Police Brutality Limitations

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Police brutality: pushed past limits Having power over people does not give one the right to use it whichever way they choose too. Police brutality is an issue for communities around the world and continues to be an issue for society 's most vulnerable. A victim’s life by the higher authority like the police will become affected on many levels including: mentally, physically and emotionally. Victims are suffering every day as police choose to use excessive force and go to violent height to tame defencseless people they are targeting. Police have recently upgraded themselves by arming themselves with a body camera showing they have greater power a proof along their side, racism plays a main key role through police brutality as it depends …show more content…
OHRC said, “About 62% of complaints against police services were on the grounds of race, colour, ethnic origin, place of origin or ancestry”. 62% is a huge percent of complaints filed against officers for this issue, which is why police brutality is getting bigger by the day. One of the biggest cases of police discrimination was the incident that happened in Ferguson, Missouri when the officer Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown who was unarmed of a weapon. This one incident had caused many riots in the state of Missouri, due to racism involved in the Ferguson shooting, which was a big issue that was aware to everyone (Gander). Another incident similar to the Ferguson shooting has happened when a waterloo police officer had shot and killed an unarmed black man. This innocent 22-year-old man Derrick, was shot in the back of his head he had a gun with a permit but dropped the weapon when he was being chased. An investigator had said that Derrick had no intention of threating the officer or anyone else around him, but the officer just shot because of his own discrimination towards Derrick’s race. Police discrimination continues to happen, however leaders are beginning to notice how society is reacting to these …show more content…
Police officers take advantage of what their given and do not think before they act upon pulling their trigger or using a weapon to assault someone. The weapons police and prison officials’ use that are known as “less lethal” are the most lethal ones that can kill a victim (‘Less-lethal’ weapons can kill and police misuse them for torture). In many countries electric shock equipment used against victims by police and prison officials it has been documented that they have misused the weapons and abusing many victims, leaving them in physical pain or dead (‘Less-lethal’ weapons can kill and police misuse them for torture). Police today choose the option of using a taser as their choice of a weapon to use on victims that do not follow their rules (Taser: An Officer 's Weapon of Choice). However, police believe a taser would not do serious damage to the victim compared to a gun, which would kill them. But tasering someone can put them into cardiac arrest which may leaving the victim dead, which is the same power a gun can do to a person. Thus, weapon use can be a harmful thing showing that shows that police are powerful to victim, to leave society freighted and not to break the laws of justice. Using a weapon a killing innocents is no

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