The Dangers Of Police Brutality In The Media

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Americans are aware of what is going on because of media, by watching the news on a television or by the news channel website. Local robberies, traffic jams, and weather are all presented to viewers. Cases that continue to occur are of police brutality. Police brutality is the use of any force, verbally or physically, beyond that reasonably necessary to accomplish a lawful police purpose. This issue has been happening for years but been put in the spotlight lately from the media. Police brutality ties in with racial profiling. These cases tend to be the Caucasian police officer and an African-American victim; they state that police are more likely to use excessive force on suspects. Shown in a graph from the sunlight foundation, almost three …show more content…
There was a limitation to protests done like this because it was only heard of in that area. In the Harlem riots of 1943, Gonzalo Gonzalez, a Mexican communist, died while fighting with a policeman who tried to stop a group of communist from marching to a protest meeting at the Harlem Casino. At his funeral, communists used the opportunity to deliver speeches going against police brutality and praised those who died supporting the movement. Now with the use of media, the public is more aware of the issue. The truth may possibly be revealed by a cellphone video posted on the internet. The issue is even getting support from politicians, such as President Obama. He supports the violence against police brutality and the “black lives matter” movement. The focus of the movement is that black citizens are more likely to die from the police force, than a white citizen. “The more the country ignores the truth, the greater the civic discord that will flow from them," according to the editorial “political lies about police brutality.” On the other side, there are politicians that overlook the subject of police misconduct but continue to attack those who raise their voices against the …show more content…
According to the Article….., October 22nd is the national day in America where protesting against police brutality. The year 2009 was the 14th consecutive year of this national day. In this year on January first alone, there were, at least, six cases of police brutality. The activists included in this article are trying to keep the topic of police brutality alive. They want President Obama to acknowledge the issue and do something about it. Why does there have to be a day to protest against police brutality? This article might be questioned if credible or not due to it not stating where the information was received. Peaceful protesting is done using banners or posters with phrases that display feelings against police brutality. This type of protesting creates no damage to the city and gets the message public. Rioters and looters are the common group who is shown from the newscast. These individuals destroy cars, stores and the city entirely. Not only does this affect the city economically, but those around emotionally. This only creates chaos and gives victims a bad image. This does not get the message across because individuals would not focus on the issue, but the damage being caused will have their attention. Rioting and looting catches the attention of cops causing police officers to have to take action before anymore damage is

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