Police Brutality And The Police

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Over the years, this country has witnessed many cases of police brutality. It has become a controversial topic among communities that have seen police brutality take place in front of their homes. Officers are faced with many threatening situations everyday forcing them to make split second decisions and to expect the worst and hope for the best. Police officers are given the power to take any citizens rights away and even their lives. With that kind of power comes responsibility, that’s one major concern with the amount of discretion officers have is when to use force or when to use lethal force. The use of excessive force may or not be a large predicament but should be viewed by both the police and the community. Police brutality is hypocrisy; as the police are meant to protect society from harm, not cause further damage and stress. Police should be trained properly so they do not resort to violence and abuse of power. Many cases of police brutality and not sanctioned and are undertaken by a group of police as a form of "mob mentality". Police are placed on a pedestal of authority and respect by the rest of society. To maintain this image, rules and codes of ethics within the police force should be maintained at all possible times. If police are using brutality to resolve issues, it doesn 't set much of an example of dispute resolution between individuals. Over the past decade police abuse remains one of the most serious human rights violation in the United States. Police officers are trusted and expected to respect society as a whole and enforce the law. There is a time a place for aggressive force if needed, apprehending a suspect, however the environment and situation might influence the moment thus resulting in the brutal a... ... middle of paper ... ...ity and respect the rights of all individuals. But lets face it police officers are well protected by the department and therefore cant really get much punishment, for there actions on their line of duty. As has been noted, police brutality is very sick and cruel. Police beatings can really be a downfall in a community, loosing all faith in what a police department stands for and represents. It always seems to be hard getting the trust and loving feeling back from a community, after a department starts abusing power and using it for more than enforcing the law, rather than for pleasure. Police brutality is becoming a bigger issue. It should have stopped with the Rodney King incident, but it hasn’t, it has only gotten worse. The cops have just found newer ways to hurt people. Not enough justice is being done to the cops who inflict their wounds among their victims.

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