Relationship Between Media And Police

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Police and media have been in the news lately and mostly for the wrong reasons. The media can highlight police officers in a good light or a bad light, However, most people only get to see the one percent of police officers that shed a bad light over all police officers. One example would be the Michael Slager case where he shot Walter Scott, and was found guilty of violating Walter Scotts civil rights while unlawfully using his gun. Cases like these make the public believe all police officers are and should not be trusted. The media rarely shows the good acts of police officers. The media can be on TV, Phones, and computers. With the fast pace social life we all have now through our phones we can get updates faster than in the past where you would have to watch the news to know what is going on the country. A lot has changed in our country from how police are viewed by all races. We have a lot more issues in our country now just like before. Some things that have changed our cultures would be wars, civil rights movements, different laws that are put into affect and many other ways all of us view America. We all have the technology to view what’s changing everyday in our lives. This paper will discuss the relationship the media has towards the police, How the media changed law enforcement, and how Americans view law enforcement today and back in time. First, The media and police. “For decades law enforcement’s relationship with the media was often described as

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