Persuasive Essay On Police Brutality

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Police brutality is the intentional use of verbal attacks or excessive force directed towards citizens by the police force. It can be physical or psychological intimidation. Police brutality is in many countries all over the world and especially in the news. It is a form of police misconduct which involves sexual abuse, police corruption, false arrests, racial profiling, and political repression.These forms of police brutality are mainly directed towards the groups such as the poor, the weak and the elderly. Most of these police brutality actions are always linked to racism. Police brutality violates the suspect's constitutional rights and it should be stopped. Racial discrimination is a of the major contributors to police brutality in the society. Racial profiling is the act of suspecting or targeting a person of a certain race based on a stereotype about their race, rather than individual suspicion. An example in America, a black person driving is one of the existing form of racial profile. The black African American drivers are always pulled over because it is assumed that they are more likely to be drug users and traffickers. This assumption is not true, in the US statistics have indicated that Caucasian is more involved in drug use than the African Americans. Cops also pull over blacks if they are in a nice car because the assumption is black people can’t afford nice cars. Many black people and Hispanics are more likely to experience police brutalities than the whites. This is because the police assume that blacks are more likely to commit certain crimes than white people. The attachments of racial stereotypes tend to eliminate the suspects who are not typically suspected of the certain crimes. The police officers will always get away with these brutalities because they are law enforcement. Other officers who are accused of these cases get away with it or are charged with nothing at all. These police brutalities are increasing. The police and public officials always deny reports of brutality and always try to say that it was an irregularity. This is because they always defend them stating that the amount of force used was appropriate. Black Americans are still dealing with the ghosts of

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