Misuse Of Police Power

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Misuse of Policemen & Women’s Power
If you 've ever heard the saying “To protect and serve”, you might be surprised to hear that some of the time, there’s not much protection happening at all. Police brutality is the extra use of force that isn 't necessary, in order to accomplish a lawful police purpose. Whether it 's arresting someone for speeding, or theft, there are police men and women who abuse their power and take things to another level. There are many good policemen and women out there, but the corrupt ones are ignored and never really done anything about. My only question is why is it still happening? The scary part is that weapons and the police force are only improving and evolving as we speak. They are growing bigger and stronger
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The impetus of the ripple effect is another way you could explain it. This is the continuing and spreading results of an event or action. When a video or news report of police brutality gets out, it causes protests, angry people, hate towards cops, and even riots. If you haven 't heard of the Rodney King case, it was a intoxicated black man involved in a high speed car chase. When Rodney was pulled over, four policemen dragged him out of his car and beat him brutally 53 times with their batons. The officers said Rodney was “resisting arrest”, but not according to the video captured, shown on CBS News, Rodney was just laying there. It was completely unnecessary and a horrible, probably the worst, police brutality act of all time. Soon after the video was leaked in 1991, people began going crazy. African Americans in L.A. , were after whites. There were crazy riots, burning buildings, and huge groups of people just running through streets attacking people. There was one event in which a black guy pulled a white guy out of his truck and beat him with a brick. It was assault, arson, and killings, all caused by the leak of one video, and one brutality incident. One bad thing the police do, can impact our society so harshly and effectively. When stories of what the police do get out, people also get scared and even more afraid of our world. If the people we thought are here to protect us, are only doing the opposite, what will people think is happening to our justice system? People become afraid and fear the police, and people become hateful towards the police too, regardless if they are good or bad, because no one knows the difference. If people don 't have more protests against police brutality or speak up to stop this, soon enough the police will only be a threat. Some might say that the brutality can positively affect society, because it teaches people a lesson to not do bad things. I see how

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