The Crime Of Police Brutality Essay

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The social injustice known as police brutality is something that unfortunately still plagues society today. There are countless reports made by the media on police brutality. The more famous and recent cases of police brutality involve the shooting and deaths of Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, and Michael Brown. Police brutality, according to the Law Dictionary, means “Police brutality is the use of excessive and/or unnecessary force by police when dealing with civilians. “Excessive use of force” means a force well beyond what would be necessary in order to handle a situation.” (Law Dictionary) In all three cases mentioned before, there has been an outcry by the people who the police protect saying that police officers have a poor relationship with communities, racial profiling and ignoring certain crime filled neighborhoods in favor for relatively safe communities.
Close your eyes and picture two teenagers. Both of these teens are the same age and live in different areas of the same city. Both of these teenagers attend high school. Teenager A comes from a wealthy background and is usually described as approachable. His neighborhood is extremely safe and he lives in a gated community and he attends a prestigious school where police would have to think twice before even thinking about stopping him. He never worries about anything when he leaves his house to go out at night. Teenager B is from a poor family and lives in an area that is monitored heavily by police officers due to…

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