Police Brutality

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Police Brutality

Government policies reflect choices made among conflicting values and many

different people, groups, and institutions influence policy decisions. Police brutality is influenced by many, such as our American political ideals of civil rights and liberties, the political process in terms of the media and our political institutions, one which the courts.

CIVIL RIGHTS:Whats are out civil rights and liberties relating to the public policy issue of police brutality? Our civil rights and liberties are embedded in our constitution and state religion, freedom of speech, the rights to assemble peacefully and to petition the government, the right to bear arms, freedom of the press, the rights of the criminally accused, requirement of due process, and equal protection of the laws. Among these rights and liberties, we also have the right to not be inflicted

any kind of cruel and unusual punishment. We as citizens of America have many rights and freedoms, of which we exercise everyday. The police are there to ensure us these rights and to protect harm to individuals or to society. However we as citizens tend to mistake police officers for robots who entail no hatred nor prejudices in other words society forgets that are also human.

Human enough to feel many different feelings, emotions and attitudes towards many different issues or even people. This is not to say that every police officer would subject a citizen towards this negative attitude but current events and statistics show that the civil rights and liberties of Americans are being challenged everyday of the hands of “our protectors”, the police.

Police brutality may occur violating the rights and liberties of any individual at any given time. How...

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WORK CITED

CIVIL RIGHTS

The Challenge of Democracy, Janda 5th Edition P.217

Beyond The Rodney King Story, Ogletree Northeastern University Press, 1995

Violence And the Police, William Westley, The mit press, 1970

Ebonye,”How TO STOP POLICE BRUTALITY”:HNS J. MASSAQUOI,V.46 JULY 1991 P.58-60

Essence,”Up Against The Wall Black Men and Cops”:LEs Payne;v.23 Nov.1992 p.72

Essence,”The Black and The Blues”, Jill Nelson; v.29 Sep 1985 p. 91-93

Jet,”NAACP’S Wade Henderson Testifies On Capitol Hill About Police Over reaction”: v.80 May 20,1991 p.32

THE MEDIA

Washington Post, Bline Harden, June 14 1997

Washington Post,Frank G. Scifidi,March 16,1998

THE COURTS

The Anarchical Society, Hedley bull, copyright 1997

Maclean’s, v.28 Dec 22,1997

Maclean’s, v.27 Dec 22 1997

The New York Times, Jan 1998, v147: p A18
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