Different Challenges Of Police Brutality

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Police Brutality is one of the major leading causes of most deaths around the nation. A famous man by the name of Malcolm X once said, “There was police brutality and there was atrocity, and the press was just as atrocious as the police. Because they helped the police to cover it up by propagating a false image across the country.” In today’s society we are faced with many different challenges of police brutality. Police brutality can mean several different things, but one of my favorite meanings for police brutality is the deliberate use of excessive force, usually physical force when dealing with civilians. There are many different ways police brutality can be betrayed. One has the verbal attacks, psychological intimidation, and several …show more content…
Amadou lived in the Bronx apartments in New York. Amadou was shot and killed at the stoop of his apartment. Diallo felled to obey the officers command and he reached into his pockets. New York police officers fired 41 times at Diallo apartment building (Guide). Police Officers thought that Diallo had a gun. Police Officers went on to say that thy thought that Diallo might had been assisting in a robbery or other criminal activity (Guide). Only at the end when Diallo was lying down dead that the officers realize that he was just only holding his wallet (Guide). The officers from this case was not trailed until a year later. All the four officers were charged with second – degree murder and other …show more content…
Robert was a 16 year – old young boy who lived in Detroit. Robert was devastatingly killed by police officers who said he was resisting arrest after a traffic stop (Guide). Unlike all the other cases Robert was killed by a Taser instead of a gun. Police officers say that they used a Taser gun on Mitchell because he was running from his cousin’s car into an abandoned house (Guide). The officers were not informed that Mitchell had a learning disability (Eley). Although, Mitchell had a disability that did not stop the police officers for using a Taser. The officers were able to get off a two – day leave and we able to return to work after (Eley). The family of Mitchell was very distraught about the verdict and voiced their opinion. On behalf of the family the grandmother spoke and said that “There was no crime committed. He doesn’t have a driver’s license. All he did was run. We need to stop the use of Tasers.” (Eley). One thing the family had to realize was that the officers were able to defend their case by saying that it was a non- lethal weapon was because the teen was resisting an arrest

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