Most people across the globe tend to be affected by the organized violence that comprises long-lasting civil wars and many other forms of violent conflict. The organized violence characterized by huge loss of the human life, acts of torture, forced displacement of the entire community, and other atrocities (Kaldor, 2013). Organized violence refers to the systematic and purposeful use or brutality and terror to control groups, individuals, and communities. It tends to cause fear and helpless to the victims. The organized violence tends to cause physical and psychological pain to its victims. The method of organized violence includes causing severe pain and suffering, threatening, killing, and intimidation that results in physical and psychological pain. The organized violence does cause not only physical harm but also produce psychological suffering to people who must live and survive under such circumstances. Because the violence is systematic and purposeful, it tends to result in people who are hurt ignored because there is no help offered.
Effect of organized violence
Organized violence tends to have a negative effect on people. Some of the effects of organized violence include establishing fear, cruel maltreatment, and also invade the privacy of people. The experience of violence and also the searing psychological and physical pain of the experience tend to cause fear (Kaldor, 2013). Organized violence tends to cause people to live in fear of being attacked and not knowing what will happen to them. Fear tends to dominate the lives of people who daily live with uncertainty.
When organized violence occurs, it usually involves the use of lethal force. In this case, it may involve the invasion of people’s privacy because people tend to lose their freedom of privacy. In this case, people do not have a lot of freedom over what they can and cannot do because of fear of the consequences. For instance, when the government is looking into a situation that involved organized violence, it is likely that all individuals suspected to participate in the violence will interrogate. In such a case, the privacy of the victims is never an issue of importance, and they also tend to have very limited chances. The victims of organized violence also encounter cruel maltreatment (Kaldor, 2013). The cruel maltreatment can be in the form of lack of provision of the basic needs or even failure to receive justice. Thus, organized violence tends to have negative effects on victims of the violence, and it can also result in the death of many people.
Examples of organized violence
An excellent example of organized violence is Cherokee. During the outbreak of the American Revolution, Cherokee received the request from Shawnee, Ottawa, and Mohawk to join them against American (Stacy, 2002). However, most of the Cherokee decided to remain neutral in the white man’s war. Chickamauga and Shawnee formed an alliance and went to war with Americans. They attacked two American forts in North Carolina, and Americans were not able to distinguish between neutral and hostile Cherokee. As a result, Americans destroyed over 36 Cherokee towns killing every child, woman and man they would find. The attack was severe as it resulted in the death of thousands of people. The organized violence resulted in Cherokees being forced out of their homelands (Stacy, 2002). After the Gold discovery in Cherokee land, the war started that included ******, arrest, and also arson against Cherokee. The hopeless and mistreatment of the situation resulted in a Treaty that lead to surrendering the Cherokee’s Nation’s Homeland.
Organized violence today
violence is quite present today; however,
it exists in different forms. Examples
of organized violence include police brutality
and racial profiling. A police brutality
is a form of organized violence today as it is an issue that involves excessive use of force. Police
brutality is the civil rights violation
that normally occurs when the police officer act
with excessive force through using an amount of force with regards to the civilian. Racial
profiling refers to an instance
in which the police use race as a
key factor instead of behavior in determining whether a person engaged in criminal conduct. In the United States, police brutality tends to be present ad very
common. Today, police are likely to use excessive force
on suspects from the minority groups including
African-Americans and Latinos. Many
people in the streets and mostly
black teenagers are being killed by police just
because of the color of the victim’s
skins. An example of racial profiling is in the case of the death
of the black teenager Michael
Brown (Wihbey & Kille 2015). Michael Brown was killed by Officer Darren Wilson after the
officer shoot at Brown when
Brown was moving towards the officer without showing any threat.
Presently, there have been many deaths
that have been occurring as a result of the encounter with the police. Another
example is that of the death of Freddie Gray, who died while
he was in the
custody of the police in Baltimore (Wihbey & Kille 2015).
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