Police Brutality Book Report

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Police Brutality

Police Brutality

James Regas
December 15, 1996


Thesis: But, because some officers use these extreme measures when it is not
needed, police brutality should be addressed.

I. Police Brutality
A. Racism as a cause

II. Police Brutality is not a problem
A. Quotes from authorities
B. Statistics of Declining Brutality

III. Stopping Police Brutality
A. Police Stopping themselves
B. Public Stopping Police

IV. Conclusion
A. Reword Thesis

Police work is dangerous. Sometimes police put in situations that
excessive force is needed. But, because some officers use these extreme
measures in situations when it is not, police brutality should be addressed.
The use of excessive force may or may not be large problem, but it should be
looked into by both the police and the public.

For those people who feel racism is not a factor in causing the use of
excessive force, here is a startling fact. In Tampa Bay, Florida, five men died
while in the custody of the Tampa Bay police Department (C.C. 27). The thing is,
the Tampa Bay Police Department is made up of mostly white officers, but of the
five men who died, none where white. Four of the five men that died where
African Americans, and the other man was a Mexican National.

If the incident in Tampa Bay does not show a person racism, this event
might. In New York City, an average of seven Latin Americans were killed a year
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