Essay on The Violence Of A Police Officer

1789 Words May 5th, 2016 8 Pages
As a police officer, I have dedicated my life in serving the people and keeping them safe from potentially dangerous criminals. I had just gotten home from duty and turned on the TV. The news was on and they were reporting about the officer that shot and killed Michael Brown. The first thing that I thought was that the media has blown this incident way out of proportion. Brown must have been seen as a threat by the officer to the public to actually be shot. The protesters are calling us cops racist, that we use racial profiling. That is so far from the truth. We take every possible suspect into consideration. We look at their motive, their alibis, etc. to make sure we arrest the right person. What we do not take into consideration is their skin colour or ethnicity but we do factor in if they have a past criminal record. The protesters also say that we could have arrested Brown without needing to use lethal force and kill him. Seeing as how he tried to grab the officer’s gun to possibly shoot and use it harm others, I do not believe that the officer should have handled the incident using non-lethal weapons. I certainly would have shot him as well, maybe not as much but still would have shot him. Lastly, they also said that the system has failed them again. I don 't see how the system has failed you. The system includes the government and law enforcement agencies. As an officer, I do not see how the system has failed you. We protect you from criminals, and the government…

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