introduction of the article, Coates provides a short story of the actions of his father when confronted with a violent situation. He acts rationally by convincing crazy young man to go home instead of resorting to violence like the Chicago police. In fact, he mentions that that was not the first time he had seen his father quell violence without resorting to killing (Coates Par.2). He further remarks that it is normal for young people to resort to actions of violence in the community. However, it is the duty of adults to mediate and bring peace amongst them. The story helps to reveal the character of the author as a person who is rational. He understands that people ought to act morally when involved in community matters. Coates also stands with the father of the mentally ill boy for calling the police. It is wrong to blame the father when the duty of the police s to mediate in such situations. The police are bound by social contract to protect the community (Coates Par.9). The author thus helps to convince the audience by being unbiased in his argument. He also displays a level of expertise in dealing with community matters. The author has appealed to the audience in his argument against police brutality by successfully incorporating the aspects of logos, ethos , and pathos . The argument is plausible as he presents instances and facts on when the police act with brutality thus putting their legitimacy into question. He also presents his argument in an unbiased
and a professional manner. Most of his audience will agree with him that the police are acting with brutality on community members hence the need to restore morality in the police service.