• Los Angeles Police Protesters Officers
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    Los Angeles police fired rubber bullets Sunday into a crowd of people demonstrating against police brutality near the LAPD's downtown headquarters, breaking up an unauthorized splinter group of marchers who threw bottles, vandalized bus stops and yelled obscenities. In a scene reminiscent of clashes during the Democratic National Convention in August, police in riot gear fired the nonlethal bullets after protesters began setting fires and throwing objects at officers who were trying to stop the ...
  • Police Brutality Amnesty International
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    Police Brutality When one thinks of police misconduct many not too distant stories might go through our heads. Most adults will remember how they felt when they saw the brutal beating of Rodney King on their local news station; or the outrage they experienced when they heard that the evidence in the OJ Simpson trial had been tampered with. But thanks to new guidelines, procedures and even civilian groups who now "police" the police, instances of police misconduct may soon start seeing a decline....
  • Police Brutality In The Us
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    Police Brutality in the US Picture if you will a beautiful sunny afternoon in the middle of San Francisco, Ca. A local group of bicyclists, known as Critical Mass, gather for a peaceful ride through the city. The monthly ride was designed to promote the idea that bikes are a positive alternative to cars. Instead of the normal hundred or so riders a mass of 6, 000 or more cyclists gather for the ride. There was a speech from the mayor and then they set off to cruise the city, lead by their arrang...
  • Police Abuse Review Board
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    Police Abuse In recent years, police actions, particularly police abuse, has come into view of a wide, public and critical eye. While citizens worry about protecting themselves from criminals, it has now been shown that they must also keep a watchful eye on those who are supposed to protect and serve. This paper will discuss the types of police abuse prevalent today, including the use of firearms and receipt of private information. I will also discuss what and how citizens' rights are taken adva...
  • Police Brutality Los Angles
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    Police Brutality By Matt HowardCompositionPeroid 1 Mrs. Kolar December 20, 1996'We were following are training as L. A. P. D. officers,' said officer Stacey Koon who was one of four officers accused of using excessive force against Rodney King. {Brutality in Los Angles 7 } Koon along with fellow officers Timothy Wind, Lawrence Powell, and Theodore Brings chased King through downtown Los Angles. King had allegedly committed numerous traffic violations and was thought to be high on PCP. After a h...
  • David Williamson's The Club And The Removalists
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    David Williamson's 'The Club' and 'The Removalists " Part AIn his play The Club, David Williamson presents numerous Australian attitudes of the 1970 s. However, many of these attitudes are still relevant and fairly accurate representations of Australian attitudes in the 1990 s, although some of course have changed somewhat over the time since the play was written nearly twenty years ago. Tradition plays a very important part in The Club. Each of the characters of course has his own ideas and att...
  • Police Brutality Excessive Force
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    Police Brutality James RegasDecember 15, 1996 Outline Thesis: But, because some officers use these extreme measures when it is not needed, police brutality should be addressed. I. Police BrutalityA. Racism as a cause II. Police Brutality is not a problemA. Quotes from authorities. Statistics of Declining Brutality III. Stopping Police BrutalityA. Police Stopping themselves. Public Stopping Police IV. Conclusion A. Reword Thesis Police work is dangerous. Sometimes police put in situations that ...
  • Police Brutality Officers Officer Robbins
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    Police Brutality By: Anonymous 'But they didn't have to beat me this bad. I don't know what I did to be beat up.' Rodney King, March 3, 1991. Police brutality has been a long lasting problem in the United States since at least 1903 when police Captain Williams of the New York Police Department coined the phrase, 'There is more law at the end of a policeman's nightstick than in a decision of the Supreme Court.' In the 1920's the Wichersham Commission had a number of instances of police brutality....
  • Police Coercion Officers Law Public
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    Police Coercion The police exist to protect the public from harm, abuse, murder and infringement of personal rights. They are here to sustain those persons who have committed a crime against the laws of the land. Basically, the duty as a police officer is to protect the good from the bad. Ironically, however, in many cases this is not true; sometimes the police will play the role of the bad man. In one recent case, police officers were convicted of over-excessive use of force on an African Ameri...
  • Outline On Police Brutality
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    I A thin line is drawn between police protection and brutality II Lethal police shootings are a subject of hot controversy A. Thorough investigations are required, but sometimes details are ignored or over-looked B. Strict rules govern the use of lethal force by officers, but, some of these rules leave discretion up to the officer and meaning can be skewed C. Police are trained to "shoot to kill" therefore, media's portrayal of police officers "winging" a suspect are false and in...
  • Police Brutality Officer Officers People
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    A law enforcement officer's credo is, "If you need me, I will be there for you. I will risk injury or death to get to you, because that is my promise" (citizensforpolice. org). A day in the life of a law enforcement officer is unlike that of any other profession. There are many people eager to stand up and criticize the many fine men and women that work in law enforcement. While it is true that some wayward people do end up in a police uniform, that too can be said about people in every professi...
  • Racial Profiling Police Percent Hispanics
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    A Comparison: Racial Profiling A Comparison: Racial Profiling Essay, Research Paper A Comparison of Racial Profiling To protect and serve; any American familiar with the police knows this pledge. Yet each of these individuals who have heard this has in the last ten years been exposed to several other things: the Rodney King beating, the Mumia Abu-Jamal case, and countless other incidents of police brutality towards minorities. These events are evidence of the fact that some police officers are m...