Police Brutality Argument Paper

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Police work is a dangerous job, and police are more than likely to be put into situations when excessive force is needed. But, sometimes police use excessive force for their own personal reasons, such as, racism. The issue of police officers using excessive force may or may not be of great concern, but it should be looked into by both the police and the public. Because some officers use excessive force in situations when it is not needed, police brutality should be addressed. Some may feel as if excessive force is needed when dealing with the so-called criminal. The majority of these people are stuck in the mindset that all police officers are here to help and the amount of force is based upon the victim. This is an example of what people…show more content…
Four of the five men were African Americans, the other of Mexican nationality. No, this does not state that the police were at fault, but neither does it state what actually occurred to these five men. Giving me reason to believe the police had something to do with the death of these men. In the online article What Arguments Are Against Police Brutality it states police brutality normally consists of three general topics; “1) the police job is to enforce the law and bring the perpetrator to justice...not to assume guilt or innocence. 2) The police look bad when they use police brutality. It is a poor role model for behavior. People can think, well...if the police can beat people up, why can't I? 3) Most important it sends a terrible message to others about the credibility (believability) of the system or state which allows police brutality to happen. Therefore, if police brutality becomes acceptable in a place, over time the public becomes aware of this and ends up ostracizing (avoiding) the state or area in which this occurs. Eventually the public trust in the legal system is undermined when police brutality is allowed to continue.” In New York City, an average of seven Latin Americans were killed a year, between the years 1986 to 1989. In 1990 that number increased greatly. In that year, twenty-three Latin Americans were killed by police gunfire. When
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