Police Brutality Research Paper

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Police Brutality
Police abuse is one of the many serious human rights violations in the United States. Police brutality is a growing concern; why? One potential cause of police brutality is people taking measures into their own hands. The law doesn’t serve justice; unjustified shootings, severe beatings, fatal choking, and intolerable treatment. It’s gone so far that there is now an App that sends a push notification to your phone every time police kill someone. (“Police Brutality”)
Is police brutality based on gender or race? It seems to be based on race rather than gender. Since the main issue of police brutality could be based on racial grounds, the police should be held accountable for their misconduct. Police brutality mainly happens with
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Constitutionally speaking it takes away their rights because more are getting affected. African Americans tend to be judged because of the way the news and social media represent them. The news only bring out the negative and exaggerates stories to making the white look like heroes and the black look like the villains. The government tends to say they protect our rights, but how is it that we are fifty-five times more likely to be killed by a police officer than a terrorist? Police officers have more powers than the average citizen; they have the power to arrest, seize property, and use deadly force. A police officer can kill a civilian and his or hers punishment would be a two-week suspension, but if a civilian killed a civilian, he or she could face life in …show more content…
(“A New Strategy for Training Police Officers – the PTO Program”) Officers perform the way they are trained to perform. Police officers are changing their training ways. Developmental opportunity for officers to concept in police work, apply and retain knowledge learned in the academy. Post-academy field training experience, which new officer’s skills against a set of performance guidelines, to a contemporary, problem based learning strategy. Less aggression and more communication between them and the civilian.
Social media has a great impact in showing police brutality in the United States by the recordings taken by people showing the police officer`s true colors. Many people have been outraged or angered about the government being corrupted by not giving justice even after having evidence in hand. What is the worth of our founding father`s fight to give us our rights, when they are being easily taken away? Therefore police brutality could be ended before any more damage is made to the community, civilians, and to our future generations. Even though it is proven that history repeats

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