3rd Session Essay Examples
Final Bill Week 6
Senate Bill # : S. 1039 / H.R. 2582 - 114th Congress, 2014-2015)
A Bill For An Act Entitled: PROFILING IMPROVEMENT BILL
In the Senate
Senator Mxy introduced this resolution that was referred the security committee of the senate.
The US senate this bill to become a law the will be applied under the united states jurisdiction.
The bill to be enacted by both houses of the united states on their respective assembly.
Citizens across the US are barricading the streets crying for justice and change in American policymaking and implementation of anti-racial legislation. Racial minority groups have been severely struggling for their rights; however, the time comes to make a proper revision of existing legal achievements for citizens with another color of the skin (Barnes, 2000). The way police criminalizes African Americans with no regard to actually committed crimes demands major changes, it becomes evident from the expected failure of a grand jury to indict the police officer for shooting Black teenager in Ferguson (Rothenberg, 2001).
The US Department of Justice had an authority to stop racial discrimination by enforcing lawful procedures, however, despite the claims that the United States of America has reached a post racial era, law enforcement agencies and private security personnel target people of color and put them in humiliating situations like detentions, interrogations and searches without any evidence of criminal activities. Therefore, End Racial Profiling Act (ERPA) is a necessity that should be produced to resolve racial discrimination issues by tightening up the standards. The bills main intent is to use the issues that have been stated lately on the news ”racial profiling" in order to increase their effectiveness and funding for the police departments.The bill aims at targeting the racial stereotypes that eventually have become fatal. The bill is especially important, considering the outrage that occurred after the cases of multiple black teenagers getting killed by law enforcement officials.
Experts ascertain that a new bill will achieve the following main goals: collection and monitoring of data concerning all racial issues (African, Hispanic, Asian); include special training courses on racial profiling issues for police officers and citizens; elaborate schemes of prevention and sanctions for law violation (Thompson, Brod, & Shaefer, 2003). Last but not the least, prohibit racial profiling at all governmental and official levels by strict law enforcement.
Basically, the newly introduced bill should answer the questions on how to make the law work effectivelyto ensure the racial profiling will not happen again. Therefore a set of laws should be defined, a revised codes of conduct for police officers when handling problem issues with civilians. Mainly, this will lead to increase of police department budgets in order to provide proper training and psychological courses for officers. Further implementation of new technologies like special dashcams will surely become a necessity, which will make sure thatthe conducted racial crime or police officer’s unprofessionalismis properly registered on camera. Clear instructions (e.g. when the individual weapon should be used by the police officer) and equipment (e.g. wearable cameras) on how to handle the racial issues and behave with civilians will increase the liability of police officers and citizens. Increase of police departments funding will ensure proper interaction of police officers with the citizens and make the system of “checks and balances” work effectively.
The number of police officers is also subject to increase; moreover, priority could be given to Black, Asian and Hispanic police officers and their training while their communicating with wrongdoers of the same race may be extremely helpful in avoiding deaths and dual situations. Alongside all the legal procedures should be implemented in official institutions.
The bill is proposed as federal law to be applied in the United States’ jurisdiction.
In the Department of the Treasury, the Financial Management Service will assist in finding ways to raise money and effectively fund the passed bill. As a result, many people will understand the bill as the Financial Management Service provides and controls the financial resources required by people to appreciate the introduced law. The availability of funds will ensure that there is an increased knowledge of the new law, ensuring that its implementation goes smoothly. As such, it is through the collaboration of multiple Departments, from the Justice Department to the Treasury and all the relevant agencies under the Executive Branch to ensure the people understand the laws as required. The Bureau of Justice Assurance Agency also provides the funding and services to local American communities, providing them with technical assistance and enabling them to appreciate the meaning held by the new law. In the Justice Department, the U.S. Marshal Service agency will assist in the enforcing the statutes of the passed bill by apprehending all criminals who breach its laws. The Attorney General’s office will provide assistance in monitoring the impact of the passed bill and providing advice to the executive branch concerning its effectiveness.
Failure to comply with new legislation once it is enacted, will apply a maximum of ten years imprisonment to any person.
This act shall take effect six months after the passing of the bill as law, specifically on 25th July, 2015. After the bill becomes accepted by both the House of Representatives and Senate and passes, the Department of Justice will take center stage and assist in implementing its statutes. The Department of Education will ensure that citizens have knowledge concerning the bill, preventing them from breaching its statutes.
Derhoward, Jones , Stanford University
Mike Richard, University of California
Erickson Geoffrey ,California State University.
Henry, Bekam, University of California
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Thompson C., Brod H., Shaefer E. R., (2003). Just Living: White Men Challenging Racism. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.