Many falsely accused people are being incarcerated simply based on the color of their skin or how they look. The controversies that surround the topic of police brutality relate to different definitions and expectations over what is meant by excessive force.
One of the most broadcasted cases of police brutality, was the beating of Rodney King. Abuse by law enforcement officers in the United States is one of the most serious human rights violations in the country. There are several individuals in Baltimore who have no respect for the police at all and the reason is they feel as if the police officers have no respect for them.
The usual cycle is that juries acquit the police, cops get their jobs back, and brutality happens again.
Citizens and the police have different definitions of The power to take life rests in the final stage of the criminal justice system. Police officers have beaten and shot unresisting suspects; they have misused batons, chemical sprays, and electro-shock weapons; they have injured or killed people by placing them in dangerous restraint holds.
However, the controversy lies where due process does not. Police officers who were sworn to protect and serve the people of their communities have been instilled with authority over people.
All three of these victims ended up dead at the hands of police. The intentional use of excessive force by a person with authority, which oftentimes ends with injuries and sometimes even death, creates a bad perception of police officers and distrust between cops and civilians.
United States of America Annotation: This book presents papers that argue both sides of the following issues: whether police brutality is a serious problem, the factors that contribute to police brutality, how police brutality affects society, and how police brutality can be reduced.