Cause Of Police Brutality

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As a society the United States of America have endured numerous social issues where the country has been able to identify the issue and move forward accordingly with a resolution put in place. However, in recent accounts, one social issue in particular has become quite successively one that the United States of America have not been able to find a solution to. Police brutality is one of the major social issue that is impacting many communities within the United States of America today especially the African American community. What is police brutality exactly? As Garry Rodgers stated in the article What’s Considered Police Brutality. Police brutality is the wanton use of excessive force, usually physical, but can also occur in forms of verbal …show more content…
The cause of this view stems from the numerous accounts of police brutality, where individuals of the African American have witnessed law enforcement the same individuals hired to serve and protect the community were the some of the same ones who came into their community and exemplify the extreme use of force on their son, daughters, aunts, uncles, cousins, fathers, mothers. The family members and loved ones directly impacted by police brutality in the African American community on a daily basis begin to form the negative view on the individuals in law enforcement, which grows as a constant rate the more cases of injustice being present due to police brutality. This negative view can stem anywhere on the spectrum from the distrust in law enforcement, African American community members in fear for their lives, lack of respect for the individuals in the career field. The negative views that the African American community has established towards law enforcement all stems from the what they have witnessed on the basis of police brutality where they feel as though law enforcement is targeting the African American community in particular and killing only their loved ones whom were once a part of the community. Especially in cases where the excessive use of force was not necessary and the conflict could …show more content…
Not only have these police officers been using the excessive use of force, but they’ve not been indicted where the case can go to trial as a form of justice where a jury and the judge can exemplify the facts of police brutality and the office can be held accountable for their actions. In the article” The Michael Brown Legacy” by Onyemaobim, Ikdei O. he states that, these killings illustrate the historically hostile and—often times—deadly relationship between police and minorities. While police are meant to protect and serve all United States citizens, for too many minority communities, police have become a source of fear, quick to resort to physical violence. The story of Michael Brown and others like him is a patterned one, rooted in police culture. The police officer is expected to serve and protect the communities they are assigned to however they have become a source of fear for the member who live in the communities are they have witnessed what the outcome of police brutality entails. Considering that fact that the officer whom resorted to physical violence is able to slip through the system as a result of not been indicted where the jury and judge can examine the facts of the case and then rule and determine the innocence of the officer. This is where the African

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