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Police Rights or Student Rights?


Although i am not fully aware of what the rights of the police are, I find it hard to believe that pulling a gun on someone for auto theft is not misconduct. It certainly isn’t ethical to presuppose someone is the perpatrator just because they fit a description. I think that sometimes police in general commmand there jobs with more power than they are legally allowed. In the video you can see that the student clearly is down and not trying to cause any type of miscommunication of resistance, yet the police yell and threaten as if the student were standing and reaching for something.

Reguardless of the legal implications here thinking about the ethical concerns, Is it legal to give a person policing powers over another? Even more so should someone without a highschool or college education power over people? As can be seen in business people tend to compensate thereselves when they feel they have been unfairly treated. I think that cops in general are not very nice to people who have had more education, higher salaries, or quite possibly better life’s than they have lived. All in all i find it unethical to give cops the amount of power they currently yeild.

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  1. icgreen
    September 7, 2009 at 11:55 am

    I agree to a certain degree. I believe that there are some good cops out there, just far and in between. There are many in our area that get into the force for purposes other than serving and protecting. Some cops love to harass and feel superior to those who cannot defend themselves against the abuse and lies portrayed.

    As you said before, it is not ethical to presuppose someone is the perpetrator just because of their identity. I believe that if it were up to the police alone, everyone would fit a “description.”

  2. pjeffenb
    December 6, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    I agree I feel that police abuse their power. I know their job is dangerous but they need to think about the another human being involved and not abuse their power

  3. abendym
    December 6, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    I agree. Some police officers abuse their powers way too much. I understand that they need to do their job and protect the people but I feel they should focus more of their attention on the more serious crimes.

  4. twinpate
    December 7, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    I think it is a misconception that police misuse power. The reality is that the majority of police operate in co-ordinance with what their job allows. Bad apples stain the entire industry and cast bad light on what is typically honest ethical employees

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