Examples Of Police Brutality

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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

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