Police Vs Police Brutality

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Yet, police are constantly criticized over the way they do their jobs. They have two jobs and that is to protect others and to protect themselves from danger in the fastest way possible. They must respond carefully and faster than the criminal. For example, two Lancaster County Sheriff 's shot and killed a man in the summer of 2014. He was armed with a weapon and when the officers busted through his door, there he stood, waiting. They told him to drop his weapon, and then opened fire. It turned out the gun was unloaded. Of course at the time the officers had no way of knowing that and took action. If a criminal had a weapon in the first place he had the intent to kill or injure somebody. Which, according to the supreme court, is enough to take …show more content…
Yet, they have no idea what being behind a gun means. Being an officer means getting up everyday knowing it could be your last. They put on their uniforms to protect and serve but the unseen truth is to also get criticized and harassed by ignorant and childish people. It doesn’t stop them from putting it on though. They sacrifice their career and life times to protect you and others. To witness evil eye to eye, barrel to barrel, or fist to fist is the definition of being a cop. Everybody has the right to defend themselves and many mistake that for police brutality. Toy guns are a huge issue cops face, they details on an airsoft gun replica of a M1911 are outstandingly shocking, besides from the feel of plastic to metal there is little to no difference. A local shooting to relate to this is when a omaha cop and a camera crew from the hit tv show “cops” responded to a burglary at a restaurant two teams entered from opposite ends of the store. busted in and the crook pointed his toy gun at the officers. They shot and wounded the suspect as he was fleeing the restaurant. A sound crew member was trapped in the friendly fire zone and was struck and killed by police bullets. The officers were criticized for using force and killing an innocent man, Yet, again if you looked at the whole picture the cops would have never have been there if the suspect didn 't decide to rob a restaurant with a toy …show more content…
Constant griping over what their job should be like. We as average citizens need to appreciate the police more, and not judge them over “that one time I was pulled over.” Their job is to protect, not to hurt, unless lethal force is used against them. They do many deeds for everyone and it clearly outweighs the few mistakes they may have made. In the summer, my neighbor’s uncle was shot and killed by two police officers. Six years prior to the shooting those same two officers were the first responders to her daughter’s heart attack, they saved her life and she was forever thankful. Even after the shooting she was still grateful, because she knew it was the officer’s only choice. She decided to move on and live her life. We should all take after this courageous woman, she was aware her uncle was dangerous and action was taken, and yet, after everything she was grateful and appreciative. She did not question, why?, but instead moved on and accepted the

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