Karen G. California

Police Brutality

Policemen who abuse their power and how we can stop it.

Dear future president,

Police brutality is an issue that needs to be addressed more. It is too often that we see on social media that a person of color has been shot and killed for a simple action such as reaching for there license. And it is too often that we hear about it on social media first rather than the news.

Nobody should ever have to fear for their lives or those who are around them because of the people who are meant to protect you and reinforce the law are doing the exact opposite.

Police brutality are people with authority abusing there power. Police are legally allowed to use force when applying the law and the public expects them to do so when protecting the town. Although in many cases this power can be abused.

In some cases people misjudge a persons beliefs/personality when they are applying for a job as a police man. This results in someone who's not qualified for the position to be able to abuse the power that is being given to them. The power that is being put in one person can result in discrimination or a release of anger. Some policemen even think they are above the law thinking they have more power.

Some solutions to stop police brutality is to have those who want to become police officers take multiple physiological/personality test to make sure they don't have any discriminating beliefs. Even changing the rights of the police that allow them to use excessive force could be changed so that they are only allowed to use excessive force in very dangerous situations. This would make sure a policeman is my abusing his power and getting away with it because he was "just reinforcing the law".

For those who fear for there lives everyday because of police brutality, I hope you'll consider this matter


Karen G.

John Henry Francis Polytechnic High School

Honors English 10 B / Period 3

Sophomore English class in the magnet program of John H. Francis Polytechnic High School in Sun Valley, California.

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