What Is The Issue Of Police Brutality?

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Introduction Lately in the news there has been a little more coverage on the problem of police brutality. The topic of police brutality is important, or at least to me, because I believe the police are countlessly getting away with use of excessive force. The problem of police brutality can really affect anyone. However, it is more likely that a person of color experience the front end of the bull. I think there should be something in place that can better restrain the use of excessive force or completely stop it. Knowledge Base Statistically speaking more Caucasians are killed by police than people of color, but that is solely due to the differences in population. In the article from Richardson (2015) it is stated “whites are 1.3 times more likely than blacks to die at the hands of police.” and then goes on to state “Yes, more whites than blacks die as a result of an …show more content…
This is not always the case. For example, in the case of Walter Scott vs. Michael Slager it was claimed “that Scott tried to grab his Taser after a traffic stop.” Although, in the video it is shown that Scott was running away from Slager when shot and killed. Stelloh (2015). This has become a common occurrence that has sort of lost its meaning along the way. However, it still continues to work in most cases in favor of the officer. Police officers that use excessive force typically get away with a little slap on the wrist or no consequence at all. Segan (2014) claims there are “12,000 complaints every year of law enforcement abuse, fewer than 50 of which result in convictions.” The saying “my life was in danger” is sort of like a 'get out of jail free ' card, which isn 't right by any standards. Police officers should have to suffer the consequences of their actions of using excessive force. Just because someone is refusing arrest doesn 't mean they deserved to be continuously beaten, even when finally

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