The Cases Of Police Brutality In Today's Society

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In today’s society, there are many different issues that cause problems for all people. Police brutality is one issue that is slowly improving but still has a major impact on people. Police brutality did not begin as much of an issues, however over the recent years, many cases of police brutality have arisen and been dealt with. The national average for police brutality claims, according to one study, is 9.5 per 100 full-time officers (Auerbach 2). While almost 10% of all officers may not seem like a lot, the number is much higher than it should be. The actions of police brutality hurt the people being detained, the community the police serve, and the actual police force itself. While there are many rules to prevent the use of excessive force, …show more content…
Over the years many people have fallen victim to police brutality, yet the same number of police have not been convicted. Meanwhile, police officers are rarely prosecuted for killing and brutalizing unarmed black men, like Eric Garner and Michael Brown, and are often acquitted if they do have their day in court (Starr). If more officers would be convicted of their actions of police brutality, then less cases would appear because police would fear of getting caught for what they did. The statistics show how much more like police brutality is to occur and how frequently officers are convicted for their actions. Black males are 21 times more likely to be killed by cops than their white counterparts (Starr). If the victims of police brutality was more racially diverse than what it is and not perceived as only towards black, there would be less of an outrage by the public who see it to be racist. Putting laws in place to end police brutality is much needed to save the lives of many people in …show more content…
Police departments can start by implementing more rules that will prevent cops from abusing their power and punish them if they fall out of line. Every single law enforcement officer should be required to wear body-worn cameras and every single law enforcement agency should adopt a protocol for the operation of these cameras that strictly regulates when the cameras can be turned off by officers (Ravishly). Setting rules for all police to follow will prevent them from abusing their power more and getting away with it when they do. Citizens of communities can also continue to help by voicing their opinion about what they want to be done about the situation. Cities and counties must establish independent civilian oversight agencies for their law enforcement departments (Cordell). Allowing for citizens to oversee the actions of the police, will give every person a say in if an officer’s actions were reasonable or unecessary. Continuing to pursue the end of police brutality is the best way possible to get this situation to end

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