Ch 8: History of Police Brutality in America

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This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the history of police brutality in the U.S. for a standard criminal justice course. Topics covered include:

  • Statistics regarding police brutality and racism
  • Police brutality in America during the 1960s
  • U.S. police brutality laws
  • The Rodney King trial and riots
  • 1988's Tompkins Square Park Riot
  • The Great Railroad Strike of 1877
  • The Ludlow Massacre of 1912
  • The Columbine Mine Massacre of 1927
  • Examples of Pitchess motions

9 Lessons in Chapter 8: History of Police Brutality in America
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Police Brutality & Racism: Cases & Statistics

1. Police Brutality & Racism: Cases & Statistics

Police brutality and racism are issues that have been in the media spotlight during recent years. This lesson is about cases that involve police brutality, the role of racism in police brutality, and related data.

Police Brutality in 1960's America

2. Police Brutality in 1960's America

In this lesson, you will learn about police brutality in the 1960s. Specifically, you will learn more about what prompted the police and protest violence of this era, as well as attempts made to resolve tensions between law enforcement and minority communities.

Police Brutality Laws in the United States

3. Police Brutality Laws in the United States

From the Rodney King case which sparked the 1992 Los Angeles Riots to the brutal 2017 slaying of Philando Castile, police brutality has existed in society. In this lesson, readers will learn how police brutality is defined and what laws are in place to help protect citizens.

Rodney King: Trial & Riots

4. Rodney King: Trial & Riots

Rodney King's beating, trial, and the Los Angeles riots of 1992, are synonymous events that most adults continue to remember today. This lesson will look at the Rodney King case, and the trial and riots that followed.

The Tompkins Square Park Riot of 1988

5. The Tompkins Square Park Riot of 1988

Tompkins Square Park in New York City was seen as a refuge for the homeless and abandoned youth in the late 1980's. In this lesson, you will learn what the Tompkins Square Park Riot of 1988 was, how it began, and who was involved.

The Great Railroad Strike of 1877

6. The Great Railroad Strike of 1877

In 1877, the railroad companies were tightening their belts due to an economic depression. Their cuts, however, would ultimately spark a month-long strike against the industry. In this lesson, we will look at the events surrounding the Great Railroad Strike of 1877.

The Ludlow Massacre of 1914

7. The Ludlow Massacre of 1914

In this lesson, you will learn about the Ludlow Massacre of 1914, which involved the killing of striking miners in Colorado. The background of the strike, events of the massacre, and aftermath will also be discussed.

The Columbine Mine Massacre of 1927

8. The Columbine Mine Massacre of 1927

The Columbine Mine Massacre of1927 was a labor dispute that became violent in the company town of Serene, Colorado. This lesson is about the Columbine Mine Massacre of 1927, the participants, and the causes.

Pitchess Motion: Definition & Example

9. Pitchess Motion: Definition & Example

In this lesson you will learn the definition of the Pitchess motion, when it's appropriate to file a Pitchess motion and filing guidelines for Pitchess motions. Also, you will be provided with examples of language specific to Pitchess motions.

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