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Police brutality and misconduct 2017-06-15 오후 10:45:00

Police brutality is becoming a worldwide issue. Police brutality is the advantage of police officers to use unnecessary force by their authority while managing with civilians. On May 27th near Oksu station an innocent citizen had been suspected as a voice phishing criminal. The man was beaten dreadfully. The man claimed that two officers came up to him throttled his neck, struck his face with their fist and even tightening his wrist with the handcuffs. This became a big issue throughout social media regarding undue violence of some police officers. Netizens insisted and insulted the harsh behaviors.
Not only in Korea, we can see many incidents going on through social media. In America, many innocent black people get shot and killed by police officers just by their color. Even homeless people get beaten up because of their looks. For the past several years, America has been plagued with the issue of police brutality. The highest number of cases recorded is over 1500 in 2010. According to the records, 57% were police cases that were acted physically. The rest were records of other police misconducts.
Activist against police brutality claim that the police, a position of public service, has overstepped their boundaries by freely hurting innocent people.
Actions such as unjustified shootings, harsh beatings and other rough treatments make people wonder if officers are actually doing the right thing. Especially the fact that most of these cases go unreported or unnoticed. Violence of officers can make a negative image toward the police. This will create the public fear the police even though they are the ones who protect us. However on the other side of the argument people argue that the work of a police is very dangerous and sometimes there may be situations where excessive force is needed. For example there was an incident in India where two traffic policemen were physically assaulted because they accused a man to pay a fine for not wearing helmets while riding his motor bike.
There also may be situations if someone tried to attack a police officer by a gun. While officers are also human being they need to defend themselves if there is a dangerous situation.
Police brutality is and will be an ongoing problem. Whatever position a person may hold there is no argument that this is a serious issue that needs to be resolved.
There are solutions that can resolve these problems. People should show respect to officers and stay calm. As for the same, law enforcement must also make an effort to show that they are doing their best to protect our community. Through small things like this, police brutality can be solved little by little, time to time.

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2017-10-26 오후 3:25:32
  Edits from The Junior Herald:
Police brutality is becoming an issue worldwide. Police brutality is the term used to describe how police forces take advantage of their power and use unnecessary force while managing civilian affairs. On May 27th, near Oksu station, an innocent citizen became a suspect as a voice phishing criminal. The man was beaten up badly by the police. The man claimed that two officers came up to him, throttled his neck, struck his face with their fists, and even handcuffed him. This became a big issue in social media outlets because of the undue violence exhibited by some police officers. Netizens have shown offense and pointed out these harsh behaviors.

These incidents can be seen throughout all social media outlets in other countries as well. In America, many innocent African Americans are shot and killed by police officers merely due to the color of their skin. Even homeless people are often beaten up because of their appearance. For the past several years, police brutality issues have become a large problem in American societies. The highest number of cases recorded is over 1,500 incidents in 2010. According to recent records, 57 of the cases exhibited physical violence. The other records were misconducts exhibited by police officers.

Activists against police brutality claim that the police often abuse their position as a public service officer and overstep their boundaries by hurting innocent people without any restrictions. These behaviors such as unjustified shootings, harsh beatings, and other rough treatments make the public wonder if police officers are doing the right thing. In addition, most of these cases go unreported and unnoticed. These behaviors often create a negative image of police officers. This creates fear towards police officers even though their main responsibility is the protect civilians. The other side of the argument is that police officers must occasionally use excessive force in certain situations. For example, there was an incident in India where two traffic police officers were physically assaulted because they gave a fine to a man for not wearing a helmet while riding his motorcycle. There are also some cases where people attack police officers with gun violence. It is also necessary for police officers to defend themselves in these dangerous situations.

Police brutality is and will continue to be an ongoing problem. No matter what position a person may hold, it is universally acknowledged that it is a serious issue that needs to be resolved. There are some solutions to the problem of police brutality. For example, people can show more respect to police officers and stay calm near them. In the same way, law enforcement must also make an effort to exhibit behaviors that will best protect their communities. Through small steps such as these, the issue of police brutality can be solved one step at a time.
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