Police Brutality In New Orleans

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Robert Davis, a retired elementary school teacher from New Orleans (Who was 64!), was arrested and brutally beaten by police on suspicion of public intoxication. On the night of Oct. 9, 2005, just a little over a month after Hurricane Katrina, Davis returned to New Orleans to check on his family’s property and went to a gas station to buy cigarettes. There, he was attacked by four police officers who said he was “Belligerent and resisted arrest by not allowing them to handcuff him.” The beatings were videotaped by somebody that worked for a newspaper, who was also assaulted that night. The officers were either fired or suspended for their involvement, but many of the charges against them were deleted. "I haven 't had a drink in 25 years," said…show more content…
From what I’ve researched 31.9% of African-Americans were shot and killed while unarmed. People that think just because they a badge and a uniform saying “Police”, they can do whatever they want. There are a lot of other good Officers though, in fact I know some. But they don’t think they’re above the law. It can be used with racial profiling. Differences in race, religion, politics. Some police officers may view the population as generally deserving punishment. Parts of the citizens may see the police to be persecutor. In addition, there is a perception that victims of police brutality often belong to relatively powerless groups, such as racial, the disabled, and the…show more content…
One said that a solution is body worn cameras. The theory of using body cameras is that police officers will be less likely to do something wrongly if they understand that their actions are being recorded. The United States Department of Justice under Obama’s administration supplied $20 million for body cameras to be implemented in police departments. During a case study attempting to test the effects that body cameras had on police actions, researchers found evidence that suggested that police used less force with civilians when they had body cameras. Police are supposed to have the cameras on from the time as they receive a call of an incident to when the entire encounter is

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