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Bryan Bloom English 201 Informational Speech Police Brutality Police brutality has been an issue for many years, and it remains a major concern for those of the minority group. The practice of police brutality has a strong affect on a main segment of the American population. Although there has been some progress and education, training and integration with of the law enforcement population, there are still incidents of racial profiling and police brutality. With continued efforts and corrections of racial injustices, this type of abuse and punishment will lessen when the law moves more towards the justice for minorities. Doing so will cause less brutalities and deaths to occur and more social justice. “However, the strained relationship between African-Americans and law- enforcement runs deep. It goes back as far as the systematic oppression of Jim Crow.”(Arnold Paxton, Aaron)“Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Akai Gurley, Tamir Rice, Walter Scott, Freddie Gray, Samuel DuBose -- the list of high- profile killings by police in the U.S. continues to grow. When these stories went to press in September, officers had already shot and killed 680 people in 2015, according to a database maintained by the Washington Post. By its count, only 6 percent of the white suspects were unarmed, compared with 14 percent of the black victims. If the numbers reflected U.S. demographics, unarmed white deaths should
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be twice as high -- and unarmed black deaths should be three times lower.”(Nuwer,
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