Police Brutality Debate We see it and hear about it almost every day on the radio and on the television, even on our social media pages. Police brutality has once again become a hot topic issue among the American public. Some of the American public say it is too much and is targeted towards only one group or race of people. Those people state that the police seek out this group or race of people and intently beat them up or even kill them. On the other half of this issue are people who defend our police officers and their actions, these are the people who say it is not a targeted action, but instead it is just an action the police use to defend their selves.
Police brutality -the use of extensive or unnecessary force used by police officers when detaining civilians. Police brutality has been a worldwide issue since the forming of police forces , in recent years police brutality remains a major concern for those of the minority community. Present-time, many countries have laws which address police brutality as a very serious heinous offense , and the allegations of police brutality are invested gated by commission of district attorneys. Unfortunately, even with investigations within law enforcement , many complaints about police misconduct are not actually being investigated. Researchers suggest most civilian police brutality reports unnoticed as result of police officers having the authority
The condition is not as bad as it started out to be but it still haunts me to this day. It does not just effect the victim, police brutality also affects the wider community. Let’s face it, police brutality impacts minority groups more than white. This exacerbates racial tensions between police and citizens. This tends to result in violence as shown by the Baltimore riots.
The American Civil Liberties Union do consider the rights of these and the people. Officers must wear body cameras so they know what really happened and can't change the story on what happened. When police officers are in not so good areas that often are concentrated in high-crime areas people are always being watched even if they don't know they are (Police
In the present debate over how black unarmed people have been treated by police officers has gone to a whole new set of direction. As a result of many mistreatments police officers have been involved in has changed society and victims families for the better. And it has been very impressive how many people have been involved in effective protests in order to take action and let people know that this has got to stop and it just cant happen anymore. I chose to do my topic on police brutality and it is sociologically significant because it was relevant that nowadays in United States of America that were a lot of tension between police departments and unarmed black men, and how police officers take
Corruption in the law enforcement is still a great issue we face today and there is ways to prevent this heinous act of selfishness such as having a strong leadership and operational procedures in the sense that law offices should always have an eye kept on them by higher officials. Of course there are police officials that work for the law and abide by the rules, but the litter of corruption can soil the whole reputation of the police department. By constantly keeping up with regulation and monitoring the actions of a police officials, corruption can be prevented and eventually be stopped permanently. (Grant
The Justice system has shown a pattern of taking the side of law enforcement. As of today, police brutality, specifically excessive force still remains as one of the most serious human rights violations. From the severe beatings, to the unjustified shootings, and inexcusable aggressive rough treatment all contribute to police officer misconduct. Many officers need to be opened minded about the way they address victims, suspects, and criminals. Yes, they have the upper power, but in any situation everyone is a human being and should be treated as such; the majority of this unacceptable behavior goes unnoticed or unreported.
Police brutality is one of the most serious human rights violations in the United States. In the past five years the police have murdered and seriously injured unarmed and in some circumstances innocent people and have made people all over the world upset even resulting in the start of movements such as “#BlackLivesMatter and #HandsUpDon’tShoot”. Unreasonable shootings, fatal beatings, brutal choke holds, and excessive force has been some of the recent cases of police brutality in America. The problem is that more cases go unreported, than the ones that actually are. I believe police brutality is a crime protected by the government.
Police brutality is commonly used phrase in modern society. Many protest the injustice seen on the cameras that are glued on to the bodies of our police officers. These camera's had a purpose to decrease these protests. The main issue, is the lack of truth, which causes many court cases. As the year progresses, brutality incidents became more common in 2015.
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.
In Law Enforcement and enforcing the law there is six areas in which police departments have been found to be defective or deficient. This is a very difficult topic for me to agree with because police officers are put in to very stressful and unknown circumstances on a daily bases. In many cases these scenarios require a decision to be made in a split second or it could be life or death. This split second decision has months and months to be twisted and picked apart by lawyers, jury, and mostly the media. Another reason police receive such attention is because it is their job to be in the view of the public at all times and today’s technology is making it even more difficult for them to effectively and efficiently do their jobs.
There is enough evidence to show that police officers are using an excess of force, and in some occasions lethal force in their daily routine. It is normal for people to get scared when they are in the presence of a police officer. It is not a casualty, it is because the history that is around police officers and the fame that they had created. Recent incidents involving police officers shooting innocent people are raising doubts about how police officers are trained, and the credibility in the Unites States System of Justice. Ginger Otis in Police Still ‘Have a License To Kill’, a Year After Eric Garner Was Choked to Death, Says His Mother, shows a lot of controversial cases such as Eric Garner case which was choked to death by a police officer
Police brutality is a term that defines violence against humanity by law enforcement officers. Police Officers encounter hostile situations on the daily basis forcing them to make instant decisions in order to make an arrest or protect themselves. However some police officers do not hesitate to refer to violence immediately. The use of excessive force against a civilian could or could not be voluntary but should be evaluate by both law enforcement and the public. Over the past couple of years, police actions particularly police brutality, have raise awareness among communities.
So far in the year of 2015, 66 unarmed African Americans have been killed by police authorities. Ever since the death Michael Brown in August 2014, the world has become much more aware of police brutality. According to wisegeek.org, police brutality is “a form of police misconduct in which officers engage in an excessive use of force.” Police brutality against African Americans is an issue that has been causing a lot of controversy in the past year. This issue needs much more awareness than ever before, since there have been many startling cases during and after the Ferguson protest. While there are many solutions to ending police brutality, most of them are difficult to accomplish individually.
St.Louis has been ranked the murder capital for almost a year now. Being from St.Louis personally I know there is a lot of violence happening everywhere you go. Most of the violent crimes happened in the city of St.Louis which is the more urban area, but that has now changed as of now more crimes are occurring in the county, which was once the more suburban area. And shocking but true most of the biggest crimes are involving the law enforcements. In the city of St.Louis people are very aware of the term Police brutality.