The Brutal Truth...
For Americans that are not of color, police brutality is an abberation. For people of color, especially Blacks and Latinos, such behavior is common-place. Police brutality has always been a problem in the minority community, dating back to the Civil Rights Era, but in the past few years there has been a dramatic rise in the brutalization of minorities. The declaration of the "war on drugs", and tougher sentencing laws has perpetuated the criminalization of the black race, and has contributed to the rise in such crimes.
90% of black men can expect to have some sort of negative interaction- most times including arrest- with the law.
Granted, police officers have a tough job, and not all of them are "bad", but if police brutality is the result of a "few bad apples", why aren't more of them found guilty of the brutal crimes they commit?
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