DQ1- The appropriate and legally acceptable response to an illegal protest is for the police to declare any gathering of people illegal whenever they see fit. The most approachable way of responding to an unlawful protest is by warning the protesters using a law enforcement mobile siren or loudspeaker and informing the crowd that the demonstration has been declared illegal. And that all those participating must disband or risk arrest (Emberlin, 2017). After the police announced to the illegal demonstrators, anyone who disputes the police’s instructions will face arrest.
The use of force by police would not succeed in a conflict management approach; for example, the Black Lives Matter protesting over George Floyd’s death give rise to protest in every city and state capitol from all around the country. Law enforcement agencies use a conflict management approach to ensure law and order by establishing and promoting a strong relationship with the leaders of Black Lives Matter or protest groups (Emberlin, 2017). Another strategy the police might use in a conflict management approach to an illegal protest is to preserve the line of communication exposure from the beginning to the end of the march. After identifying and meeting with protesters, including their leaders, the police might be in the position to inform the protesters about the police department’s protest guidelines. The police should also tell the protesters about the State’s laws and city ordinances (Emberlin, 2017)
Emberlin R., (2017): How police can work more effectively with protest groups. Retrieve from: https://www.police1.com/crowd-control/articles/ How police can work more effectively with protest groups (police1.com)
DQ2- According to Hunter, Barker and Guzman (2017) The first amendment protects dissent if it is belief and not acts if it is speech and does not create a clear and present danger of injury to others (p.285). People in America are able to protest in the effort to remedy some type of conflict whether to impprove certain issues with local authorities or the government. However, it should be done in a peaceful manner not inciting violence or promoting unruly behavior. However, if the law is broken in the process involved parties will discover the repercussions such as arrest or fines.
For remedial social change to be effective police officers must implement open lines of communication with local activist and community leaders. The objective is to respect certain boundaries within the social groups who are being involved in such protest. Civil unrest has always been an ongoing problem in the United States due to many ethnicities and different belief systems that have subsequently allowed democratic sectors to place opinions and referendum towards their own ideologies.
Hunter, R. D., Barker, T. D., & Guzman, M. C. (2017). Police community relations and the administration of justice (9th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson ISBN-13: 9780134548043
DQ3- The defusement process, according to Hunter, Barker, & Guzman (2017), is the relationship that gave a team member a chance to learn about the conflict and community problems that might lead to violence and confrontation situations, which played a significant role in the defusement process and a conflict-management technique use to smooth out over possibly aggressive police-community interaction whenever a large group formed to cause conflict or protest.
In some cases, leaders may inadvertently cause conflicts between teams by assigning conflicting goals or deadlines or failing to give complete instructions. When this happens, it is recommended that you take a step back, understand where the problem is, and make corrections. Be able to identify priorities, establish lines of authority, and assigning responsibilities; you are better able to defuse the parties involved toward joint resolution. When using conflict management skills to increase a department’s strength, the ability to understand that not all conflicts are necessarily harmful is also essential. According to Hunter, Barker, & Guzman (2017), the so-called functional battle can positively change an organization. It builds stronger teams and relationships because it often catalyzes for co-workers to get creative in developing new ways of doing things, new approaches to issues, and better ways to communicate.
Hunter, R. D., Barker, T. D., & Guzman, M. C. (2017). Police community relations and the administration of justice (9th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson ISBN-13: 9780134548043 http://www.gcumedia.com/digital-resources/pearson/2017/police-community-relations-and-the-administration-of-justice_9e.php