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How does Police Brutality effect todays society?

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josh sponton

on 16 April 2014

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How does Police Brutality effect today's society?
From April 2009 to June 2010 In the United States there was 5986 reports of misconduct from a police officer that has been recorded
382 Fatalities were linked To Police Misconduct
$347,455,000 Had been spent in related settlements and judgements.

Statistics Pt 2
Police Brutality
Police brutality is a type of misconduct by the officer for the use of excessive force, usually physical, but potentially in the form of verbal abuse or psychological intimidation, by a police officer.
Riot police are known all around the world to use extreme force. Almost every time the Riot Police are involved in crowd control, There is usually at least one fatality and multiple injured.
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The definition of Police is The civil force of a national or local government, responsible for the prevention and detection of crime and the maintenance of public order
To serve and Protect.
When Police Brutality does get taken to court up to 95% of the cases get thrown out or withdrawn.
A news broadcasting company called 'The Star' did an investigation on how likely it is for a police officer to be charged with misconduct, in the investigation they found that one of every four officers sees the charges dropped before trial, many others are acquitted or withdrawn.
In 2009 in Toronto Richard Moore, 60, was assaulted by two police officers for a complaint of him being drunk in public. The police officers claimed the man was being intimating so the officers beat the man. Richard Moore suffered from fractured ribs and a gash to his scalp that required stitches. It was later proven in Hospital that Richard Moore, was in fact not intoxicated.
on January 25th, 2011 the 2 Toronto police constables were found guilty of assault causing bodily harm.
police brutality has today's society questioning the general police department and how their arresting procedure is done. Police brutality is an everyday occurrence in cities especially where large communities of colour are concerned. Black, Latino and Asian youth are harassed and assaulted on A daily basis. Maybe this is why you hear so much hate against the police? Police brutality is creating a terrible image on police, They are supposed to serve and protect, not beat and abuse.
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