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.