Police Brutality

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Police abuse remains one of the most serious human rights violations in the United States. Over the past decade, police have acted out in ways that have made people wonder "are our officers of the law really doing their job?" Unjustified shootings, severe beatings, fatal choking and rough treatment have all contributed to the ever-present problem of police brutality in America. The fact of the matter is that most of these incidents go unreported or unnoticed. Through research, we seek to identify the causes of police brutality, and what we can possibly do to end it. In order to research police brutality, I have examined numerous online journal articles. These articles are written by professional analysts that specialize in investigating…show more content…
Those cities are Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Philadelphia, and San Francisco. So much so that there have been systems designed to stop brutality in these cities which have unfortunately failed. Police brutality can only be eliminated if the public and the police work together. The police efforts in stopping these brutalities can only be achieved through its administrative organs. For example the public officials regulating security should discard laws that inflict strict punishments to the people who file falsified complains against the police officers. This is because at times these laws act as a restriction to people who believe that they are really victims of brutality. Many people will be convicted of the crimes if they allegations are not accepted and this is very dehumanizing. The police administration should also set up citizen review boards. These boards will give the citizens the opportunity to bring in their opinions and their definitions of excessive force into the review of the police conduct. The federal government should also enact laws that will propel the police officers into thinking twice before punching or kicking a person, using a nightstick unnecessarily, or using the excessive force on the suspects. For example the laws should state that any…show more content…
Police abuse experts, and some police officials, refer to "problem" officers, by which they mean officers who either have significant records of abuse or significant records of complaints from the public, and who thus should receive special monitoring, training and counseling to counter the heightened risk that they will be involved in some future incident of misconduct or brutality. Police brutality is still evident in many societies up to today. These brutalities have been mainly fostered by race and ethnicity. These police brutalities are mainly directed towards the minority or vulnerable groups such as the elderly the poor and the weak. It is true that the police officers use excessive force to apprehend suspect and also to protect themselves but they have been using this force excessively and this should be stopped so as to protect the citizens and also the police officers. It should also be noted that race can never be a proof of criminal behavior. It should not be considered as a factor when suspecting crimes. It is the duty of the, police officers and authorities. We need to learn to work together rather than fight each other at the end of the day we are all

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