Abstract - Police Militarization in America

by Gabriel M. on December 7, 2017 - 9:34am

The goal of this assignment and research is to provide a general understanding of police brutality in America. The utmost objective of this is to give an intricate view into how the police, over the course of the years managed to acquire such force and authority, how African-Americans have not had their voices heard and are sometimes less likely to speak out due to possible repercussion by the side of police and finally to observe the solutions to a problem currently affecting millions in the United-States. This research is based on date and news articles from various sources, including the B.B.C., the Washington Post, and the Huffington Post as well as on academic journals done by various universities and schools from three different academic disciplines. Factors taken under consideration here are the number of individuals of color shot by police, the various bills that passed allowing for police militarization, the number of African-Americans in the U.S Senate and the overall representation of the problem in the media versus reality. These results suggest that there is a consistent link with the power given to police and the number of arrests and police kills in America in 2017.

Comments

You seen to have tackled this issue in an interesting and holistic way that will really clearly explain such a complicated issue. Something that may be interesting to address in future research would be how the police involved in such incidents justify themselves, such as whether they actually recognize that they are racist or whether they are completely oblivious to the issue.

interesting topic. The topic is very relevant to today's issues and raises many question that hopefully you answered well in you research essay. But i'm not worried about that as you seem like you have done your research and know your subject well. I would've liked for you to have explained and detailed the link you found between power given to police and police kills in you abstract but other than that I have no complaints.

The topic you chose is very interesting and and I sense that you did put a lot of efforts into it. In your oral presentation, you were talking about statistics and I would have liked to see that in your abstract just to give an overview and to attract the readers into reading more. Overall, very good presentation and seems like a very good research paper. Good Job Gabriel and continue to raise awareness on police brutality.

Your presentation was great, and I had to write it since I didn't say it after you did it. Your subject is really interesting, because it's a really important cause. It would be interesting to know if there is also racism in the police force by comparing the numbers of police brutality between poeple of color and white people. Overall, I think you did great and I hope you continue do so throughout cegep.

I’m glad you’re taking a stand as a Caucasian male for those who are being abused by authority because of their race, it is very noble cause and I applaud you for your courage. My question to you is, do you believe that the government needs to enforce stricter punishments for law enforcement killing innocence people just because of their race? If any civilian were to kill someone because of their race on unfounded accusations they would be put in jail. So why are police offers allowed to? Where’s the equality in that?

I’m glad you’re taking a stand as a Caucasian male for those who are being abused by authority because of their race, it is very noble cause and I applaud you for your courage. My question to you is, do you believe that the government needs to enforce stricter punishments for law enforcement killing innocence people just because of their race? If any civilian were to kill someone because of their race on unfounded accusations they would be put in jail. So why are police offers allowed to? Where’s the equality in that?

I’m glad you’re taking a stand as a Caucasian male for those who are being abused by authority because of their race, it is very noble cause and I applaud you for your courage. My question to you is, do you believe that the government needs to enforce stricter punishments for law enforcement killing innocence people just because of their race? If any civilian were to kill someone because of their race on unfounded accusations they would be put in jail. So why are police offers allowed to? Where’s the equality in that?

I’m glad you’re taking a stand as a Caucasian male for those who are being abused by authority because of their race, it is very noble cause and I applaud you for your courage. My question to you is, do you believe that the government needs to enforce stricter punishments for law enforcement killing innocence people just because of their race? If any civilian were to kill someone because of their race on unfounded accusations they would be put in jail. So why are police offers allowed to? Where’s the equality in that?

Hi Nathalie,
In fact, I am not Caucasian, but I feel it's always good to take others' point of view. To explain my point, I wanted to know if their is some kind of systemic racism that numbers could back up. If it is the case, measures should be taken to avoid it. We assume that the justice system is perfect, but there are many breaches that systemic racism can profit off. There should be, without a doubt for me, harsher punishments for abuse from a policeman caused by racism if we can prove it. Anyway, I want police brutality to be abolished as soon as possible, and if one of the ways to achieve that goal is to attack racism in the police forces, then it should absolutely be taken into account. Overall, I think we both want that to end, don't you?

About the author

Hi, my name is Gabriel. I play soccer and guitar, I enjoy writing and public speaking, I'm already involved in many debates on various platforms in which I write mostly about politics and the news, including everything to do with freedom of expression, education and the next generation to come.