Police Brutality Of The United States Essay

1485 Words Mar 11th, 2015 6 Pages
It is truly saddening when the people who are supposed to be serving and protecting us are seriously injuring, maiming, and even killing citizens in our cities, communities, and country.
There is, and have been, more cases of police brutality in the United States than anywhere else in the entire world, and in a recent report in New Jersey, 99 percent of complaints against police officers are never even investigated. This means that the hundreds of cases of cruelty deriving from police officers towards citizens are swept under the rug and completely forgotten. Police brutality in the United States is a very serious problem that needs to be recognized and stopped immediately. (Karson 9) You’ll see the media blow up stories of police officers doing good deeds, talking a man out of jumping off of a bridge, saving innocent lives, and yes, some cops are amazing human beings. They help out of control juveniles, car accidents, disturbances, domestic or non, robberies, bar fights, etc. (Fitzgerald 14) They risk their lives everyday to serve our nation, and we should be grateful for that, but the fact of the matter is there are police officers who believe they are above the law and below the aspect of right and wrong. There needs to be awareness spread to everyone who may or may not be affected by this cruelty. Police officers in our country save lives everyday, but when they are the ones taking our lives, who is going to protect us?
In 2014 alone, there were around 400…

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