Code Of Ethics In The Term Paper

Length: 7 pages Sources: 11 Subject: Terrorism Type: Term Paper Paper: #28920643 Related Topics: Dress Code, Law Enforcement Ethics, Torch, Police Ethics
Excerpt from Term Paper :

They seemed to think that he was part of a larger terrorist network. After this, they smashed the cell phone against the floor and laughed. They removed his shoes and socks and broke the heels from his shoes to look for explosive or any other hidden substances. Achmed Radu felt afraid and humiliated. He felt afraid for his family and friends, whose contact information were now in the hands of his tormentors. He knew it would do no good to ask them what they would do with his contact list, so he did not bother.

After the four officials exhausted their immediate options for torment, they led him outside, forcing him to go barefoot. A police car was waiting for him. Two of the officials rode in the front seats, while other two rode on either side of their victim. Mr. Radu tried again to find out what or who it was the officials were looking for. They ignored all his questions, and completed the journey in stony silence, as if to indicate that Achmed Radu knew very well what he was guilty of.

They stopped at a fortress type building, located apparently in the middle of nowhere. There were no other buildings close by, nor any indications of civilization. The building was surrounded by tall grass and trees, as if it had been built there at random. Mr. Radu was led inside. He was aware that two of the officials had a very tight grip on either of his arms. It did not hurt, but let him know that any attempts at escape would be useless. Once inside, Mr. Radu saw clearly that the building was a prison. A security gate was unlocked, and Mr. Radu was led into a long, dark corridor. There were empty cells on either side. At the end of the corridor, he was placed into the last cell in the line and locked up. He pleaded with the officials to tell him what his crime was, or at least give him the opportunity to make a call to his wife to let her know what had happened. They mocked him and laughed, refusing the request. Before they left, they tried to bring home to Achmed Radu the true extent of his predicament; they indicated that they might or might not return, and that they might do more to him than mere pushing, shoving and mocking. They succeeded in their purpose: Mr. Radu was afraid, and he was left on his own.

Night was falling, but little inside the cell changed. There were no windows, and Achmed was too far from the entrance to see what time of day it was. He became disoriented with the extreme fear he felt all day, and with hunger and thirst. No food, water or sanitary facilities were left for him inside the cell. Eventually Mr. Radu succumbed to exhaustion and fell asleep on the cold, hard cement floor.

Sharp light in his eyes woke Achmed Radu. He had no idea how long he had been asleep, but the pain and exhaustion he felt told him it had not been enough. He was ordered to get up and pulled unceremoniously to his feet. When his eyes had adjusted to the sharp contrast of the torch with the surrounding darkness, Radu recognized the four men of the previous day. He had hoped that he was having a nightmare. The officials told him that he might be set free during the day if he only told them the truth. When he asked what truth they were referring to, they laughed at him. He was led to another small, darkened room and asked questions relating to his daily activities. He was also asked whether he belonged to any terrorist organizations. When he told them the truth, they laughed, indicating that they did not believe him. When he asked for a phone call or for his lawyer, he was mocked.

...

Mr. Radu was not allowed to bathe. He received a scrap of food and water per day, and used a slight dip in the floor as a latrine. At the end of the week he was exhausted to breaking point, and disoriented to the point of psychosis. Still, he was unable to give them any information on terrorists, because he had none. The officials were finally obliged to believe him, and grudgingly took him back to the airport. Here he was allowed to collected what remained of his luggage and clothing, and he called his wife from a phone booth. He was so exhausted that she recognized him only on his third attempt at talking to her. The officials vanished as soon as it was established that Achmed Radu's wife would arrive to pick him up. Mr. Radu was mentally incapacitated to the point where he would not be able to fly again for years. Nightmares would keep him awake for days on end. He would never feel completely safe or happy within the borders of his country again, and he would certainly never trust anybody in a uniform again.

Conclusion

Mr. Achmed Radu is one of the tragic examples of the loss of freedom experienced by many a citizen in the United States after 9/11. Suddenly everybody is a potential terrorist, while the basic freedoms and rights guaranteed by the constitution have become worthless in the face of threat. The officials in Radu's case assumed guilt rather than innocence, and relented only once it became clear that Radu had nothing to hide. Their unsuccessful attempt to extract information from an innocent man is indicative of the badly focused and unethical effort of the war on terrorism. Such official actions are perpetrated on the basis of personal prejudice rather than legitimate concern. This is not doing things right, and certainly not for the right reasons.

Sources

Berlau, John. (2004, Oct). John Krry's dark record on civil liberties: the Democratic candidate is no friend to the Bill of Rights. Reason. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1568/is_5_36/ai_n6203214

Dettmer, Jamie. (2000, Oct 16). IG report details justice misdeeds. Insight on the News. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1571/is_38_16/ai_66241130

Gelsey, Zara (2001, Oct 25). Drugging or Torture of 9-11 Suspects breaks constitution, law, and treaties. Center for Cognitive Liberty & Ethics. http://www.cognitiveliberty.org/news/narcointerrogation1.htm

Grant, J. Kevin. (2002, Dec). Ethics and law enforcement. The FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m2194/is_12_71/ai_96453523

Morrison, Pat. (2002, Sept 6). Loss of civil rights post-9/11 alarms Muslims, legal experts. National Catholic Reporter. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1141/is_38_38/ai_91566312

New Internationalist (2005, March). State of fear the global attack on rights. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0JQP/is_376/ai_n13479539

Organized Crime Digest. (2005, June 10). Muslims report rise in civil rights violations. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa4441/is_200506/ai_n16062317

O'Sullivan, John. (2004, Dec 27). See no evil: illegal aliens and the specter of another 9/11. Natioal Review. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1282/is_24_56/ai_n13619812

Stevens, Sylvia E.(2002, July). Ethics, Post 9/11: Federal anti-terrorims regulations raise ethics issues for lawyers. Oregan State Bar Bulletin. http://www.osbar.org/publications/bulletin/02jul/barcounsel.html

Tsao, Fred. (2003, Dec 13) No longer welcome - Cracking down on immigrants. Crhistian Century. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1058/is_25_120/ai_112130990

United States Department of Justice. (2007). http://www.usdoj.gov/index.html

Sources Used in Documents:

Sources

Berlau, John. (2004, Oct). John Krry's dark record on civil liberties: the Democratic candidate is no friend to the Bill of Rights. Reason. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1568/is_5_36/ai_n6203214

Dettmer, Jamie. (2000, Oct 16). IG report details justice misdeeds. Insight on the News. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1571/is_38_16/ai_66241130

Gelsey, Zara (2001, Oct 25). Drugging or Torture of 9-11 Suspects breaks constitution, law, and treaties. Center for Cognitive Liberty & Ethics. http://www.cognitiveliberty.org/news/narcointerrogation1.htm

Grant, J. Kevin. (2002, Dec). Ethics and law enforcement. The FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m2194/is_12_71/ai_96453523


Cite this Document:

"Code Of Ethics In The" (2007, October 30) Retrieved August 5, 2021, from
https://www.paperdue.com/essay/code-of-ethics-in-the-34772

"Code Of Ethics In The" 30 October 2007. Web.5 August. 2021. <
https://www.paperdue.com/essay/code-of-ethics-in-the-34772>

"Code Of Ethics In The", 30 October 2007, Accessed.5 August. 2021,
https://www.paperdue.com/essay/code-of-ethics-in-the-34772

Related Documents
Starbucks Evaluation a Business Code Ethics the
Words: 1662 Length: 5 Pages Topic: Business Paper #: 24277133

STARBUCKS Evaluation a Business Code Ethics the purpose assignment assist refining problem-solving capabilities organizations possesses business ethics applications. This paper a structured, objective format called a system inquiry. Starbucks code of ethics Starbucks' mission The Starbucks Corporation has its origins in a small chain of coffee stores that was designed to replicate the European coffeehouse experience for American consumers. At the time of its birth in Seattle, most Americans' experience of coffee was confined

Code of Ethics Critically Analyse Australian Association
Words: 664 Length: 2 Pages Topic: Business - Ethics Paper #: 16343931

Code of Ethics "Critically analyse Australian Association Social Worker's Code Ethics (2010), reference utility guiding promoting high quality ethical practice working Aboriginal Torres Straight Islander people. Critically analyse the Australian Association of Social Worker's Code of Ethics (2010), with particular reference to its utility for guiding and promoting high quality ethical practice when working with Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people. The Australian Association of Social Worker's Code of Ethics (2010) is designed

Code of Conduct and Ethics for It Professionals
Words: 2258 Length: 6 Pages Topic: Business - Ethics Paper #: 44398442

It Professional Code of Conduct and Ethics The objective of this work in writing is to examine the code of conduct and ethics for Internet Technology (IT) professionals. Towards this end this study will examine the literature in this area of study. Defining the IT Professional There is no one set definition for the IT professional however, an IT professional is a professional that works with information technology including installation, implementation, servicing, training,

Code of Effects in Counseling
Words: 3060 Length: 10 Pages Topic: Ethics / Morality Paper #: 19654170

Ethics for Counselors: Two Case Vignettes Case 1: What are the issues John is facing? What would an ethical counselor do?  John is facing a serious issue of confidentiality. Nilusha is a minor who has admitted to drug use to John. It is not minor drug use either—but weekly use of cocaine and methamphetamines. This is a serious issue that has to be addressed. When Nilusha’s parents call to ask what is

Code of Ethics Core Values My Core
Words: 1365 Length: 4 Pages Topic: Business - Ethics Paper #: 95134247

Code of Ethics Core values My core ethical value can best be summed up as follows: 'always put yourself in the other person's shoes.' I consider this to be a modified version of the Golden Rule of 'do unto others as you would have done unto you.' The Golden Rule suggests that you should treat other people as you would like to be treated. In my version, I have modified this dictum

Ethics in a Computerized Society
Words: 2132 Length: 7 Pages Topic: Business - Ethics Paper #: 5413124

This may be done without the consent of the owner of the information thus also infringing on their right to privacy. Education has also been revolutionized greatly by technology. As a result of technological advancements it is now possible for teachers and students to communicate over thousands of miles. Instructors are also able to give assignments which students can submit despite the distance. In this way, technology has enabled global