Law Enforcement Is Not The Public Safe

1675 Words Nov 9th, 2015 7 Pages
Law enforcement is meant to keep the public safe and ensure that everyone is abiding by the regulations set in place in the United States of America. However, with such responsibility comes power and this often goes to one’s head. Some officers take advantage of the authority that they have over the public. People are becoming more and more aware of the police brutality that occurs in this country as more cases are brought to the attention of the media. It is becoming increasingly common for people to film interactions with the police, especially the cases where there is misconduct. A large amount of the cases that are brought to the media’s attention are that of Black people being killed or assaulted by the police; that is most likely because it is more common for it to happen to them than for it to happen to someone who is white. Because of some of the more recent events, a movement entitled “Black Lives Matter” has gained much popularity. Some of the victims reported on the news were supporters and advocates of the movement. The fact that there is an organized group needed to defend the lives of Black people in America may be a sign that some changes should occur in the police force and how they are taught to enforce the laws in their communities. Clearly, something is going wrong if everyone is hearing about all these horrible incidents. This paper is meant exemplify what has been occurring and provide an idea of changes that could be implemented to an academic audience…
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