Police Brutality- Justifiable?
By: Gwendylan Rinaudo
Is police brutality justifiable?
What exactly is police brutality?
Who is affected by police brutality?
In Steven Greenhut's article, he addresses that, "In the summer of 2006 a frail, troubled 18-year-old girl named Ashley MacDonald ran through a nearly empty Huntington Beach, California, city park in the early morning holding a small knife. An onlooker called the police and soon two large male officers showed up. They shot the girl to death with 18 bullets, claiming she had lunged toward them and put their lives in danger. It was just another day for law enforcement in suburban Orange County, where despite low crime rates-police have become increasingly aggressive and militaristic." This leads to the conclusion that The people being victimized are usually people who are no serious threat to police. The police justify and save themselves by blowing things out of proportion.
Where does police brutality happen?
What are the effects of police brutality?
Angie Cannon and James Morrow also stated that, "But clearly there is more to be done. "We don't trust the police," says Earl "Butch" Graves Jr., president of BLACK ENTERPRISE magazine, who recalls being frisked several years ago at New York's Grand Central Station by cops looking for a black suspect. "I'm tired of being hassled for no reason."--with Toni Locy and Mike Tharp." Police brutality affects the trust between people and authorities, leaving people on edge and authorities with a bad name.
Why does police brutality happen?
When is police brutality justifiable?
What if police brutality is justifiable...
You can make the argument that the police are just doing their job, but when their job is fueled by racism and hatred, it is not the right job.