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that I chose to analyze. After studying the Rampart Review, I feel that there could not possibly be any good reasons for police officers beating a man during interrogation so badly that internal bleeding was the result. Even if the man was not talking, the police have no justification to beat him. How has it come about that police brutality is common place? Police think that they do not answer to anybody so that justifies their violence. Eventually in this particular example it was determined that the police were culpable. But why did the situation have to go so far ending with a violent beating? The officers in question should have been instructed in better fashion. Part of this instruction should have involved closer supervision during their training. Also any slightly deviant behavior during training should have been met with consequences right away. This did not happen so like animals, not properly restrained, these police went out hand hurt someone very badly. There are many documented examples of police utilizing excessive force to apprehend, arrest, or interrogate supposed criminals. An interesting case happened in the big apple in 1995. In this instance of brutality, police officers shot two suspected offenders ages 18 and 21. One was shot 14 times, the other 8 times and neither suspect was armed. Analysis of the wounds revealed that the two young men were shot from behind (Mala, 2009). Nothing was done about this initially. Finally today, thirteen years later the court trial will begin. It is a real inefficient and possible corrupt court system that allows a case like this to languish for 13 years. Of course during this time the police officers were allowed to lead their lives normally. At the same time the families of the victims suffered terribly with no closure to the harm done to them. The trial should have happened long ago and it is yet another example of how law enforcement gets away with crimes. If a conviction is made during the current trial then the agony will finally end for the families of the murdered individuals. Other examples exist, a notable one being that of Rodney King who was brutally beaten by LAPD police officers in 1991. In that case four officers were accused of the beating which was caught on tape by a witness. After trial in state court all four officers were acquitted. Anger over this caused the 1992 Los Angeles Riots. Only after this did a trial in federal court take place. Two of the officers were found guilty, the other two acquitted. Police brutality has been a growing issue over the years, the police seem to feel that they are above the law and that criminals have no rights, hence the beatings. There is no good reason to beat people, especially when they are unarmed or disabled by handcuffs. In the Rampart Review another law enforcement deviant example is the use and abuse of drugs. In one particular example a police officer accused several others of taking drugs. In the Boston globe it was stated that 75 police officers did not pass drug tests. For those that did not pass, drugs found in the test were cocaine, marijuana, ecstasy, and heroin. Of the 9354 people employed by the police force, 14 officers have failed drug tests since the year 2000 (Smalley, 2006). Police are supposed to be champions of the law, not adversaries against the law. It is apparently true that wearing a police uniform does not make one immune to criminal behavior. The only way to fix these deviant behaviors on the part of the police officers is to monitor the policeman more closely and train them more. Police officers should enforce laws and sweep the streets clean of criminals. However they appear to feel that they are above the law and it is apparent that when they are on the streets, they themselves add to the ranks of criminals.
for example coffee. when planning an effective risk management system.php Smalley. this needs to be looked at in depth by some component of our society. our neighborhoods. in private alleyways or back rooms. Boston. and our cities. March 14). that have been walking their beats for a long time.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2006/07/30/75_officers_failed_city_dr ug_tests/ .com: http://vivirlatino. I want to see them protect our families. But they fail to understand that there is a price for everything. Police take drugs and they make sure that everyone can see their badge so the can get what they want for free. July 30). S. 2009. and they exhibit nasty habits. Others watch these officers and arrive at bad opinions of them in particular and police in general. Getting back to the use of excessive force discussed above. but this rarely happens.com/2009/03/17/13-years-later-nyc-police-brutality-casegets-a-chance-in-court. If these simple things are observed routinely. But this can only happen if law enforcement agencies all over are overhauled. god knows what happens behind the scenes. Bad actions must be met with ultimate consequences. from www. but will people have the backbone to make it a permanent addition to our daily on-goings? I mean there are many bad officers out there.boston. from www. Retrieved March 14. vivirlatino. etc. Only this will work to prevent further brutality like that in the New York or Rodney King cases. In my ideal world I would like to trust police not suspect them.vivirlatino. References Report of the Rampart independent Review panel page 29-258 Google University library Works Cited Mala. there is plenty of evidence to accuse the officers in question. In order to prevent use of excessive force the police agencies need to punish their wrong doers.In line with the idea of closer monitoring it would be a good idea to have random officials ridealong with the officers. 2009.boston. In most of the cases brought before them.com: http://www. and really bad deviant behaviors. The justice system is as bad as the law enforcement agencies. Retrieved May 16. They should observe the officer and make sure that they are properly doing their job. l. It is a noble idea to pursue. (2006. food. M. I certainly agree with these sentiments. This needs to be though about. The review says "An effective risk management system reduces the risk of officer misconduct and enhances the public confidence and trust in a police department" (rampart09). Then our living spaces will be safe for all. our streets.com News. (2009.