Police Brutality Is One Of The Most Serious Human Rights Violation

1311 Words Nov 24th, 2014 6 Pages
Police brutality is one of the most serious human rights violation in the United States. The excessive use of force by officers including severe beatings, fatal chokings, and unjustified beatings against innocent civilians persists today. On June 8, 2011, a 34 years-old man named Ernest Duenez was shot and killed by Manteca, CA police officer, John Moody. Moody was waiting for Duenez in a corner, when he saw Duenez’s truck he followed him to his driveway. Moody yelled at Duenez to drop his weapon, despite the fact that no weapon was visible. As soon as Duenez stepped out of the car, Moody fired 13 shots, striking Duenez 11 times in his back, head and chest. After months of attending court, Duenez’s family obtained a video, which does not show Duenez in the possession of any weapons, which experts later confirmed. Moody was suspended for 3 days and then was promoted to a detective and now training officer (Hazen). While most criminal systems should hold these officers accountable, instead the officers are guaranteed impunity. The police have taken for granted the trust us citizens have invested in them and put the community as a whole in fear. These are all the reasons why police brutality should be stopped: in order to remind the officers that it is their job to serve the public, not themselves. With the help of the federal government police brutality will be resolved.
Police Brutality has been a rising conflict in the United States during these recent years and it should…

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