Police Brutality And The United States

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Police Brutality in the United States
University of Nebraska Kearney
Colton Blankenship

Abstract
This research paper is an overview of police brutality in the United States. The paper covers what police brutality is and the definition. The information about police brutality is expanded about what is reasonable and excessive use of force an officer can use. Information is included about the thoughts of what the citizens feel about police brutality. Among the white and black population there is a major difference between their thoughts of police brutality. The black population feels that they are effected by police brutality more than white folks. In addition, the paper touches on what needs to be done about the police brutality across the nation, and if the issue can be stopped. The paper examines court cases involving police brutality including the media buzzed case of Rodney King. The case is further examined and includes the community’s reaction to the beating of Rodney King. Another case is covering Frank Jude Jr. severely beaten by police officers at an off duty police officer’s party.

What is police brutality?
Police brutality states that it is the use of dangerous force against a civilian. The arguments that surround the topic of police brutality relate to different definitions and anticipations over what is meant by
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