Police Brutality And Police Officers Essay

1638 Words Nov 20th, 2015 7 Pages
“Let me be clear- No one is above the law. Not a politician, not a priest, not a criminal, not a police officer. We are all accountable for our actions” (Villaraigosa). No one should get away with breaking any laws, even if it 's the men and women that are enforcing them. This has been an issue for quite awhile now. Police officers have been breaking laws and getting away with it for decades. Laws such as assault, and disorderly conduct. The police officers break them by police brutality (deliberate use of excessive force, usually physical, carried out during law enforcement activities with the population) and using their power beyond what they should be doing. They have hurt and injured and or killed people from excessive force. Although body cameras for police officers are expensive, police officers should wear body cameras while on duty.
Police brutality has been around for centuries and more when Chicago news reported about a man being beaten while being arrested. Back then it was recorded pretty often with the bludgeoning of civilians by law enforcers, the biggest recorded cases of police brutality were when a strike was in place. For example, the Great Railroad Strike of 1877 and the Steel Strike of 1919. People around the community refer to the police officers as “oppressors” (Oppression is is the exercise of authority or power in a burdensome, cruel, or unjust manner). The most common groups of people that usually fall victim to police brutality are the more…

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