We must raise the bar on the psyche evaluations for police academy applicants. It is very apparent the standard is somewhere around "thugs only" need apply! We MUST fight to end police brutality NOW!- Nicky J.
It Is Time We Treat Police Brutality as a National CrisisErsula Ore. Eric Garner. Jahmil-El Cuffee. Rosan Miller. Marlene Pinnock. Al Flowers. Alonzo Grant. This is just a sample of the men and women who have been savagely, and unnecessarily, beaten by police officers this summer. Garner's case, in which an NYPD officer used a chokehold to restrain the 43-year-old Staten Island father, resulted in death (On Friday a medical examiner ruled Garner's death a homicide at the hands of the NYPD).
The following statistics were compiled by the National Police Misconduct Statistics and Reporting Project on Police Brutality cases that happened between April 2009 – June 2010. if you talk to a police officer, they will try their hardest to convince you that bad cops are few and far between and there are only a few …
Police brutality has been around for decades. The advancement of technology that has made the world so much smaller in a sense is just making it easier to shine a light on such an important subject. It also gives power to the people. You don't have to just stand their if you are around in a case of police injustice. You now have a voice. It is legal to video tape police in 47 states.
This banned cover from The New Yorker is by Harry Bliss. It explores the fallout after Haitian immigrant Abner Louima was attacked and raped by white police officers in 1997. The case became a national symbol of police brutality and fed perceptions that New York City police officers were harassing or abusing young black men.