Persuasive Essay On Police Brutality

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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. In the past few years there has been controversy over the cases that have been taken place. Many lives that have been taken are people such as Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Freddie Gray, Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, and Tamir Rice. In these incidents an accused white police officer have been held accountable for shooting an unarmed black man. Many have called this an act of injustice since the police officer that has been accused of shooting the black man does not get any form of punishment. Although many people believe there is no action being taken to fix this problem local communities have been trying to engage with the police, countless protests have taken place, and the government has been creating laws for police to stop this issue. In the wake of recent incidents there has been tension between the local communities of America and the police. Many feel threatened by the police because of their militarization that they have equipped. The novel

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