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Police brutality: Citizens beware

Rick Loza, Staff Writer

There have been numerous reports where police officers were either bullied or were the bullies in the past, so their mentality to be civil servants is biased. Now, before anyone calls me a cop hater, I’m not against cops. I’m against their training.”

A recent video surfaced online on Sept. 1, showing what appears to be a police officer assaulting a k-9 in front of nearby residents.

The video, which can be viewed on thedodo.com, an animal friendly website, left visitors furious on the assault that took place and left many wondering why other officers did not react to aid the dog being beaten.

There have been many videos surfacing the web that have shown police brutality at its worse, but videos like these only prove one thing, police are out of control.

The purpose of having police officers around is to protect and serve the community.

Over the years we have seen officers as bullies and as a treat, instead of being protectors of the peace.

There have been many cases where innocent victims have been assaulted, bullied, and even killed due to their lack of empathy towards their fellow man. But where did the system go wrong? Better yet, how can this problem be fixed?

The solution is simple. Let’s not have corrupt police officers! Besides physical evaluations, let’s have mental evaluations as well.

There have been numerous reports where police officers were either bullied or were the bullies in the past, so their mentality to be civil servants is biased.

Now, before anyone calls me a cop hater, I’m not against cops. I’m against their training.

The riot that took place on March 29, 1992 was a riot that opened many people’s eyes and made many wonder if police were being trained properly. If you can’t recall the event, or were not born around that time; 55 people were murdered, 2,000 injured, 7,000 arrested and there was a report of 1 billion dollars in property damages.

The riots began with the Rodney King video that was released to the press, which started the civil rights of police brutality.

A recent even that took place on Feb. 4, 2014 involved two police officers who beat up Thomas Kelly, a homeless man who was diagnosed as schizophrenic. Kelly was beaten up by officers Manual Ramos and Jay Cicinelli.

After Kelly pleaded for his life the cops still continued to use force eventually leaving him disfigured and injured badly to the point where he was rushed to the hospital. The next day Kelly died due to the medical condition he was left in.

Whenever I read events like these happening it frustrates me because it is a serious matter that shouldn’t be ignored. I sometimes question why some cops bully and why the system is so messed up. Most of the time the police walk freely. Whenever I see those videos of cops assaulting innocent people I immediately see red.

The right to wear a badge doesn’t mean they have the right to legally bully people or their K-9’s, which are suppose to be their best friends. I don’t like seeing people suffering from the beatings and having their poor families watch helplessly as police force “the law” upon them.

I think cops like these should be closely evaluated for their actions even fired from their jobs. I strongly believe that cops like these should be held accountable for and should not be wearing those badges or carrying guns if they are going to commit crimes against the people or pets.

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