Persuasive Essay On Police Brutality

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Today, every time you turn on your TVs or your social media, it never fails that you will see some kind of video of a police officer brutally beating or roughly handling someone, and most of the time the people are in handcuffs unable to defend themselves against the vial attack that is being bestowed upon them. When you watch these videos ask yourself; “ How are these the people that are supposed to be protecting us”. According to NewsOne.com, since January 1, 2012 , there have been over 30 cases of unjustified murders of blacks under police custody. Some of these cases have been proven to be reported under discriminatory methods. “Of the 30 people killed, 20 were definitely unarmed, 2 probably had firearms. 12 were innocent of any legal behavior or behavior that involved a threat to anyone although the officers claimed they looked suspicious. It appears that all but two specific cases could have been stopped without any lethal force”(Newsone.com). …show more content…
The law clearly states that when people 's lives are at stake, it permits someone to commit a murder with justification. It is required by law that any law enforcement official that has been accused of police brutality have to attend a civil court hearing with both a judge and jury present but half the time it doesn 't even matter because the jury will hardly ever find the officers guilty. Officers not being held accountable doesn 't help anything at all, it just makes society keep taking steps backwards on the road of change away from a better system and way of life. No punishment is just going to encourage the police officers to stay violent, feeling that they can get away with any and everything. How many more videos have to be posted online for people to wake up and open their eyes to the injustice that is being served on a silver

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