Cannon, 1998 Any time force used by police to affect an arrest is caught on tape, a negative public response is expected. Most victims of police brutality are the poor and people of color. He was born the second of five children to his mother, Odessa King and father, Ronald King. There is not enough training offered for police officers to gain throughout their career. Critical race theory is one of the most widely used for this purpose.
The use of open-hand controls, pepper spray and tasers were ineffective, as King continued to assault officers while resisting arrest. King was just an innocent African-American man being subjected to racism and brutality by white police. Most people have heard about the case and seen the video of the brutal beating that took place in Los Angeles on the night of March 2, 1991. This incident, once again, may have gone more unnoticed if not for a video taken by an observer in the building. Of course not all police officers are bad. Significantly, the claim for violation of right due to excessive force cannot stand because the acts of the police officers were in line with their legal duty to pacify the situation and arrest Rodney who was committing a crime. Race, Media and the Crisis of Civil Society, From Watts to Rodney King.
Officer Singer yelled for King to get on the ground which he complied with. In conclusion, as a result of the Rodney King riots that took place March 3rd through May 4th. Thus, the police department should not be liable because it was Rodney himself who caused the circumstances to happen. What can we do to stop it. There was looting and building. The victim Jose Bernal was knocked unconscious, his nose was broken, and suffered temporary paralysis to one side of his face Los Angeles Times.
Notably, King suffered more than fifty baton blows and physically hit causing his head to hit hard against the Linder. They should be treated just like the rest of the civilians. The purpose of this paper is to analyze an ethical dilemma involving a rookie police officer who witnessed inappropriate behavior from his fellow officers and sergeant superior towards a suspect. As the case came to a close, the jury honored Mr. People across America were kept updated and the issues were known to them. In addition, King was already at his knee after several blows but the beating continued 518 U.
This is considered as mitigating the liabilities of the police officers. The media will continue to play a vital role in our lives. If only Superior Court Judge Stanley Weisberg had followed appeals court rulings precisely and moved the trial outside of the reach of the L. The stinging in your back rides up your spine from the lashes. An hour later, there began the worst riot in U. King fell to the ground immediately.
A question to consider in this specific case would be why would a man, apparently not significantly resisting arrest according to witnesses, need to be tasered by an officer when there were five on the scene? Police brutality is not limited to large cities, it is a national problem. He then grabbed his buttocks. The aftermath of this videotape was that people were not safe. The use of open-hand controls, pepper spray and tasers were ineffective, as King continued to assault officers while resisting arrest. Authority was conferred over a variety of government institutions to include the police and part-time citizen commissions. King wasn't much of a singer but, when he switched to rapping, his buddies felt he was almost in a groove. The student should consider how violence breeds violence hatred and rage.
The aftermath of such incidents generally assumes a similar pattern. The student should consider the following as a proposal or an alternative to how a positive outcome for the victim could have been achieved through a new policy implemented in the courts, which would not allow a change in venue if the outcome would be biased by the change. The day of March 3rd, Rodney King sped away from the police officers while intoxicated. Moreover, the excessive use of force constituted abuse of authority when arresting Rodney King. One of the most publicized cases of police brutality, if not the most, was the beating of Rodney King. The main and central questions that I hope to solve by researching are: What caused the police officers to pull him over and beat him? After a short pursuit, King was ordered out of his vehicle at gunpoint. Without the viral video, the horrific actions of the officers may have gone unnoticed and, more likely than not, unmentioned by society.
While under Title 18 of U. The student should consider the following as a proposal or an alternative to how a positive outcome for the victim could have been achieved through a new policy implemented in the police department for communications. Rodney King Rodney Glenn King is a black American man who plummeted into the national spotlight after his violent encounter with Los Angeles police officers was videotaped by a bystander, George Holliday. I strongly disagree with any form of prejudice acts and knowing that people from such a mixed city stood against it as well made me happy. When people are in trouble and the only number they can call for help is 911 we sometimes think about it twice before we call. King then appeared to reach for a weapon he was actually unarmed which prompted Singer to draw her weapon and point it towards King. When the Rodney King riots broke out, the officers in the nearest station did not have a television set with which to watch what virtually every other Angeleno was seeing.
This aggression from the police can be seen on a much wider scale as noted in the Rodney King and Oscar Grant cases. Initially, I did not have that much knowledge of the Rodney King beating. On the other hand, if the rookie officer were to turn the other cheek from the situation and if charges were ever filed against the other officers who took part in the beating of the suspect then he would be just as guilty as they, and could be charged with committing perjury and breaking the law himself. He should not be allowed the same rights citizens are concerning trial and court. The not-guilty verdicts were announced at 3:15 P. Morally, if he turns away from what he witnessed, he is condoning the unethical behavior of his superior and fellow officers of the law, therefore making himself just as morally corrupt of wrong doing. Why are they prejudiced and judgemental of a person.