The Influence Of Police Brutality

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It’s been normal in our society for police officers to be appreciated and valued for the protection they provide for us. Over the years, this country has witnessed many cases of police brutality. It has become a controversial topic among communities that have seen police brutality take place in front of their homes, the police brutality seems to be an ongoing issue in the USA but it could be that the media hasn’t begun to cover it more.

Eric garner is 43 year old African American a man named Eric Garner was allegedly selling black market cigarettes on the street when he was approached by New York police. As part of the effort to handcuff and arrest Garner, an officer named Daniel Panatela placed him in a choke hold. Garner was brought
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The majority of public knowledge about crime and justice is derived from media consumption, As such, the perception of victims and criminals, and law enforcement officials is largely determined by their portrayal within the media. There was a large research studies that examined attitudes toward the police but never research about how the media impact on those attitude. It’s been normal just to believe what the media tell us. However there is a lot of news about police brutality that never reached the media attention and by that we don’t get informed and we stay behind not knowing anything because the media believe that that kind of news isn’t that important. More recent research suggested that images of policing created unrealistic public expectations about real policing and disappointment when police did not perform like their media portrayals like for example like the tv shows (criminal mind, ncis, law and order etc..) all this TV series show how cops do good for people but in reality is different the media never shows the negative part of cops because that not the way people see …show more content…
Many minority groups are more likely to be victims of unfair police treatment. The Rodney King beating is truly a representation of police brutality. “But they didn’t have to beat me this bad. I don’t know what I did to be beat up” Rodney King, March 3, 1991. The California Highway Patrol spotted king’s car speeding, exceeding speeds up to 100 mph. According to Kings Statement, he refused to pull the car over because a DUI charge could violate his parole. After exiting the highway he was stopped by LAPD and immediately struck by darts from a taser gun, each volt containing 50,000 volts. Within two minutes he got hit by 56 baton blows and kicked the life out of several times. He suffered from “brain damage, 11 skull fractures, kidney damage” according to medical reports. What the officers did not know was that a bystander was getting this all on recording them the hole time they were beating Rodney King. The next day the video was sold to a local television network called KTLA and was widely broadcast throughout the country. When the media got a hold of the story, everything got blown out of proportion. Political leaders around the U.S. got involved for support of Rodney King. When the cops were acquitted of all charges except for being guilty of civil rights violations. The city was outraged, and a riot broke out. A second trial was reinstated and found Officers were acquitted of all charges. One question stillcomes in the air

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