Racism And Police Brutality

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Over the years, racism and police brutality incidents have become a controversial topic among the society. The main reason for this is because both topics go hand and hand with each other. Even though officers are faced with many life-threatening situations every day, forcing them to make split second decisions, racism and racial profiling are the main cause for police brutality rates and the government should start doing things to stop it because many innocent people are getting hurt and killed. Is it ok for a police officer to pull over a black driver for a simple traffic offense and use excessive force while searching them? But, doesn't do the same to a white person? Black Americans are overwhelmed with corruption, violence, and profiling …show more content…

S. law enforcement system. The main purpose of this was to deal with crime and to keep citizens safe. On the other hand, research demonstrates that often times men of color are treated harshly which leads to a negative perception on police officials. Although many minorities are affected by police brutality, there is also another side to this problem. Law enforcement officials say that in many places where crime is at a high rate it can be very unpredictable and scary out in the field. According to the FBI, 49,851 officers were assaulted in the line of duty, with an injury rate of 29.2 percent and twenty- seven were murdered in 2012. This makes police officials go into a panic mode and I believe it affects their judgment when it comes to using certain forces on suspects. For example, there was a case where a man wasn’t cooperating with police officials, so the police officials used a taser gun on him. Still, the man refused to go down and three other police officers jumped in to help out. The four officers decided to use excessive force by beating the man with a police stick and tasered him multiple times. Due to the extreme trauma due to the beating this man took, he was killed in a matter of minutes by these police …show more content…

Many of those victims are unarmed and not a serious threat to law officials. In an article by the ACLU, it states that 60% were from firearms, 23% from physical actions, and 17 from tasers. A lot of these deaths end up in the hands of police officers, drastic changes are needed in our approach to public safety. According to the Washington Post, it is analyzed that 385 fatal police shootings have occurred in the United States so far in 2015. About 75% of the fatal police shootings were related to someone of police brutality incident. This force given by the police is disturbing because it gives a negative impact on the people of

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