Module 5 Discussion – Amadou Diallo
Students will consider and discuss the killing of 1991 Amadou Diallo by New York City Police officers.
Connection to module objective:
This assignment measures the module objective: The student will be able to compare and contrast the pros and cons of technological and social changes on U.S. law enforcement.
Reread Crosscurrents 5.1, Amadou Diallo, on page 167 of your course textbook and any relevant information contained in Chapter 5. You may also choose to do supplemental research on the internet.
Click Reply, and in paragraph form, respond to the following prompts (12 points). Try to have this done by Monday at 11:59 p.m. so others have time to reply to it. *Note – you will not be able to see the responses of anyone else until you have first shared your response.
What is your opinion of the jury’s decision in the trial of the officers?
Was the public correct to protest the jury’s verdict of not guilty?
Do you have any criticism of the police tactics? Why or why not?
Click Post Reply when done.
Read your classmates’ posts. Don’t be surprised to see questions regarding this discussion appear on your exam.
For the final 3 points of the assignment, find a post from a classmate that you feel you want to comment on. Your reply should be a meaningful minimum of three sentences. Simply agreeing or disagreeing with someone is not meaningful!
You will be graded on how well your posts meet the grading rubric for this assignment. To view the rubric, click the options icon (3 vertical dots) above, and choose Show Rubric.
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