The Problem Of Police Brutality

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Police Brutality The use of excessive force by the police is nothing new, and with so many cases out there, it is clear that "to serve and protect" does not exactly apply to all of law enforcement as it should. Even though in some cases the use of harsh force has resulted into solving big crimes, officers have used the excessive force for personal reasons like race. It has affected many lives in a different way and question the authority officers have.. Police Brutality is an ongoing problem and existent concern in the United States; the unjustified shootings,fatal choking, and rough treatment have contributed to the present problem of police brutality. Stop and frisk is a crucial problem that the police department goes through. Stop and frisk is when an officer suspects that someone is carrying a weapon or something illegal and will pat them down it helps the police officers to prevent a crime before it happens. “It offers the potential of reducing crime over the long-term. When crime can be proactively stopped, then, the crime rates in our neighborhoods can be reduced over a more extensive period”( 12 Racial Profiling Pros and Cons). With the police officers stopping more people, they believe individuals are not going to want to carry drugs on them since they know officers can stop them. Thus reducing crimes in the neighborhood. However, cops go above and beyond suspecting minorities. In New York City statistic shows that police officers do subject minorities. In the
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