Police Brutality And Police Violence

1392 Words Dec 1st, 2016 6 Pages
Police brutality and police militarization have become a hot topic in the United States of America. There are many cases where police officers motives are being questioned, leading the public into an uproar. Just to name a few of these cases, we have Micheal Brown from Fegurson, Missouri, that started it all, which took place on Augest 19th, 2014. We also have Eric Garner from New York, taking place July of 2014. July of 2016, Alton Sterling of Baton Rouge and Walter Scott from South Carolina in April of 2015. Wheither the motive is racial, hatred, or if the officer is mentally unstable, there is a simple way to justify it all. There are many questions that we must ask ourself when speaking on a subject of this matter. When officers know that they are being recorded, does it change their behavior? How do we deal with these types of issues in terms of prosecuting police who use and have used brutal force? How do we prevent these cases from occurring? The answer to solving all of this is quite simple, every officer should be equipped with a body camera. Making sure that every officer has a body camera will cut down on brutality and excessive force, making it safer for the officer and the civilian or suspect. With proper tranning it will create more accountability and cost will also be cut from false accusations creating better edvidence. By wearing the body camera it should make the officer second guess any misconduct as well as protect the officer. These cameras will…

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