Pew Research Center found in a survey that was held, that fifty percent of white people that they talked to think that white people and black people are treated equally by the police, and, thirty eight percent of white people believe that there is no more racial work that needs to be done in our country, which is absolutely insane to me. Americans voted for and elected a president that claims there is no problem with police racism and brutality in America, but there is a problem with officers being targeted. To me personally it is extremely sad to read articles and see headlines on tv about police brutality and that our president sees nothing wrong with it, like many Americans. They don 't believe it exist when its clearly everywhere. I think many Americans think that there is a problem with the black person whom was killed by the police, rather than the officer who actually murdered the person.
Most of these incidents go unreported or unnoticed. Recently the alarming amount of unarmed minorities that have been killed by the police has created an outrage across the U.S. and hatred and distrust towards police. Police Brutality has been going on for countless years, but now with communication media the country sees it more often and people react faster. Many people believe it 's a race issue and that is one of the reasons and one important factor that leads to police brutality. When that act of violence does occur, most police officers aren 't liable.
In the 1960s Police were targeted by the Black Panther party and had at least 13 planned killings of police that the authorities know of. That hasn't happened since then until the past few months where there have been race riots and killings of police. The media doesn't report those stories. They report the stories of police killing teenagers who are “defenseless”, but in reality are armed and dangerous. Police are killed everyday, even though it may not be through a race issue or a surprise attack it still happens and the media won't report the incidents when they happen.
This syndrome is more fundamental than the popular assertion that officers’ racial animus is the main problem.” (477). Because high crime areas have such a strong dislike and mistrust for the police, answering some calls become dangerous for the responding officers. While answering these calls officers become more alert and anxious. Most of the time when an officer makes an arrest or discharges his/her weapon it has nothing to do with race but it has everything to do with the crime.
Sandy Banks is bothered by the injustice of police officers towards possible innocent victims. Because it seems like if officers rely on shooting at people as their safest option, Banks demands better training to help solve this issue. Police officers being caught on camera doesn 't changes the fact that the victim will become wounded, or pass away, yet, in most cases officers are not held accountable for the insensible act. In her article, "Horrific videos aren 't solving police shootings, but better training might" Banks asks for better training for police officers, as she developed strong pathos with details, great logos with logical solutions and consequences, but a weak ethos by not mentioning her credentials and the other side of the story.
A major benefit for having body cams is the fact that it will decrease the force used by Police Officers. For the past couple of years there has been many videos of Police Officers using excessive force against innocent victims, especially with African Americans. “The notion has been around for a while. But since August 's fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri -- for which witness accounts varied widely -- it 's gained traction to become part of the national conversation about police conduct.” (Brandon Griggs 1)
Now i'm not saying it's not tragic because it is it's just unnecessary to make a huge deal out of this unfortunate mistake. The fact is every race gets killed by police. Race is not why police officers hurt or kill people it's the read on the situation and if they are threatened or
In many of the cases where the unarmed males are being killed there was always is an unclear reason why the police made contact with the suspect. From the Black Scholar Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment says, “it has been well noted in the literature and public disclosure that Blacks in America are at a greater risk of experiencing police brutality and are more likely to be stopped by police while driving than people of other races (Black Scholars, 2016). For example, the only thing we see on the news is another African American citizen being killed from being pulled over by a police officer at a traffic light. Philando Castile was pulled over because of his broken taillight. He didn’t make it out the car alive and his four-year-old daughter was in the car.
Several law enforcement agencies have gone through expensive litigation over civil rights concerns. Police-citizen relations in those communities have been strained, making policing more challenging. Most importantly, racial profiling is unlikely to be an effective policing strategy as criminals can simply shift their activities outside the profile (e.g., if racial profiling begins with police stopping black males in their teens and twenties for being drug carriers, criminals may start using other demographic groups — such as Hispanics, children or the elderly — to move drugs). Despite training to avoid discrimination, officers may still rely on cultural stereotypes and act on their perceptions of a person 's characteristics (such as age, race or gender)” (National Institute of Justice, 2013).
On February 26, 2012, and unarmed 17-year old was shot and killed. Many of us know the story of Trayvon Martin, and how we killed because he looked suspicious. At the time, I was in eighth grade and I just didn’t understand how a grown man could get away with coldblooded murder of a teenage boy. I remember feeling so disgusted when they tried to paint the young black boy as some aggressive, pot smoking thug.
Many People in the United States has been victims of police brutality, being accused of committing a crime you did not do just because of how you look. Or, being treated differently just because of where you are from. Regardless of how you look, Police Officers are there to help people, not hurt them. This is affecting many people in the United States, many have been victims or has a relative that experienced this. Police Brutality is using excessive or unnecessary force when dealing with civilians.
The lack of resources to extract DNA is continuing to effect the justice system. The backlogs of rape kits throughout the United States has become an overwhelming number while the crime labs have been doing very little to compensate for these changes. Not only does the inefficiency of DNA analysis effect rape kits, rapes effect thousands of innocent humans every year. It is an ongoing cycle and very little is being done to stop it. Although hard to help with the rates of crime, specifically rapes, there is something that can be done with bring these sexual offenders to justice.
With 136 recorded unarmed deaths from 2015 to 2016, there is a need for reform within policing procedures (“Number of People…” 1). Further, Castille’s death gives rise in efforts to stop police brutality, such as the notable Black Lives Matter Movement. Sensing a biased attitude, minority groups perceive policing figures as untrustworthy and unreliable, demonstrating a decline in police accountability. However, police accountability in Castille’s case is disputable because traffic stops are known as the most dangerous part in policing, and the shooting may have been carried out for self-protection rather than personal satisfaction (“Police Brutality: Do…” 8). When discussing possibilities of reform based on the circumstance of the brutal act, there is an evolving debate of whether community involvement is effective in fulfilling a role towards regaining democratic order and public security, or if the police force should continue to take law enforcement matters into their own hands (Friedmann
Another one would be if they’re going to kick one person off the flight because of their race, than they should kick everyone off the flight including the pilot. Stop and Frisk is a very common practice in New York City. Stop and frisk is the practice by which a police officer initiates allegedly based on reasonable suspicion of criminal activity. This practice does not reduce crime and occurs in higher amounts of people of the minority race. This should be illegal by the 4th amendment.
Under recent events, police are being called out for racial brutality. After the killings of black people by police officers, some people are calling it an injustice and that it was race related. Today police are under high amounts of pressure are trying to do the best job that they can. Police, for the most part do not racially discriminate.