Police Abuse

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Did you know that 32 percent of black people killed by an officer this year was unarmed? Then follows white people with 15 percent, hispanics and latinos with 25 percent, and standing fairly next to blacks is Native American? In a assay published by The Guardian there are other facts, for example for every one thousand person that is killed, only one officer is convicted of a crime (The Guardian). This is a recurring issue happening among us everyday, which defeats the whole purpose of the bill of rights in the U.S Constitution. The police exists not to abuse, but to help the public by enforcing the law appropriately. However, because most people don 't know or understand their rights, police officers will continue to abuse their authority. …show more content…
Even though not all officers are bad, people should educate themselves because lack of knowledge is dangerous. In other words, most people don 't have the knowledge that we atomically credit them. Because of our lack of knowledge, we surrender, comply, and act in fear which place us at risk for incarnation or death. In America, there are many people incarcerated without trail for this reason. It may sound outrageous, but these types of things happen everyday. There was a case in New York in which a young man name Kalief Browder a straight A sophomore was incarcerated for 33 months without trial for being accused of stealing a back pack. Sometimes, they would place him in solitary confinement to keep him safe from gang members within the jail who would beat hum up occasionally. In a survillinace video there was an incident where Browder was abused by a correction officer after walking out of his cell to go take a bath. Once Kalief was finally released from incarceration he was so emotionally and mentally damaged that he committed suicide. If Kalief and his family were aware of their civil rights and laws, this tragedy would have been …show more content…
We will always turn to police. If someone robbed my house the first person I would call would be an officer. If someone shot another person in front of me I would immediately alert the police. The list goes on with the things I would look to a police officer for. But, how can I turn to someone I fear, or no longer trust. According to FL Statue 776.05 the police can only use force in certain situations. One instance is when felons have escaped from jail or prison. Another instance is if the officer reasonably feels that he/she or another persons is at risk for serious bodily harm or death. If a suspect is fleeing and poses a threat of serious bodily harm to the officer or others. One example, of when this type of force would be acceptable would be the case of the face eater from Miami. Rudy Eugene was under the influence of bath salts when he attacked Ronaldo Popo. This man was caught under a bridge eating the face of another human. When the police shot him not only was it justified it was praised. The force is necessary, but the laws will always protect the

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