Police Enforcement And The Police

1483 Words Mar 22nd, 2016 6 Pages
Many people have either experienced assault from an officer, have seen it in person, or have seen it broadcasted on the news. It has changed their perspective about the police and they feel they should be afraid of the police rather than feel protected by the police. Dr. King once wrote that “When you have seen hate-filled policemen curse, kick, brutalize, and even kill your black brothers and sisters with impunity, you express a great deal of anxiety over our willingness to break laws” (King 5). Seeing what police officers are capable of, not feeling any guilt or remorse of what has been done, changes the perspective of how people view the police departments. It has gone too far. Police are supposed to be here to protect the community and put the people who deserve to be in prison, in prison. They make bad decisions and it affects the community negatively. They make violence look like it is okay and begins riots and other violent protest. Police officers are not being corrected for their actions so they act like they do not know what they are doing is wrong. Harmon notes that “criminal law already provides a well-established conceptual structure for deciding when, how, and why one person may justifiably use force against another” (Harmon 1120). The police try to act as if they thought they were just doing their job and do not think about their actions. They just try to get out of the trouble they just got themselves in. When they make these decisions they know what they are…
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