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Police Brutality And Racial Profiling In The Urban Community

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Devin Liggeons

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Police Brutality And Racial Profiling In The Urban Community....
I would like to take a moment to thank

Uncle- James Cary
Brother Andre
And all of the Imhotep Basketball Staff
The research before you will provide:

Information on the causes and effects of police brutality.

Why police brutality is a growing concern for both the community and law enforcement.
Literature Review
LA Times (2000,July 13) " A Challenge to charges of police brutality in Newport" La times reported on July 4th 3 officers approached a homeless man for no apparent reason. The homeless man did not respond to the officers question, as a result the officers brutality beat him.

Hassan (2013,August 31) " Houston Family Seeks Justice In case of alleged police brutality" A Houston family claims Harris county deputy used excessive force while arresting the family Saturday night. The officer claimed that the officer was attacked by a man with a black hoodie. the family was able to seek justice because the officer did not realize that it was all being recorded from his dashboard.

( Intro. ) Background Of The Problem
The word brutality has multiple meanings. This word was first used publicly in” New York times” it explained how cruel police officers beat harmless civilians who could not defend themselves. Reasons for this are due to the lack of training and racial profiling. During the 1900’s African Americans could not drive alone after a certain time do to racial profiling Liebes, & First, (2003).
Pictures Of Police Brutality
Literature Review Cont..
Lohr (2010 , January 15 ) " Police allegedly beat pear Pearson for disobeying orders " Two Oklahoma Highway patrol Officers are pulled off the streets due to a traffic stop which resulted in excessive force against a deaf man. The deaf man gave the cops hand signals to inform he was deaf, but the officers took it as if they were gang related signs.

Orlando (2013,October 22) "Sanford Police Officer cleared in tasing" Sanford police officer was cleared of wrong doing by tasing and hospitalized a 6 year old kid who later died for throwing eggs at there car.

De'Ante Robinson

Theoretical Foundations

A Police Brutality Incident and Theories of Change
In 2002 Washington sent out a survey to the department bureau of justice. Statistics shows that in the year of 2002 22,556 complaints of excessive force was filed
Smith (2003).


In 2004 mutual violence police officers use excessive force in urban community do to the lack of unemployment by african americans. Yet police officers has drawn attention from scholarly over the last few decades.
Lersch (2005).

Social Media vs Police Brutality
Every year data from random police officers are collected and used to examine how officers attitudes and perceptions of peer behavior are related to citizens complaints of police misconduct.
Lawrence (2000).
Problem Statement
It is not known if and to what extent African Americans are effected by police brutality. Here we have yet another release of police brutality in the form of seemingly a young Caucasian police officer was filmed punching a young woman in the face for jaywalking.
Research Question(s) and Phenomena
R1 : Effects of police brutality?

H1: Harsh beating, verbal abuse

H01: Psychological Effects , Death

R2 : what can we do to stop police brutality?

H2: Inform the urban community of the abuse in our community.

H02: survey the people of the community to get involve to help spread the word.
Problem statement Cont ..
Packman (2010) examined cases on police brutality. It was determined out of 6,613 law enforcements officers 1,575 were involved in police brutality. It was also proven that out of numerous ways of excessive force 57% were physical / hands on 15% were fire arms 13% mixed 11% Taser and 2% chemical / K9.
Significance of The Study: African Infusion
Ujima is the principle that leads us to togetherness. Finding strength in the world of confusion we make sense where there is none. Ujima collective work and responsibility a charge to keep for you and me.
( During M.L.K Speech on 8-28-63 )
( Oscar Grant dies on the night of new years eve do to excessive force )
Jim Crow
Jim Crow was the name of the racial caste system. This system was more than a series of rigid anti-black laws, it was a way of life. African Americans were relegated to the status of second class citizens. Jim Crow laws touched every aspect of the everyday life. For example in Oklahoma blacks and whites was prohibited from boating together.
Research Methodology
A quantitative analysis will be used to examine how African Americans are affected by police brutality and racial profiling in the urban community. Police brutality is a major issue for African Americans in urban communities. I believe that officers abuse our rights due to the authority they have knowing that we cannot defend ourselves in physical situations. In conclusion this major issue in urban community leads to police brutality.
Research Design
The purpose of this quantitative case study is to explore the cause of police brutality and racial profiling in the urban community. The being for this is because thousands of african americans die everyday do to excessive force. So during my internship I will be collecting data from numerous grades, exploring there opinions on police brutality.
Background on Sample Location ( Internship )
Location : Imhotep Charter Institute Charter High School
6201 N 21st St, Philadelphia, PA 19138

Population : 575

Info of Internship site : During my internship days at Imhotep charter high school I have gathered lots of information regarding police brutality. The information I gathered was from numerous grades stating peoples facts and opinions against police brutality.
Data Collection Procedures
During my study at Imhotep charter I conducted a quantitative based research for grades 9th - 12th. This research was based on different opinions based on open ended and yes or no questions.

Once I finished reviewing the data I presented the findings to my intern supervisor, a private police officer for analysis.

After analysis the surveys were filed away in a yellow folder to keep the data safe and out of reach to be misplaced.

Data was returned and the results were placed in graphs and charts.
Data Analysis Procedures
After days of collecting raw data it was now time for me to measure opinions to see if they were helpful or not. In order for me to determine this, I designed a graph illustrating the percentages.
Reliability & Validity
My research was not 100% unreliable.

Some students did not answer the entire survey stating it triggered emotions.
Questions were constructed for readability for all grade groups.

Some survey questions were repeated.
The same survey was giving to each grade group.

Recommendations For Change / Authors Discussion
Gathering more data
Expand research
Go beyond computers and books
More surveys based on the different affects of police brutality.

Strategic approach
An institutional
Decision making on the structure and infrastructure of higher education
Have confident in my research
Child Trends.(2013).Parental involvement in schools. Retrieved from: Child

David, P. (April, 2010 5). 2010 npmsrp police misconduct statistical report -draft-.Retrieved from http://www.policemisconduct.net/2010-npmsrp-police-misconduct-statistical-report/

Hudson, A. (2013). Retrieved from: http://www.occupy.com/article/black-man-killed-us-every-28-hours-police

Lawrence, R. G. (2000). The politics of force: Media and the construction of police brutality. Univ of California Press.

Lersch, K. M., & Mieczkowski, T. (2005). Violent police behavior: Past, present, and future research directions. Aggression and violent behavior, 10(5), 552-568.

Liebes, T., & First, A. (2003). Framing the Palestinian–Israeli conflict. Framing terrorism: The news media, the governments and the public, 59-74.

References Cont.....
Smith, B. W., & Holmes, M. D. (2003). Community accountability, minority threat, and police brutality: an examination of civil rights criminal complaints*.Criminology, 41(4), 1035-1064.

Us news (2012).Retrieved from:http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/high-school- notes/2012/11/14/high-school-dropouts-blame-lack-of-parental-support-teen-pregnancy

Vaunt, K. (27, April 2011). Nh officer indicted in police brutality case. Retrieved from http://www.necn.com/04/10/14/NH-officer-indicted-in-police-brutality-/landing.html?blockID=864923&feedID=11106

Venny, J. (12, may 2001). Oakland spent $74 million settling 417 police brutality lawsuits. Retrieved from http://blog.sfgate.com/inoakland/2014/04/09/oakland-spent-74-million-settling-417-police-brutality-lawsuits/

Walker , S. (1, january 1994). Israeli police brutality video goes viral. Retrieved from http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/04/10/358016/israeli-police-brutality-goes-viral/

Zakia, S. (2, febuary 2006). Death of homeless man spurs protests over police brutality. Retrieved from http://www.msnbc.com/the-last-word/police-brutality-spurs-violent-protests

Kareem Thompson
Saturday April 26,2014
Ethical Considerations
All of the survey participants were coded to protect their identity.
All participants were willing.
Questions were grade appropriate for understanding.
Data Charts
Essential Question
Thesis Statement
If police were to wear cameras on their badges will police brutality decrease?
If the police wore cameras on their badges, police brutality would decrease because they would know that they are being watched and can be easily caught.
1. Have you ever been involved in police brutality?
72% No 28% Yes
2.Do you think if police wear cameras on their badges police brutality will stop?
64% No 36% Yes
3.Do you see more African Americans involved in Police Brutality?
91% Yes 19% No
Baltimore\Freddie Gray

Freddie Gray was killed by Baltimore police who used excessive force against him. He suffered from traumatic neck, head and spinal injuries. His city was so outraged that they began to protest and riot.
The police that were invovled in his case are still awaiting a trail but, many people worry that this case like many other cases will let the cops go free with no repercussions.
Baltimore/Freddie Gray Cont.
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