John Eligon and Frances Robles explain that the people of Baton Rouge, La. July 22, 2016 were protesting because a black man was shot by a police office. The group marched to police station with no intentions to harm police officers. The group was called the the People’s New Black Panther Party. The protest of police abuse has grown over the past years and has attracted many activists who are trying to stop police abuse. They're not the only group that is protesting and they are all important if we what this to change.
This article explains how you can stop and prevent police abuse. The ACLU suggests that you need figure out what problems your city is facing based on police abuse. Find out how much brutality is going on, how often it is going on. Find out if the community is really controlling the police officers because if they aren't that could be a reason for the amount of brutality and abuse you community could be facing. Some other stratigies you could use are Build Coalitions, Monitor the Police, Use Open Records Laws,and Educate the Public. But you should know all of you information before you do any of those following steps.
Mary Kay Mallonee explains that Seven Baltimore police officers have been acused of stealing over 200,000 dollars from Baltimore residents by detaning them until they handed over the amount of money they requested. "These are 1930's style gangsters as far as I'm concerned," said the Baltimore Police Commissioner, Kevin Davis. "This is a punch in the gut for the Baltimore Police Department." This article shows us that there are police officers who do in fact abuse their power.
Martin Brunt asked the HMIC and they said they are worried that more than half of corruption and misconduct investigations result in no further action. Even though it come up 2 years ago, nothing has changed and nothing is being done to stop it. Not only is it sexual favor they are asking for but they are also asking for drugs. Jacqui Cheer of the Association of Chief Police Officers said that even though one officer may be doing it, it still makes all officers look bad.
Hayden Smith reports on a study done by watchdog that shows there were 436 allegations of abuse by police for sexual gain. This occured for 2 years until March 2016 in England and Wales. Hayden Smith asked the Queen (her Majesty) about the police problems, Her Majesty said, “It’s the most serious form of corruption. It is an exploitation of power where the guardian becomes an abuser. HM inspector Mike Cunningham believes the problem is much worse than the numbers show.
CBS News claims to state that police officers are abusing their power too much. Some of the most bazar examples include an officers swearing out a pedestrian because they wouldn't show the officer their I.D. A man was arrested for dancing in the streets and for over running his mouth as the officer states. A 32-year old man was siting in his car after exercising and an officer accused the man of being a pedophile. And another man was arrested because the mans wife was running her mouth the officer said. "You’re going to jail because your wife keeps running her mouth." The list just keeps going, but for some reason officers think they have the power and the right to do this , and to treat people this way.