Action Must Be Taken Against Police Brutality Essay

1850 Words Dec 10th, 2016 8 Pages
Action must be taken against police brutality in America as it is claiming the lives of many innocent victims, dividing the country, and provoking a negative response from society. Not only is it such a huge problem, but it is one that should theoretically be avoidable altogether. Why is it that we saw nearly 1,000 people die from police encounters in 2015 alone in the United States, yet a country like Norway has not seen a death from a police encounter since 2006? Yet, this is not a problem that one man, or some sort of law-making body can really solve, this problem, is one that needs to be addressed by society as a whole. Currently, it seems to garner little attention for reform yet it should be a high priority. People should not have to live scared of the peacekeepers in the country, and we should not have a country that has nearly 1,000 people die to police in a year, whereas other countries have gone decades without a police killing incident. There are many steps the United States as a whole should be taking towards reform. There has to be a breaking point where this police brutality has gone on too long as a whole, and actions such as reforms and our policing system, and even just a general change in the attitude of our society is needed for the better. If no action is taken soon, the country will become more and more divided. Police brutality in the United States is a huge problem for multiple reasons. Other than the loss of life due to it, the societal response is…

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