Police Brutality: From Their Side Lately, there has been a lot news on police brutality. All the citizens hear about is the person that is supposedly the victim. Yet, till this day, I still have not heard the side from the police force. Media gets out faster than the facts. Media is no longer based on facts, but based off of opinions of others. We assume because a few police officers are corrupt, that all of them are. Most of them aren’t terrible. Their human just like we are. Some assume the people that are assaulted, because they just feel like it. There has to be a reason why that police officer attacked a certain someone. Police officers tend to see what we don’t see regularly. Most seem to sense danger and how things are …show more content…
In my opinion, people just research what people do, and who they are. Society should learn what police officers do everyday on the force. They should walk a few steps in their shoes, and see how it feels. The bad cops do the wrong thing and it’s the good cops that take the repercussions. If you interviewed a normal police officer, and spend the whole day with them, then you would see the pressure of being on the force takes. Every profession has its bad seeds. For example doctors who kill their patient so they can sell their organs on the black market for more money. Or politicians, they are supposed to represent our country but we still had some bad politicians and dirty scandals. There are many more professions that have people who do bad things, but we don’t hear about unless a minority starts speaking about it. It shouldn’t matter who you are, people should listen to what you have to say when you are in need. Media has blown many things out of proportion and now everyone believes what is said, because it was on television. There are millions of police officers in this country, but we judge them because of the hundred that are bad. Society needs to learn that they need to research before they take an opinion on it. Sure the videos that the media shows show a cop taking a kid down, but do they tell us why. No, all they say is look at this terrible officer taking a kid down. People need to realize that
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The United States of America has many horrible police officers. This has created a stereotype that all police officers are terrible. One of the main reasons police officers have been target lately is, because many innocent people are harassed by them daily. There are multiple ways to classify these police officers as horrible being, but police brutality, corruption, and how they handle violent protest are three of many classifications.
In today’s society many people view people in law enforcement; in this case police officers are seen as bad people because of the actions they have taken in a certain situation. For example the cases involving Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Maryland, Sandra, Bland in Hempstead, Texas or Tony Robinson in Madison , Wisconsin. As an end result people of those communities became outraged and starting rioting or protesting or hold a grudge against the officer(s) who are involved with the case itself. Therefore police officer’s reputation is ruined and people, who do not like the police officer, believe they can’t be trusted. Which is correlated to the media, and I think the media make has definitely, in my
When one thinks of police misconduct many not too distant stories might go through our heads. Most adults will remember how they felt when they saw the brutal beating of Rodney King on their local news station; or the outrage they experienced when they heard that the evidence in the OJ Simpson trial had been tampered with. But thanks to new guidelines, procedures and even civilian groups who now “police” the police, instances of police misconduct may soon start seeing a decline.
This research will look at data collected by multiple surveys and field research that has been carried out over the past decade. The data that is collected will be able to give us a better look at the amount of media the public consumes and what their perceptions are on police brutality. This proposal will review the research and data collected by others who have previously studied this topic and outline a new study. Prior studies have examined the media’s effect on the public’s perception on how effective the police are. The proposed study will attempt to look deeper into how much the media truly effects how often the public perceives that misconduct and brutality incidence occur among police forces.
Police Brutality against African American people has begun to take a toll on our communities. African American communities cannot even trust the police, because of the way they are being treated unfairly by a police officers of them distract or their state. Which is why the police are being coming more advanced in technology, but still fail to use their powers as an officer correctly. This cause the police officers are using misconduct against African American people when confronted by them. This research leads me to conclude that the police department of many states across the United States becomes more corrupted every day because of the lack of order in our police departments. In this essay, I will argue that the policing between black
Hours and hours of training and classes are mandatory before an officer is allowed to go on patrol. For instance on average a police recruit spends 761 hours in a class room going over everything from proper use of force, to when should my use of force be escalated as well as on average of spending 453 hours on a mandatory field component to further hone their skills(bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov). Now why with all of this training would it be thought that police officers are not subject matter experts in their field? Why is it that everyone feels that police officers do not know there job well or that they constantly do certain things they aren’t supposed to? Maybe it stems from an overall lake of respect for police officers that a good majority have, or possible that media itself show police officers a good majority of the time to be blundering idiots or the bad guys. Either way simple numbers do not lie. Police officers are given a considerable amount of training pertaining to using the tools at their disposal as well as the proper escalation and use of force, so there really can’t be someone crying wolf on that police officer have no idea, knowledge, or training pertaining to their job field.
Since a very young age we have been taught to put our trust into police officers. If we are in distress, they are always there to help since it is their job to protect and serve the common citizen. So what happens when the individuals we are supposed to trust to bring justice are the ones causing the injustice we see in the news? Recently, several police officers have been under fire for their excessive use of force. The number of casualties caused by police officers in the recent years have citizens demanding a reform in the system that officers work under.
When it comes to the public's perception of police officers, the media plays a major role. Individuals who hear frequent media reports of abuse or corruption in law enforcement are more likely to believe that misconduct is common. Likewise, African-Americans who live in high-crime neighborhoods are more likely to believe that misconduct is common if they hear about frequent cases of police misconduct. While personal interactions and the interactions with family or friends are more important, scandals reported in the news can have a strong impact on how the police are perceived by the community.
It is easy for police to get caught up in the idea that it is them against the rest of society (Barkan, 2012). Many citizens in today’s democratic society have a negative or fearful view of our law enforcement. Think back to grade school, who was that one kid in class that everyone was annoyed by or despised? Most people would answer the teacher’s pet or the tattletale. We have grown up from a young age to have a negative view towards those that get us into trouble when we think we can get away with something we know is wrong. In the adult world, the police force can equate to those tattletales.
First, it is worth considering the personal experiences of someone who has worked for the police and seen it ‘from the inside’, so to speak. Writing for the Huffington Post, Garry Rodgers said, “My experience is the vast majority of police officers are sensible, controlled professionals who have a difficult job. Once in a while — yes — there’s a real sour lemon.” If anyone would know what the police, as a whole, are like, it’s someone who’s worked for them personally and has that personal experience. Theoretical knowledge
Law enforcement officers are constantly bombarded with different types of situations that they need to make split second decisions on. Their decisions in any given situation can fall under scrutiny from the citizens, the news media, and even the courts. This makes the jobs of all law enforcement personnel extremely complex. Policing is a difficult and challenging occupation. A law enforcement officers’ duties are plenty, but the main focus is protecting people and property. To do this, they patrol specific areas assigned, respond to calls for service, enforce laws according to their state, make arrests, issue citations, conduct traffic stops, and appear in court to testify. Law enforcement officers do this knowing full well that their actions,
My group and I decides to create a sculpture that memorialized the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Alton Sterling, Philando Castille, and Mike Brown, six black men who were unjustly murdered by police officers. Over the years, police brutality has proven to be a major issue yet America tries to hide or defend such incidents. Our sculpture strives to do the exact opposite.
An integral component to the infrastructure of government is law enforcement. In recent years, police abuse has come to the attention of the general public. While citizens worry about protecting themselves from criminals, it has now been shown that they must also keep a watchful eye on those who have been given the responsibility to protect and serve. This paper will discuss the types of police abuse prevalent today, including the use of firearms and recovery of private information. I will also discuss what and how citizens’ rights are violated by the police. We will also explore the measures necessary to protect ourselves from police taking advantage of their positions as law enforcement officers with greater permissive rights than
Police officers have several functions. They should protect citizens to the best of their ability. Police should maintain law and order. Police officers should know that there are people they may meet that will try to make them look bad while doing their job. It is important that police officers know when they should use force and when they should not use it. They should abide by rules and regulations regarding their duties and expectations. One of their primary functions should be to get involved with the community to build relationships with people in the community so they will know what is happening in the community.