Police brutality in the United States

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Police brutality in the United States Police officers are supposed to protect us from criminals danger; federal agents are supposed to protect us from terrorist attacks, and CIA agents are supposed to collect and evaluate information about our enemies. All of these law enforcement officers work together to provide us with the ultimate protection, but this decent purpose changed to become a terrifying nightmare for citizens in the United States. The sad truth about the policing system in the states is that many law enforcement officers use excessive force on powerless individuals or groups such as minorities, the young, and the poor in order to complete their jobs. Police brutality is one of several forms of police misconduct; in fact, it is now one of the US government’s biggest concerns because it violates human rights. So what does it mean? When did it start? Does police brutality benefit us? or does it harm the whole society? The word "brutality" means savage cruelty. The term “police brutality” was first used in the New York Times in 1893 to describe a police officer’s beating of a civilian (Police brutality ,Wikipedia). It is now used to describe the excessive use of physical force attacks, verbal attacks, and threats potentially by various law enforcement personnel including police officers, federal agents, sheriff’s departments and other law enforcement officers when dealing with civilians under the name of authority. The history of police brutality goes back to the beginning of the policing system; in fact, the existence of police has cultivated an atmosphere of intense fear and anxiety since centuries because of the abusive treatment and the excessive force which were used in order to achieve an efficient control of citizens. In the past few years, the number of police brutality victims and the number of incidents in the United States increased
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