Police Brutality Report

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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. Last year I would have said that this is a case of racism and nothing more but three out the six officers involved with Freddie Gray’s death were black and in other countries like Haiti, where officers are predominantly black the officers still use excessive force against unarmed civilians, so with more research and I found that the issue is overpowerment.. So what can we do? As a country we could stop giving the police so much power but are they really going to stop?. Sure some cases may have been because of racism but in other countries it is black…show more content…
America isn’t the only country where police brutality takes place. Police brutality is an issue in Russia, Canada and many other countries. In Brazil police brutality is a huge epidemic. According to an article ( The Police Brutality In Brazil Is Out Of Control ) officers operate under a “Shoot first, ask questions later” that made Brazil 's homicide rate sky rocket. Brazil 's population is half the size of the U.S. and manages to have the same number of fatalities due to police brutality. In Haiti police officers constantly harass protesters, two officers even fatally beat a man after he refused to stop
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