Police Brutality

Police brutality is the use of excessive force or unnecessary force by police when dealing with civilians. Media has portrayed police brutality to a world ending crime. Media is the whole reason that police are receiving such bad publicity. Police get accused of being racist because they are only killing African Americans. Media makes police out to be criminals that go around beating people for crimes that they have not committed. The negative portrayals of police brutality and use of extreme force has been heightened not by police behaviors but rather by the rise in crime and the attention media has given to certain events.

Police Brutality is something that is know world wide. It has become one of the most popular topics in media. Police brutality is said to be one of the most serious human rights violations in the United States. Over the past decade, police have acted out in ways that have made people wonder if they are really doing their jobs. Unjustified shootings, severe beatings, and rough treatment have all contributed to the current problem. The fact of the matter is that most of these get blown up by the media. Through watching the news and hearing stories from other people, media has just ripped apart the image that police hold in the United States. Police are supposed to protect and serve. They are supposed to make people feel safe and nowadays media has it to where people fear them. “ Police are killing black men and there is nothing we can currently do about it. If we try and stand up for ourselves we are criminals.”(Darnell)

There are many stories about police brutality that have been blown up by the media. In Pittsburgh there was a young African American by the name of Devon Davis. He was apparently tackled to the ground by police and beat him. But what the media did not say is that Davis had been putting the police on a wild goose chase to catch him and place him under arrest. He continued to fight with...

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