Police brutality has had a direct effect on the anti-police backlash from our youth throughout America.
Suresh, A. (2017, March 4). Police brutality: A statistical perspective. Harvard Political Review. Retrieved from http://www.harvardpolitics.com/online/ statistical-police-investigation-viewing-police-brutality-data-driven-lens/
Excessive or Reasonable Force by police? Research on Law enforcement and Racial Conflict
This article examines the issue of excessive force by officers and includes a discussion of minority communities’ views of police and the importance of officer training. The article also reviews the media’s role in highlighting (and often distorting) individual cases.
Wihbey, J, & Leighton, W. K. (n.d.). Excessive or reasonable force by police? Research on law enforcement and racial conflict. Retrieved September 13, 2017, from https://journalistsresource.org/studies/government/criminal-justice/police-reasonable-force-brutality-race-research-review-statistics
What the Cops Say
The writer of this article summarizes interviews with six police officers in the United States. The writer notes the following:Police feel the media often treats them unfairly by over-publicizing
negative actions and minimizing the good that officers do.Police believe many people underestimate the stress of their jobs and the fact that they often face threats to their lives while on the job.Police feel many people have unreasonable expectations of them as officers cannot solve social problems.The writer also discusses potential solutions to the problem of stigma against police, such as community policing and changing police assessment procedures.
Brooks, D. (2014, December 8). The cop mind. The New York Times. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/09/opinion/the-cop-mind.html?_r=0
A Psychological Perspective on police Violence
The writer of this article references Dr. Moscowitz, a social psychologist, who asserts that it is fear, rather than overt racism, that causes police to act as they do. Moscowitz states that individuals evaluate potential threats within 200 milliseconds. Further, he argues it is within this “split second that one would have to decide whether one should shoot or hold fire.”
Stralo, L. (2014). A psychological perspective on police violence.” Retrieved from https://www1.lehigh.edu/news/psychological-perspective-police-violence
Inside the Mind of an angry Cop
This article, published in GQ, is an interview with police psychologist David J. Thomas. One of the key takeaways in this interview is that police departments do not provide sufficient psychological testing or support for officers.
Police Shoot More Than Twice as Many Americans as Previously Understood. (n.d.). Retrieved December 31, 2017, from https://www.blackagendareport.com/police-shoot-more-twice-many-americans-previously-understood
Police shoot more than twice as many black americans
Article from the Black agenda report on how police in america shoot twice as many black americans then white. Although black americans have a smaller population why is it that police still target and kill more black americans then white?
Kimberley, Magaret. “Freedom Rider: When Police Kill White People.” Black Agenda Report, 13 Dec. 2017, www.blackagendareport.com/freedom-rider-when-police-kill-white-people.
When police kill white people
Article from Black agenda report the Radical difference in america when there is a white american killed by police brutality and how it is portrayed in the media.
Wray, D. (n.d.). White Supremacists. Encyclopedia of Murder and Violent Crime. doi
Murder and violent crime
Article from Encyclopedia of murder it Exploits the possibility of the FBI Covering up allegations of officers who commit police brutality being that of white supremacy groups.
Morgan, K. (2018). Police Brutality: No End Under Capitalism | Black Agenda Report. online Black Agenda Report. Available at: https://www.blackagendareport.com/police-brutality-no-end-under-capitalism Accessed 1 Jan. 2018.
No end under Capitalism
Article from Black agenda Report summarizing police Brutality under the current regime and how it will continuously effect how black americans in america are still treated. Does the president really effect our policed society or is just truly a corrupt policed state.
Garrison, A. (2018). Mercury in Retrograde: Las Vegas Cops Assault NFL Star Michael Bennett | Black Agenda Report. online Black Agenda Report. Available at: https://www.blackagendareport.com/mercury-retrograde-las-vegas-cops-assault-nfl-star-michael-bennett Accessed 1 Jan. 2018.
Mercury in Retrograde: Las Vegas Cops Assault NFL Star Michael Bennett
Article from the Black agenda report in regards to the police brutality having no bounds, even celebrities have been victims of police brutality. due to the terrible floods in houston the celbrety decided to keep it under raps. But this case opens the idea that in a police state no body is safe regardless of your monetary value if you are black you are a target.
moore, l. (2018). Police brutality in the United States. online Encyclopedia Britannica. Available at: https://www.britannica.com/topic/Police-Brutality-in-the-United-States-2064580 Accessed 1 Jan. 2018.
Mercury in Retrograde: Las Vegas Cops Assault NFL Star Michael Bennett
Article from Britannica.com goes into the history of violence between civilians and police in america. The history has dated back to early 19th and 20th centuries it started as a sign to show the empowerment of white people in america, and is proving to be the continuation of such.
Washington Post. (2018). Police shootings 2017 database. online Available at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/national/police-shootings-2017/ Accessed 1 Jan. 2018.
Police shootings 2017
Article from washington post showing the data on how many people were shot and killed by police in this past year alone. sheds the insight of the individuals who where killed and the amount it has risen since the previous year.
Mic.com. (2018). 15 recent police brutality cases that show how often officers aren’t held accountable. online Available at: https://mic.com/articles/184491/14-recent-police-brutality-cases-that-show-how-often-officers-arent-held-accountable#.TMyveQ2eT Accessed 1 Jan. 2018.
15 recent police brutality cases
Article from MIC showing the 15 most recent police brutality cases to date. It reveals how time and time again police are committing crimes that they are not being held accountable for. Cases are all involving young Black americans being killed for seamlessly no reason.
The Establishment. (2018). Three Police Brutality Cases To Watch In 2017 – The Establishment. online Available at: https://theestablishment.co/three-police-brutality-cases-to-watch-in-2017-e9be972eb32c Accessed 1 Jan. 2018.
Three Police Brutality Cases To Watch In 2017
Article from the establishment tallying off the 3 police brutality cases to watch because their outcomes have not been handed out. With the very high turmoil with every police brutality case in america these 3 have signs of provoking the most outrage from the black community to date.
Madison Park, C. (2018). Police shootings: Trials, convictions are rare for officers. online CNN. Available at: http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/18/us/police-involved-shooting-cases/index.html Accessed 1 Jan. 2018.
Police shootings: Trials, convictions are rare for officers.
Article from CNN, with all of the cases of Police brutality the actual convictions are rare this article sheds the light on very high profile cases and their outcomes from judges who have been provided the evidence to convict the cops but instead set them free.
Denverpost.com. (2018). The number of fatal police shootings in 2017. online Available at: https://www.denverpost.com/2017/07/01/fatal-police-shootings-2017/ Accessed 1 Jan. 2018.
The number of fatal police shootings in 2017.
Article from the Denver post identifying the exact number of police shooting this year with more the 75% of that being black americans. Who do we blame for this lack of training or a corrupt police system.