Police Brutality Violence

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“We’re not anti-police… we’re anti-police brutality” (Al Sharpton). Police brutality continues to be a major concern in society. The brutality displayed by police describes the excessive use of physical force, assault, verbal attacks or slurs, or threats from any law enforcement officer. The efforts of the police communities, throughout history, have been tainted by brutality and abuse of power to some degree.
During the 19th century, there was a dominant white social class (Ku Klux Klan) that who was against the African-Americans. Those who classified as the Ku Klux Klan; committed racial injustice through the police, which they were willing to use a tool for violence against minorities. After the wars, violence immediately began to spread through brutality in different situations. America has a history of police brutality trying to reach a sense of law and order in this society. Police brutality comes from the abuse of power granted to the police. Although officers seeing that they are handling the situation well they are not looking at the scenario in a different perspective, most police officers feel they are being “disrespectful” by the people asking for their badge numbers, videotaping police officers, talking back, etc (Crystal).
On April 2, 1965, four LAPD officers attempted to stop a white sedan that was speeding through town. After Rodney King sent them on a high speed chase, as he proceeded to stop he was at gunpoint. King was beaten brutally by the
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