Police Brutality And Human Rights Violation In The United States

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It feels as if every other week the news is covering a story about communities protesting a police officer, who either beat a person or killed someone, and was not held accountable for it. Police brutality remains one of the most controversial and serious human rights violations in the United States. The excessive use of force by police officers even when a person is not resisting arrest, include insupportable shootings, rough treatment, fatal chokings, and severe beatings. Their superior power makes it possible for officers who commit human rights violations to escape punishment which often causes them to repeat their offenses. It is not acceptable to use excessive force on a person who is not resisting arrest let alone for that person to end up dead as a result of how an officer used more force than needed. It is important that we bring recognition to this subject because of how serious this crime is and the significant outcomes that it can have on other police officers and the public. An officers job is to maintain peace, detect, and prevent crimes. Yet, communities feel the opposite of safety when a police car drives up their street.
When minorities see a police car they should feel at ease knowing that they are there to protect and serve, yet they do not feel this way because “African-Americans are far more likely than whites and other groups to be the victims of use of force by the police…(Williams)”. Racial profiling is one of the common forms of police brutality.

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