates a dilemma for police in how they balance between maintaining public safety and order to aggressively fighting crime (Howell et al., 2004). Howell et al. (2004) concluded that findings from previous research indicated that the pass practices of police towards African Americans influence their negative feeling towards them. However, findings also show the reactions of whites when “the "normal" social order is reversed. For example, in a majority black context, whites, who are accustomed to holding the dominant position in society, show a tendency to penalize the police, a social institution that they typically embrace” Howell et al....   [tags: Police brutality, Police, African American]

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A Report On The Police Officer

- ... When there is a potential search situation, the Residence Life staff must obtain approval from the Assistant Vice President of Housing, Food Services, and Residence Life. Approval is only granted after the reason for the search, the person(s) who is to search the room, and the object(s) being sought are clarified. Searches are usually conducted in the presence of the students living in the room, and only in unusual cases would the room be searched in their absence”. I would like to point out that the incident occurred between the hours of 11 PM and 12 AM....   [tags: Police, Constable]

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Police Discretion Of The United States

- ... Sometimes police use their discretion and think they got it correct, but sometimes they are dead wrong. My second example is an article from the NY Times about how the police fired at an armed suspect, but hit bystanders too. While they did shot and kill the suspect, their bullets also hit an old retiree and mother, who had an 18-month old child. The mother later filed a lawsuit against the police department, saying they showed negligence towards her and the rest of the people. My point is that while the police may have not been at total fault, their discretion can sometimes be a problem....   [tags: Police, Constable, Ethics, Police officer]

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Police Brutality, State And Defense Attorney

- ... “I agree with Ms. Krejci that the entire file should have been disclosed with the publics record request, but that does not make it discoverable.” Feeney said. “I understand her frustration that she wasn 't given the same information that another defense attorney was. When I discovered what had happened, which was in august, I immediately requested the entire file from the Phoenix Police Department so that I could disclose it to the defense council. I didn’t do that because I believed that the information was discoverable or relevant....   [tags: Police, Police brutality, Police officer]

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The University Of California Police Department

- ... It seems from what he explained that the UCPD (as can be implied by its name) is more specific to the university itself rather than the entire Riverside community. The second thing I wanted to learn was how long and extensive the training-process is and what the specific requirements are. From his explanation, it seems like the process is indeed very long and extensive. First, you need a total of five months of training at the Sherriff’s Academy. At the end of this, you need to pass a mental and physical test....   [tags: Police, Constable, Police officer, Crime]

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Annotated Bibliography Of Police Suicide

- ... The researcher identified job-related stress as one of the main causes of suicide. Most of the police officers are associated with violence in many cases, especially in the urban areas. They also do not like the type of job they deal with, especially in the cases of suicide. Stress has been the most dominant because they have low job morale and do not get enough backing from the administration since they work more hours with little pay (Brough and Frame, 2014). Also, the author discusses a lack of acknowledgment as another cause of stress which makes them loose self-esteem as well....   [tags: Police, Constable]

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Police Brutality And Its Effects

- ... Civilians should not be expected to follow the laws if the police are not. We have to keep the police accountable for their actions and help train them to be better. Police officers are here to protect the citizens and maintain order in society. When they step out of the boundary, they have to be punished for it. If a police officer does something wrong, often times they are not punished for it or the punishment is very minimal. This leads to other police officers doing the same thing, knowing if they get in trouble the consequence will not be severe....   [tags: Police, Police brutality, Race, Abuse]

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We 're Anti Police Brutality

- ... according to the nation instigate daily’s liz webster it is an estimated “136,000 people who have been wrongly convicted.”(Liz Webster) When things like the following happen to people like oscar, who was brutally beaten by police and left to die, and is is seen by the public it raises moral which makes people want to rally together and make change. Oscar grant was shot by a police officer, he was sitting on his knees and was thrown to the ground and when a police officer put his knee to his neck and another officer stepped back and shot him in the back....   [tags: Police brutality, Police, Police misconduct]

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Why Police Should Use Force

- ... When the police arrive, the one trying to break in is more than likely going to run. If the police did not use a Taser or tackle him or her, the person who just tried to steal or harm someone else would get away. The country would turn into mass chaos without police using force to stop and subdue criminals. Some people such as University of Mississippi instructor Luanne Buchanan believe, “What happened in Ferguson is un-American.” (Castens). Buchanan was referring to the attempts made by police to stop the rioting (Castens)....   [tags: Police, Police officer, Police brutality]

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Roles And Functions Of Police

- ... If the watchman does not watch the public, the public is unsafe, again if he does not watch himself or herself, he is either unsafe alone or both the public and watchmen are unsafe. The police in the UK are composed of 43 forces and use of guns is minimal by the police not alone the public (UK Government Home Office, 2010). In such a community, there is a high expectation of order, but in contrary police seems to be victims of crimes (Chappell & Piquero, 2004). There have been cases of corruption, abuse their authorities and biased approach towards a certain suspect....   [tags: Police, Constable, Crime, Police officer]

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Police Brutality And Its Effects

- ... It has been found that those subjected to police brutality are mainly minorities. Those of the minority community have been targeted for many decades to violence by those in law enforcement in the United States. This type of violence is a direct depiction of police brutality, which often leads to death. Police brutality has been an issue for many years, and it remains a major concern for those of the minority community. In Compton, one can easily say that excess force used by police officers were not only common, but routine....   [tags: Police brutality, Police, Rodney King]

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The Violence Of Police Brutality

- Introduce: I think we all can agree that the police agencies ', image has been destroyed in every way you could possibly think of. I truly believe that no one abide by the police agencies anymore. As technology has enhanced over the years, far as cell phone, people are able to see what police officers are really doing while on the force. There have been many video release when police brutality was revealed, as well as how the police agencies respond to an incident. Over the years, community policing has diminution....   [tags: Police, Police brutality, Constable, Crime]

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The Importance Of Police Ethics

- ... This problem has been highlighted by Stephen Lawrence and Scarman in 20th century in particular with policing incidents against African Caribbean origins. However Bernie Grant MP, Lord Taylor of Warwich and Dr John Sentamu Archbishop or York they have disclosed their personal experiences being stopped and searched unjustifiably because of their origins. This essay will examine a number of studies that have been conducted to examine the police use of the power and the debate divided between apologists and abolitionist....   [tags: Police, Constable, Crime, Police officer]

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Today 's Police Brutality Epidemic

- ... Wilson and his partner who also went with him to the store discharged their weapons as well, and Wilson took shots several times in the head and chest. Wilson was later pronounced dead at the Temple University Hospital. Stories like this are heartbreaking, but yet never make the news. We often wonder why this happens, but even in 2015 stories of police confrontations seem to deserve a higher place in the news today. Although there is an increase in police deaths, the public reacts more to a citizen’s death caused by police officers....   [tags: Police, Police officer, Police brutality]

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Article Review On Police Misconduct

- ... 285). Harris (2012) used previous empirical studies as a guide when formulating his research, which included sample size, research questions, and approach. His concern regarding the on-set of police officer misconduct is an important area of study, and his point of view was from that of a scholar that posed research questions, and conducted an ethical research study to find the answers. Relevant Other Facts Harris (2012) explored and discussed the age of officers in his study and how those ages compared with those officers receiving complaints (p.293)....   [tags: Police, Constable, Police brutality, Research]

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The Use of Police Canines

- ... It is the trainer’s job to distinguish which fits the dog the best. Behavior Theory: Effects of Jute “Jute” is protective equipment that is worn during training to allow the canine to bite without hurting the trainer. This interferes with training process of canines while searching buildings. Canines that are trained with the “Jute” method respond to the odor of the jute rather than human scent. “Human scent is composed of skin flakes, perspiration, skin oils, and gaseous components that are perceived by dogs through their Olfactory senses” (O’Heare)....   [tags: police sciences]

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Research Indicates That Police And Obey The Law

- Research indicates that police conduct, i.e., confidentiality and respect are a significant aspect of the formation of citizens support for and also, a recognition of police legitimacy as well as, a sense of valued members of the society and the likelihood to collaborate with the police and obey the law (Tyler and Lind 1992, Smith, Tyler, Huo, Ortiz and Lind 1998, Tyler 2006, Tyler and Fagan 2008). Further, as Tyler and Lind (1992) posits, status awareness and acknowledgement is mostly communicated to people via inter-personal treatment by those in power....   [tags: Police, Police officer, Constable]

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Evolution Of The Police Force

- The Evolution of the Police Force in England The history of the police in England is long and complex. Many things the United States learned have come from, how England has evolved as a good example of a best in class police force that focuses on using less violent means to contain and control. Prior to the Norman Conquest in 1066, the majority of England did not have a specialized police force or public office to maintain order. The lack of structure caused an environment where there were civil unrest and a lack of order....   [tags: Police, Constable, Metropolitan Police Service]

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The Lapd Of The Los Angeles Police Department

- “The LAPD struggled during the first dozen years of its existence, going through sixteen chiefs of police and developing an unsavory reputation for corruption and brutality.” (Escobar, 1999, p. 27) From the notorious “Bloody Christmas, to the infamous Rodney King scandal, the Los Angeles Police department has been at the forefront of unprofessionalism for the past few decades and has been deemed one of the most corrupt police departments in the country. Greed, race and politics played a role in the development of the LAPD....   [tags: Police, Police brutality]

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Racial Diversity At The Knoxville Police Department

- ... In the issue of race as a factor in unequal or bad treatment by the police, Walker (2012, p. 585) states, “The role of race in criminal laws was a direct affront to blacks’ freedom and dignity and in today’s society many states continue to impose harsher penalties on blacks for assaults on whites, than on whites committing the same offenses.” Walker (2012) also believes that many think police are always the good ones and minority men are the offenders and when the police killed someone, it had to be for a good reason....   [tags: Police brutality, Police, Constable]

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The Relationship Between Police Officers And Society

- ... The public 's and the media 's need for instant news can lead to a negative representation of police. Officer Luis Raimundi, thirteen year veteran of the Hartford Police Department, when asked about the media 's position during an ongoing investigation states that “The media is only provided a limited amount of information during an investigation to preserve evidence.” This transitions into the fact that what the media reports and releases to the public during the earliest stages of an investigation may not always present a true representation of the actual crime committed or the scene, not limited to false descriptions of the positions of the people involved including suspects, victims,...   [tags: Police, Police officer, Constable]

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A Critical Assessment Of Defining Police Ethics

- A Critical Assessment In defining police ethics, ethical policing and police ethics are not synonymous or interchangeable connotations to or for one another. Aside from establishing a police role independently from establishing any definition of ethics or police ethics, the semantics tend to complicate the defining process. Some of these complications include, but are not limited to, sociological aspects, psychological conditions, or philosophical reasoning. Examples of sociological complications include historical, political, cultural, or economic aspects....   [tags: Ethics, Philosophy, Police, The Police]

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Police Ride Along With The Fairfax County Police Department

- ... The three officers then retreated to a nearby section of the neighborhood to review the county code related to noise before taking further action. Fairfax County Code Section 108-4-1 prohibits the use of sound amplification devices outside of the home after 11 p.m. Since it was not yet 11 p.m., and the homeowners had already complied with the officer’s request to turn the volume down, we departed and resumed patrolling the community. However, later that night, after 11 p.m., we received another noise complaint and had to return to the house and warn them that another call would result in a fine....   [tags: Police, Constable, Officer]

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Street Level Police Corruption Practices

- ... Secondly, the officer receiving the bribe may consider it as a mediation of the culprits awarenesses of the effect of the crime committed, and thirdly, the offender 's remorsefulness seems to be reconciled by the officer 's acceptance of the gratuity. Other participants understanding of police corruption seems to be shaped by the conduct of some police officers that does not conform to the ethical standards of the police institution. “Making deals unlawfully, at the end we can all say is stealing or corruption” (Yaw Robert: a private entrepreneur, male, age 41-50)....   [tags: Police, Police brutality, Constable]

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