Argumentative Essay: Do Blue Lives Matter?
Of course not. However, if one looks at existing laws and policies, becomes clear that blue lives already matter. Not only states consistently sought to improve the protective gear and weapons that police officers use, but many states have enacted enhancement statutes that increase the severity of assault charges if the victim of the assault is an on-duty police officers. These laws are an overt recognition that blue lives matter. One solution to that current police problem would be to enact similar enhancement statues that would increase the severity of charges if the actor was a police officer engaging in police brutality. While people claim there is a war on cops, the fact do not support this claim; not only are there already enhanced punishment for offenders who assault or kill police officers, but also police officers who use violence against unarmed and non-violent suspect rarely face criminal punishments for their actions. The system is stacked up against the community and it is no justice for any of the crimes that the police officers commit. The police have the law on their side and they can just take someone life away and they get award for murdering someone. The community does not trust the police because police officers target them even when they are not doing anything wrong. Lastly, they should not be above the law the community needs to have faith in the people who are supposed to be there to protect