Analysis Of Ta-Nehisi Coates The Paranoid Style Of American Policing

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In Ta-Nehisi Coates essay “The Paranoid Style of American Policing,” he briefs the readers on the rise in police violence against the black community and the lack of trust people have for the officers causing this crime. He concludes by saying “A state that allows its agents to kill, to beat, to taste, without any real sanction, has ceased to govern and has commenced to simply rule.” Almost all would agree with this statement, for it does has many examples supporting its authenticity. In the closing statement, Ta-Nehisi Coates provides us a statement inquiring that “police are turning to police brutality to solve situations where it's not needed then leading them to overuse their power. The use of excessive physical assault or verbal assault during police procedures, such as apprehending or interrogating a suspect should never be acceptable. Deadly force is not always excessive force. However, when deadly force exceeds the force that is necessary to create a safe environment, it is considered police brutality. This is emphasised in Ta-Nehisi essay when said “his father called the police, who apparently arrived to find the 19-year-old wielding a bat. Interpreting this as a lethal threat, one of the officers shot and killed LeGrier and somehow managed to shoot and kill one of his neighbors, Bettie Jones.” this situation could have been conducted differently Though the officer over used his authority and instead of simply calming the man down governing both the father and son he chose to kill which wasn't rational . In a new York time article called “Promoting Police Brutality” they speak on how our President Trump encouraged police officers to use brutal methods when apprehending suspected criminals.an attorney in Suffolk County is quoted in their article saying he may use the Trump video in future trials, because it “exemplifies the mind-set and today’s culture” in law enforcement in long island. Supporting the first part of the Ta-nehisi claim “A state that allows its agents to kill, to beat, to tease, without any real sanction, has ceased to govern”. For Trump is the state who supports its agents to kill. Correspondingly In another article written by Francisco Alvarado he speaks on how a man who

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