Police Brutality Of The United States

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Police Brutality Police abuse is one of the most violated human rights in the United States. Police are portrayed as heroes that stop bank robbers, stop kidnappings and catch murders, but as of recent year’s police actions have come into the public eye. While typically citizens worry about their safety from criminals, it also seems they have to keep an eye out for the people who are supposed to protect them from danger. Thousands of complaints about police brutality is reported each year, and seems to be growing more. China has a population four and a half times bigger than the United States and only twelve killings were reported by law enforcement in 2014, but in the United States ninety two times more people were killed than a country with nearly 1.4 billion people (Fairbanks). Within our police system in America, there are openings and loopholes that give liberty to police officers who either abuse their authority given to them or do not live up to ethical standards in today’s society. Police officers either make people feel safe or unsafe. That either depends on the person’s background history with police or hearing other’s stories. As of lately police have been in the media a lot. Television stations, newspapers, and tabloids get involved with the topic of police brutality. If you turned the TV to the news right now, you would see a case of police brutality happening in the United States. There are many experiences of police brutality on social media. “Police
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