Violence In Police Brutality

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Each day there is a new headline in the news highlighting another unjust death in conjunction with police officers in America. We observe it, we hear it, and even after much debate, it doesn’t change. Many in America continue to die and or are subjected to brutality at the hands of police for minimal reasons. Whether the reasoning is racism, sexism, classism or gaps in our own justice system that allows this to be acceptable our rights continue to be diminished and police officers continue to not be held accountable for their actions. Police brutality and misconduct is a growing epidemic in America that remains unsolved. Oftentimes, a significant reason that plays a vital role in police brutality is racism. Whether it is subconscious or conscious, …show more content…
In 1979 an African American woman was shot and killed after she allegedly threatened the police with a knife, the case was highly publicized. In reference to the incident, 51% of whites, 66% of latinos, and 81 percent of blacks felt that the incident was a case of police brutality over proper use of force (Tuch & Weitzer, 1997). Most people are aware of the uprising in police brutality however there are many do not necessarily want to acknowledge that race plays a big part in police brutality. This does not necessarily mean that all police are consciously racist, but they can be subconsciously racist as …show more content…
Therefore, the legality of the violation of rights issue is never fully addressed. Normally, the onset of most of these situations is due to the violation of rights and when they victim addresses the police of why they are being violated of their rights it ends up in a death because the police believe that they are being disorderly. I feel as though police make it very hard to ask any type of questions as to why they are being stopped. We see that our constitutional rights after often violated, normally against minorities, by unnecessary stops without reasonable suspicion (Horwitz,

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