Police Brutality in America

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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"SEVEN YEAR OLD AIYANA STANLEY-JONES
WAS KILLED WHILE SLEEPING ON THE COUCH WITH HER GRANDMOTHER..."
(OOPS)

What is POLICE BRUTALITY?
The use of excessive and/or unnecessary force by police when dealing with civilians. “Excessive use of force” means a force well beyond what would be necessary in order to handle a situation.

Whenever police violate either the spirit or the letter of the law, the line between totalitarian and democratic governance becomes blurred. 



In their words (The Policemen)

"Always following the rules is not compatible with getting the job done." 43%
52% 'It is not unusual for a police officer to turn a blind eye to improper conduct of other officers."


"Do not always report serious misconduct by fellow officers."  61%

84% "Witnessed fellow officers using more force than necessary



Whom does police brutality affect?
 Whether you are the primary victim of police brutality, witness the brutality firsthand, or hear about it on the news or through the grapevine, you are a victim of police brutality.



How to fix this issue...
  • Increase interaction between law enforcement and citizens
  • Officers holding their fellow officers accountable for their actions
  • Extensive training for various situations
  • Body cameras required to be worn (AND TURNED ON) at all times for all law enforcement
  • Respect for the officer and civilian
  • Policemen held accountable for their actions by the law.
  • STOP VICTIM BLAMING!!! 

Why is this important?
Issues such as these affects the entire nation whether we as citizens choose to acknowledge it or not.

Police brutality changes our society it causes people...
  • To be distrustful of one another
  • To do rash things because they no longer feel safe within their communities.
  • To suffer from psychological effects and disorders.


How would you feel if someone snatched away the life of someone you love and then proceeded to call you crazy for being angry? Comment below what you think about this post.What would you have added? Lastly, how did it make you feel?


This posts address public affairs.



Sources:
http://thelawdictionary.org/article/what-is-police-brutality/
http://www.somarts.org/wp-content/uploads/YOUTHLINE.THESCOOP.VOL1_.pdf
http://copcrisis.com/ 

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