Research Paper On Police Brutality

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Over the past few years police brutality and the use of deadly force on their part has risen very rapidly. It has always been around but the death of Michael Brown back in August of 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri was one of the very first cases that started the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States. Here in the U.S. the use of deadly force by a sworn police officer is only lawful when the officer has reason to believe that the subject he/she is pursuing poses a threat of serious bodily injury or death to themselves or others. The New York times posted an analysis of F.B.I. data from 2010-2012 concluded that the police killed African American men ages 15 to 19 at a rate 21 times greater than the statistic for white men the same age. The department of Justice Numbers indicates that a black man or woman is about four times more likely to die in custody or while being arrested than a white person. Eric Garner died Thursday July 17th, 2014 at the hands of Staten Island police officers Justin Damico and Daniel Pantaleo. The entire thing started when two officers approached Garner who was outside of a convenience store and they knew him because he would sell cigarettes by the Ferry. Moments before there was commotion because of a fight that Garner tried to break up and shortly after the two officers arrived to try and arrest him because they "saw" him selling loose cigarettes to people on the street. He immediately began shouting for them to back away and stop harassing him

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