• Sounding the Siren

      Written by David Duncan (California State University, East Bay) Contact David: dduncan945@gmail.com Edited by Aimee Casey (Diablo Valley College) Faculty Adviser: Nolan Higdon (California State University, East Bay) The sun’s reflection off of the windshield of the Rural/Metro ambulance is a refreshing sight to the emergency medical technician...
  • Police Cameras

    Officers are “Forgetting” to Turn on Their Body Cameras

    The ethical issue here is that these officers are “forgetting” to turn on their body cameras, which suggests that they are not doing their jobs correctly. People are dying and we don’t know if it was for good or just a hasty judgment call. Anything that has to do...
  • Water Tank Supply and Treatment

    Officials Knowingly Added Cancer Causing Chemicals to Sacramento’s Water Supply to Save the City Money

    Officials knowingly and discreetly added cancer causing chemicals to Sacramento’s water supply to save the city money. This is an ethical problem because it not only puts the health of the city’s residents in jeopardy by allowing them to consume carcinogens, but they kept it a secret and did...
  • Keyboard pic

    NY Police Editing Wikipedia

    The first ethical issue would be 1 Police Plaza using a popular webpage to alter statements for their own benefit. Although Wikipedia is deemed an unreliable source by many institutions, in a Google search of any of the people involved in this scandal, Wikipedia is in fact the first...
  • DNA

    Accountability In DNA Testing

    DNA evidence is a fundamental component of our judicial system and any allegations about officers of the law regarding corrupt practices related to this matter should be investigated swiftly and thoroughly. Although one might assume that most reasonable people would agree with the latter statement, here we have a...
  • Police Brutality

    Police Brutality and The Media

    Police brutality can be defined as the deliberate use of excessive force, usually physical, carried out during law enforcement activities in the population. This also includes verbal attacks and psychological intimidation by a police officer. Police brutality is one of the several forms of police misconduct and exists in...
  • Media Forgets Terrorist Attacks in Nigeria

    The Paris attacks were and still are an extremely deplorable occasion because of the emotional and physical trauma that resulted from it. The media spared no expense in broadcasting it by depicting the tragedies that surrounds Paris, to highlighting how people from all over the world came together to...
  • LGBT rights

    Kentucky and LGBT Rights

    Bill 180 came to be in 2012 because a local t-shirt printer in Lexington was fined by the Lexington Human Rights Commission. He was fined because he refused to print shirts for an event being put on by the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) community for LGBT pride....
  • Criminal Court

    The Pitfalls in an Ineffective Criminal Justice System

    There are many ethical issues that are presented in the case of Kalief Browder that illustrate the pitfalls in an ineffective criminal justice system. The concept of bail can be argued to be unethical as it unfairly impacts those in low-income communities. If the impression of jail is to...