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
Cops have to use physical force on criminals but is excessive force needed for unarmed criminals. Is it necessary to shoot at an unarmed man 41 times because he made a suspicious move? I know police officers have their reasons, sometimes you have to be in their shoes to understand what they are facing that might be a threat to their life or others around the scene. Its understood, force is sometimes necessary to refrain criminals when they get out of line, or put the police officers life endanger. Inherent criminality; the belief that people who commit crimes are animals and incapable of rehabilitation, leads police to treat people brutally.
Whether it is the simple things like arresting people, and whether it is the horrible things like shootings and beating people. Many say that officers are just doing their jobs and protecting people, but it is never okay with hurting innocent people. Many have been severely injured or even worse, dead because of the extreme force that some police officers are used in certain situations. Whether people want to admit it or not, police officers should not be using such force. I understand if someone is coming at them, or they are harming someone else and they can 't do anything but to shoot, but if an innocent, unarmed citizen is walking the streets of their neighborhood they should feel safe.
I think police brutality is a good thing. For the people who don’t know what police brutality is, it’s cops who are just defending themselves. It’s a good thing they are too, because they can’t just let people run them over like in the movies! Police have to tell people who’s boss! If it wasn’t for the cops, we would be way out of line and people would be getting into trouble with the law all the time.
In regard to police abuse, there will be many officers who feel that their job of fighting escalating street crime, gangs, narcotics violations, and other violent crimes is difficult already, and that worrying about excessive policy for abusive behavior will only further decrease their ability to fight crime effectively, efficiently, and safely. Citizens, however, have been caught up in this gung-ho attitude, and police are more and more often crossing the line of investigation and interrogation with abusive behavior. This abuse must be monitored so that police do not forget who they are serving--not themselves, but the public. This means that even the criminals, who are a part of the public, have certain rights, particularly, civil rights. All citizens must be aware of these rights to protect themselves against over-aggressive officers who take advantage of their position as badge and gun holders to intimidate and abuse civilians for personal or departmental goals.
Is it true that excessive force is one of the most used forms of police misconduct? Are unarmed African Americans more likely to get killed during an encounter with police officers than any other race? Yes, both of these shockingly horrifying facts are true. So why are police officers abusing their powers and creating fearful environments when they should be making people feel safe in their communities. Who can we turn to on this earth to keep us safe if everyone and thing seems to be corrupt?
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.
Many people feel negatively towards the police and the justice system when claims of misconduct go un-investigated. Consequently, this shows the police need to have their privileges specifically outlined and strictly enforced so that shooting incidents and reports of brutality are thoroughly investigated otherwise citizens start developing the idea that the justice system is actually working against them. Especially when they stop protecting the community and only help each other. When the majority starts losing faith in the police, citizens begin to feel as if they are not safe and that they need to take action and start protecting the community since there is no where else to
Most people who are against body cameras on officers say that it would violate the privacy of both the cop(s) and the suspect(s) involved in an incident. What these people fail to realize is that a tiny intrusion on privacy is much easier to deal with than riots on the street caused from the shooting of an unarmed individual. Another argument going around is that not all cops are bad and that it is unfair to good cops to be forced to wear body cameras. While there are good cops out there that could probably handle themselves in a situation without resorting to violence, there will always be those cops who do not follow these morals and these people need to be monitored for the safety of the general public. All of these listed reasons are why having body cameras on police is a good idea.
Although police officers sometimes accidentally take lives, more lives are saved than those mistakenly taken. If officers did not apply some force when opposed, people would have no reason to listen and obey the laws they enforce. Police would gain no respect from civilians, and many officers would end up dead. In many cases, such as Tyron Lewis in 1996 and Michael Brown in 2014, minorities believe that police are targeting certain races when they use a gun as a means to protect themselves. While many people without any law enforcement training think that an officer is only supposed to injure the suspect to stop them, officers are actually trained to use lethal force to stop a threat (Mitchell).