Police Brutality: A Qualitative Study

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Attitudes toward the police differ race to race. Over the years, the black population has been viewing the police in a more negative way. The decline of approval is the outcome of repeatedly seeing one’s population being deprived of their rights. Dating back to the Rodney King beating in 1991, a study showed that the public’s view of the police was affected(Lasley). Disapproval was mostly shown among African Americans. For instance, a study formatted after three publicized brutality incidents in Los Angeles suggested that police brutality had a less staying power for whites than blacks. Questions that were asked during the study varied from rating the honesty and ethical standards of police to if a policemen is ever justified in striking
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