Running Head: Police Brutality
Police Brutality: How can we overcome it?
HarrisStowe State University
Have the police ever harassed you or do you get nervous just being around them because you think they’re targeting you next? In America for the last 20 years, African Americans and Latinos have dealt with unfair police treatment from beatings, being tasered, and even taken to prison just because of their skin color. This is not serving justice, its destroying what it even means to the people their supposed to protect. Instead of our allies, we look at them as enemies. As not only a city but as a nation this is a problem a major problem. In our nation’s history this has always been a problem, whether it was the police or you could even say the KKK, which a lot of my peers feel the new police are just a new form of the KuKlux Klan. I feel like America should take steps into find ways how to limit the police power and have some kind of citizen led board that oversees the police who watch them.
Police Brutality 2
Police brutality was first reported in the 1917’s, which was when some of the most brutal riots against AfricanAmericans happened. Here were indiscriminate attacks and in effect were lynchings, beatings, and hangings of AfricanAmerican people. A lot of things like this really took place in the 60’s more than ever because of the Civil Rights Movement. Today I wouldn’t say it has evolved as much as just staying the same but is underplayed by our nation. Especially with the case of Michael Brown it shows that nothing is different from 1960 and 2014 when it comes to this issue. Its an interesting topic because how can we change what’s been in place for so long? How can we change the structure that was put in place so police officers get away with this all the time?
Now there are some people that feel this isn’t a problem at all in America. Who feel like the police should