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  • Garner Ethical Dilemmas

    A recent newsworthy issue that is shocking people all over is the decision for the chokehold homicide of Eric Garner in Staten Island, New York. The grand jury decided not to indict officer Daniel Pantaleo of the NYPD. This decision left people all over New York and in many other states outraged. Many people have lost faith in our Criminal Justice System. The grand jury 's refusal to indict the cop raises many important questions. In this case, justice is not being served at all. Although Eric Garner was committing a crime, it was unwarranted for the cop to use a choke hold on him while trying to detain him. Daniel Pantaleo exerted excessive force and it was all caught on camera. About 20 years ago, the NYPD banned the chokehold. In…

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  • Summary Of Chokehold: Policing Black Men By Paul Butler

    Author of Chokehold: Policing Black Men, Paul Butler is a former federal prosecutor, a current law professor at Georgetown University Law Center, and author. He works mostly in the field of race and jury nullification and is a leading scholar in those areas. Born in Chicago on January 15, 1961, Butler knew from a young age he wanted to work in the criminal law field. He graduated from both Yale and Harvard University. He has won the Harry Chapin Media Award, and his writing has been published…

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  • The Case Of Police Brutality

    for shooting an unarmed black man; however, Conroy did not serve jail time. Conroy’s sentence consisted of five years of probation and 500 hours of community service (Ryley et al.). This demonstrates how police routinely get away with murder. In addition, police use of deadly force is increasing. According to the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB), from July 2013 until June 2014, the CCRB received 219 chokehold complaints, the highest number of force complaints since 2001.…

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  • Eric Garner Case Study

    According to New York Police Commissioner William Bratton said, “That no local laws criminalize chokeholds, though they are prohibited by his department. In fact, the NYPD could discipline Pantaleo or his fellow officers if an ongoing internal review finds their actions did not align with police department procedures.”(Los Angeles Times). Even though there are numerous police departments that still use the chokehold method, the NYPD banned this action in 1993. There are several incidents in New…

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  • Body Worn Cameras Research Paper

    The Start to a Much Needed Change: Body Worn Cameras In recent months, police brutality has been a prominent focus on the media, with cases such as the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and the illegal chokehold that resulted in the death of Eric Garner this July. Michael Brown was only eighteen years old when police officer, Darren Wilson, shot him, resulting in a controversial divide in the nation about which side to believe: the eyewitnesses from the community or officer…

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  • Body Cameras Disadvantages

    Police Officers and Body Cameras Police brutality has been around for decades. Police go on power trips and end up wrongly hurting or killing civilians. Rodney King was the most famous victim of police brutality when four Los Angeles Police Department officers beat King on a March night over twenty years ago ( Editors, n.d.) . The beatings on King were recorded by a bystander watching the events unfold (Linder, 2001) . More recently however, were the deaths of Eric Garner and…

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  • Persuasive Essay On Police Shootings

    unnecessary aggression possibly due to his skin color is Eric Garner a 43 year old African American man who was murdered by a police officer for no necessary reason on July 17, 2014 in Staten Island, New York. Garner was killed because of a chokehold that police put on him and in every United States police department they have banned chokeholds because it can cause so many injuries and in Garner’s case death. The NYPD does not allow choke holds and after they put Garner in the chokehold for…

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  • The Power Of Police Brutality

    kid got shot 16 times on Chicago street, a young child got shot and killed in the park because a police officer thought he had a gun or on July 17, 2014, Eric Garner, who died in Staten Island, New York City, after a New York City Police Department (NYPD) officer put him in what has been described as a chokehold for about 15 to 19 seconds while arresting him. All of these incidents have raised a big concern, have police officer gone out of control? Are we no longer save from the criminal system?…

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  • The Role Of Technology In Police And Law Enforcement

    was a 43-year-old African-American male was detained by police on July 17, 2014, he was detained on suspicion of selling untaxed cigarettes. Garner was a large size male with lesser than good health, at the moment of the detention, he was over three hundred pounds. One of the police officers decided to control Garner, utilizing a choke hold that ultimately ended up killing him (Goldstein, 2016). A chokehold applies pressure to throat or windpipe, if sustained for longer period it can prevent air…

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  • Police Brutality In Black Lives Matter

    He was six feet two inches tall and weighed a total of 395 pounds. He was known by many in Staten Island, because he sold untaxed cigarettes on the streets. Garner had been arrested two times in 2013 and avoided arrest two weeks before he was put in a chokehold and killed by a police officer. His last words are the famous lines “I can’t breathe,” which attracted a lot of attention by social media. Many athletes including Reggie Bush, Kobe Bryant along with his team the Lakers, LeBron James,…

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