Cause And Effects Of Police Brutality

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Institutional corruption seems to have fallen on the people in the American society this day and age, and has created a distorted platform for which the people view the citizens that protect and serve the community. The force of men and women that have dedicated their lives to protecting and serving the community has been dealing with recent incidents that have caused undoubtedly tension between officers and the people. Across the country today many police officers have been filed under complaints with their various departments for excessive force disputes. Those in more serious complaints along the subject have been given paid leave whilst the victims of the incident are left injured or fatally wounded. There is an equal recognition of the …show more content…
The orderly fashion expected of someone dressed in blue is not evident at all in areas of America holding the most complaints against police like Chicago, Philadelphia, and New York. The men and women that serve the police force are exposed to various stressful situations that require quick decision making that sometimes threatens life or death, and whilst part of their job is dangerous it is also one that involves interacting with American citizens that have no reason to be suspected of a crime. News these days has been overwhelmly depressing with the multiple incidents occurring weekly involving police brutality, and it is effecting our society more than we can realize, and if it is not acted upon in the most serious manner our communities will fall into a distrust in our local officers that need us to …show more content…
Shielding police officers over decades until the first recorded evidence of police brutality released during the Rodney King incident in 1992 which sparked riots across Los Angeles. Immediately following that extensive beating, ten major cities had come to realize that the discriminatory action that is carried by police towards civilians should be addressed. The national commission of of crime and violence held after that incident the decriminalization of officers involved in lawsuits of police brutality was slightly necessary to maintain the order required for good police officers to maintain peace within the society. With the standing as an authority figure in our communities police officers the American people expect those who serve our community to hold a sense between right and wrong. After the King incident many people (majority of the Black community) were hopeful of our justice system to fall through and do what seemed right, to convict the officers at hand. Even though the shocking footage was extremely graphic, the actions of those officers went unpunished in a court of law. It took another order from the Bush administration to conduct private investigation amongst the LAPD to monitor kinds of discriminatory action in that department.(Davis,

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