The problem of police brutality is rooted in the police system, along with the police officers themselves. Some police officers are not able to adequately perform the duties of their job, because of pre-existing prejudice or psychological factors. However, all of the blame cannot be put on the police officers, the police system is not set up to prevent officers from committing offenses, it can be argued that it can be the reason they are committed.
This journal article concentrates on police brutality in a specific section which is when police brutality occurs under custody. The author sheds light on police brutality that has gone undetected and shushed up due to the lack of evidence against police officials to support the defense of the victims. The author also looks at multiple cases where police officials have gotten away with this due to falsifying reports. But also, points out how surveillance has increased, in addition to how all of this is changing because of everyone having cell phones and also the power of recording policing officials, causing much more awareness against this, and how it's changing
This research paper is based on police force whether misused or rightly used in daily activity as decided upon by societal views, news reviews, and scholarly points. The facts and or opinions of the subjects found within this paper are pointedly used as dictated by the reviewed sources and references. Throughout this paper there are points on the “injustices” declared by the public on the police force used in any certain situation; the reasoning behind explained events; the point of views of both the public and the police. I have reviewed the subject and decided on the direction of this paper, starting with the proposed title. The ending to the proposed title is “How to get the truth,” I see this as the question to be searched for, because
Police brutality in the United States stems from the undeniable pattern of fear in our country. It comes from a place based on misconceptions about how race, religion, politics or socioeconomic status affects our personhood. Some people think communities rifed with minorities, poor, or disabled people deserve to be punished, and some police departments have it in their minds that they are the last line of defense against them. This way of thinking makes us villainize communities and see them as the cause of the problem. “They have put this problem on themselves,” or “they are the bad ones” are talked about here. We have created a sense of “other” in the world and a lot of people have turned to apathy despite its commonplace.
Each year lots of events happen having to do with police brutality. Police brutality is the when a law enforcement officer responds with excessive force by using an amount of force with towards a civilian that is not necessary. Excessive force is what is beyond necessary in order to handle a situation by police officers is a violation of a person's civil rights. There are different forms of police brutality. Every year thousands of minorities get injured and lose their lives due to this awful crime. Some believe the main reason why this happens is because police do this in response to their fear of the minorities, especially African American males. Basic facts about police brutality is as followed
Police Brutality Police brutality has become a too often occurring event in the United States. The rampant act of police brutality, often killing, is a direct violation of the Fifth and Fourteenth amendments. Breaking and all but destroying the relationship between police and the communities they are supposed to protect and serve. Minorities and the poor are often the victims of a modern militarized zero tolerance police force of modern times. More recent times has seen the media as being a main source of the infringement on rights upon these communities terrorized by police tactics.
Lately, many innocent people have been shot and killed by the police all over the world. These victims are not the only people that are affected. Using examples as proof from ten newspaper articles about police officers in different situations, this essay will explain how and why it is never acceptable for police officers to shoot and kill. There are many other ways to solve a problem other than killing somebody. Killing somebody always affects their friends and family harshly and when a police officer unnecessarily shoots somebody, they lose the trust of the citizens.
Officer Luvoti Kill Mr. Baez because he hit his police car with a football, as a result Mr. Baez’s widow sued the city for the amount of thirteen million dollars. In addition, the investigation that the Department of Justice opened against officer Luvoti found that he was subject of a dozen brutality complaints including, slapping a twelve year old child. This suggests that police departments need to revise and change the procedures across the country “[b]ut brutality will only be stemmed when the department, from the top leadership down, shows a consistent determination to enforce its own disciplinary codes” (The Cost of Police Brutality, 1995). It is clear that police brutality is causing a lot of problems among community, and economic issues are exempt. Although is not the main reason why the prices are rising, brutality complaints and expenses of this nature are one of the factors that are affecting the rising of prices and tax charges.
On a more modern aspect of things police brutality shows a big role in taking advantage of the authority they’re given. As we know the police are given a title where they define safety, law, and justice, but who is showing them? We only see what they allow us to see, but what is going on behind the closed door? As an experiment takes place in a jail it is shown that when authority is given to the wrong people things can get chaotic. Guard A of the jail expresses, “ I harass ‘Sarge’ who continues to stubbornly over respond to all commands.
Police brutality is primarily known as excessive and/or unnecessary force police officers use upon a person. Police are given “power” that they seem to really take out of proportion. Many police officers take it upon themselves to be rough upon someone they may feel as a menace to society, which that officer may be wrong. Yes, most of the time they are wrong.
Police officers in the United States are given a great amount of authority and power which they use to serve and protect the people in America. A line of trust is drawn between the community and police officers, but sometimes the line can be broken through police misconducts that makes the community they serve not trust the Police at all. Police misconduct is an ever growing problem in America today and it can range from sexual assault, false arrests, theft etc. but one of the most common misconducts seen throughout policing today is police brutality which can date back to mid-1800’s. Police brutality actually consists of 23 percent of all misconducts indeed making it the most common.
The use of excessive force by police officers has been an issue since the riots which occurred in the United States during the 1960’s and early 1970’s. There have been many documented examples of the consequences of police use of force, and especially use of force against racial minorities on community disorder. Probably the most relatively well-known incident is the beating of Rodney King which resulted in the 1991 LA riots. But the use of lethal force by police has resulted in similar, if not more destructive consequences in other cities.
Police brutality is the intentional use of excessive deadly force by police officers. It’s a major violation of human’s rights in the United States. The job of police officers is to protect and serve not hurt and kill. This use of deadly force takes place within the local and state police, in the sheriff’s departments and federal agencies. The police engage in brutal beatings and unjustified shootings.