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As we know one of the major social issues that America is currently facing is police brutality. Police brutality is the use of excessive force, usually physical, but can also be in common forms of verbal attacks and psychological intimidation, by a police officer. In this past year we’ve had many cases of police brutality such as the Sandra Bland case. Sandra Bland was stopped by a police officer for failure to signal a lane change. State trooper Brian Encinia arrested her following an escalating conflict between the two which began because Ms.
Bland would not put out her cigarette for the officer. The conflict was recorded by the dash cam of the police’s car and by a bystander’s cell phone. The dash cam video clearly showed that normal procedures of arrest were not followed by the arresting officer.
Three days after Sandra Bland was taken into custody she was found dead in her cell and they ruled it a suicide but there are many supporting factors that can indeed rule it as a homicide and that Sandra Bland was murdered in police custody.
This social issue can be easily resolved if police officers wouldn’t let their positions over us Americans blow they’re head up and make them feel as if they have that type of power over us. We’re all still made equally, no matter what race we are or what job we have. I’m not saying the blame is only on the police officers either some of us don’t follow the rules and follow the right procedures when we get pulled over or we do something illegal.
We just have to come together and work as one to stop this disturbing social issue. At the end of the day, we are one.
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