Police Brutality Must Understand The History, Definition And Benefits Of Policing

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Before we talk about police brutality we must understand the history, definition and benefits of policing in the civilized world in which we live in. Wikipedia’s definition is, Wikipedia [1] a police force is a constituted body of persons empowered by the state to enforce the law, protect property, and limit civil disorder. Their powers include the legitimized use of force. The term is most commonly associated with police services of a sovereignty state that are authorized to exercise the police power of that state within a defined legal or territorial area of responsibility. Police forces are often defined as being separate from military or other organizations involved in the defense of the state against foreign aggressors; however, gendarmerie military units are charged with civil policing. Policing can be traced back to 1666 in England. It was England that developed the first civilized police departments. They were then copied by the colonies here in America. As cities became more populated and modernized so did the police. The first settlers that landed on our shores, the Europeans, found a new land with people who were different from them. The settlers had all they can do to unite themselves and protect themselves from others who didn’t want to share the land. Furthermore, making policing the responsibility of all able-bodied men and younger boys. Families settled maintaining order in this “new” land of colonies was given to the Justice of Peace. As…

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