Police Brutality : An Ounce Of Hope For Law Enforcement Essay

1351 Words Nov 25th, 2015 6 Pages
The definition of police brutality according to Wikipedia is, the deliberate use of excessive force, usually physical, carried out during law enforcement activities with the population. This type of behavior also includes verbal attacks and psychological intimidation by a police officer. Over the years, police brutality has increased a great deal in the African American community. According to usatoday.com, the Justice Department finds that cases in which police, prison guards and other law enforcement authorities have used excessive force or other tactics to violate victims ' civil rights have increased 25% (281 vs. 224) from fiscal years 2001 to 2007 over the previous seven years. I found this statistic in an article written seven years ago, and I’m sad to say that things haven’t changed; they’ve gotten worse in my opinion. I have absolutely not an ounce of hope for law enforcement and the United Stated Justice Department. So many people, and families have been effected by this corrupt policing system, for which I’m in fear for my future children. I don’t understand why it’s ok for the police to throw their badge around, at the stake of minority communities.
Police Brutality has sparked a lot of controversy in minority communities, especially the African American community. Per the Denver Post, more than three out of five African Americans say they or a family member have personal experience being treated unfairly by police, and that their race is the reason. The very…

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