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.
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.
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.
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. Some of the aforementioned names might not ascribe exactly to the use of lethal force, but they are what lead to it. The use of excessive force, brutality, and profiling, happen every day in the United States, and it is this type of behavior that is causing people to act out against the strong authority. These factors are what create the situations where police are committing homicides and getting away with it. When the police are given all the power to do what they want, with no one to police whether their actions are lawful and to serve justice, it creates a powder keg.
We can put a stop to this and we will put a stop to this. If you ask a police officer their perspective on police brutality, their response will be much different from a civilian’s. They believe that some inexperienced or new to the job officers take quick action without thinking because they are under stress due to the situation they are put in. Just because you fire the “bad” police officers and hire “good” police officers doesn’t mean you are making a change. Another statement made by police officers is that the media transfigures the evidence and make them look like the bad person in the scene.
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.
Also protect us from harm and that includes violence from the police. There are different cases of police brutality where some are racially motivated even if they do not admit to it; and there 's also cases where the officer goes into a situation with little to no information and so they are on edge. Police officers have very stressful jobs so it is understandable if they just could not handle the situation they are put in and used an unorthodox method. Many men and women who join the force are supposed to be trained to de-escalate the situation and reassure people of their safety, so what happens when the opposite happens? Unfortunately, civilians and officers have and will lose their lives simply because of the lack of education and lack of
The polic... ... middle of paper ... ...n the investigations. In most if not all the cases the victim of the excessive force is charged with resisting arrest and or assaulting a police officer, When in fact they are the ones who have been assaulted and victimized themselves. They are now fighting two uphill battles that are very difficult to win in any situation. A lot of the time the victim is from a poor or low income area and may have already been perceived to be a criminal by the police. The police have a great deal of power and they sometimes manipulate situation to make it look like or to hide what may have happen in an arrest situation.