Police Violence in Maryland

Document Type:Research Paper

Subject Area:English

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Later, the capitalists and slave owners created the police department as an agency to strengthen class rule. Using the classical Marxian approach, we can comprehensively explain the racist state violence experienced in the state of Maryland. In theory, the mode of production in a capitalist economy is owned and controlled by two groups. That is a diminutive peasants or the industrialist division that own the wealth of manufacture and an outsized operational class that sell labor to the capitalists to make a living. In this perspective, work is exploited for the production of benefit to the owner. In the exploitation, oppression and suppression were muted to those people who were resisting working. Moreover, resistance led rising of counterattacks. The racist social structure includes race inequalities, discriminations in an institution, and white supremacist ideology that depict super-exploitation as the only tool to undermine the proletarians. The process of disunity weakens the capitalists and besides deepens the exploitation of the black people. In social structure, is deepened in unscientific notions of racial difference. The race has continued to persist despite its scientific refutation due to the contribution to profit maximization during the times of capitalist class (Holmes, Malcolm D p. Discrimination in all its form includes racially prejudiced police violence, bullying, and put to death, which serve for the private enterprise. Additionally, this has been the underlying reason for promulgation as well as persistence since the days of slavery. The racist approaches are also functional in the criminal justice system as well as the policing process.

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Besides, this justified by both the police end the criminal justice system by having a notion that the black and Latino people are the criminals in the state. In recent years, a tradition of police violence as well as impunity is being unbreakable on the law enforcement force by the legislators, administrative as well as legal actions from the uppermost level of management. This custom has spread even among workers, for example, the Guardian notes, the police in united states killed 399 white, 219 blacks,115 Latinos, 160 Asian/ Pacific Islanders and nine native Americans in year 2016 (Holmes, Malcolm D p. These figures are somehow disproportionate share in color and portraying a large percentage of disparity. The ratio of police brutality in a state such as Maryland determined from 2011-2015, the rate showed that the police had killed many blacks than white that is 5 to 1.

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Such aspects of culture led into abuse of the psychologically unwell who cannot counter the police command because of their mental state. A police officer shotted Robert Lawrence during a confrontation, which took place at Silver Spring. The officer continued his assault even after he had pepper and shot him as he was running at him. The officer's name is Anand Badgujar. There was also a claim that the officer attempted to speak with Lawrence, who became combative before the physical confrontation. An eyewitness as camera footage installed on his body showed that Robert assaulted the officer long before the Badgujar had attempted to speak with him. Lawrence had a gun, but he had put it in the glove box of his car when the officer arrived. There was no good reason for the officer to draw his weapon and shoot him.

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The evidence in the case involves like the video shows the rights of Lawrence violated. In the lawsuit filed by the police, there were no allegations surrounding race made. The police gave the evidence also says that Lawrence was a White man. The circumstances of which led to gray to sustain the injuries are unclear. According to an eyewitness report, the officers involved in his arrest used an excessive force during his arrest. However, these claims were denied by the officer who was involved in his arrest. Another commissioner from the police claimed contrary to the standard procedure of securing the Freddie before driving the van the officers failed to secure him. The law had come into the days before his arrest, following various cases concerning the safety of prisoners during their police custody transport.

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It claimed that Gaines started firing at the officer before he retaliated back, she shot again, and the shooting did not injure any police officer. During the incident, a five year was wounded on the limb but not clear whether they police bullet or bullet from Gaines which injured the boy. The standoff began when police went to her home to serve her with a warrant of arrest for failing to appear in court. Gaines had been unable to appear in court on a couple of occasion for charges on traffic which dated back on March. An officer obtained a key from the landlord and opened the door after knocking several times with no response. It is vital to note that, the police approach to these activities were under intense public scrutiny.

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Most of the case file presented in the court is through extensive recording which she made while the police were outside. In the presentation, she used her mobile phone to communicate with people outside through messages, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and FaceTime (Reid, Ashley B p. Moreover, the jury asked the Facebook and Instagram to deactivate her accounts thinking that it was distracting the proceeding. The incident was not recorded, as the officer involved was not wearing police bodycams. It is important to note that, none of the officers involved in the killings has been sentenced for their action. The purpose of this paper was to substantiate that some extrajudicial cases in Maryland including the police are racially motivated especially to the Latinos and the black people. Notably, in all the examples discussed above none of the victims died their justified death.

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The police had a hand in their end, from unjustified arrest to shooting in a home which unreasonable. It is essential for the police to know that all human beings are equal no matter the race. Bowie State University, 2016.

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