Is police brutality a serious problem?
Police brutality is a serious problem that if left unchecked....leads to a police state.
These are the official guidelines and if you do not see this in your community...start complaining!
Here's the Law Enforcement Code of
As a Law Enforcement Officer, my fundamental duty is to serve mankind; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the Constitutional rights of all persons to liberty, equality and justice.
I will keep my private life unsullied as an example to all; maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn or ridicule; develop self-restraint; and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others. Honest in thought and deed in both my personal and official life, I will be exemplary in obeying the laws of the land and the regulations of my department. Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature or that is confided to me in my official capacity will be kept ever secret unless revelation is necessary in the performance of my duty.
I will never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, animosities or friendships to influence my decisions. With no compromise for crime and with relentless prosecution of criminal, I will enforce the law courteously and appropriately without fear or favor, malice or ill will, never employing unnecessary force or violence and never accepting gratuities.
I recognize the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it as a public trust to be held so long as I am true to the ethics of the police service. I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself before God to my chosen profession...law enforcement.
I think it's self explaintory....
This is a very old problem; even in the Roman Empire, the question was famously asked, who guards the guardians? Since it is the police who enforce the laws, it is the police who have to arrest other police officers in the event of police brutality, and quite often, the police stick together. Police don't like to arrest their fellow police.
The arguments against police brutality are generally of three types. 1) The police job is to enforce the law and bring the perpetrator to justice...not to assume guilt or innocence. 2) The police look bad when they use police brutality. If is a poor role model for behavior. People can think, well..if the police can beat people up, why can't I? 3) Most important it sends a terrible message to others about the credibility (believability)…
A bruise is not enough to claim police brutality or to tell you if this even was. If a parent were to catch a falling child and the child received a bruise would that be child abuse? Of course not! So from the information you provide there is no way to know if this is in face police brutality. I highly doubt that it is.
Who does police brutality happen? It happens because we are living in world of fear and uncertainty. The advent of the 9/11 attack in the United States has created this fear and uncertainty. It has led to tougher laws, legislation and law enforcement to ensure that the life of every citizen in our land is not put on the line. Today, we can see law enforcers ubiquitously. We see police chiefs roaming around and checking…
In order to carry out the duties and responsibilities assigned to them, police are granted powers beyond what ordinary citizens are allowed to do. To ensure that they do not abuse their powers in ways that would harm citizens (the people giving them their powers), certain rules are in place; guidelines as to how police may make use of their powers. Police brutality is one example of a willful violation of such rules, and is…
Many many factors go into a case of police brutality, A.) did police ,@ anytime during the arrest process use force that could be considered unnecessary or excessive? B.) Did you the arrested do everything told to you by the arresting officer? C.) did the arresting officer read you your Miranda rights?
In the current climate, "police brutality" is nothing more than a subjective term. You would have to determine how many people police have killed, which in 2017 was near 1,000. You would then have to determine which shootings were justified, and which shootings were not, which would most likely be your opinion. No objective, reasonable statistics exist.