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Police brutality and misconduct

In many cases of police officers using instinct during their stops, victims are hurt because they act upon the officers request but end up in shock when held in a uncomfortable situation.

Cop Pummels Pedestrian in 'Disturbing' Video

Cop Pummels Pedestrian in 'Disturbing' Video

Arden Dier - Apr 13, 2017 - Newser -- Police say his actions are "unacceptable." A police officer stops pedestrian for the account of jaywalking but ultimately starts to harass him when he did not stop when the officer told him to stop. The pedestrian then proceeded to challenge him to a fight as he took off his jacket and that is when the officer started to try to grab him as he jabbed his face a couple times. A lot of the times, police officers feel like they need to have the victims do certain things and when the victim is not corresponding, their instinct is to threaten them resulting in an unpredictable situation.

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California Cop Pulls Over Speeding Vehicle, Holds Passenger At Gunpoint For 9 Minutes

California Cop Pulls Over Speeding Vehicle, Holds Passenger At Gunpoint For 9 Minutes

Sebastian Murdock - Aug 08, 2017 - Huff Post -- The Campbell Police Department defended the officer, saying his backup was stuck in traffic. In another traffic stop, a police officer holds passenger at gunpoint for 9 minutes. The officer asked for paperwork and as the passenger reaches for it, the officer pulls out his gun and though the intimidation of being held at gunpoint, the passenger reacts in a "w**, get that gun off me, I am doing what you asked" kind of way and it is fully appropriate as the officer tries to calm him down holding a gun to him. The case of police officers acting on instinct that something may happen when a victim is acting upon something is out of hand when it will happen based on profiling.

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Ohio Officer Shown on Video Beating Black Motorist Is Fired

Ohio Officer Shown on Video Beating Black Motorist Is Fired

Christine Hauser - Oct. 17, 2017 - The New York Times -- The officer, Michael Amiott, was fired from the Euclid Police Department after a video in August showed him punching a black driver more than a dozen times. Often through these police cases, they are in different kinds of stops, this was a traffic stop that resulted in a African American getting beaten. In the recorded video, it shows the officer attacking the victim even after he was, most likely, unable to keep on resisting.

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Why we always find excuses for cops who kill

Why we always find excuses for cops who kill

Issac Bailey - Thu July 7, 2016 - CNN -- Issac Bailey writes on the view that police have no choice but to shoot after racially profiling a black man. As seen after racially profiling them, police officers act on their instinct that black men are harmful in any situations when in fact the officers are the ones telling the victims to do something. With a stereotypical aspect of having black people "reaching", it is always for a weapon and not for what the police officer has asked for because of their exact instinct to feel uncomfortable in that moment.

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