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Violations of Americans Civil Rights By Law Enforcement The Constitution of the United States regulates our everyday lives as American citizens Because of the Constitution everyone has legal rights in Order to form a more perfect Union establish Justice insure domestic Tranquility provide for the common defense promote the general Welfare and Secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity The Preamble of the Constitution of the United States of America Specifically what we as Americans deal with everyday are the first ten Amendments of the Constitution the Bill of Rights These Amendments guarantee our peoples safety against our own American government However these guarantees are not absolute as the powers given to us by the Bill of Rights are given to interpretation by the judicial system These interpretations are made by humans and therefore have led to mistakes that violate our civil rights including police brutality and unreasonable searches and seizures Violations of the American peoples civil rights happen everyday typically when dealing with law enforcement Everyday millions of law enforcement officers patrol our streets trying to protect us With this responsibility comes the need to make split second decisions This often means that regular average everyday working class men and women are left to interpret the Constitution in a moments notice A lot of times this leads to misjudgements and bad decisions on the part of the officer Sometimes this is accidental yet numerous other times the police officer is reacting due to some sort of prejudice or stereotype Ask civil rights groups or minority residents in many of the nations cities and theyll say the cops are out of control that police routinely use excessive force against blacks and Hispanics What you get is Jim Crow justicesays Ira Glasser head of the American Civil Liberties Union Cannon 35 This has caused even good kids to see police as the enemy They shun cops Lacayo
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