Wanton Police Brutality

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Many can recall videos of policemen repeatedly bludgeoning the skull of a defenseless man or angrily strangling a neighborhood peacemaker gasping for air. Another many, though a lesser one, remember, if the beating was not too severe, the cracks of police batons on their heads and backs. In today’s United States, reports of police brutality flood police departments by the thousands each month. A mistrust so great in officers has never before been recorded, but this phenomenon is no stranger to American citizens. For at least the last forty-five years, reports of wanton police brutality have regularly surfaced. Often times, at least in the most notorious cases, a perceived threat or transgression leads to a definite death or injury. The local

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