How Is It Fair To Victim Of Police Brutality

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From April 2009 to June 2010 5,986 reports of misconduct have been recorded and three-hundred and eighty two of those reports were fatalities. An example of what is happening is a case that involved Roy Middleton, a sixty year old man was shot at fifteen times for car theft but was actually mistaken. Luckily thirteen of them were misses, and not even knowing about the situation they shot the car and injured Mr.Middleton and judges found that the two deputies should not be criminally charged with wounding an unarmed man. This brings me to the three stages of oppression.
One of the big problems for police brutality is Institutional oppression, specifically the systems. The Judicial system is not fair to victims of police brutality because they
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Daniel Gomez, a citizen of Aurora Colorado said “I get scared whenever a cop is around and i try to do everything perfect or else the police will come after me”. That says that people are afraid of police officers. People also have no respect for the police because they think that all of them are racist and bad people and that if they are a minority the police are going to treat them bad and will automatically think the worst of them and assume that they are a criminal. Then the treatment citizens get from the police especially minorities is awful because police think that they are criminals that are in gangs or have guns and are going to do something bad to the police. Citizens more specifically minorities are being called racial slurs and …show more content…
citizens it is affecting the police as well. Because they get no respect even though they are protecting people but citizens also get no respect because they are automatically pictured as criminals. That causes deaths to police officers and citizens which should not happen because police are having a bad day and take it out on a person that did not do anything. Just in the first five months of the year 2015, three-hundred and eighty-five people were shot and killed because a police officer over reacted or for no reason according to the washington post analysis, that is more that two deaths per day. Also studies show that half of the victims were White and the other half were minorities but two-thirds of whom were Hispanic or Black were killed at three times the rate of Whites or other minorities. On out of six of the people that were killed were unarmed or had a toy gun, one hundred and eighteen of these victims that were killed were twenty-five through

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