The Department of Justice will establish the first certified "implicit bias" training for police officers. The Oakland Police Department will contribute and help make this happen. In the past few years the OPD is has been under a court order to change itself because they are racist to black people.
Wake by Lisa Mcmann is about the protagonist, Janie. Janie has always been different; ever since she was little. In this book we find out that when someone falls asleep next to her, she gets sucked into their dreams. "Janie's eyes flutter and open. She stares at the ceiling in the dark and then flips on her bedside lamp. Scribbles the dream in her notebook. Wow, she thinks. Cool." She can't control which dreams she falls into. It can be anybody and she automatically is in their dreams. While she is in their dreams, she becomes completely blind.
In Al Baker's and Joseph Goldstein’s essay, "Police Working Under Cover, and Under Strain," from The NY Times http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/07/nyregion/undercover-officers-under-str..., the authors talk about the adversities Undercover cops go through. They try to find criminals that do reprehensible acts and arrest the malevolent criminals that are on the streets. This article discusses some topics on what the undercover cops go through.
If Christine Quinn becomes the next mayor of New York City, discrimination and gangs are an issue that Quinn and the council will need to deal with this is an important issue that Quinn has to solve because many people die because of discrimination and gangs.
Last night, April 16th, I was walking home. I don’t live in a particularly “good” neighborhood, so when I saw the cops running, I didn’t think much of it. But a strange feeling was in the air, so I followed them.
It led me to a huge crowded area in the middle of my projects. As I got closer, I saw it.
The blood. Someone else got killed. :( .
I saw the body. The blood on his shirt. Everyone was crying and screaming.
One guy screamed, “I’M TIRED OF THIS HAPPENING!!” clearly indicating a lot of his friends had been murdered.
Something that I have been interested in learning more about has been cops. I remember one of my friends talking about it last week but I had to leave. Lately this issue has caught my eye again. I know that may people feel that cops are good people but not all of them are. From what I have heard some cops think they can do whatever they want just because they have guns or a badge. Now that's just what I’ve heard, it may or may not be true.
I just read a Wikipedia article on cops. I liked this article because it had a lot of insight on becoming a cop, and I learned a lot of things like: “Large numbers of NYPD officers have also migrated to the New York City Department."
I just read a Wikipedia article about frisking [Frisking. (2011, September 11). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 18:41, November 3, 2011, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Frisking&oldid=449895150 ]. I believe this article is true and very useful on my behalf, due to the fact that I'm a young black male who has been stopped and frisked before. The article talks about the questionable use of stop and frisk, which I believe in a problem in New York City. I also feel like some cops stop and frisk Black and Hispanic young males more than any other race.