Police misuses of authority have been caught on media for numerous times. Police brutality is also becoming a new symbol of threat for almost all LA residents. Although there are some advocates who understand the excessive use of force by police officers, there should not be any exception to tolerate police officers’ use of brutal force.
Everyday, police officers across the United States are forced to make decisions while on duty, some are ethical and others are unethical. Police officers are under immense stress when in dangerous situations and have to use their discretion to the best of their ability. One of the most common unethical decisions police officers make is the use of excessive force. Unfortunately, police brutality has taken the lives of many people in our country. This violence that has occurred for so many years has caused an outrage among society (Bach, 2014).
Recently in the United States there has been in increase in deaths that have come from police officers using deadly force. The use of force is inevitable as a police officer, many times their own lives or the life’s civilians are at risk when it comes to determine what type of force a officer should use. There are many incidents where police officer have to react in a matter of seconds and has to choose between his own life or that of the individual causing the disturbance. When a Police Officer uses deadly force has caused outraged with the public, stirring up protests and creating a scandal for the police officer and the Police Department. Many do not know when it is right for an officer to use deadly force and what constitutes it, or what happens when the officer does not use the appropriate amount of force that is required to control the situation.
Police Brutality As technology grows and the ability to record events becomes simpler and more efficient, incidents like police brutality are broadcasted and reported more often than ever before. Harsh beatings, fatal chokings, unjustified and cruel treatment all play a role in the problem of police brutality in America. Police brutality is a serious violation of human rights, and is a growing problem in society due to specific factors and causes. The consequences of the police’s abuse are detrimental to the common order of society, and communities are starting to take action through riots and protests. Police brutality is a threatening issue that can be prevented by breaking racial barriers, and for better discipline and more vigilant surveillance by other members of the police or a community.
Others argue that these circumstances can be drawn back to poor training and policies. Others maintain that the whole system needs to be changed and that with the rise in crime; officers have become enforcers more than protectors. Police brutality in America is an immense problem that does require attention from the government. Some officers’ use their power to frightened the society. Many people have been shot by the law force without much reason.
Police brutality is one of the most serious human rights violations in the United States and it occurs everywhere. The reason why I chose this topic is because police brutality happens all the time in the United States and still remains unrecognized by many. Additionally, the public should be knowledgeable about this topic because of how serious this crime can be and the serious outcomes that police brutality can have on other police officers and the public. The job of police officers is to maintain public order, prevent, and detect crimes. They are involved in very dangerous and stressful occupations that can involve violent situations that must be stopped and controlled by any means.
The use of lethal force by police is becoming a present day issue that recently seems all too common. Excessive use of force, brutality, racism, and profiling are all terms that serve to describe this horrendous situation. Maybe the police are not all at fault, but it is becoming an ever increasing problem that needs extensive research and proactive solutions. The varieties of names given to this situation describe the different treatment that people are experiencing on a daily basis. The police may call it just doing their job effectively, but the citizens of the United States’ rights are being infringed upon turning our “free country” into a police state.
Breaking one of these laws is a very serious offense and will be investigated by a district attorney. Unfortunately, even with the laws covering police brutality, many accusations made by civilians about unnecessary use of force are not investigated. Researches think that police brutality happens because police are authorized to use whatever force when necessary, and often times it is very hard to prove that police brutality has taken place. Officers now are starting to constantly record all interaction that may take place while they are on duty, so that late the reordered conversations may be looked at in the case of an investigation. Sociologically, cops commit brutality crimes because of the social status of the victim.
We have to fix the system because if not this nation will be turned upside down because people are losing their rights as a human being. Police have not always had the greatest relationship with the people, and it is continuing to go down the hill. As a result there is nothing but hatred and distrust in the police. People will start taking things in their own hands, and that will be chaotic. The police need to realize that [All Lives Matter] because if not the police lives will cease matter to we the
A lot of the stories portray police officers as harmful beings, but a lot of times the news only tells one side of the story, which usually makes them out to be the villains. If the police were really abusing their power, wouldn’t there be more deaths? Police have the right to stop and question an individual if they suspect that individual or circumstance seems suspicious. Police are criticized everyday for the judgement they make. When something happens, police