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Binghamton Speech & Debate

Proposition: Joshua Jen (The Wilberforce School) vs. Opposition: Shreeram Saravanan (Outschool Online - Intermediate)

Judge: Eric Kazadi (Unaffiliated)

Resolution: Resolved: The United Nation should require countries to uniformly enact substantial criminal justice reform in one or more of the following: forensic science, policing, sentencing.

  • Joshua Jen
    Joshua Jen
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    Shreeram Saravanan
    Shreeram Saravanan
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    Posted at July 6, 2020 09:06:15PM EST by Joshua Jen

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    arg 1:
    https://vittana.org/42-shocking-police-brutality-statistics
    http://sn4hr.org/blog/2020/01/01/54591/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_killings_by_law_enforcement_officers_by_country
    https://www.tellerreport.com/news/--brazil--police-violence-increased-again-in-2018-.BJeLCvKd5N.html

    arg 2:
    https://police.un.org/en/un-police-reform
    https://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/justice-and-prison-reform/index.html?ref=menuside
    https://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/justice-and-prison-reform/tools.html?ref=menuside
    Charter of the United Nation Chapter I

    arg3:
    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/police-officers-convicted-fatal-shootings-are-exception-not-rule-n982741
    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/police-shooting-convictions_n_5695968ce4b086bc1cd5d0da
    https://vittana.org/42-shocking-police-brutality-statistics
    https://www.vox.com/identities/2016/8/13/17938234/police-shootings-killings-prosecutions-court
    https://www.vox.com/2015/4/8/8369769/police-shooting-charges-convictions
    https://www.vox.com/identities/2016/8/13/17938234/police-shootings-killings-prosecutions-court
    https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/allegations-of-police-misconduct-rarely-result-in-charges/

    Posted at July 8, 2020 12:32:51AM EST by Shreeram Saravanan

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    https://hbr.org
    https://usac.gov
    https://CNN.com

    Posted at July 8, 2020 03:10:50PM EST by Joshua Jen

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    reuters.com
    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/police-officers-convicted-fatal-shootings-are-exception-not-rule-n982741
    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/police-shooting-convictions_n_5695968ce4b086bc1cd5d0da
    https://vittana.org/42-shocking-police-brutality-statistics
    https://www.vox.com/identities/2016/8/13/17938234/police-shootings-killings-prosecutions-court
    https://www.vox.com/2015/4/8/8369769/police-shooting-charges-convictions
    https://www.vox.com/identities/2016/8/13/17938234/police-shootings-killings-prosecutions-court
    https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/allegations-of-police-misconduct-rarely-result-in-charges/
    https://www.theroot.com/here-s-how-many-people-police-killed-in-2019-we-think-1841183889
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/national/police-shootings-2019/

    Posted at July 10, 2020 12:48:51AM EST by Shreeram Saravanan

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    https://www.livescience.com/26485-second-amendment.html

    https://study.com/academy/lesson/police-brutality-laws-in-the-united-states.html#:~:text=Police%20brutality%20has%20been%20in,as%20law%20enforcement%20has%20existed.&text=witnessed%20police%20brutality).,help%20victims%20of%20police%20brutality.

    npr.org
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    Proof :: We cannot enforce the same law throughout the world ::: below
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    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-34450841

    https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/gurgaon/two-injured-in-street-fight/articleshow/56723741.cms

    Posted at July 10, 2020 11:06:02AM EST by Joshua Jen

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    http://www.smallarmssurvey.org/fileadmin/docs/Weapons_and_Markets/Tools/Firearms_holdings/SAS-BP-Civilian-held-firearms-annexe.pdf


    https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/body-cameras-are-seen-as-key-to-police-reform

    https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/crime-rate-by-country

    Anthony L. Bui, UCLA, Matthew M. Coates, Harvard University, and Ellicott C. Matthay, UC Berkeley. Published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.

    Frank Edwards, of Rutgers University’s School of Criminal Justice, Hedwig Lee, of Washington University in St. Louis’s Department of Sociology, and Michael Esposito, of the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research

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    Submitted at July 12, 2020 12:11:37PM EST by Eric Kazadi

    Category Joshua Jen Shreeram Saravanan
    Use of evidence: 4.5 3
    Delivery skill: 4 2
    Coherence of arguments: 3.5 2.5
    Responsiveness to opponent: 3.5 2.7
    Identification of key points: 3.5 3.4
    Comments: You need to show why the UN is a legitimate body to force this reform and also prove a regulation mechanism. You need to be more responsive and show why and how individual states can enact these reforms.

    The decision is for the Proposition: Joshua Jen

    Reason for Decision:

    I think this debate was based really on the single issue - which is whether or not as the is a need for the intervention.

    The opposition says that individual states can deal with this and uses the example of body cams in the US but this does not respond to the idea that universal will overall improve policing systems and either protect victims or give them justice at the least.

    I think the opposition only tries to mitigate the benefits on prop as opposed to furthering solid substantive material. Also be wary of unsubstantiated claims like people in Africa and Asia do not have guns.


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    Thank you for judging the round, Mr. Kazadi! - Joshua Jen on July 12, 2020 at 05:26PM EST

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