Even though, police brutality is a big problem, it is only proving the police wrong when it is clear they are trained to serve and protect with a lot of different protocols in the process of the whole situation. The police would only react to a perp violently and with force if they felt threatened and when this happens local news and internet makes it look as if police are the bad guys which in some situations they are, but others they aren 't they are just doing their job as officers to serve and protect. Three possible solutions to this problem would be firing the officer, giving them jail time, or even treating them as they treated the victim for reasons that did not require brutal force, but in other cases the pipe should be the one in
As the crimes still continue to happen, the officers involved need to be punished more severely for their actions. A police officer should not be able to get around the laws and not get punished for things a normal civilian would do to get arrested. From 1992 Rodney King riots in LA to this current day, police corruption and brutality has increased greatly and needs to be resolved.
The media clearly shows that people who are not on the favorite side of the law will most likely be brutalized again. People of all color, age, and ethnicity are being brutalized by the police. There may be terrorizing citizens that’re causing a great deal of harm to others, but there’s other ways where you can take actions to control the situation. Also, just because the citizens had broken the law, doesn’t mean that they can be denied they’re basic human rights. They’re citizens no matter what, and as a police officer, their basic job is to protect them, no matter what.
This is most likely due to the uprising in social media and video-enabled cellular devices. Aside from the fact that police brutality is wrong in itself, there is a much greater issue at hand. African-Americans, Hispanics and other minority groups are more likely to face this hostile behavior than Whites are. In America, minorities still face embedded racism and second-class treatment. A recent poll showed that many police officers even feel that their fellow coworkers act with excessive force yet do not report them due to the possibility of getting a “cold shoulder” from fellow workers.
In 2009, in the little city of Cabbagetown near Toronto, two Toronto officers severely beat a man who was allegedly drunk in public. The two police officers were later found guilty of assault causing bodily harm, which shocked much of the public because rarely do police officers get charged after incidents like this. This case ended up bringing up the ethical issue of whether police officers use excessive force on people because they are law enforcements. Police officers seem to usually get away with the actions they do, which sometimes result in death, because they are law enforcements and they’re just looking out for their own safety and of others. I believe that police officers do sometimes use excessive force on people and that they get away with the consequences because they have a free pass because of their job title.
So in conclusion the system need to change and they need to start putting cameras on police to see whats actuallly going down. I personally dont think this can be fixed. Police are always going to be corrupted and some will get away with crimes they commit.Police officers have more powers than the average citizen; they have the power to arrest, seize property, and use deadly force. Many officers have abused these powers, and when they do, you would think they would be fired and prosecuted, right? Wrong.
The real question is who or what is responsible for all of the mishaps that consequently seem to follow police officers in America daily, and what can we as a country do to put an end to the injustice? Police Brutality has always been around, mostly targeting minorities, and the people from poor communities. Police brutality is when they 're unnecessary force used on an unarmed individual seriously hurt
Police brutality and racial profiling dates back to the 1700’s in the United States(Rushing). Unfortunately, such treatment by police continues today when police are expected to hold the civic duty to protect and serve. Mistreatment by police is just the start in most cases, when citizens fight back it becomes “brutal”. Police brutality by definition means “The use of any force exceeding that reasonably to accomplish a lawful police purpose.” Police brutality can occur in many different ways with the most common being physical harm. Although that is a big problem, there are other cases of Police brutality that involve acts of false arrest, verbal abuse, sexual abuse, intimidation, etc.
Not only are they taken for granted, but all these videos and people voicing the horrible stories with out looking at the good one’s are putting some bad light on police officers. Andrew Hale, who is a lawyer of one of the top firms in the country known for representing police officers, believes that much of people 's anti-police attitude is due to a media bias to report the shocking and dramatic. "Unfortunately the bad tends to stand out and make more interesting news stories," explains Hale, "Mistakes and problems tend to be more dramatic, attention-getting, adrenalin-fueling - far more than the calm, peaceful good deeds police officers do every day.” Hale also says "From what I 've seen, the vast majority of police officers are dedicated, hard-working and conscientious," says Hale. "There are over 13,000 police officers in Chicago. The fact that a handful of officers have been in the news for misconduct should not taint the other 12,980.
Another statement made by police officers is that the media transfigures the evidence and make them look like the bad person in the scene. Although this is rare, in the case of Rodney King, it is said that the recordings of when the victim charged at an officer were deleted. The only evidence they had now was the police officers attacking Rodney King. Every action we make has a reason as to why it was done. Police brutality has it’s own reasons that, to some, may be shocking.