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Marcos Felix Professor LeMoine POT 4932 2/5/18 What is Justice? When a law enforcement officer pulls you over. What is running through your mind? Are you nervous, confused or are you scared? As you see him approach your car do you immediately put your hands on the steering wheel because you’re afraid to give him the wrong impression? You get a ticket for your brake lights not working. You can prove to the judge your brake lights are fixed and maybe he can rule for you not to get points on your license. However, do you trust the judicial system? After all the cases we here about authorities abusing their power, would you be able to tell me that you still believe in the judicial system? We often hear in the news, that an officer used justified deadly force, but you wonder if it really was. A judge has to be a impartial decision maker in the pursuit of justice, but is he always looking for what’s best for the defendant or society? What did Hobbes think when he talked about justice and the only way for justice to be served was for social unity achieved by establishing a commonwealth ruled by a sovereign to ensure the security of a commonwealth. Yes, establishing security but what about making sure those who have the authority over us are following the same guidelines as to protect the commonwealth and are not overusing their power. The sovereign should be the ruling force
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behind the contract that a Police officer or Judge has on us and if they are to break their word. I will argue for Hobbes On why our judicial system should have a sovereign. In the last couple of years, we have seen a lot of controversy with police misconduct from using their firearm and from overstepping their boundary. For example, we’ve have had many incidents in the last years from Eric Gerner death in Staten Island, New York to Officer Jeronimo Yanez in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. It’s hard to pick an incident and discuss even though there is footage of these law enforcement misconduct. Officer Shelby is a law enforcement officer who shot Terence Crutcher. Terence Crutcher was having car trouble in the middle of the street and as
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