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    For this forum I will select my city law enforcement agency which is the New Orleans Police Department or better known as the N.O.P.D.. The history of the N.O.P.D. Dates back all the way to the 1790 's and even though during that time the agency had a different name (Guard Deville or City Watch) it was created by the Spanish Colonial Governor Baron de Carondelet due to the high crime level, and to help the military fight against crime (Sinclair). The N.O.P.D. Started very small by 1817 it only had 4 dozen of patrol officers, by 1852 it had a chief, commanding officers, and more than 300 policemen, by 1915 it had 520 policemen and they started to use motor patrol wagons, motorcycles, and horse patrol wagons, by 1922 it was the only department…

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    g Head: The corruption in the New Orleans Police Department Although police officers take an oath to protect and serve citizens in our society. we have some officers that our corrupt and willing do anything just to protect themselves from being exposed from their unethical behavior. In 1994 three officers from New Orleans police department committed an unspeakable crime murder for hire and a violent drug gang. The killing of Kim grove’s was thirty-two years old and was gunned down by police…

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    2011 the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) Civil Rights Division released an Investigation of the New Orleans Police Department. The scathing report found that too many officers within the Department lacked regard to constitutional policing; that respect for the civil rights and dignity of the people of New Orleans has been absent (Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, 2011). Additionally, the report found that those officers are just the tip of the iceberg of a much more…

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    disasters and tragedies throughout the year, we always come together to help one another. In situations like these, Police officers are faced with the dilemma of who they are obligated to help initially, the public or their families. I believe during a natural disaster, public officials and first responders, such as police men have a greater moral obligation to their individual families. It is immoral to punish police officers for abandoning their jobs during a crisis, if the officer’s reason is…

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    The Buddy Boy’s of New York Police Department (NYPD) 77th Precinct were placed into the failing precinct due to some form of wrongdoings at prior assigned precincts. Here, the NYPD upper management facilitated perverse behaviors by stocking the precinct full of officers who were troubled with lackadaisical superiors spearheading the 77th. O’Hara (2012) states, the Buddy Boys were inadvertently created by NYPD management. The criminal activity of the Buddy Boys continued due to elaborate…

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    In terms of risk likelihood reduction, levees are built to reduce the likelihood of a body of water flooding an area (Coppola, 2011). In New Orleans, levees were constructed around the city to protect against flooding. During Katrina, a large number of those levees were breached and topped over pouring billions of gallons of water into New Orleans from the Gulf of Mexico, Lake Borgne, and Lake Pontchartrain (American Society of Civil Engineers Hurricane Katrina External Review Panel, 2007). The…

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    On August 29, 2005 Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast of the United States causing destruction to hundreds of thousands of homes. Multitudes of families were left homeless on the streets searching for a safe haven as chaos slowly started to rise. As the streets of New Orleans were flooding various news stations rushed over to the take note of the disaster stricken area. While the families of New Orleans suffered over their loss the media started to benefit off of the disaster caused from…

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    One study done after Hurricane Katrina revealed that children were exposed to new traumas after the natural disaster. Some of these traumas were due to community violence during evacuation is well as overcrowding and difficult living situations as a result of evacuation.( cite) An example of a difficult living situation during evacuation of Hurricane Katrina is that children were not only exposed to the disaster itself but had to sleep on the interstate with thousands of strangers. Some of these…

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    landfalls in the Gulf Coast area on August 29, 2005 as a Category three hurricane. A neighborhood TV channel reported New Orleans was encountering broad flooding due to a few levee breaks, the city was without electricity, and there were a few cases of massive damage in the area. In brief timing, whole neighborhoods were engulfed in water. Due the rapid flooding, numerous residents became stranded, long after Hurricane Katrina had passed, and could be seen on the roofs of buildings across the…

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    issue in New Orleans. While there have been short periods of decline in the crime rates, overall, crime rates are worse now than they ever have been. In 2015, the murder rate has consistently grown, and by September, it had jumped from 113 all the way to 131 in just 9 months (Bullington 1). Something must be done. This responsibility falls on law enforcement and the government of New Orleans. More steps must be taken to reduce the crime rate and save lives in New Orleans. There are…

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