Essay on Police Brutality : Police And Order And Protect Citizens

2419 Words May 17th, 2016 10 Pages
The police are employed by the government to uphold law and order and protect citizens (Funk & Wagnalls), in the United States some may say that police are not doing their job. The country is beginning to have a very large crisis on their hands, this crisis is police brutality.
Police brutality is the use of excessive force on a civilian by an officer of the law, such as hitting a civilian when that level of force is not needed (the law dictionary). Police brutality has been happening since the beginning of the police force, police misconduct has become normal due to the development of an organizational culture created within the police organization that passively permits wrong doing by police(Rushin). Due to this oolice brutality has many times gone unpunished. Recently however police brutality has become a much larger problem due to advances in technology. This is where the phrase “one person shoots it, the whole world sees it” comes into play due to the fact that almost every citizen in the United States owns a cell phone. When a citizen sees an act of police brutality being committed, they just pull out their phone and start recording then they post the video on the internet and within hours it’s on national television. These instances have put a spotlight on police brutality and has caused it to become what many call a slow-rolling-crisis (Von Drehle). People often attempt to protest police decisions in the street which can easily lead to police brutality because…

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