Essay On Police Brutality

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Due to race, not standing for the National Anthem, increased amount of police weapons and inequality, police brutality has become a huge problem nationwide. Police brutality has always subsisted but within the last 10 years it has been increasing drastically. We need to take a stand against and end the police brutality. According to the document To Serve and Protect, “To serve and protect: we see the slogan emblazoned on the sides of police cars and recruit officers hear it from their instructors at the academy. It is also a mandate of the church, Jesus reads from the prophet Isaiah in the synagogue in Nazareth and proclaims his mission is to serve and protect the vulnerable, the oppressed (Luke 4:16-21).” I myself want to be a police officer and I think because of all the police brutality incidents police have started to get an atrocious reputation. What society believes is that all police officers feel they are “above” the law, that is not true. Most police officers disagree with the excessive force some use. It is not rightful. This is just adding another problem with how American is going down in a negative way. Police officers are supposed to protect us, prevent crime, and enforce the law. They are only allowed to use excessive force when there is a necessary reason. A necessary reason would be if the officer has a probable cause to believe that the suspect poses a significant threat of death or serious injury. Many cases have been uprising on police brutality and race.

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