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Administration of Justice Discussion 5

Administration of justice is a term that is often used in relation to criminal law to refer to law rules that direct investigation, detection, apprehension, interviewing and trial of people that are suspected of committing a crime and the individuals that have the responsibility to work within the set rules. Therefore, administration of justice encompasses law officers whose duties are required to ensure effective functioning of the courts. The video revisit a story concerning the brutal beating of Rodney King in 1991 by police officers. It shows how in their duty, the police used excessive force to arrest the man, which according to everyone that heard and watched the video was against the principles of proper, fair and just administration of justice. Even though there was a video tape that showed the manner in which the police arrested King, the jury dealing with the case against the police said that the evidence was insufficient to have the officers convicted. The assertion creates a big public concern, especially about the treatment of minority by police and the justice system in the United States. King was an African American, and it is clear that the jury did not consist of black people in it. According to many people, justice was not served and this is why shortly after the verdict by the jury riots erupted, which led to the death of many people, more arrests and massive property destroyed. This video evidently shows that justice was not well administered by the concerned police officers because there was no fair, just and impartial perpetuation of rights and punishment of the crime in conformity with the rules of law (CNN, 2011).

References

 CNN. (2011). Rodney King beating and riots — CNN doccumentary (Full length). Retrieved online on 3rd February, 2017 from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWhYmb1sANM&feature=g-vrec

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