Some may argue that victims of police brutality do not intersect with the medical system in the same ways that victims of gun violence do. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. A growing body of evidence demonstrates significant associations between police violence and poor health outcomes in Black people. Relative to white people, Black individuals are five times more likely to sustain injuries after police “interventions.”
AMA policy recognizes that physical or verbal violence between law enforcement officers and the public, particularly among Black and Brown communities where these incidents are more prevalent and pervasive, is a critical determinant of health and supports research into the public health consequences of these violent interactions.
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Evidence-based changes to policy around policing can reduce deaths at the hands of the police. These steps alone can't end racism overnight or erase the myriad inequalities in American society, but they can save lives.
Rock was quick to point out that police brutality against minorities hasn't gotten worse, but has grown more visible thanks to more intensive media coverage and widespread video documentation of questionable incidents. In the sharpest part of the interview, Rock also offered a pessimistic view of the future.
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Police Brutality: Why It’s Not Stopping.
July 8, 2016 by Staff
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First let me say police brutality, specifically against African Americans, can be stopped. There are many lawful solutions in the areas of prevention, intervention and curative solutions that you are already empowered to do. Unlike the approach used by Black Lives Matter, these strategies and methods get results without confrontation, without placing you at unnecessary risk...
Training, retraining, and yet more training are not the way to stop police brutality.
Hold officers accountable who use excessive force. But there’s no evidence of widespread racial bias.
By ignoring illegitimate policing, America has also failed to address the danger this illegitimacy poses to those who must do the policing.
William Terrill, who studies police behaviour at Michigan State University in East Lansing, says the “broken windows” style of policing, in which officers crack down aggressively on minor infractions like fare-dodging and graffiti, may be partly to blame.
Police brutality against people of color persists as a public health concern because as a nation we have a crippled conscience. As a new doctor, I can’t help but feel that my medical education has failed to prepare me to address this crisis in the communities I hope to serve.
Never before in the history of modern polling has the country expressed such widespread agreement on racism’s pervasiveness in policing, and in society at large.
Police organizations want you to boycott The Hateful Eight—not because of its content, but because its maker protested against police brutality. Really.
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There's a strong case that the problem with policing isn't actually the police, but us — the police are merely enforcing our democratic will. Yet the real-life benefits of this umbrella term we've dubbed "police reform" — decriminalization, commitment to reducing prison populations and community oversight, to name a few — can still be impactful, if not quite a cure-all.
#BlackLivesMatter is working for a world where Black lives are no longer systematically and intentionally targeted for demise. We affirm our contributions to this society, our humanity, and our resilience in the face of deadly oppression.
Our overriding goal is to create a climate of resistance to abuse of authority by police organizations and to empower local people with a structure that can take on police brutality and actually bring it to an end.
Corporate news reports of people killed by U.S. law enforcement officers...
Collects comprehensive data on police killings nationwide to make the case for change.
The National Police Accountability Project (NPAP) is a non-profit membership organization of plaintiff's lawyers, law students and legal workers dedicated to ending police abuse of authority through coordinated legal action, public education, and support for grassroots and victims' organizations combating police misconduct.
Our non-profit organization is about preventing police brutality. Over 100 people have been killed since 2015 and this subject has been making headlines all over the country. We want to teach young teens about the dangers of the road and educate them about how to be respectable and responsible to authority. Also if teens want to have a career in the police force then we will have a program for them as well.
It is the mission of the Free Thought Project to foster the creation and expansion of liberty minded solutions to modern day tyrannical oppression. We feel that the internet has given way to a revolution of consciousness by providing for the massive and instantaneous exchange of information across the globe.
No one disputes the idea that police misconduct is wrong, but reasonable people do disagree about the scope of the problem and how it ought to be addressed. The purpose of this project is to gather reports of credible allegations of police misconduct so policymakers (and others) can make informed assessments of the nature and circumstances of police misconduct, and consider proposals that can minimize wrongdoing.
Coverage of police brutality.