Argumentative Essay On Local Law Enforcement

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In today’s society, many people question if local law enforcement is serving and protecting communities or if they are unfairly stereotyping and brutalizing citizens of local communities. In some instances, citizens find themselves fearing local law enforcement due to recent incidents where innocent men and women are unjustly arrested and/or killed by law enforcement officers. Many bystanders say due to the methods officers used to handle volatile situations it leads to these tragic incidents. and women are unjustly arrested and/or killed by law enforcement officers. Additionally, many citizens believe law enforcement officers handle cases differently based on an individual’s age, gender, race, or et cetera. Due to some police officers using…show more content…
Citizens are thankful for law enforcement due to their hard work and also putting their life on the line every day to protect their citizens. In The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Raymond Clift explains the benefits of police training by stating, “On­the­job training is the secret of really good police development” (Clift 117). Training is an important part of the law enforcement because even though some police handle situations differently, that makes the force special. Citizens thank officers for handling situations the way they do because, without their training, no one will be there in the time help is in need. To support…show more content…
Dobbins explains how a certain amount of citizens may not approve of how law enforcement may handle situations, but it is their job and they choose how to handle a situation, not the citizen. Jean­Pierre Benoît defends law enforcement by stating in International Economic Review, “An officer acting properly may be mistaken for one acting improperly” (Benoît 778). Citizens judge law enforcement by the way they handle situations and even though they may do the right thing, citizens may raise awareness of these situations because these situations look as if was not properly solved. Although other citizens praise local cops highly for their community deed, they still do not have the right to wrongly treat local citizens because of their differences the way some law enforcement
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