Police Brutality: The Most Serious And Divisive Human Rights In The United States

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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…
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 …show more content…
They bleed just like everybody else bleed. They eat just like everybody else eat. They have a family to go home to just like everybody else do too. They have a bad day just like everybody else do too. They commit crimes just like everybody else, the only difference is they just do it with permission. If any non-cop individual committed murder they’ll get 25 to life with no hesitation, but if a cop commits murder, he only gets suspended. In the Bible, Psalms 11:5 states, ‘’ The soul of the Lord hates those who love violence.’’ Not all police are racist. Not all black people are criminals. Stop the judgement because Matthew 7:1 states, ‘’ Do not judge, or you will be judge.’’ Policemen are supposed to protect and serve everybody no matter what the color of the skin is. The color of the skin shouldn’t determine what kind of treatment individuals should receive from cops. Officers need to stop abusing their power just because they wear a badge upon their chest and have a gun around their waist, everyone is all equal in God eyes. Police brutality should come to an

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