Police Brutality “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, we shouldn’t be silent about things that are really important or matter. Police brutality is real and we shouldn’t be quiet about it. Innocent lives are taken and people are injured. Police usually aren’t being convicted or punished for the action they took. Many people around the world deal with this not only the United States of America.
Officers should be taking into consideration the magnitude of their duty and how reliant the people of America really are on their efforts. Officers using violence upon the innocent is a close comparison to terrorism. If American officers continue in this malpractice, the general public will place no trust, compassion or admiration in the protectors of our society. Every ethnicity, sex, or religion has encountered police brutality throughout history. In the early 20th and late 19th century, poor white men in northern cities and Jews and Immigrants from southern cities have face inhumane discipline by their local officers.
I was shocked because It 's true if you think about it. When a police kill a person it 's mostly black and rarely whites.Samuel Sinyangwe even question himself about the death of african americans.Sam was basically saying,” Is this a pattern” all over the world the police is killing mainly
However as I got older I would frequently hear about someone getting killed by the police force. It still didn’t click but I knew what was happening. Growing up police brutality wasn’t broadcasted as much as it should’ve have been. This then made me think about how to improve police brutality not only dealing with African Americans but also with other colored skinned people. In “Etiquette of Police Violence” Rion Alamar Scott talks about some of the things cops first assume to do when approaching someone of color.
Although we hope our Police force will use their powers for good, but sometimes police misconduct can occur. Often, the police are under great pressure to act as quick as possible, espcially in a murder case and if the murder victime is white, a child, police officer, or prominent. For example, In the 1990’s the case of Rodney King, that not only shows a racist issue within the criminal justice system, but also the issue with abuse from police officers, but changed the country’s views on the LA police force. Twenty- Seven years ago,Rodney King was brutally beaten by Los Angeles police officers. King was intoxicated while driving and the police had caught him speeding, and initally he tried running away from the police, only to be followed by multiple police and a helicopter.
People question the use of authority by police officers. The officers involved in the deaths of eighteen-year-old Michael Brown in Furguson, Missouri and the death of Eric Garner by chokehold are two types of incidents that sparked the thought of abuse of power by police officers. People might have only seen the skin color and overlooked what violation was made beforehand. “One of the most common interactions between the police and civilians on a daily basis is the traffic stop” says katv.com. Law enforcement agencies provide extensive training and take precautions to prevent police officers from abusing their power and carrying out their jobs the way they are supposed to using correct procedures.
These men and women are responsible for the safety and wellbeing of the community they protect and serve. Police officers are meant to enforce the law, but why in some cases, does the law not adhere to them? With that being said, police officers need to be held accountable for such intolerable acts and need to be shown some sort of punishment because too many innocent men, women, and even kids are paying the price for the officers’ mistakes. As a way to try to prevent police brutalities and misconduct, body-worn cameras have been issued to document the behavior of police officers. This might have sounded like a good idea to stop police brutality, but in reality it had little effect and simply publicized the fact that police are abusing their power.
• Police Brutality gives information on how police brutality is a widespread issue in the United States and explains different controversies and cases that relate to police brutality. • The editors of this book include activists and nonfiction authors who provide reliable information on what happened during different incidences of police brutality and the viewpoints and controversies that come with it. • This book will be useful in talking about different cases that occurred at the beginning of the decade and how these cases started the awareness of police brutality in the 1990s. Adding some different viewpoints that this book provides will
The turning point occurred when Martin Luther King Jr., Rodney King and many more were brutality beaten and or killed by police officers. The government should enforce stricter laws on police officers because these laws will minimize or possibly eliminate senseless killings and police brutality and prevent riots and promote equality. The way the government deals with police brutality