Essay on Police Brutality And Its Effects

1295 Words Nov 16th, 2015 6 Pages
In recent years, there has been a dramatic increase in the African American Community’s view on police brutality, especially in regards to our teens. Police brutality has begun to covered the media headlines more frequently because fatal shootings, and beatings are becoming more common in our society by the people whose job it is to “protect” us. Police brutality can be defined as excessive or unnecessary mistreatment forces against civilians. Mistreatment is not always physical but sometimes non-violent harassment and humiliating Often times police use their authority to their greatest advantage in situations that could have been avoided or handled in a more civilized manner. Studies have show that police use excessive force towards people of minority. Often police officers build up negative feelings towards certain races, sexes, or religions. Officers tend to get the idea that if one or a few people treat them with disrespect, then other people of that same sex or creed will behave the same. The problem with racial profiling against minorities is that it creates distrust between racial minority communities and the police. In Cara Soloman’s article she represents how most people feel about how the police deals with the youth. Teen’s are discriminated against because of their stereotypes, the way they look, and how they dress which should not be a factor in the act of police brutality. Police brutality in the African American community is not a new issue but a…

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