Police Brutality And Racial Profiling Essay

1574 Words Apr 5th, 2016 7 Pages
Americans are aware of what is going on because of media, by watching the news on a television or by the news channel website. Local robberies, traffic jams, and weather are all presented to viewers. Cases that continue to occur are of police brutality. Police brutality is the use of any force, verbally or physically, beyond that reasonably necessary to accomplish a lawful police purpose. This issue has been happening for years but been put in the spotlight lately from the media. Police brutality ties in with racial profiling. These cases tend to be the Caucasian police officer and an African-American victim; they state that police are more likely to use excessive force on suspects. Shown in a graph from the sunlight foundation, almost three times as many African-Americans are injured from arrest than a white male. This is a significant difference. Research shows that there are factors, such as color and gender, which may affect police brutality. According to my research, police brutality has become more of a known issue because of the publicity the media is giving it. But, media is creating a biased idea of police brutality. Viewers are not present where the incident occurs, they only get to see the point of view the media presents to them. In order to prevent this, the media should attempt to not show a biased view of the cases. One major case was with Glen King and four Los Angeles Police Department officers on March 3, 1991. This caused complications and got great…

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