Police Brutality And Human Rights

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Police brutality is one of the most serious and divisive human rights violations in the United States and it occurs in every community. The job of a police officer is to maintain public order, prevent, and detect crime. Police brutality refers to the use of excessive force against a civilian. Author, Jerome Skolnick, an influential police scholar in the United States, stated in his book that, “as long as members of society do not comply with the law and resist the police, force will remain an inevitable part of policing.” Police are supposed to protect us, instead they want us to fear them and practice mainly on Black Americans of all those lethal tactics that they teach them. The issue of police brutality turns not simply on the presence of …show more content…
It’s because racial bias from law enforcement and it is targeted at Black Americans. The rise of police brutality is only making American citizens grow not only a hatred, but a fear for the people who are supposed to be protecting everyone. And it’s funny because if you put ‘’C’’ in front of the word ‘’OP’’ you figure just out, who’s your biggest threat. It’s common for people to have cell phones, which mean more proof is found that police brutality is only becoming a bigger problem. It is found that police officers shoot and kill blacks twice as much as any other race. It’s also found that blacks are 4 times more likely to die in custody or when arrested than whites. In order to fix this problem and get justice to the families who lost loved ones due to police brutality, officers should wear body cameras turned on at all times.
Recent polls have showed that 9 out of 10 Americans want police officers to wear body cameras. The Cleveland police department did an experiment with using body cameras and they received 59% fewer complaints from citizens and there were 87.5% fewer incidents. It was found that in 2015, 1186 Americans were
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Today, police officers use deadly, excessive force that leads to inexcusable assaults, beatings and shootings. These violations are seen nationwide to the minority community and are committed by various police officers that fail to receive punishment for their action which caused the forming of riots and starting of campaigns just like the Black Panthers back in 1996. In 2012, a group called the Black Lives Matter movement was formed. This group was created by Patrisse Cullors, Opal Tometi, and Alicia Garza. The objective of this movement is to create an America where they feel that black people aren’t systematically and intentionally targeted due to race. Black Lives Matter is really involved in their communities by spreading awareness on police brutality. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, ‘’ We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality.’’ In history, racist violence, police brutality, has been used to suppress the racial blacks and to preserve power and privileges for the white

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