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    Now that we have an idea of what the use of deadly force means, it is important that we figure out who it is limited to, and when, if any, is it justifiable to use. The use of deadly force can only be justified if there is proof of necessity for the chain of events that took place (LII, 1994). Cops can be justified in the use of deadly force in the following ways. For one, if the cop or “protective force officer” is using deadly force as a form of self-defense, the actions taken may be justifiable. The Legal Information Institute asserts that “if the use deadly force reasonably appears to be necessary to protect others and the officer who reasonably believes himself or herself to be in imminent danger of death or serious bodily harm” then it is justifiable (LII, 1994).…

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    Deadly Force

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    Use of Deadly Force Police officers, or any type of law enforcement are here to protect us from any harm. Discretion is something that law enforcement uses and plays a major role in policing. Many people have their own opinion on whether police officers are doing their job the right way. Of course we all have our own views and what the “right way” is and how it differs from people to people. What I believe is that many police officers are not doing their job right due to the fact that there…

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    Deadly Force Defense

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    The deadly-force defense in a self-defense claim used to justify that a reasonable amount of force is necessary against another individual when that threat is deadly or may cause serious bodily harm often found in assault, battery, and homicide cases. Lisa M. Strom, 120, (2012). In other words, deadly force is a legal action taken that could potentially kill the other person who unlawfully enters a home, attempted murder, or felony action against oneself or another. Nonetheless, there are four…

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    Final Exam Paper

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    crouching beside a fence thirty to forty meters away (Blume, 1984). Consequently, the officer identified himself as the police and commanded the suspect to stop, the suspect disregarded the command and attempted to jump over the fence (Blume, 1984). Unfortunately, it was at this point the Officer Hymon drew his weapon and shot fifteen-year-old Edward Garner in the head leading to his death (Blume, 1984). According to the officer, Memphis teaches the use of deadly force for apprehension of a…

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    where a suspect draws a firearm of any kind on a police officer, the police officer has to do anything in their power, including discharging their own weapon, to protect the citizens, as well as his own self. The occupation of a police officer can be as simple as writing somebody a ticket for disobeying the law, but it can also be as difficult as making a split second decision to pull his firearm on a criminal. The matter of the fact is that the police officers of the United States show bravery…

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    Use Of Force Case Study

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    Use of Force For a law enforcement officer, one of the most difficult decisions you will make is deciding what force must be used in a split second decision. That is the decision Officer Darren Wilson had to make on August 9th, 2014, when he shot and kill 18 year old Michael Brown. People are split on whether Wilson actions are justifiable or not, causing many riots against Wilson on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri. My stance is the situation is that Darren Wilson is not guilty of murder…

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    fulfill the primary goal of making the world a better and safer place for our families. However, there’s also the negative side of policing that we often find disturbing and controversial. For instance, one uncertain issue today, yet it’s a necessity and inevitable, is the use of deadly force by police officers. According to Robert et al. (2011), Police carry the legal authority to maintain order, demand 7 / 12 compliance, stop and detain people, and even kill if necessary (pg. 311). Police…

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    lives, or when the suspect is showing resistance to have control of a subject and if lesser means have been attempted and been ineffective or seem to be ineffective. Moreover, they also list scenarios where more justification is needed to use CEDs. such as: people with heart conditions, elderly, juveniles, women who are pregnant, and people with a frail bodily structure. According to the MPD, CEDs are only reasonably used on people trying to escape based on the seriousness of the crime, if…

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    Police Brutality Is Wrong

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    People believe that police should deem force necessary.But we cant let people with diffrent skin colors or people who look diffent from us get treated diffent from other people.It is unfair that alot of people get stoped by the police just because they didnt do aything or seem suspicious but that dosent matter we should all get treated the same and police brutality should stop because it is hurting alot of people.After all police brutality is affecting the world and it is hurting peoples…

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    enough respect for other humans, to try to be civil and work things out with the person that is trying to make a scene. It creates a presumption of self-defense when force is used against an intruder in one’s home or vehicle. Under the old law, the burden was on the defendant to prove that they acted in self-defense by a preponderance of the evidence. The intruder is actually is an intruder, this means the person whom forced is being used against does not have a lawful right or privilege to be…

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