The problem can be stopped by these three solutions: body cameras, investigation and different race. Police brutality is a big problem for the community. “In recent years, several high-profile incidents of abuse and misconduct by police have sparked widespread debate over the relationship between law enforcement officers and the public” (Police Brutality.) Law enforcement use self defense exoneration and the basic elements to defend their case. The first problem is the wrongful officers are not being convicted
“People project their own worldviews of others and assume they do what they do, Lie. Meaning liars always assume others are liars..” With this being stated, when others assume that the police are liars they themselves are liars?? Now this is just an opinion, but it shows how some Americans justify how others view the police. This doesn’t touch on the fact that police tactics are still brutal even if they aren’t liars. So “Addressing police misconduct” from source #3, I’ve found that the law enforcement officers, perform very difficult jobs, with respect for their communities and in compliance with the law.
Rae 'Neisha Richard 1 February 2018 English 145 Mr. Van Dyck Police Brutality Police Brutality is an American problem more than policing problem. Giving the reality that African Americans have always been viewed as “other” throughout American history, is it really surprising that police officers are more likely to fear and kill African Americans than White Americans? Why is police brutality a factor and what is people doing to stop it? In order to stop Police Brutality they need more training, because it’s beginning to be a serious problem in communities. Because of racism, economy change, and police needing more training.
Although police officers are granted with the right to determine laws as constitutional, civilians are sometimes treated in ways that are beyond unlawful. In some cases, police officers exert excessive force on individuals. The amount of force should be necessary for the situation. For example, a police officer should not use a weapon because a civilian will not obey an initial command. In the article, When Does Force Become Excessive?,
He continues his argument by critiquing officers as being citizens too and thus would also lie like any other person about a case like in the case of Micheal Brown, and how politicians defend officers and categories them as “most of them are good”. No evidence to these statements are presented to support his claim. His last use of logos is questioning the expertise of officers under certain circumstances. He makes the police officer fight crime. They are not health professionals, case-workers or teachers and they should not handle situations that require expertise in those fields.
I mentioned a few reasons on how the use of force has made police officers look bad. It is making officers look bad because recordings from the public only show the beatings and shootings, but do not capture the beginning of the confrontation. It will be bet for officers and the goof being of the community I officers use body-worn cameras because it will capture every second that happens between confrontations. The use of force is granted to the officers if they feel like the suspect is dangerous or is not complying with the officer. It was a right given to them by a case back in 1985, in which a person was killed by deadly force.
As the New York Times article (Williams, 2016) highlighted, “anti- black disparity persists”. Perhaps the way some officials are trained, by being taught that every interaction is life or death, paired with implicit bias is why community relations continue to be estranged. The officers that are intended to protect citizens repeatedly enter situations in a way that suggests every interaction will lead to a standoff between citizens and an officer; as we can see, officers typically enter situations with minority individuals in this manner more so than whites. We are waging an individual’s life on what officers “believe” to be true during the heat of the moment, despite knowing the fact that when individuals are overcome by fear their perception of chaos and peril heightens (Neuhauser, 2016). In a video done by the Close Quarter Defense (Neuhauser, 2016), officers that participated in an attack simulation couldn’t accurately recall the actions they displayed during the simulation and were startled to realize the situation they had originally perceived to be dangerous was not as dire as they had remembered.
Is it right for the citizens to have to take the disrespectful treatment certain cops give them? Of course not all officers of the law are like this. They all have the good, the bad, and the ugly. It’s the scumbags that harass people and take advantage of the badge and gun that give police officers a bad name. But if all police officers know that they can get away with certain things and they are aware of the things they can get away with, then eventually humanity will see an even bigger threat to society than what these police officers say is a threat.
Police Brutality and Race Police brutality is not a new problem in the United States. It has occurred throughout history and has affected all genders, ethnicities, and races. Recently, however, police brutality towards African Americans has become a controversial topic in the news media, and has prompted heated discussions and angry public outcry about race relations and civil rights throughout all sections of the country. Ever since the Michael Brown shooting in 2014, which was caught on camera and viewed widely on national television and on social media, the police have been under scrutiny by both the news media and the general population to stop their use of physical force and unnecessary violence when apprehending and confronting criminals.
African Americans should not have to be scared to go outside any day thinking they might not make it home. African Americans feel targeted in today’s society because so many innocent African Americans are being incarcerated, shot, and killed. Since 2001, it is 6.1 times likelier to be incarcerated as a black man than a white man. This is all because of skin color. Black Lives Matter (BLM) was a group created to raise awareness for the heinous acts the have presented itself to the black community