Article: Unjust police behavior is not about race

The idea behind this article is finally getting somewhere. 

Yes, there is good reason to think that many of these unjustifiable homicides by police across the country are racially motivated. But there is a lot more than that going on here. Our country is simply not paying enough attention to the terrible lack of accountability of police departments and the way it affects all of us—regardless of race or ethnicity.

 

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This is a story about how politics is interwoven in the issues of police. Because it’s so interwoven there is a lot of power to back up the actions of police but the victims of police brutality get the shaft. the article also shows there are too many hoops to jump through regarding police behavior. It is not about racial issues. 

If we take out the idea of racial injustice, for just a moment, the issue of police brutality is manageable. America is amazingly diverse and there are going to be issues of racial injustice, and that injustice is very wrong. However, I think that the way to get the most effective solution does not change the way all people think about other races, which is a too daunting a task, but is the root of the problem. 

In the case of the police, it is better establish accountability to an outside source such as ‘an external oversight.’ Police actions should have to be explained and not just to the government because they totally have each other’s backs here. The issue of racial injustice would then be questioned and justice actually brought against police that abused their power. The current accountability standards to the state governments are just not good enough. This is not a just a local issue anymore, and perhaps what is needed is a nationwide oversight. Police that are held accountable for their actions is at least one step in the right direction. 

 

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