The Causes Of Police Brutality In America

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Police brutality continues to be a major concern in society.It is a term used to describe the excessive use of physical force, assault, verbal attacks or slurs, and threats by any law enforcement officer. Efforts to police communities, throughout history, have been tainted by brutality and abuse of power to some degree. The term police brutality is commonly used very loosely to any and all forms of police misconduct. When in reality, the excessive force element of police misconduct is what clearly defines police brutality and abuse.
During the 19th century there was a dominant white social class (Ku Klux Klan) that was against the African-American people. They committed racial injustice through the police, which they were willing to use violence against minorities. After the wars the violence immediately began to spread through brutality in different situations. In America we have a history of police brutality trying to reach a sense of law and order in this society. Police brutality come from the abuse of power granted to police, however, I feel as if they are drawn they overreact due to panic. Although, officers seeing that they are handling the situation well they are not looking at the scenario in a different perspective; they don’t realize that choking, beating, or killing somebody that is not an authority is not going to affect society in some way. Most police officers feel that they are being “disrespectful” by the people by, asking for badge numbers,
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