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  • Police Brutality And Harassment Towards Blacks
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    Police Harassment Thesis: Police harassment can happen to anyone at anytime, not only to minorities. I. What is police harassment A. Problems B. Police Shootings II. Who gets harassed A. Teens 1. Reasons for harassment 2. Examples B. Minorities 1. Examples. Dealing with harassment A. If you are questioned B. Search and seizure C. If you are arrested IV. Conclusion Police Harassment The first step in fighting police harassment is setting realistic hopes. No single remedy can cure the problem, you...
  • Misuse Of Authority By A Police Officer
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    An integral component to the infrastructure of government is law enforcement. 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 recovery of private information....
  • Every Police Officer
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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 arrange...
  • Police Officers And Citizens
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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...
  • Victims Of Abuse By Police Officers
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    There is a widespread and persistent problem of police brutality across the United States. Thousands of individual complaints about police abuse are reported each year and local authorities pay out millions of dollars to victims in damages after lawsuits. Police officers have beaten and shot unresisting suspects; they have misused batons, chemical sprays, and electro-shock weapons; they have injured or killed people by placing them in dangerous restraint holds. This is the first paragraph of an ...
  • Types Of Elderly Abuse
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    Elderly abuse is defined as "any deliberate action or lack of action that causes harm to an older adult". (Brownridge 55) It may take the form of: physical, financial, neglect, or psychological abuse. (Maclean 7-23) Statistics show that abuse towards the elderly is a substantial problem: A 1989 survey of 2000 elderly persons from private house holds found that 4% of the people reported being abused. (Health Canada) This is the equivalent of 98,000 elderly people in Canada. Financial abuse was th...
  • Albania And The Albanians
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    The destruction of Bosnia-Herzegovina is proof, if proof were needed, that the actions of states are not determined by ethical or humanitarian consideration. The war of conquest launched by Serbia, and joined by Croatia, was allowed to take its genocide course because the defense of Bosnia and its citizens was not an imperative dictated by national or security interests of any state. There is nothing new here; nothing new to lament. This is the way we have ordered our world. (Rabbi Ali & Lip sch...
  • Officer Responsibility For An Alleged Abuse
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    The abuse described is preventable. Officers with long records of abuse, policies that are overly vague, training that is substandard, and screening that is inadequate all create opportunities for abuse. Perhaps most important, and consistently lacking, is a system of oversight in which supervisors hold their charges accountable for mistreatment and are themselves reviewed and evaluated, in part, by how they deal with subordinate officers who commit human rights violations. Those who claim that ...

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