The Causes And Effects Of Police Brutality

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Police Brutality has been a widely ignored issue since the United States of America was created. Two major elements that play into police brutality is racial discrimination and the belligerent desire to misuse their power. The effects from this issue involves the loss of trust and the increase of fear towards the police force who have disregarded their obligation as protectors. Demilitarization of the police force should be a priority; the amount of weaponry supplied to them encourages the use violence as a solution to stressful situations where they do not know how to react. Periodical psychological testing could prevent mentally ill, racist or power hungry people from joining the police force and endangering the lives of the innocent in…show more content…
That, in turn, causes citizens to rely less on the police when they need help. DiLascio supports that idea in paragraph six of her article, it states that: When police are accused of inappropriate conduct, and when this conduct is either not thoroughly investigated or is dismissed in court, it causes people to question whether the police are really acting in the best interest of the community. This, in turn, makes people hesitate to go to the police when they do need help. DiLascio’s words are crucial when explaining how members of a community feel towards the police force. 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

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