Racial Profiling And Police Brutality

Racial profiling and police brutality has grown to become a major issue in this country. More specifically, the act of violence by law enforcement toward African- Americans has caused an outrage all over the country. In protest against the unequal treatment of African-Americans by police officers the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter has been trending all over social media. After the #BlackLivesMatter movement started there has been multiple riots protesting the excessive violence toward black people. After seeing these riots it has become obvious that two major issues need to be discussed- racial profiling and extreme violence against blacks. Both of these go against the Fourteenth Amendment, the equality of all citizens, in the Constitution. …show more content…
These simple assumptions based off race can end in very violent situations or, like Eric Garners case, death of unarmed individuals. Also it results in unnecessary stops and searches that may be felt as harassment or intimidation that’ll only lead to distrust or hate toward law enforcement. To fix this problem we need to create anti-profiling policies for law enforcement officers that train them to be impartial and threaten them with consequence if they show signs or acting racist during an arrest. With these efforts we can strengthen the trust in between police and African-American individuals and decrease criminal activity in areas in which it is very …show more content…
When they’re scared of the officers they tend to be a bit hesitant to comply with the officers and tend to lead to more aggressive arrests. When this violence is shown in the media it causes a lot of people to hate law enforcement and become violent towards officers; almost like causing a mini war between a race being profiled and the police. This only inclines a police to act more aggressively or use his or her gun to protect themselves. Situations like these where there can be a simple solution to a problem are ending in tragic deaths and extreme violence. In another case, similar to Garners, Michael Brown, from Ferguson, Missouri, was shot to death in a complication with a police officer. Brown was completely unarmed during the situation, yet he was shot at twelve times by the officer. Everyone was unhappy with how this situation ended in a loss of life and they believe it was because of the abuse of violence from the police officers. They were too violent for a crime that didn’t need violence to be solved. The officers could have handled the situation in a much calmer manner and could have prevented the death of an unarmed man. It is obvious that officers are abusing the use of violence and there needs to be changes in the way they act in a

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