Police Brutality And The Police Essay

750 Words Oct 27th, 2015 3 Pages
Police brutality is physical excessive force that contains verbal attacks and intimidation by a police officer. When a police officer performs police brutality on a citizen they inform police misconduct such as false arrest, racial profiling, political repression, surveillance abuse, sexual abuse, and police corruption. According to the Wikipedia (13 October 2015) the term "police brutality" was in use in the American press as early as 1872, in Chicago there was a report on the beating of a civilian under arrest at the Harrison Street Police Station. During the first week of September, police killed more civilians than the total number of police officers killed so far this year. By the end of the month, 99 people were killed, according to the Killed By Police database. At least 77 of them were shot and killed. The Guardian reports that 873 people have been killed by police in 2015, and the number is growing. Due to these issues people are taking action to put this to an end, Police relations with minority communities and the deaths of unarmed black men have been topics of great interest since the shootings of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in 2012 in Florida and 18-year-old Michael Brown in 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Those deaths, and others of some black women, have inspired protests under the "Black Lives Matter" moniker around the country. Martin, Brown and Bland 's families were featured speakers at the "Justice or Else" march marking the 20-year anniversary of the…

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