Police brutality is a serious injustice which impacts many individuals in the United States and is an issue that needs to be addressed and resolved. Millions of American citizens interact with law enforcement, “about 1 million of these civilians experience police threat or use of force during these interactions”(Law Enforcement Epidemiology Project). Police brutality against Black people in the US is nothing new; it has existed here for a very long time. Historical evidence confirms that Black people are the victims of police brutality. This form of police brutality often manifests as racial profiling and biased treatment. Black people who have encounters with the police may experience harsher treatment, unwarranted aggression, etc. The injustice …show more content…
While in a chokehold, “Garner repeatedly told officers I can’t breathe, eventually he lost consciousness”(Eric Garner dies in NYPD Chokehold). The killing of Tamir Rice a 12 year old black boy who was shot by white police officers in Ohio. (What is police brutality?) Rice was playing with a toy gun in a park when police officers arrived at the scene and shot him within seconds of their encounter. The killing of George Floyd captured on video and witnessed by millions, ignited widespread protest against police violence and systemic racism. Floyd was pinned to the ground by a white police officer who knelt on his neck for over nine minutes(What is police brutality?) …show more content…
Police departments with culture that tolerates and overlooks misconduct, lack of accountability, and inadequate training contribute to a higher likelihood of police brutality. Additionally, the systematic racism deeply ingrained in society affects law enforcement institutions (Police brutality is a global problem.). Structural issues within law enforcement like policies, procedures and practices that prioritize aggressive policing and heavily relying on force, can contribute to a higher incidence of police
The issue of police brutality and the excessive use of force by law enforcement officials has been a contentious issue in the United States for decades. While some argue that police officers use necessary force to maintain order and protect citizens, others argue that excessive force by law enforcement officials is a form of violence that disproportionately affects people of color. This essay argues that police brutality is a systemic issue in the United States that must be addressed through increased accountability and reform measures. Police brutality has been a pervasive issue in the United States for decades, particularly in communities of color. According to data compiled by Mapping Police Violence, a nonprofit organization that tracks police violence in the
Police brutality is often directed towards Black people and other people of color, who are more likely to be stopped, searched, and arrested by law enforcement officers. This discrimination is a result of implicit bias, which perpetuates the idea that Black people are more likely to commit crimes and are therefore more likely to be subjected
Black adults are about five times more likely to be harassed and unnecessarily stopped by police because of their race or ethnicity (44% vs. 9%), and there are up to 1000 deaths due to police brutality. This violence erodes the public's trust and confidence in the justice and policing system. When individuals are victimized by law enforcement, especially if the abuse is not addressed
In continuing this vicious cycle, it sets the stage for tragedy and further catastrophe. As a result, this creates the feeling of anxiety that can lead to pretense and creates the nature of suspicion that surrounds people. This leads to the misconception and misjudgment that leads not only to police brutality, but feeds the beast of systematic racism. It enhances the spirit of racism that is prevalent across society. Within our police departments and system of justice, the issue of police brutality has been erected in ways that disproportionately impact poor, minority communities.
Police brutality remains a common yet controversial topic around the world. Police brutality is “the use of excessive and/or unnecessary force by police when dealing with civilians” (thelawdictionary.org). It’s a topic that segregates communities and makes each other their enemy. Specifically, a white officer has been the enemy of the black community. Unfortunately, the tension between police and blacks grew over the past few decades.
Police brutality has been a controversial and divisive issue in the United States for decades, sparking intense debate and calls for reform. Police brutality is “the use of excessive force by police on citizens when such force is unnecessary. Unjust shootings, severe beatings, intimidation, verbal abuse, and psychological as well as physical coercion are some of its most common forms.” From the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor to the ongoing protests and activism, the issue of police brutality has dominated headlines and sparked widespread outrage. The urgency of these issues demands that we take a closer look at the root causes of police brutality and seek for possible solutions to bring about meaningful change.
Police Brutality and Racial Profiling This paper will aim to show how racial imbalance continues to play a central role in police brutality in the United States. Minorities have alleged human rights violations by police more often than white residents. To prove this I will be discussing how African Americans are more likely to be stopped out of unjustifiable suspicion by analyzing a study of 1.3 million stops made over 12 years by the Charlotte- Mecklenburg Police Department.
Injustice within police brutality among African Americans In recent years, there has been many controversial cases among African American with police brutality. As a police officer’s job is to serve, and protect all, their judgement and decision making among whom to serve and protect has been brought up to the public eye. There has been unjustified shooting, excessive beatings, fatal choking, and unfair treatment because of the color of one’s skin tone. Lives are being taken, families are being destroy and as a result, the impact of police brutality among African Americans have to be mandatory discharged in society today.
Annotated Bibliography Books Dudley, William, et al., editors. Police Brutality. D.L. Bender, 1991. • 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.
The legacy of slavery has contributed to a culture of systemic racism within law enforcement that still exists to this day. Despite many attempts to resolve this issue, police brutality remains an ongoing concern in the United States, with recalls to address its main reason. This essay will discuss what is happening between police officers and African Americans, why it’s happening and some of its main reasoning and what could be done to reduce police brutality. Systemic racism is a main contributing factor to the
Since the times of the Civil Rights Movement in the 20th century many African-Americans have had strong opinions about the issues regarding police brutality. Police brutality is the excessive use of unnecessary force by the police, violating the human rights of the civilian. The cause of this issue is police officers stereotyping any innocent civilian based on their appearance such as teenagers, African-Americans, or homosexuals. However, the killings of African-Americans have been most perceptible in recent years.
Police Brutality is an ongoing problem and existent concern in the United States and should be resolved immediately. Law enforcement must function as an element that consists of organized and civilized officers. The presence of police brutality is becoming more of an issue as society grows. The problem posed by the illegal exercise of police power is an ongoing reality for individuals of a disfavored race, class, or sexual orientation. Police brutality must be stopped so that police do not forget who they are serving not themselves, but the public.
This report is showing light to the communities’ response to police brutality particularly in the black communities and also their encounters with police officers. Police brutality is physical violence and great cruelty demonstrated by a police officer. Police brutality and misconduct have existed for many decades and it even has been broadcasted in news stories over America, but nothing has changed. It has happened predominantly to African Americans in lower-income states. Police officers are given slaps on the wrist for taking a life or injuring an innocent person.
In the United States of America, we live in a day and time where society is getting worse by the minute. One of the contributing factors to the times worsening, is Police Brutality due to Racial Profiling. Since 2012, after the Trevon Martin case there has been numerous cases of Police Brutality due to the person’s skin tone. There is no specific reasoning behind these cases, but Police feel as if they are superior because of the “gun and badge”. Minority groups have been facing profiling and brutality since the times of segregation, nevertheless Police Brutality is what we as society have grown accustomed to.
Police Brutality is an ongoing problem and existent concern in the United States and should be resolved immediately. Law enforcement must function as an element that consists of organized and civilized officers. The presence of police brutality is becoming more of an issue as society grows. The problem posed by the illegal exercise of police power is an ongoing reality for individuals of a disfavored race, class, or sexual orientation. Police brutality must be stopped so that police do not forget who they are serving – not themselves, but the public.