Police Violence: The Rise Of The Warrior Cop.

2014 Words 9 Pages
Many people see cases of police brutality all throughout the world from real life situations to the television. In some cases, police brutality could be racial, Look at examples like Michael Brown Garner and Sefolosha’s and others. These were some of the most famous cases today. The police had no reason to treat them like dogs, because the grabbing and the hitting made them feel worthless. Some cases that haven’t been reported I have seen in my city, A cop was taking money from an innocent civilian that was just minding his own business. One other situation that I encountered was with my stepfather, he was minding his own business when a cop ran into him and tackled him as if he was a criminal. This occurred to my stepfather dishonestly, …show more content…
Rise of the Warrior Cop, local police are often equipped with weapons powerful enough to conquer a small country. Police use of highly armed Swat teams has risen by 1500 percent in the last two decades, and many police departments have cultivated an “us vs. them” mentality toward the public they ostensibly serve” (Kristian, 2014). Although possession of these weapons do not cause misconduct, as the old saying goes, when you have a hammer, everything begins to look like a nail.” In this article shows how police use weapons as powerful as the military and because of this matter many police officers use their weapons to overpower civilians. Police officers go over the limit of what they can and can’t …show more content…
Nor can that be explained away as stereotypical New Jersey corruption. Only one out of every three accused cops are convicted nationwide, while the conviction rate for civilians is literally doubles that. In Chicago the numbers are even more skewed: There were 10,000 abuse complaints filed against the Chicago PD between 2002 and 2004, and just 19 of them “Resulted in meaningful disciplinary action.” (Kristian, 2014).This is a major problem throughout the police system. Many cops have more of a chance of getting away with the crime, instead of being charged for their mistakes. If it was a regular civilian they would be judged and sentenced more than a police officer. This is a major problem because a regular civilian will have to need video evidence in order to prove that a police officer is wrong. This is really difficult to prove because of the chances of having a video camera in a car is very low and not very common. People not only need to be careful, but the conviction rate needs to be more averaged

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