Do you believe that the establishment of terrorism as a crime that can be committed domestically has changed policing? How? Why? Provide examples.
The establishment of terrorism as a crime has changed policing at all levels, Federal, State, County and City, in many ways. In a report from the national institute of Justice It is noted “The catastrophic events of Sept. 11, 2001, served as a wake-up call to the nation regarding the threat of terrorism. Preventing future acts of terrorism and preparing for massive response operations became a national priority overnight for law enforcement at all levels, creating new responsibilities and new paradigms for federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.” (Governments & University, 2006) Policing had to change, in order to try to prepare for, predict and be able to respond to catastrophic events, that were never before even considered a possibility. Most of the changes that have been and are continually being made are not immediately apparent to the public. One of the more significant changes is the interagency operability, City police departments are working with Agencies such as the FBI and Department of Homeland Security. Police have had to become much more aware of their surroundings, and it has put many people on edge, Police are accused much more commonly since the events of September 11, 2001, of discriminating based on race and other forms of racial profiling.
Have the number of victims of racial profiling increased over the last decade?
What is racial profiling? Basically the act of picking someone out based on their ethnic background, color of their skin, even their beliefs. Organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union work to protect people from this. Law Enforcement agencies are routinely accused of racial profiling; There are many examples, many stories on the internet pertaining to allegations of racial profiling In one example published by...