Why is police brutality against blacks a re- occurring problem in America? When you think of police brutality the first thing that comes to my mind is a police officer mistreating someone whether that’s physically or verbally. To really begin to understand police brutality we need to first look at the causes. My purport is that police brutality has occurred because of the lack of responsibility and consciousness, but through community fostered groups and organizations we can educate and get people actively involved.
Police do not assume that just because you are over 30, your chances of becoming a police officer are over. Some agencies have no maximum age. Most agencies expect officers to have a high school diploma or GED at a minimum. Some agencies require a bachelor 's degree or a minimum number of college credit hours. The term "police brutality" was in use in the American press as early as 1872.
Futuristic when it pertains to a computerized nation, cars driving themselves, self-check-out, and children who will benefit and enjoy the fruit of their ancestor 's hard labor. For me personally, I am fearful of America’s future. It is my firm belief that we are headed to an America full of tension and turmoil. There appears to be so much corruption happening today. While police brutality continues, the act of violent crimes is on the rise.
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.
Civil rights are something every person should have. It is the law that allows people to think and act freely, and have a healthy life. Yet, for some time, African Americans did not have civil rights. They were considered insignificant and often detested, so that people who just so happened to have brown skin, had fewer opportunities in the U.S.. However, some people were willing to stand up against this notion that African Americans did not deserve civil rights.
Over the past years, police brutality has become more and more visible in the public eye. The term “police brutality” was first used in the New York Times in 183 (2004), when policeman McManus allegedly clubbed his prisoner, Michael Maher. Brutality, by definition, is savage cruelty. Police brutality is the excessive use of force by police. Excessive force can be any kind of unneeded force, above what is legally necessary to use.
Law enforcement is ensuring an act of obedience to the law. Police officers often take advantage of enforcing the law and end up using violence when it 's not necessary. According to the Washington post ( 2015 ) every 28 hours an unarmed colored person is killed by a police officer. I think it is time for these and other victims who were treated unjustly by police officers to get justice. These deadly law enforcement incidents must come to an end.
These action not only happened in the modern day but happened in the past. In the 20th century One of the fundamental structures of the modern state is the monopoly of legal violence in society. Monopolies are usually exercised by a criminal justice system which make police violence as part of the government. Moreover, bizarre that anyone that nearly all historians skip over the topic but can be learned from Marilynn S. Johnson Street that abusive police are always on the people's mind which is as important as New York. The Johnson’s history of police violence in the largest city in America begins with the repairs between Americans and their historians.
It’s not just the violence being used against innocent victims, but police brutality breaks communities apart. For the most part, these events cause hundreds of individuals to fear the police, instead of creating a relationship between the two. This results in community cohesiveness being lost in neighborhoods filled with violence.
Cop Brutality has been a growing topic in the news these last couple of years. It’s been getting so big that it’s made its way over to the entertainment world; such as the National Football League, where the star quarterback Colin Kaepernick from the San Francisco Forty Niners kneels to the National Anthem in means of protest. This is really how cop brutality got my attention even more so. First of all, the NFL should mainly be for entertainment purposes and not politics which is why Colins tactics made me think that the situation must be growing, and at a fast pace too. This is not good.