Police brutality and the role of profit in black incarceration

Iheme, Williams C. and Gikay, Asress Adimi (2020) Police brutality and the role of profit in black incarceration. Free Inquiry, 40 (6). ISSN 0272-0701

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Those who care about human rights have the duty to prevent crimes against humanity and the possibility of a genocide stemming from hate and racism. An overwhelming amount of data now shows that Black people in America are three times more likely to be killed by the police than White people. These data, even though true, could not have captured all the wrongful killings of Black people by the police, starting from the slavery period, the Jim Crow-and-lynching era, the Civil Rights Movement, and contemporary times. For many years, Black people in America (comprising 13 percent of the overall population) have complained bitterly about police brutality, but this has largely been ignored by the larger American community that does not experience this level of ruthlessness from the police. The Trump Administration, with its racist mantra to “Make America Great Again,” has emboldened many unpatriotic Americans to unwittingly defend and shield the police from their brutality against Black people—by always blaming the victims for resisting arrest, being threatening, being criminals, and so on.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: police brutality | black people in America | mass incarceration | racial profiling
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Human Rights
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Public Administration
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Arjun Dinesh
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2022 11:02
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2022 06:55
Official URL: https://secularhumanism.org/2020/10/police-brutali...
URI: https://pure.jgu.edu.in/id/eprint/2007


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