Police brutality in the United States, the unwarranted or excessive and often illegal use of force against civilians by U.S. police officers. Forms of police brutality have ranged from assault and battery (e.g., beatings) to mayhem, torture, and murder.
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Police brutality has been a long-standing issue in Northern Ireland due to unsavoury police procedures used during the Troubles to obtain admissions of guilt. The Troubles in Northern Ireland lasted from 1968 until 2007, and were essentially a civil war between those who wanted Northern Ireland to remain in the United Kingdom (unionists ...
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Police officers can use nerve gas, batons, pepper spray, and guns in order to physically intimidate or even intentionally hurt civilians. Police brutality can also take the form of false arrests, verbal abuse, psychological intimidation, sexual abuse, police corruption, racial profiling, political repression, and the improper use of tasers.
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The term “police brutality” is sometimes used to refer to various human rights violations by police. This might include beatings, racial abuse, unlawful killings, torture, or indiscriminate use of riot control agents at protests. Why is police brutality a human rights issue?
(CNN) As protests over police brutality erupt across the United States, some officers are responding to demonstrations with violence. In recent days, we've seen footage of police firing tear gas...
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One of the most infamous cases of police brutality happened to Rodney King on March 3, 1991 in Los Angeles. Four white police officers beat this unarmed black man in public, and a bystander recorded it, resulting in 81 seconds of video footage. The officers were seen clubbing and kicking Mr. King a total of 56 times.