Essay on Police Brutality Is A Growing Concern

792 Words Apr 11th, 2016 4 Pages
Police Brutality
Police abuse is one of the many serious human rights violations in the United States. Police brutality is a growing concern; why? One potential cause of police brutality is people taking measures into their own hands. The law doesn’t serve justice; unjustified shootings, severe beatings, fatal choking, and intolerable treatment. It’s gone so far that there is now an App that sends a push notification to your phone every time police kill someone. (“Police Brutality”)
Is police brutality based on gender or race? It seems to be based on race rather than gender. Since the main issue of police brutality could be based on racial grounds, the police should be held accountable for their misconduct. Police brutality mainly happens with African Americans. An example would the death of Eric Garner. A supposed suspect of selling illegal cigarettes, Eric Garner raised both hands in the air; seconds later, the officer behind him causing the 350-pound man in a chokehold for fifteen seconds causing, Eric Garner to cry out "I can 't breathe! I can 't breathe, several times. The medical examiner 's office concluded that Garner died partly as a result of the chokehold. Police officers obviously over reinforced the measures because Eric Garner wasn’t a threat to himself or the officers. The recording of the video of his death outraged people in social media, opening their eyes to what’s really happening. Thanks to social media, thousands of people are beginning to doubt…

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