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TOPIC: Police brutality

Police brutality 12 Apr 2015 22:20 #6740

  • franklin.S
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I logged in to Facebook the other day and noticed several posts by many of my friends showing another police brutality video. I decided to click on one of the articles. The article contained a video of police beating a suspect who led them on a pursuit on a stolen horse. The video was shot by news helicopters.

Recently there has been many videos in the news about police brutalities, killings, and beatings. I found it interesting that this time the filming wasn't with someone smartphone, instead it was filmed by the news helicopters. I also noticed that the beating was of a Caucasian male, oppose to many of the recent videos in recent months where an African American male is victim of abuse. The suspect had lead many officers on a chase through the woods, and many of the officers had been injured.

I feel that the police officers beat the suspect due to their frustration on chasing him. It makes me wonder how often this happens.I have personally heard of stories from friends who have experienced some sort of police abuse. I'm glad to see that social media is allowing news like this spread nationally. Although I can understand that the suspect is a criminal, I can understand the frustration of the officers, but I don't agree with their options. At the end of the day, regardless of their frustrations, it's a role they signed up for.
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