The Significance Of Police Brutality

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Police brutality is very much alive and relevant in the United States today. Statistics show that excessive force makes up over 23% of all misconduct reports filed against law enforcement. Unfortunately, 9.7% of all the brutality cases end with disciplinary action. That means 91.3% of the time nothing is done about their wrong doing. Even worse, blacks and latino are often the target of the brutality. Reporter Jonathan Capehart from the Washington Post said, “ My mom told me not to run in public, lest I arouse undue suspicion. How I most definitely should not run with anything in my hands, lest anyone think I stole something” (The Christian Century 1). White people definitely do not tell that to their children before they go out to play. Numbers
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