Ethical And Legal Issues Of The Civil Rights Act Of 1964 Essay

709 Words Jul 10th, 2015 3 Pages
In this scenario that are a few ethical and legal issues. The first ethical issue is the store owner knew he was wrong but wanted the deputy chief to tell the junior officer not to write him a ticket. Now legally this is wrong because he ran a red light and could have caused an accident. Therefore, it is wrong for the deputy chief to tell him not to write the ticket plus it raises question about how people who do small favors for you get special treatment.
I feel that they truly started to look into the problems with ethics and police officer misconduct as early as the nineteenth century but did not seriously look at the problem until the twentieth century. This was due to the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which gave new protection to citizens that had suffered discriminatory policing. This also gave new individual privacy rights as well as minimizes some of the power a police and strengthens the Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable search and seizure, which helped a lot of people.
I honestly feel that fifty years ago he would have been let go without the ticket and the deputy chief would have covered it up because there was a lot of corruption going on back than and the officer would have been told not to say anything. Now twenty-five years later it would have been handled a little differently because departments had started to get a better handled on corruption and people had started to speak out more about the way they were being treated by police…

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