Issue: Police Brutality

"Throughout the USA people are being injured and even killed by police using excessive force or deliberately brutal treatment. Police officers are punching, kicking, beating and shooting people who pose no threat, or are causing serious injuries, and sometimes death, by misusing restraints, chemical sprays or electro-shock weapons." (from Police Brutality from AI)

'In 1991, the American public was riveted by an event that would become synonymous with police brutality: the video-taped beating of black motorist Rodney King by four white police officers. A year later, riots following the acquittal of those four officers rocked Los Angeles...

"Today, it is clear that too little has changed. Across the country, reports abound of incidents of police brutality, especially against young people and people of color." (from ACLU site on Police Brutality)

Relevant Links

ACLU site on Police Brutality
Police Brutality from AI
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