Officer Gliniewicz from the Fox Lake Police Department has soiled the mind of others. He has cheated, scammed and slithered his way through life. He stole money from a youth program’s funding at the police department. Somehow, throughout all of this, he still managed to be perceived as a loving police officer. The horrific acts of Officer Gliniewicz’s in Fox Lake has destroyed the community's sense of trust.
What happens now that those people that were previously in jail are free now? Will they get the respect they want? Are they going to be accepted? These are all questions that we want the answers to. Most people think that after hearing someone has gone to jail they want nothing to do with them, which is why its so hard for them to start a life after prison.
Why are people so cruel? Why do people lie? Why do people push others down to get ahead? The Gliniewicz family is quickly creating an infamous image for themselves. From a loved police officer dying to create havoc in the small town of Fox Lake, IL, to it all coming out to be a hoax. The Fox Lake officer purposely killed himself, but had con-cocked a plan to make it appear as if he had been attacked and killed by someone else. Why would someone do that? Is the typical response, but Officer Gliniewicz knows why he did it, and now so does the public.
'The 48th Precinct area can be described as economically depressed insofar as many of the residents are in the middle to lower income strata with a multifarious ethnic make-up. At the same time it can be considered vital, where new businesses are moving in. Also, many abandoned buildings have been or are in the process of being restored while one and two family units are being built up on previous empty lots." from the 48th Precinct's Web page
My field research reflection today is on the field observation I did as part of my research on serial killers with mental disorders. The person that I was observed was homeless and had a personality disorder. I did a check up with him and tried my best to explain to him that I need him to act like he does every day. The hardest part was talking to him, but that was the most successful thing I could have done. A person with different personalities, you have to make sure each personality understands you clearly.
Police brutality is becoming a big issue in our society. Recently there have been video recordings of police officers abusing their authority or using excessive force when arresting people.
In Pasco, Washington a 35 year old Hispanic man was shot seventeen times by police. The Suspect, Antonio Zambrano-Montes, was allegedly throwing rocks at cars. This case is another example of police brutality against an unarmed minority.
The unrest in Ferguson, following the killing of an unarmed black man by a white police officer, opened my eyes to the internal battles that our nation is still fighting. This is not the first case of its kind, the publicity generated by this case was a great wake-up call. The outrage that followed the grand jury ruling not to indict officer Daren Wilson for the murder of Michael Brown was warranted. This wake-up call for many people, myself included, has brought to light cracks and blind spots that our justice system has developed over the years.
Ersula Ore. Eric Garner. Jahmil-El Cuffee. Rosan Miller. Marlene Pinnock. Al Flowers. Alonzo Grant. This is just a sample of the men and women who have been savagely, and unnecessarily, beaten by police officers this summer.
Garner's case, in which an NYPD officer used a chokehold to restrain the 43-year-old Staten Island father, resulted in death. Since then, the topic of "police brutality" has gained momentum nationwide and has sparked outcry from elected officials and community members asking for police reform.
Two of the events that most affected me from 2014 were the plane crash of the Malaysian airlines flight over Ukraine and the controversy over the Michael Brown shooting and Eric Garner murder. Both were essentially failures in some kind of security system, the very thing that is ultimately supposed to protect a country and not be recklessly abused.
One of the top stories of 2014 centered around the situation in Ferguson. Officer Wilson was found not guilty of murdering Michael Brown. Protests erupted all over the country, some violent and some not, in order to get a point across that black lives matter. When Officer Wilson was found not guilty of murder, I was not surprised. However, I was surprised that he wasn't charged with anything. The crime was not murder in my opinion, but it very well could have been manslaughter.
In the new york editorial “ A Drug War Horror Puts Toddler In Coma “ by : Jacob Sullum , the author makes an argument against the the “ distraction device “ the police used because it can hurt innocent bystanders .
Over time, our police force has grown to be more and more efficient at catching criminals. With modern technology and a much larger police force, it's a wonder that any career criminals can still continue to make money. The world of crime itself has been changed into a science, from the study of the modern criminals psychology, to specific task forces designed to research and study particular crimes everything is being done to catch offenders of the law. Although law enforcement has made great strides over the year, there are still some criminals that can beat the system.
My topic is murders of young black males by police officers and the injustice of the courts toward the incidents.
I was interested in the topic because the subject hit my community hard with the murder of Oscar Grant where the officer that shot and killed Grant while he was in handcuffs. The officer did 11 months in prison.
This book Things Get Hectic is very similar to a book that I've read in the past which I really enjoyed reading. The name of the book is called, “Freedom Writers”. As you may know these two books are about teens growing up in the ghetto, having to deal with drugs guns and gangs. I am still reading Things Get Hectic and I'm enjoying it a lot i hope these kids really end up doing good just like the kids in Freedom Writers did hopefully it's not too late.
I read "Mother Of Man Killed In Police-Involved Shooting On GCP ‘Wants Justice’" on Yahoo news and was interested by this news story. A cop shot someone when the police pulled him over. The mother of the shot male is trying to fight for justice. The police was most likely wrong because the the male was unarmed and didn't deserve to die. A police shot Noel Polanco when he got pulled over for driving crazy in queens on Grand Central Highway and now the mother is fighting for justice. A detective, Noel, his mom, NYPD, and a district attorney are all involved.It took place in Queens.
I read “Why is the N.Y.P.D After Me?” and it makes me feel like the police are just looking for someone that is a different race. It makes me feel that the police are having too much fun abusing there power. Honestly, I don’t think police have changed much since the racial wars. In half the stops police cite the vague “furtive movements” as the reason for the stop.
Something that I have been interested in learning more about has been police misconduct. I remember my friend’s mother talking about it when her brother got severely beaten by a cop for asking why they were arresting him, but during that moment I really didn’t care because no one in my neighborhood liked cops so I thought it didn’t matter. Lately, the issue has caught my eye again. I know that many people feel that police misconduct is a very serious crime going around in the country. From what I have heard, government officials are not taking police misconduct seriously.
Yes, camera phones are great for taking pictures of your friends and turning them into fat people. They are also great for exercising your first amendment rights.
YouTube videos revealing things like police brutality and policemen disregarding laws are popping up all over the place. Most recently a video surfaced of a police officer spraying peaceful, protesting students from point blank range. YouTube phenom Jimmy Justice video tapes police officers violating laws like parking rules and then proceeds to heckle them.
Why do NYC police always harass young men like me? The cops always seem to find me when I'm not looking for them. I could be going to the store or just walking home or whatever the case is and there’s a good chance that I will be stopped. I'm pretty sure its because I'm Black, tall and I dress thuggish. I draw attention to myself. Maybe I look like a troublemaker or maybe because cops are corny and always ornery. Regardless, I still don't like them, so I look at them funny.