In present days, it's almost impossible to go a day without hearing the words “Ferguson” or “Mike Brown.” We see it on the internet, local newspapers, every TV channel in America, Social Networks, even the youth are discussing the topic, that topic of course is Police brutality. For the past couple years, including recently, the topic of police brutality has gotten to a crisis point. Americans have become very interested with this topic. Especially after seeing and hearing different peoples perspective on the issue. People read different articles, talked to many different people, and even someone in the law enforcement field about this. You can always look to see if there were any movements and or websites that look and focus mainly on police abuse. There is a link that talks about misuse of police power. A quote on the web page stood out to me. “Victims of police officers say many advocates don't realize how difficult their situation is. “They're disappointed and frustrated when they have to educate the very people they turned to for help." This quote is basically saying that the people who have suffered and have become a victim to police brutality are confused and saddened by the fact that the people that the government puts in front of them in order to protect them and ensure their safety, are abusing power. This quote actually touched base on a part of my view on the topic.
These people are supposed to be here to protect us and the streets. When you look at how situations with police officers killing our people, especially how the mike brown situation was handled, americans have no other way but to think that police are abusing their power. If you are put out on patrol in order to keep the streets safe, why are you adding to the statistics of death by murder in the United States. How do you kill someone because they looked like they have a concealed weapon or because they seem to be doing something that makes them out to be considered dangerous. In order to become an on duty police officer, you need to go through school, you need to go through a certain amount and different types of training.
On “dicoverpolicing.org” there is a table that has the different types of skills that cops and law enforcement officers go through in order to become on duty cops. There is a column on the table that says the amount of time it takes to pass each skill. In order to pass the “Firearm skills” portion of the class, you need to attend 60 hours. It also says that cops know the exact spots and places on a person’s body that will and or will not kill them. If you know that and you went through all those hours of training, why not use that skill that you are supposed to use anyway? That makes a lot of Americans think that when cops shoot and pull the trigger, that they do it with the intend to actually kill. Which a very serious example of abusing power.