Police Brutality And The Police

903 Words Nov 5th, 2015 4 Pages
There has been a growing number of cases in which police killings of unarmed people have drawn national attention. For years, there has been reports of police brutality in multiple cities across the nation. Subsequently, societies faith in the police to do their job without abusing their power of authority is deteriorating. As a result, officers are reluctant to do their job because of the criticism they endure everyday. The society and officers feel threatened by each other. In order to restore the support and trust in the police to do their job proactively would be body cameras. Some people advocate body cameras, others disagree but the cameras would be beneficial to society, the police department, and the judicial system.

Everyday, there is a new developing story about someone being harassed or even killed by the police. Police brutality has been a recurring situation for years, in many cases justice has not been served due to the police taking advantage of the power they have been granted. Some officers believe that they are above the law. Paul Butler, a former federal prosecutor and a law professor at Georgetown University Law Center stated “ If we prosecutors asked the officer too many questions about how he obtained evidence (...) , he would catch an attitude. “Don’t treat me like a suspect” communicated that officer’s belief that he didn’t have to follow the same rules as the citizens he serves and protects.” I personally witness the authority abusing their…

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