In this chapter, we focus in on two different stories that relate to the "principles of legitimacy", which links disobedient behavior towards authoritative figures. This principle is based off 3 things, "First of all, people who are asked to obey authority have to feel like they have a voice- that if they speak up, they will be heard. Second, the law has to be predictable. There is to be a reasonable expectation that the rules tomorrow are going to be roughly the same as the rules today. And third, the authority has to be fair. It can’t treat one group differently from another.”
We see this with Rosemary Lawyor, a young mother living in troubled Ireland, Joanne Jaffe a police officer who must deal with the juvenile youth. and the author includes a simple example of why this rule is so important through children trying to learn in a classroom.
Rosemary Lawlor was a young mother living in Northern Ireland when tension between the Catholics and the Protestants got so bad, British troops were sent to keep the peace. However, the Brits turned on Ireland and the citizens became disobedient., by throwing rocks, petrole bombs, etc. and rioting. Lawlor fought alongside many other citizens in an act to regain independence and a revolution began.
THIS IS UNJUST! WE DEMAND CHANGE!!!
Please don't make us leave our home, this is all we have.
The author compares Ireland to kids in a classroom, at first they are attentive to the teacher in front of the room. But later on they easily lose interest and start to misbehave, the teacher only gives one student attention. There is only one kid being engaged and no else is "getting in on it". Citizens in Ireland, just like the children, need to be given equal oppurtunites like everyone else.
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Joanne Jaffe, head of the city’s Housing Bureau in Brownsville, New York found that showing juveniles love and compassion leads to them making better choices. Unlike other authoritative figures who are seen as the enemy, Jaffe showed the teens and the rest of the community that they could get along. The author's lesson in this chapter is in order to establish legitimacy, authority figures need to earn the respect of the people they are trying to control first.
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Take this turkey for Thanksgiving, I just want to show this community that not all officers are bad.